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Who holds the cards in Conference USA East? Will Florida Atlantic notch its third crown in four years or can Western Kentucky unseat them? Does Marshall's experience place the Thundering Herd at the forefront? We tackle these questions and more here.
- Morgan, LeMay carry East to Shrine Bowl victory
- Charlotte, Buffalo off to Bahamas for bowl game
- Georgia names field after longtime coach Dooley
- Student sportswriter among wounded in Charlotte
Florida International's James Morgan, Charlotte's Benny LeMay and Navy's Malcolm Perry led the way as the East beat the West in the Shrine Bowl on Saturday.
Jaret Patterson ran for 173 yards and two touchdowns, Kyle Vantrease passed for a touchdown and ran for another and Buffalo got the first bowl win in school history, beating Charlotte 31-9 on Friday in the Bahamas Bowl.
Crowd-surfing, strobe lights and blaring music: The hottest spot in Charlotte belongs to the football team
Behind its first-year head coach, the 49ers -- in just their seventh year of existence -- qualified for their first-ever bowl game. And the celebrations have been happening all season.
Oklahoma receiver CeeDee Lamb vs. LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. just might top the list of intriguing bowl-game battles.
Here are the key players and storylines for every college football bowl game, including the playoff.
The Wolverines are really good; their rival just happens to be really great. The Crimson Tide had so much go wrong and were still a few fluky plays from possibly making the CFP.
Charlotte and Buffalo will meet in the Bahamas Bowl on Dec. 20, with each program seeking its first ever bowl win.
Benny LeMay ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns and Charlotte beat Old Dominion 38-22 on Saturday.
Oregon's playoff hopes took a huge hit, Ohio State welcomed back its star defensive end and more teams prepared for a big Thanksgiving weekend ahead.
Victor Tucker scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns, and Charlotte is bowl eligible for the first time with its 24-13 victory over Marshall on Saturday.
Chris Reynolds threw for a career-high 354 yards and two touchdowns and added 91 yards rushing to help Charlotte beat UTEP 28-21 on Saturday as the 49ers got their first road win of the season.
Chris Reynolds threw for a touchdown and ran for another as Charlotte scored 34-unanswered points to beat Middle Tennessee 34-20 on Saturday.
In Week 9, the Buckeyes and Tigers showed they're both capable of ending the Alabama-Clemson championship dynasty.