CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Baylor redshirt senior QB Bryce Petty's "performance in the West Virginia game was discouraging to see and summed up several of his issues as he transitions to the next level."
Oregon redshirt junior QB Marcus Mariota "arguably has done his best work this season with heat in his face," according to Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke.
Michigan State redshirt senior WR Tony Lippett "doesn't have game-breaking speed, but he is above average in several other categories."
Al.com reports that Alabama redshirt senior OG Arie Kouandjio "was honored by the SEC as its offensive lineman of the week" after a dominant performance against Texas A&M.
In WR Dorial Green-Beckham's absence, Oklahoma junior WR Sterling Shepard "has stepped up as Trevor Knight's go-to target," according to CBS Sport's Dane Brugler.
Al.com reports that Auburn senior S Jermaine Whitehead has been reinstated.
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler calls West Virginia redshirt senior QB Clint Trickett a "later rounds" draft selection and notes that he "has a much better chance of getting drafted now compared to before the season."
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes West Virginia senior DE Shaquille Riddick "has NFL first-step quickness, closing burst and finishing toughness to blow up plays in the backfield."
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler notes that Florida State redshirt sophomore QB Jameis Winston "is a natural and that's why he's a candidate to be the No. 1 overall pick despite the off-field distractions."
Los Angeles Times, Scott Wolf reports that Utah HC Kyle Whittingham said he expects to start Utah junior QB Travis Wilson versus USC.
Clemson redshirt freshman RB Tyshon Dye is expected to return versus Syracuse.
Oklahoma WR coach Jay Norvell says redshirt sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham is "like a different guy" during his off year.
Oklahoma State sophomore WR Jhajuan Seales and freshman CB Juwan Offray were arrested after falling asleep in a Whataburger drive-thru early Sunday morning.
Arizona State senior QB Taylor Kelly is expected to start versus Washington.
Auburn sophomore DE Carl Lawson is not expected to play this season with lingering knee issues.