• Nittany Lions wary of Michigan State's tough run defense

    Nittany Lions wary of Michigan State's tough run defense

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) A bye week allowed Penn State players to watch more film on their upcoming opponent, but all viewings showed the same thing: Michigan State stuffs the run and makes teams one dimensional.

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  • Midway through season Syracuse 2 wins from bowl-eligibility
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    Midway through season Syracuse 2 wins from bowl-eligibility

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Halfway through his third season at Syracuse, coach Dino Babers is closer to that magic number of six wins than he's ever been at this juncture with the Orange.

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  • Duffey's QB draw for score pushes Texas Tech past TCU 17-14

    Duffey's QB draw for score pushes Texas Tech past TCU 17-14

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Jett Duffey scored on a 38-yard quarterback draw with seven minutes left, holding on to the ball just long enough for the go-ahead score in Texas Tech's 17-14 victory over TCU on Thursday night.

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  • Utah run defense regains shutdown form
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    Utah run defense regains shutdown form

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Disrupting the run game has become Utah's defensive trademark once again.

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  • Buffs WR Shenault to challenge USC DBs

    Buffs WR Shenault to challenge USC DBs

    LOS ANGELES (AP) The calendar seems lined up in favor of Southern California's pass defense.

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  • Georgia defense preps for test from LSU

    Georgia defense preps for test from LSU

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Linebacker Natrez Patrick says No. 2 Georgia hasn't come close to playing a complete game on defense.

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  • Balanced Big 12 may be playoff outsider

    Balanced Big 12 may be playoff outsider

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Oklahoma's chances of reaching college football's playoff may have been washed down the Red River last weekend, and there is a good chance the Big 12's championship aspirations went right with them.

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  • Kansas fires 'game-changing' OC Meacham

    Kansas fires 'game-changing' OC Meacham

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas fired offensive coordinator Doug Meacham with six games left in the season Wednesday, ending the short tenure of what coach David Beaty hailed as a game-changing hire just last year.

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  • Texas Tech-TCU matches nation's top offense, Big 12's best D
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    Texas Tech-TCU matches nation's top offense, Big 12's best D

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) TCU defensive guru Gary Patterson and Texas Tech offensive mastermind Kliff Kingsbury both express admiration for how the other coach excels at his specialty.

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  • Pitt survives delay, rallies past Syracuse 44-37 in overtime
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    Pitt survives delay, rallies past Syracuse 44-37 in overtime

    PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh's Darrin Hall ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score in overtime, as the Panthers rallied past Syracuse 44-37 on Saturday.

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  • Ex-Rice player charged in DL's death

    Ex-Rice player charged in DL's death

    HOUSTON (AP) Prosecutors have charged a former Rice University football player with selling the drugs that a current player fatally overdosed on earlier this year.

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  • Badgers TE Neuville likely out for year

    Badgers TE Neuville likely out for year

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) Starting tight end Zander Neuville will likely miss the rest the season for No. 16 Wisconsin because of a left knee injury.

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  • Tide quartet of WRs delivering big plays
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    Tide quartet of WRs delivering big plays

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Jerry Jeudy took a slant pass 34 yards on Alabama's first drive against Louisiana-Lafayette to set up a touchdown and Henry Ruggs III capped the Crimson Tide's second offensive possession with a 13-yard score.

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  • K-State, Iowa State bring up Big 12 rear
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    K-State, Iowa State bring up Big 12 rear

    Before the season, Kansas State and Iowa State seemed like they had a somewhat reasonable chance to compete for a spot in the Big 12 title game. The Wildcats even got two first-place votes in the preseason poll, same as West Virginia.

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  • Auburn's run game a surprising concern
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    Auburn's run game a surprising concern

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) The Auburn Tigers can usually be counted on for a strong running game with tailbacks routinely churning out 1,000-yard seasons and 100-yard games.

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