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Mid-season Heisman report

TAJH BOYD Quarterback, senior, Clemson Boyd enters the

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Here’s a little mid-season Heisman Hype

In the thick of things…

Tajh Boyd, QB, Clemson, Sr.: Boyd (1,783 yards, 15 TDs, 2 INT) doesn’t get the Heisman Hype other players get because he plays in the ACC. But the Tigers are 6-0 and have an excellent chance of making a BCS bowl appearance. Winning the ACC conference championship in addition to an undefeated regular season would raise Boyd’s...

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Games to watch this weekend

LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger prepares to pass the

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We’re at the halfway point of the season and as usual it’s another weekend that has serious national title implications. Georgia, Florida, LSU, Oregon and Oklahoma are all in contention for conference/national titles. They also all have tough games. The top 5 could be drastically different next week.

No. 25 Missouri (5-0, 1-0 SEC) @ No. 7 Georgia (4-1, 3-0), Noon: Georgia could be in trouble...

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Games to watch this weekend

Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees drops back to

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Here are a few weekend matchups to look forward to.

No. 14 Notre Dame @ No. 17 Michigan, 8:00: This game isn’t likely to have any national title implications, but a road win in a hostile stadium would be just what Notre Dame needs. Tommy Rees was efficient in the Fighting Irish’s 28-6 win over Temple, completing 16 of 23 passes for 346 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. The competition...

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UConn and Rutgers disappoint

Rutgers quarterback Gary Nova passes against Cincinnati in

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A few quick notes on the opening weekend of college football.

Rutgers: How long are we to drink the Kool-Aid. Instead of kicking the extra point to force a fifth OT in their 52-51 4OT loss at Fresno State, the Scarlet Knights went for two. Ok, so you like to see coaches taking chances. It can make the games more exciting for the fans. But losses in college football are tough to swallow. One...

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