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College Football Week 9 Awards

Athlon hands out the awards from the Week 9 action.
College Football Week 9 Awards

Week 9 of the college football season is in the books. The weekend slate provided plenty of highlights, big plays, standout performances and surprises. 

 

With another weekend of action in the books, it’s time to hand out the hardware to honor the best of the best from Week 9. Here’s a look at Athlon Sports’ picks for the offensive, defensive, coordinator, freshman and unsung hero from Week 9:

 

10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 9

Rounding up the best stats from Week 9.
10 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 9 2015

Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated, but each help paint a picture for a team or particular game.

 

20 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 9 Games

Miss Week 9? Here are 20 must-see moments.
20 Must-See Moments from College Football's Week 9 Games

Week 9 of the college football season is officially in the books. Saturday's slate of games was underwhelming on paper, but the Week 9 schedule produced plenty of crazy finishes and outstanding plays.

 

Miss anything from Week 9? Here are 20 must-see plays, moments or post-game celebrations from the weekend of action:

 

Miami Beats Duke With Improbable Touchdown on Final Play of Game

Another crazy finish in college football.
Miami Beats Duke on Improbable Touchdown on Final Play of Game

Crazy. That’s about the best way to sum up the ending to Saturday night’s Miami-Duke game.

 

After the Blue Devils scored a touchdown and a two-point conversion in the final minute to take a 27-24 lead, Miami scored on an improbable kick return to win 30-27. The Hurricanes used eight laterals to move the ball around the field, with Corn Elder eventually breaking free for the touchdown.

 

Miami Hurricanes vs. Duke Blue Devils Preview and Prediction

Hurricanes' defense will have their hands full with Duke QB Thomas Sirk
Miami Hurricanes vs. Duke Blue Devils Preview and Prediction

Joseph YearbyThe Miami Hurricanes have had an rough few days. After their 58-0 loss to the Clemson Tigers last weekend, Hurricanes' athletic director Blake James fired head coach Al Golden. Tight ends coach Larry Scott will serve as the team’s interim head coach for the rest of the 2015 season.

 

Week 9 College Football Picks Against the Spread

Braden Gall offers his top picks against the spread for Week 9.
Week 9 College Football Picks Against the Spread

Boy was I wrong about Texas A&M and Utah. Thought Vegas was off on those lines last weekend and, once again, the Wise Guys prove to be the best analysts in the game. (Amazing how that works.)

 

However, I've gone to the Houston, Bowling Green and Washington State wells of late and it's paid off multiple times now.

 

Syracuse Orange vs. Florida State Seminoles Preview and Prediction

Jimbo Fisher and the Seminoles look to bounce back from last week's heartbreaking loss when they host the Orange
Syracuse Orange vs. Florida State Seminoles Preview and Prediction

And that is why you want to put inferior teams away when you can. After a season and a half of narrowly escaping with victory time and again, Florida State allowed Georgia Tech to stay in the game until the very end.

Clemson Tigers vs. NC State Wolfpack Preview and Prediction

Deshaun Watson and the Tigers face a tough test in Raleigh against the always-dangerous-at-home Wolfpack
Clemson Tigers vs. NC State Wolfpack Preview and Prediction

So many teams overlook their opponent of the week when they have a significant game the next week. The Clemson Tigers play the Florida State Seminoles on Nov. 7.

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