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In final, ‘O’ is for Oregon, Ohio St. — and offense

As his team celebrated earning a berth in the College Football Playoff championship game, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he hadn’t heard the score of Thursday’s other semifinal.

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Mason becomes Georgia’s most accurate passer despite ankle injury

Hutson Mason needed only one half of the Belk Bowl to set a Georgia record, but he was disappointed that he wasn’t around to finish the job.

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TCU shows playoff worthiness in 42-3 rout

TCU played like it had a point to make in a resounding 42-3 rout of Mississippi on Wednesday in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in the Georgia Dome.

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Auburn football player Jakell Mitchell shot and killed; arrest made

Auburn freshman football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell was shot and killed Sunday morning at an apartment complex near the Auburn University campus.

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Three Heisman Trophy finalists named

Oregon Ducks quarterback Marcus Mariota, Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Amari Cooper and Wisconsin Badgers back Melvin Gordon were selected as the three finalists for the Heisman Trophy on Monday.

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Bulldogs expect challenge from Louisville in Belk Bowl

Georgia will see a familiar face when it faces Louisville in the Belk Bowl on Dec. 30.

Nebraska names Oregon State’s Riley as coach

Nebraska wasted little time in their search for new football coach, hiring Oregon State’s Mike Riley on Thursday in a surprise announcement.

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Florida Gators hire Jim McElwain from Colorado State as next football coach

Florida’s pursuit of Colorado State’s Jim McElwain is no longer stalled because of a $7.5 million contract buyout and he has agreed to take the Gators’ head coaching job, according to a report.

TCU third, FSU fourth in CFP rankings

The last unbeaten team in the nation is the last team in the all-important top four of the College Football Playoff rankings, which were announced Tuesday evening.

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Tigers overcome big odds to get to Atlanta

As No. 14-Missouri (10-2, 7-1 in the SEC) prepares an SEC Championship game match-up against top-ranked Alabama (11-1, 7-1), it’s two losses that have had the biggest impact on the Tigers’ return to Atlanta.

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Title games nothing new for Tide

Missouri will be making an appearance in the SEC championship game for a second straight season, but that certainly doesn’t give the Tigers an advantage in experience over Alabama in Saturday’s game in Atlanta.

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Citadel provided trial run for defending option

When Florida State played The Citadel in Week 2, half the Seminoles’ defense ended up with injuries thanks to the Bulldogs’ penchant for cut blocks in their triple-option offense.

University of Alabama at Birmingham to end football program, citing costs

The University of Alabama at Birmingham will shutter its football program at the end of the current season due to the increasing costs associated with it, the school said on Tuesday.

Bulldogs turn focus to Senior Day

Georgia’s seniors could go out on a high note against rival Georgia Tech.

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Division races go down to final weekend

Two divisions, four contenders. That’s what the final weekend of the season comes down to after Ole Miss fell out of contention in the West Division with a 30-0 loss at Arkansas and Missouri remained the East leader with a 29-21 victory at Tennessee Saturday.

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