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DALLAS (FWAA) – The Illini Fighting Illini ran for 357 yards and outlasted No. 7 Penn State by scoring on their ninth overtime possession in a 20-18 win to earn the Cheez-It Bowl National Team of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Oct. 23, as selected by the Football Writers Association of America.
A lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and a hostile workplace environment against former Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez and the university was dismissed earlier this month, with both sides only paying their own costs and attorneys' fees.
Matt Wells was fired on Monday from Texas Tech after a 5-3 start at program that was expected to finish 4-8.
In 2021, the Congrove Computer Rankings are celebrating the 29th year of accurate picks and team rankings.
The rankings began with the 1993 season. CollegeFootballPoll.com launched 6 years later and will be celebrating its' 23rd year on the internet.
A 53-game schedule kicks off with double-headers of non-noteworthy contests on Thursday and Friday, but heats up on Saturday when state rivals Michigan and Michigan State meet for the 114th time, and the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party precedes the 99th renewal of the Florida-Georgia border war in Jacksonville.
Georgia once again collected all 52 first-place votes in the Super 16 College Football Poll and has a 116-point lead over fellow SEC member, Alabama. The two schools appear to be on a collision course for the SEC Championship game.
The National Football Foundation on Wednesday announced the finalists for the Campbell Trophy, which honors the top scholar-athlete in college football.
Alabama's 52-24 win over Tennessee, and Ohio State's 54-7 thumping of Indiana garnered both teams more clout than Cincinnati's 27-20 win over Navy, thus creating a re-shuffling of the latest Congrove Computer Rankings, released early Sunday morning.
What a crazy day of football.
Here's how to watch every game this weekend.
CollegeFootballPoll.com founder Dave Congrove is a voting member in the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Football Poll, as well as the College Football Hall Of Fame, Maxwell and Bednarik, Fred Biletnikoff, Lou Groza and Ray Guy awards.
He's also a voter for the George Munger and Eddie Robinson college C-O-Y awards, and a nominating member for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Outland Trophy, and FWAA All-America Team. Congrove is a voting member of the NFL's Bert Bell P-O-Y Award and Greasy Neale C-O-Y Award.
Now the focus moves to Conference USA.
A 54-game slate kicks off tonight when Coastal Carolina visits Appalachian State as a 3.5-point favorite in the sportsbooks, but a 2.36-point computer underdog.