Pac 12 Making a Bowl’d Statement to the ACC

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There are many reasons to believe Oregon will defeat the Florida State Seminoles this Thursday in the Rose Bowl, but how premature would it be to predict the game’s result based on each team’s conference records this Bowl season? Well if I did it certainly wouldn’t be pretty, because among the 11 conferences with teams playing in College Bowl games, the …

An Overearly Ambitious Prediction for the Vegas Crown

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It is the city known for entertainment, unlikely second chances, frightening unpredictability, and a little bit of gambling. It’s the Sin City itself, and as Pac 12 men’s basketball conference play inches closer to tipoff, why not entertain with some early predictions of what to expect in this season’s Pac 12 games before the Las Vegas conference championship becomes slightly …

Playoff And Conference Update: Last Chance to Impress the Committee

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For the first time in a couple weeks there will most likely be a new team in the fourth spot of the College Playoffs. It’s likely the top three spots will remain the same, but thanks to a Mississippi State loss, the fourth spot is open to one of the remaining contenders. CFP Remaining Contenders - One more spot open after Bulldogs drop …

College Playoff Update: Destiny in the Hands of Contenders

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In a week when Mississippi State and Alabama were bound to mix up the College Playoff picture, it was another contender who watched its Playoff hopes vanish among the Giant Killers. Final Four Playoff Contenders – Alabama clears path with win over No.1 MSU Alabama – Coming off of an overtime win in Death Valley against LSU, Alabama headed home with …

Playoff and Conference Update: Ducks Clear the Path to the Playoffs

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Week 9 provided a subtle change to the College Playoff picture after No. 4 Ole Miss suffered another late game loss and other contenders emerged victorious. College Football Playoff Contenders No. 1 Mississippi State – Heading into the locker room down 10-7 at the end of the first half against an Arkansas team that has yet to win a conference …

Playoff Hunt/Pac-12 Update: Ducks inch closer to the Top 5

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After the luck of the Irish fell short in Tallahassee and West Virginia exposed Baylor’s user-friendly defense, only three legitimate playoff contenders remain undefeated. Headed in the Playoff Direction No. 1 Mississippi State Bulldogs After a stellar first half of the season, the Bulldogs cruised into week 8 with their feet up on the dash as they enjoyed their bye …

Playoff Quest/Conference Update: An early October Mass Murder, 11 Top 20 Teams Fall

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Sloppy defense, Predictable Play-calls, Namaste Oregon… For now. The Arizona Wildcats gave Oregon a second half punch they just couldn’t handle. After a bye weekend, the Ducks, ironically, rebounded with their most lethargic performance of the season. With the Ducks giving up a total of 208 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, Arizona’s running backs nearly went untouched off …

Gateway to the Playoffs: Ducks Don’t Coug It; ‘Noles Survive Sans Winston

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Marcus Mariota shines under pressure in conference opener  The first road trip for the Oregon Ducks was not pretty despite managing to survive. Highlighted by seven sacks, the Washington State Cougars exposed Oregon’s obvious weakness in Week 4. With three starting linemen sitting out Saturday due to injuries, the Oregon running game never got going, and the health of Mariota became a concern. Luckily we have this …

Playoff & PAC-12 Update: Ducks jump Bama

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The Classic Autzen Counter-Punch Lands Oregon at No. 2 After a early back and fourth battle, Oregon pulled away thanks to 28 unanswered points as they went on to beat the Michigan State Spartans 46-27. As reward for their signature win, the Ducks passed Alabama to secure the No. 2 rank in the latest AP poll. What does that mean? If …