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2016 Schedule
10-3, 1st in MW - Mountain
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What's the biggest spring storyline for each top 25 team?

Spring practices are beginning. Whether it's replacing a coach or a quarterback, evaluating a big-name transfer or getting top recruits into the mix, each of our top 25 teams faces uncertainties.

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49dMark Schlabach

Post-signing day Way-Too-Early 2017 Top 25

USC had the strongest signing day. Urban Meyer inked his best class. Florida State grabbed the best available player. But Bama remains No. 1 in the second edition of the Way-Too-Early Top 25.

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Mountain West ties for most G5 wins

New Mexico, San Diego State, Hawai'i and Air Force won bowl games to give the Mountain West a 4-3 bowl record. No other Group of 5 conference earned more wins.

Petersen keeping football in perspective (3:08)
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85dBrett McMurphy

Group of 5 schools considering own playoff

A growing number of Group of 5 officials are in favor of adding a playoff specifically for the Group of 5 schools because it's been 32 years since a non-Power 5 team won a national championship.

Ian Johnson celebrates 10 year anniversary of Boise State trick play, proposal (1:53)
Cannon's huge night leads Baylor over Boise State (1:17)

Ted Miller ESPN Senior Writer 

Who says bowls don't matter? Baylor was thrilled with Cactus Bowl win.

2016 Motel 6 Cactus Bowl trophy ceremony for Baylor's 31-12 win over Boise State (3:38)
Baylor head coach Jim Grobe on his emotions following Baylor's bowl game victory (1:38)

Dave Tuley ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor routs Boise State 31-12 in Cactus Bowl. The ViewFromVegas is the Bears were 7.5-point underdogs and +240 on the money line. The game stayed well under the betting total of 71 points. Underdogs went 4-0 ATS today and are 16-5 ATS (76.2 percent) overall. Over/unders were 2-2 on the day, but unders lead 12-9 (57.1 percent).


Zamora powers into end zone for Bears

Zach Smith finds Ishmael Zamora, who fends off two Boise State defenders to score a 13-yard touchdown. The Bears lead the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl 31-6 early in the fourth quarter.


Baylor opens 2nd half with another stop

Ryan Reid breaks up a fourth-and-goal pass from Brett Rypien to Cedrick Wilson from Baylor's 5-yard line to start the second half of the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl. Boise State, trailing 21-6, has thrown two interceptions and had two trips inside the 10 result in field goals.

Ted Miller ESPN Senior Writer 

Boise State has 6 points on five possession inside Baylor 30. Three were 1st & goal situations. Another was at the 11. Two interceptions. Two field goals. One turnover on downs. That's some weak red zone karate.

Ted Miller ESPN Senior Writer 

Boise State is 8 of 13 on 3rd down and 2 for 2 on fourth down, while Baylor is 2 of 5 on third down and 0 for 1 on fourth. That doesn't suggest a 21-6 Baylor lead at the break, but explosion plays and poor red zone execution are killing the Broncos.


Hasty punches in another Baylor TD

JaMycal Hasty finds a gap and makes his way to the end zone for 5-yard touchdown to cap off a 99-yard Baylor drive and increase its lead over Boise State to 21-3 in the Cactus Bowl.


Cannon adds second Baylor TD

Zach Smith heaves the ball downfield to KD Cannon, who takes it to the house for a 68-yard touchdown. The Bears lead Boise State 14-3 in the second quarter. Cannon has four catches for 169 yards.

Ted Miller ESPN Senior Writer 

Baylor WR KD Cannon reminding folks who he is in Cactus Bowl. He's caught 6 passes for 168 yards with TDs of 30 & 68 yards. With 12 minutes left in second, Baylor leads Boise State 14-3. Boise State secondary not up to Cannon's skill and athleticism so far.


Cannon dives for spectacular Baylor TD

KD Cannon leaps over Boise State's Jonathan Moxey to make the catch while diving into the end zone for the 30-yard Baylor touchdown in the first quarter of the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl.