2013 college football: 17 odds and ends you might have missed

Alabama offensive linemen drill during football practice, Aug. 7, 2013, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. VASHA HUNT/AL.COM/AP

Forget all the stats, polls, and detailed scouting reports about the 2013 college football season. Check out the Ducks new stadium, the new No. 1 player at Northwestern, how the Georgia Bulldogs saved a million gallons of water, and a few more items of gridiron news.

1. Check your color chart

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    Broncos Stadium, the home of Boise State football.
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Boise State seems intent on making a color statement beyond its famous blue field. While coordinating the colors fans wear to games is increasingly common in sports these days, the Broncos are trying to maximize the concept. At each home game, the athletic department has established a different color scheme, with fans voting to all dress in orange for the Sept. 28 game against Southern Mississippi. 

For the other home games, the university has come up with a variety of blue, orange, and white seating-section combinations (see diagrams at  The athletic department does not do anything special to make sure spectators wear the correct colors, but Max Corbet, an associate athletic director, says, “The fans have been pretty good about it and I think a lot of the results have come from peer pressure in the different sections.”

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