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9hMark Schlabach

Schlabach: Meet Montana's Bob Stitt, your coach's favorite coach

Coaches such as Mike Leach, Kevin Sumlin and Dana Holgorsen have studied the elusive coach for years, but fans can finally see his simple, ultra-fast offense for themselves.

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College GameDay sign desires (0:40)
Hackenberg, Elliott to duke it out for Heisman (2:39)
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2dAdam Rittenberg

Like chaos? Then 2015 may be right for you

Even the top teams have question marks and tough issues, from unproven QBs to difficult schedules. The games should be low on guarantees and high on drama.

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2dIvan Maisel

3-point stance: Is Big 12 parity a good thing?

Six teams -- Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Baylor and TCU -- have won a least a share of the Big 12 title over the last six seasons.

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1dKC Joyner

Big Numbers: Target Arizona's offense

KC Joyner introduces his Big Number score to find valuable college football players for Thursday's DFS slate, including a stack of Arizona Wildcats.

2dKirk Herbstreit

Herbstreit: 2015 Herbie Awards

Kirk Herbstreit reveals the candidates and winners of his 2015 Herbie Awards and makes his College Football Playoff picks.

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2dTravis Haney

Coaches weigh in on the transfer debate

Travis Haney asked Power 5 head coaches how they approach conversations with other coaches about potential outgoing and incoming transfers.

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2dTravis Haney

Top breakout players in 2015: Nos. 10-1

Ah, breathe that clean, rarefied air. We’ve reached the mountaintop of our countdown of the top 50 breakout players for the 2015 college football season.


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Robert Nkemdiche: a Rebel with a cause in just five short days when he takes the field for No. 17 Ole Miss.

Montana upsets North Dakota State

Brady Gustafson was 30-of-55 pass attempts for 434 yards, while Joey Counts scored the game-winning TD touchdown with 2 seconds left as No. 12 Montana beat No. 1 North Dakota State 38-35 in the FCS opener.


Jeremy Crabtree @jeremycrabtree

Welcome back college football. If the rest of the season is anything like what just happened in Missoula, then this year will be amazing.

Counts' TD gives Montana comeback win

Joey Counts' 1-yard TD run with 2 seconds left lifted Montana past defending FCS champion North Dakota State 38-35 in the season opener.


Montana completes huge 4th-down pass

Brady Gustafson connected with Reese Carlson on a 31-yard reception on 4th and 10 in the final minute against North Dakota State down 35-31.


Frazier puts North Dakota State ahead

King Frazier's 7-yard TD run gives North Dakota State the 35-28 lead over Montana in the fourth quarter.


Frazier sets up score with catch-and-run

North Dakota State's Carson Wentz hit King Frazier for a 44-yard gain to the Montana 9 to set up the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter.


Montana ties it up with big play

Brady Gustafson tosses to Ellis Henderson, who gets behind the defense in scampers in for a touchdown. The drive lasted just 38 seconds (3 plays) to go 80 yards. North Dakota State and Montana are tied at 28 in the third quarter.


Adam Caplan @caplannfl

Potential 1st round QB Carson Wentz (North Dakota St.) on ESPN now. Second half just under way.

North Dakota State takes lead into half

Carson Wentz found Zach Vraa for 10 yards and the touchdown as the Bison head into the locker room with a 28-21 lead over Montana.


Brett McMurphy @McMurphyESPN

ESPN’s Football Power Index has North Dakota St. rated over 10 P5 teams: KU, Wake, OreSt, Rutgers, BC, ISU, Ind, Syra, Colorado, Maryland

Roberts jumps high to catch tying TD

Montana's Ben Roberts went over the top of a North Dakota State defender to haul in a 38-yard TD pass in the second quarter. He then caught the 2-point conversion to tie the score at 21.


Wentz scores second rushing TD of game

QB Carson Wentz ran 11 yards to give North Dakota State a 21-13 lead over Montana in the second quarter. Wentz has rushed for two TDs and passed for another.


Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Oregon passing game coordinator Matt Lubick said that he began to see separation from Vernon Adams when he stopped thinking so much and just allowed himself to play. "Thinking neutralizes all your talent because when you're thinking you're not reacting, you're not playing fast so a fast guy is all of a sudden playing slow," Lubick told ESPN.com. "But once you actually know what you're doing and you have confidence, then your talent actually shows." (Photo via goducks.com)