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Michigan State football: What we learned vs. Iowa, what to watch at Michigan

Michigan State football: What we learned vs. Iowa, what to watch at Michigan

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CLOSE Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch and Detroit Free Press columnist Shawn Windsor break down the Spartans' 17-10 win over the Hawkeyes and look ahead to next week's game at Michigan. The Spartans sing the fight song after beating Iowa 17-10. Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal The Spartan football team sings the Fight Song Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, after beating Iowa 17-10 at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing.(Photo: Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State, Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State)Looking back at what happened in Michigan State’s 17-10 win over Iowa and a look ahead to next week’s game at Michigan.Three things we learnedDeveloping defense: MSU’s defense looked dominating against Iowa, holding the Hawkeyes to just 19 rushing yards and limiting QB Nate Stanley t
Fantasy Football Instant Reaction: Falcons lose Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu to injury in Week 4

Fantasy Football Instant Reaction: Falcons lose Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu to injury in Week 4

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Matt Ryan's real-life Week 4 was a lot worse than your Fantasy Football Week 4. In the span of a quarter, the Falcons quarterback went from his full-strength offense to playing without top targets Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu. Jones jogged off innocently enough in the second quarter but didn't return because of a hip flexor injury. Teammate Mohamed Sanu also didn't come back in the second half after suffering an injury to his hamstring. It left Ryan with Taylor Gabriel and Justin Hardy as his top receivers, both of whom seemed overmatched. In the third quarter, Ryan dropped back and uncorked a deep bomb intended for Gabriel that wound up getting picked off by Bills cornerback Micah Hyde. It goes without saying that if Ryan had to go any amount of time without Jones, and certainly withou...
College Football Players of the Week: Utah State's Jalen Davis dominates BYU

College Football Players of the Week: Utah State's Jalen Davis dominates BYU

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There were a lot of impressive individual performances across the country this weekend, but there's a good chance you didn't see the best one of all.It's not often that a defensive back finishes with more receiving yards* than the offense he's facing, but that's what Utah State'sJalen Davis did against BYU on Friday night, and that's why he's our National Player of the Week.National Player of the WeekJalen Davis, CB, Utah State: OK, so Davis didn't really have any receiving yards against BYU. At least, not in the manner we're accustomed to. Instead, Davis intercepted three passes against BYU in a 40-24 win on Friday night, returning them for 95 yards and two touchdowns.No BYU player finished with more than 40 yards receiving, and only one had more than three receptions.SEC Player of the...
Alabama football: Crimson Tide dominates Ole Miss 66-3 to stay undefeated

Alabama football: Crimson Tide dominates Ole Miss 66-3 to stay undefeated

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Ralph D. Russo | The Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The most dominant two-game stretch of football Alabama has ever played under Nick Saban — and that's saying something for a team with four national championship trophies in the last eight years — left the coach seemingly no more satisfied than if his players had just had a solid day of practice."We're pleased with the outcome," Saban said. "Nothing's perfect, but we need to certainly work on the things we need to improve." Jalen Hurts threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score and No. 1 Alabama let loose on Mississippi 66-3 on Saturday night. The Crimson Tide emphatically put down a foe that had been problematic in recent years with its highest-scoring performance in 11 seasons under Saban.It was the most points Ala
Bowl projections: USC's loss is Big Ten's gain as College Football Playoff shifts

Bowl projections: USC's loss is Big Ten's gain as College Football Playoff shifts

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#Pac12AfterDark strikes again.  After playing with fire every week so far this season, No. 5 Southern California Trojans finally got burned at No. 16 Washington State Cougars in a 30-27 loss.  The upset of the Trojans undoubtedly shakes up my College Football Playoff and New Year's Six projections.USC drops out of the CFP and gets replaced by Ohio State Buckeyes . The Buckeyes are projected to be the Big Ten champion -- Penn State Nittany Lions still has to go to Columbus, Ohio -- and the new No. 4 playoff seed.  Oklahoma Sooners , which won at Ohio State earlier this season, is now projected to be the No. 3 seed.2018 College Football PlayoffDateGame / Loc.Time / TVM...
NFL Week 4 Fantasy Football live blog: Rankings, inactives, expert picks

NFL Week 4 Fantasy Football live blog: Rankings, inactives, expert picks

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Week 4 of the 2017 NFL season is under way -- and we are tracking all the key injury news and roster moves for Sunday's 14 games.Below we'll have live highlights, scores, picks, and more as the NFL action unfolds Sunday.If the live blog below is not loading properly for you, please click here to view it.Here's the schedule, which includes the early kickoff from London at 9:30 a.m. ET and eight games kicking off at 1 p.m. ET:ScheduleThursday Chicago Bears  at  Green Bay Packers  (Takeaways)Sunday New Orleans Saints  vs.  Miami Dolphins  in London, 9:30 a.m. ET on FOX (GameTracker) Pittsburgh Steelers  at  Baltimore Ravens , 1 p.m....
Fantasy Football Week 4: Willie Snead's surprise inactive status headlines Injury Report update

Fantasy Football Week 4: Willie Snead's surprise inactive status headlines Injury Report update

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A pair of notable wide receivers headline the Week 4 injury report, with each trending in a different direction with respect to their potential availability. The running backs have their share of health concerns as well, while the outlook of two prominent quarterbacks hasn't improved over the last week. Without further ado, a look at who's likely to take the field in Week 4 :Quarterbacks  The status quo holds for the Minnesota Vikings ' Sam Bradford , who''ll miss a third straight game with what's been confirmed as a bone bruise in his knee. Case Keenum will have an opportunity to follow up his spectacular 369-yard Week 3 effort, although he'll face a tough divisional opponent in the Detroit Lions ...
BYU football: Suddenly ball security is biggest concern for Cougars

BYU football: Suddenly ball security is biggest concern for Cougars

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When asked what the mood in the locker room was after Friday’s disappointing 40-24 loss at Utah State, senior linebacker and captain Fred Warner got straight to the point.“It sucks,” he said. “We just lost the game, so it sucks.”The irony is that one of the major reasons for the frustration shifted significantly.The BYU offense appeared to have broken out of its funk as it tallied nearly 400 yards of total offense. That may not be a huge number but it was the best Cougar performance of 2017.But when the chips are down, sometimes a team just trades one problem for another.The Cougars had six turnovers in the first four games (six interceptions, no fumbles) — then went out and more than doubled that number in a single game with four interceptions and three fumbles against the Aggies.It wa
Saturday best: A pricey upset for LSU, Bryce Love's 'grand' month and more

Saturday best: A pricey upset for LSU, Bryce Love's 'grand' month and more

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2:31 AM ETThere are few guarantees in college football, but as we exit the month of September, it's becoming readily apparent that we are on an end-of-the-season collision course with Alabama and Clemson.The two teams to play for and win the national championship in the past two seasons are yet again the cream of the crop. Most of us don't want to admit it, but we're all thinking it. The Tide and Tigers have crushed any expectation of parity at the top in this sport, but we all have to come to grips with the fact that these are to the two best teams in the country ... again.Clemson beat three top-15 opponents in the month of September, including Virginia Tech on Saturday. Michael Shroyer/Getty ImagesOn what you might call "Show Me Saturday," No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 Clemson put that...
College football scores, schedule 2017: Alabama dominates, Oklahoma State survives

College football scores, schedule 2017: Alabama dominates, Oklahoma State survives

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A highly-anticipated ACC showdown leads the Week 5 slate, but the 2017 college football season is just beginning to ramp up and the top teams in the nation are on high alert as now everyone in the country has entered conference play.CBS Sports will be with you the entire way Saturday updating this story with the top headlines, highlights and scores from the day's action. Be sure to follow along  and check back often. To manually refresh the page, please click here. Predictions, schedule, scores Wisconsin Badgers  33,  Northwestern Wildcats  24 -- Box score Florida Gators  38,  Vanderbilt Commodores  24  -- Box score Georgia Bulldogs  41,  ...