Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett
On the series before he suffered a career-ending knee injury, Matt Grothe sprained his shoulder so bad that he wouldn't have played this week anyway, Brett McMurphy reports in the Tampa Tribune.
"We were up 21-0 and I was going to get on the head phones and tell Chico [offensive coordinator Mike Canales in the press box] that I don't want to go back in because my shoulder hurts," Grothe said. "But then our defense made a big play [forcing a punt], and I was like, 'No, I'll go back in for one more series.'
"The rest was history."
Grothe also says he thinks he'd been playing with a partially-torn ACL for the past two years.
Rutgers safety Joe Lefeged returns to his home state of Maryland two years after his controversial helmet-to-helmet hit on a Terrapins quarterback, Tom Luicci writes in The Star-Ledger.
Isaiah Pead seemed destined to go to Ohio State, but Cincinnati is sure glad he didn't, Bill Koch writes in the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Pitt's Gus Mustakas has recovered from a knee injury, and the defensive tackle is playing the best football of his career, Ralph Paulk says in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
UConn's offensive line is leading the way, Desmond Conner says in the Hartford Courant.
West Virginia's Jarrett Brown says he sees passing as just "a long handoff," Mike Casazza writes in the Charleston Daily Mail.
Red has meant stop for Louisville in the red zone this season, C.L. Brown writes in The Courier-Journal.
The Syracuse Post-Standard's Donnie Webb examines three small moments that led to Syracuse's victory over Northwestern.