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AP Top 25 takeaways: Texas A&M falls; ‘Bama blanks LSU

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Mississippi State’s upset of Texas A&M just a few days after the first College Football Playoff rankings was a good reminder: When it comes to the selection committee’s top 25, “controversies” often don’t last long. The Aggies were a surprising fourth ahead of unbeaten Washington in the first CFP rankings, but they won’t be in that spot anymore. Fans will have to find something new to complain about on Tuesday – which probably won’t be too tough. Week 10 featured…

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Washington State holds on to beat Hurricanes in Sun Bowl

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For a few minutes in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s Hyundai Sun Bowl in Texas, interim Miami coach Larry Scott had to think he would go out a winner. In the end, Washington State hung on to defeat the Hurricanes 20-14. It was Washington State’s first bowl win in 12 years and stretched Miami’s bowl losing streak to 6. The Hurricanes finished the season at 8-5 and the Cougars were 9-4. “I just figured we’d win this one and go…

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Three matchups between ranked teams dot Saturday’s football schedule

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As the college football season enters the last quarter, some season-defining matchups loom, including rivalry games. This week is not one of the most exciting overall, but at least three quality matchups loom. No. 2 Alabama heads to Starkville to take on No. 17 Mississippi State. The Bulldogs look to knock Alabama out of the national championship picture while throwing the SEC Western Division into total chaos. A victory by Alabama would leave them in the driver’s seat. The size…

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