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East Carolina States Early Case For New Year's Six Bowl

Back-to-back wins over ACC foes has Pirates in prime position
East Carolina States Early Case For New Year's Six Bowl

The College Football Playoff era has plenty of uncertainties, but here is one thing we can say for sure: East Carolina has the inside track on claiming a major bowl game.

 

The BCS busters are a thing of the past, which is just fine for East Carolina.

 

In the past, a team outside of the power conference would have to go undefeated to find its way to a major bowl game. Not anymore.

 

The Pirates just have to be the best-looking team outside of the Power 5, and East Carolina is putting on a convincing show.

 

Utah WR Kaelin Clay Strikes Heisman Pose on Punt Return

Clay is one of the Utes' top speed threats.
Utah WR Kaelin Clay Strikes Heisman Pose on Punt Return

Utah receiver Kaelin Clay has quickly emerged as one of the Pac-12’s most dangerous return men in 2014.

And Clay had a huge punt return for a touchdown during the first half of Saturday’s game against Michigan, and the senior decided to add a little flair by striking the Heisman pose.

Credit Clay for an awesome return – but let’s hold off on the Heisman:

EMU Fails Horribly on Snap Against Michigan State

The Eagles had a miserable day.
EMU Fails Horribly on Snap Against Michigan State

As expected, Michigan State handled Eastern Michigan without too much trouble on Saturday.

The Spartans rotated several players into action and were able to rest the starters thanks to a huge lead.

The Eagles are rebuilding under first-year coach Chris Creighton, and this is a program that ranks near the bottom of the FBS in most preseason projections.

 

EMU provided one of the low-lights of Week 4 with this failed snap. Major, major fail here by the Eagles.


 

Virginia Tech Scores TD on Bizarre Play Against Georgia Tech

Check out this Hokies TD.
Virginia Tech Scores TD on Bizarre Play Against Georgia Tech

Virginia Tech’s upset win over Ohio State looks more and more like a fluke after the Hokies’ 27-24 loss to Georgia Tech.

Virginia Tech’s overall performance against the Yellow Jackets was sloppy, but there was an unusual highlight by the offense in the second half.

Running back Marshawn Williams rushed for 10 yards but lost control of the ball.

However, quarterback Michael Brewer happened to be in the right place at the right time, picking up the fumble for a touchdown.

 

Strange day in Blacksburg:

Pittsburgh's James Conner Continues Run For History

Conner needs three-and-a-half games for best four-game start in school history
Pittsburgh's James Conner Continues Run For History

Cracking any list of prolific Pittsburgh running backs deserves note, and James Conner is on his way to putting his name with a few greats.

 

Pittsburgh's sophomore back continued a hot start to surpass Heisman winner Tony Dorsett’s start in 1973 and Craig “Ironhead” Heyward for the best starts for a tailback in Pitt history. Conner rushed for 100 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in the first half against Iowa.

 

Iowa WR Damond Powell Makes a Nifty One-Handed Catch Against Pittsburgh

Catch of the day?
Iowa WR Damond Powell Makes a Nifty One-Handed Catch Against Pittsburgh

Iowa’s offense got a spark in the second half from backup quarterback C.J. Beathard, which included this bomb to receiver Damond Powell.

Powell is one of Iowa’s fastest receivers and clearly beat the defense on this route.

While Powell’s speed and Beathard’s throw were nice, neither were as awesome as Powell’s one-handed grab to give Iowa a huge momentum boost in the third quarter.

Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions Game Preview and Prediction

Aaron Rodgers and the Packers aim to seize control of the NFC North with a road win over the Lions
Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions Game Preview and Prediction

Florida State QB Jameis Winston Suspended for Entire Game Against Clemson

Winston's suspension was changed on Friday night.
Florida State QB Jameis Winston Suspended for Entire Game Against Clemson

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday night. Earlier in the week, Winston was suspended for the first half of the Week 4 showdown against the Tigers, but the school released a statement on Friday night with an updated suspension. According to the statement from interim president Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox, this is the result of the ongoing investigation into Winston's use of inappropriate language on campus. 

Keselowski’s “cop out” explanation for Stewart case wrong-minded

Geoffrey Miller's five things to watch at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Each week, Geoffrey Miller's "Five Things to Watch" will help you catch up on the biggest stories on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' upcoming race weekend. This week, the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup heads north to Loudon, N.H., where Brad Keselowski is downplaying his role as favorite, championship darkhorse Aric Almirola is trying to dig out of a hole and Hendrick Motorsports looks to capitalize on lessons learned from a New Hampshire test session.

Each week, Geoffrey Miller's "Five Things to Watch" will help you catch up on the biggest stories on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series' upcoming race weekend. This week, the 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup heads north to Loudon, N.H., where Brad Keselowski is downplaying his role as favorite, championship darkhorse Aric Almirola is trying to dig out of a hole and Hendrick Motorsports looks to capitalize on lessons learned from a New Hampshire test session.

 

 

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