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  • Ohio State to also wear WDBJ decals Monday night

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 8 mins ago

    Virginia Tech won't be the only team wearing decals to honor the two victims of the WDBJ-7 shooting Monday night.

    Ohio State, its opponent, has asked to wear the decals as well.

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    “Ohio State expressed a desire to show its solidarity with Virginia Tech in remembering the vibrant lives of Alison Parker and Adam Ward,” Virginia Tech athletic director Whit Babcock said in a statement. “Coach [Frank] Beamer and I both agreed it was a wonderful gesture on the part of [OSU athletic director] Gene Smith, [OSU coach] Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes. We hope fans of both teams join us in hopefully providing some solace to the friends, families and co-workers who continue to miss Alison and Adam."

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    The Buckeyes and Hokies kick off at 8 p.m. ET. Virginia Tech was the only team to beat Ohio State in 2014 as the Buckeyes won the College Football Playoff.

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  • Angelo St. player killed in alleged burglary had synthetic drug in system

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 hr ago

    Christian Taylor, the Angelo State defensive back who was killed in an alleged burglary in Fort Worth, Texas, in August, had a synthic drug that can cause hallucinations in his system at the time of his death.

    Taylor, 19, was shot by an officer in training who was responding to the burglary call at a car dealership on August 7. Taylor was unarmed.

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    From the Dallas Morning News:

    The autopsy characterized the illegal psychedelic found in Taylor’s blood, NBOMe, as a drug that’s known to “cause distorted perceptions, agitation and hallucinations” and one that has been “associated with random and bizarre behavior in users.” The autopsy report likened some of the drug’s effects to those of LSD. Taylor’s autopsy also indicated recent use of marijuana.

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  • Did WKU know what play was coming on Vandy's 2-pt conversion attempt?

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 hrs ago

    Western Kentucky helped seal its victory against Vanderbilt with a stop on a two-point conversion with just over 30 second remaining in the fourth quarter Thursday night.

    The Commodores had just scored a touchdown to cut WKU's lead to 14-12. A two-point conversion would have likely sent the game into overtime. But Western Kentucky read the play beautifully and stuffed Vanderbilt at the one-yard-line. According to WKU linebacker Nick Holt, the team had an idea of what Vanderbilt was going to run to get the game tied.

    LB Nick Holt on Vandy's two-point try: "They ran the exact play that offensive coordinator has ran for years for two-point conversions."

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    The offensive coordinator Holt references is former Wisconsin assistant Andy Ludwig, who was hired as Vanderbilt's offensive coordinator in January. He was previously Wisconsin's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the past two seasons.

    Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason called the loss a "minor hurdle." His team was an underdog entering the game.

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  • Colorado fails to get final play off after troubles with ball spot (Video)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 hrs ago

    You can't blame Colorado for having a beef with the officials in the final seconds of the Buffaloes' loss to Hawaii on Friday morning.

    Trailing 28-20, Colorado was desperately driving down the field to score a late touchdown. After a completed pass didn't net a first down, the clock kept running. So the Buffs had to hurry to the line and snap the ball before time expired to get one more shot at the end zone. One problem. The ball never got spotted. This is why:

    This is how the #Buffs game ended. pic.twitter.com/O3L6myP8c6

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    Let's be blunt; Colorado was likely not going to beat the Warriors anyway. The Buffaloes needed to not only score on the final play but also convert the ensuing two-point conversion – and then win the game in overtime.

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  • Toledo's game with Stony Brook called at halftime

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 3 hrs ago

    The game between Toledo and Stony Brook was called at halftime Thursday night with the Rockets leading 16-7.

    The game was delayed for over three hours because of lightning delays because of thunderstorms in the area. The second half of the game will not be played as Stony Brook went ahead and kept its travel arrangements to get back to New York.

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    According to the Toledo Blade, the Rockets can petition the MAC and the NCAA for the game to count as a victory, though any official decision about the game had not been made when it was canceled. Petitioning for the win may not be a bad idea. Can you imagine if Toledo finishes the season 5-6 without it and misses out on going to a bowl game?

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    The game was called at 12:13 a.m. according to the Blade.

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  • Skai Moore's two interceptions help South Carolina beat North Carolina

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 15 hrs ago

    North Carolina quarterback Marquise Williams may not have seen South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore twice in the end zone Thursday night. But you can be sure he'll be seeing him a lot in his mind for the rest of the season.

    Williams threw two costly interceptions to Moore – one in the first quarter and one when North Carolina was clinging to hope in the fourth quarter – and his Tar Heels fell 17-13 to the Gamecocks in Charlotte.

    The plays were very similar too. Both times Williams was looking for a receiver near the back of the end zone and both times he made the throw while on the run. And both times Moore was sitting in underneath coverage at the front of the end zone. If Williams saw him, each throw was incredibly poor. It's more likely that he didn't. They were like missiles locked in on Moore's hands.

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    South Carolina got its go-ahead touchdown off a 48-yard run by Shon Carson, one of his four carries during the game.

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  • UConn's Tommy Myers makes juggling catch for touchdown (GIF)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 16 hrs ago

    Tommy Myers gave us our first circus catch touchdown of 2015.

    The UConn tight end juggled the ball for a second before he was able to bring it in in the first half against Villanova on Thursday night.

    He also gets points for effort after the catch. He didn't simply have to catch the ball for the touchdown. Myers had to break a couple tackles and dive for the end zone. Take a look.

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    The point after was blocked so the touchdown gave UConn a 6-0 lead. The Huskies held on to win 20-15. It was the second-straight year Villanova played a team from the northeast close in the first game of the year. The Wildcats lost a close game to Syracuse to start 2014.

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  • Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State lead final preseason odds

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 20 hrs ago

    With the season set to begin in a few short hours we've got the final list of preseason odds for the Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff from Bovada.

    Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott is the favorite for the Heisman at 5-1. He was behind TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin in July, but is now just ahead of the QB, who stays at 6-1.

    OSU QB J.T. Barrett is in third after leaping from 25-1 in July. He's now at 8-1. Oddsmakers clearly think he'll be the starter. Or the betting trends do. Cardale Jones is listed at 16-1.

    When it comes to the College Football Playoff, the Buckeyes are still the top team with odds of 5-2. The theoretical final four based off the odds would be filled out with Alabama (7-1), TCU (7-1) and Baylor (12-1), who is tied with Notre Dame. Yeah, lots of people like to bet on Alabama and Notre Dame.

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  • Happy Hour: If you liked the past, this is your NASCAR weekend

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 21 hrs ago

    Throughout the week you can send us your best questions, jokes, rants and just plain miscellaneous thoughts to happyhourmailbag@yahoo.com or @NickBromberg. We'll post them here and have a good time.

    Enjoy the off-week? It's now our busy season. 12 straight weeks of NASCAR coincide with 12 weeks of college football. Though we're not sure we can complain too much. We're looking forward to traveling to some Chase races as the season winds down and combining those trips with some college football games too.

    In case you've been living under a rock and haven't seen all the teasing over the past two weeks, be prepared to find your driver in different livery this weekend. Many teams are running throwback schemes and NBC is even going to have some throwback features during its broadcasts this weekend. Hopefully that doesn't mean they're going to broadcast the races in standard-definition (they aren't).

    @NickBromberg what are we going to do if the race is bad even with the low downforce package and its new matching tires

    Oh without a doubt.

    We're dreaming big. But it'd be fun.

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  • Spread Options: Dr. Saturday's Week 1 picks against the spread

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    2014 was bad. Bad. Bad. Bad.

    2015 is a new year, so we're going to make money this year. Promise. If you fade our picks this week, we understand. But don't be doing it when week 6 rolls around. Let's get to it.

    Western Kentucky (-2) at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m. ET THURSDAY: Is Derek Mason's lost list the key to a winning season for Vanderbilt? Western Kentucky has one of the best offenses in the country and while Vanderbilt's defense should be decent in 2015, we don't think the Commodores have the firepower to hang with the Hilltoppers. Vanderbilt lost at home to open the season against Temple in 2014 and will do so again in 2015.

    Ohio (-7) at Idaho, 9 p.m. ET THURSDAY: Yeah, we're going way off the board here. Finding a team that's only a touchdown favorite against a team that's won two games in two years seems like finding buried treasure. The Bobcats are one of the best teams in the MAC East and have a solid defense. We like this to be a comfortable win.

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