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STARKVILLE, MS - NOVEMBER 1: Fred Ross #8 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs celebrates with Robert Johnson #12 after he scores a touchdown against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second half at Davis Wade Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: No. 1 Mississippi State With Something To Prove At Alabama

At Mississippi State, this week is an opportunity to prove to the college football world their bubble is not easy to pop. Mississippi State has won at LSU. They have handled defending SEC champion Auburn. They are ranked number one in the country, yet they still have something to prove.

11/11/2014

OXFORD, MS - NOVEMBER 01: Quarterback Nick Marshall #14 of the Auburn Tigers rushes 2 yards for a touchdown against Chief Brown #8 of the Mississippi Rebels as the Rebels held a 24-21 lead in the third quarter at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Oxford, Mississippi. Auburn defeated Mississippi 35-31. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Auburn QB Nick Marshall’s Campaign Fueled By Road Victories

Auburn has three Heisman Trophy winners in school history. Quarterback Nick Marshall is a rising candidate in this year’s race, and signature moments in November could end up naming him the fourth Auburn player as the Heisman Trophy winner.

11/06/2014

WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Devin Chafin #28 of the Baylor Bears runs the ball against Ben Heeney #31 of the Kansas Jayhawks at McLane Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Big Games In November Separate Contenders From Pretenders

Our expectations before the start of the season can quickly be tarnished in a flash. But no matter what happens, November will always find a way to set the stage for a championship race like no other month can.

11/04/2014

FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 18: Trevone Boykin #2 of the TCU Horned Frogs throws against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 18, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: TCU’s Trevone Boykin This Year’s Hidden Gem

TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin has been the face of a dynamic offense taking the Big 12 by storm, catapulting the Horned Frogs into the thick of the College Football Playoff mix.

10/30/2014

MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 18: Rakeem Cato #12 of the Marshall Thundering Herd is pursued by Giovani Francois #9 of the Florida International Panthers as he scrambles out of the pocket with the ball on October 18, 2014 at FIU Stadium in Miami, Florida.Marshall defeated Florida International 45-13. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Marshall’s Rakeem Cato Should Be Considered For A Trip To New York

As far as numbers go, Rakeem Cato is a very good player, but to make a run to New York, he will have to go on a tear in the second half of the season.

10/29/2014

LEXINGTON, KY - OCTOBER 25: Preston Smith #91 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs celebrates a sack during the game against the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium on October 25, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Is There Really A SEC Bias Problem?

Is there is a bias toward the SEC that continues to have an impact on the polls? The thought has been around for some time now, but at some point even the most skeptical of college football fans probably needs to come to the realization that the best teams just happen to play in the SEC.

10/28/2014

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Pac-12 Passes Reforms For Athletes

The Pac-12 has passed sweeping changes for athletes in all of the conference’s sports, guaranteeing four-year scholarships, improving health care and liberalizing transfer rules

1090 The Fan–10/27/2014

WASHINGTON - OCTOBER 30: Assistant Attorney General Kenneth Wainstein of the National Security Division at U.S. Justice Department testifies during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee October 31, 2007 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The hearing was focused on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, aka FISA, which set up a secret court of review to oversee classified surveillance. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

8 Fast Facts About The UNC Academic Fraud Scandal

According to an official report by former U.S. Justice Department official Kenneth Wainstein released Wednesday, there was more academic fraud than previously reported by the NCAA or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

10/23/2014

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 04: Everett Golson #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish passes against the Standford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on October 4, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 17-14. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Notre Dame’s Everett Golson Goes Head-To-Head With Reigning Heisman Winner, Jameis Winston

There is no disputing which game deserves the Heisman spotlight game this week. Notre Dame and Florida State will offer the biggest stage for a pair of Heisman Trophy candidates, Everett Golson of Notre Dame and the reigning Heisman Trophy winner from Florida State, Jameis Winston.

10/16/2014

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 11: Amir Carlisle #3 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is tackled by Sam Smiley #3 and Travis Hughes #9 of the North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Stadium on October 11, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated North Carloina 50-43. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Notre Dame Fighting For Respect Vs. Florida State

Until Notre Dame proves it can beat one of the elite programs in college football on a grand stage, the overall assessment of Notre Dame will be that it is good, but not good enough. But this season appears to be up for grabs with plenty of surprises still to come. Can Notre Dame offer one more surprise?

10/14/2014

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