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  1. Big 12 Power Rankings: Week 11

    Jake Trotter

    And then there were three: 1. Baylor (8-0, 5-0 Big 12, last week 1): We're 11 weeks into the season, and Baylor still leads the Big 12 in total defense, scoring defense and red zone defense. Those numbers aren't a fluke, as Oklahoma found out the ...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  2. Big Ten lunchtime links

    Josh Moyer

    I can't get that "Light 'Em Up" song out of my head ... and I hate myself for it. Wisconsin's red-zone defense has been clutch this season, allowing just eight TDs on 21 chances, and opposing offenses are still trying to figure out how to crack D...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  3. Alabama Crimson Tide looking to reload on defense in 2013

    Alex Scarborough

    Alabama's defense was No. 1 last season even with a few flaws, a testament to Nick Saban and Kirby Smart's system. This spring, they'll try to improve it.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  4. SEC lunch links

    Chris Low

    Making the rounds on a Wednesday: Alabama is zeroing in on improving its red zone defense this week. Freshman offensive tackle Darrian Miller moves into Kentucky's starting lineup. Mississippi State's potent running game will get a serious te...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  5. Auburn pass rush showing signs of life

    Greg Ostendorf

    AUBURN, Ala. -- The Auburn defense will be remembered for forcing two red zone fumbles in the fourth quarter to preserve Saturday's 35-31 win against Ole Miss, but take those two plays away and it wasn't their best effort. Ole Miss racked up 492 t...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  6. By the numbers: Week 9 recap

    David M. Hale

    Digging into some of the weekend's telling statistics... Clemson's ugly O, terrifying D For the third straight game without quarterback Deshaun Watson, Clemson struggled to find the end zone Saturday, but for the third straight game, the defense ...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  7. Michigan State Spartans CBs make it a bumpy ride for WRs in 'No F...

    Brian Bennett

    Michigan State's dominating defense is unlike any other in college football thanks to its fearless CBs who patrol the "No Fly Zone."

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2014
  8. SEC lunchtime links

    Greg Ostendorf

    We're just a day away from Thanksgiving and the first SEC game of the week. It's a good time to check out what's going on around the league. Saturday's Iron Bowl will feature two defenses that clamp down in the red zone. Auburn leads the SEC i...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  9. Jordan Lynch powers No. 16 Northern Illinois over Toledo

    Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch ran for three touchdowns and 161 yards to lead the No. 16 Huskies over Toledo 35-17 on Wednesday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | November 20, 2013
  10. Baylor rise goes back to 2011 OU win

    Jake Trotter

    With 18 seconds left, Robert Griffin III scrambled to his left. Then the defense converged. So he planted his lead foot and heaved the ball down the field back to the right. The pass found Terrance Williams streaking toward the corner of the end zone...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  11. SEC lunchtime links

    Sam Khan Jr.

    From Alabama's defense to Johnny Manziel to talk about running backs, quarterbacks and more, there's plenty to chew on this Wednesday: Alabama's defense has allowed opponents only 11 trips into the red zone this season, tied for the fewest in the...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  12. Texas Tech QBs will be key for title run

    Jake Trotter

    The Texas Tech defense continues to hold opposing offenses out of the end zone. The skill players have big-play capability. And the Red Raiders are 5-0 for the first time in five years. Buzz around the Big 12 so far has justifiably centered ...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  13. AJ McCarron throws 4 TD passes as Alabama routs Georgia State

    AJ McCarron completed 15 of 16 passes for 166 yards and four touchdowns in the first half and No. 1 Alabama rolled to a 45-3 victory over Georgia State on Saturday.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | October 05, 2013
  14. Did big plays equal points in 2012?

    David Ubben

    We've examined big plays across the Big 12 in a variety of ways lately, but today, we'll look at how that translated on the scoreboard. Red zone efficiency on offense and defense is huge in the Big 12, but if you string together oodles of big play...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  15. Notre Dame Fighting Irish plan to keep Alabama Crimson Tide quiet...

    Ivan Maisel

    Notre Dame's defense has been tough in the red zone all season, while Alabama has scored 30 rushing TDs in the red zone. What happens when the Crimson Tide get the ball inside the Irish 20 could determine which team wins the BCS Championship.

    Story | Conversation | January 04, 2013
  16. LSU pass defense a secondary concern

    ESPN.com staff

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- When LSU's defense brilliantly contained Johnny Manziel in a 24-19 win over Texas A&M on Oct. 20, the young Tigers secondary had never looked better. With an effort to keep the dynamic freshman out of his comfort zone after...

    Blog | November 13, 2012