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No. 6 Oklahoma State faces No. 16 TCU’s tough defense

Quarterback Mason Rudolph and Oklahoma State have put up crazy numbers in three nonconference wins this season. Now, the Cowboys face their first major test as they open Big 12 play. Sixth-ranked Oklahoma State will host No. 16 TCU on Saturday in a game that could affect the national championship race. Oklahoma State ranks third nationally in total offense with ...

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Week 4 Preview: Big 12 showdown; Hot seat watch in SEC

There is a sense of impending mayhem going into this weekend of college football. Eleven ranked teams play road games against unranked foes, including six from the top 10. The odds are good that some touted playoff contender is going down. Five things to know about Week 4, one with potential to reshape the trajectory of the season. BEST GAME ...

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Evaluating Allen: Adversity will be best test for Wyoming QB

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) The stands of War Memorial Stadium are mostly empty as Josh Allen makes his way toward midfield, ball in hand. Allen is wearing a T-shirt, brown baggy basketball shorts and headphones. Wyoming’s game against Oregon is still about 90 minutes away, but the show is about to start. Representatives from 16 NFL teams are gathered on the ...

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Evaluating Allen: Wyoming QB a strange study for NFL scouts

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) The stands of War Memorial Stadium are mostly empty as Josh Allen makes his way toward midfield, ball in hand. Allen is wearing a T-shirt, brown baggy basketball shorts and headphones. Wyoming’s game against Oregon is still about 90 minutes away, but the show is about to start. Representatives from 16 NFL teams are gathered on the ...

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Spartans, Irish renew rivalry after 2016 struggles

Last year’s Michigan State-Notre Dame game had all the trappings of a huge early matchup. Both teams were ranked, the game came down the wire and the victorious Spartans moved into the top 10 in the AP Top 25. Then Michigan State didn’t win another game for nearly two months. Notre Dame finished with a losing record as well. The ...

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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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