College Football Nation Rundown: Upsets and Near Misses

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Another one bites the dust … Well, sort of. The Mississippi State Bulldogs aren’t going to be the No. 1 team in the country come Monday morning. Dak Prescott and Co. went into Tuscaloosa, and for the first time this season they didn’t come out victorious, as No. 5 Alabama defeated (former) No. 1 MSU, 25-20, Saturday. Alabama boasts what is …

“SuperMariota” favorite for the Heisman Trophy

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After a fantastic week 11 in the 2014 College Football season, the Heisman Trophy competition has never been more intense. Teams such as Mississippi State, Alabama, Florida State, and Oregon try to remain or rise up in the College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings and the country’s most outstanding players are attempting to push up their stock in order to …

College Playoff Update: Wait and See

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There was no movement at the top of the polls, but that doesn’t mean there was a shortage of drama. The playoff picture underwent some serious changes as teams saw their playoff dreams dashed while others now find themselves in control of their own destinies. Mississippi State Bulldogs The top ranked team in the nation didn’t have too much of …

An Irreverent Guide to the College Football Playoffs

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Here’s what you need to know about the top eight contenders for the four spots in the College Football Playoff: Mississippi State University Mascot: Now called the Bulldogs. MSU players were formerly known as the Maroons. Fun Fact: MSU denies that the famous Bugs Bunny phrase, “What a Maroon,” referred to Coach Jackie Sherrill who had his team witness the …

College Football Saturday Roundup

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Was there a better Saturday to park your posterior on the couch and mindlessly watch football from sun up to sun down? You’re all well aware of Oregon’s huge victory over the No. 17 Utes this weekend, but we also had six games that featured top 25 teams, and some major upsets that reshaped the landscape in college football. Let’s …

Can Oregon’s Dynamic Offense Continue to Flourish?

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Offense is fun, offense is exciting. We want to see the big plays. We want to see Royce Freeman bulldoze his way to the end zone. We want to see Marcus Mariota drop back and complete a 50 yard pass, and we want to see the Ducks light up the score board. There is one problem, however. Can you rely solely on offense if …

The Ducks Exorcise the Stanford ‘Demon’

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I’ll be honest, Saturday night was one of the best nights I ever had. The Ducks finally took down the Cardinal after experiencing two disappointing performances in the past two season games. Oregon defeated Stanford in a 45-16 blowout victory that ultimately helps the Ducks’ hopes of getting into the playoffs. Marcus Mariota finally beat Stanford and threw for more than 250 …

Pac-12 Update: The Climb Begins

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It wasn’t as wild a weekend of college football as the previous week, but this past Saturday provided plenty of its own excitement. Playoff Contenders Mississippi State Bulldogs In a turn of events that few saw coming, Mississippi State is now the top rated football team in the country. They have certainly earned it, as they have now defeated a …

To the Class of 2014

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Governor Kitzhaber, President Gottfredson, honored guests, graduates and family members. On this graduation day we gather to celebrate the University of Oregon Class of 2014. We look forward to great things and we look back on the time in your life that you may well remember as the best time you ever had … especially six months from today when …

Alabama, Florida State and Oregon Top Initial BCS Standings

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Craig Strobeck The first official BCS standings for 2013 have arrived, and with no surprise, the undefeated and reigning national champion Alabama Crimson Tide is at No. 1.  However, the rest of the field saw significant change, as upsets and the notorious BCS computer calculations once again took over the world of college football. Florida State nudged out Oregon for the …

BCS Recap: Upset City

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from Video Upsets shook the landscape of the BCS conversation this weekend with seven ranked teams losing on Saturday, four of them coming against unranked opponents. The initial BCS rankings will be released this Sunday, and the top tier of teams has seemed to pull away from the rest of the field, but if there is anything to be learned …