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Rice Wins First Conference Title in 56-Years

Rice Wins First Conference Title in 56-Years

iStockPhot​o/Thinksto​ck(HOUSTON, Texas) — The Rice Owls won their first outright conference championship since 1957 on Saturday by defeating Marshall 41-24 to win the Conference-USA title.

The Owls (10-1) pounded the Thundering Herd (9-4) on the ground, rushing for 250 yards on the day. Charles Ross ran for 109 yards and two touchdowns, tying the school’s single season record of 14. Running Back Luke Turner passed for two more scores as Rice jumped out to an early 14-0 lead.

The Herd tried to make a comeback and trailed by 11 at half. However, the Owls scored 14 unanswered points to put the game away.

Marshall had their five game win streak snapped in what was their first C-USA Championship Game appearance. Quarterback Rakeem Cato threw for 265 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

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Auburn Rewards Head Coach Gus Malzahn with Six-Year Extension

Auburn Rewards Head Coach Gus Malzahn with Six-Year Extension

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(AUBURN, Ala.) — Auburn wasted no time in realizing they needed to keep head coach Gus Malzahn around for the long-term and they’ve done just that. The school has announced they’ve reach a six-year extension with the first-y…

Florida State Ranked No. 1 in Latest BCS Standings

Florida State Ranked No. 1 in Latest BCS Standings

Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) –  The BCS standings received quite a shakeup after an exciting weekend of play.
No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Ohio State have taken the top two spots in the standings with just one week remaining before the …

Auburn Shocks No. 1 Alabama 34-28 To Win The Iron Bowl

Auburn Shocks No. 1 Alabama 34-28 To Win The Iron Bowl

American Football Field Yard Lines/ iStockPhoto/ThinkStock(AUBURN, ALA.) –  Auburn’s wild season got even more exciting on Saturday when Chris Davis returned a missed field-goal attempt 109 yards for a touchdown on the final play to give the four…

Penn State Upsets No. 15 Wisconsin 31-24

Penn State Upsets No. 15 Wisconsin 31-24

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images(MADISON, WI) –  Freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg threw for 339 yards and four touchdowns as Penn State topped No. 15 Wisconsin 31-24 at Camp Randall Stadium.
Hackenberg connected with Eugune Lewis on two of t…

No. 2 FSU Routs Florida 37-7

No. 2 FSU Routs Florida 37-7

Football Texture/iStockphoto (GAINESVILLE, FL) –  Jameis Winston threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns as No. 2 Florida State capped off an undefeated regular season with a 37-7 rout of Florida on Saturday.
The Seminoles (12-0, 8-0 ACC) are un…

Ohio State Edges Michigan 42-41 in Thriller

Ohio State Edges Michigan 42-41 in Thriller

Kirk Irwin/Getty Images(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) –  Michigan went for it all, and it proved to be costly.
Devin Gardner was intercepted by Tyvis Powell as the Wolverines (7-5, 3-5 Big Ten) went for a go-ahead 2-point conversion with 32 seconds remaining…

Texas A&M Agrees to Contract Extension with Kevin Sumlin

Texas A&M Agrees to Contract Extension with Kevin Sumlin

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — With all the rumored interest of Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin from various college and NFL teams, the team’ announced they’ve given him a six-year extension.
Since becoming the head coach at Texas A&amp…

Nebraska AD: Pelini’s Job Not in Jeopardy

Nebraska AD: Pelini’s Job Not in Jeopardy

Banana Stock/Getty Images(LINCOLN, Neb.) — Even though the hot seat keeps getting hotter and hotter, Nebraska will retain head coach Bo Pelini according to Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst.
Following the team’s 38-17 loss to Iowa on Friday, rumbles ab…

No. 17 LSU Rallies To Top Arkansas 31-27

No. 17 LSU Rallies To Top Arkansas 31-27

ThinkStock(BATON ROUGE, LA.) –  Anthony Jennings hit Travis Dural with a 49-yard touchdown pass with 1:15 remaining, and No. 17 LSU rallied to defeat Arkansas 31-27 on Friday.
Jennings was playing in place of an injured Zach Mettenberger.  T…

(14) Northern Illinois Runs Past Western Michigan, 33-14

(14) Northern Illinois Runs Past Western Michigan, 33-14

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(DEKALB, Ill.) — Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch may have officially thrown his name into the Heisman Trophy discussion after leading Northern Illinois to a 33-14 win over Western Michigan.
Lynch continued his rem…

Nick Saban Prepares for Iron Bowl

Nick Saban Prepares for Iron Bowl

Football Texture/iStockphoto(TUSCALOOSA, Alabama) — Everything will be on the line on Saturday when Auburn hosts Alabama in the Iron Bowl: an undefeated season for No. 1 Alabama (11-0, 7-0) and a BCS bid for No. 4 Auburn (10-1, 6-1 SEC), pending a los…

Georgia Quarterback Aaron Murray Tears ACL, College Career Over

Georgia Quarterback Aaron Murray Tears ACL, College Career Over

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(ATHENS, Ga.) — Aaron Murray’s college career is over as the Georgia quarterback tore his ACL during the team’s 59-17 win over Kentucky.
Murray will miss the remainder of his senior season at Georgia, ending his four-year ru…

Arizona Stuns No.5 Oregon 42-16

Arizona Stuns No.5 Oregon 42-16

Banana Stock/Getty Images(TUCSON, Ariz.) –  Ka’Deem Carey rushed for 206 yards and four touchdowns as Arizona stunned No. 5 Oregon 42-16 on Saturday.
It was the biggest win in over two decaDes for the Wildcats (7-4, 4-4 Pac 12), who all but put a…

Top-Ranked Alabama Blanks Chattanooga 49-0

Top-Ranked Alabama Blanks Chattanooga 49-0

Kevin C. Cox.Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) –  AJ McCarron can add a new accomplishment to his already impressive collegiate resume, winningest quarterback in Alabama history.
McCarron threw for 171 yards and two scores as No. 1 Alabama blanked C…

South Carolina Rolls Over Coastal Carolina 70-10

South Carolina Rolls Over Coastal Carolina 70-10

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(COLUMBIA, S.C.) –  South Carolina only needed its starters for less than one quarter to take care of business.
Connor Shaw threw a touchdown pass and ran for another as the No. 11 Gamecocks steamrolled Coastal Carolina 70…

No. 13 Michigan Clinches Big Ten Legends Division

No. 13 Michigan Clinches Big Ten Legends Division

Football Texture/iStockphoto (EVANSTON, Ill.) –  Connor Cook threw for a career-high 293 yards and two touchdowns as No. 13 Michigan State clinched a spot in the Big Ten title game with a 30-6 romp of Northwestern on Saturday.
“I’m happy to have …

(18) UCF Routs Rutgers 41-17

(18) UCF Routs Rutgers 41-17

Banana Stock(ORLANDO, Fla.) –  Blake Bortles threw for 335 yards and a touchdown as No. UCF moved closer to the American Athletic Conference title with a 41-17 rout of Rutgers.
UCF (9-1, 6-0 AAC) remained unbeaten in conference play and lead both…

No. 16 Northern Illinois Rips Toledo 35-17

No. 16 Northern Illinois Rips Toledo 35-17

ThinkStock(TOLEDO, Ohio) –  Jordan Lynch rushed for 161 yards and three touchdowns as No. 16 Northern Illinois (11-0, 7-0 MAC Conference) stayed perfect with a 35-17 win at Toledo on Wednesday night.
The Huskies also extended their 24-game confer…

USC Interim Head Coach Ed Orgeron Wants to Return Next Season

USC Interim Head Coach Ed Orgeron Wants to Return Next Season

ThinkStock(NEW YORK) — Since Ed Orgeron took over USC’s football team after Lane Kiffin was fired, the program has gotten back on track. Which is why Orgeron thinks he should return next season as the full-time head coach.
“I want to be the head coach…

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