Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Morning Six Pack: November 14, 2012

You can’t go all day if you don’t start early, so here are your six college football stories from around the country.

Pease: Brissett Has a Great Opportunity

As Gators starting quarterback Jeff Driskel walked across campus on crutches Tuesday, fellow sophomore Jacoby Brissett continued to prepare as if he’ll start Saturday’s game against Jacksonville State.

McCarron not dwelling on loss

After Alabama's practice Tuesday evening, Tide quarterback AJ McCarron entered the media interview room wearing sweatpants, an oversized sweatshirt, a red pullover hat ... and a smile.

Priceless: Chip Kelly amused by reporter's question about time of possession

Chip Kelly was asked about time of possession during Monday's press conference. His reaction was priceless, even drawing an unusual smile from Kelly.

Ohio State pursues own goals as perfect season nears

Ohio State is one of four 10-0 teams in FBS, but it's playing for something different than its unbeaten peers.

MAC West title on line for NIU

If Huskies top Toledo they go to conference championship game for 3rd year in row. Toledo has had Northern Illinois' number over the years, winning 29 of 39 encounters.


This is why Oregon is the media darling. The computers no longer factor in margin of victory, but the human voters always will. Kansas State’s differential is impressive, but the Wildcats need to rout Baylor and Texas to erase any doubts about Alabama. This is the No. 1 argument against Notre Dame, and it has some merit.

The Crimson Tide will stay at the front of the one-loss parade. Given the advantages in schedule and point differential along with the SEC championship spotlight, there’s a chance—albeit a small one—a one-loss Alabama team could leap-frog an undefeated Kansas State or Notre Dame, especially if Oregon trips up. The Crimson Tide have a better chance of pulling that move on the Irish because of the point differential. Imagine the national reaction if that happens.

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