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Looking ahead, assuming Alabama and Mississippi State win out pre-SEC Championship game....

Will this football playoff committee do like what the basketball committee has done with conference tournaments....not penalize a team that much should they get felled in the not-a-regular-season game? Should Alabama get punished for a loss (bringing them to 11-2) in the SEC title game to Georgia/Missouri while a 1-loss Mississippi State team sits in the clubhouse at 11-1? And other similar cases (possible 0-loss FSU getting a loss in the ACC Championship, possible 1-loss Oregon losing in the Pac-12 Championship, etc.

Speaking of Florida State, they can't be looking forward to playing a Florida team with a coaching staff that will have literally nothing to lose. The ENTIRE playbook is available for them. Especially when Muschamp has the chance to claim "I beat my three rivals: Tennessee, Georgia, FSU this season" for future job interviews.

It's not the Florida game which is worrisome, it is playing Georgia Tech on one week's notice.

And to assist FSU is that Florida cannot throw the ball, passing only 38 times in the last three games.

Except for the fact that Duke still controls their own destiny thanks to 31-25 win earlier this year in Atlanta. It also helps that both of the teams on their remaining schedule have a combined conference record of 3-9. Even though Georgia Tech probably is a better team anyway.

Please ignore the idiot who posted this.

Man, if UNC could start a year the way they finish one they'd really have something of a football team. Instead, you get a puzzling 7-5 squad that's got a tale of two months. And yet every ESPN talking head seems to pick them to win the Coastal every year.

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Kent State @ Buffalo has been canceled. Buffalo is essentially out of a bowl now since they needed two wins for eligibility and with 62 teams already eligible (UNC and Texas State gaining eligibility on THU), there are 18 teams one win away.

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Looking ahead, assuming Alabama and Mississippi State win out pre-SEC Championship game....

Will this football playoff committee do like what the basketball committee has done with conference tournaments....not penalize a team that much should they get felled in the not-a-regular-season game? Should Alabama get punished for a loss (bringing them to 11-2) in the SEC title game to Georgia/Missouri while a 1-loss Mississippi State team sits in the clubhouse at 11-1? And other similar cases (possible 0-loss FSU getting a loss in the ACC Championship, possible 1-loss Oregon losing in the Pac-12 Championship, etc.

Speaking of Florida State, they can't be looking forward to playing a Florida team with a coaching staff that will have literally nothing to lose. The ENTIRE playbook is available for them. Especially when Muschamp has the chance to claim "I beat my three rivals: Tennessee, Georgia, FSU this season" for future job interviews.

It's not the Florida game which is worrisome, it is playing Georgia Tech on one week's notice.

And to assist FSU is that Florida cannot throw the ball, passing only 38 times in the last three games.

Except for the fact that Duke still controls their own destiny thanks to 31-25 win earlier this year in Atlanta. It also helps that both of the teams on their remaining schedule have a combined conference record of 3-9. Even though Georgia Tech probably is a better team anyway.

Please ignore the idiot who posted this.

Man, if UNC could start a year the way they finish one they'd really have something of a football team. Instead, you get a puzzling 7-5 squad that's got a tale of two months. And yet every ESPN talking head seems to pick them to win the Coastal every year.

Yup, they're a really, really talented team that just frustrates the hell out of you when you needed them to be good...

It doesn't matter now for ND but... yeah, that's a team that's much more talented than 7-5 in the ACC.

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I like the effort at "weirdness" better than the Wisconsin/Nebraska "Freedom Trophy". However, There are just too many of these. It's getting watered down. Minnesota already had three quirky trophies. Do they need this?

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OK, I don't get it. Why is the chair broken and why are there two fake five dollars bills glued to the underside of the broken chair?

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I like the effort at "weirdness" better than the Wisconsin/Nebraska "Freedom Trophy". However, There are just too many of these. It's getting watered down. Minnesota already had three quirky trophies. Do they need this?

My favorite thing about it is the way in which it came about. While it was social media - the trophy was a social creation, not something invented in a PR campaign like the NU-Wisconsin Freedom Trophy Sponsored By Patriotism featuring George Washington and Apple Pie.

Is it silly and absurd? For sure. But it's also a hilarious jab at the ridiculousness of corporately-fabricated trophies and "rivalry" games.

OK, I don't get it. Why is the chair broken and why are there two fake five dollars bills glued to the underside of the broken chair?

Read the Twitter exchange between FauxPelini and Goldy Gopher. They made a wager - if Nebraska wins, Faux gets $5. If Minnesota wins, Faux wants to break a chair over Goldy's back. It's completely stupid, but awesome because of that very reason - and because Reddit grabbed hold of it and actually mocked up trophy designs and a real-life trophy.

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That is really... really... really... REALLY... dumb.

it's more of a "hell why not?" kinda trophy which is kinda funny

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Good God, ASU.

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Why are they making trophies for these "forced" rivalry games, Nebraska hasn't even been in the Big Ten for 5 years now and they already seem to have rivalries with Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. And yeah, it's really watering down the trophy thing. They don't need trophies for a rivalry that has literally just started. If you want to call it that.

It's not "good" defense, it's more like bad offense against decent defense in Winston-Salem right now. Scoreless going into the fourth quarter, this will probably be Wake's best chance to get a conference win this year, and Tech's "best" chance to start choking a bowl away. Once again, the Hokies play like complete crap after knocking off a ranked opponent, I hate how much of a trend this is becoming.

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Minnesota beats Nebraska at home. I really like what Jerry Kill has done with this Minnesota team. They're a great program that could give a lot of teams trouble right now.

Side note: What the heck was Penn State doing today? Their offense showed up more today than they have in games past, but their defense struggled more than usual. It's a good thing we already hit 6 wins, otherwise we'd be in serious trouble with only MSU remaining.

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Thanks to 10 combined sacks, over 20 tackles for loss, 4 turnovers, and 3 missed field goals, Virginia Tech-Wake Forest becomes the first NCAA game to end regulation scoreless since 2005.

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Thanks to 10 combined sacks, over 20 tackles for loss, 4 turnovers, and 3 missed field goals, Virginia Tech-Wake Forest becomes the first NCAA game to end regulation scoreless since 2005.

I thought we had no more College Football games ending in ties!

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Thanks to 10 combined sacks, over 20 tackles for loss, 4 turnovers, and 3 missed field goals, Virginia Tech-Wake Forest becomes the first NCAA game to end regulation scoreless since 2005.

I thought we had no more College Football games ending in ties!

We don't.

Wake Forest wins 6-3. 1st ACC win this season for them.

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Good God, ASU.

What happened.

14 point swing in about 30 seconds in the first half.

I seriously can't believe this sloppy bunch of vagabonds was ranked 6th just a few weeks ago.

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