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Early nonconference matchups stand out after release of 2018 SEC football schedule

The Southeastern Conference released its 2018 football schedule Tuesday and the first thing that stands out is the tremendous nonconference matchups, especially in the first couple of weeks. Here is a look at the top 10 nonconference games to watch in 2018: Alabama vs. Louisville Sept. 1, 2018;...

USF ground game is crucial to Bulls’ success

It may have taken three games, but USF’s offense appears to be gaining traction. The Bulls accumulated 680 yards of total offense in a 47-23 win over Illinois last Friday and coach Charlie Strong knows if his team expects to remain on that offensive trajectory, it will require the better rhythm...

USC QB Sam Darnold leads latest Heisman Trophy Watch

Sam Darnold headlines this week’s top five Heisman Trophy candidates. Check out the top performers in our early season Heisman watch. Sam Darnold, QB, USC The Buzz: USC needed some late heroics from Darnold as the Trojans rallied to beat Texas 27-24 in double overtime last Saturday. The California...

Clemson’s strength, Lamar Jackson’s limitations are among top lessons from college football weekend

Check out the top 10 things we learned during the college football weekend. 1. Clemson’s better now than it was at this time last year. The defending national champs were great last season, but despite an exodus of talent, this year’s Tigers haven’t lost their edge as demonstrated during their...

Gators move up in AP top 25 poll after thrilling win, FSU drops a spot

Florida moved up four spots in this week’s Associated Press top 25 poll following the Gators thrilling last-second win over Tennessee Saturday in the Swamp. UF (1-1, 1-0 SEC) climbed from No. 24 to No. 20 in the weekly rankings after earning a dramatic 26-20 win over the Volunteers. Florida State...

College football bowl projections through week 3

We’ve played three weeks of football and already some early things are coming into focus. All season long we will be projecting the bowl schedule based on where we think each school will spend the off-season. College football playoffs The verdict: Alabama, Clemson and Oklahoma have solidified...

Tennessee suffers familiar letdown, copes with painful loss to rival UF

Nothing needed to be said that wasn’t already written on the face of Tennessee coach Butch Jones. The exhaustion, the dejection and the anger were clearly visible on the face of the 49-year-old coach minutes after his No. 23 Volunteers (2-1, 0-1 SEC) dropped a heart wrenching 26-20 game to No....

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson leads latest Heisman Trophy watch

Lamar Jackson headlines this week’s look at the top five Heisman Trophy candidates. Check out the top performers in the early season Heisman watch. Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville The Buzz: Jackson became the second player in Football Bowl Subdivision history to record at least 300 passing yards...

Clemson at Louisville headlines top five college football games to watch this weekend

Check out the top five college football games to watch this weekend. UCLA (2-0) at Memphis (1-0) Saturday, Noon ET – ABC The Buzz: Mother Nature hasn’t been too kind to Memphis, which played its opener in rain storms that were remnants of Hurricane Harvey. A week later, the team saw its road contest...

FAMU Classic will be played Saturday in Tampa despite Irma

The FAMU Tampa Classic is going to be played as scheduled. Florida A&M will play host to Tennessee State in Tampa on Saturday, the Rattlers' first time playing a home game in that city since 1996. The game was in some doubt because of the impact of Hurricane Irma, but officials Tuesday confirmed...

USF to play Illinois Friday in Tampa as previously scheduled

South Florida will move ahead with its plans to host Illinois Friday night at Raymond James Stadium in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The game will resume the normal kick off at 7 ET. “We are grateful that our student-athletes, staff and their families are safe and accounted for,” said USF Director...

Hurricane Irma forces UCF, Georgia Tech officials to cancel game

Hurricane Irma forced UCF and Georgia Tech officials to cancel their game scheduled for Saturday. The schools have not announced whether they will try to reschedule the game, but the teams do not share a bye week. The national guard plans to use UCF’s Spectrum Stadium as a staging area and the...

Louisville QB Lamar Jackson shows doubters why he won Heisman Trophy

What is the problem with Lamar Jackson? Actually, nothing, it appears. For months now, Heisman Trophy voters have argued the talented Louisville quarterback didn’t deserve college football’s top prize. In a classic case of buyer’s remorse, some even insinuated that former Clemson quarterback Deshaun...

Oklahoma shines and more in 10 things we learned this college football weekend

Check out the top 10 things we learned during college football opening weekend. 1. Sooners’ big win. Oklahoma traveled to Columbus, Ohio, and stunned Ohio State 31-16 as Baker Mayfield passed for 386 yards and three touchdowns. The Sooners earned a huge statement win in Lincoln Riley’s first year...

Hurricane Irma: AAC commissioner says cancelling UCF-Memphis game was right call

Once it became evident that Hurricane Irma would make a direct impact on the Central Florida area, officials from Memphis, UCF, and the American Athletic Conference made the decision to cancel Friday’s game. Conference commissioner Mike Aresco said the move was the ‘right thing to do’ with safety...

Ohio State-Oklahoma highlight busy Week 2 college football schedule

Check out the top five games to watch this weekend. Pittsburgh (1-0) at No. 4 Penn State (1-0) Saturday, 3:30 p.m. – ABC The Buzz: This battle between Pennsylvania powers has national poll implications, with Penn State continuing its early push for a College Football Playoff semifinal bid. The...

UCLA QB Josh Rosen on rise in latest Heisman watch

After one week of the season, a few college football players have already given their Heisman hopes a big boost. Check out the top five players in our latest Heisman watch: Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA The Buzz: Rosen led the Bruins to the second largest comeback in NCAA history Sunday night, helping UCLA...

Urban Meyer takes Tom Herman, Will Muschamp to task for comments

Urban Meyer took coaches like Texas’ Tom Herman and South Carolina’s Will Muschamp to task in a scathing interview with CBSsports.com Thursday. The Ohio State coach said it drives him ‘insane’ when first-year coaches blame players recruiting by a previous coaching staff. In particular, he took...

Fresh off biggest victory ever, Liberty offers Orlando ATH A.J. Uzodinma II

On the heels of the biggest victory in school history, Amechi “A.J.” Uzodinma II found himself in the crosshairs of Liberty football Monday. Liberty, two years away from becoming bowl eligible in its new affiliation with the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision, was taking advantage of all the positive...

Brad Nessler set to make debut on the SEC on CBS

Brad Nessler has been a sports broadcaster for almost three decades calling games in the NFL, college basketball and football. This season, he’s joining Gary Danielson in the booth for CBS Sports as part of the network’s SEC on CBS broadcast, replacing longtime broadcasting legend Verne Lundquist....

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