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Louisville’s Lamar Jackson wins Heisman Trophy

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Lamar Jackson leapt over a loaded field of Heisman Trophy contenders early in the season and by the time he slowed down nobody could catch him. The sensational sophomore quarterback became the first Louisville player to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, beating out preseason favorite Deshaun Watson of Clemson despite some late-season struggles. Baker Mayfield finished third and Oklahoma teammate and fellow finalist Dede Westbrook was fourth. Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers was fifth. Watson, who finished third in Heisman…

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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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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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Week 10 preview: Big 10 battle; Leonard Fournette, LSU face Alabama

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The first weekend of action since the first College Football Playoff rankings have been released features what is usually among the most anticipated games yearly in the Southeastern Conference (No. 1 Alabama at No. 15 LSU) and what could be an elimination game in the Big Ten between No. 9 Nebraska and No. 6 Ohio State. As the calendar switches to the stretch run in November, here are some things you need to know about Week 10 of the college…

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Gators prepare to embark on November to remember

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As October comes to a close, two-thirds of the college football season is now history. As the calendar turns to November, what does the upcoming month look like for the University of Florida? The hope is it ends with the knowledge they will earn a return engagement with Alabama in the SEC Championship Game. To put it simply, it will be a November to remember for Coach Jim McElwain and his team. Florida has three conference games yet to play,…

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AP Top 25 takeaways: Buckeyes still have playoff path

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Another big game for Lamar Jackson. Another bad game for Charlie Strong. Another non-offensive touchdown for Alabama. Just when it looked like the college football weekend was going to be filled with more of the same, Penn State pulled off the biggest upset of the season. Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from Week 8. 1. As No. 2 Ohio State picks up the pieces from a surprising loss at Happy Valley, the most important thing to know is this: If the…

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Winners and losers of Gators game switch to LSU

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So the Gators will be playing at LSU after all. Despite a firm assurance the game would only be played in The Swamp, Florida will be traveling in the direction of a real swamp in Louisiana. It has been an acrimonious two weeks between two of the SEC’s top programs. If a detailed account described in a Fox Sports publication called Outkick the Coverage accurately describes the last 10 days, Florida does not come off well. It details LSU providing…

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