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The only game with a significant impact on the SEC standings in Week 9 turned out to be a thriller. South Carolina, left for dead after trailing 17-0 entering the fourth quarter, rallied to beat Missouri to keep its SEC East title hopes alive....
Mitch Light
9 months ago
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The final Saturday of October gave us further examples of two truths of the soon-to-be-defunct BCS:1. October is way too early to be frustrated about the BCS rankings.2. October is a perfect time to be frustrated with the BCS rankings.On the first...
David Fox
9 months ago
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Maty Mauk
In the preseason, Missouri-South Carolina appeared to be just a typical SEC contest. There was some upset talk surrounding this game, especially since this was slated to be the Gamecocks’ third consecutive road test. But fast forward to...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
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Justin Worley
September 18, 2004. That's the last time the scoreboard read in Tennessee's favor in the Third Saturday in October. Butch Jones was still an offensive coordinator at Central Michigan, yet to begin his head coaching stints at CMU, Cincinnati...
Stephen Schindler
9 months ago
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Gary Pinkel
In the preseason, Missouri and Auburn were picked as borderline bowl teams. Missouri was coming off a 5-7 record last year, while Auburn went 3-9 in 2012 and had an offseason coaching change.Missouri coach Gary Pinkel was also tabbed for the hot...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
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Gary Pinkel
National Signing Day 2012 was supposed to be a watershed day for Missouri football.The Tigers won a recruiting battle that day with Arkansas for Dorial Green-Beckham, the nation’s No. 1 prospect. The 6-foot-6, 225-pound receiver from...
David Fox
9 months ago
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Marcus Mariota
The 2013 college football season features an awkward 15 week schedule, which creates a few scheduling headaches for some teams.Some programs – Florida State and Baylor – have played just six games. However, Missouri, Oregon, Alabama,...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
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Baylor Bears
Like it or not, Las Vegas rarely gets it wrong, so tracking betting lines should always be a big part of each football weekend — even if there are no bets on the line. Last week, I played my hand at the big game and missed in a big way...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
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Jace Amaro
The Heisman is but one award, and one award isn’t enough to contain the best of college football.

While we love prognosticating who will win college football’s most coveted individual trophy, we also love the glut of postseason awards...
David Fox
9 months ago
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Ed Reynolds
Each week, Athlon Sports will highlight some of the best one-on-one matchups to watch in college football. Here are the most important games within the game to watch this weekend:Ed Reynolds, S vs. Brandin Cooks, WR (Stanford vs. Oregon State)...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
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It’s far from the most exciting slate of games in the SEC this week, but there are still some intriguing matchups. Missouri, the surprise of the nation, can all but clinch the SEC East with a win over South Carolina; Tennessee, fresh off its...
Mitch Light
9 months ago
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Steve Spurrier
South Carolina will head to Columbia for a showdown with the SEC East-leading Tigers without their starting quarterback. Connor Shaw suffered a sprained right knee late in the Gamecocks' loss to Tennessee last Saturday and will be extremely...
Stephen Schindler
9 months ago
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Johnny Manziel
Johnny Manziel missed some snaps in the fourth quarter of Saturday's loss against Auburn after injuring his right shoulder on a running play. The injury occurred as Manziel lowered his shoulder near Auburn's goal line, looking to gain extra...
Stephen Schindler
9 months ago
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Mark Helfrich
With eight weeks of the 2013 college football season in the books, it’s time to take a look at the new coaches and how they have performed so far this year.While every coach wants to win big in his first season, it’s just not possible...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
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Jameis Winston
Each week of the college football season, Athlon Sports will poll some of the nation's best college football people from every region of the country. Each voter offers up a top five and each first-place vote is worth five points. A second-place...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
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Two big developments off the field have us talking NCAA and BCS, but we quickly get back to the games at hand during Week 9.• Four years since Miami began its internal investigation and two years since Yahoo’s story on Nevin Shapiro, the...
David Fox
9 months ago
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Mike London
The coaching carousel was quiet once again in Week 8. USC, Miami (Ohio) and Connecticut are the only three openings, but more jobs will open over the next few weeks. And the carousel will only get more active if jobs like Texas open, especially as...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
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Derek Carr
With eight weeks in the books, college football’s bowl picture is starting to clear.Florida State’s dominating victory over Clemson placed the Seminoles squarely in the national championship mix. Florida State ranks No. 2 in the first...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
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Auburn Tigers
It was not a good week to be a frontrunner in the SEC. Five teams — all of whom were favored to win in Week 8 — were ranked in the top 15 and lost. That includes wins by Tennessee and Vanderbilt over ranked opponents for...
Braden Gall
9 months ago
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It was one of the craziest weeks in years in the SEC. The favorite lost in five of the six league games, with only Alabama holding serve with a 52-0 win over Arkansas. Elsewhere, Vanderbilt beat Georgia in Nashville, Auburn stunned Texas A&M in...
Mitch Light
9 months ago
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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...
David Fox
9 months ago
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It’s safe to say college football’s new targeting rules aren’t popular among fans, coaches and players. And after Week 8, there should be no doubters about how ridiculous the penalties actually are. There were a couple of...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
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Tennessee scored a huge upset victory over South Carolina on Saturday, and freshman receiver Marquez North made a couple of crazy catches to help the offense keep the chains moving throughout the game.North delivered with his most important catch...
Steven Lassan
9 months ago
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Johnny Manziel
Coming off a last-second 41-38 victory at Ole Miss, the Aggies return to College Station for a four-game home stand. Surprisingly, Auburn has the same record (5-1, 2-1 SEC) as Texas A&M, as the Tigers' program has been reborn under first-...
Stephen Schindler
9 months ago
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Will Muschamp
Seven weeks into the season, the road to Atlanta runs through Columbia, Missouri. The Tigers are off to a 6-0 start with impressive conference wins on the road against Vanderbilt and Georgia. But Missouri's SEC title hopes were dealt a serious...
Stephen Schindler
9 months ago

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