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Austin Fallaw, John Samuel Shenker play key roles in Knights’ win last week
Senior wide receiver Austin Fallaw caught five passes for 69 yards and three touchdowns in the victory, while sophomore tight end John Samuel Shenker caught three passes for 76 yards.
ESPN College GameDay and FSU victories seem to go hand-in-hand
This is the seventh time in less than five years the Seminoles have been one of the featured teams on College Gameday.
Jackets haven’t beaten Hokies since 2009
One senior class has gone through without a win over the Hokies, and a loss Saturday would make it two.
Crimson Tide plays hosts to Florida on Saturday
Alabama (3-0) has had two straight easy games against inferior opponents, while the Gators (2-0, 1-0 SEC) are coming off an overtime struggle against conference foe Kentucky.
Capacity crowd expected at Bill Snyder Family Stadium
Auburn has not played on a Thursday night since 2010, a 17-14 win at Mississippi State, and have a 20-24-4 record in Thursday games since 1893, including a 16-23-3 mark on the road.
The new Atlanta Braves' home in Cobb County was officially named Tuesday in an announcement by the club and SunTrust
Bearcats move back in at No. 3 after beating Monroe
The top two spots are occupied by the same two schools (Lee County and Westover), and Nos. 4 and 5 are the same as last week with Deerfield-Windsor occupying No. 4 and Pelham coming in at No. 5.
Kansas State QB next big test for Tigers
Dak Prescott, Johnny Manziel, Aaron Murray and James Franklin were all able to score rushing touchdowns against Auburn last season and Kansas State’s dual-threat signal caller Jake Waters wants to do the same on Thursday night.
Bulldog Nation dissecting loss to South Carolina
Georgia’s loss to South Carolina put them at an early disadvantage in the SEC East, although the division race likely will remain in flux for a long while.
Falcons struggle aginst more-physical Bengals
Cincinnati had more than 400 yards in offense by midway through the third quarter and pretty much shut it down after taking a 24-3 lead with a quarter plus 6:28 minutes left.
Online voters can cast ballots until noon Thursday
Eric Burrows, DB, Worth County; Qundez Carter, RB, Westover; Tyler Lowe, QB, Deerfield-Windsor, and Dalvin Spivie, RB/LB, Bainbridge, are the nominees for this week’s high school football player of the week. Voters can vote once an hour from an IP address. Voting ends at noon Thursday.
Falcons’ offense struggles on the road
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, coming off one of the best performances of his career last week against New Orleans, mostly struggled Sunday, going 24 of 44 for 231 yards and a touchdown with three interceptions.
Golden Tigers score on three possessions to grab lead
Tuskegee overcame a second-quarter touchdown deficit, grabbed the lead and held off Albany State in the final minutes to take a 20-12 victory Saturday in the inaugural White Water Classic at Garrett-Harrison Stadium between the two SIAC heavyweights.
OUTDOORS: With the bass fishing boom of the late ’60s and early ’70s, baitcasting reels were back in vogue
I might never have learned to cast a reel and rod at all had not spincast reels become immensely popular soon after my first attempt at baitcasting.