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Top 10 Freshmen in College Football History

Herschel Walker vaulted Georgia over the top long before Johnny Football took home the Heisman.
<p> Top 10 Freshmen in College Football History, including Georgia running back Herschel Walker, San Diego State running back Marshall Faulk, Texas A&amp;M quarterback Johnny Manziel, Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson, Wisconsin running back Ron Dayne, Oregon cornerback George Shaw, Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree, Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick, Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett and Ohio State linebacker Andy Katzenmoyer.</p>

A freshman claimed college football’s most prestigious award for the first time ever this season when Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel won the Heisman Trophy. But Johnny Football is nowhere near the first frosh to make a splash on the national scene during his rookie season. These are the 10 freshmen — of both the true and redshirt variety — who made the biggest impact in college football history.

15 Weird, Wild and Bizarre Facts about College Football's Best Bowls

LSU coach Les Miles can't eat chicken at the Chick-fil-A Bowl because of a previous endorsement.
<p> 15 Weird, Wild Facts About College Football's Best Bowls, including the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Alabama Crimson Tide in the BCS National Championship Game, Oregon Ducks and Kansas State Wildcats in the Fiesta Bowl, Florida Gators and Louisville Cardinals in the Sugar Bowl, Florida State Seminoles and Northern Illinois Huskies in the Orange Bowl, Stanford Cardinal and Wisconsin Badgers in the Rose Bowl, Texas A&amp;M Aggies and Oklahoma Sooners in the Cotton Bowl, and LSU Tigers and Clemson Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Bowl.</p>

The 35-ring circus of bowl season is full of sideshows, freak shows, split stats and split personalities. And the biggest and best bowls have the most exciting high-wire acts, thanks to their award winners, NFL prospects, high-priced coaches, rabid fan bases and big dog endorsement deals. Here’s a look at 15 weird and wild facts, stats and trends from the best bowls this postseason.

SEC 2012 Season Recap and Awards

Manziel top offensive player; Franklin Coach of the Year
<p>  </p> <p> The regular season ended on Saturday with a dominating performance by the SEC in its four games against the ACC. Florida, South Carolina, Georgia and Vanderbilt beat ACC opponents by a combined score of 161–74. In league play, Alabama disposed of Auburn with ease (as expected), while Ole Miss became bowl-eligible with a 41–24 win over Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl.</p>

SEC 2012 Season Recap and Awards

SEC Week 13 Preview and Predictions

Alabama can clinch SEC West with an Iron Bowl win
<p> There isn’t a ton of drama remaining in the regular season. Assuming Alabama beats Auburn — and Nick Saban’s team is favored by over four touchdowns — the SEC Championship Game is set: Georgia vs. Bama. Two teams are fighting for bowl-eligibility; Ole Miss must defeat Mississippi State and Missouri needs a win at Texas A&amp;M to reach the six-win mark. Four league teams will play an opponent from the ACC this weekend — Georgia (Georgia Tech), South Carolina (Clemson), Florida (Florida State) and Vanderbilt (Wake Forest)</p>

SEC Post-Week 12 Power Rankings

Dores rout Tennessee; Bama, Georgia back in play for national title
<p>  </p> <p> There were no changes in the power rankings, but it was still a huge weekend for the SEC. Thanks to losses by both Kansas State and Oregon, the winner of the SEC title game between Alabama and Georgia will be in position to play for the national championship. Also of note, Vanderbilt beat Tennessee in Nashville for the first time in 30 years.</p>

There were no changes in the power rankings, but it was still a huge weekend for the SEC. Thanks to losses by both Kansas State and Oregon, the winner of the SEC title game between Alabama and Georgia will be in position to play for the national championship. Also of note, Vanderbilt beat Tennessee in Nashville for the first time in 30 years.

College Football Predictions: Every Game in Week 12

Can Stanford shock the world and knock off Oregon?
<p>  </p> <p> College football's Week 12 schedule is highlighted by two huge battles in the Pac-12. Stanford visits Oregon in a game that likely will decide the South Division champion, while USC makes the short trip to UCLA for the game of the year in the South.</p>

College football's Week 12 schedule is highlighted by two huge battles in the Pac-12. Stanford visits Oregon in a game that likely will decide the South Division champion, while USC makes the short trip to UCLA for the game of the year in the South.

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SEC Week 12 Preview and Predictions

Bowl-eligibility on the line for Ole Miss
<p>  </p> <p> All 14 SEC teams are in action this weekend, but there are only three games involving two league teams. And all three feature at least one team that needs to win to keep its bowl hopes alive. Tennessee is 4–6 and needs to beat Vanderbilt this week and Kentucky next week to get to the six-win mark. Arkansas, also 4–6, has a tougher road. The Hogs need to win at Mississippi State and beat LSU in Fayetteville on the Friday after Thanksgiving. And Ole Miss, at 5–5, needs to win one more game, either at LSU this weekend or vs. Mississippi State in the Egg Bowl.&nbsp;</p>

SEC Post-Week 11 Power Rankings

Texas A&M stuns Bama; Vanderbilt reaches bowl-eligiblity
<p>  </p> <p> There was a huge upset in the SEC over the weekend, but not a lot changes in our power rankings. Alabama held on to its No. 1 spot — even after losing at home to Texas A&amp;M — due to its body of work throughout the 2012 season. Vanderbilt and Ole Miss switched spots after the Commodores beat the Rebels in Oxford, and Missouri jumped Tennessee following its four OT win in Knoxville.</p>

There was a huge upset in the SEC over the weekend, but not a lot changes in our power rankings. Alabama held on to its No. 1 spot — even after losing at home to Texas A&M — due to its body of work throughout the 2012 season. Vanderbilt and Ole Miss switched spots after the Commodores beat the Rebels in Oxford, and Missouri jumped Tennessee following its four OT win in Knoxville.

College Football Predictions: Every Game in Week 11

Can the Crimson Tide defense slow down Texas A&M?
<p>  </p> <p> College football’s Week 11 schedule is highlighted by key games in the Big Ten Legends Division, Pac-12 North and SEC West. Also, Georgia can clinch the SEC East with a win at Auburn, and Miami can take another step toward an ACC Coastal Division crown with a victory at Virginia.</p>

College football’s Week 11 schedule is highlighted by key games in the Big Ten Legends Division, Pac-12 North and SEC West. Also, Georgia can clinch the SEC East with a win at Auburn, and Miami can take another step toward an ACC Coastal Division crown with a victory at Virginia.

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