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Watch: Home Depot College Football Awards Show

The Home Depot College Awards Show will feature nine individual awards to be handed out, including the Maxwell Award for Player of the Year. This year's Maxwell finalists are Louisville QB Lamar Jackson, Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield and Michigan LB Jabrill Peppers. Live at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN/WatchESPN

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Who wins the Ray Guy Award challenge? (5:00)

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Urban Meyer on Tom Herman taking over at Texas: "I think he's ready for the task." Added that he was glad to see Herman at Houston and discouraged him from taking other jobs before. Houston was a good fit for Herman

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Los Cowboys sólo quieren mostrar su mejoría

Dallas insiste en que sólo se concentra en tratar de ganar el siguiente partido y que si llega el título divisional en New York ante los Giants, sólo representará un paso más hacia la meta. Leer

Chris Morris

What to expect from the last four in

The last four teams to join bracketology are SMU, Pittsburgh, Marquette and Arkansas. A couple of these teams have already faced off before. Pittsburgh defeated Marquette while SMU has already defeated Pittsburgh. Bracketology

Chris Morris

Frogs jump to No. 10 bracket line

Joe Lunardi raises TCU, undefeated before Wednesday night's loss at SMU, from a No. 12. Texas A&M moves up from a No. 11, VCU drops from the eighth line and Maryland stays put this week. Bracketology

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More history at stake for Dak and Zeke

With one touchdown pass from Dak Prescott, the Cowboys would become the third team in NFL history to have rookies with 20 passing TDs and 10 rushing TDs in the same season. (ESPN Stats & Info) Milestone tracker

Chris Morris

Bears climb onto NCAA bracket's top line

Joe Lunardi moves unbeaten Baylor up from a No. 2 while Villanova strengthens its No. 1 overall slot with a pair of Big 5 wins. They are joined by Kansas and Duke. Bracketology

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Beckham, Prescott among Kiper's top players under 25 (2:16)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle on the Mavs' 35-minute postgame meeting: "I just wanted to watch the third quarter with them right after the game. We lost it by 17. It was really the most decisive quarter of the game. I just told them that I'm tired of coming in here and watching film every morning. I wanted them to see what happened. I wanted it to be fresh in their minds walking out of the building." Carlisle said it's the first time he's ever had a postgame team film session in his 15 years as a head coach.

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Cowboys struck it rich with young talent

Both members of Dallas' backfield duo landed in the top five of Mel Kiper Jr. and Mike Sando's list of top U-25 talent. That said, a division rival topped both rookies for the No. 1 spot. Top under-25 players (Insider)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Rick Carlisle: "That's got to be an NBA record last night for the number of timeouts called in regulation. … But that's not the kind of record you want to be setting." Carlisle twice called timeouts that the Mavs didn't have during the fourth quarter of Wednesday's lopsided loss to the Kings. He figured a technical foul was worth taking the opportunity to give his team what he considered necessary coaching. "You don't ever really run out of timeouts," Carlisle said. "They just have a price."

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Houston second to none in Texas

Houston isn't a Power 5 job, but it has become better than most of its Power 5 competitors in Texas. During the last two seasons, the Cougars' record is much better than its Power 5 rivals.

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Cowboys entering huge two-game slate

Games with the Giants and Bucs are not critical for the Cowboys, but they sure mean a lot to both opponents. And as Bill Barnwell writes, two wins could let Dallas rest players down the stretch. Most important games left

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Evaluators lean toward Cowboys on SNF

Two of three personnel men polled by Mike Sando like Dallas to avenge its Week 1 loss to New York. The one who sided with the Giants is less confident following Jason Pierre-Paul's diagnosis. Evaluators' predictions (Insider)

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Who will win the Ray Guy Award?

Mitch Wishnowsky is second in punting average (48.0) and had 37 punts downed inside the 20. That makes his case a strong one, according to Edward Aschoff. Cameron Johnston did have the longest punt of the year at 70 yards. Award show picks

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence is missing practice with a sore back. He was limited in Wednesday's practice with an issue that had bothered him most of the season. Cornerback Orlando Scandrick returned to practice after missing Wednesday following the death of a family member.

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