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November 28, 2021

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College Football Playoff picks after Week 13

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11:55 PM ET ESPN staff The final week of the 2021 regular season firmly jumbled the College Football Playoff picks, which comes as no surprise after a year full of upsets, close calls and clutch moments. How will Saturday’s top games affect the College Football Playoff chase? What are the......

Crimson comeback: Bama rallies, wins Iron Bowl

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AUBURN, Ala. — Despite turning in one of its most inept offensive performances of the Nick Saban era during regulation, No. 3 Alabama rallied to defeat Auburn 24-22 in the fourth overtime period on Saturday. With 1:35 remaining in the fourth quarter, trailing by seven points and its College Football......

Nick Saban dances in locker room after dramatic Iron Bowl win (video)

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTg1NTkxMTA1MDE2ODMzMTg1/nick-saban-1.jpg Nick Selbe As the old saying goes, to the victor go the spoils. For the normally reserved Alabama head coach Nick Saban, that means letting your hair down for just a bit to revel in a win for the ages. No. 3 Alabama needed every inch to pull off......

Bama top WR tossed from Iron Bowl for targeting

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Alabama leading receiver Jameson Williams was ejected from Saturday’s 24-22 four overtime win over Auburn after being called for targeting. Williams was on the punt defense team and appeared to hit the return man with the crown of his helmet. The play was reviewed and upheld. A few minutes later,......

DeVonta Smith not happy with Alabama offense vs. Auburn

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Salvador Former Alabama star DeVonta Smith aired out some frustrations he has with the Alabama offense as his former team struggled against Auburn.  Smith Tweeted “Why tf we doing all this checking at the LOS?,” while the Tide struggled......

Jameson Williams ejected in Iron Bowl for targeting (video)

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Alabama lost star wide receiver Jameson Williams in the first half against Auburn on Saturday after he was ejected for targeting.  Auburn’s Ja’Varrius Johnson was returning a punt for the Tigers when Williams came flying in and hit him with his helmet. The play was reviewed and officials ruled targeting......

What the numbers say about an 11-2 Alabama and its College Football Playoff chances

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A precedent-breaking playoff decision is hurtling toward the College Football Playoff selection committee — and I’m not talking about Cincinnati. The toughest question the committee may have to wrangle with on selection day could be: what to do with an 11-2 Alabama team? No two-loss team has ever made the......

Nick Saban calls out ‘self-absorbed’ Alabama fans in epic rant

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As No. 3 Alabama gears up for the Iron Bowl against rival Auburn, head coach Nick Saban had a message to what he perceived to be spoiled Crimson Tide fans: Be happy with winning. Speaking on his weekly “Nick Saban Show” on Wednesday, Saban was asked a question about this......

The ultimate guide to the wildest moments ever in Rivalry Week

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It’s finally here, the week that hate — the clean, old-fashioned kind, mind you — is in fashion. If you’ve ever been accused of firing a contractor because he wore a rival’s shirt to your house, this is your time. Put the flag up outside your house. Get the group......

Bearcats join UGA, OSU, Bama in CFP’s top four

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For the first time in the eight-year history of the College Football Playoff, a team from a Group of 5 conference has cracked the top four in the selection committee’s rankings, which would assure it a spot in one of the two semifinals games on New Year’s Eve. Cincinnati, one......

Week 12 overreactions: Finally Michigan’s year? Cincy deprived again? Stay tuned

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There’s just one week of the regular season remaining before Championship Week, but there’s still plenty left at stake in college football. Nine conference championship slots will be determined in games this week, including winner-take-all contests in the Big Ten East (Ohio State at Michigan), Conference USA East (Western Kentucky......

Alabama QB Bryce Young responds to Bo Nix’s officiating comments

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Shapiro Auburn quarterback Bo Nix is already stirring the pot ahead of the Iron Bowl on Saturday as the Tigers host Alabama at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Nix noted Alabama was on the right side of some “obviously controversial calls” in......

Alabama not a CFP lock, the Pac-12’s misfortune and more takeaways

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7:00 AM ET ESPN staff No. 1 Georgia made light work of FCS’ Charleston Southern with a 56-7 victory. Meanwhile, Ohio State treated a top-10 Michigan State team like an FCS club, beating the Spartans by the same score. Week 12 of the college football season gave us Heisman moments,......

The Heisman cases for and against C.J. Stroud, Bryce Young and others

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7:00 AM ET ESPN staff The Heisman Trophy will be awarded in less than three weeks, and no one has run away with it. A quarterback has won the award in four of the past five years, nine of the past 11 years and 12 of the past 15 years.......

AP poll: Ohio State surges three spots to No. 2

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Ohio State is No. 2 in The Associated Press college football poll, surging three spots Sunday past No. 3 Alabama and No. 4 Cincinnati in a close vote. Georgia is a unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the seventh consecutive week, but for the second week in......

What’s next for each team in the AP Top 25?

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2:04 PM ET ESPN staff The AP Top 25 college football poll is out, and after a wild weekend of games, there’s some movement high in the rankings. Here’s what’s next for each ranked team: Previous ranking: 1 Week 12 result: 56-7 win vs. Charleston Southern What’s next: at Georgia......

College Football Playoff picks after Week 12

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9:46 PM ET ESPN staff Another week and another College Football Playoff contender — and conference — falls from the playoff landscape. How will Saturday’s top games affect the College Football Playoff chase? What are the current odds for the top four? The Allstate Playoff Predictor has the answers. Check......

Young shatters Tide mark with 559 yards passing

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Alabama quarterback Bryce Young on Saturday lit up the Arkansas defense for 559 yards, breaking the school’s single-game passing record that had stood for more than half a century. Young set the record when he connected with Slade Bolden for a 27-yard reception early in the fourth quarter to reach......

Scenarios that can reshape the College Football Playoff

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The top seven teams remained unchanged in the College Football Playoff’s third ranking of the season on Tuesday, the fifth time that has happened in CFP history. While there can still be a shake-up in the final three rankings, history tells us what we’re seeing might be very close to......

UGA, Bama, Oregon, OSU hold atop CFP rankings

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With just two weeks left in the regular season, there was very little change, at least at the top, in the third edition of the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings, which were released on Tuesday. The top seven teams — Georgia, Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Michigan and Michigan......

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