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Freshman quarterback McKenzie Milton leading UCF turnaround

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Like his program, he is young and improving. Like his program, he has a little bit of style. In a way, McKenzie Milton is much like the Central Florida Knights, who have earned a second look this season. Milton, an 18-year-old freshman, is suddenly the fresh new face on campus, a quarterback who has led UCF from the ranks of the winless to a team that is 4-3 with bowl aspirations. Saturday night, against UConn, Milton threw for 317 yards…

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USF’s Quentin Flowers runs to Sunshine State Player of Week

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More than DeShaun Watson of Clemson. More than Justin Thomas at Georgia Tech. More than Joshua Dobbs at Tennessee. More than anyone in college football all year. That’s how magical the feet of USF quarterback Quinton Flowers were Sunday in a victory over SMU. Flowers rushed 23 times for 201 yards, breaking the school record for rushing by a quarterback by more than 50 yards. For his efforts, Flowers is the Sunshine State Player of the Week. Behind Flowers, the Bulls…

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College roundup: Cook leads FSU in narrow victory over Miami

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Is that hamstring well enough for you? Dalvin Cook, questioned all week because the health of his left leg, passed all tests Saturday night as he ran past the University of Miami. The Seminoles sputtered at times, and they trailed in the fourth period, but they played well enough for a 29-24 victory. Cook ran for 222 yards and scored three times — a 72-yard run, a 36-yard reception and the winning score, a 23-yard run. At one point, he…

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FIU’s Alex McGough wins first Sunshine Player of Week

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He is not one of the big boys. He does not play in one of the big stadiums. But the size of his team’s victory was big enough that Florida International’s Alex McGough is the season’s first Sunshine State Player of the Week. McGough hit 29 of 38 for 260 yards to lead FIU to a 15-14 victory over Central Florida to win the honor. With his team trailing by 11 at the half, he led them to touchdowns on…

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