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Temple wins American title; USF wonders what might have been

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Temple’s 34-10 victory over No. 19 Navy in the American Athletic Conference Championship Game on Saturday settled a few things. The most obvious was the Owls’ status as the top team in the league. With that in mind, the South Florida Bulls have every right to claim they are 1a. Both USF and Temple beat the Midshipmen this season. Navy lost to the Bulls 52-45 in Tampa on October 29. While Temple comes away with the American championship, they were…

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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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Huge upset highlights opening night; Gators win, USF falls

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The Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes cruised to opening night wins in college basketball, but a huge upset is making news around the country. Florida overcame Navy’s stubborn defense to post a big win on the road, while Miami rolled over Texas Rio Grande Valley. Western Illinois 69, Wisconsin 67 Wisconsin was the national runner-up in last season’s NCAA tournament, losing a close game to the champion Duke Blue Devils. But on Friday night, the Badgers fell to the Western…

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Clemson takes top spot in AP Top 25; Florida stays at 11, FSU at 19

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For the first time this season, someone other than the Ohio State Buckeyes sit atop the AP Top 25 poll. The Clemson Tigers, after their hard-fought, 23-13 victory over Florida State, jumped two spots to claim the Number 1 position. Florida’s unimpressive 9-7 victory over Vanderbilt meant the Gators could do no better than remain at last week’s No. 11 spot. Florida State fell only two positions to number 19 following their loss at Clemson. Ohio State’s casual 28-14 win…

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Tar Heels’ record half, underperforming LSU and other interesting stats from this weekend’s college football

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This week’s college football action had some surprises and near misses. Some of the best performances were on defense, but there were plenty of offensive numbers to talk about. Here are just a few… 404 – Passing yards by No. 21 North Carolina QB Marquise Williams at halftime of the Tar Heels’ 66-31 smashing of arch-rival Duke. Williams finished the game with 494 yards and 4 touchdown passes, while rushing for another. 216 – Receiving yards by No. 2 Baylor’s…

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