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Alabama Holds Off McCoy-Less Texas


 Alabama Holds Off 
 McCoy-Less Texas 
BCS TITLE GAME

Alabama Holds Off McCoy-Less Texas

Texas rallies without QB, but Crimson Tide wins 37-21

(Newser) - Top-ranked Alabama rolled out to a big lead after No. 2 Texas lost star quarterback Colt McCoy on its first offensive series, and the Crimson Tide held off a furious second-half rally in a 37-21 victory that won the school its 13th national college football championship. McCoy, a Heisman Trophy...

Texas Win Would Be Hollywood Ending, But ...
 Texas Win Would Be 
 Hollywood Ending, But ... 
BCS TITLE GAME

Texas Win Would Be Hollywood Ending, But ...

... Alabama's just a better team

(Newser) - With the Bowl Championship Series title game set for Thursday night at the Rose Bowl, a Hollywood ending is called for—meaning, Chris Dufresne writes, a Texas victory. After all, it was 4 years ago on that very field that Vince Young showed a young Colt McCoy how to win...

Best, Worst of Bowl Season
 Best, Worst of Bowl Season 
NCAA FOOTBALL VIEWING GUIDE

Best, Worst of Bowl Season

Watch title game, skip Little Caesars (except the pizza)

(Newser) - With college football bowl season set to begin today, Dennis Dodd tells you which of the 34 are appointment viewing, and which you should avoid at all costs. The top three:
  • BCS title game—Alabama vs. Texas (Jan. 7, ABC): Storied traditions, a Heisman winner … and coaches with combined
...

Alabama's Ingram Wins Heisman

Running back is the first Crimson Tide player to get honor

(Newser) - Mark Ingram completed the trophy case at Alabama, delivering the first Heisman to a school that boasts one of the richest histories in college football. The tough-running sophomore tailback turned tearful after winning the Heisman Trophy tonight in the closest vote in the award's 75-year history. He finished 28 points...

Alabama's Ingram Will Win Heisman
 Alabama's Ingram 
 Will Win Heisman 
WHO HOISTS THE HARDWARE?

Alabama's Ingram Will Win Heisman

Site that's picked past 7 winners tabs Tide RB

(Newser) - Many observers believe Alabama running back Mark Ingram is going to be this year’s Heisman Trophy winner as college football’s top player—and a blog that’s correctly predicted the past seven recipients is one of them. Stiff Arm Trophy has Ingram nosing out Stanford running back Toby...

Wild Finish Means Texas Vs. 'Bama for Title
 Wild Finish Means 
 Texas Vs. 'Bama for Title 
bcs championship

Wild Finish Means Texas Vs. 'Bama for Title

Longhorns edge Nebraska; Tide trounce Florida

(Newser) - Texas and Alabama will play for the BCS championship next month. The Longhorns survived a crazy finish and beat Nebraska 13-12 on a last-second field goal to make it to the title game. They almost didn't get a chance to kick when QB Colt McCoy mismanaged the clock and let...

Belichick Ties Strong in Florida-Bama Tilt
 Belichick Ties Strong  
 in Florida-Bama Tilt 

BATTLE OF COLLEGE UNBEATENS

Belichick Ties Strong in Florida-Bama Tilt

Coaches Meyer, Saban have deep ties to Patriots guru

(Newser) - Though he won’t be on the sidelines again until tomorrow, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick holds the common thread in today’s matchup between college football’s top-ranked. Urban Meyer and No. 1 Florida meet Nick Saban and No. 2 Alabama—both unbeaten—for the Southeastern Conference title...

Utah Upsets 'Bama in Sugar Bowl

(Newser) - Utah is the best of the BCS busters, the AP reports. Brian Johnson threw for 336 yards and three touchdowns, and the No. 7 Utes upset fourth-ranked Alabama 31-17 in the Sugar Bowl on tonight to finish 13-0. With the victory, Utah became the first team from a non-BCS conference...

Gators Beat Top-Ranked 'Bama
 Gators Beat Top-Ranked 'Bama 

Gators Beat Top-Ranked 'Bama

(Newser) - Florida defeated top-ranked Alabama today by taking over the fourth quarter of the SEC Championship game and winning 31-20, the Gainesville Sun reports. Tim Tebow (a repeat Heisman winner?) led the Gators with three touchdown throws, one to Riley Cooper to seal the game in the final minutes. Florida will...

5 Football Saturdays to Savor
 5 Football Saturdays to Savor
OPINION

5 Football Saturdays to Savor

Hype machine already churning for Ohio State-USC showdown Sept. 13

(Newser) - With the college football season set to kick off Thursday, blogger The Kid outlines the five weekends that will help decide who plays in the national championship game on Jan. 8 in Miami.
  • Aug. 30: Illinois and Missouri square off in St. Louis; Clemson and Alabama meet in Atlanta. “
...

Georgetown Win Clinches Big East
Georgetown Win Clinches Big East

Georgetown Win Clinches Big East

Alabama stuns Vandy; Wisconsin beats Northwestern

(Newser) - John Thompson III accomplished something today his father never did – he led Georgetown to consecutive Big East regular season titles. The 11th-ranked Hoyas battled No. 12 Louisville and hung on to win in the final minute of the game, 55-52. Georgetown, winners of five straight, head to MSG next...

Vols Turn Back Crimson Tide
Vols Turn Back Crimson Tide

Vols Turn Back Crimson Tide

No. 7 Tennessee takes the messy game from Alabama 93-86

(Newser) - No. 7 Tennessee had dropped 16 of their last 17 games at Alabama, and it wasn't until the very end of last night's match up that the Volunteers ensured their hard-fought road win. The 93-86 game stayed close throughout, thanks in part to 43 total turnovers, but some clutch late-game...

No. 19 Clemson Routs Stunned Alabama 87-61

Crimson Tide suffer worst loss since 2000 as defense crumbles

(Newser) - The Alabama Crimson Tide collapsed utterly in the second half of tonight's game against Clemson, allowing the Tigers to go on a 17-4 run en route to an 87-61 thumping. Clemson led by as many as 31 points, fueled by 58% shooting after intermission and a perfect free-throw record, reports...

No. 5 G'town Bests 'Bama
No. 5 G'town Bests 'Bama

No. 5 G'town Bests 'Bama

No. 12 Pitt holds off Duquesne, No. 18 Clemson takes down East Carolina

(Newser) - No. 5 Georgetown used a 14-1 run late in the second half to overtake and beat upset-minded Alabama 70-60. The Crimson Tide led at the break and for periods during the second half but the Hoyas, led by DaJuan Summers’ 18 points and nine rebounds, proved too strong. Richard Hendrix...

Buckeyes Buckle in 2nd to Tar Heels
Buckeyes Buckle in 2nd
to Tar Heels

Buckeyes Buckle in 2nd to Tar Heels

UCLA gets monster performances in win, A&M improves to 7-0

(Newser) - Ohio State missed 17 consecutive shots in the second half of last night's game, and No. 1 North Carolina capitalized, surging ahead to a 66-55 victory. The Tar Heels, playing without their point guard Ty Lawson, got help from Wayne Ellington's 23 points and Deon Thompson's 14, reports the Columbus ...

Tide Coach Compares 9/11, Pearl Harbor to Alabama Loss

Argues catastrophe breeds resolve

(Newser) - Alabama Coach Nick Saban may have pushed the metaphor too far, raising the specters of some of the darkest moments in American history in reference to Saturday's humiliating loss to LA-Monroe. "Changes in history usually come from a catastrophic event...it may be 9/11...Pearl Harbor kind of got...

LSU Gets Payback, Wins Nailbiter
LSU Gets Payback, Wins Nailbiter

LSU Gets Payback, Wins Nailbiter

Tigers spoil Saban's attempt to beat the team he used to coach

(Newser) - It took yet another thriller, but LSU came out on top of an electric back and forth battle to hand Alabama a 41-34 defeat yesterday, and stick it to former coach Nick Saban in the bargain. Louisiana State squandered an early 17-3 lead, only to surge to victory with two...

2-Loss Florida Wins to Stay Atop SEC East

LSU, still the only 1-loss SEC team, keeps BCS hopes alive with last-second victory

(Newser) - The Southeastern Conference no longer has any undefeated teams, and with big upsets coming thick and fast this college football season, twice-beaten schools like Florida may have a real chance at a national title. The Gators beat Kentucky 45-37 last night to join a three-way tie of 3-2 teams leading...

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