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College football Saturday, Week 8: Florida State torches Clemson, the SEC eats itself

Just about every favorite in the SEC lost, and Florida State took it to Clemson in the headliner. Here's all our coverage of the wildest Saturday of the year. College football scoreboard here.

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TWIS: New levels of Clemsoning

This Week In Schadenfreude trawls the internet for the most unhinged reactions to the week of college football. This week: philosophical discursions on the nature and being of Clemsoning! Drunk, belligerent, and rooting for Iowa State is no way to go through life, son! The re-GERGening! The entire SEC sets upon itself!

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The Numerical, Week 8

Tennessee went three-and-out seven times and still upset a ranked team. Notre Dame gained 47 yards after halftime and still knocked off a rival. Teams throughout the country were outplayed for three quarters and surged ahead in the fourth. It was an odd week, and the odd results prove it. Also, remember when Bama's defense was a concern?

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Who's college football's No. 4 team?

The hypothetical College Football Playoff looks about as set as can be at this point in the season. OR DOES IT? We'll go live right after 4 p.m. ET.

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The Grove is closed

Ole Miss is never more afraid than when Ole Miss is winning.

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Georgia vs. Vanderbilt reaction

Georgia had high expectations entering the season, but it's clear they won't be met.

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South Carolina vs. Tennessee reaction

South Carolina may have blown a major opportunity in the SEC East, and Tennessee is moving in the right direction.

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Florida State shouldn't be a surprise

Florida State tried to tell you how good it was in the first few weeks of the season. But if you weren't listening before, you're probably listening now. Plus five other thoughts from Saturday.

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BCS breakdown: FSU vs. Oregon is the battle

Florida State has the numbers advantage at the moment, but Oregon has the schedule ace up its sleeve. Also, looking ahead to next week and what the Playoff would look like if we had one right now.

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Bama, FSU top first BCS standings

The year's first official BCS rankings are out, and the Seminoles have slipped ahead of Oregon.

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Washington State vs. Oregon reaction

Oregon held firm at No. 2 in the nation with a 62-38 win. This was a tale of two QBs — one who set records, and one who had the better day.

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Harris Poll out, Ducks likely ahead of FSU in BCS

Alabama stays on top of the BCS formula's second poll, while chaos sweeps through the rest of the rankings.

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AP Top 25 poll: Alabama on top, chaos below

The top two teams escaped a brutal weekend unscathed and remain atop the non-BCS poll.

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Coaches Poll: Bama on top, but who's No. 2?

There is no drama over the top spot in this week's Coaches Poll, but the debate now begins over who should follow the Crimson Tide. This poll contributes to the official BCS standings, which will be released Sunday night.

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FSU vs. Clemson reaction: A tale of two fan bases

FSU fans went to bed Saturday with visions of crystal footballs dancing in their heads, while Clemson tries to figure out what went wrong.

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The Top Whatever

Why bother ranking 25 teams, especially after so many Top 25 teams lost anyway?

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Connor Shaw injury a sprain, not ligament damage

The South Carolina quarterback's father denied any damage to his son's knee ligaments, but confirms Shaw suffered a "significant sprain."

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Updated bowl projections

Finally, we've got intrigue at the top, where the Seminoles have demanded to be taken seriously as a national championship contender.

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The Jameis Winston highlight reel

The first-year quarterback tossed his name in the hat with Johnny Manziel, Marcus Mariota, and the rest of the top candidates for college football's most coveted individual honor.

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CFB news: Injuries mount on Upset Saturday

Elsewhere, USC holds its breath over Marqise Lee, Maryland loses its top two wide receivers to season-ending injuries, and can someone get Connor Halliday an arm sling?

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CFB scores: Five top teams fall in week of upsets

Five teams in the top 10 fell in a crazy college football weekend.

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Ducks crush WSU

Oregon didn't play its cleanest game of the season, but the Ducks still rolled over Washington State.

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KaDeem Carry powers Arizona past Utah

Utah fell short of pulling off upsets in consecutive weeks.

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FSU notches the year's best win

FSU's 51-14 victory just changed the entire national championship landscape. Here's all you need to know.

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GIF: WSU scores a fat guy TD

We suddenly have a close game in Eugene, thanks in part to a fat guy touchdown.

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Notre Dame holds off USC, 14-10

Ed Orgeron's second game as USC's interim head coach was not as successful as his first.

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Badgers cruise to 56-32 victory over Illini

Wisconsin puts together their second impressive win in a row, cruising past the Illini an a dominating road win.

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Ole Miss Gatorade dumpers can't find Hugh Freeze

If you know you've just pulled off a big upset and hate Gatorade, it's possible to escape.

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Ole Miss knocks off No. 6 LSU, 27-24

LSU joins the long list of BCS contenders to fall this weekend.

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Alabama immune to upsets, dominates Arkansas 52-0

Nick Saban's squad is immune to the upset bug.

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Baylor 71, Iowa State 7

Baylor makes its case for a Top 10 spot in the polls with a complete demolition of Iowa State at Floyd Casey Stadium, 71-7.

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Oregon takes the field in pink helmets

Oregon took the field against Washington State wearing pink helmets, which will be auctioned off to raise money for breast cancer research.

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USC's Marqise Lee out for rest of game with injury

The Trojans' offense suffers another blow as they lose their top wide receiver in a tight game.

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Sun Devils crush visiting Huskies, 53-24

Arizona State were less-than-friendly hosts Saturday night, taking down the ranked Huskies in a blowout.

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Keith Price re-injures thumb

Keith Price was under siege all game before heading back to the locker room due to a thumb injury.

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BIG GUY TOUCHDOWN for FSU

We're not calling him fat though.

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GIF: Johnny Manziel horse collar?

Johnny Manziel and the Aggies came up just short on a last-minute drive, and this uncalled penalty may have been the difference.

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Florida State-Clemson

Join us for the biggest (?) game in ACC football history. And the other things that are going on. Full TV schedule here. College football scoreboard here.

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BYU fights off Houston for 47-46 win

BYU and Houston put on a show, and BYU held on late for a 47-46 win on the road to knock Houston from the ranks of the unbeaten.

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Auburn stuns Texas A&M 45-41

Gus Malzahn gets a signature win in his first season on The Plains, while A&M suffers a second crippling home loss.

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Michigan outlasts Indiana in point explosion 63-47

The Wolverines and Hoosiers lit up the scoreboard in Ann Arbor on Saturday, with record breaking days from both Devin Gardner and Jeremy Gallon.

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Ohio State 34, Iowa 24

A strong performance from Braxton Miller and Carlos Hyde after the half puts the game out of reach, 34-24.

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Oklahoma 35, Kansas 19

A 13-0 lead for Kansas was quickly erased as Oklahoma pulled away for a comfortable win.

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Manziel hurt

The reigning Heisman-winner left the sideline after hurting his shoulder, but was able to return after missing a drive.

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Stanford outlasts UCLA 24-10

The Cardinal keep themselves in the Pac-12 title race with defense-heavy win over Bruins.

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Jordan Lynch sets new NCAA QB rushing record

The explosive Northern Illinois signal-caller was absolutely unstoppable against Central Michigan.

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GIF: Carlos Hyde goes Superman

Ohio State's stud tailback does bad, bad things to Iowa's defense.

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Devon Cajuste leaves UCLA-Stanford game injured

The junior's season-best performance could be cut short by injury.

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Ohio State's marching band does one huge moonwalk

MICHAEL JACKSON IS ALIVE AND HE'S 53 YARDS TALL.

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Crazy one-handed Stanford-UCLA TD dot GIF

Nobody was scoring in Stanford-UCLA, and then THIS happened.

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UCLA LB Eric Kendricks taken to hospital

The Bruins' star linebacker left for tests at halftime.

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Arnold Palmer, Wake Forest mascot share a chopper

I wouldn't trust a mascot to drive me on a motorcycle. That's one of the ways Arnold Palmer and I are different.

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Missouri knocks off Florida, remains undefeated

Mauk picked apart one of the nation's top defenses in his first career start.

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Vanderbilt pulls the upset over Georgia, 31-27

The Commodores secured their first win in Nashville over Georgia in 22 years on Saturday, coming back late to spring the upset at home.

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Texas Tech 37, West Virginia 27

Texas Tech scored the last 21 points of the game in its 37-27 victory in Morgantown, preserving its undefeated record.

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Tennessee upsets South Carolina, 23-21

The Vols finally pulled it off after several close calls this year, winning 23-21 at home over South Carolina.

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Catch of the year of the day

Not much you can do about a 6'4, 215-pound wide receiver who can catch footballs with his collarbone. This is one way to set up a game-winning field goal.

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No. 21 Oklahoma State knocks off TCU

It wasn't pretty, but the Cowboys picked up a big conference win on Saturday.

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Connor Shaw out with knee injury

The Gamecocks' quarterback wound up pinned beneath a mountain of Volunteers.

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Michigan State 14, Purdue 0

Michigan State logs its first shutout of 2013 as the Spartans move to 6-1 (3-0) with a 14-0 victory.

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Cincinnati returns INT 95 yards for touchback

That's entirely too much running for a whole lot of nothing.

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GIF: Mizzou's quarterback got shoved in the face

Maty Mauk took a blow to the head from a much larger Florida player.

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Is Ray Drew's ejection the worst of the season?

Because holy moly, this is a bad, bad call.

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GIF: Florida safety ejected

Riggs makes the offending hit on the first play from scrimmage and Mizzou takes advantage.

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Clowney destroys Tennessee's running back

Clowney came to play early this afternoon in Knoxville.

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South Carolina safety ejected for targeting

Kadetrix Marcus will miss the rest of the game after being ejected for this hit.

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Ha Ha Clinton-Dix reinstated at Alabama

Clinton-Dix missed two games after receiving a loan from a strength coach at Alabama.

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Grambling State forfeits game with Jackson State

The Tigers are facing serious financial restrictions, and the players aren't happy about it.

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Bill Murray to be on GameDay this week?

It appears other members of the Murray family broke the news. Or everyone's joking.

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TV schedule guide, Week 8

A bona fide top-five battle, the top two teams in conference action, LSU-Ole Miss and USC-Notre Dame all in action at night? Sign. Us. Up.

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Welcome back, ACC

The league as a whole might not be elite, but the fact that the ACC has three national title contenders at the halfway pole of the season is a step in the right direction.

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Your Ole Miss tailgating guide

Tailgating at the Grove is a one-of-a-kind experience.

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The Alphabetical previews Week 8

Nick Saban orchestrates the ACC from afar, Kirk Ferentz is about to cash in an 18-year contract extension, and it's do or die time for your team. (Your team will die.)

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Week 8 college football picks

Below, Bud Elliott chooses the best wagers for this week's college football action, including the best odds for this week's prime time headliner.

Above, Dan Rubenstein picks the week's five biggest games and shows off some food that'll make you want to go eat lobster rolls right now.

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The SEC's big Week 8 questions

The true marquee games don't start for another couple of weeks, but the SEC's Saturday slate features a lot of questions to be answered, starting with whether Missouri's Maty Mauk is ready to guide the SEC East's only undefeated team.

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Clowney's toughest test yet

Saturday, Part II of Jadeveon Clowney vs. Antonio Richardson (and the rest of the Vols' very good offensive line) will likely give the potential No. 1 NFL Draft pick the biggest challenge of his final season.

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Oregon going pink

The Ducks are known for wearing unusual uniform combos. This might be their most attention-grabbing yet, and it's for a good cause.

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The 10 biggest ACC games ever (until this weekend)

Could Saturday's showdown between the Seminoles and the Tigers top the best conference games in ACC history?

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Gurley expected to miss Vandy game

The star sophomore will probably miss his third game in a row.

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Easy Call: CFB picks and lobster rolls

On Week 8 of Easy Call, Dan Rubenstein breaks down and picks college football's five biggest games -- Florida State/Clemson, UCLA/Stanford, Auburn/Texas A&M, Florida/Missouri, and USC/Notre Dame. He does this all while evaluating superior seafood sandwiches.

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The FSU-Clemson elimination game

Florida State holds most of the statistical advantages against Clemson, even when you account for strength of schedule. But Clemson's aggressive defense could make life hell in the pocket for FSU quarterback Jameis Winston. At least, it better. Otherwise, the Tigers aren't surviving their elimination game.

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Clemson trying to break Chiefs' crowd noise record

The Clemson Tigers are once again daring to think the unthinkable.

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Why Auburn can shock Texas A&M

With Texas A&M's health and defensive issues, Dan Rubenstein explains why the Aggies could be vulnerable against a hungry Auburn team.

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Auburn starting QB returning from injury

Nick Marshall couldn't play against Western Carolina, but he'll be ready for Texas A&M.

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Kelly assuming Marqise Lee will play

The return date for Lee remains uncertain, but the Irish aren't taking any chances.

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Bowl eligibility at stake for 15 teams in Week 8

Two of this week's top-25 games are sure to mean bowl eligibility for somebody.

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Robert Nkemdiche out against LSU

The Rebels will be without one of their young stars Saturday.

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Mizzou QB Franklin out for 3-5 weeks, says coach

The star quarterback's recovery may be quicker than expected.

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