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Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah is Athlon Sports' Week 9 Player of the Week

Ohio State's Joey Bosa and TCU's Doug Meacham also earn honors.
Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah is Athlon Sports' Week 9 Player of the Week

Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah continued his attack on the Nebraska record books with a huge performance in the 42-24 win over Rutgers. The senior – and a leading candidate for the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner – earned Athlon Sports National Player of the Week honors for Week 9 by gashing the Scarlet Knights for a school-record 341 all-purpose yards.

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Arkansas Offensive Lineman Sebastian Tretola Throws a Touchdown Pass Against UAB

The Razorbacks got creative against UAB.
Arkansas Offensive Lineman Sebastian Tretola Throws a Touchdown Pass Against UAB

In Saturday’s game against UAB, Arkansas dipped into the playbook and scored when its offensive lineman Sebastian Tretola threw a touchdown pass in the first half.

Yes, that’s correct – an offensive lineman threw a touchdown pass against UAB.

Tretola is a mammoth lineman – 6-foot-5 and 350 pounds. And for a big guy, his pass was impressive.

Without question, this is going to be one of the best plays of the 2014 season:

LSU Tigers vs. Ole Miss Game Preview and Prediction

Will the Rebels remain unbeaten?
LSU Tigers vs. Ole Miss 2014 Game Preview and Prediction

There’s plenty at stake on Saturday night when LSU hosts Ole Miss in a critical SEC West game with national title and conference championship implications. The Rebels and Tigers enjoy a heated rivalry, with the winner on Saturday night hoisting the Magnolia Bowl trophy.

Auburn Tigers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Game Preview and Prediction

Can the Gamecocks stop Auburn's offense?
Auburn Tigers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks 2014 Game Preview and Prediction

It’s a light slate of college football action this week, but Saturday night features a few intriguing matchups in the SEC, including South Carolina traveling to Auburn for a potential high-scoring affair.

 

Betting Against the Spread: College Football Week 9 Picks

Each week, Braden Gall offers his top picks of the week.
Betting Against the Spread: College Football 2014 Week 9 Picks

In a year that Ole Miss, Mississippi State and TCU are ranked in the Top 10, it should come as no surprise that many college football pickers are struggling to gain footing against the number.

 

After another exactly average week (5-5), I am the poster child for “win some, lose some.”

 

But that won’t deter me from diving back into the deep end. Here are this week’s top picks against the spread as well as panel picks for every Top 25 game.

 

SEC Week 9 Preview and Predictions

Ole Miss tangles with the Tigers in Baton Rouge
SEC Week 9 Preview and Predictions

The Week 9 slate is highlighted by Ole Miss’ trip to Baton Rouge to face an LSU team that has won two straight games. Elsewhere, Kentucky returns home after a sobering loss in Baton Rouge to host the No. 1 team in the nation, Mississippi State; Alabama heads to Tennessee seeking its eighth straight win over the Volunteers; Auburn hosts a South Carolina team that is seeking to get back to .500 in the SEC; and Missouri will look to improve to 3–1 in the league against struggling Vanderbilt.   

Why Florida and Michigan Could Have Trouble Making the Big Hire

The coaching landscape in 2014 makes replacing Hoke and Muschamp tough
Why Florida and Michigan Might Have Trouble Making the Big Hire

Rejection stings. When the time comes for Florida and Michigan to hire new football coaches, the two college football powers may find out how much.

 

The Gators’ Will Muschamp and the Wolverines’ Brady Hoke remain employed today, but both of their fates are all but sealed. The two fourth-year coaches who entered the season under pressure to win now, have not.

 

College Football's Top 10 Coaches on the Hot Seat After Week 8

Which coaches are on the hot seat?
College Football's Top 10 Coaches on the Hot Seat After Week 8 2014

College football’s coach carousel has been active this season, as four FBS programs have already announced their intentions to have a new coach in place for 2015.

And that list is expected to grow over the next few weeks, as a handful of coaches will be under pressure to win in November.

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