SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 11: Amir Carlisle #3 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is tackled by Sam Smiley #3 and Travis Hughes #9 of the North Carolina Tar Heels at Notre Dame Stadium on October 11, 2014 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated North Carloina 50-43. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Notre Dame Fighting For Respect Vs. Florida State

Until Notre Dame proves it can beat one of the elite programs in college football on a grand stage, the overall assessment of Notre Dame will be that it is good, but not good enough. But this season appears to be up for grabs with plenty of surprises still to come. Can Notre Dame offer one more surprise?

10/14/2014

Utah v UCLA

UCLA’s Jim Mora, Jeff Ulbrich Get Into Heated Exchange During Oregon Game

UCLA coach Jim Mora and defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich got into a heated exchange on the Rose Bowl sideline during the first half of the No. 18 Bruins’ game against 12th-ranked Oregon on Saturday.

10/11/2014

Byron Marshall of the Oregon Ducks is able to just duck past two Bruins on his way to a touchdown. (credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images Sport)

No. 12 Ducks’ Defense Gets Defensive After Loss; UCLA Next

Focus and finish were the themes for the Oregon Ducks’ defense this week. The group was embarrassed by penalties and the 21 third-quarter points the Ducks gave up in a 31-24 loss to Arizona last week. The Ducks (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) are determined not to suffer the same fate this Saturday on the road against No. 18 UCLA.

10/09/2014

STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 04: Dak Prescott #15 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs runs for yards against the Texas A&M Aggies during the fourth quarter of a game at Davis Wade Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. Mississippi State won the game 48-31. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott Is More Than Tim Tebow 2.0

As the season has seen the rise of Mississippi State football, quarterback Dak Prescott has emerged on the scene as one of college football’s best. Is Prescott the best player in college football?

10/09/2014

Brett Hundley #17 quarterback of the UCLA Bruins throws a pass against Utah Utes during the first half at the Rose Bowl October 04, 2014, in Pasadena, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Hundley Wants Fewer Sacks, UCLA Defense Wants More

UCLA’s Brett Hundley has plenty in common with Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. Both quarterbacks possess dynamic dual-threat skill sets, and both could be top NFL draft picks and potential franchise cornerstones.

10/07/2014

STARKVILLE, MS - OCTOBER 04: Brandon Holloway #10 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs reaches for the goal line over Armani Watts #23 of the Texas A&M Aggies during the third quarter of a game at Davis Wade Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. Mississippi State won the game 48-31. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: You Cannot Script Drama As Good As This

Each week of college football should be seen as a chapter, and the season the full novel. The only thing is, you cannot script drama this good.

10/07/2014

Devontae Booker #23 running back of the Utah Utes dives for a gain as he is wrapped up by Ishmael Adams #1 defensive back of the UCLA Bruins during the first half at the Rose Bowl October 04, 2014, in Pasadena, California. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

No. 8 UCLA Among 5 Top 10 Teams To Fall

The biggest weekend of the college football season delivered a sensational Saturday that included three of the top six teams in The Associated Press poll getting beat.

10/04/2014

Defensive back Jordan Simone #38 of the Arizona State Sun Devils can't stop running back Javorius Allen #37 of the USC Trojans from getting the ball over the endzone line for a touchdown in the second quarter of their game at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on October 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Arizona State Stuns No. 16 USC 38-34 On Game-Ending Touchdown

Jaelen Strong caught a 46-yard touchdown pass from Mike Bercovici as time expired, and Arizona State scored three TDs in the final 3:53 to shock No. 16 Southern California 38-34 on Saturday night.

10/04/2014

LINCOLN, NE - SEPTEMPER 27: Running back Ameer Abdullah #8 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers runs past defensive lineman Jihad Ward #17 and defensive back Earnest Thomas III #9 of the Illinois Fighting Illini during their game at Memorial Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Lincoln, Nebraska. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Why Michigan State Should Fear Ameer Abdullah Of Nebraska

Nebraska has three Heisman Trophy winners in its storied football history. Running back Ameer Abdullah has a shot to become the school’s fourth Heisman winner.

10/02/2014

Ishmael Adams #1 of the UCLA Bruins returns a kick off for a 100 yard touchdown against the Arizona State Sun Devils during the third quarter of the college football game at Sun Devil Stadium on September 25, 2014 in Tempe, Arizona. The Bruins defeated the Sun Devils 62-27. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Ishmael Adams Making Big Plays For No. 8 UCLA

The Bruins cornerback decided to violate coach Jim Mora’s rule about moving on from the previous game after 24 hours, and he took one more look at the 62-27 victory.

10/01/2014

Running back Javorius Allen #37 of the USC Trojans is pursued by safety Ryan Murphy #25 of the Oregon State Beavers in the second half at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. USC defeated Oregon State 35-10. (credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Allen, Davis Look To Run Wild For No. 16 USC

If Javorius Allen was surprised to receive criticism from his head coach after his third 100-yard rushing game of the young season, Southern California’s top running back didn’t show it.

09/30/2014

DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Deante' Gray #20 of the TCU Horned Frogs runs for a touchdown against the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: College Football’s Best Month Will Get Started With A Bang

October is the best month for college football, and it is getting started on the right foot this weekend. The first weekend in October will serve up six games between top 25 teams, which will be a nice breath of fresh air after the last few weeks.

09/30/2014

Oregon State v USC

USC Bounces Back To Beat Oregon State, 35-10

Cody Kessler threw for 261 yards with two touchdowns to help USC bounce back to beat Oregon State, 35-10.

09/27/2014

UCLA v Arizona State

Brett Hundley Returns From Injury To Lead The UCLA Rout Over Arizona State, 62-27

Ishmael Adams returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and an interception 95 yards for another score, sparking No. 11 UCLA’s 62-27 trouncing of No. 15 Arizona State on Thursday night.

09/25/2014

TUSCALOOSA, AL - SEPTEMBER 20: Amari Cooper #9 of the Alabama Crimson Tide pulls in this touchdown reception against Vernon Hargreaves III #1 of the Florida Gators at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 20, 2014 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Can Alabama’s Amari Cooper End Heisman Drought For Receivers?

Every season is different when it comes to the Heisman Trophy, but history suggests it will be very tough for Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper to have a legitimate shot at striking a pose in New York at the end of the season.

09/25/2014

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