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Saturday college football coverage, Week 11: LSU-Alabama and everything else

The year's biggest weekend will end with one top-three team falling, but No. 1 stays No. 1.

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A 'super drunk' This Week in Schadenfreude

This Week In Schadenfreude trawls the internet every week for the most unhinged college football comments available. This week: fans of any NFL team that can't run at all declare Al Borges must be involved! Brian Kelly with his nipples hooked to a car battery! We should have appreciated Ron Turner more! OU scours the Taliban for coaching candidates! REAL. MAN. FOOBAW.

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The Alphabetical and Uncle Ed

We're also doing what we can to challenge Alabama, imagining Bill Snyder's go-to postgame celebration dance, and losing yardage behind Michigan's offensive line.

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The Numerical: Accepting Stanford's loss

The best college football stats of the weekend. We can explain the year's most mystifying loss by a title contender, Vanderbilt did unto Florida what Florida did unto others, and Alabama made LSU look like Michigan. Yikes.

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Who's next after Bama and FSU?

You can't make a case for Alabama or Florida State being excluded from this year's hypothetical four-team College Football Playoff. But who are our other two teams?

We'll be discussing that very thing live right here around 4 p.m. ET, along with other stuff. Hit the poll and comments below!

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CFB weekend recruiting recap: Tide rolls again

Many teams around the country made small recruiting gains or suffered slight losses. Alabama, however, made clear progress.

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Your (inferior) BCS-busters

Fresno State and Northern Illinois do not measure up well to their predecessors (including 2012 NIU), Oregon doesn't really have a Stanford Problem, Gary Danielson references advanced stats, and Auburn looks awfully good against Tennessee.

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BCS reaction: The battle for No. 3

With Stanford knocking off Oregon on Thursday, the top of the BCS is clear. But what happens if Alabama or Florida State lose? Also, the current BCS bowl picture, what the College Football Playoff would look like right now, and Week 12's biggest games.

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New BCS standings: Who follows FSU?

Drama has left the top of the BCS rankings. Alabama and Florida State will remain entrenched until someone forcibly removes them. But the next three spots? That's the new disputed territory.

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Week 11's best college football GIFs

Week 11 was an eventful one, especially at the top, so Dan Rubenstein reviews the week’s best moments via animated GIFs.

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Heisman Watch: Jameis Winston on track for award

It looks like a freshman may win the Heisman for the second straight year.

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The Top Whatever: Bama wants Bama

Ranking this week's nine-ish teams still of concern at the national level. But it's probably more like 10, once we account for the other Alabama.

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Top 25 polls: FSU a resounding No. 2

Oregon, Oklahoma, Miami and LSU are among the fallers, while the national title picture begins to get a little clearer. We'll have all three human polls here as they're released, including the two that count toward the BCS standings (which also will be here at 8:45 p.m. ET).

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Updated bowl projections

We have a new BCS National Championship Game, and Oregon's loss to Stanford rearranges things for three other power conferences as well.

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BCS projections: Could Stanford pass Ohio State?

Official BCS standings for Week 12 will be here about 8:40 p.m. ET. One thing we know: the argument moving forward isn't about who's No. 2. It's about who's next in line if No. 1 or No. 2 loses.

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Bulldogs pull away from Wyoming with big 2nd half

Fresno State pulled away from Wyoming in the final 30 minutes and stayed on track for a potential BCS bid.

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Jack, Bruins run past Arizona in 31-26 win

Freshman linebacker/running back Myles Jack powered UCLA to win over Arizona, and the Bruins seized control of Pac-12 South.

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Phil Knight spotted wearing Alabama colors

Phil Knight was decked out in Alabama gear on Saturday, but it had nothing to do with Oregon's loss.

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Week 11 scores: Alabama too much for LSU

Alabama proved that it is in a class of its own in the SEC, while unranked Pitt and Virginia Tech pulled off upsets of top 25 opponents.

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Crimson Tide knock off Tigers

LSU matched Alabama early, but the Crimson Tide pulled away in the fourth quarter and improved to 9-0.

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Longhorns win in OT

The Longhorns scored the final 10 points of the game and improved to 7-2 with an overtime win against West Virginia.

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Hokies topple No. 11 Miami with resurgent offense

The Hokies rode their best offensive performance since October of 2010 to a convincing upset win against Miami.

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Knights survive at home

Central Florida took control of the AAC with a hard-fought, emotional win over Houston.

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Teams trade touchdowns, Tigers trail 17-14

After a first quarter highlighted by strong defensive play, Alabama and LSU have seen their offenses pick up some steam in the second quarter, trading two touchdowns apiece as the Tide lead 17-14 at halftime.

LSU started the second quarter with the ball on the Alabama three-yard line, and were able to punch it in by giving it to Jeremy Hill. The Tigers took a 7-3 lead on Hill's touchdown run, just the third touchdown the Tide defense has given up since their week two battle with Texas A&M.

Alabama opened their next drive with speed back Kenyan Drake in the backfield, and he gained 25 yards on two touches (with a sack of A.J. McCarron in between those two plays). On third-and-nine, McCarron found O.J. Howard over the middle on a slant route, and the freshman was able to run past the LSU defense for a 52-yard score and a 10-7 Alabama lead.

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LSU's next drive started well, as Mettenberger completed a short pass to Hill that turned into a 23-yard gain near midfield. The drive stalled at that point, as C.J. Mosley broke through on second-and-five to make a huge play and stuff Terrence Magee for a loss. The Tide's pass rush got to Mettenberger on the next play to force an incompletion, and the Tigers punted the ball away.

The next drive for Alabama was their most consistent of the day. Their first three plays went for double digit yardage -- a 12-yard pass to Amari Cooper, a 15-yard run by Kenyan Drake and a 13-yard pass to DeAndrew White. Two plays later, McCarron found Amari Cooper for a 21-yard gain. McCarron capped off the drive with a beautifully thrown fade pass to Kevin Norwood in the end zone for a nine-yard score, pushing the Alabama lead to 17-7.

Alabama looked ready to stop LSU early on their next drive, forcing a third-and-six deep in Tiger territory, but Mettenberger was able to find Kadron Boone for a 28-yard gain. On the next play, Mettenberger threw a beautiful out route to Odell Beckham for a 16-yard gain, and three plays later he found Jarvis Landry for a 15-yard gain on third-and-six. He capped the drive with a beautiful throw to Travin Dural in the back of the end zone for a six-yard score.

Mettenberg has completed 10 of 13 pass attempts for 173 yards and a score, while McCarron is 9 of 13 for 129 yards and two touchdowns.

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Gray will miss rest of WVU game with leg injury

Texas will have to come from behind to beat West Virginia without the help of its star running back.

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Tide lead 3-0 in defensive battle after one

SEC football is most certainly happening in Tuscaloosa, as two very good offenses have been bested by excellent defenses early Saturday night.

Alabama showed its strength on the line early, with the big men up front opening up lanes for T.J. Yeldon. When you give Yeldon lanes, he will take advantage, and he opened the game with runs of 13 and eight yards on the first two plays. The Tide offense continued to move on the next play, as A.J. McCarron found Kevin Norwood for an eight-yard gain, but LSU's defense stepped up and forced a punt.

LSU's next drive started with promise and ended with heartbreak. The Tigers moved down the field thanks to strong running from Jeremy Hill, and Zach Mettenberger took advantage with a beautiful play-action pass to Jarvis Landry, taking LSU into Alabama territory.

Terrence Magee brought the Tigers to the Tide's eight-yard line on rushes of 13, 10 and five yards, and J.C. Copeland received the carry and looked free for the end zone. Alabama linebacker Tana Patrick disagreed, stripping the ball and forcing a turnover in an absolutely huge play.

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Alabama punted the ball on their next possession, and LSU gave the ball away on a miscommunication between the center and quarterback. Mettenberger stepped forward to give instructions to the offensive line, and junior center Elliott Porter mistook that as a call for the ball on the silent snap. The ball bounced off the quarterback's chest, and Alabama recovered in Tiger territory.

The Tide were unable to get much going on the ensuing drive, but Cade Foster's 43-yard field goal gave them a 3-0 lead.

LSU got a big return from Odell Beckham on the kickoff, giving them possession at their own 43. The Tigers moved down the field quickly, thanks especially to a 17-yard completion from Mettenberger to Beckham, and are near the goal line with the quarter over.

The result of the opening quarter has to be a bit disappointing for Alabama, as it managed to force two turnovers but could only turn those into three points.

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Week 11 scores: Manziel goes wild

Johnny Manziel put on a show at Kyle Field—perhaps for the last time—and the balance of power stayed more or less static across college football as the afternoon came and left without a major upset.

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No. 13 LSU vs. No. 1 Alabama

And whatever else is on, too. Let us share jokes, news, GIFs, and so forth! Scoreboard here. TV schedule here.

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Texas A&M handles Mississippi State 51-41

The Aggies didn't exactly blow out the Bulldogs, but they comfortably took care of business at home on Saturday.

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A&M fans chant for Johnny: 'One more year!'

That's likely that for the greatest Aggie quarterback ever. We think.

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Oklahoma State hammers Kansas 42-6

Okie State returned the opening kick for a touchdown and never looked back in an easy win over the hapless Jayhawks.

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West Virginia's sweet throwback helmets

The 'Eers wore these from 1970 to 1979.

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Badgers knock off BYU

James White put together his best game of the season as No. 24 Wisconsin outmuscled visiting BYU, 27-17.

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A&M TD called back for celebrating

The NCAA is also the No Fun League, apparently.

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Nebraska hangs on to beat Michigan, 17-13

The Huskers and Wolverines didn't provide much fireworks, but Nebraska will head back home with a win.

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USC throttles Cal 62-28

Southern Cal stays alive in the Pac-12 title race with a blowout win over Cal.

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Michigan kicks three-and-out field goal, posts triumphant infographic

Everything you need to know about Michigan's three-yard scoring drive is contained within this document. Do you have further questions? I assure you, the answers will make themselves apparent to you in time. Via @umichfootball.

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Miami debuting alternate "smoke" uniforms

The Hurricanes will have a new look against Virginia Tech.

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Silas Redd out with right knee injury

Southern Cal's starting tailback out of action for the second half of a blowout of the Golden Bears.

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USC ties NCAA punt returns record

Nelson Agholor took two to the house, as the Trojans tied a NCAA record for punt return scores before halftime.

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WATCH: Jerry Kill dance party go

Minnesota is 8-2 and flying high, and that means everyone dances.

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Devin Gardner tripping dot GIF

Things aren't going great for the Wolverines.

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Early scores: FSU rolls, Texas Tech crashes

As the college football world still reeled from Thursday's big games, No. 2 Florida State put in work on poor Wake Forest.

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Ole Miss takes care of Arkansas, 34-24

The Rebels rode Bo Wallace to a win over a game Arkansas team on Saturday.

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Vandy knocks off Gators at home, 34-17

Vanderbilt hadn't beaten Florida in Gainesville since 1945, and Will Muschamp's hot seat grows ever warmer.

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KSU 49, Texas Tech 26

Texas Tech continues its plunge down and out of the Top 25 with a thumping at the hands of visiting Kansas State and its powerful run game.

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No. 2 Florida State blows out Wake Forest

Florida State came away with three non-offensive touchdowns as they continued their quest for the national title game.

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Minnesota breaks rivalry trophy after beating PSU

a) Why do Minnesota and Penn State play for a trophy? b) Why is it so structurally poor?

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Auburn blows out Tennessee, 55-23

The Tigers set a program record for points scored against Tennessee on Saturday, but things were tight early.

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Minnesota coasts to 24-10 win over Penn State

The Golden Gophers took care of business at home against Penn State, and are still in contention for the Big Ten Legends Division title.

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Dorial Green-Beckham is living up to the hype

Check out this amazing catch that gave DGB his third touchdown of the day.

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NEVER QUIT jerseys don't look great in blowout

You see, they may have quit.

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Jacques Smith's great pick 6 gives Tennessee life

The Vols needed a spark after a bad second quarter against Auburn, and they may have found one via Smith's quick-reaction interception and TD return.

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FSU WR Kelvin Benjamin suffers concussion

Benjamin will not return to Saturday's game against Wake Forest.

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BREAKING: Florida fans show up late

Crowd arrived late. Probably won't be a sellout. Thin in spots. Relatively normal crowd for a noon game, though.

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Best of GameDay: Bama wants Ball State

You want Ball State, Alabama? GET IN LINE!

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How to watch Saturday

Thursday night changed the national college football picture, and we still have a full Saturday with a prime-time blockbuster to go.

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The Alphabetical previews Saturday

Jesse Palmer dials up your emotions.

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Your LSU-Alabama tailgating guide

Alabama has the best football program in America. Does it have the best gameday and college town atmosphere? If you're going, you're gonna want to visit Archibald's, Egan's, and The Houndstooth.

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Winston, Manziel clear Heisman favorites

Oregon's loss to Stanford had implications beyond the national title hunt.

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LSU needs magic and mayhem

LSU's defense probably isn't going to make enough stops against Alabama's steadily improving offense, so it's going to be up to either quarterback Zach Mettenberger or Les Miles' mayhem to make this a game. Also, thoughts on every other Week 11 SEC game.

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Week 11 picks: Baylor rolls, Stanford challenges

Above, SB Nation's Dan Rubenstein picks the week's five biggest games. Below, Bud Elliott selects the week's best wagers from the entire college football menu.

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Alabama-FSU title game now likely

Ten teams have realistic (or very optimistic) shots at the BCS National Championship, but Thursday and Saturday will tell us exactly how many are fighting for the top two spots.

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Easy Call: College football nuggets

On this week's Easy Call, Dan Rubenstein breaks down the week's biggest games — LSU-Alabama, Oregon-Stanford, Oklahoma-Baylor, BYU-Wisconsin, and UCLA-Arizona -- all while eating highly customizable chicken nuggets at New York’s Nugget Spot.

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