When USC fired Lane Kiffin, fans wanted to flee his feeble offense. But as the new playcaller, Clay Helton knew the system had validity. He just needed to make it go.
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Davis' players on the rise: Better get to know Boston College RB Andre Williams
Williams busted up NC State for 339 yards rushing and is closing in on cracking 2,000 yards for the season. Plus, Marshall QB Rakeem Cato and others who deserve more praise.
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Bowl projections: Duke earns meeting vs. No. 11 South Carolina in Chick-fil-A
The Blue Devils have turned heads with victories over West Virginia and Miami, but are they capable of toppling the Gamecocks on the national stage?
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The Blitz: With its weak national rep, is the Big Ten being undervalued?
Sure, the conference is down on the whole. But have you seen Michigan St. and Wisconsin? They, plus Ohio St., give the league three top 20 teams. Time to rethink the narrative.
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Hot seat rankings: Week 12 losses push Pelini, Brown back into top 10
After six straight wins, Texas' stumble vs. OK. State put the hot lights back on Mack Brown. Meanwhile, Nebraska's loss to MSU had similar consequences for Bo Pelini.
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Power Rankings: USC rises to top 15 while Minnesota, Duke join top 25 fray
In Charles Davis' latest top 25, the Trojans continue to rise while the Blue Devils and Gophers crack the rankings after continuing to win. See who else rose and fell.
AUBURN, OREGON MOVE UP »
Saturday night fights! Wild brawl, with a kung fu kick to boot, ends JuCo game
Long Beach City College was crushing College of the Desert in a game that not many would have cared to see -- until this fight forced the refs to call it.
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Travis: Baylor will soon pass Ohio State in BCS standings, more from Week 12
The only thing keeping the Buckeyes ahead of the Bears is the unreliable coaches poll, and even that won't matter in a week. Plus, David Cutcliffe's great work at Duke and more.
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Only Johnny Football (and a loss) could keep Alabama out of BCS entirely
Clearly, if the Tide win out, they roll into Pasadena. But if they were to lose, couldn't you picture one of the other BCS bowls salivating over Manziel's last hurrah?
HEY, IT COULD HAPPEN »
Week 12: A prayer at Jordan-Hare that saved Auburn, Iron Bowl from deflating
Fourth-and-18 at Auburn's 27-yard line, an all-time Iron Bowl and its SEC title hopes done. Now let's live the next play together. Plus, USC flips script vs. Stanford and more.
STEP-BY-STEP OF AUBURN'S MIRACLE »
Forward thinking! Watch this RB flip over a defender - and just keep on running
Lincoln University running back Martee Tenner thinks a little differently in the open field. Instead of running around defenders, he goes right over them.
SEE THE INCREDIBLE MOVE »
Watch Oklahoma State's head coach bust some crazy moves in the locker room
After beating the Texas Longhorns -- and inching one step closer to the Big 12 title -- Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy many reasons to celebrate.
NOW THAT'S A VICTORY DANCE »
Couch: Auburn's Hail Mary vs. UGA was a fluke, but Tigers are far from that
Auburn beat Georgia on one of the most miraculous fluke plays you'll ever see. What isn't a fluke? The Tigers' turnaround in Gus Malzahn's first season, says Greg Couch.
AUBURN'S MIRACLE MOMENT »
Here's a good argument for calling for a fair catch on a kickoff
Alabama's Christion Jones will play the role of the steamroller. The role of roadkill will be played by Mississippi State's Brandon Holloway
Men down: Comically stunned shock from Georgia side of Auburn's miracle
Auburn-Georgia will be remembered for the Tigers' Hail Mary, but some of the reactions by the losers were unforgettable, too.
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Man of Troy: USC downs No. 4 Stanford, Orgeron proves he's more than quick fix
As each week passes, Ed Orgeron is proving he can handle the USC head coaching job. After stunning the Cardinal, he has the Trojans another step closer to elite.
IS COACH 'O' THE RIGHT LONG-TERM GUY? »
Kansas wins, goal posts end up in a lake and Weis tells his players to party
Forgive the Jayhawks, as they don't get many wins to celebrate. So when KU beat WVU Saturday, Weis' advice: Hit the town, but don't get in trouble with the police.
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After stunning Georgia, Auburn now turns full focus to Alabama and Iron Bowl
You should savor Auburn-Georgia, but forgive the Tigers if by Sunday afternoon they have turned the page. Alabama is coming to town in two weeks.
TIGERS SAY BRING ON THE TIDE »
Former OSU cheerleader: I got kicked off team for reporting sexual harassment
Ohio State fired two cheerleader coaches, the school confirmed this week, after a report that they had sexually harassed the school's cheerleaders. Now, one of the accusers says he was kicked off the team by the head coach in retaliation.
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Waiting game: South Carolina took care of Florida, now awaits SEC East fate
The Gamecocks did their part by beating the Gators Saturday. Now they wait out Missouri's final two SEC games to see if they'll be going to Atlanta.
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