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Thrilling season makes it tough to predict college football's playoffs
Thrilling season makes it tough to predict college football's playoffs

Notre Dame was the last program you thought would screw up a simple throw and catch. The Fighting Irish didn't invent the forward pass, but certainly modernized it during a 1913 game against Army. Gus Dorais and Knute Rockne practiced all summer while working as lifeguards, before unleashing this secret pass-catch weapon in a 35-13 victory at West Point, N.Y. One newspaper account noted "the westerners played the fastest game of football seen on the local grid iron in years." Dorais completed 14 of 17 passes for a then-unthinkable 243 yards. P.S.: Have Tom Brady and Peyton Manning ever said "thank you"? Flash forward 101 years to Saturday night in...

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