College Football

Alabama's Mosley earns Athlon National Player of the Week honors

Auburn's Marshall, UCLA's Jack also earn weekly player honors
Alabama's Mosley earns Athlon National Player of the Week honors

As many of his teammates left school early to go to the NFL Draft, Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley remained in Tuscaloosa for an extra year of seasoning.

That experience was apparent Saturday in the Crimson Tide’s biggest win of the season to date. Dominant defensive performances for Alabama aren’t rare, but Mosley led one of the Tide’s best efforts of the season in the 38-17 win over LSU.

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Miami RB Duke Johnson Suffers Broken Ankle in Loss to Florida State

The Hurricanes lost their top RB against the Seminoles.
Miami RB Duke Johnson Injures Ankle in Loss to Florida State

Miami running back Duke Johnson was a key centerpiece of the offense against Florida State, rushing for 97 yards on 23 attempts. But the sophomore back suffered an ankle injury late in the game and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season.

Johnson is clearly one of the ACC’s top running backs and was on pace to shatter last year’s total of 947 yards. Prior to Saturday’s game at Florida State, the sophomore rushed for 823 yards and six touchdowns on 122 attempts.

Will Bo Pelini Coach at Nebraska in 2014?

Will the Cornhuskers have a new coach next season?
Will Bo Pelini Coach at Nebraska in 2014?

After a loss to UCLA in early September, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini started to feel the temperature on his seat increase by a few degrees. However, the Cornhuskers rebounded by winning three games – albeit against overmatched opponents – and had some momentum going into a road date at Minnesota.

But any momentum Nebraska had was lost on Saturday, as the Cornhuskers lost 34-23 to the Golden Gophers.

FSU's Winston Claims Player of the Week Honors after Clemson Rout

Jameis Winston earns his second national player of the week honors
Jameis Winston earns his second national player of the week honors

Jameis Winston’s performance against Clemson was nearly flawless. Just ask Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher.

Even one of the few miscues for Winston — a first-quarter interception — wasn’t totally on the Florida State freshman quarterback.

College Football Week 8 Recap: Florida State romps, SEC implodes

Winston leads title-contending FSU team, the SEC flips the script on wild Saturday
Winston leads title-contending FSU team, the SEC flips the script on wild Saturday

There’s nothing like the first reveal of the BCS standings to remind us that half a dozen teams are worthy of playing for two spots in the national title game.

Saturday evening ended with Florida State demolishing Clemson 51-14 on the road in a matchup of top five teams, putting FSU in a similar class as Alabama and Oregon. The Seminoles’ win was as complete as anything a national title contender has done to another top team this seasons, but FSU may have trouble getting into the coveted 1-2 scenario when the BCS is revealed Sunday night.

2013 BCS Standings: A Historic and Statistical Analysis

A statistical breakdown of the BCS rankings: Longest droughts, fewest appearances and who could break through?
2013 BCS Standings: A Historic and Statistical Analysis

The BCS was implemented in 1998 and has worked to near perfection for 15 seasons.

Wait, what?

That’s right, the BCS worked to near perfection. Prior to the construction of the Bowl Championship Series, fans and experts alike were left to argue about multiple unbeatens who played irrelevant bowl games against grandfathered-in bowl opponents.

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.

Casey Pachall to remain TCU's starter

Gary Patterson says there is no QB controversy
Casey Pachall to remain TCU's starter

Senior Casey Pachall will start against Southeastern Louisiana on Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson reiterated Sunday.

This comes after Pachall was pulled for sophomore Trevone Boykin early in the second half after throwing an interception. Boykin gave the Horned Frogs a spark, rallying TCU to within three points. His dual-threat abilities created problems for the LSU defense.

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.

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