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College Football Playoff chase heats up with top-10 games

Louisville takes on Clemson (8 p.m. ET, ABC) and Wisconsin faces Michigan (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC) in a wild Saturday that will have lasting playoff implications.

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NCAA clarifies rules on helmet-to-helmet hits

The NCAA has issued two new interpretations to guide how officials should identify targeting fouls, one of which is meant to clarify the exact location of the "crown" of the helmet.

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Lamar Jackson's stardom was inevitable (4:04)
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Swinney explains the origin of 'bring your own guts' (0:56)
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Where does LSU go from here? (2:01)
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Washington takes next step with rout of Stanford (2:25)
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The rout goes on for Washington (0:31)
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QB guru Whitfield analyzes the growth of Watson, Jackson (2:02)
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Ben Boulware's brotherly inspiration (4:17)
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The successful unorthodox start for Wisconisn (3:05)
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Wisconsin, Michigan ready for big matchup (0:43)
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Jake Butt's relationship with his last name (3:04)
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Baylor is good, and that could be a problem

The season at Baylor is uncomfortable and its scandal still simmers. On the field, the Bears are as good as ever. As they become Big 12 favorites, how will the college football world react?

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Finebaum thinks Saban is being a hypocrite (1:56)
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Old Dominion head coach focused on unity (2:07)
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How one second defines Les Miles (1:11)
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Cold Hard Facts: Three college games to watch this weekend (0:38)
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Can Jackson sustain his hot start and win the Heisman? (1:07)
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Trio of top-10 matchups set to provide playoff clarity (1:18)
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Will Wisconsin's momentum carry into the Big House? (0:35)
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Surprise teams set to crash CFB's playoff party (1:06)

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Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

As College GameDay profiles Lamar Jackson, here's what Cordell Hudson said this week about the grief he's gotten from Syracuse teammates after being on the other end of the Week 2 Lamar Leap: "Nah, I mean, obviously when it happened I was a little embarrassed, but he's a great player and I watched the play over and over again. If I would've left my feet I would've been a little down on myself, but … (laughs) ... yeah."

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Gorgeous day for football in Stillwater as the Pokes and Longhorns get ready to square off in a key Big 12 matchup.

Brett McMurphy College football reporter 

LSU RB Leonard Fournette is "very doubtful" for tonight's game with Missouri, a source told ESPN. Fournette injured his ankle in the fourth quarter of last week's loss at Auburn. Fournette had originally injured the ankle in August, which required a walking boot.

Dr. Jerry Punch ESPN Commentator 

Coming up on Gameday and SC, we visit w Texas HC Charlie Strong about his young QB and his struggling defense.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

J.T. Barrett has quite a stretching routine that includes a big stick that makes the Ohio State QB look like he's doing some kind of gymnastics. After a week off, his Heisman Trophy campaign resumes today against Rutgers.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Georgia is not expected to have star running back Nick Chubb (ankle) for today's game against Tennessee, but the Vols will also be without one of their stars on defense. Weak side linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin (shoulder) is also not expected to play. The Vols were already without two other starters on defense -- cornerback Cam Sutton and middle linebacker Darrin Kirkland Jr.

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Henrik Stenson looking especially Iceman-ish with that three-day facial hair growth. Pretty sure Matt Fitzpatrick hasn't shaved, either.

Brett McMurphy College football reporter 

Syracuse QB Eric Dungey will start today vs. Notre Dame, a source told ESPN. Dungey's status was unknown after he was not made available for interviews on Tuesday. He was receiving treatment for the flu, a source said. Syracuse coach Dino Babers would not discuss Dungey's status earlier this week.

Brett McMurphy College football reporter 

In ESPN's weekly coaches poll - greatest player of all-time - the coaches love their Heisman Trophy running backs

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Georgia fans are fired up for today's game with rival Tennessee. Pretty pumped about hosting SEC Nation

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Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Urban Meyer has arrived at the Horseshoe and continued his game-day tradition at Ohio State, throwing up an "O-H" for early-arriving fans and greeting each of his players on the way to the locker room.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

For a game with such a large spread, there's plenty of intrigue around Ohio State-Rutgers. Chris Ash is making his return to the Horseshoe as the coach of the Scarlet Knights, the Buckeyes are opening Big Ten play and trying to stay hungry after a strong start and J.T. Barrett will be looking to build on his Heisman Trophy candidacy.

Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer 

Mornings don't get much finer than this one on a gorgeous day at the Horseshoe. Tailgates are in full swing, and Ohio State is a couple hours away from opening Big Ten play against Rutgers in ideal Big Ten weather.

Chris Fowler @cbfowler

Eager to hear Tom Rinaldi's interview w/ Les Miles. (But I REALLY wanna hear about the long chat they had after the cameras were off)

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

Two days ago, range closed for opening ceremonies. Matt Fitzpatrick needed work on driver. Hit from makeshift tee on 2 down the 9th fairway.