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Notre Dame faces big challenge from well-balanced Clemson in CFP semifinal: 'That's a pretty dynamic offensive set'

Clemson's defense draws a lot of attention — and deservedly so. The Tigers are tied for second nationally in scoring defense and fourth in total defense, anchored by All-American linemen Clelin Ferrell and Christian Wilkins. But the Clemson offense also presents plenty of challenges for Notre Dame

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Bowl roundup: Tulane opens bowl season with win over Louisiana-Lafayette

Darius Bradwell rushed for a career-best 150 yards and two touchdowns to lead Tulane to its first postseason victory in 16 years, a 41-24 win Saturday over intrastate rival Louisiana-Lafayette in the Cure Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Justin McMillan improved to 5-1 as the Green Wave's starting quarterback

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Nation's No. 1 recruit Thibodeaux picks Oregon

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer Close ESPN staff writer Joined ESPN in 2011 Graduated from Central Michigan Follow on Twitter Defensive end Kayvon Thibodeaux, the No. 1-ranked prospect in the 2019 class, committed to Oregon on Saturday, choosing the Ducks over Alabama, Florida and Florida State. "

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Wilson's return pushes NCA&T past Alcorn in Celebration Bowl

ATLANTA (AP) — Lamar Raynard passed for 292 yards and two touchdowns and Malik Wilson returned a kickoff for the game-sealing touchdown Saturday as North Carolina A&T held off Alcorn State to win the Celebration Bowl 24-22, and the Aggies captured their second straight HBCU national championship and

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Texas A&M's pro prospects continue Aggies trend of ... playing in bowl games

COLLEGE STATION – With the idea that football truly is the ultimate team sport, defensive end Myles Garrett and receiver Christian Kirk set an admirable precedent for Texas A&M over the past couple of seasons – because the Aggies still haven't had any player of note sit out a bowl game with his pro

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Why Dabo Swinney would rather shrink the College Football Playoff than expand it

Two weeks away from the College Football Playoff bowl games, the talk of expanding the field from four to eight teams has intensified — much of that as the result of a report published this week by The Athletic, featuring multiple key figures in college football who are in favor of talking about expansion

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