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Florida State's Defense Delivers in Second Half to Lead Comeback Against Miami

The Seminoles stepped up again in the second half.
Florida State's Defense Delivers in Second Half to Lead Comeback Against Miami

The feeling for Florida State’s defense was familiar on Saturday night in Sun Life Stadium. The Seminoles trailed 23-10, and the defense did not force a punt through the first two quarters. The Hurricanes were rolling on offense in the first half, averaging 7.8 yards per play and entered the intermission with 319 total yards.

 

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Melvin Gordon's Historic Day Solidifies Wisconsin's Place Atop Big Ten West Division

Gordon set a NCAA record with 408 rushing yards.

To say Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon had an historic afternoon Saturday against Nebraska would be an understatement. Gordon’s 408 rushing yards against the Huskers clearly created some breathing room in his favor when discussing the top Big Ten running backs (Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah being the other candidate). It also threw Gordon to the top of the Heisman Trophy race along with Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.

Penn State's Defense Delivers Once Again to Clinch Bowl Spot in Win Over Temple

The Nittany Lions are bowl eligible.
Penn State's Defense Delivers Once Again to Clinch Bowl Spot in Win Over Temple

It is hardly a secret to anyone watching Big Ten football that Penn State is getting by this season on the strength of the defense. With an offense struggling to find a rhythm behind a shaky offensive line, Penn State’s defense has had to carry the team to hard-fought victories. On Saturday it was the defense that once again led the way, this time guiding Penn State to its sixth win of the season to clinch bowl eligibility.

 

"Good" Georgia Shows Up in Saturday Night's Huge Win Over Auburn

Win over Auburn Keeps Hope Alive
"Good" Georgia Shows Up in Saturday Night's Huge Win Over Auburn

You can argue that Georgia is responsible for two of the most impressive performances by an SEC team this season. No team has looked better than the Bulldogs did on Oct. 11, when they shut out Missouri 34–0 in Columbia. Or last Saturday, when they rolled to a surprisingly easy 34–7 victory over Auburn.

 

13 Coaching Candidates to Replace Will Muschamp at Florida

Rich Rodriguez is a name to watch at Florida.
13 Coaching Candidates to Replace Will Muschamp at Florida

Florida announced coach Will Muschamp would not return in 2015 after Saturday’s loss to South Carolina, which dropped the Gators to 5-4 with two games remaining in 2014. Muschamp will stay on the sidelines for the remainder of the regular season. Athletic director Jeremy Foley hired Muschamp after a stint as an assistant at Texas in 2011. Muschamp went 7-6 in his first year at Florida and finished 11-2 in 2012. However, the Gators stumbled to a 4-8 mark last season and needs a win over Eastern Kentucky or Florida State to play in a bowl this year.

 

Florida Dismisses Coach Will Muschamp

The Gators will have a new coach in 2015.
Florida Dismisses Coach Will Muschamp

Florida has announced coach Will Muschamp won't return to Gainesville in 2015. The move comes after the Gators lost to South Carolina 23-20 in overtime in Week 12. Muschamp is expected to coach the last two games of the regular season for Florida. 

Muschamp went 27-20 in four years at Florida but missed out on a bowl appearance last season with a 4-8 mark.

The Gators were just 17-15 in SEC play under Muschamp and struggled to find answers on offense over the last four years.

NASCAR Embraces "Age of Instant" at Questionable Cost

MILLER: Chase finale ushers in new era for sport of NASCAR
With its new Chase for the Sprint Cup format, NASCAR is sacrificing authenticity for instant gratification.
HOMESTEAD, Fla. — The Internet Age has evolved to the Age of Instant, and NASCAR has drawn its course in parallel. 

 

The sport’s bid at returned relevance has become laser-focused on the instant highlight, every week, during every race. It’s tried to embed the best parts of its most TV-friendly races — restrictor plate races at Daytona and Talladega — into the season’s every moment and tried to scrub itself of cumulative, long-developing events like a season-long championship or a too-long green flag run.

 

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