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SDA: The Best Opening Week in Years
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SDA: The Best Opening Week in Years

In what is likely the best opening week of college football we've seen in years, we're treated to a series of neutral-site, out-of-conference matchups that could have a resounding impact on the entire college football season.

2 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2015, 8:19am by nalbritton
OFI: Ohio State Runs Over Oregon
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OFI: Ohio State Runs Over Oregon

The Buckeyes overcame four turnovers by using incredible rushing efficiency, timely explosive plays, and critical defensive stops on third down and in the red zone to claim the first College Football Playoff Championship.

3 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2015, 4:32am by rfh1001
SDA: National Championship Preview
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SDA: National Championship Preview

The very first Playoff National Championship is here, and the two most deserving teams -- the Buckeyes and Ducks -- face off in a game that should be extremely close according to the advanced statistics.

19 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2015, 6:13pm by Will Allen
OFI: Ducks and Buckeyes Advance
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OFI: Ducks and Buckeyes Advance

After three Big Ten upsets to start the day, the Oregon Ducks demolished the defending champion Seminoles and the Buckeyes held on over Alabama to advance to the Playoff Championship.

15 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2015, 7:17am by MC2
2014-2015 SDA Bowl Spectacular Part III
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2014-2015 SDA Bowl Spectacular Part III

The College Football Playoff is finally here as Ohio State-Alabama and Oregon-Florida State headline the incredible New Year's Day matchups.

4 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2015, 8:22pm by gomer_rs
2014-2015 SDA Bowl Spectacular Part II
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2014-2015 SDA Bowl Spectacular Part II

The bowl games heat up with ranked teams facing one another, including matchups between Louisville-Georgia, Nebraska-USC, and Clemson-Oklahoma.

3 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2014, 3:15pm by Sid
2014-15 SDA Bowl Spectacular Part I
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2014-15 SDA Bowl Spectacular Part I

Bowl season begins with the unheralded and unranked, but features several tight pre-Christmas matchups.

3 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2014, 7:56am by Lance
OFI: The First Final Four
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OFI: The First Final Four

All of the Playoff contenders won this week, but the Buckeyes jumped the Horned Frogs to make the Playoff cut. Do the advanced statistics agree with the Committee's decision?

18 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2014, 4:28pm by Pat
SDA: Championship Week
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SDA: Championship Week

It's championship week in college football and several teams are looking for more than just wins -- they also have opportunities to impress the Playoff Selection Committee.

2 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2014, 9:42pm by Sid
OFI: Prepare Your Resume
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OFI: Prepare Your Resume

Florida State is the only undefeated team left, and even they need to get their resume ready for the Committee to review after Rivalry Weekend.