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2014 college football predictions
The 2014 college football season -- aka Year 1 of the College Football Playoff -- is upon us, with Texas A&M thumping South Carolina on a night of Thursday kickoffs. Johnny Manziel is gone, but reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston still is here. So are a good number of other Florida State Seminoles who helped the team to last season's national championship. Will they repeat? Who will win the conferences? Cast your votes below!
This never would have happened with ACC officials. All right, maybe that's not true, but future ACC member Syracuse is at the center of a controversy after a Big East official admitted the Orange were incorrectly awarded an extra point that actually missed late in Saturday's game against Toledo. Why does it matter? The extra point eventually allowed the game to go to overtime, in which Syracuse pulled out a 33-30 win.
Should this be a correctable error?
MAC commissioner Jon Stenbrecher said there's no mechanism under NCAA rules for reversing the outcome of a game after the fact.
What's the right thing to do?
Syracuse isn't exactly a national title contender either way, so if you're a fan, would you rather have the win or the karma of good sportsmanship?
The pain of being Toledo?
As painful as the loss was for Toledo, was it more painful than missing out on a chance to be the first in-state team to beat Ohio State in 90 years?
What's the state of Syracuse?
Any school that can hold up the jerseys of Jim Brown and Ernie Davis has some history, but just how much of a heavyweight is Syracuse?