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05 Dec 2011, 09:38pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Defending (Gasp!) The BCS

As unpopular as the BCS may be, it does do one thing rather well: award the team that had the best overall season in college football with the national championship trophy.

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29 Nov 2011, 10:05pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Oklahoma State's Defensive Edge

Total defense? Scoring defense? When we discard garbage time, adjust for pace and efficiency, and consider strength of opposition, the Oklahoma State Cowboys defense actually has a pretty good resume.

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21 Nov 2011, 10:49pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: LSU-Arkansas Might Be Special

Both the Razorbacks and Tigers rank in the top-10 in Special Teams Efficiency (STE), but they excel in different ways. For Arkansas, its the electric punt and kickoff return teams; for LSU, punting and place kicking. Brian Fremeau breaks down the matchups to watch for in between offensive series.

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18 Nov 2011, 09:57am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: No Case For Houston

Houston has much more in common with the 2007 Hawaii Warriors (a team that flopped badly in a Sugar Bowl matchup with Georgia) than with the non-AQ BCS busters like Utah, Boise State, and TCU that have thrived in recent seasons.

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07 Nov 2011, 11:28pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Stanford's Edge Over Oregon

The two teams leading the nation in net Points per Value Drive face off this weekend in Palo Alto. Which will rule the day -- Stanford's consistency or Oregon's explosiveness?

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31 Oct 2011, 02:33pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Projecting the Conference Races

Taking a look at the likely winners of some close conference races in college football.

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17 Oct 2011, 12:01pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Pitfalls Ahead for BCS Top Teams

The top four teams in the initial BCS standings set up nicely for a four-team playoff. But let's not get ahead of ourselves.

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11 Oct 2011, 08:41pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: One and Two-Loss BCS Contenders

The season is six weeks old, and there are many undefeated programs eagerly anticipating the announcement of the initial BCS standings next week. The pecking order at the top will be all about the BCS championship game, but there are several other teams with a blemish or two on the record that can still make a strong run to the finish.

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03 Oct 2011, 10:28pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: A&M Will Struggle In SEC

We ran retrodictive projections of Texas A&M against every SEC schedule, and found that even the strongest Aggies teams would be likely to win one fewer game per year in their new conference than they would in the Big 12.

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26 Sep 2011, 11:57pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Alabama's Two-Step Schedule

Alabama took care of business in impressive fashion against Arkansas, but now have to turn around and face a similarly formidable opponent on the road one week later. Which of the national championship contenders face the toughest consecutive game stretch this season?

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