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• Jay Drew, Salt Lake Tribune: Did Utah catch a huge break from officials during a two-point conversion try against Oregon State? The Beavers were flagged for interference late in the fourth quarter and the Utes were given a second chance to tie the score, which they did late before going on to a 31-28 victory.
• John Ryan, San Jose Mercury News: Stanford right tackle Chris Marinelli on Saturday's game at Notre Dame: "I hate it, playing up there. The field, excuse my language, the field sucks. The stadium sucks. I think the area sucks." He wasn't finished: "We'll be ready, we've seen a lot of tape and it is a good challenge for us. But on the same token it's going to go bad for them at one point and we are going to gash the [expletive] out of them, I promise you that.
So keep bringing it, keep bringing it. They have one sack all year on 200 blitzes."
• Jonathan Abrams, New York Times: College teams, including Ohio State, which has a $115 million annual athletic budget, are feeling the pinch from high fuel costs.
• Bryant-Jon Anteola, Fresno Bee: Hawaii is following its memorable 2007 season with one that has makings of a major collapse that could last indefinitely. The Warriors have been outscored, 121-34, in three losses. The only victory came against I-AA Weber State.
• Trey Iles, Times-Picayune: Remembering Tulane's perfect season, 10 years later. The coach was Tommy Bowden. The offensive coordinator was Rich Rodriguez. The team endured three tropical storm/hurricane threats and an injury to standout quarterback Shaun King.
• Jack Stripling, Insider Higher Education: Why did the University of Virginia, founded by Thomas Jefferson, the champion of free speech, repeal its ban on signs and banners at athletic events? A constitutional lawyer said the university was on shaky legal ground with its ban.
• Paul Woody, Richmond Times-Dispatch: Now that the ban has been lifted at Virginia, here's an idea for a sign: "Al Groh Must Go."
• Joseph Person, Columbia State: Mississippi's biggest victory in 31 years -- the 31-30 win at Florida -- has energized the Ole Miss campus and made coach Houston Nutt nervous about visiting reporters.
• Anthony Gimino, Tucson Citizen: Has it been 10 years? Remembering the Leap by the Lake: Arizona quarterback Ortege Jenkins' vault into the Washington end zone that beat the Huskies in Seattle.
• Tom Kubat, Lafayette Journal & Courier: Six reasons Saturday's game against Penn State could be ugly for Purdue.
• Michael Rothstein, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Notre Dame's Charlie Weis on the press release issued last month by police after the arrest of tight end Will Yeatman for underage drinking: "I find it peculiar that the only guy that was mentioned out of 37 guys is one, is Will."
• Cory Barker, Indiana Daily Student: Fantasy football is ruining his life.