Stephen Tsai, Honolulu Advertiser: Hawaii, a 59.5-point favorite over Northern Colorado, cruised to a 63-6 victory behind Colt Brennan's 416 passing yards and six touchdowns.
Liz Bleau, Tampa Tribune: A fireworks display at South Florida's game was canceled after a pyrotechnician at Raymond James Stadium was seriously injured when a fireworks device exploded in his face.
John Rohde, Oklahoman: Oklahoma's Bob Stoops, whose team belted North Texas, 79-10, said he requested a running clock for the fourth quarter.
Mike Baldwin, Oklahoman: Superbooster T. Boone Pickens plans to attend every Oklahoma State game to keep an eye on his investment.
Tim Prister, Indianapolis Star: So that's why Notre Dame's Crewcut Charlie Weis kept his quarterback a secret.
Donnie Webb, Syracuse Post-Standard: The good news at Syracuse is that there are 11 more games to get something accomplished. The bad news is there are 11 more games.
Kevin Tatum, Philadelphia Inquirer: Temple coach Al Golden on his team's improved play: "Last year, we were bouncing checks. . . . We weren't putting any money in the bank. These guys are putting money in the bank."
Heather A. Dinich, Baltimore Sun: Maryland quarterback Josh Portis will not play this season because of an "academic issue."