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Texas Tech looks to build on offensive success at Houston

HOUSTON (AP) Texas Tech has the nation’s top offense, and it’s trying to keep it that way as the schedule gets tougher. The Red Raiders (2-0) have averaged 54 points and 620.5 yards through their first two games, but things will get more challenging in Big 12 play. With Oklahoma State looming in the conference opener Sept. 30, Texas Tech ...

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Huskers desperate for win over Rutgers after week of tumult

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) The man who hired him just got fired, and his team has dropped six of nine and is coming off a loss to an opponent from the Mid-American Conference. Pressure on coach Mike Riley has intensified in the wake of athletic director Shawn Eichorst’s dismissal. The 64-year-old Riley said he’s relying on his decades of experience in ...

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Austin Peay adds UCF as 12th game

(STATS) – Austin Peay will play a third FBS opponent this season after the Governors added an Oct. 28 visit to UCF on Thursday. UCF had two games called off to due to Hurricane Irma and had replaced only one of them before the NCAA approved a waiver Thursday for Austin Peay to add a 12th regular-season game to its ...

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Missouri’s struggles weighing on many ahead of Auburn game

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Many former Missouri football players took to social media as a brutal 35-3 home loss to Purdue unfolded last Saturday. Denver Broncos defensive end Shane Ray posted a Kanye West meme to voice his displeasure. Minnesota Vikings linebacker Kentrell Brothers tweeted how ”this is wild.” Seattle Seahawks center Justin Britt just shook his head. Asked about the ...

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Old Dominion to start freshman QB vs No. 13 Virginia Tech

Old Dominion coach Bobby Wilder was looking to spark his anemic offense when he turned to 17-year-old freshman Steven Williams Jr. during last weekend’s game against North Carolina. What he found was his new starting quarterback this week. Williams directed three scoring drives, one on a beautifully thrown 71-yard scoring pass, and had a 19-yard scramble in the Monarchs’ 53-23 ...

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Mizzou’s struggles weighing on Odom, players heading into Auburn game

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Many former Missouri football players took to social media as a brutal 35-3 home loss to Purdue unfolded Saturday. Denver Broncos defensive end Shane Ray posted a Kanye West meme to voice his displeasure. Minnesota Vikings linebacker Kentrell Brothers tweeted how “this is wild.” Seattle Seahawks center Justin Britt just shook his head. Asked about the game ...

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FSU’s James, NC State’s Samuels to showcase versatility

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State has one of the nation’s most versatile defenders in safety Derwin James. On Saturday, James and the Seminoles’ defense will go against what many consider the Atlantic Coast Conference’s most all-purpose playmaker in North Carolina State’s Jaylen Samuels. The versatility comparisons haven’t been lost on James, who said trying to game plan against Samuels is ...

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No. 4 Penn State steps up in competition with visit to Iowa

Some things to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK Penn State at Iowa. We’ll start finding out just how good the fourth-ranked Nittany Lions are as they begin their Big Ten title defense Saturday. So far they’ve beaten up on teams with a combined 2-6 record and put up impressive numbers in the process. Heisman ...

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