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Crown them: UCF celebrates national championship with parade at Disney World

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Unbeaten UCF celebrated its self-proclaimed national championship with a parade at Disney World on the eve of the College Football Playoff final. The Knights (13-0) finished with the only perfect season in the Football Bowl Subdivision with a Peach Bowl victory over Auburn, which during the regular season beat both Alabama and Georgia, who’ll ...

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Georgia’s College Football Playoff chances vs. Alabama will hinge on the Bulldogs’ run game

ATLANTA — To win national championships the old-school, SEC way, you must have a smothering defense packed with big plays and a strong kicking game. Most importantly, you must run the ball. Then run it some more. Georgia’s running game is deeper and better than Alabama’s, by only a slight margin. That’ll be the difference in Monday night’s national championship ...

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How does Georgia’s 2017 team compare to its 1980 championship squad?

In the 1980 Sugar Bowl, 27 years ago, Georgia football made history. The top-ranked Bulldogs, facing off against Notre Dame, debuted Hairy Dawg, a red-and-black-clad mascot that has roamed the sidelines ever since. Oh, and the Dawgs went on to beat the Irish and claimed the school’s second national championship. Monday, UGA will be playing for its third title, and ...

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Strong run defense could power Alabama past Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) Alabama’s vaunted defense is about to face perhaps college football’s best running back duo. Those kinds of matchups tend to work out pretty well for the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide, which shuts down opposing ground games better than anybody. Only Auburn in the regular season meeting has truly contained Nick Chubb and Sony Michel. With the nation’s top defense, ...

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Love him or hate him, Jalen Hurts has done his job as Alabama QB

ATLANTA — Paint him as a starting quarterback with a 25-2 record playing in a second straight national championship game two seasons into his career. Paint him as the holder of the worst passer rating of any multi-year starter at Alabama since 2008. The reality of Jalen Hurts — oft-criticized and pinpointed as Crimson Tide’s weak link — is somewhere ...

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Michigan Heisman winner Woodson selected for Hall of Fame

ATLANTA (AP) Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson of Michigan has been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. Woodson won the Heisman in 1997, becoming the first player who primarily played defense to win the award. The rest of the 2018 Hall of Fame class will be revealed Monday morning by the National Football Foundation. Some of ...

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College Football Week Nine: Winners and Losers

With the first college football playoff standings being released tomorrow, it was a wild and wacky week of upsets, outstanding finishes and performances. Here are my winners and losers: Winners: Ohio State Buckeyes: Down 11 points in the last five minutes, quarterback JT Barrett overcame, early miscues, throwing two touchdown passes, one, a 10-yarder to wide receiver Johnnie Dixon and ...

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College Football Week Ten: Winners and Losers

Week ten had a little bit of everything: thrillers, last second wins, upsets and even a little mayhem. Here are my winners and losers: Winners: Oklahoma Sooners: Quarterback Baker Mayfield threw for a school record 598 yards and five touchdowns. Wide receiver Marquise Brown had 265 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Running back Rodney Anderson rushed for 111 yards and ...

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College Football Week 11: Winners and Losers

It was separation weekend as some teams rose to the occasion, while others didn’t. Here are my winners and losers: Winners: Miami Hurricanes: Running back DeeJay Dallas rushed for two touchdowns. The turnover chain was going around as the defense forced four including a pick six by defensive back Trajan Brady. They also had five sacks as the Hurricanes routed ...

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College Football Week 12: Winners and Losers

With just a few weeks left in the regular season, while some teams played lesser opponents, others had their hands full with rivals. Here are my winners and losers: Winners: Wisconsin Badgers: Running back Jonathan Taylor rushed for 132 yards. Quarterback Alex Hornibrook threw for a touchdown. Cornerback Nick Nelson had a 50-yard punt return for a touchdown as the ...

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