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Mississippi State center Day suspended one game
Dillon Day
Dillon Day will miss 14th-ranked Mississippi State's matchup against No. 6 Texas A&M.
Birmingham, AL ( - The Southeastern Conference suspended Mississippi State center Dillon Day one game Tuesday for stomping on a pair of LSU players in last week's game against the Tigers.

Day, a four-year starter for the Bulldogs, will be forced to sit out 14th-ranked Mississippi State's matchup against No. 6 Texas A&M on October 4 for what the league called "the result of multiple flagrant and unsportsmanlike acts during the game, as well as previous disciplinary action for similar behavior."

The senior linemen had been previously suspended the first half of a game last season after being ejected in the Bulldogs' 2013 contest against Auburn.  Full Story

Heisman Rankings: Week 4
Gregg Xenakes, Assoc. Editor
Philadelphia, PA ( - It's difficult to tell which was the bigger story line in Week 4, the meteoric rise of a preseason underdog or the reigning winner making headlines for all the wrong reasons. With the regular season just about one-third of the way done, let's see how the newest iteration of the Heisman Rankings shake out.

1. Marcus Mariota, QB, Oregon -- The Ducks were clearly not at their best on Saturday in narrowly escaping a trip to Washington State with a 38-31 victory, but Mariota transcended the struggles on defense and along the offensive line with one of the best performances of his illustrious career. He completed more than 80 percent of his passes for the second straight week (21-of-25) while posting season highs in both passing yards (329) and touchdowns (five) as he single-handedly put Oregon on his back. He even gained 58 yards on the ground despite being docked yardage on an uncharacteristic seven sacks. With his gaudy numbers (1,135 passing yards, 214 rushing yards, 16 TDs, zero interceptions) and a perfect record, Mariota would likely be a near-unanimous winner if the award were given out today.  Full Story

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