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Louisville’s Lamar Jackson wins Heisman Trophy

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Lamar Jackson leapt over a loaded field of Heisman Trophy contenders early in the season and by the time he slowed down nobody could catch him. The sensational sophomore quarterback became the first Louisville player to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, beating out preseason favorite Deshaun Watson of Clemson despite some late-season struggles. Baker Mayfield finished third and Oklahoma teammate and fellow finalist Dede Westbrook was fourth. Michigan’s Jabrill Peppers was fifth. Watson, who finished third in Heisman…

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AP Top 25 takeaways: Buckeyes still have playoff path

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Another big game for Lamar Jackson. Another bad game for Charlie Strong. Another non-offensive touchdown for Alabama. Just when it looked like the college football weekend was going to be filled with more of the same, Penn State pulled off the biggest upset of the season. Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from Week 8. 1. As No. 2 Ohio State picks up the pieces from a surprising loss at Happy Valley, the most important thing to know is this: If the…

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Browns bring solid passing offense to Tampa Bay

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The Cleveland Browns have had a rough go of it lately. Their last winning season came in 2007 when they posted a 10-6 record. Last year they were a dismal 3-13. Gone is the monstrously disappointing and self-destructive Johnny Manziel. Coming in to assume the quarterback position is Robert Griffin III. The Browns are hoping this former Heisman Trophy winner will help erase the memory of Manziel, the one who earned the award the year after Griffin. Tonight’s preseason game…

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Oklahoma, Clemson took different paths to playoff

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From a protest in the spring to travel woes in the fall, Oklahoma coped with plenty of distractions on its way to the Orange Bowl. Clemson might ask for a few pointers. The top-ranked Tigers (13-0) were dealing with the suspension of three players for violating unspecified team rules as they prepared to face the No. 4 Sooners (11-1) in the national semifinal game. While none were starters, it was still an unwanted annoyance on the eve of Thursday’s contest…

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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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