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STARKVILLE, MS - NOVEMBER 1: Fred Ross #8 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs celebrates with Robert Johnson #12 after he scores a touchdown against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the second half at Davis Wade Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Starkville, Mississippi. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: No. 1 Mississippi State With Something To Prove At Alabama

At Mississippi State, this week is an opportunity to prove to the college football world their bubble is not easy to pop. Mississippi State has won at LSU. They have handled defending SEC champion Auburn. They are ranked number one in the country, yet they still have something to prove.

11/11/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - DECEMBER 14: A detailed view of Crisler Center during the game between the Arizona Wildcats and the Michigan Wolverines on December 14, 2013 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Arizona defeated Michigan 72-70.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

WATCH: Two-Time Plane Crash Survivor Austin Hatch Gets Rousing Ovation For First Basket With Wolverines

Hatch stepped to the free throw line late in the game as the crowd quietly awaited his attempts. He missed the first, to a collective groan. But sent the second one down with ease, bringing the U-M faithful to their feet for a thunderous applause.

97.1 The Ticket–11/10/2014

EVANSTON IL - NOVEMBER 08: De'Veon Smith #4 of the Michigan Wolverines runs against the Northwestern Wildcats during the second half on November 8, 2014 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois. The Michigan Wolverines defeated the Northwestern Wildcats 10-9.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Michigan Hangs On For Ugly 10-9 Win Over Northwestern

De’Veon Smith ran for a career-high 121 yards and a touchdown, and Michigan beat Northwestern after the Wildcats’ Trevor Siemian slipped attempting a two-point conversion at the end of the game.

97.1 The Ticket–11/09/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 8: Ezekiel Elliott #15 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rushes for a 17-yard touchdown ahead of Trae Waynes #15 of the Michigan State Spartans in the fourth quarter of the game at Spartan Stadium on November 8, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Michigan State’s Playoff Dreams Crumble Vs. Ohio State

With one overwhelming offensive display, the Buckeyes (8-1, 5-0) re-established themselves as the Big Ten’s dominant team under coach Urban Meyer.

97.1 The Ticket–11/09/2014

EVANSTON, IL - NOVEMBER 16: Devin Gardner #98 of the Michigan Wolverines outruns Deonte Gibson #98 of the Northwestern Wildcats during play in overtime at Ryan Field on November 16, 2013 in Evanston, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Michigan, Northwestern Both Trying To Salvage Seasons

The Wolverines (4-5, 2-3 Big Ten) must win two of their final three games to stay in the running, and with a trip to Ohio State still looming, they can’t afford a letdown.

97.1 The Ticket–11/07/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 07: Jeremy Langford #33 of the Michigan State Spartans runs against the defense of Joshua Perry #37 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Big Ten Conference Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 7, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Big Ten Preview: All Eyes On Ohio State-Michigan State Matchup

Barring a November collapse, the winner emerges as the likely division winner for a berth in the league championship game in Indianapolis in December.

97.1 The Ticket–11/06/2014

OXFORD, MS - NOVEMBER 01: Quarterback Nick Marshall #14 of the Auburn Tigers rushes 2 yards for a touchdown against Chief Brown #8 of the Mississippi Rebels as the Rebels held a 24-21 lead in the third quarter at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Oxford, Mississippi. Auburn defeated Mississippi 35-31. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Auburn QB Nick Marshall’s Campaign Fueled By Road Victories

Auburn has three Heisman Trophy winners in school history. Quarterback Nick Marshall is a rising candidate in this year’s race, and signature moments in November could end up naming him the fourth Auburn player as the Heisman Trophy winner.

11/06/2014

WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Devin Chafin #28 of the Baylor Bears runs the ball against Ben Heeney #31 of the Kansas Jayhawks at McLane Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Big Games In November Separate Contenders From Pretenders

Our expectations before the start of the season can quickly be tarnished in a flash. But no matter what happens, November will always find a way to set the stage for a championship race like no other month can.

11/04/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 1: Amara Darboh #82 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates with his teammates after scoring on a second quarter touchdown pass during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Michigan Stadium on November 1 , 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan Handles Indiana Again, 34-10

Devin Gardner threw for two touchdowns and Drake Johnson ran for two, helping Michigan to a 34-10 victory over Indiana on Saturday in the aftermath of athletic director Dave Brandon’s resignation.

97.1 The Ticket–11/01/2014

Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) and Michigan Wolverines coach John Beilein (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Kentucky Lands Top Spot In AP College Basketball Poll; Spartans 18th, Wolverines 24th

Kentucky joins UCLA (1966-69, 1971-74), UNLV (1990-91) and North Carolina (2008-09) to be named No. 1 consecutive seasons since the AP preseason poll started in 1961-62.

97.1 The Ticket–10/31/2014

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