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Big 12 boost: Baylor gets back 1,000-yard rusher and 2 DBs

WACO, Texas (AP) Baylor will get a boost for its Big 12 opener Saturday against No. 3 Oklahoma with the season debuts of 1,000-yard rusher Terence Williams and two defenders who were expected to be starters. Williams, the junior who ran for 1,048 yards and 11 touchdowns last season, will be back in the lineup after missing the first three ...

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SDSU’s Wieneke named to Good Works Team

(STATS) – South Dakota State senior wide receiver Jake Wieneke has been named to the 2017 AllState AFCA Good Works Team for off-the-field contributions. The prestigious team honors 22 players, selected from 146 nominees, and an honorary coach who are dedicated to volunteerism and enriching the lives of others through a charitable organization or service group. Each player also must ...

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As coaches mull redshirts, some Pac-12 true frosh thrive

To redshirt or not to redshirt? That is the question for Pac-12 coaches who must weigh necessity and talent with maturity and readiness in deciding the immediate future of rookie players. It’s certainly not an exact science. ”You never know how a kid is going to react the first time he’s in a game,” USC coach Clay Helton said. ”He ...

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Georgia vs Miss St: Biggest meeting yet in a pseudo-rivalry

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) They share a nickname and a league. Little else. There’s just not a whole lot of history between Georgia and Mississippi State. ”We don’t play Georgia very often,” State coach Dan Mullen said Monday. ”I think it’s only the third time since I’ve been the head coach here” – he’s now in his ninth season – ”that ...

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Vanderbilt coach starting to reap benefits of experience

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Derek Mason and his Vanderbilt Commodores are showing that experience matters. Yes, even in the mighty Southeastern Conference where so many 5-star recruits make an instant impact. A year ago, Mason’s job security was shaky after a 2-4 start to his third season. Since then, the Commodores have gone 7-3, Mason picked up a contract extension and ...

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Alabama LB: ‘The season’s officially here’ with SEC play

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama can now officially begin its quest for a fourth straight Southeastern Conference title. The top-ranked Crimson Tide has conquered one highly ranked team, Florida State, and produced lopsided wins over a pair of Mountain West Conference opponents. Alabama is gearing up this week for its first SEC game and true road game Saturday at Vanderbilt, which ...

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Florida QB Franks gains fame, trophy after improbable throw

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks walked into his American History class Monday and was handed a trophy, an award professor Steve Noll gives to students for asking really good questions. Franks got it for delivering the ultimate answer – against Tennessee. Franks heaved a 63-yard touchdown pass to Tyrie Cleveland as time expired Saturday, giving Florida a 26-20 ...

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Back to work: No. 12 Florida State prepares for long grind

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher is glad to get back to a normal game-week schedule after Hurricane Irma forced the 12th-ranked Seminoles to take two weeks off. They are facing an upcoming stretch that is becoming quite familiar. Starting with Saturday’s game against North Carolina State, the Seminoles will be playing at least 10 consecutive weeks. It ...

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