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Aztecs excited for Boise State matchup

SAN DIEGO — No. 19-ranked San Diego State has not played Mountain West Conference counterpart Boise State since 2014, a byproduct of the league’s divisional split. However, Aztecs running back Rashaad Penny spoke of facing the Broncos on Saturday as if he was preparing for Rivalry Week. “We’re taking this game like it’s a championship game,” Penny said. “It’s a ...

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Purdue’s improved defense has caught Wisconsin’s attention

MADISON, Wis. — Purdue has made improvement under new coach Jeff Brohm, a development that hasn’t been lost on Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst. His No. 7 Badgers (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) host the Boilermakers (3-2, 1-1) on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. Purdue has allowed an average of 20.8 points through five games, ranking 36th nationally. The Boilermakers gave up ...

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Oklahoma St RB Hill thriving with increased workload

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — No. 14 Oklahoma State’s offense primarily revolves around Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Mason Rudolph and the passing game, but the Cowboys have improved their ground attack this season behind sophomore running back Justice Hill. As the only non-freshman in the backfield, Hill has seen his workload increase as the games have gotten tighter for Oklahoma State ...

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Jim McElwain plans to have Gators offense pick up pace

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Jim McElwain has a new solution to his three-year-old problem: Pick up the pace. The unranked Gators want to play with a faster tempo when they host Texas A&M on Saturday night. McElwain’s offense averages 60.8 plays a game, which ranks next-to-last in the Southeastern Conference and 124th out of 129 teams in the ...

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