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  1. ECU looks to do it again vs. ACC

    Matt Fortuna

    Ruffin McNeill has not approached East Carolina's rugged three-game nonconference stretch here as proving grounds. The fifth-year Pirates coach has always believed his teams belong with whoever they're playing, Power 5 program or not. They entered So...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  2. Early-season pros and cons for OU

    Brandon Chatmon

    Quarterback Trevor Knight has command of the offense like never before, Oklahoma's defense could be even better than expected and the Sooners have a terrific trio of running backs. Nonconference play is over and we've learned a lot about the Soone...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  3. Week 4 gives B1G chance for baby steps

    Adam Rittenberg

    One and ten. Get to know those numbers because they'll be shoved down your throat all week. After the Big Ten's worst two-week stretch in nonconference play since, well, ever, the league sits with a 1-10 record against Power 5 teams and Notre Dame...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  4. B1G early look: Setting up Week 4

    Dan Murphy

    The Big Ten is down to its final weekend of widespread nonconference play before mercifully retreating to league games. The conference followed its flop on the big stage in Week 2 by dropping from eight unbeaten teams to two -- Nebraska and Penn S...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  5. Big 12 nonconference rewind

    Brandon Chatmon

    The majority of the Big 12 enters a bye week with conference play right around the corner. We're only three weeks into the season but plenty of things have changed. Preseason expectations are out the window and some dreams of breakout seasons have...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  6. Consistency still missing in ACC

    Andrea Adelson

    The yin and yang that is the ACC was on full display this past weekend. Boston College pulled an upset for the ages over No. 9 USC on Saturday night, giving the ACC five wins against top 10 nonconference opponents in a two-year span for the first ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  7. Big Ten bowl projections: Week 3

    Adam Rittenberg

    The major development in this week's bowl projections isn't that the Big Ten suddenly looks poised for a breakthrough postseason. If anything, things went from bad to worse for the league in Week 3 with a 3-6 record in nonconference games. So what...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  8. What we learned in the Big Ten: Week 3

    Mitch Sherman

    Another rough Saturday for the Big Ten, with just three wins in nine nonconference games. Here's what we learned: Kirk Ferentz won't soon live down that decision to call a timeout: Didn't coaches learn long ago that if they want to ice the kicker...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
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  10. Pac-12's top recruiting visits

    Erik McKinney

    It's a slow weekend in the Pac-12, as the conference doesn't host any real nonconference games of note. But the conference does have plans to host a significant uncommitted ESPN 300 recruit and has a team involved in one of the most intriguing non-co...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  11. SEC slant: More to the scheduling story

    Alex Scarborough

    The 2016 season can't get here soon enough. That's when the SEC mandate for at least one Power 5 nonconference game will go into effect. But how will the SEC fare when that day does arrive? Exactly how good is the conference outside its own borders? ...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  12. Poll: How will the Big 12 fare this weekend?

    Jake Trotter

    This weekend figures to be one of the biggest in Big 12 history, as the league will face an unprecedented seven nonconference opponents from Power 5 conferences. Coming off its Sugar Bowl win over Alabama, Oklahoma will try to strike another...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  13. Sunday a must-win for Cowboys? Probably

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- Is it too soon to call a Week 2, nonconference game against the Tennessee Titans a must-win for the Dallas Cowboys? Not really. Since playoff expansion in 1990, only 12 percent of 0-2 teams recovered to make the playoffs. The 1...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  14. ACC hits the road vs. Group of 5

    Andrea Adelson

    The ACC schedule this weekend should come with some theme music. "On the road again ... " Nobody travels to quite as many nonconference road games as the ACC, most especially road games against Group of 5 opponents. Four are on the docket for t...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  15. Oregon Ducks No. 2, Virginia Tech Hokies No. 17 in The Associated...

    After impressive performances two games in, Oregon jumps to No. 2 in the AP college football poll behind No. 1 Florida State.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2014
  16. What we learned in Week 2: Penn State

    Josh Moyer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- What we learned from Week 2 in Penn State's 21-3 nonconference win against Akron: 1. The new, aggressive defense is a winner: This wasn't a terrible Akron offense, and the defense came up big time and time again. First quarte...

    Blog | September 07, 2014
  17. The skinny: No. 7 MSU-No. 3 Oregon

    Chantel Jennings, Brian Bennett

    This weekend, Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon, is going to be rocking with one of the biggest nonconference matchups of the year -- No. 3 Oregon vs. No. 7 Michigan State. It's the first-ever top-10 out of conference matchup that will be played in th...

    Blog | September 05, 2014