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Will the 2015 College Football Playoff Include a 2-Loss Team?

Through six weeks of the 2015 college football season, here's what we know: About nothing.<p>This time two months ago, Ohio State was a team without a blemish. One month ago, Michigan State was the real deal. Three weeks ago, Ole Miss was the best team in the SEC. Last week, Oklahoma was no longer a …

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Big 12 refs OK with K-State throwing a pass a solid 10 feet past the line of scrimmage

How do you miss this?<p>After two straight weeks of miserable calls, the Big 12 refs aren't doing any better this week. Mid-drive against TCU, Kansas State's quarterback threw a forward pass a good 10 feet past the line of scrimmage, and the refs didn't call it.<p>This should have been a loss of down, …

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Maryland fired Randy Edsall. Here is what his era of Terps football did to me

The Terrapins were bad for Edsall's four years, but the kind of bad that constantly made you think something better was coming.<p>Maybe the worst thing Randy Edsall made me, editor emeritus of SB Nation's Maryland blog, do was defend him. For four very, very, very long years, until shortly before he …

College Sports

SEC Week 6 bowl projections: Florida closing in on New Year's Six bowl

For once, we didn’t see a lot of change at the top this week. LSU remains the SEC’s best team and the league’s lone projected participant for the …

Rutgers lost by spiking on fourth down, and interim head coach claims to have called for it

Rutgers ... no. Just no.<p>Rutgers fought valiantly against Michigan State and had a chance to win. They were driving down 31-24 and found themselves near midfield, but things hit a snag when Chris Laviano took a big sack for a loss of 10 on third down.<p>Rutgers quickly got back to the line of scrimmage …

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Dabo Swinney is furious he has to talk about undefeated Clemson blowing big games

Clemson's coach disagrees with an Internet meme — and he's right.<p>"Clemsoning" entered into the popular parlance of college football — on the Internet, anyway — sometime in the late 2000s, as a way of describing Clemson's seeming penchant for losing games it should have won. When, exactly, that term …

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Cal QB Jared Goff tried to vault for yardage but got lifted like a figure skater

Maybe not the best strategy.<p>Sports fans love hustle. Players known for going all-out every play are often fan favorites. That is especially true when quarterbacks get into the fray and mix it up to fight for that extra yard. Cal quarterback Jared Goff tried to do just that ... except it didn't work …

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Clemson assistant came to the rescue of stranded Notre Dame fans

Following Clemson's thrilling 24-22 win over Notre Dame last Saturday night, two disappointed Fighting Irish fans got a pick-me-up from an unexpected source: Tigers offensive line coach Robbie Caldwell.<p>The fans, brothers Larry and Tony Luppi, traveled to Death Valley for the game and planned to …

Coach Steve Sarkisian says of USC football team: 'We're going to be OK'

In the aftermath of its second defeat,<p>USCis once again teetering.<p>Even before the end of the Trojans' 17-12 loss to Washington, a 17-point underdog, social media outlets erupted with some USC fans calling for Coach Steve Sarkisian to be fired.<p>Sarkisian said Friday he had "a great pulse for this …

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The 25 schools that make the most money in college sports

In the most recent fiscal year, the University of Oregon athletics department generated $196.0 million in revenue, according to data collected from USA Today.<p>Oregon knocks the University of Texas from the top spot, thanks in large part to more than $120 million in donations to the program from …

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College Football's Best New Starting QBs

If you’re a fan of college football quarterback intrigue, this was one fun spring and summer to follow. Across the nation, high-profile quarterback battles unfolded as teams tried to fill vacancies and find the guy who’d take them to the promised land.<p>Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre …

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Flipping the Field: Oh, how wrong we were about the Pac-12, Auburn, Harbaugh ...

Just like the dude with hamburger wrappers all over his cubicle who tells you that the vehicle you've taken immaculate care of for a decade -- never …

Crimson Tide's streak of 72 straight games as favorite in jeopardy

Georgia will open as a 1-point favorite over Alabama on Sunday afternoon, a Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook spokesman told ESPN.<p>If Georgia remains the …

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Bowl/CFP projections: TCU keeps playoff spot; Pac-12 statements made

TCU scored late to beat Texas Tech, and the top three teams in the Pac-12 South had big statement wins.<p>It must be the year of the ricochet touchdown. …