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OFI: True Seminoles Come Through
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OFI: True Seminoles Come Through

Florida State didn't need "momentum" to claim the national championship, only to be itself. Matt Hinton reviews the dramatic title game and the rest of college football's bowl season, including the season's final top 25 and Lowsman Trophy Watch.

7 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2014, 7:13pm by www.louisoslo.com/Epi-Nomade-L-r-Veske
SDA Championship Edition: View to a Kill?
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SDA Championship Edition: View to a Kill?

Make a checklist of what a championship team looks like, and Florida State can check every box. Auburn? Not even close. But can FSU overcome the Tigers' prolific ground game, and seven years of SEC dominance on college football's biggest stage?

7 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2014, 7:30pm by Will Allen
SDA Bowl Extravaganza, Part III
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SDA Bowl Extravaganza, Part III

Matt Hinton rings in 2014 with his final round of bowl previews, including a paean to the Bowl Championship Series as the curtain falls on its despised (but necessary) existence.

4 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2014, 2:17pm by Anonymous1111
SDA Bowl Extravaganza, Part II
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SDA Bowl Extravaganza, Part II

Previews of college bowl games through December 31. These may be the last games for both Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel; will they go out with a bang?

8 comments, Last at 22 Apr 2015, 12:41am by changhana
SDA Bowl Extravaganza Part I
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SDA Bowl Extravaganza Part I

Bowl games: There are a lot of them. Matt Hinton breaks down the first week of the postseason in search of something, anything to justify tuning into some of the scrubbier matchups. With advanced stats, analysis and predictions.

4 comments, Last at 26 Dec 2013, 11:06pm by Sid
One Foot Inbounds: Tigers Burning Bright
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One Foot Inbounds: Tigers Burning Bright

Auburn is the most unlikely contender ever to reach the BCS title game, but the Tigers are also hitting top speed at the right time to defend the SEC banner in Pasadena. Plus a new top 25, the Lowsman Trophy watch and the rest from the final regular-season weekend on campus.

7 comments, Last at 27 Jan 2014, 3:51pm by louis vuitton v?skor
SDA: Seven-Year Itch
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SDA: Seven-Year Itch

The SEC's streak of seven consecutive national championships isn't dead yet, but on the final weekend of the regular season, only Michigan State can keep it alive. Plus advanced stats, analysis and picks for the rest of championship Saturday.

4 comments, Last at 22 Mar 2016, 3:41am by ytbtomp3
OFI: Muscle Behind Auburn's Madness
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OFI: Muscle Behind Auburn's Madness

Before the unprecedented finish, Auburn put itself in position for one of the upsets of the year with an unprecedented ground game against the vaunted Alabama defense. Plus analysis, a new top 25, the Lowsman Trophy watch and the rest of a packed rivalry weekend on campus.

2 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2013, 3:21pm by Nick Smith
SDA: Rivalry Week
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SDA: Rivalry Week

The Iron Bowl, the battle for South Carolina, Michigan-Ohio State ... it's a great weekend to have a tryptophan hangover.

14 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2013, 11:06am by Lance
OFI: Ducks in Decline?
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OFI: Ducks in Decline?

For years, Oregon has been automatic against unranked opponents. Is Saturday's lapse at Arizona the first sign of a post-Kelly malaise? Plus a new top 25, the Lowsman Trophy watch and the rest of the weekend on campus.

11 comments, Last at 26 Nov 2013, 6:27pm by NYMike