The hits were harder and the stakes higher, as fierce rivals faced off across the college football landscape. Check out all the best shots from the gridiron in Week 14.
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Alabama's Nick Perry intercepts a pass intended for Auburn's Quan Bray in the fourth quarter of the Iron Bowl. Despite Alabama's struggles in the first half, the Crimson Tide offense stormed back in the second half to grab a 55-44 win, avenging their loss from last season's 'Kick Six'.
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Like a duck to water
Oregon RB Byron Marshall cruises for a touchdown during the second quarter at Reser Stadium. The Ducks crushed the Beavers, 47-19, behind QB Marcus Mariota's six touchdowns.
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Trojans WR JuJu Smith snatches a touchdown over Notre Dame CB Cole Luke in the first half at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USC dominated the Fighting Irish, 49-14.
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Ole Miss' Tony Conner leaps to tackle Mississipi State's Ashton Shumpert during their matchup in Oxford. The Rebels upset the Bulldogs, ending their playoff chances.
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Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett is sacked by Michigan's Jake Ryan in the first quarter in Columbus. While the Buckeyes grabbed a huge win, Barrett suffered a broken ankle and will miss the remainder of the season.
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That's a stretch
Georgia Tech's Tony Zenon goes all out to block a pass in the first half, en route to a Yellow Jackets win over the Bulldogs, 30-24.
That's gotta hurt
Arizona linebacker Scooby Wright III, right, sacks Arizona State quarterback Mike Bercovici during the second half of their game in Tucson. Arizona went on to win, 42-35, and take the Pac-12 South title.
Come to papa
Florida State's Nick O'Leary catches a touchdown against Florida at Doak Campbell Stadium. Despite lots of trouble with turnovers, the Seminoles rallied to win, 24-19.
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Catch me if you can
Clemson's Artavis Scott outruns the defense and carries the ball for a touchdown against South Carolina. The Tigers defeated the Gamecocks with ease, 35-17.