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Quinton Flowers, USF remain unbeaten with rout of East Carolina

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No. 18 South Florida’s typically stout defense sprung more than a few leaks against East Carolina. So the Bulls reverted to what worked pretty well under Willie Taggart last year — they outscored the Pirates.

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Duke outlasts Indiana in Pinstripe Bowl

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For those expecting the New Era Pinstripe Bowl to produce a lot of points, they were not disappointed. In the end, Duke came away with a 44-41 victory over Indiana on Saturday at Yankee Stadium in New York. It was the Blue Devils’ first bowl victory since 1961. “We’ve been hearing 1961 since my freshman year,” said Duke center Matt Skura. “It’s been a goal for a long time. It’s not just our senior class that’s been a part of…

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College football provides real life lessons in addition to statistics

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Saturday gave college football fans some close games to enjoy. While two unranked teams posted upsets, with Florida State serving as the victim in one of them, others came down to the wire. Alabama’s escape at home and Pitt’s last second win at Syracuse are examples. Here are a few of the key takeaway numbers from week 8 in college football, including a lesson in real life. 447 – Passing yards by Memphis QB Paxton Lynch in the Tigers’ 66-42…

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