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Manti T'eo (#5) leads the Fighting Irish defense into Norman.
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College Football 2012 — Week Nine Preview

#13 Mississippi State (7-0) at #1 Alabama (7-0)

[Saturday at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN]

After steamrolling through its first seven opponents, the Crimson Tide now gets to the meat of its schedule with a three-game stretch vs. #13 Mississippi State, at #6 LSU and vs. #22 Texas A&M. Thus far, Alabama hasn’t really been challenged, outscoring its opponents by almost 33 points per game. The Tide defense has been as good as we’ve seen in years, ranking first in almost all defensive categories. But while the defense understandably gets the publicity, the Alabama offense has been no slouch either, scoring 40+ in five of seven games this year. Quarterback A.J. McCarron leads the nation in pass efficiency and the offense ranks 14th nationally in scoring.

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LSU's Sam Montgomery celebrates during the Tigers' win over South Carolina.
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College Football 2012 – Week Seven Recap

#9 Louisiana State 23, #3 South Carolina 21

After rushing for just 71 total yards in the Tigers’ six previous games, freshman running back Jeremy Hill exploded for 124 yards and two touchdowns to lead LSU to its first home conference win of the year. South Carolina actually led 14-10 with less than 11 minutes to play in the game before LSU rattled off 13 unanswered points in the game's next six minutes.

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College Football 2012 – Week Five Recap

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For a week that was supposed to be lacking in big games or traditional rivalries, this week sure gave us a lot of excitement. West Virginia and Baylor showed us an offensive shootout for the ages. Stanford became the latest Top Ten team to bite the dust. And Texas and Nebraska both needed fourth quarter comebacks to keep their conference title hopes alive.

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The Top 5 FBS Coaches Without a National Title
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The 5 Best College Football Head Coaches Without a National Title

Since his 2000 hiring, Gary Patterson has transformed the Horned Frogs from Division I doormat into a regular top 10 team. Under Patterson, TCU has won at least 11 games in seven out of the last nine seasons. That consistency has racked up five conference championships and an impressive seven bowl wins. Patterson was also named the A.P. Coach of the Year in 2009, and has overseen the development of some legendary players. Most importantly, TCU’s 2012 jump to the Big 12 will finally provide Patterson’s squad with the strength of schedule of a legitimate national contender.

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Who Will Win This Year’s BCS Title? — Sports Survey of the Day

It’s almost that time of year. We are, of course, referring to college football season. So, who has the best chance at winning the national title this year?Right now, it looks like the top spot is up in the air among a few different teams. Both the AP and USA Today have the same teams in their top five, but the orders are bit different.

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Everything You Need to Know for the Sugar Bowl

While most of the BCS drama focused on the final poll and whether Alabama or Oklahoma State should face LSU in the championship game, the Sugar Bowl was not without its own share of controversy.

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Sports Movie of the Week — ‘The Program’ [VIDEO]

While the NFL’s regular season ends this coming weekend, college football is nearly two weeks into its parade of postseason bowls that now stretches well past New Year’s Day. For football-crazy schools, the bowl appearance is the must-have at the end of every season to prove that the program is successful.

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Will ESPN Football Analyst Craig James Take Up a Senate Seat?

College football analyst Craig James is taking some time off from his duties with ESPN to contemplate a run for US Senate in Texas. If he does decide to run before the Monday deadline, he’d do so as a Republican, and face some steep competition as he eyes the vacated seat of the retiring Kay Bailey Hutchison.

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NCAA College Football Bowl Preview — Dec. 17-23

he college bowl season kicks off Saturday night and, while the next week of action doesn’t feature the biggest or most well-known bowl games, it does highlight some up and coming teams. Florida International and Temple are among them, as well as more prominent football powers TCU and Boise State. Here is what to look for this week as the bowl games get underway.

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Do College Football Fans Want the BCS or a Playoff System? — Survey of the Day

It’s pretty well accepted that the BCS system to determine college football’s national championship is unpopular with the public.

But a new survey from Poll Position shows just how hated the BCS -- which uses a mix of human polls, computer rankings and strength of schedule to determine a one-off national championship game — really is.

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