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College football: The week ahead
College football: The week ahead

Five things to watch this week in college football: 1. Michigan State and Oregon play Saturday in Eugene and wouldn't mind meeting again Jan.1 at a national semifinal (Rose or Sugar bowl). Oregon could probably survive a close loss if doesn't lose again on its way to the Pac-12 title. Michigan State may need to finish undefeated in the weaker Big Ten. 2. USC against Stanford has been compelling since the Cardinal's epic 2007 upset of Pete Carroll's Trojans at the Coliseum. The added wrinkle this week at Palo Alto is USC Coach Steve Sarkisian's up-tempo offense going against Stanford's tempo-killer defense. 3. Brigham Young quarterback Taysom Hill's...

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