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  • 'Bama's Tagovailoa, LSU's Orgeron among SEC best in 1st half

    It's no surprise that top-ranked Alabama is once again the class of the Southeastern Conference halfway through the season. And considering his ample talent, the emergence of Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa as an offensive force could have been easily predicted.The rest of the SEC has produced a myriad of surprises, superlatives and disappointments through the season's first seven weeks.No. 5 LSU in very much in the national conversation under coach Ed Orgeron, Kentucky's program has...

  • No. 11 Colonels fall at Abilene Christian, 28-12

    ABILENE, Texas – The Nicholls State University football team's first trip to Abilene Christian turned out to be a forgettable one as the Wildcats grabbed an early lead and never looked back, handing the Colonels a 28-12 loss Saturday afternoon at Wildcat Stadium.Playing in front of 10,973 fans for Homecoming, ACU (2-4, 1-3 SLC) scored a touchdown on the game's opening drive and added two more on big plays in the first half. Down 21-6, Nicholls notched its only touchdown right befor...

  • LSU prepares for physical challenge vs Mississippi State

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU's defense is getting mentally prepared for the physical challenges ahead of it.Yes, the fifth-ranked Tigers were able to celebrate shutting down then-No. 2 Georgia.

  • Tarpons roll, while Trojans fall to powerhouse

    On homecoming night, South Lafourche’s offense got rolling, something the team has been waiting for all season.The Tarpons beat Morgan City 35-7 on Friday night, improving to 2-5 on the season, while earning a second win in District 7-4A play.The Tarpons scored 35-unanswered points in the win, pushing Morgan City’s defense forward throughout the game in their triple-option offensive attack.Coach Blake Forsythe said before the game in a radio interview that he challenged his team to p...

  • AP Top 25 Heat Check: No style points necessary in 2nd half

    Style points are not so important during the second half of the college football season.Just win, baby, as the late Al Davis famously said, and the Top 25 voters will likely reward a team. Or at least they won't punish.This past weekend things got a little crazy around the country, with four of the top eight teams in last week's rankings losing. This on the heels of three top-10 teams going down in week six.

  • AP Top 25 Takeaways: Is anybody good? Contenders flail

    Some Saturdays it just sort of feels as if no one knows anything about college football when all the teams we thought were good don't play that way.It was one of those days when you could be excused for thinking that everybody's terrible — except No. 1 Alabama.Four of the top eight teams lost, including two — No. 6 West Virginia and No.

  • LSU's Orgeron takes signature win over No. 2 Georgia, 36-16

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Joe Burrow passed for 200 yards and had two short touchdown runs, LSU's defense staggered Georgia's normally prolific offense, and the 13th-ranked Tigers beat the No. 2 Bulldogs 36-16 on Saturday to give coach Ed Orgeron a signature victory.Five fourth-down decisions by Orgeron influenced the result.

  • Jim Taylor, fierce fullback for mighty Packers, dies at 83

    Jim Taylor, the ferocious Hall of Fame fullback who embodied the Green Bay Packers' unstoppable ground game during the Vince Lombardi era and helped the team win four NFL titles and the first Super Bowl, died Saturday. He was 83.He died unexpectedly at a hospital in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the team said.Taylor played on the great Packer teams and was the league's MVP in 1962. He scored the first rushing touchdown in Super Bowl history."He was a gritty, classic player...

  • Brees, Saints rest after a promising, memorable start

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees, perhaps only half joking, explains that fatherhood and having a son who is highly critical of his living room passing accuracy, is what has kept the Saints' record-setting quarterback sharp as he's approached his 40th birthday."My kids are what make me be better," Brees began, describing how his son, Callen, likes to make diving catches on the couch. "He always tells me I am not throwing it in the right place. ...

  • No. 2 Georgia gets tough test at No. 13 LSU in SEC matchup

    Here are a few things to watch in Week 7 of the Southeastern Conference football season:GAME OF THE WEEKNo. 2 Georgia at No. 13 LSU: Georgia might be in for its toughest game so far this season when it travels to face LSU in Death Valley.

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