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SEC faces strong challenges as college football’s top dog

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When LSU’s Ed Orgeron matter of factly declared the SEC as “the best conference in the United States,” he was mostly preaching to the choir in the league’s backyard. But the Southeastern Conference’s once-undisputed status as college football’s top league is facing strong challenges from both the ACC and Big Ten despite Alabama’s best efforts.

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LSU manhandles Louisville in Citrus Bowl

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The LSU Tigers made Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson look like an average quarterback on Saturday in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl in Orlando. With Jackson unable to create a single touchdown, the Tigers rolled over the Louisville Cardinals 29-9. With LSU missing NFL-bound running back Leonard Fournette, backup Derrius Guice rumbled for 138 yards and a touchdown to help crush the Cardinals. Fournette sat out the game to avoid injury as he prepares for the NFL draft. Jackson…

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LSU, Louisville happy to be playing in Citrus Bowl

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Several fascinating matchups are in store for the 2016-17 bowl season. The Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando is certainly one of them. The LSU Tigers are among college football’s most prestigious programs over time while the Louisville Cardinals are on the verge of joining elite status through recent success. Both have big name players. This game is expected to feature the 2016 Heisman Trophy winner. Louisville’s Lamar Jackson is the favorite to win the…

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No. 2 Florida State looks to contain Louisville’s Lamar Jackson

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Florida State has its hands full going up against Louisville dual-threat quarterback Lamar Jackson, and that was before the second-ranked Seminoles lost one of their most versatile defensive players. Coach Jimbo Fisher said during Monday’s press conference that defensive back Derwin James was having surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee. The injury occurred during the second half of last Saturday’s win over Charleston Southern . The 6-foot-3, 211-pound sophomore has emerged as one of the nation’s top…

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U of L’s Lamar Jackson rocks Music City Bowl

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Probably not many football fans have heard of Lamar Jackson outside of Louisville, Ky., with the exception of Boynton Beach, Fla. After his performance in the Music City Bowl on Wednesday, he will certainly be remembered in the history books. Jackson helped the Louisville Cardinals beat the Texas A&M Aggies 27-21 with his right arm and both of his feet. He passed for 227 yards and two touchdowns while running for 226 more and another two scores. Jackson is only…

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