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Gators look to build offense in Outback Bowl (1:41)
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Volunteers look to build 2017 momentum against Huskers (1:58)

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Teammates who were both Heisman finalists in the same year: 2016: Baker Mayfield and Dede Westbrook, Oklahoma 2005: Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush*, USC 2004: Adrian Peterson and Jason White, Oklahoma 2004: Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush, USC 2002: Willis McGahee and Ken Dorsey, Miami 1994: Ki'Jana Carter and Kerry Collins, Penn State Note: The Heisman began inviting finalists to New York in 1982. Before that, only the winners were invited.

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Jackson, Peppers among Heisman finalists (2:53)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Michigan's Jabrill Peppers is the first defensive player to be a Heisman finalist since Notre Dame's Manti Te'o in 2012 and just the fourth in the last decade to finish in the top 5 in voting.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Offensive lineman Isaiah Wilson, the No. 2 ranked prospect, confirmed he will be announcing his commitment on December 25. Wilson tweeted that a commitment might be coming and confirmed the decision on Monday. The 6-foot-7, 354-pound lineman will announce the finalists on Monday, December 11. Wilson has already taken visits to Michigan, Florida State and Alabama and will take his last visit to Georgia on December 9.

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Brohm committed to restoring glory of Purdue football (1:03)
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No love lost on recruiting trail

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh and Florida State's Jimbo Fisher got in an offseason tiff about satellite recruiting camps in Florida. That makes the Orange Bowl a meeting that could settle the score. Best, worst bowls

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Disappointment the theme for Music City

Nebraska and Tennessee were both ranked in the top 10 at one point this season. That makes this matchup in the Music City Bowl a hard pill to swallow, writes Ted Miller. Best, worst bowls

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Anemia Bowl in Detroit

Don't expect many points in the Quick Lane Bowl pitting Boston College vs. Maryland, writes Ted Miller. Maryland is 92nd in scoring (24.6 PPG) while the Eagles are a woeful 123rd (19.1 PPG). Best, worst bowls

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Plenty to prove in Pasadena

No. 5 Penn State and No. 9 USC were playoff snubs and each has something to prove in the Rose Bowl. Penn State is the Big Ten champion and USC handed Pac-12 champ Washington its only loss. Full Story

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Chryst and Fleck as opposite as can be

Wisconsin's Paul Chryst and Western Michigan's P.J. Fleck are different personalities, between Chryst's hard-scrabble demeanor and Fleck's youthful charisma, and that makes it a fascinating Cotton Bowl to watch, writes Ted Miller. Full story

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An eight-team playoff would have worked this year (0:50)
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Will Gators fall to Big Ten foe again?

Adam Rittenberg thinks so, but he doesn't expect it will be as bad as last year's 41-7 loss to Michigan in Orlando. He predicts the Hawkeyes to prevail by a field goal. Bowl predictions

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Volunteers will rock in Music City

Adam Rittenberg admits that it's difficult to trust Tennessee, but the Volunteers will be playing a virtual home game against Nebraska over in Nashville. Bowl predictions

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Conner will lead Pitt to victory

Pitt has the strongest 8-4 record in the nation, with wins over No. 2 Clemson and No. 5 Penn State, notes Adam Rittenberg. He predicts James Conner will score twice in a win over Northwestern. Bowl predictions