Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,
Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!"
Ohio State might not sell out its game against New Mexico State, Doug Lesmerises writes in The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Running back Brandon Saine is in, but left guard Justin Boren is out for the game, Tim May writes in The Columbus Dispatch.
Amari Spievey's mom keeps the Iowa star cornerback on track, Andrew Logue writes in the Des Moines Register. The BCS computers are backing the Hawkeyes, and here's why, Andy Hamilton writes in the Iowa City Press-Citizen.
The Big Ten Network's Dave Revsine goes inside the numbers for Week 9 in the league.
Penn State tight end Andrew Quarless has turned things around in Happy Valley, Cory Giger writes in The Altoona Mirror. The Lions know they can't fall into a trap against Northwestern, Joe Juliano writes in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Minnesota needs its supporting cast to step up with Eric Decker sidelined, Kent Youngblood writes in the Star Tribune.
Michigan quarterbacks Tate Forcier and Denard Robinson need to trim their turnover total in Big Ten play, annarbor.com's Dave Birkett writes.
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema wants to see more from the secondary, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.