Bears-Packers tonight. Fired up.
As originally feared, Penn State right tackle Lou Eliades has a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season. One Alabama writer isn't taking the Nittany Lions too seriously right now. After a big performance against Temple, Lions running back Evan Royster talks about a rough few weeks, Cory Giger writes in The Altoona Mirror.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio spent Saturday afternoon at a high school football game, where his daughter was named homecoming queen, Matt Charboneau writes in The Detroit News. Weekly grades for the Spartans from the Lansing State Journal's Joe Rexrode.
Iowa is in the unfamiliar role of favorite against Penn State this week, Mike Hlas writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. The real tests begin for the Hawkeyes in Big Ten play, Sean Keeler writes in the Des Moines Register.
Despite another shoulder surgery, Wisconsin star linebacker Chris Borland has no doubt he'll be back in 2011, Jeff Potrykus writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. We love grades, and here are some for Wisconsin from Tom Mulhern of the Wisconsin State Journal.
Tate Forcier remains 100 percent committed to Michigan after an impressive performance against Bowling Green, Michael Rosenberg writes in the Detroit Free Press. After last year's Big Ten collapse, Michigan players don't think much of their 4-0 start, annarbor.com's Pete Bigelow writes.
Every team needs style points to reach its ultimate goal, including Ohio State, Bob Hunter writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
It looks like bad news will come in threes for Purdue, which won't have quarterback Robert Marve (knee) for a while, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
More grades! The Indianapolis Star's Terry Hutchens grades Indiana after three games.
Nebraska's swan song in the Big 12 could be memorable, and a Huskers-Ohio State matchup in the BCS title game wouldn't be too shabby, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Northwestern's schedule sets up for an even stronger start, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune.
Illinois' offense will be challenged this week against the high-octane Ohio State offense, Lindsey Willhite writes in the Daily Herald.