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Video: Breaking down Miami’s 52-30 win over Toledo

(Facebook.com/PostOnMiamiHurricanes) [ Five things we learned from 52-30 win ] [ Injury can’t stop Walton in career day ] [ What Richt, players said afterward ] [ Live blog: the action, as it happened ] MIAMI GARDENS — Are you the...
Oakland's Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during anthem

Oakland's Maxwell first MLB player to kneel during anthem

Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland Athletics has become the first major league baseball player to kneel during the national anthem. Maxwell dropped to a knee just outside Oakland's dugout on Saturday before a game against the Texas Rangers, adopting a protest started by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in response to police treatment of blacks. Maxwell's teammates stood in a line...
Florida high school athlete dies after collapsing in weight room

Florida high school athlete dies after collapsing in weight room

A two-sport athlete from Jacksonville died last week after collapsing in his high school's weight room. Ben Johnson was pronounced dead Thursday, two days after he was rushed to the hospital. Johnson suffered cardiac arrest and irreversible brain damage, the Florida Times-Union reported. He was a sophmore at Fleming Island High School. An autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death...
3 Concerning Miami Dolphins position groups vs. NY Jets

3 Concerning Miami Dolphins position groups vs. NY Jets

Byron Maxwell needs to regain his confidence in the early season. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — You might say the Miami Dolphins have no cause for concern against the hapless New York Jets. But we are going to do this feature each week, so we’ll dig deep for legitimate concern: Linebacker No Raekwon McMillan. No Rey Maualuga. No Koa Misi. No Neville Hewitt. Who...
What Mark Richt said after Miami’s 52-30 win over Toledo

What Mark Richt said after Miami’s 52-30 win over Toledo

Mark Richt (Getty Images) MIAMI GARDENS — Live updates from Mark Richt after a win over Toledo: Richt: “Well, that was enough drama for three weeks of football.” Richt was extra thankful for the victory because “we’ve been through a lot. It’s been an emotional roller-coaster for a lot of us.” Richt said six players “were cramping up&rdquo...
Five things we learned from No. 14 Miami’s 52-30 win over Toledo

Five things we learned from No. 14 Miami’s 52-30 win over Toledo

An injured ankle couldn’t stop Mark Walton. (Getty Images) [ Mark Walton injured in second quarter ] [ Full Miami-Toledo live blog, as it happened ] MIAMI GARDENS — It was Miami’s first game in three weeks thanks to Hurricane Irma, and fans were happy to have football back. They weren’t happy for...
James Blackman doesn’t play like a freshman during Florida State loss

James Blackman doesn’t play like a freshman during Florida State loss

James Blackman didn’t look or perform like a true freshman. He had pre-game jitters, of course, but the Florida State quarterback played with composure and was able to piece together drives in the 12th-ranked Seminoles’ 27-21 loss to North Carolina State Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium. FSU may be 0-2 for the first time since 1989 and, while there is frustration and disappointment, there...
NC State's Bradley Chubb apologizes for spitting on FSU logo

NC State's Bradley Chubb apologizes for spitting on FSU logo

North Carolina State's Bradley Chubb said that he didn't intentionally spit on Florida State's logo after the Wolfpack's 27-21 victory over the 12th-ranked Seminoles on Saturday. The senior defensive end then took to social media to apologize. "I let my emotions get the best of me. I have the utmost respect for coach (Jimbo) Fisher and Florida State," said Chubb in a statement on North Carolina...
Donald Trump and the NFL: Large number of Post readers support kneeling protests

Donald Trump and the NFL: Large number of Post readers support kneeling protests

Jelani Jenkins, Arian Foster, Michael Thomas and Kenny Stills kneel during the singing of the national anthem before the 2016 opener at Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) EAST RUTHERFORD — In the wake of controversial comments by President Donald Trump criticizing NFL players who protest perceived injustices by kneeling during the national anthem, 44 percent...
Donald Trump controversy: Miami Dolphins owner calls for ‘unifying leadership’

Donald Trump controversy: Miami Dolphins owner calls for ‘unifying leadership’

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross bristled at Donald Trump’s recent remarks degrading NFL players who protest during the national anthem. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The owner of the Miami Dolphins, Stephen Ross, defended the players in his organization who have protested during the national anthem and called for a different tone from President...

Star running back Mark Walton injured in Miami-Toledo game

Mark Walton in pain on table, as @FOXSportsFL put on the screen for a couple seconds. Came off field hopping on right foot w/ left elevated pic.twitter.com/2NurZvcUUO — Chris Fischer (@ChrisFischer07) September 23, 2017 MIAMI GARDENS — A huge day for Miami running back Mark Walton may be over. The junior...
Statement win: NC State upsets No. 12 Florida State, 27-21

Statement win: NC State upsets No. 12 Florida State, 27-21

North Carolina State finally has a statement win in Dave Doeren's fifth year as coach. The Wolfpack broke a 10-game losing streak to ranked teams Saturday, defeating No. 12 Florida State 27-21. It is Doeren's first victory in nine attempts since he took over in 2013. "We beat a lot of teams that people think we should beat, and knocked on the door with a ton of teams and didn't finish. Now we...
Puerto Rican players across MLB help after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rican players across MLB help after Hurricane Maria

It's been three days since Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico and Carlos Beltran still hasn't been able to get in touch with his parents who live there. While the Houston Astros designated hitter plays with a heavy heart and prays that his family is OK in the wake of the massive storm, Beltran and his wife, Jessica, pledged to donate $1 million to relief efforts. Beltran is one of many Puerto Rican...
5 Miami Dolphins under intense scrutiny vs. New York Jets

5 Miami Dolphins under intense scrutiny vs. New York Jets

DeVante Parker needs to keep the big games coming. (AP) NEW YORK—The consensus is that this will be an easy one for the Dolphins, and it should be considering the Jets are arguably the worst team in the NFL. Still, there are no guarantees. If Miami’s going to avoid an embarrassing upset and pick up a victory it can’t afford to squander, here are five players...
Miami Dolphins linebackers undersized, undermanned, but getting it done

Miami Dolphins linebackers undersized, undermanned, but getting it done

Kiko Alonso and the Dolphins’ linebackers are resolute despite their disadvantages. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) NEW YORK—For nearly the entire four months linebacker Chase Allen has been in the NFL, he’s been getting “dog-cussed” by his boss at every turn. The Dolphins took a flier on Allen after he went undrafted out of Southern Illinois, and defensive...
Marlins luminaries Conine, Dawson, Perez part of sale purge

Marlins luminaries Conine, Dawson, Perez part of sale purge

Jeff Conine, who goes by the nickname Mr. Marlin, is part of the purge of Miami Marlins executives before the sale of the team to Derek Jeter's investment group. Conine said Saturday he was told he won't be retained. He helped the Marlins win two World Series and has been a special assistant to the president since 2008. Also being fired are Hall of Famers Andre Dawson and Tony Perez, who had the same...
Marc Buoniconti tells AP it's time to ban youth football

Marc Buoniconti tells AP it's time to ban youth football

A victim himself of the sport, Marc Buoniconti wants youth football banned. He hasn't always felt that way. Now, as his Buoniconti Fund and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis also researches head trauma, the former college linebacker paralyzed from the shoulders down in a game nearly 32 years ago has a different view. As he has learned more about concussions and has seen his father, Hall of Famer...
The Latest: Trump sticks by NFL criticism on national anthem

The Latest: Trump sticks by NFL criticism on national anthem

The Latest on President Donald Trump's remarks about pro football (all times local): 6:55 p.m. President Donald Trump is sticking by his criticism of football players who kneel during the national anthem and is brushing off a rebuke from the commissioner of the National Football League. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Saturday that Trump's comments about players who kneel during the national anthem...
Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

President Donald Trump doubled down on denouncing protests by NFL players and rescinded NBA star Stephen Curry's White House invitation on Saturday, a series of tweets that quickly inflamed football and basketball stars and even prompted LeBron James to call the president a "bum." Trump started by announcing that Curry, the immensely popular two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors, would...
Post staff predictions: Dolphins should ground Jets with ease

Post staff predictions: Dolphins should ground Jets with ease

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (93) sends New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) to the turf for a sack late in the fourth quarter at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on November 6, 2016. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) What are our Dolphins writers expecting on Sunday when the Fins travel to the Meadowlands to face the New...
Marlins' McKeon told he will not be retained by Jeter group

Marlins' McKeon told he will not be retained by Jeter group

As part of the Miami Marlins' ownership change, Jack McKeon is out. The team's 86-year-old executive said Friday he was told he will not be retained by the new ownership group that includes Derek Jeter. McKeon managed the Marlins when they won the World Series in 2003, and for the past 12 seasons has been a special assistant to owner Jeffrey Loria. McKeon said he was advised of his firing not by Jeter's...
Fantasy Fins: Why Jay Ajayi might not have a huge game against the Jets

Fantasy Fins: Why Jay Ajayi might not have a huge game against the Jets

Jay Ajayi #23 of the Miami Dolphins eludes Joey Bosa #99 of the Los Angeles Chargers as he rushes to gain during the game at the StubHub Center on September 17, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) I can’t think of any Dolphins regulars who would make terrible fantasy starts this week. That seems obvious against a team such as the...
Dolphins confident they can win close games — and they have

Dolphins confident they can win close games — and they have

Miami Dolphins kicker (1) Cody Parker, punter (16) Matt Haack and tight end (48) MarQueis Gray react after a successful Parker field goal in the fourth quarter of an NFL game against the Los Angeles Chargers played at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA on Sunday, September 17, 2017. (AP Photo/John Cordes) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — On the sidelines last week, there was...
The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem

The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem

The Latest on President Donald Trump's campaign trip to Alabama (all times local): 9:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he's encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. He's also bemoaning that football games have become less violent, complaining, "They're ruining the game." Several athletes, including NFL players...
Miami Dolphins’ go-to guy in the red zone? No one

Miami Dolphins’ go-to guy in the red zone? No one

Julius Thomas was mostly a non-factor in the red zone against the Chargers. (Allen Eyestone/The Post) DAVIE—The Dolphins have a few guys who seem like they should be obvious red zone scorers. DeVante Parker is 6-foot-4 with great leaping ability and a newly discovered tenacity for winning jump-balls. They traded for tight end Julius Thomas theoretically to make them...
Goran Dragic: If Slovenia can win European Championship, Miami Heat can win World Championship, ‘Why not?’

Goran Dragic: If Slovenia can win European Championship, Miami Heat can win World Championship, ‘Why not?’

Heat guard Goran Dragic flexed his muscle while leading Slovenia to a EuroBasket championship.   Goran Dragic and the Slovenian national team overcame long odds to win the EuroBasket championships this summer. Now Dragic sees a parallel to his NBA team, the Miami Heat. “Nobody gave us a chance, the Slovenian national team,” Dragic said today on a conference call from...
After winning EuroBasket gold, Goran Dragic is ‘fully confident’ he will be ready for start of training camp

After winning EuroBasket gold, Goran Dragic is ‘fully confident’ he will be ready for start of training camp

Goran Dragic #7 of the Miami Heat drives around Deron Williams #31 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on March 6, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Miami won the game 106-98. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) MIAMI — It’s been quite the offseason for Goran Dragic. The Heat point guard led Slovenia to the EuroBasket gold medal this month and...
Five players under pressure: No. 14 Miami Hurricanes vs. Toledo

Five players under pressure: No. 14 Miami Hurricanes vs. Toledo

Malek Young, shown after making an interception against Bethune-Cookman, will be tasked with slowing Toledo’s passing attack. (Getty Images) [ Canes Watch TV: Miami-Toledo preview, pick ] In our first installment of this series — which feels like it was a year ago, given everything that’s transpired since — ...
Miami Dolphins LB Justin March-Lillard more than an afterthought

Miami Dolphins LB Justin March-Lillard more than an afterthought

Justin March-Lillard can still be a factor for the Dolphins at linebacker–a position where they badly need help. (Getty Images) DAVIE—It’s been a bizarre start to the season for the Miami Dolphins, but it’s likely no one on the team has experienced more of a whirlwind few weeks than linebacker Justin March-Lillard. He was cruising through the offseason with the...
Richt on Radio: What Miami Hurricanes coach said Monday 

Richt on Radio: What Miami Hurricanes coach said Monday 

Mark Richt gestures while speaking Sunday. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) ORLANDO — Here’s some of what Mark Richt had to say during his Monday morning appearance on WQAM: * On what the last 10 days has been like: “It’s been draining, there’s no doubt. A lot of decisions have to be made. Some tough decisions, some tougher than others.” “We gave...
Dolphins vs. Jets: How do they match up in Week 3?

Dolphins vs. Jets: How do they match up in Week 3?

How do the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets match up for Sunday’s NFL Week 3 tilt at MetLife Stadium? Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry (14) stretches for yardage as he is tackled by New York Jets strong safety Calvin Pryor (25) at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida on November 6, 2016. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) When the Dolphins have the ball&hellip...
FAU running back Buddy Howell among keys to Owls beating Buffalo

FAU running back Buddy Howell among keys to Owls beating Buffalo

In three seasons under Charlie Partridge, the Florida Atlantic Owls had only two instances of winning streaks. With a win against Buffalo on Saturday night (7 p.m., ESPN3), the Owls would enter conference play with their first winning streak under first-year coach Lane Kiffin. *Owls eager for runion with old coach now at Buffalo *FAU notches first win of Lane Kiffin era *Photos of Owls win over Bethune-Cookman...
With start of training camp days away, Pat Riley believes Heat are ‘one step away from being a very good team’

With start of training camp days away, Pat Riley believes Heat are ‘one step away from being a very good team’

MIAMI — The Heat’s current 19-man roster has combined to make zero All-Star game appearances. But Miami is still widely expected to end up as one of the Eastern Conference’s eight playoff teams this season. That may be tough for some to figure out, but the Heat feel those expectations are justified. “There were only 12 All-Stars in the Eastern Conference last year...
Heat president Pat Riley on Dwyane Wade: ‘Any opportunities that are there, we’re always going to approach that’

Heat president Pat Riley on Dwyane Wade: ‘Any opportunities that are there, we’re always going to approach that’

Heat president Pat Riley was careful when talking about Dwyane Wade’s situation with the Bulls. MIAMI – With the Chicago Bulls and Dwyane Wad e seemingly moving toward a buyout, Heat president Pat Riley was asked about Wade returning to the city where he played for 13 seasons. “I feel great about our relationship that we had over the 13 years,” Riley...
Watch our Dolphins-Jets Week 3 simulation on Madden 18

Watch our Dolphins-Jets Week 3 simulation on Madden 18

This NFL season, we at the Post are making our Miami Dolphins predictions every week.  But it's another thing entirely to play the game out in advance. And that's precisely what we're doing each week.  And you get to watch.  Each week of the 2017 Dolphins season, we'll have Madden NFL 18 — yes, finally, the brand-spanking new version of the game! — simulate that week's matchup...
Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh moved by teammates voting him captain

Dolphins DT Ndamukong Suh moved by teammates voting him captain

Ndamukong Suh is growing as a leader, which is a good sign for the Dolphins. (Getty Images) DAVIE– Dolphins star Ndamukong Suh isn’t as heartless as he might seem. Over his three years with Miami, he’s gradually warmed up to his new teammates and grown into a leader. It’s been an emphasis for him, which is why it meant a lot to learn that the players...

Canes Watch TV: Miami-Toledo preview, prediction from Orlando (video)

It has been an odd season so far. Miami played one game, scattered for Hurricane Irma, and then found itself in the world of theme parks while preparing for its second game. We preview Miami-Toledo from Orlando, a place we certainly didn’t expect to be in mid-September. Our prediction is at the end of the video.  
Alabama is a behemoth. Why is rest of the SEC so underwhelming?

Alabama is a behemoth. Why is rest of the SEC so underwhelming?

In the fall 2008, Rich Brooks and his Kentucky football team won their first four games of the season. Suddenly, October was about more than just the opening of basketball practice in Lexington. And then came a look at the schedule in the brutal Southeastern Conference. Not just the programs. The coaches.  Over the ensuing eight weeks, Kentucky faced Nick Saban, Steve Spurrier, Bobby Petrino...
Highlights from Heat president Pat Riley’s preseason press conference

Highlights from Heat president Pat Riley’s preseason press conference

MIAMI – The Miami Heat open training camp Tuesday at Florida Atlantic University. Today, Heat president Pat Riley gave his state of the team address, touching on everything from expectations to Dwyane Wade to  the makeup of the roster. Here are the highlights from Riley’s presser. On the roster: “I’m happy with it. Erik (Spoelstra) is happy with it. It&rsquo...
Six Miami Dolphins rookies describe game ‘I’m going to remember the rest of my life’

Six Miami Dolphins rookies describe game ‘I’m going to remember the rest of my life’

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers throws under pressure by defensive end Charles Harris of the Dolphins. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) DAVIE — For six members of the Dolphins, last weekend wasn’t just a dramatic opening start to the season, but a start to their NFL careers. Six rookies shook off jitters and helped the Dolphins defeat the Los Angeles...
Miami Heat 2017 training camp preview: Hassan Whiteside is back with some new faces behind him on the depth chart

Miami Heat 2017 training camp preview: Hassan Whiteside is back with some new faces behind him on the depth chart

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside smiles before an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday, March 4, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) With the Heat starting training camp on Tuesday, we are ramping up our coverage with our position-by-position breakdowns. Today we bring you a closer look at where Miami stands at the center position. We went...
Kenyan Drake embraces role on Dolphins kickoff and punt coverage

Kenyan Drake embraces role on Dolphins kickoff and punt coverage

Miami Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake is using his speed for a good cause. Drake is dangerous with the ball in his hands, and he can tackle. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post) DAVIE — Kenyan Drake is a dynamic, explosive playmaker who averaged 5.4 yards per rush and 30.5 yards per kickoff return as a Miami Dolphins rookie. The Dolphins were...
Dave George: Dolphins rivalry with Jets has long and colorful history

Dave George: Dolphins rivalry with Jets has long and colorful history

This Jets-Dolphins rivalry kind of grows on you. Like a fungus. Right now it might not seem like much as the teams prepare for Sunday’s game in New Jersey. Miami swept the two-game series last year, and in one of those victories backup quarterback Matt Moore threw four touchdown passes. The Jets aren’t helping matters, either, when team owner Christopher Johnson must come out, just two...
Miami Dolphins DC Matt Burke challenges secondary to challenge receivers

Miami Dolphins DC Matt Burke challenges secondary to challenge receivers

Chargers receiver Keenan Allen, who had 100 yards receiving, runs against the Dolphins. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) DAVIE — Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke timed it. Going over film of the Dolphins’ 19-17 victory over the Chargers, he saw how quarterback Philip Rivers averaged a shade over two seconds before releasing passes. And that, Burke figured, it a compliment...

What Brian Kelly said after Notre Dame beat Michigan State

While the program may not be willing to admit it, revenge was on the minds of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish with Michigan State on the schedule this week. If that was indeed the case, mission accomplished. The Fighting Irish followed up their dominating rushing day against Boston College last week with a strong road performance versus rival Michigan State, who knocked off Notre...

Iowa falls in football classic, but Hawkeyes proved they’re a contender

IOWA CITY, Iowa — We’ve seen this game before. Not lately, but once upon a time when Iowa and Penn State played almost every year, these two teams would slug it out every time they matched up. They were games only a football purist would love, traditionally low-scoring with hard-hitting defense. With the Big Ten’s double expansion, this series faded away....

Michigan State gets clobbered by Notre Dame after Michigan beats Purdue

Michigan State suffered a 38-18 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday night, falling to 2-1 as a result. The Spartans were undefeated coming into the matchup after wins over Bowling Green and Western Michigan. This game was different from the outset. Notre Dame drove 78 yards in seven plays on the first drive of the game and recorded the game’s first points on a 16-yard run...

Penn State TE Mike Gesicki after last-second win over Iowa: ‘That’s how you silence 70,000’

Kinnick Stadium was loud in the final two minutes as Iowa took the lead against Penn State and then tried to hang on. The raucous crowd made plenty of noise — all up until the final second of the game. Penn State won on a last-second touchdown, converting a 4th-and-goal from the 7-yard line to escape the upset. Juwan Johnson made the grab and held up...

Red Zone no longer Dead Zone for Wolverines

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Kirk Herbstreit had a feeling about Michigan on Saturday. “I’m going to say it right now, however many times they get in the red zone [Saturday], put in that many touchdowns,” the former Ohio State quarterback and now ESPN analyst said on College GameDay. “I don’t know what’s going to happen in this game, ...

WATCH: Florida QB Feleipe Franks taunts Kentucky fans after Gators seal victory in final minute

Any time a program pulls off a significant win in the final minute, it’s easy for players to get caught up in the moment. That’s exactly what happened to Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks at Kroger Field Saturday night after the Gators rattled off 14 unanswered points to beat Kentucky 28-27. The Wildcats’ fans seemed stunned at the final result...

WATCH: Royce Freeman becomes Oregon’s career leader in rushing touchdowns

In Saturday night’s matchup between the Oregon Ducks and Arizona State Sun Devils, senior Ducks tailback Royce Freeman broke the school’s career rushing touchdown record with a 12-yard carry late in the second quarter to pull Oregon within three points of ASU. The touchdown was Freeman’s 54th of his career. He entered Week 4 tied for the career...

Junior QB Brandon Wimbush leads Notre Dame to impressive victory against Michigan State

In his first road test of the season, junior quarterback Brandon Wimbush played well and led Notre Dame to an impressive, 38-18, victory against rival Michigan State on Saturday night. Wimbush drove the Fighting Irish to a touchdown on the first drive of the game, finishing off the possession with a 16-yard run for the score under two minutes into the first quarter. Less than...

Five quick takeaways from Florida’s last-second win against Kentucky

The Florida Gators narrowly extended their win streak over the Kentucky Wildcats to 31 with a 28-27 come-from-behind victory on Saturday in Lexington, Ky. The No. 20 Gators (2-1, 2-0 SEC) scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter — with Freddie Swain’s go-ahead 5-yard touchdown catch from Luke Del Rio with 43 seconds left sealing the deal. Here are five...

Fan Sound Off: LSU fans worried about Troy next week, rest of SEC this season

LSU picked up a win Saturday, beating Syracuse 35-26 in Baton Rouge, La., but it didn’t leave Tigers fans patting themselves on the back for improving to 3-1 this season. Instead, the win had LSU faithful questioning the coaches, the team and doubting the success of the rest of the season. Next up for LSU is Troy on Saturday night in Baton Rouge, followed by a road game to Gainesville...

UCLA DB Adarius Pickett immediately tweets displeasure at being ejected for targeting

Around 8:15 p.m., Pacific Time, UCLA defensive back Adarius Pickett was flagged for targeting on a particularly hard hit to a much larger Stanford tight end. The ensuing review by officials confirmed that the hit was, indeed, targeting, meaning Pickett was ejected for the remainder of the game. Less than five minutes later, Pickett was tweeting his displeasure from the locker...

What Dino Babers said after the Syracuse Orange lost to LSU

It was a valiant effort. Dino Babers had his Syracuse Orange within two points of the LSU Tigers with under six minutes to play Saturday night. But the Tigers sealed the win a 20-yard touchdown in the final two minutes. While Syracuse fans can take this one as a moral victory, the fact remains the Orange need to find four more wins on a very tough schedule in order to earn...

What Matt Rhule had to say after Baylor’s loss to Oklahoma

Baylor coach Matt Rhule remained upbeat after his team’s fourth consecutive loss Saturday night to start the season. The Bears made Oklahoma sweat before the No. 3 Sooners escaped with a 49-41 triumph. Here’s a collection of his comments to Baylor’s radio network after the game. “I would be remiss if I didn’t thank the people at the game tonight. Their energy and intensity...

Internet reacts as Florida continues winning streak against Kentucky in thriller

Somehow, Florida made it 31 wins in a row against the Kentucky Wildcats, as Luke Del Rio found Freddie Swain for the go-ahead touchdown and Austin MacGinnis missed a 57-yard field goal as time expired to give the Gators the 28-27 victory. The Wildcats seemed to be well in field goal range with six seconds left, but a controversial holding penalty pushed the ball back ten yards...

What Jim McElwain said after Florida’s momentous win over Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Two weeks in a row, Florida found a way to persevere and seize victory in dramatic fashion. No. 20 Florida rallied back in the fourth quarter for a 28-27 win over Kentucky as the Wildcats missed a last-second field goal. The Gators have now won 31 straight games over the Wolverines. Follow along for live updates from Gators coach Jim McElwain’s post-game...

Lincoln Riley was mistaken for Baker Mayfield in Oklahoma’s post game press conference

Well, we know that Lincoln Riley is one of the youngest head coaches in college football. What we didn’t know is that he apparently looks young enough to be mistaken for his quarterback, Baker Mayfield, but according to Brooke Pryor of The Oklahoman, he was. It’s obviously just a mistake of exhaustion, not of malice, but how in the world does that happen? Mayfield and Riley...

WATCH: Penn State beats Iowa 21-19 on last play of game

Penn State did it. Somehow. Faced with fourth-and-goal and only second remaining down 4, QB Trace McSorley found WR Juwan Johnson for a 7-yard touchdown on the last play of the game. Final. Penn State 21, Iowa 19. No. 4 Penn State is now 4-0. The post WATCH: Penn State beats Iowa 21-19 on last play of game appeared first on Land of 10.

The big game is no contest: Georgia looks exceptional

ATHENS — One set of Bulldogs lost 11 yards before its second snap. The other set had seven points before its second snap. One band of Bulldogs came ready. Guess which. The set of Bulldogs based in Clarke County had dropped hints over the season’s first three weeks, but this was more than that. This was something approaching a declaration. Georgia is way better...

Fan Sound Off: Auburn fans hope they got taste of what to expect rest of season

Auburn fans are optimistic that the Tigers they saw Saturday night in Columbia, Mo., are the same ones that will show up the rest of the season. Auburn routed Missouri, 51-14, and did it with a balance of rushing (263 yards) and passing (219) with another strong defensive outing. It was a vast improvement one week after Auburn looked mediocre at best in a 24-10 victory against...

College football rankings 2017: Projecting the AP Poll Top 25 after Week 4

We finally got it: The first chaotic week of the young NCAA season. Losses by No. 6 Oklahoma State and No. 12 Florida State — as well as close calls for No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 4 Penn State and No. 5 USC — mean that the college football rankings will look much different on Sunday. Here’s our best guess at how the AP Top 25 will shake out after Week 4: Dropped...

WATCH: Missouri coach Barry Odom gives fiery rant following Auburn loss

It was another game for Missouri and Barry Odom. The Tigers got blown out yet again, as the Tigers fell 51-14 to visiting Auburn. Missouri is no 1-3 on the season and 0-2 in SEC play. Afterwards, Odom addressed the media to discuss yet another loss. Missouri is off next weekend, and returns to action on Oct. 7 when they visit Kentucky. The post WATCH: Missouri coach...

Kentucky loses in heartbreaking fashion yet again to Florida

For Kentucky, it was heart break yet again. Florida scored a touchdown with 43 seconds left in the game to take a one-point lead following a touchdown pass from Luke Del Rio. The touchdown gave Florida its first lead all night. It was the second time in the game that Florida scored a touchdown thanks to Kentucky not covering the wide receiver. Kentucky then got a gift as Florida roughed...

What Ed Orgeron said after LSU’s 35-26 win over Syracuse

BATON ROUGE, La. — It wasn’t pretty, but No. 25 LSU held on for a 35-26 victory against visiting Syracuse on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium. The Tigers scored early and closed the first half with a long touchdown from Danny Etling to Stephen Sullivan, his first career receiving touchdown at LSU. That explosiveness continued on offense to start the third quarter...

Fan Sound Off: After first loss, Mississippi State fans say regroup, get ready for Auburn

Mississippi State opened the season with three consecutive wins that included a 30-point rout against LSU. The Bulldogs entered their game Saturday against No. 11 Georgia as the nation’s 17th-ranked team. But they’ll leave Athens, Ga., with their first loss and a drop in the polls after losing 31-3. Mississippi State has no time to rest as the Bulldogs travel to face SEC West...

Akrum Wadley scores 2 fourth-quarter TDs to give Iowa the lead vs. Penn State

Akrum Wadley kept Iowa in Saturday night’s game against Penn State with a 70-yard catch-and run touchdown in the fourth quarter. Then he gave the Hawkeyes the lead with a  35-yard touchdown run. His score gave Iowa a 19-15 lead with 1:42 left in the game, and at the time it seemed he would lead the Hawkeyes to a huge upset. Instead, Penn State drove 80 yards...

College football rankings: AP Poll Top 25 projections after Week 4

The college football rankings will have major changes in the AP Poll Top 25 after a busy Week 4. Unbeaten TCU won at No. 6 Oklahoma State to help force major changes in the polls. No. 4 Penn State won on the last play of the game to beat Iowa, Before the poll is out Sunday, Land of 10 predicts where teams will be ranked in the new AP Poll. Dropped out: No. 12 Florida State 25. LSU (3-1)...

Akrum Wadley keeps Iowa alive vs. Penn State with 70-yard catch-and run TD

Akrum Wadley is keeping Iowa football in a game for the second time in three weeks. He caught a pass from QB Nate Stanley and rumbled 70 yards to the end zone to bring Iowa within two points of Penn State in the fourth quarter on Saturday night. Wadley caught a 46-yard score against in Week 2 against Iowa State to force overtime in a game Iowa ultimately won. The Hawkeyes ...

Ezekiel Elliott and Todd Gurley are impressed with Saquon Barkley

Ezekiel Elliott and Todd Gurley have been two of the best running backs in college football over the last five years. They’re both impressed with Saquon Barkley. Elliott and Gurley both complimented Barkley’s performance during Penn State’s Saturday night showdown with Iowa. Barkley, a Heisman candidate, had totaled more than 200 yards from scrimmage entering...

Michigan QB: John O’Korn? Wilton Speight? Let the debate begin

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Michigan quarterback John O’Korn felt his canine teeth slice through his mouth guard and onto his tongue, and he tasted something metallic. Blood. He spit it out. Michigan’s quarterback had just taken a hit from Purdue linebacker Ja’Whaun Bentley. As officials reviewed the play following a targeting call against Bentley, O&rsquo...

Arkansas message board: Sick grandfather approaching death wants Bret Bielema fired before passing away

Arkansas lost to Texas A&M on Saturday in overtime. Every loss now seems to make Bret Bielema’s job less secure. According to an Arkansas message board, one fan wants the Razorbacks’ head coach gone while nearly on his death bed. In his fifth season in Fayetteville, Bielema is now 26-27, not good enough for many of the Razorback faithful. A statement like this simply shows the passionate...

What Gus Malzahn said after Auburn football’s 51-14 rout of Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. — For the first time this season, Gus Malzahn’s Auburn football team looked a lot like it what it was supposed to be offensively and defensively Saturday night against Missouri. No. 15 Auburn defeated Missouri, 51-14, to open its SEC schedule in its first-ever matchup at Faurot Field. Running back Kerryon Johnson had five rushing touchdowns in his...

Baylor fans upbeat after close 49-41 loss to Oklahoma Sooners

The Baylor Bears took the 3rd ranked Oklahoma Sooners down to the wire in Waco, and the Baylor faithful are pumped up about it. Here are some of the best comments from Baylor fans about their loss to Oklahoma, 49-41. Their comments have been edited for length and clarity. Ryan Edwards:  This is a loss, but it’s the best...

PHOTOS: LSU holds off Syracuse in 35-26 win

BATON ROUGE, La. — LSU bounced back from a disappointing road loss against Mississippi State with a big-time victory against Syracuse at home. The No. 25-ranked Tigers were forced to overcome a slow start on the offensive side of the ball, but came to life late in the second quarter. In the second half, LSU turned the offensive reigns over to freshman quarterback ...

What Dan Mullen said after Mississippi State’s disappointing 31-3 loss to Georgia

Mississippi State entered Athens with a fresh No. 18 national ranking and expectations of a road victory. Instead, the Bulldogs found a Georgia team that was ready to fire on all cylinders from the very first play. The end result? A decisive 31-3 win for Georgia. Here’s what Mullen said following the loss to Georgia: The post What Dan Mullen said after Mississippi...

Stock report: LSU rotates Etling and Brennan, holds on to beat Syracuse

BATON ROUGE, La. — The Myles Brennan era began for LSU Saturday night, and it didn’t go the way most Tigers fans would’ve imagined. No. 25 LSU (3-1, 0-1 SEC) held on to defeat Syracuse 35-26  Saturday night in Tiger Stadium, but the game wasn’t without its hiccups. Brennan replaced starting quarterback Danny Etling midway through...

Auburn football’s offense finally does what it’s supposed to do in Missouri rout

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Gus Malzahn often preaches the importance of Auburn football’s offense setting the tone in games it’s supposed to win. For the first time in three tries in which Auburn was a double-digit favorite, the Tigers finally did it Saturday night in a 51-14 rout of Missouri. It started with a 58-yard completion from Jarrett Stidham’s strong arm...

USC, Stephen Carr, not bothered by pressure of being Pac-12’s top-ranked team

The USC Trojans are both in an enviable and difficult position. As the No. 5-ranked team in the country, USC carries the banner for the Pac-12 as the program most likely to represent the West Coast in the College Football Playoff. While that expectation is a supreme compliment to its wealth of talent and potential, it also comes with the burden of immense pressure week in and...

Oklahoma beats Baylor 49-41: 3 things we learned

Oklahoma came into Saturday’s game at Baylor as arguably the nation’s hottest team after producing three impressive victories to start the season. It almost all got away from them as the Sooners had to dig deep into their bag of tricks before escaping McLane Stadium with a 49-41 triumph over winless Baylor. The victory wasn’t settled until Caleb Kelly recovered...

WATCH: Florida calls on Luke Del Rio to save the day, he promptly throws INT

If you’re a Florida fan, you’re probably getting a little numb to the pain of watching your quarterbacks at this point. Seeing Luke Del Rio enter for Feleipe Franks doesn’t exactly provide a remedy. Well, Del Rio wasted no time proving that almost as soon as he stepped foot onto the field for the Gators in Saturday night’s game against Kentucky. With...

Baylor falls in thriller to No. 3 Oklahoma: 3 things we learned

Baylor football’s monumental upset attempt fell just short down the stretch in a 49-41 loss to No. 3 Oklahoma at McLane Stadium on Saturday. Quarterback Zach Smith threw for 463 yards and 4 touchdowns with no picks in one of the best games of his career. Wide receiver Denzel Mims posted a breakout game with 10 catches for 192 yards and 3 touchdowns, the first 100-yard...

College GameDay announces week 5 destination

College GameDay has its week 5 destination.. On the Penn State-Iowa broadcast, Chris Fowler announced  that GameDay would be headed to Blacksburg, Virginia, as No. 13 Virginia Tech takes on No. 2 Clemson. It will be a huge game for Justin Fuente and Virginia Tech, as Clemson has looked like one of the best teams in the country. Hopefully, they play a lot of Enter Sandman...

Saquon Barkley breaks off another ridiculous run vs. Iowa

In a prime time game in front of a national audience, Saquon Barkley did what he does best. He broke off another ridiculous, jaw-dropping run that shows why he’s on the short list of Heisman candidates this season. On a 1st down, Barkley looked like he was about to step out of bounds after gaining 11 yards. But he somehow stayed in bounds and kept his left knee from hitting the ground...

Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson rushes for 5 TDs against Missouri, ties FBS record for 2017 season

It has been quite the night for Kerryon Johnson, as the Auburn running back has rushed for five touchdowns in the Tigers demolishing of Missouri. Johnson, the backup to Kamryn Pettway, started for the Tigers as Pettway was a little banged up following last week’s game against Mercer. He made Missouri pay immediately, rushing for two touchdowns less than three minutes...
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