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The Men of Troy are back and a Miracle for Auburn

Once again, a little MACtion kicks things off, as Northern Illinois trounced Toledo 35-17 behind Jordan Lynch’s 363 total yards and 3 touchdowns. The victory clinches the West Division for the Huskies and keeps them in the running for another BCS appearance. Week 12 gave us a lot to enjoy. There were surprising upsets along with miracle finishes–including one that will be remembered for ages. Welcome Back, USC Well hello there, Trojans. Nice to see you again. Left for dead after getting pummeled by Arizona State and firing coach Lane Kiffin, USC proved that it’s still a force to be...

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National Title Picture Gets Clearer: Ducks Fly Into a Tree, Bears Roar

Jordan Lynch and undefeated Northern Illinois helped get this week started, defeating Ball State 48-27 in some Wednesday night MACtion. Lynch threw for 345 yards and 2 touchdowns while adding another 123 yards and 2 more touchdowns on the ground. The Huskies are now 10-0 and on the cusp of crashing the BCS for the second year in a row. Speaking of the BCS, Week 11 had huge implications for who will be playing in those coveted BCS bowls. A titanic clash out west caused a shakeup at the top of the standings, one team thought to be out...

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The Pac-12 is a league on the rise and the biggest threat to SEC supremacy

Well ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again. Football season is nearly upon us! Gone are the summer doldrums without any pigskin action. Finally, we can actually watch teams play rather than hear about the latest scandal or Johnny Manziel’s lifestyle choices. Football is here, and it’s about time. To get you up to speed after the summer hiatus, GuysGirl will be previewing all ten FBS conferences (RIP WAC, you’ll be missed) from east to west, starting with the Pac-12. The Pac-12 is a league on the rise and the biggest threat to SEC supremacy. The league...

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The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Well that was ugly. Notre Dame’s vaunted defense was no match for the onslaught that is the Crimson Tide as Alabama steamrolled the Fighting Irish 42-14 to capture its third BCS title in four years. Alabama drove right down the field on its opening drive and never looked back. It was 14-0 after one quarter and 28-0 at half. Notre Dame trailed 35-0 before finally getting on the board and ending Alabama’s incredible 108 minute-long BCS title game shutout streak. For the second straight year, Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron came up big when it mattered most. Last year’s title...

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The Granddaddy of Them All: Rose Bowl Preview

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas (or an awesome Tuesday for those of you who don’t celebrate the holiday) and a fun, safe New Year’s Eve. January 1 not only marks the start of a new year but also traditionally is one of the most highly-anticipated days of the college football season. The marquee bowl games, the much-maligned BCS games, begin with both the Rose Bowl and Orange Bowl kicking off on the first day of 2013. Both offer intriguing matchups, but let’s look first at the Granddaddy of Them All, the Rose Bowl....

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