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Ex-teammates Pinkel, Saban meet for SEC title

Four decades ago, Gary Pinkel and Nick Saban captured a conference championship with Kent State.

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No. 4 Alabama holds off No. 1 Bulldogs 25-20

Alabama’s lead had dwindled into dangerous territory against the nation’s top-ranked team. Suddenly, Blake Sims and the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide’s offense roared to life with a downfield march full of clutch plays.

SEC teams not done beating each other up

All the hand-wringing over the SEC’s near-monopoly of the top 5 might well prove a moot point.

E.J. Manuel leads South to Senior Bowl win, 21-16

Florida State's E.J. Manuel passed for a touchdown and rushed for another on the South's first two drives in a 21-16 victory over the North in the Senior Bowl on Saturday.

Valdosta State rolls to D-II title

Winston-Salem State coach Connell Maynor watched his unbeaten team give up a touchdown on the opening kickoff but didn't get worried.

No. 3 Georgia, No. 2 Alabama backfields come in twos

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- That running back duo in the Southeastern Conference championship game has been punishingly effective all season.. Pick a team -- No. 3 Georgia or No. 2 Alabama -- the description fits.. Bulldogs freshmen Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall roll into Saturday's game with 1,858 combined yards and

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No. 5 Georgia guns for SEC East title

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn remembers being where No. 5 Georgia stands: a win away from the SEC championship game with a national title still within grasp.. It was only two years ago, after all. Before the Bulldogs' impressive rise and the Tigers' dramatic fall.. Georgia (8-1, 6-1 Southeastern Conference) can

UGA faces two former defensive coordinators

AUBURN, Ala. -- Brian VanGorder got his start in major college football running Georgia's defense. Willie Martinez used to hold that job, too.. Now, the two former defensive coordinators for the fifth-ranked Bulldogs will be on the opposing side Saturday night trying to help Auburn figure out how to

Shootouts trump shutouts in SEC's early weeks

The defensive-minded Southeastern Conference is generating headlines more for shootouts than shutouts.. The league that has won six straight national titles largely on the backs of powerful defenses had two teams combine for 1,000 yards Saturday afternoon. Then it happened again.. Texas A&M racked up 716 yards and

SEC remains loaded with fierce pass rushers

The Southeastern Conference appears poised to maintain its reputation as the Sack Exchange Club.

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