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Missed opportunities cost Virginia Tech in loss

1. Missed Opportunities Haunt Hokies Redshirt freshman quarterback Josh Jackson was without two of hits most dangerous weapons, wide receiver Cam Phillips (sports hernia surgery) and running back Travon McMillian has decided to transfer and didn’t play. The QB was still a respectable 22 of 41 passing for 248 yards, a touchdown an an interception without them, but it wasn’t ...

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Wilson hopes win over Cardinals gets Seahawks to playoffs

SEATTLE (AP) Russell Wilson has never carried this much of the load for the Seattle Seahawks to be successful. They have been stretches in previous seasons where Wilson is the reason Seattle would have offensive success. But it’s never lasted for an entire season such as this where Wilson is the primary offensive reason why Seattle has playoff hopes going ...

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Oklahoma, Georgia want focus and balance before Rose Bowl

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — At 6-foot-8 and 345 pounds, Oklahoma offensive tackle Orlando Brown isn’t exactly built for Disneyland. While the No. 2 Sooners and No. 3 Georgia enjoyed the various rides at the resort’s two theme parks Wednesday, “You won’t catch me on one,” Brown said. It’s an approach that Lincoln Riley of Oklahoma and the Bulldogs’ Kirby Smart ...

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Kenny Hill, TCU rally to beat Stanford in Alamo Bowl

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Kenny Hill passed for two touchdowns, ran for another and even caught one as No. 13 TCU rallied from a big early deficit to beat 15th-ranked Stanford 39-37 in the Alamo Bowl on Thursday night. Cole Bunce’s 33-yard field goal with just over 3 minutes to play won it for the Horned Frogs (11-3), who trailed 21-3 ...

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Texas coach Tom Herman’s first season ends as a winner

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Tom Herman’s first season at Texas started with a dud that had Longhorns fans fuming, and ended with an on-field shimmy that had them defending him. Now, Herman looks to turn that shimmy into the full-blown Texas swagger that’s been missing for so long. At 7-6, there are signs it could be coming. At the very least, ...

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Virginia overpowered by Navy running game in return to bowl

1. Getting There Really Was Half The Battle Yes, there’s a little nod to G.I. Joe there — this was the Military Bowl, after all — but first and foremost, let’s give credit to the strides that Virginia made in Year 2 under Mendenhall. It went from winning two games in 2016, including one in ACC play, to starting 5-1 ...

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Rosy Cotton Bowl with playoff-snubbed Ohio State against USC

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Coach Urban Meyer could have easily stoked a debate about expanding the four-team College Football Playoff after his Buckeyes were the first team left out this season. Instead, he focused – as much as he could – on the Cotton Bowl matchup Friday night against Southern California, another conference champion. ”We’re on the outside looking in twice. ...

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NC State seeks 9th win in Sun Bowl against Arizona State

Sun Bowl: N.C. State (8-4) vs. Arizona State (7-5), Friday, 3 p.m. Eastern (CBS) Line: N.C. State by 7. Series Record: Tied 1-1. Article continues below … WHAT’S AT STAKE N.C. State seeks its ninth win, the second-best total in school history, in its fourth straight bowl trip under Dave Doeren, who has six postseason trips in seven seasons as ...

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