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article November 29, 2014

No Shortage of Drama

Rivalry week got off to a dramatic start, with Friday's games deciding division titles and ending an undefeated season. Arizona (Pac-12 South) and Missouri (SEC East) claimed surprise division championships, while Marshall fell in an OT shootout. More»
week14pickem article November 27, 2014

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 14

The most entertaining week of the college football season is here. From the Iron Bowl to the Egg Bowl to Ohio State-Michigan, Thanksgiving weekend brings us rivalry games and decisive moments for playoff hopes and conference titles. More»
saban_alabama article November 26, 2014

The Humanization of Alabama

Auburn's spectacular last-second win over Alabama last season was among the best individual sports moments we'll ever see, but it didn't fundamentally change Alabama football. The Crimson Tide are still the team everyone's chasing, they're just more relatable. More»
rivalryweek_hotseat article November 25, 2014

College Coaches Under Pressure

Rivalry week is about more than bragging rights and championship dreams. It's about embattled coaches trying to keep their jobs, and it's about rising coaches trying to make an impression. These are the coaches under pressure entering Week 14. More»
professor13_hundley article November 24, 2014

College Football's Best Division Race

Week 13 lived up to its underwhelming billing, but it was merely a staging area for what could be a wild Rivalry Week. Here's how this weekend's college football results impact the national picture, including a down-to-the-wire race in the Pac-12 South. More»
fsu-bc article November 23, 2014

Florida State's Imperfect Perfection

We've been through this before, haven't we? Yet again, Florida State escaped with a close win over an inferior team, this time kicking a late field goal to edge Boston College 20-17. Ole Miss lost to Arkansas, but the top contenders took care of business. More»
samaje_perine article November 23, 2014

Perine Breaks Gordon's Record

It didn't take long for Melvin Gordon's single-game rushing record to fall. After he beat LaDainian Tomlinson's 15-year-old record last week, Gordon's mark was broken by star Oklahoma freshman Samaje Perine, who hit 427 yards vs. Kansas on Saturday. More»
week13pickem article November 21, 2014

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 13

With Rivalry Week on the horizon, much of college football opts for a breather this week. Despite the lack of high-profile games, a calm Week 13 slate still provides some intrigue, headlined by the USC-UCLA rivalry and Ole Miss visiting rising Arkansas. More»
coach_salaries article November 20, 2014

Overpaid and Underpaid CFB Coaches

An annual report from USA Today shows college football salaries continuing to rise, with Nick Saban at the top and plenty of surprises, both high and low, behind him. Here are the coaches who are bargains and the coaches who are overpaid. More»
jtbarrett article November 19, 2014

This Is J.T. Barrett's Time

Three months ago, J.T. Barrett wasn't supposed to be Ohio State's starting QB. Two months ago, his youth was exposed by Virginia Tech. Now, Barrett is suddenly one of the hottest quarterbacks in the country, putting the playoff back within striking distance. More»
nebraska_melvingordon article November 18, 2014

The Wrong Side of History

Melvin Gordon made history on Saturday, setting the FBS single-game rushing record with 408 yards. But what about the team that allowed it to happen? For Nebraska, it was another troubling result in its ongoing battle with looking totally ordinary. More»
professor12_alabama article November 17, 2014

Everyone's Still Chasing Alabama

Alabama proved that it's still Alabama, beating No. 1 Mississippi State to take command of the SEC. In a season filled with flawed contenders, Week 12 teaches us that the Tide is back to being the nation's most complete team. More»
muschamp article November 16, 2014

What's Next For Florida

While Will Muschamp scored a big win over Georgia a few weeks ago, it wasn't enough to save his job. After losing to South Carolina on Saturday, Florida decided to move on from Muschamp, opening the door for the program to get back to its roots. More»
week12quickhits article November 16, 2014

Order Has Been Restored

The top of the college football world is starting to look more familiar. Both Alabama and Florida State scored key wins, as the Crimson Tide took down undefeated Mississippi State and Florida State escaped Miami. More»
melvingordon article November 16, 2014

The Untouchable Melvin Gordon

In his team's biggest game of the season, Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon burst to the NCAA's single-game FBS rushing record, putting up 408 yards on Nebraska in an all-time great performance that will put him at the top of Heisman conversations. More»
pjwilliams article November 14, 2014

How To Get Away With Everything

The New York Times published yet another report of a mishandled Tallahassee police case benefiting football players, this time star cornerback P.J. Williams. It's not hard to see why everyone in America is desperate for Florida State to lose. More»
week12pickem article November 13, 2014

College Football Pick 'Em: Week 12

After the highs of last week's loaded schedule, Saturday continues the high-stakes November stretch, as the two remaining undefeated Power Five teams play huge road games, with Mississippi State visiting Alabama and Florida State visiting Miami. More»
blakesims article November 13, 2014

Fitting the Alabama Mold

All summer, countless words were written considering the possibilities of Alabama under Florida State transfer QB Jacob Coker. Instead, overlooked Blake Sims has piloted the Crimson Tide all season, putting them in position for another title run. More»
bobstoops article November 12, 2014

Oklahoma's Identity Crisis

With high expectations after last year's Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, Oklahoma has instead been stuck in another rut, despite returning an experienced team. As the Sooners sink to 6-3, Bob Stoops needs to make sure the problems don't spiral out of control. More»
freshmanRBs article November 11, 2014

The Best Freshman Running Backs

While a freshman isn't going to win the Heisman Trophy this season, the running back position has set itself up well for the next few years with a deep new cast of stars emerging, headlined by Royce Freeman, Nick Chubb and Leonard Fournette. More»

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