Contenders get weeded out on road

Updated: September 29, 2013, 2:25 AM ET
By Jake Trotter | ESPN.com

The road to playing for titles in college football has always gone through, well, the road.

In 2012, Notre Dame forged its run to the national title game with a dominant October fourth quarter at Oklahoma. Alabama's defining drive of its championship run came in the final seconds of a come-from-behind win at LSU.

On Saturday, Oklahoma State, Wisconsin, Ole Miss and LSU all went on the road with opportunities to assert themselves in their league races. All four came up short, as conference ...

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