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Florida football: Gators will wear all-new alligator-skin uniforms against Texas A&M

School mascots are a unique idea. Teams taking on the mantle of animals conjures plenty of theoretical Planet Earth showdowns: how would alligators and, say, wolverines fare in an actual tussle? Of course, in the end, the folks on the field don’t normally resemble animals. There are no bright-blue-and-orange alligators. So for this week’s game with Texas A&M, Florida decided to ...

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No. 12 Oklahoma’s defense struggling during Big 12 play

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — For a while, it seemed that Oklahoma had cured its defensive ills and defensive coordinator Mike Stoops was off the hot seat. The Sooners blew through the non-conference schedule, highlighted by a 31-16 win at No. 2 Ohio State. Oklahoma ranked among the national leaders in scoring and total defense heading into the Big 12 slate. ...

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Undefeated Frogs: No. 6 TCU only Big 12 team without a loss

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Sixth-ranked TCU is the only undefeated team remaining the Big 12 Conference, even after giving up more than 500 yards and needing some trickery after blowing a two-touchdown lead in the second half. “I would bet every game is going to be like this,” coach Gary Patterson said. “If you’re going to win a championship, ...

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Shorthanded: Florida could be without Kadarius Toney, 5 starters against Texas A&M

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida could be without five starters and key playmaker Kadarius Toney against Texas A&M on Saturday. Coach Jim McElwain says Toney (shoulder) won’t practice Monday and is “highly questionable” to play against the Aggies (4-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference). Toney, a freshman, had been getting increased playing time. He has 118 yards rushing, 107 yards receiving and ...

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Smart asks No. 4 Georgia to ignore poll, focus on Missouri

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) It’s far too early for Georgia players to pay attention to their No. 4 ranking. That’s the message from coach Kirby Smart, who on Monday offered the reminder the undefeated Bulldogs are only halfway to the finish line. Smart said he’d talk to his players about maintaining focus on Saturday’s Southeastern Conference game against Missouri. To illustrate ...

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