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Can Christian McCaffrey survive nation's heaviest workload?

Heading into the No. 7 Cardinal's showdown with No. 10 Washington (9 p.m. ET, ESPN), star running back Christian McCaffrey has nearly 60 percent of Stanford's carries and catches.

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Three top-10 conference clashes headline Week 5's college football preview (1:18)
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1hSharon Katz

College football's analytics revolution is just beginning

We surveyed a portion of college football's top teams to gauge who was utilizing analytics within their programs. The results were surprising -- and show that CFB is at the dawn of a revolution.

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Watch live: OTL profiles Bobby Petrino

As his team prepares for a top-10 showdown with Clemson, Outside the Lines examines the redemption of Louisville coach Bobby Petrino after a scandal marred his career (live on ESPN and streaming in the ESPN App).

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2hMitch Sherman

Baylor is good, and that could be a problem

The season at Baylor is uncomfortable and its scandal still simmers. On the field, the Bears are as good as ever. As they become Big 12 favorites, how will the college football world react?

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Old Dominion head coach focused on unity (2:07)
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Greg Ward puts up another Heisman performance (1:06)
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Who will have greater impact: Jackson or Watson? (2:09)
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Trio of top-10 matchups set to provide playoff clarity (1:18)
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Can trendy Huskies dethrone Cardinal in Seattle? (0:35)
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1dKyle Bonagura

Former USC LB sues NCAA, Pac-12 for wages

A lawsuit against the NCAA and Pac-12 filed Monday alleges that ex-USC LB Lamar Dawson was "repeatedly paid a substandard wage insofar as he was denied full pay for all hours worked."

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The U.S. is getting all 12 players out today; Europeans Matt Fitzpatrick and Chris Wood will not see action.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Christian McCaffrey has 37 rushes facing eight or more players in the box this season, tied for the second-most among Power 5 players behind Nick Chubb of Georgia. McCaffrey is averaging 5.3 yards per rush on those runs, 1.3 yards more than the Power 5 average. Washington has committed eight or more defenders in the box on four rushes this season, tied for the third-fewest in the Power 5.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Add one more injury for Ohio State coming out of its bye week to the list: Backup offensive lineman Demetrius Knox is out for eight weeks after having surgery for a broken foot on Friday morning. Knox hasn't been a major factor yet for the Buckeyes, but this could be another test of the depth of the roster at a position that doesn't boast much experience.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

As Stanford deals with injuries in its secondary, a key number for the Cardinal defense tonight is 4. Washington QB Jake Browning is 10-1 when sacked three or fewer times and 1-4 when sacked 4 or more times. The lone win came last week at Arizona, which sacked Browning four times. Stanford recorded 7 sacks in its opener against Kansas State.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

One of the nation's top 2018 prospects is scheduled to take an unofficial visit to TCU Saturday for the Horned Frogs' game against Oklahoma. Terrace Marshall of Bossier City (Louisiana) Parkway will be in Fort Worth for the game, and the 6-foot-3, 189-pound 2018 prospect ranks as the third-best junior receiver. He's also the top underclass prospect in Louisiana and the No. 28 player in the country, so his visit is a key one for TCU. Marshall has a long list of national offers, including Alabama, LSU, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU and others.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

TCU is scheduled to host an Oklahoma commitment on an official visit this weekend when the Horned Frogs play host to the Sooners. ESPN 300 receiver Jalen Reagor of Waxahachie (Texas) High School said late this week he is still scheduled to visit Fort Worth, despite being a longtime commitment to the Sooners. Reagor, the 74th player in the ESPN 300 and 10th-ranked receiver, took a trip to OU two weeks ago when the Sooners were blown out by Ohio State and at the time he said he was "100 percent solid," but many recruiters believe the Horned Frogs have a legitimate shot at eventually flipping his commitment. Reagor also said he is likely will take other official visits, too.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

With Oklahoma in town, it's a prime opportunity for the Horned Frogs to impress recruits and one of TCU's most important targets is scheduled for an official visit this weekend. Coveted junior-college offensive tackle Jordan Agasiva of Pima (Arizona) Community College is slated to visit, and the 6-foot-5, 300-pounder lists Auburn, TCU, Oregon State and Utah as his top teams. He visited The Plains last weekend and gave the Tigers high marks, but he insists he'll take all of his visits before making a decision. Agasiva is on pace to graduate from Pima in December and enroll at a four-year school in January. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

With Iowa State playing host to Big 12 favorites Baylor this weekend, the Cyclones are scheduled to bring in at least a pair of official visitors. The biggest name on the list is No. 37 athlete Michael Onyemaobi of Temecula (California) Chaparral High School. Onyemaobi has been a longtime commitment to Cal, but he seems interested in what Iowa State has to offer. Iowa State also plans to host sleeper defensive lineman Abe Noland out of Watkinsville (Georgia) Oconee County.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Buddy Ponder has been driving Clemson's team bus for the past eight years. Bus 1 takes coach Dabo Swinney and the defensive players to the stadium. The offensive players ride in another bus. "These are the working men," Buddy says with a smile. "I tell them, 'You take care of the pretty boys in the other bus.'"

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The key number in the Wisconsin-Michigan game is 31, as in minutes of possession. Under Paul Chryst, the Badgers are 12-0 when they have the ball for at least 31 minutes and 2-3 when they don't. Michigan is 11-0 under Jim Harbaugh with at least 31 minutes of possession and 3-3 with less than 31 minutes of possession.

Ward Jr.'s big game leads Houston over UConn

Houston's Greg Ward Jr. threw a career-high 389 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Cougars past the Huskies 42-14.

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Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury gave an initial update on QB Patrick Mahomes' right shoulder/arm injury to the school's radio broadcast right after the win over Kansas: "We'll see. Sounds like he should be OK, but we've got to go get him checked out."

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury in postgame radio interview on injured QB Patrick Mahomes II: "Sounds like he could be OK, but we've got to get up there and check him out." Tech beat Kansas 55-19. The Red Raiders visit Kansas State a week from Saturday.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Updated Nic Shimonek stat line: 14 of 18 for 275 yards and four touchdowns. His passer rating is 279.4. That's two Tech quarterbacks tonight with four TD passes. Good night, Kansas.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Cameras often show Tom Herman kissing his players before games. Here he is planting one on his wife, Michelle, after a 42-14 win over UConn.