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  • Joey Logano wins at Charlotte

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

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    Joey Logano is heading to the third round of the Chase thanks to his win in Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Charlotte.

    Logano dominated the race, leading a race-high 227 laps. Last week's winner Kevin Harvick finished second.

    The turning point of the race might have been – emphasize might, because who the hell knows. We'll explain why in a moment – when Harvick had to briefly slow leaving pit road after his final stop because of teammate Danica Patrick. When he got back to full speed, Harvick was behind Logano. He never got close enough for the chance to pass.

    And here's where the explanation begins. Why was the pit road thing possibly such a big deal? Because passing was absolutely nonexistent at Charlotte on Sunday. The track was the site of the first real complaints about NASCAR's 2015 rules package in May, and we saw again on Sunday why those complaints started.

    There was no way of catching the leader if he jumped out to a multi-car length lead after a restart. If your Kia got a 2-second head start on the field Sunday you might have had a chance to win the race.

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  • Suspended Missouri QB Maty Mauk favorites tweets about QB situation

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Suspended Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk was apparently looking at tweets posted during Missouri's 21-3 loss to Florida on Saturday night.

    Mauk's account favorited two tweets that were pointing fun at Mizzou fans who wanted Mauk replaced with backup quarterback Drew Lock and another that was praising Lock early in the game.

    Lock, a true freshman, struggled mightily against Florida's defense. Missouri was 1-14 on third down and Lock was 16-39 for 151 yards and two interceptions.

    Mauk was suspended indefinitely before Missouri's Week 5 game against South Carolina for unspecified reasons. Mizzou's offense got boos in a 9-6 Week 3 win over UConn at home and after the game Mauk said this about the boos.

    “It’s whatever, honestly,” he said.“If that’s how they feel, that’s how they feel. I’m not going to worry about them. That’s why they’re up in the stands and I’m down on the field."

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  • Wacky sequence spells trouble for Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Kyle Busch

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race at Charotte got really wacky in the span of a few minutes.

    Justin Allgaier ran into the back of Michael McDowell on a restart. He busted the radiator of his car and fluid was spilled all over the track on the frontstretch and turns one and two. NASCAR threw a caution to clean up the fluid from the incident.

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    Apparently the Charlotte Motor Speedway safety crew didn't get the track entirely clean. On the ensuing restart, Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s car skated into the wall. His team said there was fluid still on the track and there was wet spots on the camera on his roof as his car went to the wall. And when you watch the replay, it looks like his car suddenly loses traction.

    Click here for more about the incident.

    Junior was already in the midst of a comeback from a flat tire. He got a nudge from Carl Edwards earlier in the race and got a flat tire and rubbed the wall. He had just gotten his lap back before hitting the wall a second time. He finished 28th.

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  • Baylor jumps TCU in Week 6 AP Poll

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    There's a new top Big 12 team in the AP poll.

    Baylor jumped TCU for the No. 2 spot behind Ohio State in the Week 6 poll. The Bears were No. 3 last week and demolished Kansas 66-7 on Saturday. TCU had to come back from a 35-17 deficit to beat Kansas State on the road 52-45.

    The biggest loser among top 10 teams that won was Michigan State. The Spartans escaped against Rutgers 31-24 and fell to No. 7 in advance of their clash against Michigan in Week 7. The Wolverines, who throttled Northwestern, moved up six spots to No. 12.

    Ohio State also made history in this week's poll. The Buckeyes have now spent the most time at the top of the AP poll, breaking a tie with Oklahoma.

    Ohio State is No. 1 int he Associated Press poll for the 102nd time in the poll's history, breaking a tie with Oklahoma for most No. 1 weeks

    Oklahoma moved into the top 10 in Week 5 and is now No. 19 after losing to Texas. Florida took Oklahoma's spot in the top 10 at No. 8. The SEC has the most teams in the top 10 with four, but the teams are all in the bottom half of the top 10.

    Here's how this week's poll shakes out.

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  • TCU completes comeback, beats Kansas State 52-45

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    TCU is still undefeated.

    The Horned Frogs survived a scare from Kansas State on the road Saturday night and won 52-45 after Trevone Boykin hit Josh Doctson on a 55-yard touchdown pass with just over a minute left.

    Kansas State had one more chance to tie the game but quarterback Joe Hubener was sacked and fumbled. TCU recovered and ran out the clock.

    The Horned Frogs couldn't stop Kansas State in the first half. The Wildcats jumped out to a 35-17 lead in the first half and it figured that KSU would be deliberate and continue to control the clock with the run game in the second half. And you couldn't have been blamed for thinking that Saturday would be the night the depleted TCU defense would meet its match and the Horned Frogs would fall from the ranks of the unbeaten.

    Kansas State didn't stick with the running game. And TCU's comeback was sparked by Kansas State's passing game. The Horned Frogs got to within 11 after a pick-six of Hubener to begin the second half and were down 42-31 before taking the lead for the first time since being up 17-14.

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  • North Texas fires Dan McCarney after loss to Portland State

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    North Texas fired coach Dan McCarney in the hours after the team's 66-7 loss to FCS-level Portland State.

    North Texas (0-5) was down 45-0 at halftime.

    Dan McCarney has been relieved of his duties as UNT's head coach, Rick VillarreL confirms after loss to Portland State

    Villareal is the athletic director at North Texas.

    It's of little consolation, but Portland State beat Washington State in Week 1. The Vikings piled up 670 yards of offense agains North Texas, including 368 yards rushing. The Vikings' 302 pass yards came on just 13 completions while North Texas was 16-of-41 passing and averaged less than 3 yards per carry rushing.

    McCarney, 62, was in his fifth season at the school. The Mean Green went 9-4 in McCarney's third year in 2013 (and the team's first year in Conference USA) but regressed to 4-8 in 2014. McCarney leaves the school with a record of 22-32.

    North Texas was his first coaching job since he parted ways with Iowa State following the 2006 season. His Iowa State teams went 7-5 and 4-4 in the Big 12 in 2004 and 2005 before falling to 4-8 in 2006.

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  • Tennessee comes back from 24-3 deficit to beat Georgia

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    The Georgia wide receiver had already tied the game in the second half once. And with Georgia trailing 38-31 late in the fourth quarter, Davis broke free from his defender on a third down play. Georgia QB Greyson Lambert placed the ball perfectly in his arms. And it fell to the turf.

    Tennessee ended up with its first SEC win of the season while Georgia suffered a second-straight conference defeat as the Volunteers won 38-31.


    Georgia was forced to punt after Davis' drop. The Bulldogs got the ball back with under two minutes left and got in position for a shot at the end zone, but the pass fell incomplete.

    To get the win, Tennessee needed a furious comeback. And a little help. The Vols took the lead for the final time when QB Josh Dobbs scored from five yards out on first and goal with 5:48 left in the game.

    The second touchdown came after the Bulldogs fumbled a kickoff. Dobbs found Kamara for a 2-yard score to make the halftime lead 24-17 instead of the 24-3 that was on the scoreboard a few minutes earlier.

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  • Bank of America 500 postponed until Sunday

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 2 days ago

    Rain forced the postponement of Saturday night's scheduled Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

    The Sprint Cup Series race will be run at 12:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. NASCAR decided to call the race before 7 p.m. ET because of the dire forecast. With the October temperatures and lack of sunlight, track drying conditions would not have been optimal if the rain had subsided in the near future.

    The race was scheduled to be broadcast on NBC. The network has a big episode of Saturday Night Live scheduled for 11:30 p.m. ET with Amy Schumer hosting. It's unclear if the episode had any bearing on the decision to call the race so early, but it's worth noting that Schumer has more widespread appeal than NASCAR does.

    Matt Kenseth will start the race on the pole when it does go green. Sunday's forecast is much more optimal for racing with no precipitation expected.

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  • Georgia RB Nick Chubb injures left knee against Tennessee (Video)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Georgia running back Nick Chubb suffered what appeared to be a serious injury to his left leg on the first play from scrimmage Saturday against Tennessee.

    Chubb first landed awkwardly on his left leg. Then he landed really awkwardly as he was spun around while tumbling toward the sidelines. Here's the video. Just a warning, it may make you squeamish.

    Here is how Nick Chubb got injured. First play of the game.

    He was looked at by Georgia's medical staff on the sidelines and helped off the field to a training table on the Georgia sideline. He was then taken to the locker room on a cart with an ice bag wrapped around his left knee. According to CBS sideline reporter Allie LaForce, Chubb collapsed on his way to the cart.

    Chubb collapsed after leaving training table on way to cart and regained consciousness once on cart. Was taken to locker room.

    Mark Richt said he is optimistic RB Nick Chubb won't need surgery on his injured knee.

    With his two-yard carry against Tennessee, Chubb has 92 carries for 747 yards and seven touchdowns in 2015.

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  • Laquon Treadwell made this one-handed TD catch look easy (Video)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 days ago

    Yeah, Laquon Treadwell was wide open, but there's not much you can do to stop a catch like the one he made in the third quarter against New Mexico State on Saturday.

    The Rebels were leading 38-3 when Treadwelll made this incredible one-handed catch. And not only did he make it look routine (and stayed inbounds), he scored his second touchdown of the day on it.

    We're comfortable saying it is one of the best catches of the season. Here's another angle.

    Treadwell, who came back in 2015 after suffering a gruesome season-ending leg injury against Auburn in 2014, has eight catches for 136 yards against the Aggies. The blowout is a nice bounceback game for Ole Miss, who suffered its first loss of 2015 against Florida in Week 5.

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