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  • Baylor scores 8 TDs to cruise past SMU

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 12 hrs ago

    Baylor had a bit of a scare early Friday night against SMU, but the Bears held the Mustangs scoreless over the second half and pulled away for a 56-21 victory.

    SMU hung with Baylor for most of the first half. SMU answered Baylor's first two touchdowns with touchdowns of its own, including a score on its first offensive play from scrimmage. The two first quarter touchdowns also meant that the Mustangs had more points in the first eight minutes of the 2015 season opener than they did through the first four games of the 2014 season. Yes, things may be a bit different in Dallas this year.

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    The game could have been tied at halftime too. Trailing 28-21, SMU was driving for a tying touchdown before the break. However, quarterback Matt Davis was sacked while expired in the second quarter as SMU didn't have any timeouts left. The bright side of the messup? It gave the Twittersphere a ton of jokes about these SMU fans incredulous at what they had just seen.

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  • Aric Almirola clinging to hope of getting into the Chase

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 18 hrs ago

    Aric Almirola still thinks he has a shot to make it into the Chase on points.

    The driver of the No. 43 made it to the Chase last year after he won the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona in July. He's winless in 2015 and is 16th in the points standings, 35 points behind Clint Bowyer for the final spot in the Chase.

    That final spot may not even be the final spot. With two races to go before the Chase, if a new winner wins a race, it leaves one less spot for a driver to sneak into the Chase on points. So not only does Almirola need to make up what's essentially a 35-spot gap on Bowyer in two races, he needs to hope no one new wins a race. Unless that new person is himself.

    “I think when you are mathematically still in – until somebody tells us we are not I feel like we have a shot," Almirola said. "I have been really proud of what we have accomplished this year. Last year we were 25 th or 26 th in points but we made the Chase because we won at Daytona. This year, I feel like if we made the Chase we certainly earned it. We have been consistent this year. We haven’t had the speed we want. That is just being real"

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  • Report: Scooby Wright's knee injury not expected to end his season

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 18 hrs ago

    Arizona may get star linebacker Scooby Wright back before the season ends.

    According to CBS Sports, the team doesn't expect Wright's left knee injury to be season ending per "preliminary reports." Fox Sports reports that Wright will have more exams on his knee over the weekend.

    Wright was scheduled to have an MRI on Friday afternoon. He left Arizona's game early on Thursday evening and was seen with a crutch on the sideline during the second half of the Wildcats' 42-32 win over UTSA.

    Wright's father had said Thursday night that the injury was "not major."

    I'll add this: Scooby Wright's dad said before the MRI that the injury was "not major," although that leaves a lot to interpret.

    For more Arizona news, visit GoAZCats.com.

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  • Ark. Tech lines up with 10 defenders to honor teammate, scores TD (Video)

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 19 hrs ago

    Arkansas Tech coach Raymond Monica said the idea of scoring a touchdown on his team's first defensive play Thursday night "subtly" crossed his mind, but knew the odds of it happening were quite low.

    The Wonder Boys lined up with 10 defenders on the first play against Southern Nazarene in tribute to Zemaric Holt, a defensive lineman who drowned in July.

    Southern Nazarene countered Arkansas Tech's shorthanded alignment with a jet sweep that had a pitch back to a receiver coming across the field. The pitch went awry and the ball fluttered towards Southern Nazarene's end zone.

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    That moment, Monica said, was in slow motion. So it must have felt like forever as the ball rolled into the end zone and ATU's Nick Akins picked it up for a touchdown.

    It was a crazy moment of happenstance. Or, if you believe in a higher power, perhaps a bit of divine intervention.

    Arkansas Tech, a Division II school, beat Southern Nazarene 62-14.

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  • Justin Wilson's name to be on AJ Allmendinger's car for rest of 2015

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 21 hrs ago

    Jusin Wilson's name will be above the door of AJ Allmendinger's No. 47 for the rest of the season.

    Wilson died August 24, a day after he was hit in the head by a piece of debris during the IndyCar Series race at Pocono Raceway. Wilson and Allmendinger raced each other in the open-wheel ranks and also have competed together in the Rolex 24 sports car race at Daytona.

    Proud and honored to have his name above my window the rest of year. Thank u @stef_wilson JW family for allowing it pic.twitter.com/q1b4hLFF4d

    NASCAR Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series teams ran a decal honoring Wilson last weekend.

    Wilson and Allmendinger teamed up for Michael Shank Racing in 2012 when the No. 60 car won the Rolex 24. The two drivers drove with Ozz Negri and John Pew and the team beat the Starworks No. 8 by more than five seconds.

    Wilson, 37, had seven wins in CART and the IndyCar Series. His last win was at Texas in 2012.

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  • Ohio State to also wear WDBJ decals Monday night

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 22 hrs 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 23 hrs 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 1 day 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 1 day 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 1 day 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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