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It’s a good week to have been a team sitting just outside of the top 25. Week 5 of college football featured five matchups between ranked teams, resulting in five ranked teams picking up losses. Additionally, five ranked teams lost to unranked opponents, meaning ten ranked teams were defeated over the weekend. That has resulted in some major changes in the latest AP Top 25 Poll, which was revealed and overhauled on Sunday.
Ahead of this weekend’s matchup at Arkansas, Alabama coach Nick Saban has nothing but praise for Hogs head man Sam Pittman. The former offensive line mastermind has the Razorback offense humming through four weeks, and Saban knows a real challenge lies ahead for his defense, especially up front. “Well,...
Another exciting week of college football has come and gone, and a few teams have made quite an impression on the country. College GameDay analyst Kirk Herbstreit, as usual, had his finger on the pulse of the sport and has listed his top six teams following Week 5 of the college football season.
When the dust settled on Week 4, all eyes turned towards Week 5. When last week’s rankings were revealed, the action-packed slate for this past weekend was obvious. The action certainly didn’t disappoint, with plenty of upsets and tight finishes for teams throughout the rankings. Following Saturday’s games in Week 5, the USA Today AFCA Coaches Poll has been revealed, featuring significant movement and plenty of teams that weren’t included in last week’s top 25.
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Taking on No. 7 Kentucky at home, No. 14 Ole Miss was aggressive to start, with coach Lane Kiffin ratcheting up the tempo on the team’s opening drive and attempting to go for a fourth-and-1 from just inside Kentucky territory. But a false start blew up the attempt, and Kiffin wasn’t happy, shoving one of the responsible players toward the sideline following the miscue.
Brian Kelly sends heartfelt message to Auburn medical team, Auburn-area hospital for Sevyn Banks effort
LSU defensive back Sevyn Banks suffered a scary neck and head injury during the Tigers’ victory over Auburn Saturday night. Banks went to tackle kick returner Ja’Varrius Johnson on the game’s very first play, but lead with his helmet and immediately dropped to the ground following the hit and was taken to the hospital.
After a two-week run as the nation’s No. 1 team in the USA Today Coaches Poll, Georgia is out of the top spot. A closer-than-it-should-have-been win over Missouri on Saturday night caused the coaches to bump the Bulldogs down to the No. 2 spot. Georgia opened the season at...
Jalen Hurts has been one of the early storylines of the 2022 NFL season. The Philadelphia Eagles drafted the former Alabama and Oklahoma quarterback in 2020 and he has developed into a young star as a pro. Nick Saban says he credits Jalen Hurts hard work for helping him to become the player he is over his time in Tuscaloosa and Norman until now.
Michigan football moved to 5-0 on the season with a 27-14 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes on the road in Week 5. It was their first road test of the season and it was passed with flying colors for the most part as the team works itself into form. Here...
Replay officials in the game between No. 7 Kentucky and No. 14 Ole Miss were slow to review a questionable third-down catch on a Wildcats drive into scoring territory in the second half on Saturday, then decided not to review an even bigger potential targeting call on what may have been the decisive play in the game.
Ole Miss earned its first SEC win of the season, knocking off a Top-10 Kentucky. Time to see how they graded out.
Alabama faithful shuddered when Bryce Young went down with an injury against Arkansas on Saturday, but the Crimson Tide were able to hold off the Razorbacks behind backup quarterback Jalen Milroe and running back Jahmyr Gibbs. Still, Nick Saban and company would prefer Young on the field moving forward, but...
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Penn State did not dominate Northwestern as expected on Saturday. But, on a day that saw numerous top-25 teams either lose outright or survive close calls, the Lions controlled their fifth game of the season throughout en route to a 17-7 win over the Wildcats. “I feel like small mistakes,...
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — No. 2 Alabama (3-0, 1-0 SEC) is back on the road this weekend against No. 20 Arkansas. Despite a top-20 ranking and close game last year at Bryant-Denny Stadium, the Razorbacks are 17.5-point underdogs to the Crimson Tide, according to VegasInsider. Still, Alabama has struggled in...