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Just go dark? Playoff teams confront Twitter pot shots

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Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware is the team’s top tackler and a lightning rod for criticism on Twitter. Some of the tweets cuss him out, others he laughs off. But one was way out of line: His father had to contact the police after one person picked on Boulware’s little sister. “Is it really that serious? You have to find my little sister and say something to her?” Boulware said. “It’s football. Sorry that I ruined your day so much, that…

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Peach Bowl: Alabama dynasty vs. playoff outsider Washington

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Alabama is very familiar with this role. Washington? It’s been a while. The Peach Bowl features one of college football’s greatest dynasties against the definite outsider in this season’s College Football Playoff. The top-ranked Crimson Tide (13-0) is going for its second straight national title and fifth in the last nine seasons under coach Nick Saban. At this point, it’s national championship or bust for Alabama. A loss in Saturday’s semifinal game would make this season a failure. “It’s the…

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No. 10 Washington rolls No. 7 Stanford 44-6

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Washington stayed quiet. Stanford was just the next opponent, the Huskies said, and there was no extra meaning or motivation. Then the celebration happened, complete with purple-clad fans rushing the field to celebrate Washington’s 44-6 rout Friday night. After months of hype surrounding a possible breakout performance for Washington (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12), the 10th-ranked Huskies showed they were ready for their return to the national stage. And they did it emphatically, handing No. 7 Stanford (3-1, 2-1) its worst loss…

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Washington pulls away from Southern Miss behind Myles Gaskin

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Freshman running back Myles Gaskin was a force Saturday afternoon, rushing for 181 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Washington Huskies to a 44-31 victory over Southern Miss in the Heart of Dallas Bowl. Gaskin scored twice to break a 24-24 tie, leading the Huskies to a big win. In all, the 6-6 Huskies had 580 yards of total offense. One of Gaskin’s scores was an 86-yard run. For Southern Miss, Nick Mullins had 331 yards passing, 190 of…

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