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