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Eastern Washington beats Maine 50-19 in FCS semifinals

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — This wasn’t the first time that Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere threw seven touchdowns in a game. Or even the second. But both those were in high school. Barriere threw seven touchdown passes as Eastern Washington beat Maine 50-19 in the semifinals of the FCS playoffs on Saturday, to advance to the national title game against ...

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Utah State routs North Texas 52-13 in New Mexico Bowl

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Utah State walked into the New Mexico Bowl with one of its best records in school history but uncertainty. Its head coach, Matt Wells, left to take the Texas Tech job. Interim coach Frank Maile had to prepare the Aggies with an army of graduate assistants and an announcement a new coach was coming next month. ...

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Locking up some muscle: Blues sign Bortuzzo to three-year extension

ST. LOUIS – The day after blocking a shot that turned into a breakaway short-handed goal in overtime for the St. Louis Blues, defenseman Robert Bortuzzo signed a three-year contract extension with the club. Bortuzzo’s extension is worth $1.375 million per season. Bortuzzo, 29, is in his fifth season with the Blues. The blue line has been notably stronger with him ...

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Utah State tops North Texas 52-13 in New Mexico Bowl

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ronnie Rivers rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns, Anthoula “Tank” Kelly had a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown and No. 19 Fresno State beat Arizona State 31-20 in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday. Marcus McMaryion rushed for a touchdown and was 15-of-29 passing for 176 yards to help the Bulldogs (12-2) set a ...

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Rivers, Fresno State top Arizona State in Las Vegas Bowl

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Running back Ronnie Rivers might be the embodiment of Fresno State’s turnaround. It wasn’t guaranteed Rivers would be able to play this season after sustaining a foot injury in spring practice, and he was limited by a shoulder injury late in the year. But Rivers was there, leading the way as the Bulldogs completed their journey ...

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Rivers, Fresno State top Sun Devils in Las Vegas Bowl

LAS VEGAS — Ronnie Rivers rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns, Anthoula “Tank” Kelly had a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown and No. 19 Fresno State beat Arizona State 31-20 in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday. Marcus McMaryion rushed for a touchdown and was 15-of-29 passing for 176 yards to help the Bulldogs (12-2) set a school ...

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Darnold shines, nearly delivers Jets another victory

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sam Darnold nearly pulled off another one. Six days after leading the New York Jets to the first fourth-quarter comeback victory of his young career, the rookie quarterback almost did it again — falling just shy in a 29-22 loss to the Houston Texans on Saturday night. “To go out there against a good Texans ...

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Tulane 41, Louisiana-Lafayette 24

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — From a 2-5 start to Cure Bowl champions. Tulane (7-6) capped a turnaround season under coach Willie Fritz with a 41-24 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday, the Green Wave’s first postseason win in 16 years. Darius Bradwell rushed for a career-best 150 yards and two touchdowns and graduate transfer Justin McMillan improved to 5-1 as the ...

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Solsma, Morningside beat Benedictine for first NAIA title

DAYTONA, Fla. (AP) — Trent Solsma threw four touchdown passes, including an 16-yard scoring strike to Connor Niles with 1:29 to play, to help Morningside beat Benedictine 35-28 on Saturday night at Daytona Stadium for its first NAIA championship. Solsma, the NAIA player of the year, was 19-of-36 passing for 292 yards with two interceptions. Niles, whose 25-yard TD catch ...

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Appalachian St. rolls past Middle Tenn. in N.O. Bowl, 45-13

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While the future of Appalachian State interim coach Mark Ivey is unknown, Mountaineers players left no doubt about how much they appreciated the way he handled his lone game in charge, carrying him off the field in triumph. “It was an honor,” said Ivey, a former Appalachian State player who took over when Scott Satterfield left ...

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