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AP Top 25 takeaways: a Texas-USC classic; Nebraska flops

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Any doubts about whether Clemson can win another national title were put to rest and Southern California and Texas played another classic. Before the defending national champions thumped Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson and No. 14 Louisville and the Trojans survived the Longhorns on Saturday night, the theme of week three of the college football season was discontentment, especially in Nebraska.

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Jeremy McNichols has a chance to be another fifth-round success story

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It has been one week since the NFL Draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been credited with pulling off a “steal” in tight end O.J. Howard from Alabama. Having a solid first round pick is great, but does not measure a successful draft. On the other hand, a first round “bust” often defines a disaster. Let us assume Howard will be the NFL force the Bucs and other pundits project. How did Tampa Bay do in the later rounds? That…

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Day 3 dandies: Jake Butt, Samaje Perine provide late-round draft value

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Four rounds of the NFL draft left and plenty of talented players to go around. Remember, Dak Prescott was selected last season in the fourth round by the Dallas Cowboys. These picks are plenty important and here are some players who could provide some second-day value on Saturday. Jake Butt, TE, 6-foot-5, 246 lbs., Michigan Butt probably would have been picked in the first two days of the draft, but he blew out his knee in the Orange Bowl against…

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Veteran Aaron Rodgers, rookie Dak Prescott highlight Packers/Cowboys matchup

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Aaron Rodgers has been unbeatable on a seven-game run that carried Green Bay to the divisional round. So was Dallas rookie Dak Prescott for 11 straight in the regular season, a surge that ultimately benched 10-year starter Tony Romo and led to the No. 1 seed in the NFC for the quarterback’s playoff debut Sunday against the Packers (11-6). Rodgers plays at the home of the Cowboys (13-3) for the first time since winning his only Super Bowl following the 2010…

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Cowboys, Redskins both rolling for Thanksgiving showdown

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Kirk Cousins was rolling going into his previous visit to Dallas with Tony Romo sidelined, just as the Washington quarterback is this season. The Cowboys have an answer this time in rookie Dak Prescott, who’s been so good that Romo didn’t get his job back when the 36-year-old completed his recovery from a preseason back injury. Dallas, at an NFL-best 9-1, is looking for its first 10-game winning streak in the same regular season in another Cowboys-Redskins matchup on Thanksgiving.…

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U of L’s Lamar Jackson rocks Music City Bowl

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Probably not many football fans have heard of Lamar Jackson outside of Louisville, Ky., with the exception of Boynton Beach, Fla. After his performance in the Music City Bowl on Wednesday, he will certainly be remembered in the history books. Jackson helped the Louisville Cardinals beat the Texas A&M Aggies 27-21 with his right arm and both of his feet. He passed for 227 yards and two touchdowns while running for 226 more and another two scores. Jackson is only…

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Dak Prescott leads Mississippi State Belk Bowl rout

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If Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was auditioning for the NFL in Wednesday’s Belk Bowl, he gave a flawless performance on the first take. Prescott passed for 380 yards and four touchdowns as he led the Bulldogs to a 51-28 victory over the North Carolina State Wolfpack in Charlotte, North Carolina. Despite the Wolfpack playing a semi-home game, they were dominated by the Bulldogs. Prescott spread the passing riches among seven receivers, each of whom caught at least two passes.…

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