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Why 'Catholics vs. Convicts' still resonates

"Catholics vs. Convicts" debuts on Saturday (9 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App), and it's a game worthy of more exploration. Here's why that 1988 Miami-Notre Dame showdown matters to this day.

Corso's pick: Navy-Army (0:44)
Watson feels like he's going to win the Heisman (1:08)
Peppers draws inspiration from his brother (1:15)
Mayfield staying to win a national title (1:36)
Franklin calls PSU fan who cried after getting Rose Bowl tickets (1:43)
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1dBen Fawkes

Spreads for every CFB bowl game

Looking to bet on any college football bowls this holiday season? Whether it's the Belk Bowl, Cure Bowl or Sugar Bowl, all of the lines are here for your perusal.

Swinney and Meyer happy to be in CFP (2:37)

Champ. Drive: Applewhite Hired, Heisman Race For 2nd?

Matt Schick, Ivan Maisel and Adam Rittenberg discuss the ramifications of Houston hiring Major Applewhite, debate if it's a race for 2nd place with the Heisman Trophy & more. Plus they chat with '95 Heisman winner Eddie George as well as Steve Walsh and Tony Rice about "Catholics vs. Convicts."

Tide's Jonathan Allen: 'If we don't bring it ... we can get whupped' (1:53)
McFarland disagrees with Peppers being Heisman finalist (1:48)
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3dSharon Katz

FPI breaks down bowl season

Who does FPI have as the biggest favorite out of the 40 bowls this season? Check out its projections for every bowl game.

Rankings are final, but are they right? (1:00)


Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

My favorite Army-Navy story is from 1948. Army was 8-0, Navy 8-0. Unheralded Midshipman Bill Hawkins scored twice and batted down a late pass by Army legend QB Arnie Galiffa to preserve a 21-21 tie. There was a coin flip to see who would take the game ball home, which Army won but the following week it arrived in Annapolis via mail with a note: "This ball should be in your trophy case, not ours."

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Lamar Jackson is the 3rd player in FBS history to record 30 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns in a single season. The other two players (Cam Newton and Tim Tebow) went on to win the Heisman.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

The hero of 1970 Army-Navy Game was Navy defensive back Mark Schickner, who had a record four interceptions, including the game-sealer in the red zone to ice the 11-7 win. I met him years ago and he recalled: "Before the game, our coach told us we'd have to come up with four interceptions to win the game. After the game he said, well, didn't think one guy would get 'em all!"

Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

How do the Heisman Trophy Finalists spend the morning of the ceremony? Baker Mayfield, Jabrill Peppers, Dede Westbrook and Lamar Jackson get a lesson in how to use Snapchat Spectacles.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Cincinnati is hiring Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell as its next coach, sources tell ESPN. The two sides reached an agreement late last night, and an official announcement from Cincinnati is expected shortly. Fickell has coached at his alma mater since 2002, and served as Ohio State's head coach in 2011, following Jim Tressel's resignation.

Bucci Mane @Buccigross

The winner of Heisman Trophy announced tonight on ESPN..Lamar Jackson the favorite..looking to be first Heisman winner in Louisville history

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James Madison advanced to the semifinal of the FCS playoffs with a large win over Sam Houston State.

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Sam Houston State picked up 46 yards passing on a hail mary right before halftime (tackled at the 4). On its first 30 pass attempts of the game, Sam Houston State totaled 34 yards passing.

Anish Shroff ESPN Commentator 

.@NDSUFootball has won 5 straight FCS titles. @CoachKli and @ahmadsangle chat about 'chips.


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Sam Houston State's Jeremiah Briscoe enters tonight's FCS quarterfinal against James Madison four touchdown passes shy of the NCAA all-division single-season record of 61, set by Brett Elliott of Linfield. Briscoe has thrown an FCS-record 57 touchdown passes this season, including at least five in each of his last five games.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Lamar Jackson, Dede Westbrook, Jabrill Peppers and Baker Mayfield have some fun for the television cameras.


Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Four happy Heisman finalists. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson is in Baltimore for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm dinner and arrives Saturday.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield talks about trying to stay relaxed before the Heisman ceremony.


Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Oklahoma receiver Dede Westbrook on quarterback Baker Mayfield: "I call Baker LeBron James. He makes everybody around him better."