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Spring practices are beginning. Whether it's replacing a coach or a quarterback, evaluating a big-name transfer or getting top recruits into the mix, each of our top 25 teams faces uncertainties.
USC had the strongest signing day. Urban Meyer inked his best class. Florida State grabbed the best available player. But Bama remains No. 1 in the second edition of the Way-Too-Early Top 25.
Notre Dame took the sting off a subpar season by winning big on national signing day, but the Irish weren't the only team from outside of the Power 5 conferences to score on the recruiting trail.
Broncos' season ended with a thud
The loss at Air Force was tough enough to swallow. Boise State was then dominated by a Baylor team that had every reason to mail in its Cactus Bowl performance. Bryan Harsin takes no momentum into the 2017 season. Coaches' stock (Insider)
Mountain West ties for most G5 wins
New Mexico, San Diego State, Hawai'i and Air Force won bowl games to give the Mountain West a 4-3 bowl record. No other Group of 5 conference earned more wins.
A growing number of Group of 5 officials are in favor of adding a playoff specifically for the Group of 5 schools because it's been 32 years since a non-Power 5 team won a national championship.
KD Cannon caught 14 passes for 226 yards and two scores in Baylor's Motel 6 Cactus Bowl victory over Boise State.
Ted Miller ESPN Senior Writer
Who says bowls don't matter? Baylor was thrilled with Cactus Bowl win.
KD Cannon had 14 catches for a Cactus Bowl-record 226 yards and two touchdowns, helping Baylor end a difficult season with a 31-12 victory over Boise State on Tuesday night.
Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer
Baylor routs Boise State 31-12 in Cactus Bowl. The ViewFromVegas is the Bears were 7.5-point underdogs and +240 on the money line. The game stayed well under the betting total of 71 points. Underdogs went 4-0 ATS today and are 16-5 ATS (76.2 percent) overall. Over/unders were 2-2 on the day, but unders lead 12-9 (57.1 percent).
Zamora powers into end zone for Bears
Zach Smith finds Ishmael Zamora, who fends off two Boise State defenders to score a 13-yard touchdown. The Bears lead the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl 31-6 early in the fourth quarter.
Baylor opens 2nd half with another stop
Ryan Reid breaks up a fourth-and-goal pass from Brett Rypien to Cedrick Wilson from Baylor's 5-yard line to start the second half of the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl. Boise State, trailing 21-6, has thrown two interceptions and had two trips inside the 10 result in field goals.