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South Carolina Gamecocks safety T.J. Gurley celebrates a missed field goal by Georgia in the fourth quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Columbia, S.C. The Gamecocks upset Georgia for a 38-35 win.
Two years ago, half a world away, Jahlil Okafor, Justise Winslow and Tyus Jones helped win gold for USA Basketball. While that made the trip to Lithuania successful, it also set the stage for where the three are beginning their college basketball careers.
Fresno State quarterback Brian Burrell passes the ball in the first quarter during an NCAA college football game against Utah Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Salt Lake City.
The West Mecklenburg High product ran 12 times for 245 yards and touchdowns of 69, 68 and 45 yards in Duke's 41-3 rout of Kansas Saturday afternoon in Wallace Wade Stadium. His coming out party set a single-game rushing yardage standard on a day when Duke overwhelmed the Jayhawks at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball.
Duke's Shaun Wilson scores a touchdown against Kansas' Darious Crawley during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Durham, N.C. The Associated Press Duke's Shaun Wilson scores a touchdown against Kansas' Darious Crawley during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept.
The ACC is coming off the most successful week in its football history with an 11-0 nonconference record that included an eye-catching upset of Ohio State by Virginia Tech. With a high-profile contest against a national opponent, a dangerous trap game and a handful of road tests against non-Power Five opponents on the schedule, the ACC can either build on its momentum or take a step back today.
The Falcons got on the board first in the contest after a 54-yard pass from Junior quarterback Eli Eason to Cooper Shelton. Lebanon had it's turn in the end zone after Jarren Stewart scrambled around the backfield before finding a wide open Cameron Thompson for a 50-yard touchdown pass, with three minutes remaining in the first half.
PREGAME CHATTER: A win, is a win, and no one can discount the Wolfpack for being 2-0 at this point in the season. Yes, it hasn't been pretty, but quarterback Jacoby Brissett has been excellent when the game is on the line.
Preseason predictions in any sport should come with the same kind of disclaimer that's posted at the bottom of every fly-by-night betting service site on the internet. That's especially true for the poll taken in July at the ACC's Football Kickoff media event forecasting the order of finish in the league's Coastal Division.
The Blitz: The Wolfpack takes to the road for the first time seeking to match its win total from all of last season. Although State QB Jacoby Brissett is the ACC leader in passing efficiency and has thrown for five TD in two games, the matchup promises to be decided on the ground.
Linebacker C.J. France, who missed the 34-17 win over Troy with a leg injury last week, practiced this week and will available for the Blue Devils' game with Kansas on Saturday . "We look like from a standpoint that we've got C.J. back in some form - limited if not full go," Duke coach David Cutcliffe said Thursday.
The Kansas Jayhawks ran the ball on about 67 percent of their offensive plays in their first game against the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks . They did this with good reason: it worked.
Nebraska is in bounce-back mode after a too-close-for-comfort, last-minute win over FCS McNeese State. The Cornhuskers' offense went all but dormant in the second half and is looking to get well against what so far has been a woeful Fresno State defense.
That's something U.S. National Team forward Kenneth Faried cannot tolerate. Not at home and certainly not on the other side of the world here in the FIBA World Cup .
Issac Blakeney has moved around on Duke's football team, from defense to offense - and to various spots on both sides of the ball. "The position I play now, I played in high school so that's like home for me," Blakeney said Tuesday.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 07:01 pm
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