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Why North Dakota State is the scariest team in football

Note to the entire Football Bowl Subdivision, and the Big 12 Conference in particular: Stop scheduling North Dakota State.<p>The Bison have won a Football Championship Subdivision-record 25 in a row altogether, taking the past three FCS national championships, and have won five in a row against FBS …

Boston College 30, Massachusetts 7 | Reuters

Boston College 30, Massachusetts 7: Tyler Murphy accounted for 291 total yards and two touchdowns to lead the Eagles past the host Minutemen in the Battle of the Bay State at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass.<p>Murphy, a transfer from Florida, completed 17-of-24 passes for 173 yards and a score and …

North Dakota State 34, Iowa State 14 | Reuters

(Updated: CORRECTS yardage totals throughout)<p>North Dakota State 34, Iowa State 14: John Crockett rushed for 138 yards and three touchdowns as the Bison scored 34 unanswered points to beat the host Cyclones for their fifth straight win against an FBS opponent.<p>Carson Wentz went 18-of-28 for 204 yards …

Michigan 52, Appalachian State 14 | Reuters

(Updated: CORRECTS spelling of “Gardner” in para 2 CORRECTS Upshaw rushing total in para 3)<p>Michigan 52, Appalachian State 14: Devin Gardner threw three first-half touchdown passes to Devin Funchess and host Michigan avenged one of the biggest upsets in college football history in the season opener …

U.S. rout Finland, Spain's Gasol shines | Reuters

(Reuters) - A second-string U.S. team started their basketball World Cup title defense with a 114-55 mauling of Finland on Saturday, while Pau Gasol also lit up the opening day with 33 points and eight rebounds for hosts Spain in a 90-60 victory over Iran.<p>European champions France slipped to a …

Blake Sims plays wire-to-wire as No. 2 Alabama beats West Virginia

ATLANTA -- Blake Sims took a seat on the bench next to Jake Coker after leading Alabama to a score and the two chatted for a few minutes before it …

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Alabama sticks with Blake Sims in a 33-23 win over West Virginia

Blake Sims was good enough to finish his first start at quarterback for Alabama, getting plenty of help from Amari Cooper, T.J. Yeldon and Derrick Henry, and the second-ranked Crimson Tide held off West Virginia, 33-23, on Saturday in Atlanta.<p>Sims was 24-for-33 for 250 yards and added 42 running, …

Sims starts, No. 2 Alabama beats WVU, 33-23

ATLANTA (AP) — Blake Sims took a seat on the bench next to Jake Coker after leading Alabama to a score and the two chatted for a few minutes before it was time for the offense to go back on the field.<p>Conversation was the only thing Sims and Coker shared at the Georgia Dome. The quarterback job, …

The Internet reacts to Georgia running back Todd Gurley's 100-yard kickoff return touchdown

In the second quarter of the highly-anticipated matchup between Clemson and Georgia, the Bulldogs evened the score at 21 with this ridiculous kickoff return by Heisman hopeful Todd Gurley.<p>He found a lane, we blinked, and he was in the endzone.<p>The Internet absolutely <i>freaked out.</i>

Everett Golson accounts for 5 TDs as No. 17 Notre Dame routs Rice

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Everett Golson looked better after a year off than he ever did in helping Notre Dame get to the national championship two seasons …

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For UCLA's Ishmael Adams, a lost helmet equals lost punt return TD

UCLA's <b>Ishmael Adams</b> was elated, then deflated and, finally, perplexed in the first quarter of the Bruins 28-20 victory over Virginia on Saturday.<p>Adams scurried 85 yards for what appeared to be UCLA's first punt return for a touchdown since <b>Maurice Jones-Drew</b> in 2005. It was wiped out because …

Pac-12 football: Cal holds off Northwestern, 31-24

Jared Goff threw for 281 yards and three touchdowns, Jalen Jefferson had a key interception, and<p>Californiahung on to beatNorthwestern, 31-24, Saturday in a season opener at Evanston, Ill.<p>The Golden Bears looked like they were on their way to an easy victory up 31-7 in the third quarter. Instead, …

College football's Week 1 winners and losers

Sam Ficken had been here before.<p>Two years ago, Penn State lost to Virginia when he missed a field goal on the final play. Flash forward to Ireland on Saturday, and the senior redeemed himself with a 36-yard kick at the gun to lift the Nittany Lions past Central Florida 26-24.<p>Ficken's fourth field …

You Might Not See A Better Catch In College Football This Year

Let’s get this straight everyone. The buttfumble is the greatest play in history involving someone’s ass. It will never be topped. Ever. But I’m willing to consider Jordan Westerkamp’s buttcatch as the silver medalist. In fact, yes, let’s just go ahead and do that.<p>Behind-the back, after a …

Marshall, Johnson, No. 6 Auburn top Arkansas 45-21

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn offense didn't slow down a bit, even with Nick Marshall a spectator for half the game.<p>Jeremy Johnson passed for 243 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and Marshall returned from suspension with a 19-yard scoring run to lift No. 6 Auburn to a 45-21 opening …

Wisconsin's Konrad Zagzebski carted off after nasty collision

The backup redshirt senior defensive end showed movement in his legs while being stabilized by trainers.<p>Wisconsin Badgers defensive end Konrad Zagzebski suffered an upper-body injury during Saturday night's game against LSU in Arlington. He appeared to be struck in the head during a play in the …

Josh Love leads Long Beach Poly past Crenshaw, 54-14

For years, people have wondered what Long Beach Poly might be like if it had a top quarterback to get the ball to its many athletic, fast playmakers.<p>Jackrabbits fans are going to be excited after the season-opening performance turned in by <b>Josh Love</b>, who completed 15 of 18 passes for 230 yards and …

Jameis Winston, Seminoles hold off upstart Oklahoma State in opener

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Jameis Winston and No. 1 Florida State might have to play better for a return trip to the stadium where the next national title …

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