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West Virginia Upsets No. 4 Baylor

West Virginia Upsets No. 4 Bayloristockphoto(MORGANTOWN, WV) -- The Baylor Bears' college football playoff chances took a major blow today after losing to the West Virginia Mountaineers 41-27. Mountaineers quarterback Clint Tricket led the West Virginia aerial attack, completing 23 of...

Hugh Freeze: Team Needs to ‘Stay in the Moment’

Hugh Freeze: Team Needs to ‘Stay in the Moment’ University of Mississippi/Getty Images(OXFORD, MS.) -- Third ranked Ole Miss (6-0) will host the Tennessee Volunteers (3-3) in an SEC matchup on Saturday. Ole Miss comes into the game 3-0 in their conference and head coach Hugh Freeze doesn't want his team looking past the Volunteers. Freeze said he wants the team to "stay in the moment [and] prepare for this game Saturday. It's the only one we should be worried or concerned about.  The other ones are in the trash; this is the only one that matters." Mississippi is averaging 35.7 points per game, but the Tennessee defense is only giving up 19.2 this season. "They're very active up front," Freeze said. "They're downhill players are very aggressive, they're going to commit people to stopping the run, [which is] very difficult to run the football on." Tennessee is 0-2 on the road this year and linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin is looking forward to the task of handing Ole Miss their first loss. "[Facing Ole Miss] is definitely a big opportunity," Reeves-Maybin said. "Everyone's been talking about their defense, but we're going to let everybody know that Tennessee's defense is here and we're going to make a statement." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

(5) Baylor Scores 24 Straight in Fourth to Rally Past (9) TCU, 61-58

(5) Baylor Scores 24 Straight in Fourth to Rally Past (9) TCU, 61-58 iStockphoto(WACO, Texas) -- Fifth-ranked Baylor scored 24-straight points, erasing a 21 point deficit with 11:38 left to play, to beat ninth-ranked TCU, 61-58 Saturday. After Baylor tied the game on Bryce Petty's 25-yard touchdown pass to Corey Coleman, TCU had a chance to win. The Horned Frogs (4-1, 1-1 Big 12) drove it to the Bears 45 but turned it over on downs after failing to convert a fourth-and-three. Baylor then marched down the field before Chris Callahan delivered the game-winning 28-yard field goal with time expiring. "I just knew, looking at guys' faces, that we were going to come back in that game," Petty said. "With our offense and the way that we play defense, 21 points isn't a big deal for us." Petty finishes the game completing 28 of 55 passes for a career-high 510 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions. Baylor (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) has now won 13-straight home games. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Mississippi State Hammers Auburn 38-23

Mississippi State Hammers Auburn 38-23 iStockphoto(STARKSVILLE, MI) -- The Mississippi State Bulldogs continue to lead thier charge towards the college football playoffs after defeating Auburn with a convincing 38-23 victory. Quarterback Dak Prescott continued to carry the Bulldogs on his shoulders rushing for 121 yards and two touchdowns while throwing for 246 yards and one touchdown pass.  Auburn quickly fell behind commiting several turnovers early on. After the first quarter the Tigers were trailing by 21 points. They would mount a rally, pulling withing eight points in the third quarter, but Mississippi State continued to pound away and eventually sealed the victory. After the victory Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen was beaming.  While holding his daughter, Breelyn, he stated "Every time we needed to make a play, a guy stepped up and made a play. We always wondered how to take the next step in this league ... that's it."    Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/11/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/11/14 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Kansas City Royals 6 - Baltimore Orioles 4 (Orioles Lead ALCS, 2-0) San Francisco Giants 3 - St Louis Cardinals 0 (Giants Lead NLCS 1-0) Top 25 College Football: (1) Florida State 38 (6-0) Syracuse 20 (2-4) (3) Mississippi State 38 (6-0) - (2)Auburn 23 (5-1) (3) Mississippi  35 (6-0) - Texas A&M 20 (5-2) (5) Baylor 61 (6-0) - (9) TCU 58 (4-1) (6) Notre Dame 50 (5-0) - North Carolina 43 (2-3) (7) Alabama 14 (5-1) - Arkansas 13 (3-3) (8) Michigan State 45 (5-1) - Purdue 31 (3-4) USC 28 (4-2) - (10) Arizona 26 (5-1)  (11) Oklahoma 31 (5-1) - Texas 26 (2-4)  (12) Oregon 42 - (5-1) - (18) UCLA 30 (4-2) (13) Georgia 34 (5-1) - (23) Missouri 0 (4-2) (16) Oklahoma State 27 (5-1) - Kansas 20 (2-4) (19) East Carolina 28 (5-1) - South Florida 17 (2-4) Duke 31 (5-1) - (22) Georgia Tech 25 (5-1)  NASCAR: Kevin Harvick Wins Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway NHL: Washington Captitals 4 (1-0-1, 3 pts) - Boston Bruins 0 (1-2-0, 2 pts) Pittsburgh Penguins 5 (2-0-0, 4 pts) - Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (0-2-0, 0 pts) Anaheim Ducks 3 (1-1-0, 2 pts) - Detroit Red Wings 2 (1-1-0, 2 pts) Ottawa Senators 3 (1-1-0, 2 pts) - Tampa Bay Lightning 2 (1-0-1, 3 pts) New Jersey Devils 5 (2-0-0, 4 pts) - Florida Panthers 1 (0-1-1, 1 pts) New York Islanders 4 (2-0-0, 4 pts) - Carolina Hurricanes 3 (0-2-0, 0 pts) Montreal Canadiens 4 (2-0-0, 4 pts) - Philadelphia Flyers 3 (Final/SO) Columbus Blue Jackets 5 - New York Rangers 2 (1-1-0, 2 pts) St. Louis Blues 4 (1-1-0, 2 pts)- Calgary Flames 1 (1-2-0, 2 pts) Nashville Predators 4 (2-0-0, 4 pts) - Dallas Stars 1 (0-1-1 1pt) Chicago Blackhawks 6 (2-0-0, 4 pts) - Buffalo Sabres 2 (0-2-0, 0 pts) Minnesota Wild 3 (2-0-0 4pts) - Colorado Avalanche 0 (0-2-0, 0 pts) Arizona Coyotes 3 (1-1-0 2pts) - Los Angeles Kings 2 (0-1-1 1pt) (Final/ OT) Vancouver Canucks 5 (2-0-0 4pts)- Edmonton Oilers 4 (0-1-1 1pt) (Final/ SO)  San Jose Sharks 3 (2-0-0 4pts) - Winnipeg Jets 0 (1-1-0 2pts) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Stanford Bounces Back, Beats Washington State, 34-17

Stanford Bounces Back, Beats Washington State, 34-17 Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(STANFORD, Calif.) -- (25) Stanford (4-2) found a way to limit Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday and beat Washington State (2-5), 34-17 on Friday night. Cardinal quarterback Kevin Hogan threw for 284 yards and three touchdowns in the victory and helped his team avoid a letdown at home. "It was a hard, tough game on a short week. Another physical game honestly, like Washington State defensively, they're a physical group. So, a long week. Now an extra day, we're going to give our guys some rest, we got to recuperate," Cardinal head coach David Shaw said after the win.  The Cardinal hasn't dropped consecutive games since October 2009 and are now 9-0 after losses under Shaw.  "We got positive yardage. We got running backs running out of tackles. We didn't have you unblocked guys in the backfield. I thought our offensive line was steady," Shaw said.  "We talked about not just trying to kill guys, we talked about just keeping them blocking, staying blocking and let our runners be runners." Remound Wright rushed for 98 yards and had a touchdown in the win. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/10/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/10/14Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB ALCS Game 1: Kansas City Royals 8  -Baltimore Orioles 6 - 10 Innings (Royals lead series, 1-0) NCAAF: Stanford Cardinal 27 (4-2) - Washington State Cougars 17 (2-5) NHL: New York Islanders 5 (1-0-0) - Carolina ...

Stanford Looks to Rebound Against Washington State

Stanford Looks to Rebound Against Washington State Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(STANFORD, Calif.) -- After a tough 17-14 loss to Notre Dame last weekend, the (25) Cardinal will look to get back on their winning ways against Washington State on Friday night. The Cardinal defense has allowed 36 points this season and just four offensive touchdowns. Opposing teams have averaged 38 rushing attempts per game. "An offense like that, you give them a lot of opportunities, they're going to throw for 700 yards, score 50 something points," head coach David Shaw said of the explosive Cougar offense.  "If you give them less opportunities then you make it almost impossible for them to do that and now you're playing in one of those close games." Stanford is 39-4 at home since 2007, when the stadium opened. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Michigan RB Derrick Green’s Season Is Over

Michigan RB Derrick Green’s Season Is Over iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) --Things keep getting worse for the University of Michigan football program. The Wolverines leading rusher, Derrick Green, suffered a broken clavicle during the team's loss to Rutgers Saturday and will miss the remainder of the season, Michigan head coach Brady Hoke announced Monday.                                                                                                                                         In six games this season, Green has rushed for 471 yards and three touchdowns for Michigan (2-4, 0-2 Big Ten) which is off to its worst start in Big Ten play since 1967.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Without Green the Wolverines will use sophomore De'Veon Smith, redshirt junior Justice Hayes and possibly sophomore Drake Johnson at running back."I'm very confident in the three guys that will be doing most of the work at running back," Hoke said. "I'm highly confident in what they bring and what they can do." Green's three replacements have combined for 411 rushing yards and four touchdowns this season.           Michigan hosts Penn State (4-1, 1-1 Big Ten) Saturday night.                                                                                                                                Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio    

Alabama Loses RB Drake for at Least 8-10 Weeks

Alabama Loses RB Drake for at Least 8-10 Weeks istockphoto(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) -- Alabama lost more than a football game last Saturday: running back Kenyan Drake has suffered a broken leg in the team's 23-17 loss at Ole Miss. Alabama head Coach Nick Saban says it will be 8-10 more weeks before Drake can even think about playing football again. Losing Drake means the Crimson Tide loses versatility. Drake has rushed for 126 yards and four touchdowns while also catching four balls for 145 yards and two touchdowns this season."Kenyan has a lot of production for us and has done a really good job all year long," Saban said. "I don't think there's any question about the fact that when you do lose a player like that it does have some impact. No. 7 Alabama (4-1, 1-1 SEC) will play Arkansas in Fayetteville on Saturday. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Ole Miss and Mississippi State Storm into Top 5

Ole Miss and Mississippi State Storm into Top 5 istockphoto(NEW YORK) --  The state of Mississippi has two teams in the top 3 in the latest college football AP Coaches poll.  In a week that saw 11 ranked teams lose, Ole Miss and Mississippi State are tied at number 3 after each team defeated a fellow SEC program. While the value of the coaches poll has been significantly diminished with the inaugural college football playoff system that will choose four participants via a 13 person panel, the accomplishment is still a unique feat for the Magnolia State. Other teams to make significant moves this week include TCU jumping from 25 to No. 9 after a victory over then-No. 4 Oklahoma, and Arizona moving from an unranked spot to No. 10 after a stunning upset against then-No. 2 Oregon.   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Rutgers Tops Michigan, 26-24 for 1st Big Ten Win

Rutgers Tops Michigan, 26-24 for 1st Big Ten Win iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(PISCATAWAY, N.J.) -- Scarlet Knights senior quarterback Gary Nova passed for a career-high 404 yards and three touchdowns as Rutgers (5-1; 1-1 Big Ten) beat Michigan (2-4; 0-2 Big Ten), 26-24 on Saturday night for their first win over a Big Ten opponent. With Michigan leading 17-12 with 1:43 left in the first half, Nova connected with sophomore wide receiver John Tsimis on a seven-yard touchdown to give Rutgers a 19-17 lead. The Scarlet Knights defense would take over, limiting the Wolverines offense to one yard in the third quarter. Trailing by two, Michigan senior kicker Matt Wile attempted a 56-yard field goal with to 3:01 play in the game, but his attempt was blocked by Rutgers freshman defensive end Kemoko Turay. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio  

(25) TCU Holds Off (4) Oklahoma

(25) TCU Holds Off (4) Oklahoma ThinkStock(FORT WORTH, Texas) -- The TCU Hornded Frogs had been 6-12 in their last 18 Big 12 games after making a name for themselves as "BCS-busters". On Saturday, the 25th ranked Horned Frogs won their conference opener, beating number four Oklahoma 37-33 at home. Quarterback Trevone Boykin racked up 395 total yards of offense against the Sooners (4-1), throwing for 318 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Meanwhile, the TCU (4-0) defense forced three turnovers in the game and intercepted Trevor Knight twice. The Horned Frogs jumped out to an early 14-0 lead, but Oklahoma rallied to tie the game after one quarter. Both squads traded scores in the second quarter with Michael Hunnicutt hit a 24-yard field goal to tie the game at 24-24 as the first half ended. Oklahoma took their first, and only, lead of the game in the third quarter when Samaje Perine run in from seven yards out for a 31-24 advantage. That was quickly erased by TCU's Deante Gray, who caught a 29-yard pass from Boykin less than three minutes later. The Horned Frogs took the lead for good when Paul Dawson returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown, making it a 37-31 ballgame. The Sooners picked up two points when they blocked the extra point and returned it to the end zone, but they would be unable to avoid the upset. It's the first time since 2005, over then-number 5 Oklahoma, that TCU pulled off the win over the Sooners. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

(11) Mississippi Knocks Off (3) Alabama at Home

(11) Mississippi Knocks Off (3) Alabama at Home Stacy Revere/Getty Images(OXFORD, Miss.) -- In what could go down as the greatest win in school history, No. 11 Ole Miss knocked off third ranked Alabama at home on Saturday, 23-17. The victory snapped a 10-game losing streak to the Crimson Tide (4-1) while also keeping Mississippi (5-0) undefeated. The Rebels took an early 3-0 lead on a Gary Wunderlich field goal in the first quarter, but Alabama responded with a touchdown drive in the second. As Ole Miss looked to take the game into halftime trailing 7-3, I'Tavius Mathers fumbled at the 13-yard line while the Tide recovered it for a touchdown and a 14-3 halftime advantage. However, the comeback was on in the second half. Trailing 17-10 midway through the fourth, Bo Wallace connected with Vince Sanders on a 34-yard touchdown pass to tie the game with 5:29 left in regulation. Mississippi quickly got a chance at the lead when Alabama fumbled the ensuing the kickoff and Ole Miss recovered.  Just a couple plays later, Wallace found Jaylen Walton from 10 yards out, giving the Rebels a 23-17 lead with 2:54 remaining. Alabama threatened to steal the upset away, driving into Ole Miss territory in the waning moments. Crimson Tide quarterback Blake Sims fired a deep pass into the endzone with 37 seconds left, but Senquez Golson picked it off to seal the victory. It marks the first time since 1962 that Mississippi has won the first five games of a season.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/4/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/4/14 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB Playoffs: San Francisco Giants 2 - Washington Nationals 1 in 18 Innings (Giants lead series, 2-0) Los Angeles Dodgers 3 - St. Louis Cardinals 2 (Series tied, 1-1) Top 25 College Football: (1) Florida State 43 (5-0) - Wake Forrest 3 (2-4) (11) Ole Miss 23 (5-0) - (3) Alabama 17 (4-1) (25) TCU 37 (4-0) - (4) Oklahoma 33 (4-1) (5) Auburn 41 (5-0) - (15) LSU 7 (4-2) (12) Mississippi State 48 (5-0) - (6) Texas A&M 31 (5-1) (7) Baylor 28 (5-0) - Texas 7 (2-3) Utah 30 (4-1) - (8) UCLA 28 (4-1) (9) Notre Dame 17 (5-0) - (14) Stanford 14 (3-2) (10) Michigan State 27 (4-1) - (19) Nebraska 22 (5-1) (13) Georgia 44 (4-1) - Vanderbilt 17 (1-5) Arizona State 38 (4-1) - (16) USC 34 (3-2) Northwestern 20 (3-2) - (17) Wisconsin 14 (3-2) (20) Ohio State 52 (4-1) - Maryland 24 (4-2) (21) Oklahoma State (4-1) - Iowa State 20 (1-4) (22) East Carolina 45 (4-1) - SMU 24 (0-5)  (23) Kansas State 45 (4-1) - Texas Tech 13 (2-3) NASCAR: Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Nationwide Kansas Lottery 300 Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

(18) BYU QB Suffers Season Ending Injury in Loss to Utah State

(18) BYU QB Suffers Season Ending Injury in Loss to Utah State Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(PROVO, Utah) -- The 18th ranked Brigham Young Cougars saw their hopes of a perfect season, and a potential Heisman nomination, fall on Friday night in a 35-20 loss at the hands of Utah State. Making matters worse, BYU quarterback Taysom Hill suffered a broken leg in the first half, effectively ending his season. "It was really difficult to watch Taysom go down," said BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall. "Our execution will now have to be better from top to bottom because of Taysom's ability to create. There just isn't another Taysom Hill out there anywhere." Hill, who had started to garner Heisman finalist talk, was injured as he scrambled to his right before being tackled by the Aggies Brian Suite. The junior quarterback landed awkwardly on his leg and had to be carted off the field. That injury merely started the downfall for the Cougars (4-1) who trailed 21-14 at the time of his departure. Utah State (3-2) added another touchdown before halftime and never looked back.  Backup quarterback Christian Stewart threw three interceptions in the second half as BYU was only able to convert a pair of field goals the rest of the way. Any hopes of a comeback were officially put on ice when Nick Vigil scored from one yard out to make it 35-17 late in the third. The Aggies racked up 457 total yards of offense in the upset, including 321 passing yards and three touchdowns from quarterback Darell Garretson. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Scoreboard Roundup 10/3/14

Scoreboard Roundup 10/3/14 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB Playoffs: Baltimore Orioles 7 - Detroit Tigers 6 (Orioles Lead Series, 2-0) San Francisco Giants 3 - Washington Nationals 2 (Giants Lead Series, 1-0) St. Louis Cardinals 10 - Los Angeles Dodgers 9 (Cardinals Lead Series, 1-0) Kansas City Royals 4 - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1 in 11 Innings (Royals Lead Series, 2-0) NCAA Football: Utah State 35 (3-2) - (18) BYU 20 (4-1) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

No. 2 Oregon Upset by Unranked Arizona

No. 2 Oregon Upset by Unranked Arizona Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images(EUGENE, Ore.) -- No. 2 Oregon was handed their first loss of the season Thursday as the unranked Arizona Wildcats defeated the Ducks 31-24. This is the second straight season the Wildcats have beat the Ducks.  Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota gave credit to Arizona and the strength of PAC 12 teams after the defeat.  "They're undefeated," he said. "It's obviously a testament to our conference. If you're not prepared each week, if you're not ready to play, you'll lose." The loss is a blow to Mariota's chances at winning the Heisman and Oregon's hopes of being invited to college football's first four-team postseason playoff.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin Ready for Mississippi State

Texas A&M’s Kevin Sumlin Ready for Mississippi State Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(STARKSVILLE, Miss.) -- No. 6 Texas A&M will take on No. 12 Mississippi State in a SEC West matchup on Saturday.Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin knows his team will face a challenge as the Bulldogs will be prepared coming off a bye week."They've had a bye week. We'll see some new stuff," Sumlin said. "Rested up, they'll be ready to go"In Sumlin's opinion, the bye week isn't the only factor: Mississippi State is coming into the game red hot."This is a team that is red hot right now," Sumlin said. "Seven straight wins. Five hundred yards a game this year."However, Bulldogs head coach Dan Mullen knows that Texas A&M will present challenges for his team as well."There’s a reason they’re ranked No. 6 in the country. They’re all-around a really good football team that knows how to win and knows how to find a way to win. We’re going to have to come out and play an excellent game in every phase of the game," he said. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Mark Dantonio: ‘Looking Forward to’ Nebraska

Mark Dantonio: ‘Looking Forward to’ Nebraska Football Texture/iStockphoto(NEW YORK) -- (10) Michigan State will get all they can handle from (19) Nebraska on Saturday night. The Cornhuskers come into the game at 5-0 and Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio said he’ll make sure his team is ready for a fight. "[I'm] really looking forward to the opportunity," Dantonio said on Monday. "[We had a] great football game last year [with] a lot riding on the game.  Really one of the reasons you probably come...[to] a place like Michigan State and play in a conference like this is to have these type of games." Michigan State got the best of Nebraska last year, but Dantonio said Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong has more experience coming into this game. "This year he's more experienced," Dantonio said of Armstrong. "That's his only loss that he's had on him since he's been a starting quarterback was last year. And I'm sure he wants some of those plays back." "So, I think he's much more experienced, much more confident as a playmaker, much more in control of the offense and he is the guy this year, whereas last year he was a guy who, initially, it was Martinez and then the other guy and then it was him," he continued. "I think he's the guy in charge and there's confidence that goes along with that and a sense of ownership. I think that's a positive for any football program." Nebraska is looking to go 6-0 for the first time since 2001.  Head coach Bo Pelini doesn't believe last year's loss will be a factor. "You can look at it two ways: you can look at it that we gave it to them, or you can look at it from their standpoint that they took it,'' Pelini said. "We need to play better, cleaner, to have a chance to win the football game. I don't want to take away and say we should have won the football game, that's sort of a cop out." Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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