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Christian McCaffrey’s Rose Bowl records lift Stanford

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Even with the Heisman Trophy season put together by Alabama’s Derrick Henry, there were still those who thought Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey was the most outstanding (the Heisman definition) and complete football player in America. On Friday, McCaffrey tallied 368 all-purpose yards and scored two touchdowns to lead the Cardinals to a 45-16 rout of the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Rose Bowl. The true sophomore hurt the Hawkeyes, as he hurt other teams on the Cardinals’  schedule, in a number of…

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Michigan State’s last-second TD wins Big 10 Championship

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The No. 5 Michigan State Spartans went nearly the entire game without a touchdown, but got one when it mattered to win the Big 10 Championship in Indianapolis, Ind. A 22-play, 82-yard drive helped Michigan State overcome a 13-9 deficit to the No. 4 Iowa Hawkeyes and win the title, 16-13. Iowa took the lead on the first play of the fourth quarter when QB CJ Beathard connected with Tevaun Smith for an 85-yard touchdown. It appeared that might be…

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Iowa nips Florida State in overtime

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Florida State had opportunities to win Wednesday’s game against Iowa, but the Hawkeyes escaped with a 78-75 win in overtime at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. A crucial Seminoles’ turnover with 19 seconds remaining sealed FSU’s fate. The Seminoles got off to a 6-0 start and stretched the lead to 17-8 with 11:57 left in the first half. Iowa responded with a 17-4 run to take a 25-21 lead with 4:52 remaining. Another Seminole surge gave Florida State the lead at halftime, 32-31.…

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FSU could help decide Big 10 vs. ACC Challenge

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Florida State could determine which conference wins the Big Ten vs. ACC Challenge in men’s basketball on Wednesday. The Seminoles play in one of the final three games of the 14-game, made-for-TV event that seeks to unofficially determine which conference is the best. FSU squares off against the Iowa Hawkeyes in Iowa City, Iowa with tip-off around 9:15 p.m. After the first two nights of the challenge, the conferences are tied at 4-4. The No. 21 Miami Hurricanes helped the…

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Rivalry Week begins on Thanksgiving in Orlando

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This week is billed as “Rivalry Week” in college football with several traditional games taking place. The action begins on Thanksgiving night. The surging South Florida Bulls make the I-4 trip to visit the Central Florida Knights. While the game is a matchup between rivals, Central Florida is not expected to slow down the Bulls. After a 1-3 start, the Bulls have run off six victories in seven games to move to 7-4. The only loss was a 29-17 defeat…

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Clemson, Alabama remain atop CFP rankings; plenty of movement below

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There is no change among the top two teams in the College Football Playoff rankings, but controversy has already begun from spots 3-6. To no one’s surprise, the Clemson Tigers remained the top-rated team with Alabama taking second. The buzz began immediately after Oklahoma was moved up four spots from the previous week to No. 3. Unbeaten Iowa claims the fourth spot, with Michigan State and Notre Dame, the first two teams currently out of the playoff, at No. 5…

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No changes in CFP rankings top 5; Gators No. 8, FSU 14th

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The College Football Playoff rankings show no changes among the top 5 teams this week. Clemson, Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame would be eligible to play for the national championship if the season was over today. Iowa remained at No. 5, but the Oklahoma State Cowboys moved into No. 6 position, despite a difficult win over heavy underdog Iowa State on Saturday. Florida has moved into the top 10 following Saturday’s win over South Carolina. The Gators now hold…

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