Doodles released the following statement, late Saturday, on Statement Saturday: “No more statements. STOP. This is our last. STOP. We’re exhausted. STOP. Thank God it’s daylight savings time. STOP. Bet Penn State wishes it could turn back the clock to Friday. STOP. West Virginia at Texas would have been plenty of football entertainment for one day. STOP. Send money.”

So, yeah, statements were made:

–Texas El Paso had this to say: The Miners, losers of 20 straight, are no longer the last victory-less team in the FBC-playing arena. Rice was not immediately available for comment…

–Army put out a release, in a tent, with a map and a chart: It had a 21-play DRIVE (march) on its way to winning the Commander in Chief’s Trophy via defeating Air Force…Florida State is 4-5, Army is 7-2.

–Liberty slipped this note into the hymnal: Pray, first, of course, early and often, but also never, ever bet the “under” on the Flames. Liberty lost to Massachusetts on Saturday, 62-59, in triple OT. That total (121) sufficiently cleared the 70.5 number…

–Iowa State, via dogsled dispatch, had something to deliver:  It improved to 5-3 with a 27-3 win over Kansas. The Clones deserve to be the highest-rated, three-loss in next week’s College Football Playoff Ranking ahead of Florida, Penn State, Utah, Iowa, Texas and whatever SEC team the committee is always itching to run up the ladder…

–Iowa State has played the No.1 toughest schedule in the country, according to the Sagarin Ratings. Shouldn’t that count for something…?

(Update: playing crummy Kansas cost Iowa State four spots in the latest Sagarin SOS. The Cyclones are now No.5. Shame on you, Jayhawks, for dragging the entire conference down!)

–Ohio State made a statement, at home, in a way, by almost losing to Nebraska. That statement was “we’re not very good and this is the year we can definitely lose to Jim Harbaugh…”

–Michigan, by way of “Revenge Tour” carrier pigeon, issued an emphatic talking point with its 42-7 win over Penn State, all while old geezers like me wondered how the Wolverines, No. 5 in the first CFP ranking, could still get hosed by the system…

–Shouldn’t Michigan control its own destiny? Yeah, probably. But Michigan could be left screaming in a scenario where everyone wins out except Alabama. Imagine the Crimson Tide losing a close game to Georgia in the SEC title game.

–Georgia is in, Alabama is probably in. Clemson is in. Notre Dame is in at 12-0, with a win over…Michigan…

–The Pac 12 South, through its HR department, made this publicly known: Utah looked to be the favorite until the Utes lost at Arizona State. It didn’t help that Utah lost quarterback Tyler Huntley to a broken collarbone, which now turns the division into a bowl of mush…

–Washington State cabled this in from Pullman after a harrowing, 19-13 win over Cal. Don’t forget about us! The Pac 12 isn’t dead until we say it’s dead. No team ranked No. 8 on Nov. 4 is out of the playoff race. The Cougs are 8-1 for the first time since 2002, so live it up. Wazzu is the Pac 12’s only one-loss champion chance and even that won’t be enough unless some other champion loses twice…

–UCLA and USC both phoned after a loss and a win the state of Oregon. USC AD Lynn Swann ripped up his “we’re sticking Clay all the way to LAX” when it looked like the Trojans might lose in Corvallis…Chip Kelly clarified that, at no time in Eugene did he ever propose swapping UCLA for his old team…

–The Oklahoma Sooners, via code talkers and intermediaries, wanted this out: They are still a championship-caliber team–ignore those 46 points allowed at Texas Tech only weeks after the defense improved with the firing of coordinator Mike Stoops…

–West Virginia Coach Dana Holgrsen’s fan club released this via FAX: he has the biggest “set” in college football, and we’re not talking “headsets…”

Holgorsen had a chance to send Saturday’s Big 12 showdown at Texas into overtime by kicking an extra point. No way…

“Hey you want to win the game?” he could be seen asking his team on the sideline. ”Let’s win the game.” WVU went for two and got out of Dodge with a win that kept the No. 13 Mountaineers in the national title hunt…

–Holgorsen did NOT make a fashion statement. His insistence on wearing a visor over his Larry Fine (Three Stooges) hair remains mystifying…

–WVU quarterback Will Grier made a statement—the Heisman race doesn’t have to be over. While CBS was announcing the race was a formality, handing it to Alabama quarterback, Grier was bathing in his most significant effort since transferring from Florida…

–The game-winning touchdown pass Grier threw, under pressure, at Texas, may end up be his “Heisman” moment. But only if Tua Tagovailoa gets kidnapped and taken back to Hawaii…

–Tagovailoa made a statement—he’s human. After throwing 26 touchdowns this season without an interception, he finally tossed a pick in the second quarter against LSU. Tua is so good, though, his INT actually served as an outstanding punt as it pinned LSU inside its 10. The defense held, Alabama got the ball back, and scored a touchdown.

–“People familiar with Tua’s thinking” put out a followup statement after his team’s 29-0 win at LSU: The Heisman race is over…

–Georgia entered this brief on behalf of the SEC. The Bulldogs, after their 34-17 win at Kentucky, are one of two great teams in the conference. There really are only two: Georgia and Alabama.

–The outside world put this on a refrigerator post-it note: Alabama and Georgia make the SEC the best conference in college football, but the rest of the conference, as proved Saturday, is a bunch of decent-to-good, two and three-loss schools. The rest of the league is no better right now than the meat of any other Power 5 conference….

–Florida and Kentucky were overrated. So was Louisiana State (less so). We found out Saturday the only thing better than LSU with a week to prepare is Alabama with a week to prepare. Texas A&M fans all but stormed the field after ALMOST beating Clemson in September.  Remember?  Some people in College Station thought Jimbo Fisher’s 10-year, $75 million contract had already paid off. We said “cool your jets.” Texas A&M is 5-4 (3-3 in the SEC West) after blowing a 10-point lead at three-loss Auburn…

–The SEC home office will soon release this missive: Alabama and Georgia will play in the SEC championship game.  What a novel concept—teams from the same league playing each other during the regular season. Last year Bama\UGA did not meet until the national title game. But what a game…

–What, nothing from Alabama? The Crimson Tide should not have to issue statements. They don’t need to, even though Nick Saban tried to after the game. “People said we played a weak schedule, blah, blah.” Truth: you HAD played a weak schedule, it’s still not great, so what?

Alabama, by playing LSU, “improved” its Sagarin SOS to No. 44 on Sunday. Clemson, for what it’s worth, is No. 50 and LSU used Alabama to upgrade to No. 1.

Alabama doesn’t need to make statements, it only needs to  confirm and remind. The Tide continues to prove, week in, week out, they are the best team in college football…

–They are THE only team that can easily rise above playing Louisville at a neutral site, Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette and The Citadel.

–There is no team within a country mile of Alabama right now, next week and next month. But Clemson dropped a 77 spot on the Louisville Slug-ees? Ok, then, go ahead and play the season out, because people have got to get paid. And some coaches are definitely going to need their contracts bought out…