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Florida State Seminoles vs. Florida Gators: Live Score and Highlights

the No. 12 Florida Gators are looking to end their slide against one of their top rivals when they host the No. 13 Florida State Seminoles in The Swamp Saturday night.

With a strong finish, the Gators (10-1) could play their way into a playoff berth, but their sights are set on the Seminoles (9-2), who have won four of the last five matchups by an average of nearly 16 points.

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 ET and will be televised nationally by ESPN.

We’ll be watching the matchup and providing live analysis as the action unfolds:

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Notre Dame vs. Stanford: Live Score and Highlights

Notre Dame at Stanford—7:30 p.m. ET, Fox

Another great rivalry game kicks off in the final week of the regular season, as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish head out to The Farm to take on the Stanford Cardinal.

Notre Dame (10-1) is ranked No. 6 in the College Football Playoff rankings, while Stanford (9-2, 8-1 Pac-12) is ranked No. 9. The Cardinal have already won the Pac-12 North Division title and await the winner of USC-UCLA for next week's Pac-12 title game, but a loss for the Cardinal tonight would all but kill their hopes for a berth in the playoff, even with a conference title. Of course, the Fighting Irish are in the same position.

At No. 6, the Irish are still on the outside looking in, and tonight is the final opportunity the Irish will have to impress the committee before the final rankings come out.

Essentially, this is an elimination game. The winner is guaranteed to get into the playoff, but the loser is all but guaranteed to not receive an invitation to play in the culminating four-team tournament.

Stanford will look to exploit some holes on both the offense and defense of the Irish, as injuries are taking their toll on Notre Dame. Starting running back C.J. Prosise is doubtful while standout corner KeiVarae Russell is out with a stress fracture to his tibia.

Notre Dame leads the all-time series, 19-10, but the Cardinal have won the last three meetings away from Notre Dame Stadium.

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Texas A&M Aggies vs. LSU Tigers: Live Score and Highlights

Riding the momentum of a two-game win streak, the Texas A&M Aggies enter Baton Rouge aiming to knock off the slumping LSU Tigers, who have stumbled through three straight losses following an undefeated start to the year. The last few years of history will stand in the Aggies' way, as they have been unable to down LSU since joining the conference in 2012. 

In addition to the on-the-field battle between the two former top ten squads, a cluster of dramatic storylines will accompany this matchup. The most nationally significant remains the status of Tigers head coach Les Miles job security, which has been shaky the past few weeks. Falling to A&M and former beloved defensive coordinator John Chavis may certainly serve as the final straw. 

Speaking of the Aggie defense, sophomore defensive end Myles Garrett leads a unit coming off its first shutout performance in years. Since the addition of Chavis to the staff, the defense has been a squad possessed, transforming a prior weakness into a strength. 

Opposite Chavis' defensive squad is a ground-focused rushing attack led by Leonard Fournette, a unit that has struggled since its embarrassing performance against Alabama. In order to keep the Aggies off balance, LSU must look to quarterback Brandon Harris, who has developed into a potent threat out of the backfield. 

Stay tuned for breaking news, commentary and analysis as the 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff approaches on the SEC Network. 

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Auburn WR Jason Smith Makes Juggling Catch off Self-Tip for 77-Yard TD vs. Bama

In a game in which touchdowns have been hard to come by, the Auburn Tigers found the end zone late in the third quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide for the first time Saturday on a wild play.

On 3rd-and-12 from the Auburn 23-yard line, Tigers quarterback Jeremy Johnson hit Jason Smith down the field. However, he was unable to catch the pass—initially.

The sophomore receiver tipped the ball to himself and eventually hauled it in. By that point, Smith was behind the Crimson Tide defense and had a clear path to the end zone.

The crazy touchdown helped cut Alabama's lead to 19-13 with less than five minutes to play in the third quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

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Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State Offense Earn Redemption in Blowout over Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — For all of the talk about the first-ever matchup between Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh, the 112th edition of "The Game" won't be remembered for the Ohio State Buckeyes head coach's X's and O's or the new Michigan Wolverines commander's intensity.

Rather, when this chapter of college football's most storied rivalry is retold, its uniqueness won't be due to either of the coaches on the sideline, but rather the player who took over on the field.

After having spent the past week at the center of the college football world for his actions following the Buckeyes' loss to Michigan State, Ezekiel Elliott did his best to remain there. It's a space he could now occupy through the Dec. 12 Heisman Trophy presentation as well, following his 214-yard, two-touchdown performance in Ohio State's 42-13 win over the Wolverines on Saturday.

"I don't lobby," Meyer said after the game. "Or maybe I do. He should be in New York [as a Heisman Trophy finalist]. He's one of the best players in America. He should be a Heisman guy."

Meyer's warm words toward his star running back wouldn't have been expected just seven day ago, when Elliott ripped the Buckeyes coaching staff's play-calling in the team's 17-14 loss to the Spartans, which removed Ohio State from control of its own destiny in the race for the Big Ten East division title. But while Meyer didn't agree with the Elliott's choice to take his frustration public, the fourth-year Buckeyes head coach clearly didn't disagree with the criticism either, as evidenced by Elliott tallying 30 carries against Michigan, compared to just the 12 he received against Michigan State.

The 6'1", 225-pounder made the most of his opportunities as well, gashing the Wolverines for his second-highest rushing total of the 2015 season.

After the game, Elliott apologized for his outburst a week ago, which included the declaration that he would be leaving Ohio State for the NFL at season's end.

"I really let my emotions get the most of me," Elliott explained. "I regret everything I said. I want to be the ultimate team player. That's what I strive to be...I would never want to do anything to hurt this university or hurt us from what our goal was...I'm glad we were able to bounce back this week after that tough loss."

The relationship between Meyer and Elliott—the two spent Thanksgiving together for the third consecutive year this past week, according to Meyer—wasn't the only thing that appeared to have been repaired on Saturday. After posting a dismal 132 yards and scoring just 14 points against the Spartans a week ago, the Buckeyes offense as a whole appeared to return to championship form in the final week of the regular season.

Some of that had to do with the increased emphasis on giving the ball to Elliott, in addition to the play of an OSU offensive line that also paved the way for quarterback J.T. Barrett to rush for 139 yards and three scores in his second, and the Buckeyes' fourth, straight win over their arch-rivals. But a big part of Ohio State's adjustment came with the decision to move first-year offensive coordinator Ed Warinner to the coaches' press box, after he spent the first 11 games of the season standing on the sideline.

"We had to make a move," Meyer said of his choice to change vantage point of Warinner, who also serves as the Buckeyes' offensive line coach. "It was difficult. You could only do that with a veteran offensive line. You do that with a young offensive line and it's a mess."

Said Barrett of the difference with Warinner calling the game from above: "We played could see they were getting tired."

That resulted in Ohio State out-gaining Michigan by a 482-364 margin, with the Buckeyes running 69 offensive plays, 24 more than the 45 they ran against the Spartans a week prior. And while the Ohio State passing game remained limited, it was at least able to stretch the field at times for Elliott, with Michael Thomas and Jalin Marshall each hauling in passes of 25 or more yards.

For arguably the first time since a blowout road win over Rutgers on Oct. 24, the Buckeyes offense was hitting on all cylinders, this time against a Wolverines defense that ranked second in the nation entering the weekend.

But with Michigan State grabbing a commanding lead over Penn State 70 miles north in East Lansing on Saturday, it may be too little too late, as the Spartans appear poised to clinch the Big Ten East title.

Even while sitting at 11-1 and ranked eighth in the most-recent College Football Playoff standings, one would imagine it would be tough for Ohio State to make the playoff committee's final four without an appearance in next weekend's Big Ten Championship Game. One underwhelming performance in a three-point game could prove to be the difference for the Buckeyes this season when it comes to defending their national title.

"You live and you learn," Barrett said. "That's just a life lesson."

And as for Elliott, who is still long shot to win the Heisman Trophy but may have very well sealed a trip to New York City in two weeks?

"The Heisman, it would mean a lot to me, it would mean a lot to my family," he said. "But honestly, I just want to have an opportunity to repeat what we did last year. I just pray for the opportunity to go out there and repeat what we did last year."

But at this point, prayer might be all Elliott and the Buckeyes have left when it comes to their playoff hopes.


Ben Axelrod is Bleacher Report's Big Ten lead writer. You can follow him on Twitter @BenAxelrod. Unless noted otherwise, all quotes were obtained firsthand. All statistics courtesy of Recruiting rankings courtesy of 247Sports.

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Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State: Live Score and Highlights from 2015 Egg Bowl

Ole Miss 7, Mississippi State 0—Early 1st Quarter

We are underway in Starkville, Mississippi, as the No. 21 Mississippi State Bulldogs (8-3, 4-3) host the 18th-ranked Ole Miss Rebels (8-3, 5-2) in the 112th edition of the Egg Bowl. 

You can watch the game live on ESPN2, but make sure to stay right here for the latest news, notes, analysis and the best postgame coverage around.

The official box score is available at

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Mike London: Latest News, Rumors Surrounding Virginia Coach's Future

The Virginia Cavaliers finished 4-8 to mark their fourth consecutive losing season under head coach Mike London, prompting continued speculation he may be on his way out after six years in Charlottesville.

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London Talks Future Following Season Finale Saturday, Nov. 28

London and the Cavaliers allowed 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter that cost them their final game of the season to rival Virginia Tech, which claimed its 12th straight in the Commonwealth Cup rivalry, 23-20.

In his postgame press conference, London discussed his future with Virginia, per Andrew Ramspacher of the Daily Progress:

London closed his press conference with solace, per Damon Dillman of Newsplex:

That London, who is 27-46 over six seasons, is still prowling the sidelines in Charlottesville is a surprise. He’s led Virginia to a bowl game only once, and that was in 2011—long before most of the current team was enrolled.

For a program that once had pride among the ACC, it’s time for a massive makeover, starting at the top.

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Jordan Elliott to Michigan: Wolverines Land 4-Star DT Prospect

Michiganbolstered its future defensive line in a big way Saturday, as it secured a commitment from talented defensive tackle recruit Jordan Elliott.

Elliott sent out a tweet confirming his commitment to the Wolverines:

The Houston native is rated as a 4-star prospect by 247Sports, and he's ranked as the No. 14 defensive tackle and No. 98 overall player in the Class of 2016. Elliott's commitment moves Jim Harbaugh's recruiting class for 2016 up to No. 7 in the nation, per 247Sports.

According to a tweet from Elliott in July, he was interested in several of the top teams in college football:

The 6'4", 305-pound behemoth's recruitment has been an interesting saga, as he committed to and decommitted from both Baylor and Houston. After he reopened his availability for the second time, USA Today reported that he had whittled down his choices to Baylor, Michigan and Texas.

Elliott truly turned the heads of those overseeing college football powers in 2014 when he racked up 78 tackles, 31 stops for loss and 12 sacks, according to 247Sports. Add in the fact that he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.86 seconds, and it is easy to see why he was so heavily recruited.

The Westside High School product already has the prototypical size needed to step in and produce at the collegiate level right away, but his athleticism and explosiveness truly set him apart.

There is no question that Elliott will have to undergo a transition process, as the offensive linemen he'll encounter in college will be even bigger and stronger than what he is accustomed to, but he may be better equipped than most of his peers.

While it took Elliott some time and a few missteps before he finally settled on his school of choice, it certainly looks to be a strong fit in terms of what he brings to the table.

Elliott has a special skill set that could make him a superstar, and his versatility is something that could pay major dividends for Michigan for many years to come.


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2015 Palmetto Bowl: Game Grades, Analysis for Clemson vs. South Carolina

We keep waiting for Clemson to "pull a Clemson," but maybe the Tigers have turned a page in the history books and have truly emerged as another on the list of power programs of the future.

Along with teams like Baylor, Oklahoma State, Michigan State and Stanford, Clemson is showing that not only can the Tigers win, but they can win when it counts: late in November against tough opponents and rivals with the season on the line.

The South Carolina Gamecocks gave it an amazing effort, but, in the end, Clemson made a few more plays when it mattered most. It's time to delve in and dissect all of the good, bad and ugly in this week's game grades for both Clemson and South Carolina.

Here is the box score from today's game, via


Clemson Pass Offense

Deshaun Watson is a game-day player, that's for sure. There's no question about his ability to manage a game, make big plays when needed and, despite his renown as a running quarterback, he can throw the ball with the best of them, too.

Today, Watson showed why he's such an asset to a team like Clemson. Watson completed 20 of his 27 throws for 279 yards and a touchdown, but most importantly, he didn't throw any dreaded interceptions that can kill a favored team in a rivalry game on the road.

Deon Cain led the Tigers with five receptions for 96 yards, including a 55-yard score. Jordan Leggett had four receptions for 73 yards.


Clemson Run Offense

We're not done heaping praise on Watson, either.  He led all rushers with 114 yards and three rushing touchdowns, while Wayne Gallman also eclipsed the 100-yard mark on the ground with 102 yards.

Dual-threat quarterbacks are all the rage, and so many quarterbacks are described as such. But a quarterback who can pick up a few yards on the ground isn't really a true threat, is he? Watson is. He's a legitimate threat to pick up major chunks of yards on the ground, both in designed quarterback running plays, but also when the play breaks down and he escapes the pocket on his own initiative.

South Carolina didn't have the athletes on defense to stop Watson today, and Clemson's future foes will be hard pressed to find a way to slow Watson's amazing yardage pace.


Clemson Pass Defense

Clemson struggled, at times, against a middling passing attack from South Carolina, and it's here where we find our biggest concern about Clemson's national title prospects.

The Tigers gave up quite a few junk yards late, but South Carolina still passed for 221 yards and three touchdowns, and big yardage gains in the passing game were the reason the Gamecocks were able to keep this one close down the stretch.

South Carolina didn't do itself any favors in the passing game, and one could even argue that if the Gamecocks had managed to avoid unforced errors, the game may have ended differently.

Still, we'll give credit where credit is due, and Adrian Baker's interception is one of the few glowing highlights provided by Clemson's defense.

It wasn't the kind of defensive performance that excites or impresses; Clemson did just enough to win, but at this time of the year, a win is a heckuva lot better than a loss.


Clemson Run Defense

While the Tigers didn't allow any Gamecock to gain 100 yards rushing compared to the two 100-yard rushers Clemson itself had, the Tigers still managed to give up 181 yards on the ground—much of that yardage coming with runs right up the middle.

South Carolina finishes the 2015 season with a 3-9 record. Next up, 10-1 UNC. The Tigers desperately need to shore up that run defense if Clemson hopes to bring home an ACC title, to say nothing of earning a playoff berth. 


Clemson Special Teams

Greg Huegel connected on his lone field goal attempt, but was 4-of-5 on extra points. Sure, one point here or there today didn't really alter the outcome, but as the importance of the games increase, so too do points—even extra points. Any coach will tell you there's a world of difference between a three-point lead and a four-point lead.

Similarly, Andy Teasdall's three punts averaged just 33 yards per kick. Punting is often the most overlooked facet of close games, and Clemson better hunker down in the realization that some tough, close games away from Death Valley are on the horizon.


Clemson Coaching

Dabo Swinney is one of the most entertaining coaches in the nation, and he has transformed Clemson from a perennial second-place-in-the-Atlantic team into a program capable of winning each and every game while chasing down a national championship.

Swinney should be pretty comfortable in tight wins now, after another decision that wasn't secured until the final minutes of the fourth quarter. The coaching staff is doing everything it needs to do to keep the Tigers in a position to win games. But we'd like to see a little more killer instinct from the Tigers.

Letting South Carolina hang around didn't cost the Tigers dearly today, but if Clemson doesn't put away teams like North Carolina or any potential playoff foe, don't be surprised if those teams—with greater depth of talent than South Carolina—sneak up and steal away a victory.


South Carolina Pass Offense

South Carolina has struggled all season with inefficiency, and today was no different.

Perry Orth threw the football 28 times for only 13 completions. Sure, Orth had three passing touchdowns, which kept the Gamecocks in the fight, but far too often South Carolina was hampered by inefficient passing, dropped passes and even an interception early on.

South Carolina gave up an early lead due to that inefficient offensive production, and it's never a good idea to try and play catch-up against the No. 1 team in the nation.

Deebo Samuel was the only SC receiver more than 100 yards with 104 on five receptions, including one touchdown.


South Carolina Run Offense

Lorenzo Nunez led South Carolina in rushing out of the quarterback position, and it is worrisome that head coach Shawn Elliott had to rely on his running quarterback to carry his offense's rushing attack.

Sure, Nunez is capable, but it's hard to break through defenses when the defense is fairly aware of the limited options the opposing offense puts on the field.

If you take away Nunez's big 47 yard run, he averaged just 3.1 yards per carry.

Shon Carson was the only other Gamecock with more than 40 yards rushing. He finished with 52 yards and a touchdown on eight carries.


South Carolina Pass Defense

South Carolina did its best to put Deshaun Watson under constant pressure, but teams have been trying to do that all season. The thing about Watson is that he feels the pressure and will torch the defense with his feet if the defense loses containment for even a moment.

Today, South Carolina's defense lost containment a lot.


South Carolina Run Defense

The Gamecocks gave up a whopping 236 yards and four touchdowns via the ground game, and that's not going to beat many teams—hence the 3-9 record.

The Gamecocks were able to come up with a pair of fumbles, and Skai Moore was involved on both plays. But despite the errors committed by Clemson, South Carolina had a difficult time capitalizing.

The defense for South Carolina, both facets—passing and running—is the critical weak spot for the Gamecocks. Unless SC's new head coach—whoever ends up with the permanent job—can quickly turn around the Gamecocks' prospects on defense, 2015 may not be the only down year SC fans will have to endure.


South Carolina Special Teams

Elliott Fry connected on one of his two field goal attempts and nailed all three of his extra points.

South Carolina also converted a two-point conversion, a run up the gut by Nunez.

Sean Kelly averaged 49.8 yards per punt on his five kicks, effectively flipping field position several times on Clemson, which struggled in the punting game today. That, as much as anything the offense did, also managed to keep the Gamecocks in the game.


South Carolina Coaching

It's hard to judge Shawn Elliott too harshly. He was shoved into the position, and he can only work with the tools Steve Spurrier left in the shed.

Unfortunately, Spurrier, who probably saw what was coming down the hill, didn't leave a ton of talent behind, and Elliott is left holding the bag.

But today was one of South Carolina's best efforts, if you can call a loss a good effort.

Elliott kept his team in the game from start to finish, and his players responded with some (occasionally) inspired play. While Elliott finishes the season with a 1-5 record, including an ugly loss to a team from the FCS—the first such loss for South Carolina in a quarter century.

That's not how you want to handle your six game tryout. But there were some glimmers of hope, and it would be a mistake if South Carolina didn't at least look long and hard at Elliott for the permanent job.


Unless otherwise noted, quotes or references to quotes were obtained firsthand by the writer.

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Embarrassing Loss to Ohio State Spoils Jim Harbaugh's Debut Season at Michigan

There’s no question that Jim Harbaugh has had a very successful first season at Michigan’s helm. The fiery leader took over a program stuck in neutral under Brady Hoke’s watch and turned it into a consistent, tough, nine-game winner.

But after the way Saturday’s crucial rivalry tilt with Ohio State unfolded, will Wolverine fans remember any of it? A 42-13 beatdown at Urban Meyer’s hands spoiled goodwill that Harbaugh’s surprising first-season success provided and showed that Michigan still has a way to go to close the talent gap between itself and the Buckeyes.

Even with a 10-win season possible with a victory in a bowl game, Saturday’s result will linger in Michigan supporters’ minds. In a game that both sides point to all season, Harbaugh’s Wolverines simply weren’t competitive.

Ohio State set an immediate tone with Ezekiel Elliott, who criticized the Buckeyes’ play-calling after receiving just 12 carries for 33 yards in a surprising 17-14 home loss to Michigan State last Saturday. A 66-yard Elliott burst set up the Buckeyes at the Michigan 10-yard line, and J.T. Barrett’s seven-yard touchdown run gave Ohio State a lead it would never relinquish.

It was just the beginning for Elliott, who finished with 214 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries. Meanwhile, Barrett had 139 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries, as Ohio State finished with 369 rushing yards on 54 attempts.

That continued a troubling trend for a Michigan run defense that had been solid against the run for the first 10 weeks of the season. Two weeks ago, the Wolverines survived Indiana 48-41 in double overtime, but the Hoosiers rushed for 307 yards on 55 carries, led by Jordan Howard’s 238 yards and two touchdowns on 35 carries. Last week, Michigan held Penn State to 70 yards rushing, but 56 of those came on one Saquon Barkley attempt.

Michigan was equally bad rushing the ball Saturday. The Wolverines managed just 57 yards on 25 attempts. Most troubling? The Wolverines’ leading rusher was freshman defensive back Jabrill Peppers, who had 29 yards on seven carries. Leading rusher De’Veon Smith, who managed just 39 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries last week, had just 23 yards on 10 carries against the Buckeyes.

Graduate transfer Jake Rudock has been a serviceable leader for Michigan’s offense, but he can’t carry the load all by himself. And with Rudock and leading receivers Jehu Chesson and Amara Darboh all set to graduate, Harbaugh has concerns in the passing game going forward as well.

Harbaugh has downplayed the Ohio State rivalry, at least publicly, since taking over, but there’s no questioning that the game is meaningful to all surrounding the program. Harbaugh vs. Meyer could be a worthy successor to the famed 10 Year War, which pitted Bo Schembechler and Woody Hayes, but Michigan will have to show it can be a serious threat to Ohio State first.

Saturday, that didn’t happen, and that’ll leave a bitter taste in Wolverine fans’ mouths for the next 365 days.

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Ohio State vs. Michigan: Game Grades, Analysis for Buckeyes and Wolverines

The first meeting between Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh was a laughable blowout as the No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes (11-1) routed the No. 10 Michigan Wolverines (9-3), 42-13, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Saturday afternoon.

The Buckeyes won the battle in the trenches on both sides of the ball, leading to a 312-yard rushing differential. That set the tone for a dominant performance from Ohio State, which has beaten Michigan in each of the last four seasons.

Here's how both teams graded out from the latest edition of "The Game."


Pass Offense

Quarterback J.T. Barrett started slow, completing just three of six passes for 18 yards in the first half as the Buckeyes leaned heavily on the run early. Meyer opened things up to start the second though, when Barrett threw a beautiful 25-yard touchdown pass to Jalin Marshall. He finished with 113 yards on 9-of-15 passing with a touchdown and no interceptions.


Run Offense

Running back Ezekiel Elliott made it clear after Ohio State's loss to the Michigan State Spartans that he wanted more carries against the Wolverines, and Meyer heard him loud and clear and got him involved early. Elliott had 99 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries in the first half, and the Buckeyes had 171 rushing yards before the break overall. They finished with an incredible 369 rushing yards on 54 carries and Elliott tallied 214 in his regular-season finale. 


Pass Defense

Michigan's ground game has sputtered in Harbaugh's first year, but the passing attack has thrived with quarterback Jake Rudock under center. He was hot in the first half, throwing for 174 yards and a touchdown while converting on eight of 11 third downs. Rudock was knocked out of the game in the fourth quarter and Michigan finished with 307 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception.


Run Defense

Michigan's rushing attack was absolutely shut down by Ohio State's front seven. The Wolverines gained just 57 yards on 25 carries, averaging a meager 2.3 yards per attempt. Running back De'Veon Smith only managed 23 yards on 10 carries, and Michigan's longest run went for just eight yards. 


Special Teams

It was a quiet and unspectacular day for Ohio State's special teams unit, as it didn't attempt a field goal and only punted twice. One of those punts was blocked in the fourth quarter, but it was too late and the Buckeyes' lead was too big for it to make any difference. 



Meyer thoroughly outcoached Harbaugh in this one, and it started with the offensive staff and the decision to move co-offensive coordinator Ed Warinner up to the booth to call plays alongside fellow co-offensive coordinator Tim Beck. With that move, the Buckeyes bounced back from their horrendous effort against Michigan State and torched a defense that was even better than the one they faced last week. 


Pass Offense

Michigan needed a big performance from Rudock if it was to beat Ohio State, and it looked like he was delivering that in the first half when he threw for 174 yards and a touchdown. The game was 14-10 at the break, but the Wolverines couldn't keep pace with the runaway Buckeyes in the second half. Michigan finished with 307 passing yards, but it only led to the one first-half score to wide receiver Jehu Chesson, who hauled in eight passes for 111 yards.


Run Offense

The Wolverines' rushing attack has been pedestrian all season, but it was completely stifled by Ohio State's front seven on Saturday. Michigan mustered 57 yards on 25 carries, averaging a miserable 2.3 yards per carry. Safety Jabrill Peppers mixed things up early, but Smith never gained any traction, gaining 23 yards on 10 carries.


Pass Defense

Michigan's pass defense didn't have to work that hard in the first half as Barrett attempted just six passes, completing three of them for 18 yards. But with the success of the running game, play action opened up and Barrett had big passes of 25 and 38 yards in the second half to keep the Wolverines off balance. The Buckeyes only gained 113 yards through the air, but that's all they needed in the 29-point rout.


Run Defense

Michigan came into the game with the fourth-best run defense in the country, allowing 100.2 yards per game, but it was gashed by Elliott and the Ohio State rushing attack. The Buckeyes ran for 171 yards in the first half and 369 total, and Elliott accounted for 214 of that Saturday afternoon. Michigan had given up just five red-zone rushing touchdowns all season, but Ohio State equalled that total Saturday. 


Special Teams

Jourdan Lewis was fantastic on kickoff returns and nearly broke a couple free, and kicker Kenny Allen drilled both of his field-goal attempts from 25 and 27 yards. Punter Blake O'Neill had a decent day, averaging a hair under 40 yards on four punts. The Wolverines broke free and blocked a punt in the second half, but they were flagged for a roughing-the-punter penalty in the first quarter that allowed Ohio State to score a touchdown and take a lead it would never surrender.



Much was made of Harbaugh's first meeting with Meyer, but he was thoroughly outcoached by the Ohio State staff Saturday. The Wolverines did some good things early to keep it close in the first half, specifically with the usage of Peppers on offense. But nothing Michigan did could keep it in the game as the Buckeyes ran away with another victory in this storied rivalry.


David Regimbal is the Ohio State football Lead Writer for Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter @davidreg412.

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Should Mark Richt Be on Hot Seat After Close Win over Rival Georgia Tech?

"Clean, old-fashioned hate" followed the script Georgia Bulldogs football has stuck to this November—a victory, but an ugly one.

The Bulldogs scraped by the rival Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets by a score of 13-7 on Saturday in Atlanta, giving them their fourth win in a row after dropping three of four contests in October. The last three wins, including Saturday's against the Yellow Jackets, have each been by a single possession.

A win by any means necessary is the ultimate goal of every rivalry game, especially one Georgia lost in stunning fashion last season. 

But this year's win over Georgia Tech won't do much to ease the frustrations of the Georgia fanbase. These aren't the same Yellow Jackets that won the Orange Bowl last season. This year's Tech team is now done for the season at 3-9.

Does that mean Georgia head coach Mark Richt should stay on the so-called "hot seat" after another less-than-stellar victory over a lackluster team?

Not at all.

As Bleacher Report's Barrett Sallee noted after the game, Georgia is now one win away from a 10-win campaign—matching the victory total from last season and reaching the mark the Bulldogs have accomplished in four of the last five years.

Firing a head coach after back-to-back 10-win seasons would somehow be more confusing than the ongoing saga with Les Miles down in LSU.

Consistency like that is hard to come by, especially in the SEC. Just ask Auburn or Florida.

The main issue with Georgia this year hasn't necessarily been the wins and losses, though. Take a look at the three losses.

Bulldogs were steamrolled by two teams that will most likely be playing in the SEC Championship Game next weekend. Tennessee's only loss since its comeback win over Georgia was a five-point loss against Alabama.

The Georgia faithful has been up in arms—and for good reason—about how the team looked in those losses and the narrow wins since then.

Saturday's game against Georgia Tech was no different, and a lot of the blame falls squarely on the shoulders of one man.

No, it's not Richt. It's offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.

Georgia's offense has been an unholy mess for most of Schottenheimer's first season between the hedges.

While the Bulldogs broke the 400-yard mark in total offense for the first time since the loss to Tennessee, they could only put up 13 points on a subpar Georgia Tech defense. After a touchdown drive to open the game, Georgia only grabbed two more field goals.

It was enough to get the victory, but the Bulldogs had to pick off a pass on the last play of the game to preserve it.

Georgia's main problem against Georgia Tech on Saturday came on third downs. The Bulldogs only converted 4 of their 14 opportunities on those crucial downs.

Under Schottenheimer, Georgia hasn't converted more than half of its third downs in a single game since the beginning of the season.

Georgia Tech presented Georgia with several opportunities in the game, with two other turnovers and a turnover on downs. But the Bulldogs could only cash one of those in for points—a field goal early in the third quarter.

It was another toothless offensive performance for the Bulldogs, which has become the norm under Schottenheimer.

The offensive woes have played a huge role in Georgia's fall from preseason SEC East favorite this season, and Richt is ultimately responsible for them as the head coach who hired Schottenheimer.

But take a look at what the rest of Richt's staff has done this season. 

Second-year coordinator Jeremy Pruitt's defense held an opponent to fewer than 300 yards and 20 points for the fourth straight game Saturday. The Bulldogs forced multiple turnovers inside their own territory and held the Yellow Jackets to 2-of-13 on third downs.

If it wasn't for the former Florida State assistant's defense, Georgia would be looking at a few more losses this season.

The road hasn't always been smooth, but Richt seemingly hit a home run with Pruitt. His unit settled down the stretch and led the way for several victories.

Richt, Pruitt and the rest of the staff have also assembled the nation's No. 4 recruiting class for 2016, according to 247Sports. That current crop of commitments includes 5-star quarterback Jacob Eason, who could be the answer to Georgia's issues under center sooner rather than later.

Making a quick-fire move to fire Richt would jeopardize the strength of that already excellent crop of talent on its way to Athens.

But ending the Schottenheimer experiment—and holding onto the recruits he's helped Georgia get this year—would be the best move forward for Richt. In a better offensive system, the Bulldogs would be in great shape for 2016 and beyond.

Richt has received a lot of criticism this season in Athens, but most of his team's issues can be boiled down to one side of the ball.

Even still, Richt has his Georgia team approaching 10 wins yet again. Fans will want him to improve the quality of play and compete for a championship again, but wins and losses are ultimately how head coaches are judged. 

Georgia doesn't need to tear the entire house down when a renovation is all that it truly needs.


Game statistics courtesy of StatBroadcast. Unless otherwise noted, other statistics courtesy of

Justin Ferguson is a college football writer at Bleacher Report. You can follow him on Twitter @JFergusonBR.

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Georgia vs. Georgia Tech: Game Grades, Analysis for Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets

The Georgia Bulldogs beat the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 13-7 on Saturday to finish the regular season with a 9-3 record. The final box score can be found at

The Bulldogs moved the ball on offense, got stops on defense and played solid special teams. The score may not show it, but it was probably the best game they played since the beginning of the season. The Yellow Jackets, on the other hand, looked like a team that was ready for the season to be over. They could not get anything going on offense, the defense gave up too many big plays and there were some questionable coaching decisions.

Here are the game grades for the Bulldogs and the Yellow Jackets.


Passing Offense  

Greyson Lambert did not light the world on fire, but he made good decisions and was efficient. He completed 18 of his 25 passes for 224 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions.

Lambert has played better games this season; however, his ability to make good decisions was the reason the Bulldogs were able to move the ball and play field position all game long.


Rushing Offense

Sony Michel had another big game, as he rushed for 149 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries. Keith Marshall also got into the mix, rushing for 33 yards on five carries.

The running game has suffered without Nick Chubb, but Michel has done a good job filling in, reaching the 1,000–yard mark on Saturday. The Bulldogs finished with 178 rushing yards and averaged 5.2 yards per carry as a team.


Passing Defense

Georgia Tech is not a passing football team, but it has the ability to make big plays in the passing game.

That was not the case on Saturday because the Georgia defense shut the passing attack down. Tech quarterback Justin Thomas did throw a touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, but he only completed six of his 18 attempts for 82 yards, and he also threw two interceptions. Dominick Sanders and Malkom Parrish were the two Bulldogs that picked off Thomas.


Rushing Defense

Coming into this week, the Yellow Jackets averaged 260 yards per game. They fell short on Saturday, though, only rushing for 194 yards.

Part of the reason the Yellow Jackets struggled was linebacker Jake Ganus, who was all over the field for the Bulldogs and recorded 12 tackles in the win. Jordan Jenkins added four tackles, and Natrez Patrick had two tackles for loss. The Georgia defense read and reacted well to the triple-option, and when that happens, it normally leads to a win.


Special Teams

Marshall Morgan was key to the Bulldogs’ victory, as he kicked two field goals to help the Bulldogs jump to a 13-0 lead. Collin Barber did a good job on punts, and the coverage teams pinned the Yellow Jackets deep in their own territory.

It’s unfortunate that Isaiah McKenzie could not play in the game on Saturday. Had he been healthy, he would have made a huge difference in the game.



The coaching staff did a good job of getting the players ready for a team that had nothing to lose. The offense made big plays in key situations, and the defense was more than prepared for the triple-option of Georgia Tech.

Many have criticized head coach Mark Richt this season because of the team's three losses in October. But he was able to bounce back and lead the Bulldogs to four consecutive wins in November. Not his best coaching this season, but had he not been able to get everyone to play together, things could have gone much worse after an embarrassing 27-3 loss to Florida.


Passing Offense

Justin Thomas did not have a good day throwing the ball. He could not hit his receivers consistently, and he was constantly under pressure.

The only reason he had one touchdown pass was because the drive was kept alive thanks to a personal foul penalty on Ganus. What Thomas went through in the Georgia game was a summary of what he went through the entire season.


Rushing Offense

And what makes matters worse for Thomas is he could not run the ball, either. In fact, he finished with negative-three yards on nine carries.

Overall, the Yellow Jackets finished the day with 194 rushing yards on 41 carries, which is well below their season average. Clinton Lynch was the only one that stood out, as he rushed for 78 yards on nine carries. Other than that, there was not a single Georgia Tech player that ran wild on the Georgia defense.


Passing Defense

The Bulldogs recorded 224 passing yards, which is good for them because they have had their issues throwing the ball this year. Georgia Tech was not able to pressure Lambert consistently, and it gave up some big passing plays in key moments in the game.

The Yellow Jackets only had one sack and one pass deflection the entire game. That has been a problem for them this season, which is one reason why they only won three games.


Rushing Defense

Michel had a big day on the ground because the Bulldogs kept pounding the Yellow Jackets with the run. They had some key stops on third and fourth down, but Michel was still able to rush for over 140 yards.

Losing P.J. Davis hurt the Yellow Jackets in the second half. His presence at linebacker would have made a difference in the fourth quarter.


Special Teams

Harrison Butker missed a key field goal in the second half, and the Yellow Jackets did not make a play on kick coverage and returns.

When your offense and defense are struggling, the special teams has to step up, which they did not do on Saturday. However, Ryan Rodwell punted two footballs inside the 20, and he had one punt for over 50 yards.



Head coach Paul Johnson did the best he could with what he had. Georgia Tech has had numerous injuries all season, and they have caused the team to take a step back in terms of progression.

The one thing the Yellow Jackets didn’t do is make the right adjustments in the second half. Tech could not move the ball on offense, and it still did not shut down the Georgia offense. Let’s hope for the fan’s sake that this season was a blip on the radar and the coaching staff can get things right next season.

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Paxton Lynch vs. SMU: Stats, Highlights and Reaction

Quarterback Paxton Lynch has led the Memphis Tigers from obscurity to spotlight this season, but he set an individual benchmark in Saturday’s 63-0 win over Southern Methodist.

Lynch tied an NCAA record with seven touchdown passes, but the manner in which he reached the mark is even more incredible—they all came in one half and went to seven different receivers. 

The fluid distribution was easily the most impressive facet of his feat, as noted by College Football Talk:

ESPN shared a video of Lynch's longest pass, a 44-yard strike to receiver Anthony Miller:

Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports noted that Lynch’s individual marks stood higher than some overall team efforts this season: 

Prior to 2015, not many aside from Memphis fans would’ve known much of Lynch. Yet even before Saturday’s heroics, he was drawing acclaim as one of the best quarterback prospects in the upcoming NFL draft class.

Still, he kept his perspective narrow on the future when speaking postgame with Matt Stark of Fox 13: 

Lynch compiled 3,670 pass yards and 28 touchdowns to just three interceptions this season while leading Memphis to a 9-3 regular-season record. Perhaps the biggest accomplishment in the junior's quest is that he resurrected a program long known for its basketball roots. Some NFL teams will be licking their chops in hopes that he can do something similar at the next level.

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Clemson Has All the Pieces to Win a National Title

In upstate South Carolina, Clemson’s 1981 football team is revered, and with good reason. Former head coach Danny Ford’s team won the most games in a single season in program history and its only national championship.

Thirty-four years have passed since those Tigers brought a title home, but for Clemson fans, the wait for another might be about to end. Head coach Dabo Swinney’s 2015 Clemson team finished the regular season 12-0 with Saturday’s closer-than-expected 37-32 win at South Carolina, but the Tigers have shown they’re capable of much more before this season ends.

“At the end of the day, it’s 34 years since we’ve been 12-0, and we’re tied for the winningest record in Clemson history,” Swinney told ESPN’s Jeannine Edwards on the network telecast. “We’ve got bigger things to do. We’ve got an ACC championship, and we’ve got to play better—got a great North Carolina team waiting on us. We’re state champs; we want to be ACC champs, and that’ll give us the opportunity for bigger things.”

Clemson has all the pieces to win a national title this January in Glendale, Arizona. The team that was supposed to be a year away entering 2015? It’s here now, and their opponents should be worried.

It starts with sophomore quarterback Deshaun Watson, who has shed an injury-marred freshman season to emerge as a legitimate star. Watson is hazardous to opposing defenses on the ground and through the air.

With the Tigers’ offense struggling to find its groove Saturday, Watson was the spark.

He scored Clemson’s first touchdown on a five-yard run and broke the game open with a beautiful 55-yard touchdown strike to Deon Cain down the right sideline, helping to give his team a 14-0 second-quarter lead. The Tigers’ first drive of the second half provided breathing room, with Watson finishing it with a 30-yard gallop down the right flank and into the end zone for a 21-3 lead after the ensuing extra point.

He finished with 279 yards passing and a touchdown, as well as 114 yards rushing with three touchdowns on the ground. Watson is the only quarterback in America with three games of at least 200 yards passing and 100 yards rushing this season. Houston's Greg Ward Jr. has at least three of each, but only two games with both 200 yards through the air and 100 on the ground.

Watson has a varied, talented group of wide receivers to throw to, even after returning 1,000-yard receiver Mike Williams was lost for the season in the opener with a broken bone in his neck. Sophomore Artavis Scott is dangerous on the fly sweep and can turn any bubble screen into a touchdown. And Cain, a converted high-school quarterback, has caught touchdowns in five consecutive games.

In fact, Clemson has seven receivers with at least 17 catches this season, and junior tight end Jordan Leggett has continued the program’s strong tight end legacy; he is a finalist for the John Mackey Award, given to the nation’s top tight end.

While Watson has 3,223 yards passing and 756 yards rushing this season, Wayne Gallman has emerged as a hard-charging, every-down back with over 1,000 yards rushing for the season as well.

On the other side of the ball, Clemson’s defense was expected to take a big step back after losing the core of the nation’s top overall defense, led by NFL first-round pick and all-time sacks leader Vic Beasley.

But it just hasn’t happened. Entering Saturday, the Tigers were No. 5 nationally in total defense, allowing 278.2 yards per game, and No. 11 nationally in scoring defense, allowing 17.6 points per game.

Despite returning only two members of the 2014 two-deep on the defensive line—and having one of those players, senior defensive tackle D.J. Reader, miss multiple games for personal reasons—the Tigers’ line has been just as nasty. Junior defensive end Shaq Lawson has been one of the best pass-rushers in America, and freshman defensive tackle Christian Wilkins has been a force.

Linebackers B.J. Goodson and Ben Boulware have been stalwarts in the middle, filling the void left by NFL first-round pick Stephone Anthony. And in the secondary, cornerback Mackensie Alexander has emerged as one of the nation’s top cover men with safety Jayron Kearse a playmaker from sideline to sideline.

Kicker Greg Huegel has been one of the nation’s most reliable kickers. He missed a point-after attempt Saturday but has made 21 of 23 field goals on the season, including all 17 attempted in ACC play.

Turnovers are a major concern. The Tigers committed three Saturday—though South Carolina managed to turn just one into a score—but they’ve piled up 10 in the last three games against the Gamecocks, Syracuse Orange and Wake Forest Demon Deacons.

That sort of generosity won’t fly against the Alabama Crimson Tide, Oklahoma Sooners or a similarly talented College Football Playoff opponent. But if the Tigers can beat the North Carolina Tar Heels in next week’s ACC title game, no one can keep them out of the College Football Playoff.

And once they get there, they have the talent to give 1981’s national-title trophy a worthy companion.

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Ohio State vs. Michigan: Score, Highlights and Reaction from 2015 Rivalry Game

No. 8 Ohio State (11-1, 7-1) kept its Big Ten championship and College Football Playoff hopes alive Saturday with a 42-13 rivalry triumph over No. 10 Michigan (9-3, 6-2) at Michigan Stadium.

Ezekiel Elliott, who made pointed comments about the play-calling following last week's loss to Michigan State, helped lead the charge with 214 rushing yards and two touchdowns. J.T. Barrett also shined, with 252 yards of total offense and four scores.

Now the Buckeyes need Penn State to play the role of spoiler against the Spartans to make the conference title game.

Here's a look at the quarter-by-quarter scoring recap from "The Game":

One of the main storylines during the week centered around the first rivalry meeting between Urban Meyer and Jim Harbaugh. Ohio State's head coach was asked whether he was surprised by Michigan's success under Harbaugh and quickly dismissed the notion, per Matthew Florjancic of WKYC.

"I'm not surprised at all," Meyer said. "I think they have excellent players. They are well coached. I have always checked the recruiting. I remember hearing 'Well, they just don't have the personnel.' I am thinking, 'Wait a minute, they have great personnel. They always have great personnel.'"

The defenses and punters took center stage in the early going until a mistake by Michigan on special teams caused the game to open up.

After forcing a quick three-and-out by the Buckeyes offense, the Wolverines were set up to receive terrific field position. But Tyree Kinnel received a penalty for roughing the kicker on the punt to give Ohio State new life, and it capitalized.

A 66-yard run by Elliott jump-started a seven-play, 94-yard drive that finished with Barrett steamrolling his way into the end zone.

WCBN Sports discussed the freshman mistake by Kinnel:

ESPN highlighted the scoring play:

The Buckeyes' touchdown started a stretch of four straight drives that ended in scores between the two teams combined.

Kenny Allen kicked a field goal to get Michigan on the scoreboard. Then Ohio State started marching down the field, with the dynamic trio of Elliott, Barrett and Braxton Miller making it look easy against the Wolverines' reeling run defense.

Ryan Cooper of the Lantern noted the Buckeyes' efforts to pick up the pace offensively paid dividends en route to the touchdown:

Michigan responded with a much-needed TD drive of its own before halftime. It nearly matched Ohio State's first score by covering 92 yards in four minutes as quarterback Jake Rudock started to find some holes in the Buckeyes pass defense.

He finished the drive by finding Jehu Chesson from five yards out for the score. ESPN Stats & Info spotlighted the senior wideout's major uptick in production as of late:

Whatever Michigan talked about at halftime in terms of trying to slow down the Ohio State rushing attack didn't work. The Buckeyes came out with the same ground-and-pound mentality and continued to find consistent success.

After the running game did most of the heavy lifting, Barrett linked up with Jalin Marshall from 25 yards out for the score. The budding sophomore receiver did an outstanding job of going up to snag the ball between two defenders.

Bleacher Report's Ian Wharton discussed the execution of the touchdown:

ESPN showcased the play:

The Buckeyes took firm control of the game after their defense got the first stop by either team since the first quarter on Michigan's first drive of the second half. That was followed by a 16-play, 84-yard drive that took more than seven minutes off the clock and put the visitors up by 18.

Barrett scored his second rushing touchdown of the day to cap off the drive. Bob Wojnowski of the Detroit News noted the Michigan defense just couldn't keep up:

An injury to Rudock on a hard tackle from Joey Bosa made matters worse for the Wolverines as Ohio State pulled away. Todd Jones of the Columbus Dispatch relayed further details:

In the end, the game was won up front. The Ohio State offensive line completely dominated the Michigan front seven at the point of attack, wearing them down quickly and opening massive holes for Elliott and Barrett to run through.

The performance led Fox Sports' Colin Cowherd to raise a point that will become even more crucial should the Buckeyes miss the conference title game:

That's a debate for the future. Ohio State gets a chance to celebrate this win first:

All Ohio State can do now is sit back and hope for the best. If Penn State can pull off the upset of Michigan State, the Buckeyes will advance to face Iowa in the Big Ten Championship Game and once again have an opportunity to sneak into the College Football Playoff.

As for the Wolverines, any remaining chance of earning one of those coveted berths in the final four slipped away Saturday. They still put together a strong campaign and should land in a high-profile bowl with a chance to end the season on a positive note despite falling short of the ultimate goal.

For now, the focus shifts to the Spartans against the Nittany Lions.


Postgame Reaction

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Florida Fan Remixes 'Jumpman' in Honor of Gators Punter Johnny Townsend

Hey, punters are cool, too.

One Florida fan thought Gators punter Johnny Townsend was worthy of some praise, so he created a remix to Drake and Future’s hit song “Jumpman.”

He appropriately called it “Puntman.”

Townsend is averaging nearly 44 yards per boot on the year, so the rap song is warranted.

[YouTube, h/t CBS Sports]

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Jake Rudock Injury: Updates on Michigan QB's Shoulder and Return

Michigan Wolverines quarterback Jake Rudock left the field during Saturday's showdown against Ohio State with an apparent left arm injury. 

Continue for updates.

Wilton Speight Replaces RudockSaturday, Nov. 28

According to Yahoo Sports' Dr. Saturday, Rudock left the game after landing on his left shoulder following a hit from Ohio State star Joey Bosa. 

Per Bill Rabinowitz of the Columbus Dispatch, Wilton Speight took over for Rudock under center after the injury. 

Speight, who is a sophomore, has thrown just 11 passes this season. He came into the game with Michigan trailing 42-13 in the fourth quarter, so Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh likely won't ask him to do a lot. 

Rudock transferred to Michigan from Iowa and has had an up-and-down senior year under Harbaugh's tutelage. He was playing well against the Buckeyes, going 19-of-32 for 263 yards and one touchdown, before exiting.

The signal-caller had his head, neck and back examined after suffering a huge hit against Minnesota on October 31 but managed to play the next week versus Rutgers.

That was a testament to Rudock's toughness, and he is clearly the best equipped to run Michigan's offense, with two prior years of starting experience with the Hawkeyes. Unfortunately, his regular season may end on the sidelines. 

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Cam Newton to Pay-for-Play Alabama Heckler: 'I'll Slap the S--t out of You'

Before he was dominating the NFL with the Carolina Panthers—and setting the world ablaze with his touchdown celebrations—Cam Newton was at the center of a pay-for-play controversy.

(You can read about that here.)

That’s in the past now, and Newton was cleared. But the issue clearly still bothers him.

During an appearance at Auburn, his alma mater, for the Tigers’ game against Alabama on Saturday, a Crimson Tide heckler jabbed him over the scandal.

Newton swung around immediately after hearing the fan and told him, “I’ll slap the s--t out of you.”


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Vanderbilt vs. Tennessee: Live Score and Highlights

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Last year, Tennessee had to scratch, claw, score on special teams and get three interceptions to squeak by rival Vanderbilt by a touchdown to become bowl-eligible.

With seven wins already on the ledger, the Volunteers won't have to do that this season. But in order for the season to be a success in coach Butch Jones' third year on Rocky Top, they need to get this win.

VU likely isn't headed to a bowl game this year regardless of the outcome, although it's still possible the Commodores could make the postseason at 5-7 if they beat Tennessee. Regardless, it's been a steppingstone season for coach Derek Mason after a forgettable inaugural year.

Nobody thought Vanderbilt would sniff four wins after a season-opening loss to Western Kentucky, but it has gotten by on strong defense, 1,000-yard rusher Ralph Webb and a couple of good games from true freshman quarterback Kyle Shurmur.

The Commodores will need career games from several key players if they're going to go into Neyland Stadium and come out with a win. The Vols want to improve their bowl game with a victory.

We'll have all your live blogging and scoring action as the game kicks off at 4 p.m. Eastern. Keep it right here.

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