Corso's pick: Navy-Army

Lee Corso makes his pick for the 117th meeting between the rival service academies. Navy is going for its 15th consecutive victory over Army.

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Watch live: Wofford vs. Youngstown State

Top-seeded North Dakota State hosts South Dakota State in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs, live on ESPN and streaming on the ESPN App/WatchESPN.

NDSU ices the game with 67-yard touchdown (0:50)
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Historic Heisman was pinnacle for Davis

In 1961, Ernie Davis became the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. Davis never played in the NFL, though, thanks to leukemia that took his life less than two years later.

Peppers draws inspiration from his brother (1:15)
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Spreads for every CFB bowl game

Looking to bet on any college football bowls this holiday season? Whether it's the Belk Bowl, Cure Bowl or Sugar Bowl, all of the lines are here for your perusal.


Champ. Drive: Applewhite Hired, Heisman Race For 2nd?

Matt Schick, Ivan Maisel and Adam Rittenberg discuss the ramifications of Houston hiring Major Applewhite, debate if it's a race for 2nd place with the Heisman Trophy & more. Plus they chat with '95 Heisman winner Eddie George as well as Steve Walsh and Tony Rice about "Catholics vs. Convicts."

Tide's Jonathan Allen: 'If we don't bring it ... we can get whupped' (1:53)
McFarland disagrees with Peppers being Heisman finalist (1:48)
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FPI breaks down bowl season

Who does FPI have as the biggest favorite out of the 40 bowls this season? Check out its projections for every bowl game.

Rankings are final, but are they right? (1:00)


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Army (6-5) and Navy (9-3) both enter their matchup with a winning record for the 3rd time in the last 50 years (also 1996 & 2010).

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

Classic joke in the stands by Army for today's Army-Navy game (Credit: Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty)

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James Conner has scored 56 career touchdowns, the most in ACC history. His 3,701 career rushing yards are 2nd-most in Pitt history behind Tony Dorsett.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Luke Fickell will remain with Ohio State through the College Football Playoff. He agreed to a six-year contract with Cincinnati -- pending approval from the school's board Sunday -- and will be introduced at 3:15 p.m. ET today.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

The last truly football significant Army-Navy game was 1963. Navy was ranked #2 in the nation. Army was 7-2. After President Kennedy's death the weeks of the game the contest was going to be cancelled, but Jaqueline Kennedy insisted it be played. It was postponed a week to December 7. Army was driving late with no timeouts and twice convinced officials to pause the clock and ask the raucous crowd to quiet down. Still, time ran out and Navy prevailed 21-17, dedicating the victory to Navy WWII veteran JFK.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

The Corps of Cadets is marching into M&T right past the Midshipmen, who welcome them with open lungs.

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

And now the Corps, the Corps, the Corps.

Trick play leads to South Dakota St. TD

SDSU's Brady Mengarelli hides behind the line of scrimmage, receives the sneaky handoff and scores easily after some misdirection to give his team an early lead on No. 1 seed North Dakota State. The Bison have won five straight FCS championships.


Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

The best spectacle in college football. The Midshipmen have marched into M&T.

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If Lamar Jackson wins the Heisman, he would be the seventh winner to lose his final 2 games before the ceremony, and the first since Tim Brown in 1987.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

My favorite Army-Navy story is from 1948. Army was 8-0, Navy 8-0. Unheralded Midshipman Bill Hawkins scored twice and batted down a late pass by Army legend QB Arnie Galiffa to preserve a 21-21 tie. There was a coin flip to see who would take the game ball home, which Army won but the following week it arrived in Annapolis via mail with a note: "This ball should be in your trophy case, not ours."

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Lamar Jackson is the 3rd player in FBS history to record 30 passing touchdowns and 20 rushing touchdowns in a single season. The other two players (Cam Newton and Tim Tebow) went on to win the Heisman.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

The hero of 1970 Army-Navy Game was Navy defensive back Mark Schickner, who had a record four interceptions, including the game-sealer in the red zone to ice the 11-7 win. I met him years ago and he recalled: "Before the game, our coach told us we'd have to come up with four interceptions to win the game. After the game he said, well, didn't think one guy would get 'em all!"

Brian Franey ESPN Producer 

How do the Heisman Trophy Finalists spend the morning of the ceremony? Baker Mayfield, Jabrill Peppers, Dede Westbrook and Lamar Jackson get a lesson in how to use Snapchat Spectacles.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Cincinnati is hiring Ohio State defensive coordinator Luke Fickell as its next coach, sources tell ESPN. The two sides reached an agreement late last night, and an official announcement from Cincinnati is expected shortly. Fickell has coached at his alma mater since 2002, and served as Ohio State's head coach in 2011, following Jim Tressel's resignation.