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Iowa State turns to Noland at QB

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Zeb Noland always understood his responsibility as Iowa State’s backup quarterback. Be prepared, because you never when you’ll become the starter. It has happened to Noland twice and he has responded both times, most recently with a career-best performance in the Cyclones’ 37-27 loss to No. 5 Oklahoma last Saturday. He has kept the starting job ...

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Washington State’s Minshew is a QB to watch in the Pac-12

At the beginning of the season, Washington State coach Mike Leach played coy with the media — as he often does — over his choice for starting quarterback. The Cougars had four candidates and Leach wryly said it would be a “thrill a minute” to discover which one would emerge. Gardner Minshew II ultimately overcame the competition, taking on the ...

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No. 7 Stanford gets Love back for showdown at No. 20 Oregon

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford will get star running back Bryce Love back for this week’s Pac-12 North showdown against No. 20 Oregon but the seventh-ranked Cardinal will be without a key defensive player. Coach David Shaw said Tuesday that outside linebacker Casey Toohill will miss the game against the Ducks (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) with an undisclosed injury. Shaw said ...

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Ga Tech in deep hole, and it only gets tougher with Clemson

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech has put itself in a deep hole with two straight losses that could’ve gone the other way. Especially considering who’s up next. No. 3 Clemson visits Atlanta on Saturday, and the mighty Tigers are heavily favored to send the Yellow Jackets tumbling to their first 1-3 start since 2003. That would surely turn up the ...

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No. 24 Michigan State again has to shake off an early loss

Win or lose, Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio understands the importance of moving on. That’s part of the reason his program has been so successful. “I’ve said this before: What are you going to do after big moments? What are you going to do after you win a big game? How are you going to respond the next week?” Dantonio ...

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Controversial ending caps No. 23 Sun Devils’ upset loss

SAN DIEGO — San Diego State made a statement with another win against Arizona State, even if it took until the final play to seal the 28-21 upset of the No. 23 Sun Devils. Junior Ryan Agnew threw his first career touchdown pass to cap an impressive drive to tie the game just before halftime, Juwan Washington rushed for 138 ...

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The Latest: Rhode Island town passes resolution against Nike

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on a Rhode Island town considering a boycott of Nike (all times local): 9:13 p.m. A Rhode Island town voted has voted 3-2 Monday for a resolution to refrain from purchasing Nike products. The North Smithfield Town Council will ask its departments to not buy Nike items. Council President John Beauregard is a former ...

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