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The first week of the SEC season saw the emergence of a new star at Texas A&M, the domination of a returning star at Georgia and the continued excellence of an Auburn offense that featured new players in starring roles. The names change...
Mitch Light
1 month ago
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Washington Huskies
The Pac-12 held serve in Week 1. But just barely. Most of the contenders — Oregon, Stanford, Arizona State, USC, Arizona and Utah — crushed overmatched opponents to start the year. But UCLA had to fight to top...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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Urban Meyer
The Big Ten will have to wait another week to have a good grip on its College Football Playoff hopes.Perhaps that seems an obvious statement considering it’s Week 2. But imagine if Wisconsin hadn’t collapsed in the second half against...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Bryce Petty
Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty suffered two cracked transverse processes in his back against SMU and is listed as day-to-day.Petty played against SMU but was clearly limited after suffering the injury in the first half. The senior finished the...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Everett Golson
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of college football. Every Sunday, reading updated box scores and stats is like Christmas for fans and media members. Some stats like total offense and total defense are overrated but each help paint a picture...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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The bar had been set impossibly high for Todd Gurley for his junior season at Georgia.Maybe not high enough.Gurley earned Athlon Sports National Player of the Week honors in a 45-21 win over Clemson in perhaps the finest game of his career.Thanks...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Karlos Williams
Starting Jan. 7, the task has been to try to figure out how the 2014 season is going to transpire.It’s only natural after five days of actual, real-live data — sorry, games — to overreact.After the first week, Alabama’s pass...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Oregon Ducks
Just when you think you've got it all figured out… the season starts. Texas A&M, Rutgers and Temple got things started on Thursday evening in shocking fashion by pulling off huge upsets. The madness continued on Saturday...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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NC State got its 2014 season off to a good start with a victory over Georgia Southern. The Wolfpack had to rally to beat the Eagles but getting into the win column was critical for second-year coach Dave Doeren.NC State is favored to win its second...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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It’s Week 1 of the college football season, so it’s no surprise each team has a few kinks to work out. Of course, that also extends into the gameday operations workers, as well as cheerleaders, mascots or anyone else around a college...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Les Miles
Credit LSU for following the script.The Tigers fell behind in the first half, rolled the dice successfully on a trick play and then let its plug-and-play run game and secondary take over.Even down by 17 to Wisconsin, LSU was able to follow the Les...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Lane Kiffin
ATLANTA — The Lane Kiffin-as-Alabama-offensive-coordinator is one game old, so let’s review it, shall we?Of course this is way too early for a referendum on the most compelling assistant coaching hire in the SEC, but Week 1 is...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Nick Saban
ATLANTA — Let the overreaction in Tuscaloosa continue.The final product from Alabama’s opener against West Virginia will look great, especially given the circumstances.An offense with a first-year starting quarterback and new...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Illinois’ 28-17 victory over Youngstown State certainly wasn’t a thing of beauty, but neither was this punt executed by the Penguins.Youngstown State’s punter rolled to his right to punt, and instead of bombing the ball downfield...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Nebraska receiver Jordan Westerkamp made one of the best plays of Week 1 by making an acrobatic, behind-the-back catch.Quarterback Tommy Armstrong’s pass was on target to be intercepted, but deflected off the FAU defensive back and into the...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Penn State and UCF kicked off the first Saturday of action in the 2014 season with a thriller in Ireland. The Nittany Lions won 26-24 on a last-second field goal, but the game got off to an interesting start.A skydiver was slated to land inside of...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Christian Hackenberg
Jet lag will be much easier to bear for James Franklin, Christian Hackenberg and Sam Ficken when Penn State returns from Dublin.The Nittany Lions won Franklin’s debut in dramatic fashion, getting the first college football Saturday to a...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Dan Mullen
In what we hope will become a regular segment on ESPN’s College GameDay, four coaches read (and responded to) mean Tweets.Alabama’s Nick Saban assures us he’s quite happy, Florida’s Will Muschamp talks about about a Gator...
David Fox
1 month ago
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Les Miles
It’s a classic Big Ten versus the SEC matchup on Saturday night, as Wisconsin and LSU meet in Houston for a neutral site kickoff for the 2014 season. The Badgers return just eight starters from last year’s 9-4 squad, but coach Gary...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Todd Gurley
Week 1 isn’t full of outstanding matchups, but the Georgia-Clemson meeting on Saturday afternoon could be the best of the opening weekend. These two teams met last year, with the Tigers edging the Bulldogs 38-35. Both programs return a chunk...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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ATLANTA — Believe it or not, Ole Miss walked out of the Georgia Dome with a trophy, or two pieces of one.This is not the newly minted College Football Playoff trophy, by any means. It’s not even the Floyd of Rosedale.The Chick-fil-A...
David Fox
1 month ago
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College Football's 2014 All-Name Team
With 128 teams in the FBS and around 100 players on a roster, there are certainly some interesting names that pop-up throughout the course of production for Athlon's 2014 college football magazine. We took a look through the rosters for...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago
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Oklahoma State Cowboys
Bob Stoops has been fighting the good fight all offseason long but the rubber meets the road now that the season is starting. Both Oklahoma State and West Virginia played in BCS bowls in the last few seasons but both are heavy underdogs to...
Braden Gall
1 month ago
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See if you can follow the Big Ten in Week 1: Rutgers and Maryland are in the league, and one of those teams will open the season in Seattle.Meanwhile, the three best games for the league this week will take place in Houston, Baltimore and Dublin....
David Fox
1 month ago
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Cole Stoudt
The ACC enters 2014 with momentum. The conference survived realignment, Louisville joined the league, and Florida State ended the SEC’s run of dominance by defeating Auburn in the national championship. 13 games dot the schedule for the ACC...
Steven Lassan
1 month ago

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