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2016 Schedule
9-3, 1st in ACC - Atlantic

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Petrino says he'd be in favor of an expanded playoff as long as it doesn't add more games for the student-athletes, which would mean doing away with conference championship games.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Much less Heisman politicking from Bobby Petrino than Dabo Swinney. Petrino says he'd like to see Lamar Jackson win the award based on the numbers. "He's got a great resume and his total body of work. Nobody can argue with the number of yards and touchdowns. I'm wishing him the best."

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Bobby Petrino doesn't have an issue with being passed in the rankings by FSU. "You've got to play well at the end of the year and we know we didn't finish the way we wanted to. We'll just have to live with how we performed late in the season."

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

No doubt the most intriguing non-New Year's Six bowl involving an SEC team, to me, is the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: LSU vs. Louisville. Seeing QB Lamar Jackson go up against the LSU defense should be fun to watch.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville was somehow passed over by FSU for the Capital One Orange Bowl but the Lamar Jackson-LSU front seven matchup in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl will be a ton of fun to watch. Jackson accounted for an ACC record 51 total touchdowns this season. LSU allowed just 16 touchdowns all season

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville ended up in Florida for its bowl game, though it's not preferred Miami. Rather, the Cards will take on LSU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Orlando, Fla. Louisville used its bowl win over Texas A&M last year to propel its 2016 season. Will a second straight bowl win over an SEC team do the same for 2017?

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Selection committee chair Kirby Hocutt explains why Florida State got the Capital One Orange Bowl bid over Louisville despite a 43-point head to head loss. "The selection committee felt like Florida State was the better football team at the end of this season ... We're looking at the full body of work and we're not basing our rankings and our decisions on one particular game." Hocutt said head to head is important but just one factor to consider.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Committee clearly didn't care about head-to-head with Louisville and Florida State. Cardinals destroyed FSU and had two fewer ACC losses than the Noles yet is two slots lower than FSU because of losses to Houston and Kentucky at season's end. So FSU gets Capital One Orange Bowl. Strange

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville beat Florida State 63-20 in September, one of the most impressive wins anyone had this season. But despite that win, the Cards lost a spot in the Capital One Orange Bowl with consecutive losses to Houston and Kentucky to end the season. Louisville and FSU finished 9-3 but the committee was more impressed with the Noles' body of work.

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Reviewing every inch that shaped the CFP

In Week 5, Louisville's James Quick was less than two yards short of picking up a crucial first down on fourth-and-12 at the 14-yard line that could've won the game at Clemson. McGee: Every inch matters

ESPN Stats & Info

Final New Year's Six bowl projections

Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy agree on the matchups for the Cotton, Rose and Sugar Bowls, but they disagree on the Orange Bowl matchup. Bowl projections

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Has anyone passed Jackson for Heisman?

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson led his Tigers to the ACC title and a pair of Oklahoma stars captured the Big 12 title on Saturday. Louisville QB Lamar Jackson didn't finish strong, but did he still do enough? GameDay Final


Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson on striking the Heisman pose vs. Kentucky and what he plans to do Monday night when the Heisman field is announced.

Sharon Katz ESPN Analytics 

Baker Mayfield posted a 95.7 Total QBR against Oklahoma State, his FBS-leading ninth game this season with a QBR above 90. Mayfield enters bowls with the top QBR in the nation, and notably his return means the top 4 in Total QBR are likely coming back to school next season.


Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Lamar Jackson talks about whether he thought winning ACC Player of the Year honors would be possible before the season began.

Did Lamar Jackson leave the Heisman door open? (1:19)

Champ. Drive: The Results That Shaped 2016

Adam Rittenberg, Ryan McGee & Chris Low look back at the results of 2016 which, if different, could have realistically altered the entire year. Plus, a chat with Phil Steele.

New No. 1 in #CFBRank: Dede Westbrook (1:41)

Team Stats

Passing Yards302.014th
Rushing Yards256.811th
Points For45.31st
Points Against23.334th

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