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'He's on a roll': OU's Dillon Gabriel excited to play in Red River Rivalry after missing 2022's contest

Dillon Gabriel watched from the Cotton Bowl coaches box as Oklahoma endured its worst shutout defeat since 1945.


How Tennessee trolled South Carolina QB Spencer Rattler’s ‘Super Bowl’ comment

South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler quipped after Saturday’s loss to Tennessee that the game was the Volunteers’ “Super Bowl.” On Sunday, Tennessee fired back with a troll of its own. …

A Sea Of Blue

Kentucky Bowl Projections Week 6

Dylan Ballard - A Sea Of Blue One projection has Kentucky facing USC in the New Year’s Six. The Kentucky Wildcats moved to 5-0 this past Saturday as they crushed the Florida Gators 33-14. Now at 2-0 in conference play, the Cats will head to Athens to take on the No. 1 team in the country, the Georgia Bulldogs. In what will be a tough test for Kentucky, it seems all the BBN has some slight hope as the Dawgs struggled to get out of Auburn with a win. Despite that fact, we have been keeping track of updated bowl projections for the Cats week by week, and finally, there...

Writing Illini

Illinois Football: 5 reasons the Illini need to fire Barry Lunney Jr.

It was brutal to watch the Illinois football program flounder in the second half against Purdue over the weekend. The Illini went into that game as the better team on paper. We had a chance to notch another win under our belts and move to 3-2 and in good position for a bowl game. Even […] Illinois Football: 5 reasons the Illini need to fire Barry Lunney Jr. - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Burnt Orange Nation

No.3 Texas vs. No. 24 Kansas: Five observations and Sunday chat

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports The Longhorns dominated the Jayhawks on the way to becoming 5-0. Boys and girls, the No. 3 Texas Longhorns have played five games, and in each one they have come out on the winning end. Saturday’s matchup against the No. 24 Kansas Jayhawks at home was a game that was circled on the calendar and not just because it was a potential trap game the week before the Cotton Bowl, but because this Kansas team would provide a true litmus test for this Texas team for conference play. Now to be fair, there was a big curveball right before kickoff...

Burnt Orange Nation

No. 3 Texas opens as a 5.5-point favorite over No. 14 Oklahoma

Austin American-Statesman-USA TODAY NETWORK In arguably the biggest remaining regular-season matchup for the Longhorns, Steve Sarkisian’s team is an early favorite. On Sunday the No. 3 Texas Longhorns opened as 5.5-point favorites over the No. 14 Oklahoma Sooners for next Saturday’s Red River Rivalry matchup at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, according to DraftKings. Both teams are undefeated entering the game for the first time since the 45-35 win by the Longhorns in 2008, one of the highest-stakes matchups between the two programs in the modern era. This year’s...

State of The U

Willis McGahee’s Incredible 2002 Season Deserves A Deep Dive

Oh, and he absolutely deserved the Heisman Trophy that year as well. There have been many great running backs who have come through the Miami Hurricanes football program besides Willis McGahee. Some have had better college careers. Some have had better NFL careers (though if McGahee’s knee doesn’t explode in the 2003 Fiesta Bowl, that would’ve been a different story). Having said that, no Canes running back had a better single-season than McGahee’s 2002 campaign. He was a beast from start to finish. Further, he absolutely should’ve won the Heisman Trophy that year....

Burnt Orange Nation

College GameDay heading to Dallas for Texas vs. Oklahoma

Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports The crew will be at the State Fair next week for the third time in the last 10 years. College GameDay will be in attendance for a second Texas Longhorns game this season as the undefeated, No. 3-ranked Longhorns face off against the undefeated, No. 14-ranked Oklahoma Sooners at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas next Saturday, the show announced on Saturday evening. NOTHING LIKE THE RED RIVER RIVALRY Week 6: @TexasFootball vs. @OU_Football pic.twitter.com/V2oQxqSBrv— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) October 1, 2023 It’s the eighth time...

Burnt Orange Nation

Status of Texas TE Ja’Tavion Sanders for OU game uncertain after lower leg injury

Ricardo B. Brazziell/American-Statesman / USA TODAY NETWORK The junior standout did not return to the game after he was rolled up on near the goal line in the first half. AUSTIN, Texas — The availability of Texas Longhorns junior tight end Ja’Tavion Sanders for next week’s grudge match at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas against the Oklahoma Sooners is in question after Sanders suffered a lower leg injury in Saturday’s 40-14 win over the Kansas Jayhawks at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. On a running play near the goal line in the first quarter, Sanders was...

And The Valley Shook

Magonolia Bowl Preview: The three things LSU must do well to defeat Ole Miss

Scott Clause-USA TODAY Sports If LSU does these three things, their chances of winning in Oxford will go up dramaticcaly. The No. 13 LSU Tigers (3-1) will take on the No. 13 Ole Miss Revels on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 5 p.m. CT at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. Since the two schools first met up in 1894, this season’s meeting is the 112th meeting. This is also the first time since 2016 that LSU and Ole Miss were ranked in the Top 25. In last year’s matchup, LSU scored 31 points in the second half to upset then-No.7 Ole Miss 45-24. LSU’s secondary...

A Sea Of Blue

SEC bold predictions for Week 5

Photo by Andy Lyons/ Kentucky gonna beat Florida? This Saturday marks the final Saturday of September, and no longer will teams be able to say, “It’s early,” after this weekend. Rivalry time in the South is starting too—Georgia visits Auburn at 3:30 for the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry, LSU travels to Oxford for the Magnolia Bowl, Texas A&M and Arkansas square off in Arlington, and, of course, Florida comes to Kroger Field for the rivalry game that’s only viewed as a big-time rivalry game by the Kentucky Wildcats fans, as the Gators are one of their favorite...

And The Valley Shook

Magnolia Bowl Preview: An in-depth look at Ole Miss

Ole Miss Rebels quarterback Jaxson Dart (2) rolls out to pass against the Alabama Crimson Tide during the fourth quarter at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Alabama defeated Mississippi 24-10. | John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports With another big-time matchup in this historic rivalry, let’s see who’s who on No.20 Ole Miss. Offense Quarterback Jaxson Dart is the leader of this high-octane offense. Dart has completed 63.1% of his passes and has thrown for 1,096 yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions. However, Dart has been inconsistent through the air against teams...

And The Valley Shook

Playing Nice: Ole Miss

Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports My pal Grayson gets us ready for ahem THE MAGNOLIA BOWL Well it’s that time of year again. LSU-Ole Miss aka THE MAGNOLIA BOWL the greatest rivalry in sports, in which the Tigers and Rebels play for a trophy that both sides care a great deal about *puts hand to ear* Ah! I’m hearing that actually neither side cares about your son’s first woodshop project that is the Magnolia Bowl trophy. Nevertheless, Ole Miss-LSU is still a great rivalry and getting us ready for this year’s edition is my pal Grayson. 1. Ole Miss took it on the chin...

Addicted To Quack

Forget About Ending Rivalries, Who Holds the Conference Records After Realignment?

Who gets to claim the conference lead in bowl games when teams change sides? | Matt Daddy As schools change conferences do their records go with them? And what about those set by former players? College football is a sport deeply rooted in tradition and history, where storied rivalries, legendary coaches, and iconic moments have defined the sport for over a century. However, in recent years, the landscape of college football has undergone significant changes due to realignment, as teams have shifted conferences in search of financial stability, competitive advantages,...


For UNLV football, bowl is the goal

As the calendar officially turns to fall, it’s time for UNLV football fans to start thinking about bowl destinations. Wait, what? ...

A Sea Of Blue

Bowl Projections for Kentucky Football

Photo by Carly Mackler/ Where do the experts have Kentucky going for this Bowl Season through four weeks? The Kentucky Wildcats moved to 4-0 on the season as they picked up the win this past Saturday in Nashville over the Vanderbilt Commodores. To this point in the season, this UK team has been very tough to judge. With four games against lower-quality opponents, the question still remains this; How good is this Kentucky football team? For the BBN, we have all seen the flashes, but we have also seen the woeful mistakes through these first four victories. So have the...

Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician

Syracuse football: Duke’s Mayo Bowl O’Meter heading into the Clemson game

Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports The Orange have got twang heading into the Clemson game. Despite some minor turbulence here and there, your Syracuse Orange football team is indeed 4-0 coming off a double-digit win versus the Army Black Knights, giving coach Dino Babers and company the program’s first out-of-conference sweep heading into ACC play. Saturday was the gift that kept on giving for Syracuse fans, but you know who’s also happy? Our Duke’s Mayo Bowl O’Meter! The Orange performance up to this point can be best summarized as nothing else but...“it’s got...

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Mizzou defense looking to remedy lapses on late downs, in man coverage

In three games against Football Bowl Subdivision foes, the Tigers have allowed teams to convert on third down 45.3 percent of the time.

Writing Illini

Sydney Brown makes momentum-changing play for Philadelphia Eagles

Illinois football had four players selected in the 2023 NFL Draft, and one of those talented athletes was Sydney Brown. In the third round, the Philadelphia Eagles selected the Illini standout safety. Brown was picked by one of the best teams in the NFL. The Eagles had just come off a Super Bowl loss to […] Sydney Brown makes momentum-changing play for Philadelphia Eagles - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.


Bowl projections: USC football holding steady, but Clemson is trending down

In the preseason, the Clemson and South Carolina football teams didn’t have much in common when it came to 2023 bowl projections. Four weeks into the season, that’s no longer …

Burnt Orange Nation

Game time, TV set for No. 3 Texas vs. No. 14 Oklahoma

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports You’ll never guess when the Longhorns and Sooners will kick off. The No. 3 Texas Longhorns and the No. 14 Oklahoma Sooners will kick off at 11 a.m. Central on ABC at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Oct. 7, the Big 12 announced on Monday. This year’s contest is the 119th meeting in the series between the longtime rivals that began in 1900 and has been played in Dallas since 1912. In 1929, the Longhorns and Sooners faced off at the State Fair for the first time. Texas leads the all-time series 63-50-5, including a 49-0 victory last year that...

Dawg Sports

15 Thoughts Still Has Questions. Lots of Questions...

Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/ A little bit of “healing” might provide some answers. Georgia won a game they were supposed to win, racked up a ton of yards they were supposed to rack, and generally accomplished what they set out to do. Still, this game was a bit like a nice, hot bowl of grits that was lacking in a bit of salt and some butter. And you know I love me some butter. 1. After 4 weeks of competition, I’m still not sure what we are as a team. I think we’re good. I think we could be very good, but with the injuries everywhere we cannot truly...

Writing Illini

Isaiah Williams continues to rewrite Illinois football record book

Four games into the 2023 season, the Illinois football team sits at 2-2 and is eyeing a bowl game. There is still plenty of work left to do for the Illini to go bowling this season. A win over Florida Atlantic by six points is nothing to write home about, but the way we looked […] Isaiah Williams continues to rewrite Illinois football record book - Writing Illini - Writing Illini - An Illinois Fighting Illini Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Arizona Desert Swarm

SB Nation Reacts: Arizona football fans bullish about Pac-12 play

Photo by Chris Coduto/ The fans have spoken, and they believe Arizona will win its most Pac-12 games in several years. SB Nation polled our readers this week to see how many conference victories the Wildcats would amass in their final season in the Pac-12. The 9-game league slate begins Saturday at Stanford, with DraftKings Sportsbook putting the UA as a 12.5-point favorite. With a 2-1 record, Arizona would need to win at least four Pac-12 games to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2017. And most Wildcat fans expect this to happen. SB...

The Champaign Room

Illinois-FAU will be a historic matchup

The Champaign Room - Brad The start of something new. There aren’t too many teams the Illini have never faced. The Florida Atlantic Owls just happen to be one of them. Saturday in Champaign will be the first time these two programs ever square off against each other. Historically, these are two very different football teams. Their first seasons as programs were a little more than 110 years apart. Despite that, FAU has already played in over a fourth the amount of bowl games that the Illini have. However, Illinois has the upper hand in claimed national titles...

And The Valley Shook

Notebook: Three storylines going into LSU’s matchup against Arkansas this weekend

LSU Tigers safety Greg Brooks Jr. (3) during the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl between the LSU Tigers and the Purdue Boilermakers on January 2, 2023 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fl. | Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Here are three storylines to pay attention to going into this weekend. No. 12 LSU is improves its record to a 2-1 record after they defeated Mississippi State on the road in a 41-14 blowout. Not only did the offense put over 500 yards of total offense once again but the defense held the Bulldogs to just over 200 yards of total offense. On...

Burnt Orange Nation

No. 3 Texas vs. Baylor advanced stats preview

Scott Wachter-USA TODAY Sports The No. 3 Texas Longhorns are coming off a victory against the Wyoming Cowboys that had us all holding our breath before a dominant fourth-quarter stretch. If there is a bright side, Sarkisian’s teams have transformed themselves from strong first half teams last year to great closers this season. However, moving forward, the Longhorns will have to find ways to demonstrate why they are a top five team, no matter the opponent, no matter the quarter. This week, Texas heads to the toilet bowl one last time as part of the Big 12. Offense To...

No. 5 Oklahoma tops UCLA in 48-14 victory at the Rose Bowl | FOX COLLEGE FOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTS

The UCLA Bruins lose in Pasadena 48-14 to the Oklahoma University Sooners. All-world quarterback Jalen Hurts had another huge day throwing for three touchdowns and running for one. #FOXSports #CFB #JalenHurts #OklahomaSooners #UCLABruins

Zion Williamson Sends Duke-UNC Tickets Past Super Bowl LIII Prices

No. 1 Duke hosts No. 8 North Carolina on Wednesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium and it looks like freshman Zion Williamson has fans in a frenzy. NESN.com's Rachel Holt explains how ticket prices have reached Super Bowl levels. For more: https://nesn.co

UNC vs. Duke: Preview & Predictions | The Dan Patrick Show | NBC Sports

Jay Bilas previews the Duke-UNC game, shares some of the celebrities that are expected, and details how the atmosphere is bigger than the Super Bowl. #NBCSports #TheDanPatrickShow #UNCvsDuke »