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Navy’s unsinkable Keenan Reynolds helps defeat Pitt

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If this is what Navy is all about, then no wonder it is a major force in the world. Navy clobbered Pitt in the Military Bowl on Monday, winning a 44-28 game behind star Keenan Reynolds. Reynolds rushed for 144 yards and three touchdowns and threw for 126 yards and another score to lead the Midshipmen. Navy finished its season 11-2. Pitt looked as if it was going to give Navy a hard time, scoring on a 100-yard kickoff by…

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Stanford RB Christian McCaffrey wins AP player of the year

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Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey is The Associated Press college football player of the year, becoming the first non-Heisman Trophy winner to earn the honor in six years. McCaffrey was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy to Derrick Henry, but received 29 of 60 votes from the AP Top 25 media panel to edge the Alabama running back. Henry received 16 votes and Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson was third with 11. Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds and Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield…

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Derrick Henry earned Heisman, but is trophy losing its luster?

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When the Heisman Trophy winner is announced each year, those who care either celebrate the winner or wonder why someone else was not chosen. There was some of that this year, but there were those who wondered why more non-winners were not invited to the ceremony on Saturday. Alabama’s Derrick Henry, as expected, was the winner in a reasonably close vote. However, Christian McCaffrey of Stanford and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson had legitimate statistics to be selected. So did a few…

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Trouble in Buckeye land; Is LSU about to call Jimbo Fisher?

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This week’s college football games jumbled the national playoff picture. Shocking defeats and bitter reactions are making headlines. The numbers tell the story. Here are just a few that are helping make headlines. 508 – Yards passing by Mississippi State’s Dak Prescott in the Bulldogs’ 51-50 win at Arkansas. He also connected for 2 touchdowns giving him 23 for the year with just 3 interceptions. 250 – Yards rushing by Maryland’s Brandon Ross against Indiana on Saturday. The total was…

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Things to watch: All eyes on Oklahoma, Big Ten showdown

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College football’s regular season has three weeks left, including championship weekend. Week 12 is all about Oklahoma. The Sooners state is the site for three big games, all with major postseason implications. Elsewhere, the Big Ten’s game of the year will be played in Columbus, and Michigan is not invited. Virginia Tech says goodbye to one of the greatest coaches in college football history. Plus, several division titles could be handed out. Here are things to watch for in Week…

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A new touchdown king crowned; Michigan, Notre Dame, FSU records broken

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Saturday’s college football action saw plenty of newsworthy accomplishments. While only three games featured ranked teams playing each other, unranked teams made spirited bids for upsets and produced heroic performances. An all-time NCAA record was established along with new records at two of college football’s most storied programs. Here are some of Saturday’s top accomplishments 307 – Rushing yards by Indiana against No. 14 Michigan in the Wolverines’ 48-41 double-overtime victory. Coming into the game, Michigan was the third-best defense…

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Week 6 College Football by the numbers

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Saturday brought out several top performances in college football. Here are just a few. 1,022 – Rushing yards piled up this season by LSU’s Leonard Fournette. The Heisman Trophy hopeful added 159 on Saturday against South Carolina in the Tigers’ 45-24 win over South Carolina. He faces his stiffest challenge on Saturday when Florida comes to town. 405—Passing yards piled up by Miami’s Brad Kaaya in the Hurricanes’ narrow 29-24 loss on the road to Number 12 Florida State. Kaaya…

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