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  • Verrett inactive for Chargers; Berry, Avery for KC

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Cornerback Jason Verrett, who made the game-saving interception for San Diego in a victory at Oakland a week ago, is inactive for the San Diego Chargers against the Kansas City Chiefs due to a shoulder injury. Also inactive are linebacker Jerry Attaochu (hamstring),...

  • Rams' Jenkins returns from knee injury in 2nd half

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins returned for the first defensive series of the second half after injuring his right ankle late in the half against Seattle on Sunday. Seahawks cornerback Tharold Simon also injured an ankle in the second quarter and his return...

  • Schedule favors No. 2 Florida State down stretch

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The road to the College Football Playoffs is open for Florida State after a thrilling victory Saturday night. The No. 2 Seminoles passed their toughest test by holding on against then-No. 5 Notre Dame with a second-half comeback orchestrated by quarterback...

  • Relax, Alabama: Team thrives with looser mind-set

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban wanted his team to lighten up. Play loose, have fun, stop fretting so much about those burdensome expectations surrounding the program. If it seems like odd advice from the man known for intensity and a fierce scowl, the fourth-ranked...

  • Fullbacks finally in the middle of the action for Air Force

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Fullback Shayne Davern ran for 8 yards on Air Force's first play Saturday. He ran for 3 more on the second play, giving the Falcons a first down and quickly revealing a key component of the game plan: This was going to be the week that Air Force involved its fullbacks. "We...

  • Ramsey: Air Force could make noise in less-than-mighty Mountain West

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    Updated: 16 hr ago

    The Mountain West is stumbling through a down football year. Meanwhile, Air Force celebrates a rise, partially because the Falcons could only climb after a horrific 2013 season. This football revival has weight. The Falcons are hungry and surprisingly versatile on offense. Suddenly,...

  • Air Force outscores New Mexico behind fullbacks, passing game and late defense

    By BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com -
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Jalen Robinette reached up over his head at about the 15-yard line and hauled in a pass in stride. From there, he just played by feel. He shrugged off an attempted tackle when a cornerback tried to grab his shoulders, he then stopped on a dime, sending another defensive back flying...

  • SEC is 1st conference to put 4 in top 5 of AP poll

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    The Southeastern Conference has reached a new milestone in The Associated Press college football poll, becoming the first league to place four teams in the top five — all from the western division. Mississippi State stayed No. 1 after a weekend off. The Atlantic Coast Conference's...

  • Less flash, more wins for Wallace, No. 3 Ole Miss

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze knows his quarterback Bo Wallace can throw for 300 or even close to 400 yards on just about any given night. After all, Wallace has done it before. But the Rebels don't need that right now. "Until something changes, we're going to...

  • Steelers rookie Mauro tries Watt impersonation

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Mauro pulled the orange mesh top with the No. 99 on it, wiped his forehead and shook his head. Turns out the only thing that might be harder than blocking J.J. Watt is trying to impersonate him. Mauro, a member of the Steelers' practice squad, spent the days...

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