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Charlie Strong Continues to Clean House at Texas

Charlie Strong Continues to Clean House at Texas

Brian Bahr/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) -- University of Texas head coach Charlie Strong continued cleaning house Tuesday. Strong dismissed his ninth player of the season when he kicked junior offensive tackle Kennedy Estelle off the squad for violating team rules. Estelle has been suspended for the last three games after starting at left tackle in the team's season opener. This is not the first time Estelle has been suspended while at Texas. He wasn't allowed to play in the Alamo Bowl last season after being ruled academically ineligible. Estelle joins former starters Kendall Sanders and Joe Bergeron, as well as Leroy Scott, Chet Moss, Montrel Meander, Chevoski Collins, Deoundrei Davis and Jalen Overstreet, as players that have been dismissed from the team since March.

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Arizona Defeats California, 49-45, on a Hail Mary

Arizona Defeats California, 49-45, on a Hail Mary

Photodisc/Thinkstock(TUCSON, Ariz.) -- Wildcats freshman quarterback Anu Solomon connected with senior wide receiver Austin Hill on a 47-yard Hail Mary as time expired to give Arizona (4-0) a 49-45 victory over California (2-1) on Saturday night.

Arizona was trailing Cal 45-30 with 5:21 to play in the game, but senior running back Terris Jones-Grisby scored on a six-yard run and Solomon found sophomore wide receiver Cayleb Jones for a 15-yard touchdown to cut the Wildcats' deficit to two with 2:44 left.

Solomon finished the game 47 of 73 for 520 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions, while Jones had 13 receptions for 186 yards and three touchdowns. Hill also contributed eight receptions for 127 yards and two TD's.

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Top-Ranked Seminoles Survive in OT

Top-Ranked Seminoles Survive in OT

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- Without suspended quarterback Jameis Winston, the top-ranked Florida State Seminoles got some late-game heroics from backup Sean Maguire. The sophomore, making his first career start, led a game-tying drive in the fourth quarter before helping the Seminoles beat No. 22 Clemson, 23-17, in overtime.

Karlos Williams rushed into the endzone from 12 yards out to cap off the comeback, but it was Maguire's 74-yard strike to Rashad Greene that tied the game at 17-17 with six minutes left in regulation.

That touchdown was the high point in an up-and-down game for the sophomore signal caller. Maguire threw a pair of interceptions prior to the score, but did rack up 305 total passing yards. Neither team led by more than a touchdown, but the Tigers (1-2) did score 10 unanswered points in the first half to lead 10-3. 

Florida State did get the ball back late in the fourth, but opted to play for overtime. The Seminoles defense stood tall, stopping Adam Choice on fourth down to give FSU possession. Two plays later, Williams would score to end the game.

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Indiana Knocks Off (18) Missouri

Indiana Knocks Off (18) Missouri

ThinkStock(COLUMBIA, Mo.) -- D'Angelo Roberts' three-yard touchdown run with 22 seconds remaining put Indiana ahead 31-27, giving the Hoosiers (2-1) a win over 18th-ranked Missouri on Saturday. It was just the fourth win over an AP-ranked non-conference team in program history.

Neither team held more than a one-score advantage. The Tigers (3-1) scored 10 straight points in the second half, taking a 27-24 lead on Andrew Baggett's 40-yard field goal. However, the reigning Southeastern Conference West champions couldn't hold off the offense of the Hoosiers.

Indiana went 75 yards in just six plays to pull off the upset. Tevin Coleman rushed for 132 total yards, including a 44-yard scamper that set up the winning score. 

"It was a really big win," said Coleman, who missed the final 20 minutes of the first half with cramps. "We came out here with fire. We played until the end."

Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk tossed for 326 yards and two scores to pace the Tigers, while Russell Hansbrough ran for 119 yards. 

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Mississippi State Outlasts (8) LSU

Mississippi State Outlasts (8) LSU

Football Texture/iStockphoto(BATON ROUGE, La.) -- Mississippi State jumped out to a 17-0 lead over eighth-ranked Louisiana State University (LSU), but had to hold on in the fourth quarter for a 34-29 win. It was the Bulldogs' first victory over LSU since 1999, and their first in Baton Rouge since 1991.

"I probably aged seven to 10 years in the final three minutes of the game," said Mississippi State (4-0) head coach Dan Mullen. "We are trying to build a program and I'll take it. I guess everybody can now write now I have beaten LSU and Alabama once during my career."

Quarterback Dak Prescott, a Louisiana native, controlled tempo through the first three quarters. His 56-yard touchdown run put the Bulldogs up 24-10, while his pass to Jameon Lewis made it a 21-point Bulldog lead.

Trailing 31-10 heading into the fourth quarter, LSU (3-1) stormed back to score 19 unanswered points and threaten to deny the Bulldogs an upset. Brandon Harris found Malachi Dupre for a 31-yard touchdown pass that made it a 34-22 ballgame with less than two minutes remaining. The Tigers then recovered an onside kick, setting up another Harris-Dupre connection to close the gap to five.

LSU got one last chance, holding possession in the final seconds. A last-ditch heave to the endzone was picked off by Will Redmond.

Prescott finished the game with 268 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns, adding another score on the ground.

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ABC Scoreboard Roundup 9/20/14

ABC Scoreboard Roundup 9/20/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NCAAF: (1) Florida State 23 (3-0) - (22) Clemson 17 (1-2) In Overtime

(2) Oregon 38 (4-0) - Washington State 31 (1-3)

(3) Alabama 42 (4-0) - Florida 21 (2-1)

(4) Oklahoma 45 (4-0) - West Virginia 33 (2-2)

 (6) Texas A&M 58 (4-0) - SMU 6 (0-3)

Mississippi State 34 (4-0) - (8) LSU 29 (3-1)

(11) Michigan State 73 (2-1) - Eastern Michigan 14 (1-3)

(13) Georgia 66 (2-1) - Troy 0 (0-4)

(14) South Carolina 48 (3-1) - Vanderbilt 34 (1-3)

Indiana 31 (2-1) 31 - (18) Missouri 27 (3-1)

(19) Wisconsin 68 (2-1) - Bowling Green 17 (2-2)

(21) BYU 41 (4-0) - Virginia 33 (2-2)

(24) Nebraska 41 (4-0) - Miami 31 (2-2)

MLB: Chicago Cubs 8 (69-86) - Los Angeles Dodgers 7 (88-67)

Detroit Tigers 3 (86-68) - Kansas City Royals 2 (83-70)

Colorado Rockies 5 (64-91) - Arizona Diamondbacks 1 (62-93)

Philadelphia Phillies 3 (71-84) - Oakland Athletics 0 (84-70)

Toronto Blue Jays 6 (78-86) - Yankees 3 (79-75)

Houston Astros 10 (68-87) - Seattle Mariners 1 (83-71)

Baltimore Orioles 7 (93-61) - Boston Red Sox 4 (67-88)

New York Mets 4 (75-80) - Atlanta Braves 2 (76-78)

Washington Nationals 4 (90-64) - Miami Marlins 3 (74-80)

Tampa Bay Rays 3 (75-80) - Chicago White Sox 1 (70-84)

St. Louis Cardinals 8 (87-68) - Cincinnati Reds 4 (71-84)

Milwaukee Brewers 1 (80-75) - Pirates 0 (83-71)

Cleveland Indians 7 (80-74) - Minnesota Twins 3 (66-88)

San Diego Padres 3 (73-81) - San Francisco Giants 2 (84-70)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 8 (96-59) - Texas Rangers 5 (61-93)

NASCAR: Brendan Gaughan won the NASCAR Nationwide VistMyrtleBeach 300

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Jameis Winston’s Suspension Increased

Jameis Winston’s Suspension Increased

Grant Halverson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Citing new findings in their investigation to his sexual and profane outburst at a student union meeting, Florida State announced late Friday they were suspending quarterback Jameis Winston for the full game against No. 22 Clemson on Saturday. Winston had originally been suspended for only the first half.

"Based upon the results of our continuing investigation of Tuesday's incident involving Jameis Winston, we have decided to not play him for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday night," interim Florida State president Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox said in a joint statement.

Winston, the reigning Heisman trophy winner, was seen shouting an obscene sexual phrase on campus earlier in the week. The top ranked Seminoles will start sophomore Sean Maguire against the Tigers. Maguire has completed 12 of 26 career passes while at Florida State.

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FSU Suspends Jameis Winston for First Half of Clemson Game

FSU Suspends Jameis Winston for First Half of Clemson Game

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of Saturday's game against Clemson for yelling an obscene sexual phrase on campus Tuesday.

Winston will also undergo "internal discipline" regarding this matter.

"As the university's most visible ambassadors, student-athletes at Florida State are expected to uphold at all times high standards of integrity and behavior that reflect well upon themselves, their families, coaches, teammates, the Department of Athletics and Florida State University," FSU's joint statement said. "Student-athletes are expected to act in a way that reflects dignity and respect for others."

Winston allegedly stood on a table and began to shout obscenities that were mimicking a popular video on the Internet.

"First of all, I want to apologize to the university, my coaches and to my teammates," Winston said. "I'm not a 'me' person, but in that situation, it was a selfish act, and that's not how you do things around here.

"I want to apologize to my teammates because I have now made a selfish act for them. That's all," he concluded.

Sophmore Sean Maguire will start the first half against Clemson.

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Hundley Goes Down But Neuheisal Steps Up to Lead (12) UCLA to Win

Hundley Goes Down But Neuheisal Steps Up to Lead (12) UCLA to Win

Football Texture/iStock Photo(ARLINGTON, Texas) --When star quarterback Brett Hundley left the game in the first quarter with a injured left elbow it was easy to think UCLA was in trouble. But backup Jerry Neuheisal put all doubts to rest by completing 23 of 30 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns, including the eventual game-winner with three minutes to play, as the No. 12 Bruins nip Texas 20-17 Saturday.

With UCLA down by four with just over three minutes to play, Neuheisal, who is the son of former UCLA coach Rick Neuheisal, completed a 33-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Payton to seal the win.

"My first thought was excitement for Jerry Neuheisel. This kid is everything that's right about college football and about UCLA," UCLA head coach Jim Mora said. "I just thought, `Wow. You couldn't write a better script than this right here. His dad was a great player here. For him to come to Texas and bringing his team from behind to get a win. It's incredible. It's awesome."

Tyrone Swoopes completed 24 of 34 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns for Texas (1-2).

Paul Perkins rushed for 126 yards to help UCLA improve to 3-0 as it heads into conference play.

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(4) Oklahoma’s Defense Dominates in 34-10 Throttling of Tennessee

(4) Oklahoma’s Defense Dominates in 34-10 Throttling of Tennessee

JP Wilson/Replay Photos via Getty Images (NORMAN, Okla.) -- Oklahoma's defense created three turnovers and held Tennessee to 313 total yards to lead the No. 11 Sooners past the Volunteers 34-10 Saturday night. Oklahoma is now 3-0 as it heads into Big 12 play.

"I don't feel that we've done much yet," Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops said. "I've got all the respect in the world for Tennessee. I'm just saying it's only three games. We've got a long year. We've got to keep getting better." Oklahoma jumped out to an early 13-0 lead before Tennessee scored on a Justin Worley 40-yard touchdown pass to Josh Smith. But Keith Ford ran in an 11-yard touchdown at the end of the second quarter to give the Sooners a 20-7 lead at halftime. Cornerback Julian Wilson essentially sealed the game for Oklahoma in the fourth quarter when he intercepted a Worley pass and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown. Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight accounted for two touchdowns, one rushing and one passing, while completing 20 of 33 passes for 308 yards.

Worley completed 21 of 40 passes for 201 yards, but threw two interceptions and fumbled once for Tennessee (2-1) in the loss.

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Boston College Knocks Off (9) USC

Boston College Knocks Off (9) USC

Football Texture/iStockphoto(CHESTNUT HILL, Mass.) -- An emotional night for Boston College ended with a historic upset over No. 9 USC on Saturday night. The Eagles honored former lacrosse player Welles Crowther, who passed away in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, by wearing red bandanas and toppling the Trojans, 37-31, at home.

"The red bandanna game meant a lot. We talked a lot about Welles Crowther; we talked a lot about who he was and what it takes to be a BC man," said head coach Steve Addazio. "Our guys dug deep on this. This was a great win."

The Trojans (2-1) jumped out to a 10-0 lead after one quarter and eventually led 17-6 just one minute into the second. However, the Eagles (2-1) scored the next 24 points, pounding out multiple big plays on the ground. Sherman Alston's 54-yard run late in the half gave Boston College a 20-17 halftime advantage.

Senior quarterback Tyler Murphy rushed for 191 yards, including a 66-yard touchdown scamper in the fourth that sealed the deal. In total, Boston College rushed for 452 yards against the Trojans. It was the first time since 2002, and the fifth time overall, that the Eagles beat a top-10 opponent while being unranked themselves.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/13/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/13/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NCAAF: (2) Oregon 48 (3-0) - Wyoming 13 (2-1)

(3) Alabama 52 (3-0) - Southern Miss 12 (1-2)

(4) Oklahoma 34 (3-0) - Tennessee 10 (2-1)

(24) South Carolina 38 (2-1) - (6) Georgia 35 (1-1)

(7) Texas A&M 38 (3-0) - Rice 10 (0-2)

Boston College 37 (2-1) - (9) USC 31 (2-1)

(10) LSU 31 (3-0) - UL Monroe 0 (2-1)

(11) Notre Dame 30 (3-0) - Purdue 14 (1-2)

(12) UCLA 20 (3-0) - Texas 17 (2-1)

(14) Ole Miss 56 (3-0) - LA-Lafayette 15 (1-2)

(15) Stanford 35 (2-1) - Army 0 (1-1)

(16) Arizona State 38 (3-0) - Colorado 24 (1-2)

East Carolina 28 (2-1) - (17) Virginia Tech 21 (2-1)

(20) Missouri 28 (3-0) - UCF 10 (0-2)

Virginia 23 (2-1) - (21) Louisville 21 (2-1)

(22) Ohio State 66 (2-1) - Kent State 0 (0-3)

MLB: New York Yankees 3 (76-71) - Baltimore Orioles 2 (88-60)

Chicago White Sox 5 (67-80) - Minnesota Twins 1 (62-85)

Chicago White Sox 7 (68-80) - Minnesota Twins 6 (62-86)

Texas Rangers 3 (56-92) - Atlanta Braves 2 (75-73)

Toronto Blue Jays 6 (77-70) - Tampa Bay Rays 3 (71-78)

Philadelphia Phillies 2 (69-79) - Miami Marlins 1 (71-76)

Kansas City Royals 7 (81-66) - Boston Red Sox 1 (65-84)

Cincinnati Reds 5 (71-78) - Milwaukee Brewers 1 (77-72)

Chicago Cubs 6 (65-83) - Pittsburgh Pirates 4 (78-70)

Washington Nationals 10 (84-63) - New York Mets 3 (72-77)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (82-67) - Colorado Rockies 4 (59-89)

Detroit Tigers 5 (82-66) - Cleveland Indians 4 (76-71)

Arizona Diamondbacks 10 (60-88) - San Diego Padres 4 (68-79)

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5 (93-55) - Houston Astros 2 (65-83)

Oakland Athletics 3 (82-66) - Seattle Mariners 2 (80-67) 10 Innings

Los Angeles Dodgers 17 (84-64) - San Francisco Giants 0 (82-66) 

NASCAR: Kevin Harvick wins the NASCAR Nationwide Jimmy John's Freaky Fast 300 at Chicago

Kyle Busch won the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Lucas Oil 225

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ABC Scoreboard Roundup – 9/12/14

ABC Scoreboard Roundup – 9/12/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: Minnesota Twins (62-84) - Chicago White Sox (66-80) Postponed

Baltimore Orioles 2 (87-59) - New York Yankees 1 (75-70) 11 Innings - Game 1

Baltimore Orioles 5 (88-59) - New York Yankees 0 (75-71) Game 2

Detroit Tigers 7 (81-66) - Cleveland Indians 2 (76-70)

Philadelphia Phillies 3 (68-79) - Miami Marlins 1 (71-75) 10 Innings

Tampa Bay Rays 1 (71-77) - Toronto Blue Jays 0 (76-70)

New York Mets 4 (72-76) - Washington Mets 3 (83-63)

Boston Red Sox 4 (65-83) - Kansas City Royals 2 (80-66)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (81-67) - Colorado Rockies 1 (59-88)

Milwaukee Brewers 3 (77-71) - Cincinnati Reds 2 (70-78)

Texas Rangers 2 (55-92) - Atlanta Braves 1 (75-72)

San Diego Padres 6 (68-78) - Arizona Diamondbacks 5 (59-88)

Seattle Mariners 4 (80-66) - Oakland Athletics 2 (81-66)

San Francisco Giants 9 (82-65) - Los Angeles Dodgers 0 (83-64)

Pittsbugh Pirates 7 (78-69) - Chicago Cubs 3 (64-83)

College Football: (8) Baylor 63 (3-0) - Buffalo 21 (1-2)

WNBA: Championship Series: Phoenix Mercury 87 - Chicago Sky 82 (Mercury win series, 3-0)

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Nick Saban Prepares Team for Southern Miss

Nick Saban Prepares Team for Southern Miss

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(TUSCALOOSA, Alabama) -- Alabama head coach Nick Saban is preparing his second-ranked team for a showdown with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Saturday.

The Crimson Tide are coming off a 41-0 victory over Florida Atlantic and Saban said on Monday that he is sticking with a two-quarterback system of Blake Sims and Jacob Coker.

"We need them both to work to improve, both players did good things in the game and both did things they can improve on," Saban said of the quarterbacks.

Saban said he was happy with their performance against Florida Atlantic, but he wants to continue to push his team. He also noted what the team needs to improve on as they head into Saturday's game.

"Finishing drives on offense, tackling a little better on defense," Saban said.  "Do you have focus, stamina to get better? We have a lot more to prove."

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Pac-12 Fines USC AD Pat Haden $25,000

Pac-12 Fines USC AD Pat Haden $25,000

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Pac-12 handed USC athletic director Pat Haden a $25,000 fine on Monday for leaving the press box and heading down on the field to argue with an official during Saturday's game against Stanford.

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott did not think that Haden represented himself or USC well during the argument with the official.

"The conduct by [Haden] was inappropriate," Scott said in a statement. "Such actions by an administrator in attempt to influence the officiating, and ultimately the outcome of a contest, will not be tolerated."

USC head coach Steve Sarkisian sent a text to one of the USC staff in the press box during the third to relay the message to Haden.

"The conduct by both Sarkisian and Haden were in clear violation of our conference's standards of conduct policy," Scott said. "We appreciate the public apology and recognition of the errors in judgment, as well as Pat Haden's self-imposed two-game sideline ban. We took this into consideration as we determined the discipline. Nonetheless, the actions fell short of our expectation of our head coaches and athletics directors as role models for our student-athletes and important leaders of our institutions."

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(3) Oregon Defeats (7) Michigan St.,46-27

(3) Oregon Defeats (7) Michigan St.,46-27

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(EUGENE, Ore.) -- (3) Oregon (2-0) scored four unanswered touchdowns in the second half to beat (7) Michigan State (1-1) on Saturday night, 46-27.

Down 27-18 with 4:33 remaining in the third quarter, Ducks junior quarterback Marcus Mariota found freshman wide receiver Devon Allen for a 24-yard touchdown. Oregon took the lead 2:59 later when Mariota connected with senior wide receiver Keanon Lowe on a 37-yard touchdown strike.

Mariota finished the game 17 of 28 for 318 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for 42 yards on nine carries.

The loss snaps an 11-game winning streak for the Spartans.

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Scoreboard Roundup – 9/6/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 9/6/14

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Top 25 College Football: (1) Florida State 37 (2-0) - Citadel 12 (0-2)

(2) Alabama 41 (2-0) - Florida Atlantic 0 (0-2)

(3) Oregon 46 (2-0) - (7) Michigan State 27 (1-1)

(4) Oklahoma 52 (2-0) - Tulsa 7 (1-1)

(5) Auburn 59 (2-0) - San Jose State 12 (1-1)

Virginia Tech 35 (2-0) - (8) Ohio State 21 (1-1)

(9) Texas A&M 73 (2-0) - Lamar 3 (1-1)

(10) Baylor 70 (2-0) - Northwestern State 6 (0-2)

(11) UCLA 42 (2-0) - Memphis 35 (1-1)

(12) LSU 56 (2-0) - Sam Houston State 0 (1-2)

(14) USC 13 (2-0) - (13) Stanford 10 (1-1)

(15) Mississippi 41 (2-0) - Vanderbilt 3 (0-2)

(16) Notre Dame 31 (2-0) - Michigan 0 (1-1)

(17) Arizona State 58 (2-0) - New Mexico 23 (0-2)

(18) Wisconsin 37 (1-1) - Western Illinois 3 (1-1)

(19) Nebraska 31 (2-0) - McNeese State 24 (0-1)

(20) Kansas State 32 (2-0) - Iowa State 28 (0-2)

(21) South Carolina 33 (1-1) - East Carolina 23 (1-1)

(21) North Carolina 31 (2-0) - San Diego State 27 (1-1)

(23) Clemson 73 (1-1) - South Carolina State 7 (1-1)

(24) Missouri 49 (2-0) - Toledo 24 (1-1)

(25) Louisville 66 (2-0) - Murray State 21 (1-1)

MLB: Cincinnati Reds 2 (67-75) - New York Mets 1 (67-75)

Philadelphia Phillies 3 (66-75) - Washington Nationals 1 (79-61)

Oakaland Athletics 4 (80-61) - Houston Astros 3 (62-80)

New York Yankees 6 (73-67) - Kansas City Royals 2 (78-62)

San Francisco Giants 5 (78-64) - Detroit Tigers 4 (77-65)

Tampa Bay Rays 3 (69-74) - Baltimore Orioles 2 (82-59)

Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (72-68) - Chicago Cubs 3 (64-77) -11 Innings (Resumption of Friday night's game)

Pittsburgh Pirates 5 (73-68) - Chicago Cubs 0 (64-78)

Cleveland Indians 3 (73-67) - Chicago White Sox 1 (63-78)

Atlanta Braves 4 (74-68) - Miami Marlins 3 (68-72) - 10 Innings

Los Angeles Angels 8 (86-55) - Minnesota Twins 5 (61-81)

St. Louis Cardinals 5 (78-64) - Milwaukee Brewers 3 (74-68)

Los Angeles Dodgers 5 (80-62) - Arizona Diamondbacks 2 (59-83)

Boston Red Sox 4 (63-79) - Toronto Blue Jays 3 (72-69)

Colorado Rockies 7 (58-84) - San Diego Padres 6 (66-75) - 12 Innings

Seattle Mariners 4 (78-63) - Texas Rangers 2 (53-89)

 

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Louisville Dominant in Petrino’s Return

Louisville Dominant in Petrino’s Return

iStockphoto(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- The Louisville Cardinals (1-0) defense held Miami to 1-for-13 on three downs, helping lead the team to a 31-13 win over the Hurricanes on Monday in their season opener.

It was also the first victory for head coach Bobby Petrino in his return to Louisville.

"I thought it would be a real battle and we would have to work extremely hard," said Petrino. "Obviously, we made some mistakes on offense and on special teams. I thought the defense really did a great job all night long, especially on third down."

The Cardinals opened the scoring in the first quarter when Will Gardner hit Charles Standberry on a two yard touchdown pass. The Hurricanes countered with 10 straight points before Louisville regained the lead just prior to halftime when Corvin Lamb went 97 yards on a kickoff return.

Coming out of the locker room it was all Louisville as they scored 17 straight points after Miami closed the gap to 14-13 just four minutes into the third.

The game also saw a pair of quarterbacks making their first career starts. Gardner was 20-for-28 passing for 206 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Freshman Brad Kaaya did not fare as well for Miami (0-1), tossing a pair of interceptions and going just 17-for-29 in his debut.

"We did not do a good enough job protecting a first-start quarterback. Period," said Hurricanes coach Al Golden.

Louisville opened their tenure in the Atlantic Coast Conference, dominating a mainstay program in the ACC. Petrino led the Cardinals to a 41-9 record from 2003-06 as head coach. 

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(13) Tigers Rally to Beat (14) Wisconsin

(13) Tigers Rally to Beat (14) Wisconsin

ThinkStock(HOUSTON, Texas) -- Wisconsin held a 24-7 lead over No. 13 Louisiana State University (LSU) just two and a half minutes into the third quarter. When the final whistle blew, the 14th-ranked Badgers found themselves on the wrong end of a 28-24 comeback win by the Tigers who scored 21 straight points.

"We played sloppy, we did everything to the latest possible time before we decided to play best," LSU coach Les Miles said.

Corey Clement's two-yard touchdown run in the third made it a 24-7 Wisconsin lead before LSU turned it around. A pair of Colby Delahoussaye field goals cut the deficit to 11 at the end of three quarters but the Tigers still struggled to find the end zone.

They finally broke through three minutes into the fourth as Anthony Jennings found John Diarse for a 36-yard strike. Jennings then connected with Trey Quinn for a two-point conversion that made it a 24-21 Wisconsin lead.

LSU's Jalen Mills then picked off a pass from Tanner McEvoy on the ensuing possession. Three plays later, Kenny Hilliard busted through the line for a 28-yard touchdown run to complete the comeback. Another interception by McEvoy sealed the deal for the Badgers who gained just 65 yards in the fourth quarter.

"They battled. They hung in there," Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen said. "I thought both teams fought like crazy. They made one more play than we did and won the game in the end."

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(1) Florida State Survives Scare From Oklahoma State

(1) Florida State Survives Scare From Oklahoma State

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Texas) -- The defending national champions got their first scare of the year in their season opener, holding off Oklahoma State 37-31 on Saturday. The Florida State Seminoles (1-0) had led 17-0 in the second half but the Cowboys (0-1) closed the gap to 27-24 late and had a chance to take the lead.

"We all preached it, but I do think they felt the pressure of being No. 1. I do," Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher said. "Now I think we can relax and go play football."

Sophomore quarterback Jameis Winston threw for 370 yards and a touchdown while also rushing for one as well. The reigning Heisman trophy winner also threw a pair of interceptions that helped keep Oklahoma State hanging around. 

The Cowboys J.W. Walsh scampered 24 yards for a touchdown, making it a three-point game, before ultimately leading a drive back into Seminoles territory. However, Walsh fumbled when he was flipped into the air by Florida State's P.J. Williams. Winston then connected with Rashad Green for a 50-yard scoring pass, sealing the deal.

 

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