Scott Rabalais, Baton Rouge Advocate: Is this the No. 2 team in the land? Louisiana State, despite a 45-0 victory over Mississippi State, turned in a pedestrian effort.
Jim Mashek Biloxi Sun Herald: The good news for Mississippi State is that its through with LSU. The Bulldogs play Tulane on Sept. 8 in the Louisiana Superdome, a team obviously closer to their skill level.
Brad Rock, Deseret News: Hold on Utah fans, the season is not over yet. Or maybe it is.
Mike Hlas, Cedar Rapids Gazette: Barry Alvarez was 1-10 in his first season at Wisconsin. Bill Snyder was 1-10 in his first season at Kansas State. Just sayin', Iowa State fans.
Eric Crawford, Louisville Courier-Journal: Who said Louisville doesn't hold open practices? The Cardinals had one last night.
Steve Politi, Newark Star-Ledgers: Rutgers cleaned up on Buffalo and the hero was quarterback Mike Teel, who is now 14-3 as a starter.
Brian Murphy, Idaho Statesman: Taylor Tharp was cool in the pocket and Boise State ran its winning streak to 14 games.
Ed Graney, Las Vegas Review-Journal: The Nevada Las Vegas food chain: Eat or be eaten.