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Playing Gators vs. LSU last Sunday better than current choices

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For those who think the Florida Gators wanted to use Hurricane Matthew as an excuse to avoid playing LSU last weekend, think again. Despite dealing with injuries, the Florida program would hotly deny they were reluctant to literally tackle the Tigers. Some pundits, and many in Tiger Nation, believe Florida’s actions reveal a fear of playing LSU right now. After all, LSU made two offers to play the game, including moving the game to their cozy confines. To his credit,…

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As SEC tourney begins, Florida’s road just got tougher

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Once upon a time the Florida Gators were in a strong position to be firmly ensconced in the NCAA Tournament field. After losing six of their final nine games, that is no longer the case. The Gators will need a strong showing in the SEC Tournament that is set to begin on Wednesday evening at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Analysts believe Florida must win at least two games to get into the 68-team field to be announced on…

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Leonard Fournette, LSU pummel Texas Tech

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For several weeks, many thought LSU’s Leonard Fournette would win the Heisman Trophy in 2015. He piled up impressive statistics, including a string of 200-yard rushing games, as the Tigers moved to as high as number 3 in the AP Top 25 poll. Then came the disaster against Alabama, when he was held to just 31 yards while Derrick Henry rumbled for 210 yards and three touchdowns. Henry took over as the Heisman favorite. On Tuesday, Fournette looked like the…

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Trouble in Buckeye land; Is LSU about to call Jimbo Fisher?

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This week’s college football games jumbled the national playoff picture. Shocking defeats and bitter reactions are making headlines. The numbers tell the story. Here are just a few that are helping make headlines. 508 – Yards passing by Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott in the Bulldogs’ 51-50 win at Arkansas. He also connected for 2 touchdowns giving him 23 for the year with just 3 interceptions. 250 – Yards rushing by Maryland’s Brandon Ross against Indiana on Saturday. The total was…

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Clemson stays on top of AP Top 25; Gators climb to 8th, Seminoles to 16th

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Unlike last week, the Associated Press Top 25 poll has shown significant movement up and down the rankings. The exception is the top three positions. The Clemson Tigers maintained their hold onto the top spot. Clemson earned 34 of the 61 first place votes with No. 2 Ohio State earning 23 votes and third place Alabama claiming the other four. Florida has moved solidly into the top 10, coming in at No. 8. Florida’s 24-14 victory at South Carolina helped…

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Clemson takes top spot in AP Top 25; Florida stays at 11, FSU at 19

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For the first time this season, someone other than the Ohio State Buckeyes sit atop the AP Top 25 poll. The Clemson Tigers, after their hard-fought, 23-13 victory over Florida State, jumped two spots to claim the Number 1 position. Florida’s unimpressive 9-7 victory over Vanderbilt meant the Gators could do no better than remain at last week’s No. 11 spot. Florida State fell only two positions to number 19 following their loss at Clemson. Ohio State’s casual 28-14 win…

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Tar Heels’ record half, underperforming LSU and other interesting stats from this weekend’s college football

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This week’s college football action had some surprises and near misses. Some of the best performances were on defense, but there were plenty of offensive numbers to talk about. Here are just a few… 404 – Passing yards by No. 21 North Carolina QB Marquise Williams at halftime of the Tar Heels’ 66-31 smashing of arch-rival Duke. Williams finished the game with 494 yards and 4 touchdown passes, while rushing for another. 216 – Receiving yards by No. 2 Baylor’s…

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