No Games Scheduled
Oklahoma's kickoff with Kansas has been delayed until at least 1:30 p.m. ET due to lightning in the area. The game was originally scheduled for Noon ET.
USC RB leads Pac-12 in Rushing
Javorius Allen leads the Pac-12 in rushing yards and rushing yards per game. No Trojan back has led the Pac-12 in rushing since Ricky Ervins in 1989.
Coaches prefer an 8-team playoff
Of the 103 FBS coaches that voted in an ESPN poll, 44 percent voted for an eight-team playoff compared to 29 percent for the current four-team playoff and 17 percent who want a 16-team playoff.
'It's going to get a little chippy'
Kirk Herbstreit breaks down the Saturday night's city rivalry when USC and UCLA meet with Pac-12 South title hopes still on the line.
FiveThirtyEight ran the numbers and no college team has more than a 30 percent chance of winning the first College Football Playoff.
Perhaps not many share his sentiments, but former Cowboys great and Yale alumni Calvin Hill called Harvard a "safety" school ahead of the team's clash tomorrow.
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Miss. State starting safety Justin Cox suspended indefinitely for involvement in off-campus incident
Josh shaw to play Saturday for USC
The senior missed the first 10 games of the season after lying about how he sprained both of his ankles in a fall days before the Trojans' season opener.
The NOW feed will resume Friday at 10 a.m. ET.
On This Date 32 Years Ago
On November 20, 1982, Cal radio announcer Joe Starkey described the "Band on the Field" play with this: "The Bears have won! Oh my God! The most amazing, sensational, dramatic, heart-rending, exciting, thrilling finish in the history of college football!"
Duke seeks bragging rights
Duke is looking for its first three-game win streak vs. its rival North Carolina since Steve Spurrier roamed the Blue Devil sidelines from 1987-89.
Title on the line for Duke football
Starting with tonight vs. North Carolina, Duke must win its final two games to claim the ACC Coastal title. A Blue Devils loss in either would put Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship Game.
Gordon may be quickest to 2k
Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon is 91 yards away from being the 17th player in FBS history to rush for 2,000 in a season. If he reaches the mark in fewer than 28 carries, he will be the quickest to reach the 2,000-yard mark.
USC QB is underrated
Cody Kessler has thrown 29 TD and just three interceptions this season. Only Marcus Mariota (+27) has a better touchdown-to-interception differential.
Robert Smith thinks USC needs to generate pressure on UCLA QB Brett Hundley to win the key Pac-12 game on Saturday. Hundley is completing an FBS-high 72% of his passes this season.
Maryland WR Stefon Diggs won't play in the Terrapins' final two games of the regular season but might return for the team's bowl. Diggs lacerated his kidney on November 1. Full story
Ted Miller @TedMillerRK
Mariota No. 1 in Total QBR: Since 2007, every QB who has led nation in QBR is either a Heisman winner or current starting NFL quarterback.
Sam Khan Jr. @skhanjr
Sumlin on possibility of bowl matchup w/Texas: "Whoever we play, we're going to be excited to play them. I'll put it that way."
potential playoff matchup lines
Based on the latest College Football Playoff rankings, here are the hypothetical lines for the semifinal matchups, according to the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook:
Oregon favored by 4.5 vs. Florida State
Alabama favored by 7 vs. Mississippi State
The Kent State-Buffalo game has been tentatively rescheduled for Friday at 1 p.m. ET. Television details are still TBA. This game was originally scheduled for yesterday but was postponed due to the extreme weather in the Buffalo.
Defense is priority in USC-UCLA rivalry
USC is preparing for its big game vs. rival UCLA this Saturday by covering up statues to prevent UCLA vandals.
"The presidents made the decision as to how far we can go with the playoff, and the bookends are exams in December, and the presidents don't want football to become a two-semester sport. Those concerns are education-based."
ACC commissioner John Swofford on why there isn't an eight-team playoff now.