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October 18, 2021

College Football

How Mark Stoops brought winning — and fun — back to Kentucky football

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7:30 AM ET Alex Scarborough Close ESPN Staff Writer Covers the SEC. Joined ESPN in 2012. Graduate of Auburn University. Ryan McGee Close ESPN Senior Writer Senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com 2-time Sports Emmy winner 2010, 2014 NMPA Writer of the Year THE HISTORY OF Kentucky Wildcats......

After college football’s chaotic first half, what to watch in Week 7’s biggest games

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7:30 AM ET ESPN staff Just when pundits had penciled in Alabama and Georgia as two unstoppable forces on a collision course for the SEC championship game and College Football Playoff, Texas A&M stepped into the breach and reminded the college football world that there is only one sure thing......

PSU’s Franklin denies his team has faked injuries

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Penn State‘s James Franklin on Wednesday fired back against accusations from Iowa fans and coaches that his players faked injuries in Saturday’s 23-20 loss to the Hawkeyes, saying that strategy “has not shown up” in his 12 years as a head coach. When a reporter asked Franklin specifically how he......

College Football Week 7 Best Bets: Composite Ratings Pick the Winners

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Richard Johnson Time does fly, and after this week we’ll be more or less halfway through the season. The Composite has hovered more or less around 46%. That’s almost bang-on what the win rate against the spread is if you......

Oklahoma cancels media availability as student paper reports on QB reps

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BRYAN TERRY/THE OKLAHOMAN via Imagn Content Services, LLC Lincoln Riley has a difficult decision to make regarding Oklahoma’s starting quarterback ahead of Saturday’s matchup with TCU, but it appears freshman Caleb Williams has the edge. Riley opted against naming a starter during Tuesday’s press conference, noting “we’ll see how it......

College football’s 2021 midseason All-America team

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The teams currently in the mix for the College Football Playoff might be familiar, with Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma and Ohio State in position to once again earn one of the coveted four spots. But many of the players who are leading the way for those teams and others have stepped......

Ferentz: Iowa fans ‘smelled rat’ with PSU injuries

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Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said that while some Penn State players injured in Saturday’s game had legitimate ailments, he understands why Hawkeyes fans booed when other Nittany Lions players went down. Ferentz on Tuesday noted that Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford did not return to the game after leaving early......

Riley on OU’s QB battle: ‘We’ll see how it goes’

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Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley said Tuesday that he does not plan on naming a starting quarterback for Saturday’s game against TCU, days after freshman Caleb Williams replaced Spencer Rattler and led the Sooners to a comeback win over Texas. “We’ll see how it goes Saturday,” Riley said. After two turnovers......

Kirk Ferentz defends Iowa fans booing Penn State players going down

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Riley on OU’s QB battle: ‘We’ll see how it goes’

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Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley indicated Tuesday that he will not publicly name a starting quarterback between Spencer Rattler and Caleb Williams before Saturday’s game against TCU. Source ESPN: Click here for more and to sign up To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n Pics –......

Sources: C-USA to Ask AAC About Reorganizing Both Leagues

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Conference USA executives plan to send a letter Tuesday to their brethren at the American Athletic Conference asking them to consider a regionalization model to reorganize the two leagues, sources tell Sports Illustrated. The proposal, originating from C-USA commissioner Judy MacLeod, would require the conferences to remake themselves based on......

Bama’s done? A RB for Heisman? Breaking down Week 6 overreactions

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We’ve reached the midpoint of what has been an unpredictable 2021 college football season. Already, 40 ranked teams have lost, including defending national champion Alabama on Saturday night. That’s the most in the first six weeks of the season in the AP poll era (since 1936), according to data from......

Evaluating The Best College Football Rivalries

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‘It’s going to happen’: Scott Frost and Nebraska are keeping the faith

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LINCOLN, Neb. — More than an hour after Nebraska lost yet another game in heartbreaking fashion, the callers kept phoning in to Big Red Reaction on the Huskers Radio Network in the early part of Sunday morning. They asked about the playcalling down the stretch in the 32-29 loss to......

Forde-Yard Dash: Quality QB Depth Is at a Premium

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Pat Forde Forty names, games, teams and minutiae making news in college football (antacids sold separately at Louisville, where the last four games—two wins, two losses—have all gone down to the wire): MORE DASH: One-Loss Contenders | USC’s Market THIRD......

What a 12-Team Playoff Would Look Like After Week 6

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This is a weekly Sports Illustrated series using the current college football standings to create an imaginary 12-team playoff bracket based on the model proposed this summer by CFP executives. In case you’ve forgotten, the 12-team model features (1) the six highest-ranked conference champions and (2) the next six highest-ranked......

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