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9 Amazing College Football Stats from Week 7

The bizarre, important and historic numbers from around the nation.
2013 Amazing College Football Stats Week 7

Numbers and statistics are unquestionably a huge part of the game. Any game, for that matter.

Some fall on the sabermetric side of things, while others like to keep it simple and use the ol' eyeball test. In the football world, that means total offense, total defense and points scored versus points per play and defensive efficiency ratings. Rational and logical arguments can be made for the legitimacy and relevance of both sides of the stats spectrum.

Johnny Manziel Taunts Rice Defenders

Check out the defending Heisman winner's short appearance in Week 1.
Johnny Manziel Taunts Rice Defenders

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel spent the first half of Saturday’s game on the sidelines due to a suspension from the offseason autograph scandal. However, Manziel didn’t let that slow him down against Rice, completing 6 of 8 passes for 94 yards and three touchdowns in the second half.

Johnny Manziel Suspended for a Half Against Rice for Autograph Scandal

The Aggies will have the Heisman winner in Week 1.
Johnny Manziel Suspended for a Half Against Rice for Autograph Scandal

The autograph scandal involving Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is over. After meeting with the defending Heisman winner and reviewing the facts in the case, Manziel will only be suspended for the first half of Saturday’s game against Rice.

In addition to missing the first half of Saturday’s contest, Manziel will have to address the team about the lessons learned from this situation, and Texas A&M will have to revise its education about student-athlete autographs. Seriously, we aren’t making that up.

The Top 10 Games for the First Weekend of College Football

Our picks of the top 10 games this weekend and what we may learn
Our picks of the top 10 games this weekend and what we may learn

By Monday evening, a good portion of an offseason’s worth of predictions and debates may be out of date.

That’s part of the anticipation for the first weekend of the season, which will stretch from Thursday through Monday night. Plenty of games with plenty to learn, pretty much.

Here’s a quick guide to the games we watching closely and what lessons he hope to gain for each team.

1. Georgia at Clemson
Need to know: Saturday, 8 p.m., ABC

College Football's Top 35 Breakout Players for 2013

Florida State's Jameis Winston is the top breakout player for 2013.
College Football's Top 35 Breakout Players for 2013

Every year, college football fans are introduced to a handful of players that become household names by the end of the season. Predicting which players will breakout any year is never an easy task.

AP Poll: Where BCS Champions Rank in the Preseason

Where have the BCS National Champions been ranked in the preseason and what does it mean for 2013?
Where have the BCS National Champions been ranked in the preseason and what does it mean for 2013?

When we sit down to iron out our Top 25 Poll each year at Athlon Sports, we are trying to project the final year-end standings not build a preseason power poll. It might be a small and subtle difference but an important one to acknowledge.

The Top 100 College Football Players of the BCS Era

SEC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2013

What do opposing coaches think of Texas A&M?
SEC Coaches Talk Anonymously About Conference Foes for 2013

It's not easy getting college football coaches to honestly comment on another coach, player or team. Most coaches don't want to give opposing teams billboard material, which is why there is a lot of coach speak or overused cliches used during the year.

What the NCAA Investigation Means for Texas A&M and Johnny Manziel

Manziel is under investigation from the NCAA.
Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel Under NCAA Investigation

The ongoing saga that is Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel’s offseason continued on Sunday, as ESPN’s Outside the Lines reported the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner is under NCAA investigation.

College Football's Worst 25 Coaching Tenures of the BCS Era

Turner Gill's hire did not work out well for Kansas.
College Football's Worst 25 Coaching Tenures of the BCS Era

Determining the worst coaching tenures for any period is no easy task. Each program has its own set of hurdles to overcome, and all coaches aren’t on equal footing when they take over a job.

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