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2019 Schedule
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The CFB Pod: OSU impresses, eyes on Nolan Smith and surprises in the ACC & Pac-12

David tells Kevin why Ohio State impressed him the most this past weekend (1:50), how contrasting styles in the SEC make make for a tougher fight to win it all (6:10), why Penn State's defense stood out to him "in the film room" (14:32) and why Nolan Smith of Georgia should be on your radar ahead of their matchup with Notre Dame (18:49). Ivan dishes on Alabama's recent injuries on the defensive side of the ball (27:51), some surprise teams in the ACC and the Pac-12 (34:17) as well as the passing of former Stanford coach John Ralston, including the impact that he made on college football (42:19).

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Notre Dame-UGA ticket prices soar ahead of Sat.

During the last five seasons, four of the five most expensive tickets in college football, excluding bowls and the College Football Playoff, involved Georgia, according to Vivid Seats. That includes Saturday night's showdown with Notre Dame in Athens.

Will the Fighting Irish bring the heat to Athens? (2:39)

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Bulldogs safety J.R. Reed said Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book reminds him of Johnny Manziel.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Georgia tight end Eli Wolf talks about the anticipation surrounding the Bulldogs' game against Notre Dame on Saturday.

UGA needs to pressure Notre Dame (0:42)

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Smart said offensive tackle Isaiah Wilson (ankle) is "coming along well," and he'll know more about his availability after Monday's practice as well.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

Kirby Smart said he thinks receivers Tyler Simmons (shoulder) and Demetris Robertson (hamstring) will be ready for Saturday's game against Notre Dame, but won't know until after Monday's practice.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

According to UGA's research, Saturday's game at Sanford Stadium between No. 3 Georgia and No. 7 Notre Dame is the first non conference matchup between top-10 teams in Athens in 53 years. No. 7 Georgia beat No. 5 Georgia Tech 23-14 in 1966, which was Bobby Dodd's last season as Tech's coach and two years after the Yellow Jackets left the SEC.

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Return of the Pac? Six Pac-12 teams now ranked

While the top of the AP poll remained the same, the biggest move of the week came from the Pac-12, which now has six teams ranked, the most for the conference in almost four years.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Ohio State now has the third-best chance to reach the playoff, per the Allstate Playoff Predictor. And checking in with a 9% shot to reach the CFP is...UCF.

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Book throws for 5 TDs as No. 7 Notre Dame routs New Mexico

Ian Book threw a career-high five touchdown passes and Notre Dame's defense came up with three first-half interceptions as the seventh-ranked Fighting Irish rolled past New Mexico 66-14 on Saturday in the final tuneup for a showdown at No. 3 Georgia.

Inside college football's unique spirit, pageantry and tradition (1:11)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

LSU is past Texas and now has just over a 50/50 chance to reach the playoff, according to the Allstate Playoff Predictor.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards313.519th
Rushing Yards193.545th
Points For50.57th
Points Against15.5