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  • Old Dominion and Western Kentucky get in bench-clearing fight

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 hr ago

    Things got testy between Old Dominion and Western Kentucky in the third quarter Saturday.

    Both benches cleared after Western Kentucky running back Anthony Wales ran for 12 yards on 3rd and 5.

    Not good!

    — Jude Redfield (@JudeRedfield) October 23, 2016

    Brawl just broke out here

    — Chad Bishop (@MrChadBishop) October 23, 2016

    There were so many people on the field that officials apparently couldn’t identify everyone who was assessed a personal foul penalty. Old Dominion safety Jamshyer McUmber was ejected during the fight.

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    “There were multiple fouls for unsportsmanlike conduct.”

    – referee

    — Chad Bishop (@MrChadBishop) October 23, 2016

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  • Auburn runs for 543 yards in 56-3 rout of Arkansas

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 2 hrs ago

    There is no need to worry about Auburn’s offense.

    The No. 21 Tigers ran for 543 yards in a 56-3 win over No. 17 Arkansas on Saturday. It’s the most rushing yards ever in an SEC game for the Tigers and the second-straight week a team from Alabama has run for over 400 on a conference opponent. Rival Alabama ran for 418 yards in a Week 7 demolition of Tennessee.

    Auburn hit that rushing total on 57 carries; an average of 9.5 yards a carry. And while running back Kamryn Pettway was the star with 27 carries for 192 yards and two touchdowns, this was a well-balanced effort. Wide receiverEli Stove started the game with a 78-yard touchdown run and freshman RB Kam Martin added a 51-yard touchdown when the game was well out of reach.

    Auburn’s resurgence has coincided with, or perhaps been because of the transition of offensive play-calling duties from coach Gus Malzahn to offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee. The transition happened after Auburn dropped to 1-2 after losses to Clemson and Texas A&M.

    Since then, Auburn has gone 4-0 and run for 1,335 in those four wins. The Tigers had 41 carries for 87 yards in the Week 1 loss to Clemson.

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  • Alabama makes statement, scores yet another defensive TD in 33-14 win over Texas A&M

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 4 hrs ago

    Who is going to stop Alabama? It certainly wasn’t Texas A&M.

    The Aggies hung around for the first 35 minutes against the Crimson Tide, and briefly took a 14-13 lead. But after A&M took its only lead of the game, Alabama suffocated the Aggies, scoring 20-straight points to win 33-14.

    Hanging around is probably a bit of an overstatement too. Alabama’s 13-0 lead before A&M got on the scoreboard could’ve been a lot bigger. The Tide had to settle for short field goals on its first two drives and kicker Adam Griffith missed a third.

    The Tide’s second-half close was, predictably, fueled by a defensive touchdown. Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen — who earlier in the game made an incredible sack of Texas A&M quarterback Trevor Knight —  returned a fumbled exchange between Knight and running back Keith Ford 30 yards for a touchdown for a 26-14 Alabama lead.

    Jackson was injured when he was hit hard on a punt return in the second half.

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  • Martin Truex Jr. to start first at Talladega

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 6 hrs ago

    Martin Truex Jr. will lead the field to green Sunday at Talladega.

    Truex posted the fastest lap in the second round of qualifying on Saturday to win the pole for the fourth time in 2016. The performance came after a little drama before qualifying even began. Parts were confiscated from the No. 78 Toyota in pre-qualifying inspection.

    Crew chief Cole Pearn said the problem was because of a misinstalled bolt on the left front of the car. Sunday’s race is an impound race, meaning teams aren’t allowed to make changes from qualifying to the race.

    A 5.5" LF jackscrew was replaced for a 8" that was mistakenly recessed to where a 5.5" is. Common sense/CG doesn't matter at a superspeedway

    — Cole Pearn (@colepearn) October 22, 2016

    From NBC:

    David Gilliland, driving a third car for Front Row Motorsports, failed to qualify.

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  • Alabama DL makes lineman whiff and then jumps over running back for sack

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 7 hrs ago

    Maybe Texas A&M needs to start using three people to block Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Allen. Because two didn’t work.

    Allen made an incredible sack in the first quarter of Saturday’s game vs. the Aggies by making a lineman whiff and then jumping over a running back. Watch the GIF. The description doesn’t do it justice. Watch No. 93.

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    My goodness. This may be the most impressive sack you see all season.

    Allen had 12 sacks in 2015 and entered the game with five in 2016. With moves like that, he’s going to get a bunch more this season.

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  • Lamar Jackson breaks Louisville TD record in win over NC State

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 8 hrs ago

    Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson now has the Cardinals’ single-season touchdown record. Yes, Louisville still has at least six games left in the season.

    Jackson, our favorite for the Heisman Trophy, threw three touchdowns and ran for another in a 54-13 rout of North Carolina State. The touchdowns give him 34 for the season, breaking the previous record of 33 total touchdowns that was held by former Cardinal quarterbacks Dave Ragone and Brian Brohm.

    Jackson’s fourth touchdown came in the first half as well. His 16-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jamari Staples put the Cardinals up 41-0.

    His first core of the game was a lightning-quick 36-yard run. The score came approximately 90 seconds into the game and, well, was a pretty good sign that this wasn’t going to be NC State’s day.

    Jackson finished the game 20-34 passing for 355 yards and three touchdowns. He had 17 carries for 76 yards.

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    He certainly has the pose perfected.

    Incredible shot of Lamar Jackson. Almost … statue-esque.

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  • Oklahoma State defense combines for wacky interception and return vs. Kansas

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 8 hrs ago

    Want to see an interception that bounced off a receiver’s helmet and an ensuing return that involved three different players? Of course you do.

    Kansas quarterback Montell Cozart went deep to LaQuvionte Gonzalez. But the ball deflected off Gonzalez’ helmet and popped into the air. Oklahoma State safety Jordan Sterns made the interception. It got crazier from there.

    Wild play alert courtesy of @CowboyFB defense.#Big12FB on FS1

    — Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) October 22, 2016

    Sterns decided that since he wasn’t going to score a touchdown, someone else should have the opportunity. So he lateraled the ball to defensive tackle Vincent Taylor.

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  • Restraining orders prevent 3 more Minnesota players from home games

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Three additional Minnesota players have been served with restraining orders preventing them from playing in games at the Gophers’ TCF Bank Stadium effective immediately.

    According to KMSP in Minneapolisand the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, an attorney for defensive backs Ray Buford, KiAnte Hardin and Dior Johnson said the three received restraining orders Friday. They were suspended from the team along with defensive lineman Tamarion Johnson in September for what was termed a violation of team rules.

    The four players were named in a sexual assault investigation. Prosecutors declined to file charges on Oct. 3, citing insufficient evidence and the players were then reinstated to the team. The four were named in the investigation into the incident, which allegedly happened in the early morning hours after the Gophers’ season-opening game vs. Oregon State on Sept. 1.

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  • Joey Logano: 'If I'm on defense, we're not going to win'

    Nick Bromberg at From The Marbles 1 day ago

    Joey Logano can advance to the third round of the Chase as long as he finishes ahead of Austin Dillon and maintains his point advantages on Denny Hamlin, Brad Keselowski and Chase Elliott.

    But he’s not looking at Sunday’s Talladega race as an event where he will pay more attention to defending against those four drivers than he is about winning the race himself and automatically advancing to the third round.

    “I don’t really think about how people are trying to knock me out, I think about how I’m gonna knock other people out,” Logano said Friday. “That’s my attitude.  If I’m on defense, we’re not gonna win. We better stay on offense … We’re gonna go out there and race hard because that’s what we know how to do when we come to speedways.  Some guys can do it good the other way but, for us, we’re gonna go out there and race hard and try to stay up front, try to keep making our car better for the end of the race and be there at the end.”

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  • Notre Dame AD: Brian Kelly 'will lead this team out of the tunnel' in 2017

    Nick Bromberg at Dr. Saturday 1 day ago

    Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick has no plans to go through a football coaching search this offseason.

    The Fighting Irish are 2-5 after consecutive losses to North Carolina State and Stanford. But Swarbrick said coach Brian Kelly is not in danger of losing his job.

    “Brian will lead this team out of the tunnel opening day next year,” the AD said to ESPN.

    Kelly was hired after the 2009 season and the 2-5 start is Kelly’s worst as the Irish coach. He has a career 57-28 record at Notre Dame.

    The Irish made a coaching change after a home loss to Duke to fall to 1-3, firing defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder.The Irish gave up an average of 41.3 points in those three losses.

    The offense has struggled too. Notre Dame couldn’t do anything with the ball vs. NC State and the team head-scratchingly called 26 pass plays. The 10-3 Wolfpack win was played in driving rain and wind courtesy of Hurricane Matthew.

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