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Western Michigan has gained 400 yards of offense in each of its last 21 games, the second-longest active streak of its kind in the FBS behind Toledo. According to ESPN's metrics, Western Michigan has the second-best offensive efficiency (behind Navy) among Group of 5 teams and the sixth-best among FBS teams.

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Ohio allows its opponents 3.0 yards per rush, fourth-best in the FBS. That would be the lowest yards per rush allowed by a Bobcats defense since 1996. Western Michigan averages 5.06 yards per rush, 23rd in the FBS.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Penn State coach James Franklin: "The only thing that exists for us is Wisconsin and the Big Ten title game." He said the Nittany Lions will be appreciative of wherever the playoff selection committee places them Sunday.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Paul Chryst and James Franklin pose with the Big Ten trophy.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Hearing Nevada wants to have its coach in place by next Friday. Two top candidates, according to sources, are Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin and Vanderbilt offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig. Others are still in the running.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst says playoff talk hasn't overshadowed the Big Ten title game for the Badgers. "This is a big deal that we're here," he said.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia Tech brought its lunch pail to the ACC championship game and its walk-through Friday.

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

The grunt work of unloading the equipment truck has begun for Virginia Tech, which is about to have its final walk-through before tomorrow's ACC championship. The medical cabinet, helmets and flags have been carried into the locker room. Kickoff nears.

Jeannine Edwards ESPN Reporter 

This is what they're playing for in Indy. And maybe more. #CFP

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Western Michigan receiver Corey Davis leads the FBS with 17 touchdown catches this season. Since the start of 2013, Davis has 50 receiving touchdowns, 12 more than any other receiver in that span.

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook remains listed as questionable with a head injury on the Badgers' final injury report before the Big Ten championship game. Hornibrook sustained the injury in the second quarter against Minnesota last week. It will be interesting to see how much he plays Saturday. Backup QB Bart Houston has been excellent as part of a two-QB system the last six games.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban isn't thinking about catching Bear Bryant's record of six national championships (Saban currently has five). He's in the here and now

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Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Saban was asked about how the loss to Florida in the 2008 SEC helped propel Alabama's success since then. Saban wasn't interested in really answering that but he did talk about this team fighting complacency

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Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Saban asked how long he thinks he'll continue to coach. Says that he loves coaching but he says we all have fears of not doing what we love well anymore. Saban said he will coach as long as he can do it well and as long as he's healthy enough to do it.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Orlando Chamber of Commerce clearly ordered a picture perfect weekend for the ACC championship game.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban doesn't believe any of the talk about the SEC being down this year

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Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Nick Saban asked if OC Lane Kiffin is ready to be a head coach again. "Absolutely." Saban added that Kiffin didn't get enough credit for the work he did as a head coach at Tennessee and USC. Also said that Kiffin has shown coaching maturity by adapting and changing within his offense to fit his players' talents, especially with three different starting QBs in three years at Alabama