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Morning Tailgate

The Morning Tailgate is Bill Connelly's daily column on college football.

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This is probably Bill Belichick’s game plan to beat the Rams

Jared Goff? C.J. Anderson? Brandin Cooks? Todd Gurley? What exactly is the Rams’ biggest strength, and how might the Patriots try to take it away?

The numbers that tell us who will win the Super Bowl

Here’s what the advanced stats say about the game’s key matchups — and the final outcome.

Oklahoma State hired Princeton’s offensive coordinator, and I am *psyched*

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Gronk is still Gronk when it matters most

Advanced stats show the Patriots only use Rob Gronkowski when they have to — but when they do, he’s still Gronk.

The NFC Championship tale of the tape

The first time around, the Saints slowed Todd Gurley a lot better than the Rams slowed Michael Thomas — but a lot has changed since early-November.

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The AFC Championship tale of the tape

It’s the league’s best regular season team against the best playoff juggernaut ever. Who wins? Bill Connelly uses advanced stats to break down the matchup and offer up a prediction.

Here’s who Bill C is picking in the NFC divisional playoffs

Let’s use advanced stats to break down all the key matchups and make final score predictions.

Here’s who Bill C is picking in the AFC divisional playoffs

Let’s use advanced stats to break down all the key matchups and make final score predictions.

Bama met its bully

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The National Championship advanced tale of the tape

Each team’s biggest matchup advantages in the semis and beyond.

Here comes the 2019 Texas hype train. Are the Horns ready?

LSU ends UCF’s winning streak in the Narratives, er, Fiesta Bowl

Oklahoma State just finished the strangest year of Gundy’s career

Bama-Clemson IV caps one of CFB’s chalkiest years since the ‘70s

Why Notre Dame looked so hopeless against Clemson

WVU’s latest disappointment sets up big 2019 questions

Mark Richt must now be willing to un-Richt Miami’s offense

Fleck’s Minnesota was 2018’s most wonderfully chaotic team

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The College Football Playoff advanced tale of the tape

Each team’s biggest matchup advantages in the semis and beyond.

How in the hell is Neal Brown still at Troy?

As USF’s plummet continued, so did Marshall’s ascent

What’s the value of a running back in today’s pass-obsessed NFL?

Ohio just won its 83rd game of last 10 years. All hail Frank Solich.

The 10 greatest HBCU dynasties, now including North Carolina A&T

This was the MWC’s best season since realignment tore it apart

The first Saturday of bowl season proved every game matters

How did the Chargers get so good?

The Packers are going to rebound in 2019. Here’s why

UGA’s one of 4 best, but Oklahoma deserves its Playoff spot

Every College Football Playoff team’s biggest matchup advantages

Ranking Championship Week’s final scores by surprising-ness

How Oklahoma got Red River Revenge