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Clemson vs. Florida State pivotal for BCS, ACC and Heisman race

Tajh Boyd of the Clemson Tigers celebrates after

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It’s taken until the eighth week of the college football season to get a matchup of top 5 teams. And it’s a great one in the ACC.

No. 5 Florida State (5-0, 3-0 in ACC) visits No. 3 Clemson (6-0, 4-0) in Death Valley on Saturday night (ABC, 8 p.m.) with the stakes about as high as they can get. The winner not only takes control of the ACC’s Atlantic Division but also takes a giant leap in the...

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Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry ending, just not yet

Michigan fans wave pom-poms before an NCAA college

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It's sad to see the Notre Dame-Michigan rivalry coming to an end.

With a move to the ACC and new scheduling obligations, the Fighting Irish last year opted out of games against Michigan scheduled for 2015-17. The teams will meet next season in South Bend and then that’s it for now. The series could start up at some point in the future, but that’s undetermined.

But let’s be clear on something:...

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Opening night reviews of college football

Rutgers' Kevin Snyder, left, and Gareef Glashen, right,

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It was an interesting opening night of college football. Let’s review.

1. South Carolina lives up to hype.

No, Jadeveon Clowney didn’t wreak havoc on North Carolina in the Gamecocks’ 27-10 win. Clowney, just getting over a stomach virus and clearly slowed by the hot weather (or his conditioning is still in preseason form), wasn’t a factor. But No. 6 South Carolina got some solid performances...

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