Archive for November, 2013

Florida State vs. Florida: Kelvin Benjamin’s Star Is Rising at the Perfect Time

Posted by Perry Kostidakis on November 30 2013 Add Comments
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Kelvin Benjamin went from the target of annoyance to the star of the game Saturday, all in a matter of a quarter.  The redshirt sophomore dropped two potential touchdowns in the first quarter, and questions arose about his play. In years prior, this was what was expected of him, but this year, he was putting it all together. Some wondered aloud if he was regressing; some pondered if maybe he was intimidated by ...

Auburn’s Chris Davis Tweeted That He Wanted to Get on Kick Returns a Year Ago

Posted by Tristan Thornburgh on November 30 2013 Add Comments
Auburn's Chris Davis made the greatest play in Iron Bowl history when he returned the missed Alabama kick 100 yards as time expired to lead the Tigers to a 34-28 victory. Judging from a tweet from a little more than a year ago, Davis was very motivated to prove himself as a kick returner.  Here's Davis' incredible return.  Read more College Football news on

Bowl Projections 2013: How Wild Day of Action Shakes Up BCS Picture

Posted by Maxwell Ogden on November 30 2013 Add Comments
In one of the most astonishing games and finishes in college football history, the No. 4 Auburn Tigers upset the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide by a score of 34-28. Auburn returned a missed field goal as time expired in regulation, leading to the ultimate form of pandemonium. The question is, what does a wild day of action mean for the BCS title picture?   And Then There Were Two Whether you like them, love them, hate them or ...

Tennessee’s Win over Kentucky Key to Salvaging Recruiting Momentum

Posted by Brad Shepard on November 30 2013 Add Comments
Tennessee's football season ended about a month earlier than what it had hoped, but at least it ended the way the Volunteers wanted—with a win.  With very little to play for, at least UT can take solace that a victory helps Butch Jones sell the direction of the program to recruits moving forward. A week after Vanderbilt was the beneficiary of an overturned spot and used it to stun the Vols and knock them out of a ...

Notre Dame Football: 10 Things We Learned in Irish’s Loss to Stanford

Posted by Connor Killoren on November 30 2013 Add Comments
Notre Dame suffered its fourth loss of the regular season Saturday evening, falling, 27-20, at the hands of then-eighth-ranked Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif.  The Irish were in it until the bitter end due to a gutty performance from their defense, but the team was ultimately hindered by two Tommy Rees interceptions on consecutive drives late in the fourth quarter.  So, what exactly did we learn about Notre Dame during its loss to Stanford?  Let's explore that question. Begin ...

Notre Dame vs. Stanford: Score, Grades and Analysis for Legends Trophy 2013

Posted by Tyler Conway on November 30 2013 Add Comments
Tommy Rees regained the trust of some Notre Dame fans this season by avoiding the big mistake and coming through multiple times in the clutch. Apparently, no one told Wayne Lyons about the new Tommy Rees. Lyons intercepted Rees twice in the fourth quarter and Tyler Gaffney rushed for a career-high 189 yards, as Stanford held on late for a 27-20 victory over Notre Dame at Stanford Stadium. Rees' picks came just a quarter after he had spearheaded the ...

Nebraska Football: Ultimate List of Bo Pelini’s Pros and Cons

Posted by Patrick Runge on November 30 2013 Add Comments
After Nebraska’s loss to Iowa on Friday, Nebraska football fans were left to wonder whether the third Heroes Game was the last one with Bo Pelini in charge. Saturday morning, Nebraska athletic director Shawn Eichorst ended that speculation with a statement of support, saying Pelini would be leading the Nebraska football program into the future. But that uncertainty, which started after the Deadspin rant, gained momentum after Nebraska’s loss to Minnesota, and built to a fever ...

Clemson vs. South Carolina: Score, Grades and Analysis for Palmetto Bowl

Posted by Chris Roling on November 30 2013 Add Comments
The No. 10 South Carolina Gamecocks won their 18th consecutive home game Saturday with a 31-17 victory over the No. 6 Clemson Tigers in the 2013 edition of The Palmetto Bowl from Williams-Brice Stadium. It also extended South Carolina's win streak to five in the rivalry that dates back to 1896: Senior quarterback Connor Shaw was the star of the show thanks to his 14-of-26 day for 152 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. Shaw also led ...

Winners and Losers from Week 14 of College Football

Posted by Alex Sims on November 30 2013 Add Comments
When the Iron Bowl was billed as the best game in the long history of the rivalry, it smelled a bit of media puffery—especially when No. 1 Alabama was tabbed as a 10-point favorite over No. 4 Auburn on the road. As it turned out, the college football media was right—and Las Vegas oddsmakers were wrong—as this year's tilt on The Plains will go down as one of the most incredible finishes, and wire-to-wire games, not just ...

Reliving the Greatest Iron Bowl Ever

Posted by The Program on November 30 2013 Add Comments
In the greatest Iron Bowl in history, No. 4 Auburn came away with the upset after defeating No. 1 Alabama 34-28 on the final play. The game was back-and-forth throughout and was decided with no time left on the clock. The Crimson Tide missed a field goal short with one second remaining, and Tigers cornerback Chris Davis was waiting in the end zone to return it for a 100-yard touchdown. Watch as Bleacher Report takes you back through ...