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J.T Barrett Sets New Ohio State Record for Total Offense, Most Touchdown Passes

When Braxton Miller went down with season-ending shoulder surgery in August, Ohio State fans were concerned. And with good reason. Redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett, who had never taken a collegiate snap, was the Buckeyes’ new starting quarterback.

Turns out, no one had any reason to worry. Following a slow start, Barrett has been exceptional as Ohio State’s starter. Saturday afternoon, he set Ohio State records for total offense in a season and touchdown passes in a season in the Buckeyes’ 42-27 win over Indiana. OSU also clinched the Big Ten East title and a berth in Dec. 6's Big Ten title game. 

Barrett’s fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Jalin Marshall was his 31st touchdown pass of the season, breaking the record held by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Troy Smith in 2006. He also passed Miller’s single-season total offense mark of 3,310 yards, set in 2012.

Barrett finished the game completing 25 of 35 passes for 302 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions, adding 78 yards rushing. 

It was his fourth 300-yard passing game of the season, and Barrett also has a pair of 100-yard rushing games this season. He has emerged as a legit Heisman Trophy candidate, and while OSU coach Urban Meyer began the season by saying Miller would get his job back without question next fall, that isn’t an open-and-shut case any more.

Last week, Meyer told Doug Lesmerises of The Cleveland Plain Dealer that "competition brings out the best" in players and said that OSU was “fortunate” to have both players in the fold.

Barrett is a dangerous passer and runner. He entered Saturday as the Buckeyes’ No. 2 rusher and has clearly improved with every week. He’ll be a huge asset for Ohio State’s program going forward, and these will be far from the last records he breaks in an OSU uniform.

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Colorado vs. Oregon: Live Score and Highlights

Oregon 30, Colorado 3 ; HALFTIME

Looking to solidify their standing as one of the top teams in the country, the No. 2 Oregon Ducks (9-1) will play host to the Colorado Buffaloes (2-8) Saturday afternoon in Eugene. 

The game will begin at 4:30 p.m. ET. It can be seen on the Pac-12 Network. 

Odds Shark has Oregon as a 34-point favorite. A full box score can be found here, courtesy of NCAA.com. 

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Colorado vs. Oregon: Live Score and Highlights

Oregon 27, Colorado 3 ; Late 2nd Quarter Looking to solidify their standing as one of the top teams in the country, the No. 2 Oregon Ducks (9-1) will play host to the Colorado Buffaloes (2-8) Saturday afternoon in Eugene...

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Kansas Punter Fumbles After Botched Snap, Nopes out of Recovering It

The Kansas Jayhawks were trying to pull off an upset against the Oklahoma Sooners, but after the first half, it doesn't look like that's going to happen.

In the first half, Kansas punter Trevor Pardula couldn't catch a high snap, but instead of trying to dive on the ball, he watched as the Sooners jumped on top of the ball.

The Jayhawks trailed 24-0 at halftime.

[Vine, h/t College Spun]

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Treon Harris Injury: Updates on Florida Star's Knee and Return

Florida freshman quarterback Treon Harris suffered an apparent knee injury in Saturday's game against Eastern Kentucky. 

OnlyGators.com had the news:

Harris' injury occurred late in the third quarter on a quarterback run, and he was immediately replaced by junior Jeff Driskel. He was 4-of-12 for 162 yards and two touchdowns before coming out.

The freshman had supplanted Driskel as Florida's starter after leading the Gators to a win at Tennessee. He went on to lead Florida to wins over Georgia and Vanderbilt before an overtime defeat to South Carolina at home led to the firing of head coach Will Muschamp.

Driskel will almost certainly finish out 2014 at quarterback should Harris be unable to return.

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Western Carolina vs. Alabama: Live Score and Highlights

Alabama 38, Western Carolina 14 - Halftime

With all eyes and minds in the Yellowhammer State on next week's Iron Bowl, there won't have to be much emotional investment in Alabama's tune-up game Sunday against Western Carolina.

The Catamounts are a decent Southern Conference team—or a "good little team," in Alabama coach Nick Saban's words—that sits at 7-4 after a strong season, but they aren't in the same stratosphere as the newly anointed No. 1 team in the College Football Playoff rankings.

'Bama is 9-1, with its only loss coming at Ole Miss, and after wins over LSU and previous No. 1 Mississippi State in consecutive weeks, the Crimson Tide are playing their best football of the year.

But the Tide is really sputtering in the first half of this game, and WCU came to Tuscaloosa to shock the world. Bama is just too strong, however, and pulling away late in the half.

The Catamounts are taking advantage of tons of Tide miscues, and this one's interesting.

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Boston College vs. Florida State: Live Score and Highlights

Florida State 17, Boston College 17 -- End of 3rd Quarter

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Samford vs. Auburn: Live Score and Highlights

After a very tough road trip, the Auburn Tigers look to bounce back against Samford at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The game will kick off at 7 p.m. EST, and it will air on ESPNU.

The Tigers have lost two straight SEC games and are now out of the College Football Playoff picture as well as the race for the SEC title. But all is not lost because the Tigers need to win out to have a good shot of reaching a New Year's Day bowl.

And it starts with a contest against Samford, which is having a solid season in the FCS. This should be a game where the Tigers can fix some things they need to correct before facing Alabama next weekend.

Be sure to come back here when the game kicks off for the latest scoring updates, highlights and analysis.

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Maryland vs. Michigan: Live Score and Highlights

Michigan 16, Maryland 9 (Late 3rd Quarter)

Devin Gardner's 15-yard rushing touchdown makes the difference for Michigan. 

Keep your browser locked to this live blog for the latest score updates, news, gems from the Web and more as the Wolverines and Terps square off for the first time since 1990. Michigan has won each of the three previous meetings. 

 

Follow Bleacher Report's Michigan Wolverines football writer Adam Biggers on Twitter: @AdamBiggers81.

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Louisville vs. Notre Dame: Live Score and Highlights

Louisville 17, Notre Dame 20—Middle of the 3rd Quarter

For two big-named programs located in adjacent states, you wouldn't expect 2014 to mark the first-ever meeting between Notre Dame and Louisville, but that's exactly what's on tap Saturday in South Bend.

 

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College Football Week 13: Live Scores, Highlights and Reaction

Keep it locked right here as we bring you live Week 13 College Football coverage!

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Ole Miss vs. Arkansas: Live Score and Highlights

Arkansas 20, Ole Miss 0—Mid 3rd Quarter

The Arkansas Razorbacks (5-5, 1-5 SEC) are leading the No. 8 Ole Miss Rebels (8-2, 4-2) Saturday afternoon in Fayetteville.

Catch the conference tilt on CBS. Bleacher Report is providing live scoring updates and in-game analysis. Please add your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Georgia's Chris Conley Lays out for Impressive TD Catch vs. Charleston Southern

The Georgia Bulldogs had no problem putting points on the board against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers, but that doesn't mean that everything they did was easy.

In the first half, Georgia wide receiver Chris Conley laid out for an impressive 23-yard touchdown grab. Take a look at the catch from another angle below.

The Bulldogs led, 38-3, at halftime and are looking to do whatever they can to sneak into the SEC Championship Game by the end of the season.

[Vine]

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Nebraska Blocks Field Goal, Returns It for Touchdown vs. Minnesota

The Minnesota Golden Gophers were expecting to draw closer against the Nebraska Cornhuskers with an easy 30-yard field-goal attempt, but things didn't go according to plan.

The Cornhuskers ended up blocking the field goal, with Nate Gerry recovering the ball and taking it all the way to the other end zone for a touchdown. Nebraska increased its lead to 21-7 as a result.

[SnappyTV]

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Cold Hard Fact for Saturday, November 22, 2014

Fact: The Mississippi State Bulldogs are looking to win 10 regular-season games for the first time in school history.

Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light.

 

Source: ESPN Stats & Info

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Lee Corso Picks Yale to Beat Harvard, Handsome Dan Licks Kirk Herbstreit's Face

This week's headgear pick for College GameDay's Lee Corso was between the Harvard Crimson and Yale Bulldogs, and while he hasn't always had luck picking teams with dog mascots, he didn't shy away from his choice.

Corso picked Yale despite the Bulldogs playing at Harvard as underdogs. After making the pick, Corso brought Yale mascot Handsome Dan onto the set. While Corso put on the headgear, the real bulldog began to lick Kirk Herbstreit's face.

[YouTube, h/t College Spun]

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Charleston Southern vs. Georgia: Live Score and Highlights

Late Third Quarter

Georgia 48, Charleston Southern 3

Brice Ramsey is in at quarterback and Nick Chubb's day is over, but the Bulldog offense continues to roll and the defense remains stout.  Can Charleston Southern get some sparks in the second half?

Follow along here for live analysis.

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Indiana vs. Ohio State: Live Score and Highlights

Ohio State 21, Indiana 20 — Early 4th quarter

Game action is now underway between No. 6 Ohio State (9-1) and Indiana (3-7). The Big Ten Network is televising the matchup from Columbus .

We are watching the game, providing live analysis as the action unfolds:

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College Football: Top 5 Games to Watch in Week 13

The 2014 college football season is just a few weeks away from conference championship weekend, as well as finding out which teams will play in the inaugural College Football Playoff.

The wildest division race remaining is the Pac-12 South Division, where five of six teams in the division are still in contention to play in the Pac-12 title game in Santa Clara, California. The most hyped game of the day will be No. 19 USC traveling to the Rose Bowl to clash with rival No. 9 UCLA in what will be an intense contest with division title hopes at stake.

The other matchup taking place in the South Division will be No. 15 Arizona traveling north to Salt Lake City to face a dangerous No. 17 Utah team.

The Big Ten West Division race is still up for grabs, despite Wisconsin being the favorite at the moment to represent the division in the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis. The 16th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers will look to take down Iowa on the road with their lethal rushing attack led by Melvin Gordon, while No. 25 Minnesota hopes to upset No. 23 Nebraska on the road for the first time since 1960.

Depending on the outcomes on Saturday, Wisconsin and Minnesota could face off in a heated rivalry game for the West Division title next week.

No. 8 Ole Miss continues to stay up in the rankings and keep itself in position for the College Football Playoff, even though it lost two of its last three games. A road trip at Arkansas should present a challenge for the Rebels Saturday afternoon.

In what will be another critical week of division matchups, here are the top five games to watch.

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Minnesota vs. Nebraska: Live Score and Highlights

The Minnesota Golden Gophers and the Nebraska Cornhuskers are getting set to do battle at Memorial Stadium. The game will kick off at noon EST and will be televised on ESPN.

Both teams are coming off tough losses last week. Minnesota fell short of upsetting Ohio State 31-24, while Nebraska got run over by Wisconsin 59-24.

Both teams have the same record at 7-3 and like to play a similar style of football. Minnesota likes to establish the run with David Cobb. The senior running back has rushed for 1,350 yards (third in the Big Ten) and 11 touchdowns.

However, the Cornhuskers like to do the same thing, and their running back is no slouch either. Ameer Abdullah has rushed for 1,319 yards and 17 touchdowns in 10 games this year, which has led him to be a semifinalist for the Doak Walker Award.

Be sure to come back to this blog as soon as the game kicks off for the latest scoring updates and highlights.

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