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College Football: Games to watch

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston looks for a

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ACC Championship game

No. 20 Duke (10-2) vs. No. 1 Florida State (12-0), 8:00: This certainly isn’t the matchup most people expected this season. But Duke fans will take it. The Blue Devils surged into the ACC title game thanks to an eight-game winning streak that included victories over Virginia Tech, Miami and rival North Carolina. How did Duke do it? They did it with heady quarterback play...

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Who should be No. 2 in BCS standings?

EVANSTON, IL - OCTOBER 05: Braxton Miller #5

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Who should be No. 2 in the BCS standings? Conventional wisdom says Ohio State, because it is undefeated.

But should the Buckeyes’ unblemished record be the only thing we take into consideration?

Auburn (11-1) does have one loss, a 35-21 setback at LSU. But the Tigers have been all but flawless since then, beating Mississippi, Georgia, Texas A&M and Alabama during an eight-game winning...

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Alabama focused on showdown against Texas A&M

Alabama's AJ McCarron drops back to pass against

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Alabama is fresh off a convincing win over Virginia Tech in its opener a few weeks back and got last Saturday off to rest up for the much-anticipated trip to College Station this week.

The time off was surely a good way for the top-ranked Crimson Tide to reflect on last season’s game against Texas A&M. It’s rematch time as Alabama plays No. 6 Texas A&M and reigning Heisman Trophy winner...

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