Nick Bromberg

  • Spread Options: Dr. Saturday's Week 14 picks against the spread

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 7 hrs ago

    A 4-6 week makes it 55-74-1 on the season. .500 is not happening this season.

    Georgia Tech (+12) at Georgia, Noon ET: Seven spots in the College Football Playoff rankings plus homefield advantage equals 12 points for Georgia, apparently. While Tech's big game is next weekend, you don't overlook a rivalry game and the Yellow Jackets' triple option keeps this one close. Also, the difference in the number of passes between Georgia's Hutson Mason and Georgia Tech's Justin Thomas may not be all that large.

    Illinois (+8) at Northwestern, Noon ET: It's a battle for bowl eligibility. Say what you want about some of Tim Beckman's statements this year but last week's game against Penn State proved the Illini haven't given up on Beckman this year. Yeah, Northwestern's blowout against Purdue last week looks good, but this game is decided by a late score.

    Rutgers at Maryland (-8.5), 3:30 p.m. ET: Rutgers' second-half looks bad, but consider that the Scarlet Knights have played ranked teams (and Wisconsin) in its last four losses. We still like Maryland without Stefon Diggs, however, as the Terps can finish 8-4 with the win.

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  • Missouri takes SEC East for second-straight year with Arkansas win

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 7 hrs ago

    Missouri is going back to Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game.

    The Tigers gave Arkansas a dose of its own medicine in the fourth quarter Friday in a comeback 21-14 win that sealed Missouri's second-straight SEC title game appearance.

    After tying the game at 14-14 early in the fourth, Missouri got the ball back with 10:42 left in the game at its own 15-yard-line. The Tigers marched down the field with just one pass play – and it was incomplete. Thanks to a five-yard penalty, Missouri had 11 carries for 90 yards, the last of which was a 12-yard run by Marcus Murphy for the winning touchdown.

    Missouri finished the game with 158 rushing yards.

    Arkansas' chance to tie was given second life on a 4th-and-8 after the Razorbacks committed a false start penalty. Missouri DE Shane Ray apparently didn't hit the whistle and hit QB Brandon Allen, who was struggling with a back injury he suffered last week against Ole Miss. Ray was flagged for roughness and the penalty gave Arkansas a first down.

    For more Arkansas news, visit HawgSports.com

    For more Missouri news, visit PowerMizzou.com

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  • Marshall loses undefeated season with 67-66 loss to WKU

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 9 hrs ago

    There will be no more debate about Marshall's place in the College Football Playoff rankings.

    The Thundering Herd's bid for an undefeated season disappeared Friday at home after Western Kentucky went for a two-point conversion and the win in overtime and successfully converted it for a 67-66 victory.

    Marshall scored on its second play of overtime with a 25-yard pass from Rakeem Cato to Hyleck Foster. Then, on WKU's second play of overtime, Brandon Doughty threw his eighth touchdown pass of the game to Jared Dangerfield. Yes, we said eighth.

    Instead of going for the game-tying PAT to head to a second overtime, WKU, at 6-5 entering the game, went for the win. And it was a successful try. WKU lined up on the left hash and Doughty rolled to his right and hit Willie McNeal on the right side of the end zone for the win.

    Thanks to three early interceptions by Cato, Western Kentucky stormed out to an early lead. All three interceptions turned into WKU touchdowns and after the first quarter the Hilltoppers led 28-21. At halftime, the lead was 49-42, three points short of the record for combined points in a half.

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  • BK Racing co-owner apologizes for Cole Whitt tweet

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 11 hrs ago

    BK Racing minority owner Anthony Marlowe apologized for a tweet he made about Cole Whitt, who drove for the team in 2014.

    Marlowe referenced Whitt driving the No. 34 for Front Row next season. David Ragan drove the No. 34 in 2014 and won in the car last year at Talladega. On Wednesday, FRM issued a statement that said it expected Ragan back in the No. 34 car in 2015.

    “I did not intend for it to make national news,” Marlowe told Motorsports Talk “Aside from it being smart alecky, it was just a tweet congratulating a friend, and current supplier of driver services on his ride for next year.

    “We could have had someone else drive the 26 car this year at BKR, but my new partners and I felt (Whitt) deserved a full season after his past NASCAR teams were not committed to him for the long term, along with his auspicious start to the 2014 season. That mission was accomplished.

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  • Was LSU offside on Texas A&M's final play? (GIFs)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Trailing 23-17 in the fourth quarter on Thursday, Texas A&M got the ball with 2:07 left to potentially score a game-winning touchdown.

    On 3rd-and-10 from A&M's 49, Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen apparently thought he had a free play because of LSU DL Sione Teuhema's movement towards the offensive line. So Allen threw the ball deep and was intercepted by LSU's Jalen Collins.

    However, no flag was thrown. Teuhema's helmet looks like it was offside, though it's close.

    Allen was stunned.

    LSU simply had to run the clock out for the win. The loss drops Texas A&M to 7-5 and 3-5 in the SEC and means the Aggies will finish sixth in the SEC West. LSU improved to 8-4 and at 4-4 in the SEC, could finish as high as a tie for third depending on what happens Saturday with Auburn and Ole Miss.

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  • Leonard Fournette bowled over Howard Matthews for a TD (GIF)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    LSU freshman running back Leonard Fournette hit the truckstick button on his controller en route to a touchdown Thursday night against Texas A&M.

    Fournette burst through the line and absolutely bowled over A&M defensive back Howard Matthews on a 22-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

    It's a hit that makes you feel sorry for Matthews.

    The touchdown tied the game at 7-7 in the second quarter. It was Fournette's team-leading eighth touchdown of the season.

    Earlier in the game, LSU fumbled on third down and was forced to punt after recovering the fumble and failing to get a first down. However, an official blew a whistle just after center Ethan Pocic recovered the ball. Because of Rule 4.1.2.b.1, LSU had the option to replay the down because of the inadvertent whistle. However, the Tigers didn't score on the drive and were forced to eventually punt.

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    Nick Bromberg is the assistant editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at nickbromberg@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

  • Family of Ohio State player says he's been missing since Wednesday

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    The family of Ohio State defensive tackle Kosta Karageorge says the player has been missing since Wednesday.

    He hasn't been heard from since he left his apartment in the morning. He told his family he was taking a walk at approximately 2 a.m.

    From the Columbus Dispatch:

    “He had some extenuating circumstances that night that lead us to believe he was upset,” she said.

    Columbus police confirmed they are looking for Karageorge, but detectives were not available for comment.

    According to Sophia Karageorge, police later traced his phone through GPS to W. 3rd and Elmwood avenues in Grandview Heights, but have not recovered the phone.

    Karageorge, 22, is a member of the wrestling team as well and is a walk-on on the football team. He's set to be recognized at Senior Day on Saturday against Michigan, but hasn't been at practice on Wednesday or Thursday, according to his sister.

    He's appeared in one game this season and is a native of Columbus, Ohio.

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  • What we're thankful for in 2014

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

    Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! We wanted to take some time and go through things that we were thankful for in 2014 when it came to racing. Think we're missing something? Add it in the comments below.

    • Madison Rising's incredlbly horrible national anthem at Daytona before the first Nationwide race of the season.

    • Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s immediate Twitter excellence. The man tweets like a thoughtful human being, and that's a monstrous compliment for someone of his status.

    • The overreactions to the new-format implications of Junior's fuel gamble at Las Vegas.We can all go back and shake our heads at all of it, right?

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  • Tennessee's Cameron Sutton says he blacks out 'from time to time'

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 4 days ago

    Tennessee defensive back Cameron Sutton missed some of Saturday's game against Missouri. The reason for his absence? Sutton blacked out on the field.

    Sutton, a sophomore, said he blacks out from time to time, but said Saturday was the first time it's ever happened on the field.

    "Just blacked out ... This is the first time it’d ever happened in a game," Sutton said. "They ran a couple things on the sideline just to make sure I was okay and was eager to get back out there and finish the rest of the game."

    He did return to finish the game.

    "From time to time, it may just happen throughout the course of the day I might black out, so just keep walking, like nothing ever happened," Sutton said. "Like I said, it’s the first time it ever happened during a game."

    Though he said the blackouts aren't an every day occurrence, they're apparently fairly regular.

    "It doesn’t happen every day but for the two seconds it does happen I just black out, come back and keep on goiing about my busines," Sutton said.

    For more Tennessee news,visit Volquest.com.

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  • Former Texas RB Joe Bergeron allegedly punched female in October

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 4 days ago

    Former Texas running back Joe Bergeron was dismissed in July by coach Charlie Strong for a violation of team rules and transferred to Texas A&M-Commerce.

    He was indefinitely suspended and missed a game on October 11 but returned to play the next week. According to a police report obtained by Fox Sports Southwest, Bergeron allegedly punched and slapped a female at a fraternity house on October 9.

    However, he is not facing any charges from the incident, and according to Texas A&M-Commerce athletic director Ryan Ivey, the school found the incident to not be as severe as the police report stated.

    Bergeron and the alleged victim met outside the Kappa Alpha house and the friends of both had been in an argument earlier in the evening. The woman asked Bergeron to find his friend, who she believe to be the cause of the disturbance, and leave the party.

    From FSSW:

    Bergeron turned away from the alleged victim and ignored further demands to leave. She then "flicked" Bergeron's hat. 

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