College football scores, NCAA top 25 rankings, Week 12: Georgia, Cincinnati, Oregon avoid upsets

No. 13 Georgia returned to the field Saturday after a week off for its first game since a crushing loss to Florida two weeks ago, a defeat which all but ended Georgia’s hopes of an SEC Championship Game or College Football Playoff appearance. But the Bulldogs found something for their fans to get excited about on Saturday in a 31-24 win over Mississippi State.

Though it took a fourth-down stop in the final two minutes for Georgia to secure the win, Kirby Smart’s team appeared to finally find a quarterback as USC transfer JT Daniels completed 28 of 38 passes for 401 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions in his SEC debut. Georgia needed every bit of the redshirt sophomore’s production as it generated just 8 rushing yards against a shorthanded Mississippi State team.

Daniels will be draft-eligible after this season, but if he stays in college another season after

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College football scores, NCAA top 25 rankings, schedule, games today: Georgia, Auburn battle SEC foes

The stakes are ratcheting up this week in college football as teams jockey for positioning in the first batch of College Football Playoff rankings that will be released Tuesday. The headliner is No. 3 Ohio State’s game with No. 9 Indiana, but several other teams with playoff aspirations will be in action as well.

While No. 4 Clemson’s game at Florida State was postponed hours before kickoff, No. 1 Alabama, No. 6 Florida, No. 7 Cincinnati, No. 8 BYU, No. 10 Wisconsin and No. 11 Oregon will all be in action before the evening wave of games even arrives. It would likely take a significant upset at the top for someone other than the current top-four in the polls — Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Clemson — to crack the debut top four in the CFP rankings. 

But it’s been a crazy year, and with a ton of ranked

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Georgia vs. Mississippi State goes over 44.5

After COVID-19 wiped out much of the SEC slate last week, the Week 12 college football schedule features six games in that conference, with only No. 5 Texas A&M vs. Ole Miss postponed. The Week 12 college football odds from William Hill Sportsbook list LSU as a slim one-point favorites on the road against Arkansas. Top-ranked Alabama is laying 30 points at home against Kentucky, while No. 6 Florida is -31.5 at Vanderbilt. 

a football player holding a bat on a baseball field: Derek Mason Vanderbilt

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Derek Mason Vanderbilt

Should you back either of those SEC contenders in your Week 12 college football bets? And which other college football lines around the country have value? Before locking anything in for this weekend’s action, be sure to see the top Week 12 college football expert picks, predictions and best bets from Barrett Sallee.

Sallee is a true insider — a CBS Sports analyst, SiriusXM host, Heisman voter and consistently

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Army vs. Georgia Southern odds, line: 2020 college football picks, Week 12 predictions from proven model

The Army West Point Black Knights will take on the Georgia Southern Eagles at noon ET on Saturday at Blaik Field in Michie Stadium. Army is 6-2 overall and 5-0 at home, while Georgia Southern is 6-2 overall and 1-2 on the road. This is the first time that these two programs have gone head-to-head, but it should be an interesting matchup stylistically with both teams featuring option offenses.

The game will be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network and this could wind up being a crucial game for bowl selection. The Black Knights are favored by 3.5-points in the latest Army vs. Georgia Southern odds from William Hill Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 40. Before entering any Georgia Southern vs. Army picks, you’ll want to see the college football predictions from the model at SportsLine.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times.

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Auburn University unveils Student Center naming in honor of Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold D. Melton

Melton—the chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court and first African American president of the Auburn Student Government Association, or SGA—was joined by his wife, Kimberly, parents, Augustus and Carole, and several other family members at the half-hour ceremony. Melton—a 1988 Auburn graduate who studied international business and Spanish—was appreciative while giving remarks in front of the building, which is in the heart of campus near Jordan-Hare Stadium and Haley Center.

Auburn University owes me nothing, it really doesn’t, and already it has given me all I could ever hope or ask for,” said Melton, who became Auburn SGA president in 1987. “It is a privilege to hear so many great things said about me, many of which I don’t feel like I can even begin to deserve. Thank you to Dr. [Jay] Gogue for his continued leadership of this institution and the members of the Board of

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College football picks, odds for SEC in Week 12: Alabama rolls past Kentucky; Florida, Georgia dominate

The 2020 SEC football season is winding down, but there’s still plenty of intrigue facing many teams in the conference. South Carolina made the biggest headlines this week when it fired coach Will Muschamp after five-plus years at the helm. The Gamecocks have named former Colorado State coach Mike Bobo, who led the Georgia offense from 2007-14, as the interim head coach. Bobo’s first game at the helm will be Saturday night in Columbia against Missouri.

One of the more intriguing games of the weekend will take place in Fayetteville where Arkansas will host an LSU in a game in which Arkansas is actually a one-point favorite. Think about that for a second. What would you have said this time last year if I told you that Arkansas would be favored over LSU in 2020? You’d have called me crazy. 

Let’s take a spin around the SEC and make picks

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University System of Georgia sets enrollment record despite COVID – News – Savannah Morning News

ATLANTA – The University System of Georgia reported record enrollment for the fall semester Wednesday despite the coronavirus pandemic.

The fall enrollment of 341,485 students was up 2.4% over the fall 2019 semester, marking the seventh year in a row of growth in the system. Enrollment increased at 16 of the system’s 26 colleges and universities and declined at the other 10.

“Despite the challenges of the pandemic, students still seek education,” system Chancellor Steve Wrigley told members of the system’s Board of Regents.

While enrollment was on the rise in Georgia, university enrollment in the nation as a whole fell by 3% during the past year, said Angela Bell, the Georgia system’s vice chancellor of research and policy analysis.

Bell attributed Georgia outperforming the rest of the nation in enrollment to decisions by the regents to hold the line on tuition this fall and drop SAT and ACT scores

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A glance at Georgia public college and university enrollment

ATLANTA (AP) — Officials announced that the University System of Georgia saw overall enrollment increase this fall compared to fall 2019 by 2.4%, reaching more than 341,000 students statewide and outstripping the trend among colleges nationwide. Here’s a look at enrollment this fall at each of the 26 institutions as well as the change from last fall:

Augusta Univ.: 9,565 +3.1%

Georgia Tech: 39,771 +9.0%

Georgia State Univ.: 53,743 +0.2%

Univ. of Georgia: 39,147 +0.6%

Georgia Southern Univ.: 26,949 +3.4%

Kennesaw State Univ.: 41,181 +8.9%

Univ. of West Georgia: 13,419 +1.4%

Valdosta State Univ.: 12,304 +9.2%

Albany State Univ.: 6,509 +6.3%

Clayton State Univ.: 7,052 +2.5%

Columbus State Univ.: 8,372 +6.3%

Fort Valley State Univ.: 2,827 +7.7%

Georgia College & State Univ.: 6,873 -2.2%

Georgia Southwestern State Univ.: 3,162 +7.2%

Middle Georgia State Univ.: 8,404 +4.2%

Savannah State University 3,488 -5.4%

Univ. of North Georgia: 19,793 +0.2%

Abraham Baldwin

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Why big-time college football programs Georgia, Michigan and Penn State are struggling

Tom Osborne famously almost left for Colorado in 1979.

The legendary coach’s Nebraska Cornhuskers had won at least nine games and had finished in the college football AP top 12 in each of his first six seasons since succeeding Bob Devaney. But they were just 1-6 against rival Oklahoma, and when they had finally gotten over the Sooner hump in 1978, winning a 17-14 thriller, they proceeded to blow their national title shot by losing to Missouri the very next week. They had to face OU again in a unique Orange Bowl six weeks later and lost.

Recognizing impatience in the fan base — and realizing how much Colorado life would fulfill his love of fishing — Osborne seriously considered CU athletic director Eddie Crowder’s offer to take over the Buffaloes. He had second thoughts about leaving his Lincoln project unfinished, however, and stayed.

The project remained unfinished

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College Gameday Panel Weighs In on Georgia vs Florida

The Georgia Bulldogs are set to take on the Florida Gators in Jacksonville, Florida, today. And though the College Gameday bunch is in Notre Dame, Indiana for the matchup between No. 1 Clemson and No. 3 Notre Dame, that doesn’t stop them from weighing in on the biggest matchup in the SEC this weekend.

David Pollack

Former Georgia Bulldog defensive end David Pollack and current ESPN analyst pointed out that safety Richard LeCounte, who will not play today, is the communicator on Georgia’s defense. The communicator is crucial in a game where you are waiting to see where Florida Gator tight end Kyle Pitts lines up before determining how you will cover him.

Pollack showed a couple of clips showing how defenses have covered him in previous games. When he lined up in the slot, the defense tried to bracket cover him with a backer and nickel coverage. When a

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