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Texas holds off Iowa State 17-7 to open Big 12 play

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State was supposed to be better. Texas was supposed to be vulnerable. In the end, neither team looked like they were ready to compete for a Big 12 title on Thursday night — but it was the Longhorns who survived the conference opener. Shane Buechele threw for 171 yards and a score, and Texas beat ...

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Week 5 Preview: ACC championship rematch, AAC showdown

This week’s college football action features defending national champion Clemson continuing its demanding early-season schedule by facing another ranked team on the road. Outside the Power Five, a game pushed back a month due to Hurricane Irma features two unbeaten teams that already own victories over major-conference programs this season. Here are five things to know about Week 5: BEST ...

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A&M’s Mond looks to take step forward against Gamecocks

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) Kellen Mond has made plenty of progress since he made his debut midway through Texas A&M’s season opener. The true freshman quarterback will need to continue his rapid development if he and the Aggies (3-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) hope to beat South Carolina (3-1, 1-1) on Saturday before hosting top-ranked Alabama on Oct. 7. ”He’s got ...

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No. 10 Wisconsin hosts Northwestern in teams’ Big 10 opener

MILWAUKEE (AP) Wisconsin freshman Jonathan Taylor is just getting started in the Big Ten. Northwestern senior Justin Jackson is on the verge of setting a career school rushing record. Two important tailbacks at different ends of their respective college careers. The running game will be front and center when the 10th-ranked Badgers host the Wildcats on Saturday in the conference ...

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Alabama football: Mastering the process, Minkah Fitzpatrick has become a star with Crimson Tide

Ralph D. Russo | The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — On those scorching hot late summer days when football practice is harder than usual at Alabama, a kid from New Jersey is usually the player least bothered. If Minkah Fitzpatrick has learned anything in his young life it is that complaining about a difficult situation accomplishes nothing. “You just can’t ...

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Mastering the process, Fitzpatrick becomes star at Alabama

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) On those scorching hot late summer days when football practice is harder than usual at Alabama, a kid from New Jersey is usually the player least bothered. If Minkah Fitzpatrick has learned anything in his young life it is that complaining about a difficult situation accomplishes nothing. ”You just can’t let the environment affect you,” Fitzpatrick said. ...

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No. 15 Oklahoma State to test improved Texas Tech defense

Much has changed for Oklahoma State and Texas Tech since last week. Back then, the Cowboys appeared to be a juggernaut on a collision course with Oklahoma for Big 12 supremacy and a spot in the College Football Playoff. The Red Raiders were staring at a treacherous trip to play Houston. Now, Oklahoma State has to pick itself up off ...

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Off-Beat Badgers preview: Ready for some nerd stomping

If you are looking for hard-hitting analysis, yeah, this ain’t it. But if you want a fun, entertaining read, you’ve found the right place. For more of Brandon Rifkin, please head to his blog or follow him on Twitter. Non-conference observations as we gear up for a visit from the NERDS: 1) Taylor is the real deal. It’s time to just accept that he ...

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