Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
There's a short turnaround time this morning as I'm rushing to hop into my car for my drive to College Station for this afternoon's Miami-Texas A&M game. Rather than miss the kickoff, let's get straight to the links.
Former Kansas State RB Leon Patton is out of jail after posting $30,000 bond late Friday. Riley County Police Department spokesman Kurt Moldrup told the Wichita Eagle the case involves alleged injury after reportedly shaking a 2-month-old baby in July.
Texas special teams coach Duane Akina has a special rewards system for Longhorns who block punts. It's worked as the Longhorns have blocked three punts in their first two games.
Baylor players felt they gave one away in a tight 31-28 loss at Connecticut Friday night.
What can Missouri QB Chase Daniel do to top his recent string of 13 straight scoring drives? How about trying to overcome Buffalo coach Turner Gill, who beat the Tigers three times as a starting quarterback while a member of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Six Kansas freshmen should play Saturday against Sam Houston State. They hope to juice production after the Jayhawks have been stymied with five field goal attempts inside the red zone in the last two weeks.
Texas A&M players will be battling Miami's still-sizable mystique when the Hurricanes visit Kyle Field on Saturday.
The San Antonio Express-News' Mike Finger wonders if the Big 12 and SEC might be too strong for their own good.
Texas Tech coach Mike Leach has been blistering Red Raider receivers all week after eight dropped passes last week against SMU.
Iowa State is preparing for a big challenge of stopping UNLV quarterback Omar Clayton, a former fifth-string walk-on who has earned the Rebels starting job.
Nice story this morning from the Lincoln Journal Star's Brian Christopherson and Anthony Roberts about how Nebraska offensive lineman Matt Slauson has overcome stuttering thanks to inspiration from his older brother.
Nebraska takes a break Saturday, kind of the calm before the storm. The Cornhuskers next three opponents are a combined 8-1 in a gauntlet that will include Virginia Tech and nationally ranked foes Missouri and Texas Tech.
The Oklahoman breaks down the five best in-state players from the state not named Sam Bradford.
Oklahoman columnist John Rohde provides instructions for how fans can cope with a Saturday without games involving Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
Colorado WR Josh Smith and RB Darrell Scott are bracing for an emotional return to Florida next week. Scott grew up rooting for next week's opponent, the Florida State Seminoles.