Who else is excited for the Big Ten-MAC challenge this week? Yeah, didn't think so.
A detailed look at how Mark Dantonio's life changed dramatically Saturday night from the Detroit Free Press' Shannon Shelton. For Michigan State, Dantonio's health setback is "another surprise hurdle on the path to potential," Yahoo! Sports' Dan Wetzel writes. Dantonio's situation is the latest example of the stress placed on college coaches, Bob Wojnowski writes in The Detroit News.
Spartans offensive coordinator Don Treadwell knows how Dantonio wants things to be run, Matt Charboneau writes in The Detroit News.
Special-teams woes have become a Big Ten epidemic, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Special teams might have deprived Iowa of a special season, but there's still a lot of time left, Mike Hlas writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Iowa is a work in progress, and Saturday night wasn't a total loss, Pat Harty writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
Penn State's running back situation should be decided this week against Temple, Frank Bodani writes in the York Daily Record. A look at the Nittany Lions' mighty mite (Devon Still) from Jeff Rice of the Centre Daily Times.
Minnesota starting running back Duane Bennett is dealing with an ankle injury, Marcus Fuller writes in the (St. Paul) Pioneer Press. The Gophers were more prepared to play against USC, but it still didn't translate to a win, Jim Souhan writes in the Star Tribune.
Wisconsin might be lucky and good this season, Michael Hunt writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Badgers star John Clay doesn't mind sharing the carries load, Rob Hernandez writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
Good news on the health front for Illinois heading into the bye week, Bob Asmussen writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette. Some good Illini leftovers from the Daily Herald's Lindsey Willhite.
Big Ten power rankings heading into Week 4 from bigtennetwork.com's Brent Yarina.
Michigan's lack of pass pressure and its inability to rest Denard Robinson stood out from Saturday's game, annarbor.com's Pete Bigelow writes. The Wolverines' defensive woes temper excitement about the 3-0 start, Wojnowski writes.
Some Ohio State tidbits from The Columbus Dispatch's Tim May.