AG's College Football Report

First & 20: Louisville's Jackson deserves Heisman

First & 20: Louisville's Jackson deserves Heisman

Anthony Gimino

December 04 Although the Louisville quarterback handled his grip on the stiff-armed trophy as loosely as the football in the red zone in the final couple of games of the season, Jackson didn't fumble away his big opportunity FULL STORY

First and 20: Buckeyes belong in playoff

First and 20: Buckeyes belong in playoff

Anthony Gimino

November 27 This year, Ohio State -- with the same 11-1 record -- has wins at Oklahoma and Wisconsin, plus Saturday's 30-27 overtime thriller over Michigan. That's three victories over teams that were in the CFP Top 10 FULL STORY

First and 20: Chaos reigns in CFP selections

First and 20: Chaos reigns in CFP selections

Anthony Gimino

November 20 The College Football Playoff selection committee has had it easy in its first two seasons, with by-the-chalk conference champs and four easily-slotted teams. FULL STORY

First and 20: Easy as 2-3-4 to create chaos

First and 20: Easy as 2-3-4 to create chaos

Anthony Gimino

November 13 No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 Washington all lost -- as did No. 8 Texas A&M and No. 9 Auburn. Clemson and Michigan had been favored by about three touchdowns. Each of the five upset victims had been FULL STORY

First & 20: Alabama QB Hurts displays growing pains

First & 20: Alabama QB Hurts displays growing pains

Anthony Gimino

November 07 Nick Saban's crew took LSU's body blows in a slobberknocker of an SEC game Saturday night and somehow still remained standing with its arms in the air. Alabama survived to win 10-0 and remained a virtually undisputed No. 1. FULL STORY

First and 20: Four teams looking good in CFP mix

First and 20: Four teams looking good in CFP mix

Anthony Gimino

October 30 We have a fantastic four right now -- a quartet of undefeated teams, each from a different major conference -- and it's hard to imagine we could end up with a better playoff than No. 1 Alabama, No. 2 Clemson, No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 Washington. FULL STORY

First & 20: Penn State's win shakes up CFP dynamic

First & 20: Penn State's win shakes up CFP dynamic

Anthony Gimino

October 24 Penn State, in its signature victory of the post-Joe Paterno era, used a 17-0 fourth-quarter blitz to stun No. 2 Ohio State 24-21, the winning points coming on a blocked field goal return for a touchdown. FULL STORY

First and 20: Breaking down the Power 5 unbeatens

First and 20: Breaking down the Power 5 unbeatens

Sports Xchange

October 17 As of now, each of the Power Five conferences has a horse (or two or three) in the race. In the unlikely event that each of the leagues produces an unbeaten champ, the Big 12 is in the weakest position FULL STORY

First and 20: Alabama thriving after adjustments

First and 20: Alabama thriving after adjustments

Anthony Gimino

October 11 And then there's the top-ranked Crimson Tide, riding comfortably above the chaos, tamping down the riff-raff in the usual Nick Saban my-defense-is-better-than-your-defense kind of way. The Tide has nine non-offensive touchdowns FULL STORY

First & 20: Clemson, Louisville look like playoff teams

First & 20: Clemson, Louisville look like playoff teams

Anthony Gimino

October 02 Louisville has a great win (the rout of Florida State), a great loss (Clemson) and a great opportunity (Houston, Nov. 17). The Cardinals also have a great schedule, not having to play divisional cross-over FULL STORY

 

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