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Purdue caps Brohm’s 1st year with 38-35 bowl win vs. Arizona (Dec 27, 2017)

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) When Elijah Sindelar took the field for Purdue’s late comeback attempt in a bowl game he thought back on a failed opportunity in a similar situation in the season opener. The difference from that interception he threw against Louisville to a bowl-game winning touchdown against Arizona sums up the progress the Boilermakers made in their first ...

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Anderson leads strong stable of Oklahoma running backs

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Heisman-winning quarterback Baker Mayfield often heaps praise upon running back Rodney Anderson and Oklahoma’s ground game. Now that Anderson’s legal issues are behind him, the Sooners will be in better position to have the balance Mayfield desires in their national semifinal against Georgia in the Rose Bowl on Monday. Anderson was accused of sexual assault, but prosecutors ...

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USC, Ohio State much different memories of Cotton Bowl home

DALLAS (AP) Southern California running back Ronald Jones would rather forget about his last trip home to play a game. So would all of his Trojans teammates who were part of that 2016 season opener in the home stadium of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, a 52-6 loss to Alabama that was USC’s most-lopsided setback in a half-century. ”We’ve definitely got ...

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Auburn RB Kamryn Pettway won’t play in the Peach Bowl

ATLANTA (AP) Injured Auburn running back Kamryn Pettway didn’t travel with the team and won’t play in the Peach Bowl. Coach Gus Malzahn said Wednesday that Pettway ”stayed back (in Alabama) with his family.” The seventh-ranked Tigers face No. 10 UCF on Monday. Article continues below … Pettway, who is married and has a daughter, hasn’t played in the last ...

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Florida State Seminoles 42, Southern Mississippi Eagles 13

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Freshman James Blackman was throwing the touchdown passes. Another freshman, Cam Akers, was gaining big chunks of yards on the ground. Florida State might still be a little melancholy after a season that started with national championship hopes ended on Wednesday with an Independence Bowl win. But the performances from young players like Blackman and Akers ...

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Heisman winner Mayfield attends practice, misses Disneyland

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Baker Mayfield skipped the trip to Disneyland on Wednesday with his Oklahoma teammates because he was not feeling well. Mayfield was at practice , but coach Lincoln Riley said it was decided Heisman Trophy winning quarterback would be better off not going to the amusement park. The coach did not elaborate as to whether Mayfield was limited ...

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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 would ...

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