- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday36 mins ago
Auburn could be without two of its top contributors against Alabama in the Iron Bowl.
Defensive end Davonte Lambert, the team’s leader in sacks, went down with a left leg injury on the first defensive play of the Tigers’ 31-7 win over Samford on Saturday. The 6-foot-2, 293-pound junior was injured making a tackle, then went to the locker room and did not return to the field.
“He’s probably out this week,” Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson said Sunday, per the Montgomery Advertiser. “We don’t know for sure.”
Lambert, a junior college transfer, has 24 tackles, including seven for loss, and a team high 3.5 sacks on the season for the 8-3 Tigers. With it looking like Lambert will miss Saturday’s big game, Johnson said senior Gabe Wright will probably move out to end. Freshman Raashed Kennion could also see increased action.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday41 mins ago
This may be the best college football animation parody yet.
Here's the Taiwanese Animators' take on Samaje Perine's record-breaking day on Saturday. Perine rushed for 427 yards, breaking Melvin Gordon's week-old record that he had set against Nebraska.
It's hard to watch the video and not laugh, especially the part about the bad punt snap for Kansas. And if the person with the cameo at the end of the video breaks the rushing record on Saturday, well, that's the fastest recovery to an ACL injury we've ever seen.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday58 mins ago
Florida State defensive tackle Derrick Mitchell Jr. was in the library early Thursday morning during the shooting on FSU's campus.
Mitchell was working on a group project and was about to leave when he said he decided to wait for the others in his group.
"Something told me to turn around, wait for the other group members, and we all can walk out together," Mitchell said. "And I turned around and I waited. And thank God I waited those extra minutes because I was right there.
"If I would have walked out two minutes earlier, I would have been right there in the line of fire."
Three were wounded in the incident and the gunman was killed by Florida State police.
Mitchell said he never saw the gunman but that he heard the shots and saw wounded library worker Nathan Scott warning others about what had happened. He had originally thought a bookshelf had fallen.
- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 hr ago
The first College Football Playoff has not been played yet, but FBS coaches are already in favor of a change.
According to a poll conducted by ESPN in which 103 of 128 FBS coaches participated, 44 percent of those coaches prefer an eight-team playoff compared to 29 percent in favor of the four-team model. On top of that, 17 percent of those polled want the playoff expanded to 16 teams.
Other coaches voted for no playoff at all (four percent), a six-team playoff (two percent), a 12-team playoff (two percent), plus one vote each for a two-team playoff, a 32-team playoff and a 64-team playoff.
The poll found that many coaches who prefer the eight-team model think the playoff should consist of “the conference champions from the Power 5 leagues plus the next three highest-ranked at-large teams, or the top-ranked Group of 5 champion and the two highest-ranked at-large teams.”
The conference breakdown for the votes went like this:
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday2 hrs ago
Georgia Southernis guaranteed at least a share of the Sun Belt Conference title after Lousiana-Lafayette's loss. But it's very likely the Eagles won't be going to a bowl.
At 8-3 and 7-0 in the Sun Belt, Georgia Southern is already two games above the bowl-eligibility threshold with a game to play. The number of wins isn't the issue. It's GSU's newbie status as a member of the Sun Belt.
It's Georgia Southern's first year playing at the FBS level and the Eagles are officially classified as a transtional team (Remember, the upset of Florida in 2013 happened as GSU was in the FCS). By rule, transitional teams are ineligible for postseason play. To get to a bowl, the Eagles would need a waiver. And in October, Georgia State athletic director Tom Kleinlein called the possibility of a waiver "slim."
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday3 hrs ago
When you've had a long, fun-filled day in college and your team is in the midst of a blowout victory, you need to let goose, er, let loose in the fourth quarter.
As Virginia played Journey over the loudspeakers at the stadium Saturday night, this Virginia fan sang along as loud as he could, even without a microphone. Why? Because he had a fake goose. We all wish we could go on stage with a goose.
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- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday15 hrs ago
The ACC said Sunday that the contact Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston made with an official during Saturday's game against Boston Collegewas believed to be incidental and insignificant by the center judge who Winston contacted.
"The center judge's positioning, which was due to the experimental year of having an eighth official, combined with the late substitution and by rule the need to allow the defense to matchup, led to contact between himself and the player," ACC coordinator of officials Doug Rhoads said in a statement. "The official believed the contact was incidental and insignificant and did not rise to the level of unsportsmanlike conduct and automatic disqualification."
If you haven't seen the incident, here it is. According to the NCAA rulebook, intentionable and forcible contact with an official is punishable with a 15-yard penalty and ejection. Winston was not flagged on the play.
- Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday23 hrs ago
There was drama in Hawaii while you slept.
Trailing 35-31 with a second left, Hawaii had time for one more play against UNLV from the Rebels' 20-yard-line. Ikaika Woolsey dropped back to pass and found Marcus Kemp just inside the goal line.
It was close, as you can see, but Kemp was indeed inside the end zone before he was pushed out by the defender. The plays was upheld upon review and the Warriors won 37-35.
It's a great way to end the home season for Hawaii too. The Warriors, at 4-8, aren't going to a bowl game (neither is 2-10 UNLV) and play at Fresno State to end the year on Saturday.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
Boise State brought out memories of the 2007 Fiesta Bowl against Wyoming Saturday night.
Already leading 21-7 late in the second quarter, Boise head coach Bryan Harsin reached into his bag of tricks and pulled out the ol’ Statue of Liberty play.
Quarterback Grant Hedrick faked a quick pass to the right side and put the ball behind his back with his left hand. At that point, running back Jay Ajayi grabbed the ball and rumbled downfield for a 20-yard score before the Cowboys’ defense had a chance to figure out what happened.
The highlight reel play gave the Broncos a 28-7 lead going into halftime and they went on to win 63-14.
At 9-2 and 6-1 in Mountain West play, the Boise State win over Wyoming created a three-way tie in the Mountain division with Colorado State and Utah State.
For more Boise State news, visit Blue-Turf.com.
For more Wyoming news, visit GoWyGo.com.
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- Sam Cooper at Dr. Saturday1 day ago
There shouldn’t be much movement in the Top 10 of the College Football Playoff rankings on Tuesday.
Aside from No. 8 Ole Miss’ blowout loss to Arkansas and a bye for No. 5 TCU, each team took care of business – mainly against far inferior opponents – with what should be a wild rivalry weekend on the horizon.
After hard-fought wins over LSU and Mississippi State, top-ranked Alabama fell behind FCS Western Carolina early and led by just three points midway through the second quarter before getting on track and blowing out the Catamounts 48-14. It was the perfect breather before next Saturday’s Iron Bowl.
Like Alabama, No. 10 Georgia also hosted an FCS opponent and dismantled Charleston Southern 55-9 while No. 2 Oregon routed Colorado behind 323 yards passing and four total touchdowns from Heisman Trophy candidate Marcus Mariota. The Ducks already have clinched a spot in the Pac-12 title game and should take care of business against in-state rival Oregon State next weekend.