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Alabama, SEC trying to climb back to college football summit

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Alabama and the Southeastern Conference are trying to climb back atop the college football mountain.

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5 Things for Week 4: Nick Chubb’s Chance; Pressure on Gus Malzahn

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Week 4 of the college football season has the Southeastern Conference in the spotlight as a couple teams try to break long losing streaks to their opponents, and a few coaches face referendum games with their fanbases. BEST GAME No. 10 Texas A&M vs. No. 17 Arkansas at Arlington, Texas. No. 14 Tennessee-No. 19 Florida probably has the most pressure on one team — hello, Volunteers. No. 12 Georgia-No. 23 Mississippi has star power with Nick Chubb, Chad Kelly and…

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Could Mark Richt wind up in Miami?

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Mark Richt is at a crossroads. He has won a lot of games as the coach of the Georgia Bulldogs; 141 to be exact. Had he won number 142 on Saturday, the tone of the discussions surrounding him today would be quite different. The Florida Gators’ 27-3 romp in Jacksonville on Saturday started the latest vigil for a coach at a prominent program. Nine times during his 15-year tenure, Richt’s teams have won at least 10 games. While a few…

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Week 6 College Football by the numbers

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Saturday brought out several top performances in college football. Here are just a few. 1,022 – Rushing yards piled up this season by LSU’s Leonard Fournette. The Heisman Trophy hopeful added 159 on Saturday against South Carolina in the Tigers’ 45-24 win over South Carolina. He faces his stiffest challenge on Saturday when Florida comes to town. 405—Passing yards piled up by Miami’s Brad Kaaya in the Hurricanes’ narrow 29-24 loss on the road to Number 12 Florida State. Kaaya…

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Gators firmly in control of their own destiny

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After Saturday’s 21-3 win over the Missouri Tigers, the Florida Gators can feel good about a conference win on the road against a quality opponent. They can feel great about their immediate future. By improving their conference record to 4-0, the Gators are firmly in command of their post season future. They are now the odds-on favorite to represent the Eastern Division in the SEC Championship Game for the first time since 2009. Going into Saturday, Georgia and Florida were…

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Mark Richt and Georgia seek signature win at Alabama’s expense

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Saturday is full of important college football games that are sure to shake up the rankings. Squarely in the mix of those games is the visit of Number 3 Mississippi to Ben Hill Griffin Stadium to take on Number 25 Florida. It has been some time since the Gators had such an important game. The game drawing the largest national interest is Mark Richt’s Number 8 Georgia Bulldogs hosting Number 13 Alabama. The game is huge for both teams. Alabama,…

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Week four college football by the numbers

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The biggest news in Florida was the Gators comeback win over Tennessee to keep their winning streak alive against the Vols at 11. Some other newsworthy games and corresponding numbers occurred throughout the country. 244 – Yards rushing by Number 8 LSU’s Heisman contender Leonard Fournette in the Tigers’ 34-24 victory at Syracuse. He became the first LSU runner to tally consecutive 200-yard rushing games in the program’s storied history. Another 87-yard romp was called back by penalty. 143 –…

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