ESPN College Football - Game of the Week

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ESPN College Football is a sports television series that covers the latest topics of college football. During this show, the hosts will talk about the latest headlines of the sport including such things as injuries, upcoming matchups and game results. The main thing that is discussed on this show is the most anticipated matchup of the week. This is the most significant game and will often feature the two most relevant teams facing each other. The hosts will discuss the various aspects of the matchup including the coaching strategy, player matchups as well as who they believe will win the game.

This show gives viewers a lot of insightful commentary about college football in terms of what to look for when the two teams play each other. Things such as statistics, records and previous game results are often discussed during the show. This will include how the two teams will gameplan against each other, player performance and also who has won the last few matchups between the two particular teams. With this information, fans of college football get lots of relevant information when it comes to the best matchup of the week. ESPN College Football is among the more in depth shows when it comes to coverage of college football.

1 Season, 15 Episodes
September 21, 2008
ESPN College Football - Game of the Week

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  • One year after winning a national championship, unranked LSU found renewed reason to hope for a return to glory. Charles Scott ran for three touchdowns, freshman quarterback Jordan Jefferson completed his first nine passes and LSU made big plays on special teams in a surprisingly easy 38-3 victory win over Georgia Tech in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. The Tigers have now won fourth straight bowl games and have scored 38-plus points in each game.

  • These teams are more evenly matched than most realize. Both played relatively easy schedules with similar opponent records. Both lost on the road to 8-4 teams. Both are ranked very close in every offensive and defensive team category. With that said, the key for both teams will be the play in the trenches - whoever dominates the line of scrimmage will win.

  • With seconds remaining on the clock, Missouri kicker Jeff Wolfert stepped up to a 44-yard field goal attempt to give the Tigers double-digit victories in consecutive seasons. Wolfert, one of the most prolific kickers in college football, watched the ball sail wide right, opening the door for the surprising Northwestern Wildcats. Overtime brought out the best and worst in both teams as Chase Daniel fought to overcome three interceptions to give his team the win. The Wildcats, looking for their first bowl win since 1949, turned to C.J. Bacher and a desperation heave into the end zone on 4th and goal.

  • In last season's Big 12 championship game, Oklahoma won a second straight conference title and spoiled Missouri's national title hopes. In this year's title game it was the No. 4 Sooners who tried to avoid an upset against the No. 20 Tigers and stay in the national championship hunt. Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford passed for 384 yards and two touchdowns, while Missouri star Jeremy Maclin had 183 all purpose yards and a TD.

  • Oklahoma and Oklahoma State met with more than an intense rivalry to play for, this year's Bedlam Series contributed heavily in determining the Big 12 South champion and perhaps a spot in the Bowl Championship Series title game. The teams combined for the most points in the history of the rivalry and combine for 1,009 yards.

  • Boston College Quarterback Chris Crane went down early vs Wake Forest and back-up Dominique Davis had to take the reins. It became a 5 minute drill with Davis leading the Eagles down the field down by 5. If they succeed it could mean one step further to the Atlantic Division title.

  • Maryland had won five straight over Top 25 teams and looked to junior quarterback Chris Turner and sophomore running back Darrel Scott to extend the streak. Winning wouldn't be easy for the Terrapins as ranked North Carolina brought one of its best teams in the history of the school's program to Byrd Stadium.

  • Colt McCoy made rare mistakes. The Texas defense got pushed around and the Longhorns watched their big lead and momentum gradually disappear. Suddenly, the No. 1 team in the country looked vulnerable. Yet here they are, still unbeaten, and with still more tough games to play. McCoy passed for 391 yards and two touchdowns Saturday but the Longhorns defense needed to come up with two huge stands in a 28-24 win over No. 7 Oklahoma State after he threw a third-quarter interception and fumbled late in the fourth.

  • Sam Bradford passed for an Oklahoma-record 468 yards and had three touchdown passes to help the No. 4 Sooners bounce back from their first loss by beating No. 16 Kansas 45-31. Kansas quarterback Todd Reesing was able to keep the Jayhawks (5-2, 2-1 Big 12) in the game into the third quarter by dodging pressure but Oklahoma (6-1, 2-1 Big 12) proved to be too much to handle.

  • The Lone Star State is heating up as Texas an Oklahoma meet in Dallas for their annual Red River Rivalry. For the first time since 2004, both teams are ranked in the top 5 for this head to head meeting. The top ranked Sooners and No.5 Longhorns are both looking to remain undefeated as they meet for the 103rd time.

  • USC begins its quest for a seventh straight conference crown, as the Trojans open its Pac-10 schedule with Oregon State. USC defeated the Beavers 24-3 last season, but in its last trip to Corvallis in 2006, the then-No. 3 Trojans were shocked 33-31, ending the program's 38-game regular-season winning streak.

  • A couple of teams with BCS dreams face off in Tampa when South Florida hosts Kansas. The spotlight will be on the quarterbacks: Kansas' Todd Reesing and USF's Matt Grothe. The Jayhawks won the only other matchup between the schools, 13-7 in 2006.

  • LSU may need to beat Auburn this week to keep alive its hopes of repeating as national champion. That means winning at Jordan-Hare Stadium -- something it hasn't done in almost exactly a decade. Ten years and one day after its last road victory in the series, No. 6 LSU travels to 10th-ranked Auburn in a showdown of SEC powerhouses. The rivalry between LSU (2-0, 0-0) and Auburn (3-0, 1-0) has been a study in protecting home field of late, as the home team has won each of the last eight matchups. That could spell bad news for LSU this week, as its last win at Auburn came Sept. 19, 1998.

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Penn State Removes Joe Paterno Statue

In the end, there was no way it could stay. Penn State officials announced early this morning that the statue honoring disgraced late head football coach Joe Paterno will be removed immediately. The monument is a casualty of the scandal trailing revelations that University officials actively shielded former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky from allegations of and investigation into the sexual abuse of minors by the coach through University resources.