Football Bowl Subdivision
No. 5 Auburn outlasts South Carolina in shootout
Nick Marshall
Nick Marshall ran for three touchdowns and threw for another.
Auburn, AL ( - Auburn put up touchdown after touchdown in the second half and then finally stopped South Carolina on fourth down.

When the Gamecocks got the ball back, there wasn't enough time to travel the length of the field again.

Nick Marshall ran for three touchdowns and threw for another as the fifth- ranked Tigers defeated South Carolina 42-35 on Saturday night.  Full Story

The year of running backs
Brandon Lawrence, FBS Editor
Philadelphia, PA ( - We've all noticed the trend: NFL teams are more reliant on the passing game offensively than ever before, which makes the running back position more of a commodity than a necessity.

That wasn't always the case, though. Decades ago, the running game was the most effective way to move the ball down the field. But with such athletic and talented passers nowadays, it's become commonplace for the majority of downs to be passes.

The devaluation of the running back position at the highest level was epitomized in May, when the first running back taken in the NFL Draft - Washington's Bishop Sankey to Tennessee - was the lowest selection for a player at the position in the history of the draft (54th overall pick - second round).  Full Story

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