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The Latest: Steelers led Patriots 14-7 at halftime

The Latest on NFL‘s Week 15 (all times Eastern): 6:00 p.m. The Pittsburgh Steelers are halfway to their first victory over the New England Patriots since 2011. The Steelers took a 14-7 lead through two quarters at Heinz Field. Ben Roethlisberger has two touchdown passes, a 5-yarder to tight end Vance McDonald and a 17-yarder … Continue reading The Latest: Steelers led Patriots 14-7 at halftime

MCKINNEY, Texas | Valdosta St. beats Ferris St. 49-47 for Division II title

MCKINNEY, Texas — Ninety-six points were scored in the NCAA Division II championship game Saturday. Two points that weren’t scored made the difference. Rogan Wells tied the championship record with five touchdown passes and Valdosta State won its fourth national title with a 49-47 victory over Ferris State. Ferris State’s rally from an 11-point deficit … Continue reading MCKINNEY, Texas | Valdosta St. beats Ferris St. 49-47 for Division II title

MCKINNEY, Texas | Valdosta State beats Ferris 49-47 for Division II title

MCKINNEY, Texas — Rogan Wells broke tied an NCAA Division II championship game record with five touchdown passes and Valdosta State won its fourth national title with a 49-47 victory over Ferris State on Saturday. Ferris’ rally from an 11-point deficit fell short when Jevon Shaw’s two-point conversion pass sailed wide of Keyondre Craig at … Continue reading MCKINNEY, Texas | Valdosta State beats Ferris 49-47 for Division II title

INDIANAPOLIS | Ohio State pulls away from Wildcats to win Big Ten crown

INDIANAPOLIS— Dwayne Haskins added five more touchdown passes to his single-season record Saturday and No. 6 Ohio State relied on its staunch defense to hold off a second-half charge from No. 21 Northwestern for a 45-24 victory to claim its second straight Big Ten championship. The Buckeyes (12-1, 9-1 Big Ten, No. 6 CFP) won … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | Ohio State pulls away from Wildcats to win Big Ten crown

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Franks helps Florida win 41-14, end skid vs Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.  — Feleipe Franks had three touchdown passes and No. 13 Florida used a punishing ground attack to end a five-game losing streak to Florida State, defeating the Seminoles 41-14 on Saturday. Lamical Perine had a 74-yard touchdown run as Florida ran for 278 yards, averaging 5.3 yards per carry. Perine ran for 129 … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Franks helps Florida win 41-14, end skid vs Florida State

NEW ORLEANS | Saints win 10th straight, eliminate Falcons in NFC South

NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes to inexperienced receivers and the New Orleans Saints won their 10th straight game Thursday night with a 31-17 victory over Atlanta that eliminated the Falcons from contention in the NFC South. Tommylee Lewis and Austin Carr each caught their second career touchdown pass, and rookie tight … Continue reading NEW ORLEANS | Saints win 10th straight, eliminate Falcons in NFC South

ARLINGTON, Texas | Cooper, Cowboys join Redskins atop NFC East with 31-23 win

ARLINGTON, Texas — Amari Cooper had a 90-yard touchdown catch while finishing with 180 yards receiving and two scores and the Dallas Cowboys pulled even with Washington atop the NFC East with a 31-23 Thanksgiving victory over the Redskins on Thursday. Cooper had the most yards receiving for the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, along with the … Continue reading ARLINGTON, Texas | Cooper, Cowboys join Redskins atop NFC East with 31-23 win

LOS ANGELES | Rams outlast Chiefs 54-51 in high-octane offensive showcase

LOS ANGELES — Jared Goff threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Everett for the go-ahead score with 1:49 to play, and the Los Angeles Rams outlasted the Kansas City Chiefs for a 54-51 victory on Monday night in a high-octane NFL offensive showdown that somehow surpassed the hype. Patrick Mahomes threw six touchdown passes … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Rams outlast Chiefs 54-51 in high-octane offensive showcase

SEATTLE | Wilson caps Seattle’s rally past Green Bay for 27-24 win

SEATTLE— Russell Wilson threw for 225 yards and his 15-yard touchdown pass to Ed Dickson with 5:08 left was the difference in the Seattle Seahawks’ 27-24 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night. In a key matchup in the race for the two NFC wild-card spots, Seattle (5-5) snapped a two-game losing streak … Continue reading SEATTLE | Wilson caps Seattle’s rally past Green Bay for 27-24 win

CINCINNATI | Brees passes Favre with 3 TDs, Saints crush Bengals 51-14

CINCINNATI— Drew Brees and the Saints rocked Paul Brown Stadium from the opening drive, scoring every time they got the ball except for the last one. Then they cranked up the music in the locker room until the cinderblock walls were vibrating, too. For New Orleans, it was as much fun as it gets in … Continue reading CINCINNATI | Brees passes Favre with 3 TDs, Saints crush Bengals 51-14

INDIANAPOLIS | Luck, Ebron lead Colts past struggling Jaguars 29-26

INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes in the first half and the Indianapolis Colts’ defense forced a late turnover Sunday to preserve a 29-26 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Indy (4-5) has won three straight. Tight end Eric Ebron had a career-high three touchdowns, including one on a 2-yard run, all in the … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | Luck, Ebron lead Colts past struggling Jaguars 29-26

MORGANTOWN, W.Va | Grier throws for 3 TDs, No. 7 West Virginia beats TCU 47-10

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Will Grier threw three touchdown passes and No. 7 West Virginia rolled to a 47-10 victory over TCU on Saturday. West Virginia (8-1, 6-1 Big 12, No. 9 CFP) had no trouble against the injury-riddled Horned Frogs (4-6, 2-5) as it pursues a possible berth in the conference championship game with two … Continue reading MORGANTOWN, W.Va | Grier throws for 3 TDs, No. 7 West Virginia beats TCU 47-10

ARLINGTON, Texas | Mariota recovers, Titans top Cowboys 28-14 in Cooper’s debut

ARLINGTON, Texas — Marcus Mariota threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score after fumbling on Tennessee’s first two possessions, and the Titans spoiled Amari Cooper’s Dallas debut with a 28-14 victory over the Cowboys on Monday night. Kevin Byard sparked the sluggish Titans with an end-zone interception of Dak Prescott and celebrated T.O.-style. … Continue reading ARLINGTON, Texas | Mariota recovers, Titans top Cowboys 28-14 in Cooper’s debut

The Latest: Watson joins Marino, Warner with TD pass mark

The Latest on Week 9 in the NFL (all times EST): 5:32 p.m. Deshaun Watson threw two touchdown passes in the first half at Denver, giving him 36 career touchdown passes and putting him in company with two Hall of Famers. The Houston Texans quarterback threw 19 passes in seven games as a rookie this … Continue reading The Latest: Watson joins Marino, Warner with TD pass mark

BALTIMORE | Roethlisberger guides Steelers past Ravens 23-16

BALTIMORE — Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes, ran for a score and put up an unexpected left-footed punt to help the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Baltimore Ravens 23-16 Sunday. James Conner rushed for 107 yards and caught a TD pass for the Steelers (5-2-1), who have won four straight since falling to the Ravens … Continue reading BALTIMORE | Roethlisberger guides Steelers past Ravens 23-16

EVANSTON, Ill | Book leads No. 3 Notre Dame over Northwestern, 31-21

EVANSTON, Ill. — Ian Book threw for threw two touchdown passes and ran 23 yards for a score in the closing minutes to lead No. 3 Notre Dame to a 31-21 victory over Northwestern on Saturday night. The Fighting Irish (9-0, No. 4 CFP) remained in line for a playoff spot and continued to build … Continue reading EVANSTON, Ill | Book leads No. 3 Notre Dame over Northwestern, 31-21

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. | Evans’ field goal sends Purdue past No. 19 Iowa 38-36

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.  — Spencer Evans made a 25-yard field goal with 8 seconds left Saturday, giving Purdue a 38-36 upset over No. 19 Iowa and putting the Boilermakers back in the Big Ten’s West Division title hunt. David Blough threw three touchdown passes to Terry Wright and topped the 300-yard mark for the fifth … Continue reading WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. | Evans’ field goal sends Purdue past No. 19 Iowa 38-36

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | Fromm throws 3 TDs, No. 7 Georgia beats No. 9 Florida 36-17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.  — Jake Fromm threw three touchdown passes, ending speculation about freshman Justin Fields supplanting him in the starting lineup, and No. 7 Georgia beat ninth-ranked Florida 36-17 on Saturday. The Bulldogs took advantage of Florida’s three turnovers and an injury to cornerback C.J. Henderson to win the “World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party” for … Continue reading JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | Fromm throws 3 TDs, No. 7 Georgia beats No. 9 Florida 36-17

HOUSTON | Watson throws 5 TDs as Texans beat Dolphins 42-23

HOUSTON — Deshaun Watson matched his career high with five touchdown passes to lead the Houston Texans to their fifth straight victory, 42-23 over the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night. The Texans (5-3) have left their 0-3 start behind with their longest single-season winning streak since reeling off six victories in a row in 2012. … Continue reading HOUSTON | Watson throws 5 TDs as Texans beat Dolphins 42-23

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. | No. 13 WVU uses 31-point second quarter to beat Baylor 58-14

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  — Will Grier threw three touchdown passes and No. 13 West Virginia used a big second quarter to cruise to a 58-14 victory over Baylor on Thursday night. The Mountaineers (6-1, 4-1 Big 12) bounced back from a blowout loss at Iowa State with arguably their best performances of the season on both … Continue reading MORGANTOWN, W.Va. | No. 13 WVU uses 31-point second quarter to beat Baylor 58-14

ARLINGTON, Texas | Prescott, Cowboys pack punch with pass, rout Jaguars 40-7

ARLINGTON, Texas  — Dak Prescott sparked the previously punchless Dallas passing game and celebrated Conor McGregor-style . So did his Dallas teammates with the UFC star watching after some pregame pumping up. Prescott threw two touchdown passes to Cole Beasley for a big halftime lead and rushed for a career-high 82 yards with another score … Continue reading ARLINGTON, Texas | Prescott, Cowboys pack punch with pass, rout Jaguars 40-7

ARLINGTON, Texas | Prescott sparks punchless pass game, Cowboys rout Jags 40-7

ARLINGTON, Texas — Dak Prescott threw two touchdown passes to Cole Beasley to spark the previously punchless Dallas passing game and rushed for a career-high 82 yards in the Cowboys’ 40-7 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Perhaps pumped up by some pregame mingling with UFC fighter Conor McGregor , the Cowboys rolled to … Continue reading ARLINGTON, Texas | Prescott sparks punchless pass game, Cowboys rout Jags 40-7

Chiefs, Mahomes will get major test in New England

There can be no better measuring stick for the Chiefs and young quarterback Patrick Mahomes than what they face Sunday night. Beat the Patriots in Foxborough and all that excitement in Kansas City might be validated. Remember, though, that the Chiefs, with Alex Smith, went into Gillette Stadium and won the 2017 kickoff to the … Continue reading Chiefs, Mahomes will get major test in New England

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla | Comeback for the ages: No. 17 Miami stuns FSU, 28-27

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla — N’Kosi Perry threw four touchdown passes, and No. 17 Miami pulled off its biggest comeback ever against Florida State by rallying from 20 points down to top the Seminoles 28-27 on Saturday night. Brevin Jordan’s 41-yard touchdown grab with just under 12 minutes left put the Hurricanes (5-1, 2-0 Atlantic Coast … Continue reading MIAMI GARDENS, Fla | Comeback for the ages: No. 17 Miami stuns FSU, 28-27

CHICAGO | Trubisky throws for 6 TDs, Bears pound Buccaneers 48-10

CHICAGO — Mitchell Trubisky threw a career-high six touchdown passes and the NFC North-leading Chicago Bears pounded the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-10 on Sunday. The Bears (3-1) won their third straight with Trubisky delivering the sort of breakout performance general manager Ryan Pace envisioned when he traded up a spot to draft the prized quarterback … Continue reading CHICAGO | Trubisky throws for 6 TDs, Bears pound Buccaneers 48-10

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. | No. 4 Ohio St rallies in 4th to beat No. 9 Penn State, 27-26

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Dwayne Haskins threw two touchdown passes in the final seven minutes as No. 4 Ohio State wiped out a 12-point deficit to beat No. 9 Penn State 27-26 Saturday night in another wild game between the Big Ten powerhouses. Trace McSorley had 461 total yards, including a career-high 175 rushing and … Continue reading STATE COLLEGE, Pa. | No. 4 Ohio St rallies in 4th to beat No. 9 Penn State, 27-26

CLEMSON, S.C. | No. 3 Clemson names freshman Trevor Lawrence new starting QB

CLEMSON, S.C.— Clemson has named freshman Trevor Lawrence its starting quarterback for the Tigers’ game against Syracuse this Saturday. The team announced the decision on Monday. Senior Kelly Bryant had started the third-ranked Tigers (4-0) first four games with Lawrence coming off the bench early in each contest. But Lawrence threw a career-best four touchdown … Continue reading CLEMSON, S.C. | No. 3 Clemson names freshman Trevor Lawrence new starting QB

TAMPA, Fla. | Fitzpatrick shines again, Buccaneers stun Eagles 27-21

TAMPA, Fla.— Courtesy of DeSean Jackson, Ryan Fitzpatrick rocked a pair of sunglasses and a partially zipped warmup jacket revealing a couple of gold chains and a large pendant resting on his chest. “It’s nothing,” the Tampa Bay quarterback said of the garb after throwing four touchdown passes and topping 400 yards for the second … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla. | Fitzpatrick shines again, Buccaneers stun Eagles 27-21

JACKSONVILLE, Fla | Bortles throws 4 TDs, Jaguars beat Patriots 31-20 in rematch

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.— Blake Bortles threw four touchdown passes, three in the first half, and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 31-20 Sunday in a rematch of last season’s AFC championship game. Bortles connected with Donte Moncrief, Keelan Cole and Austin Seferian-Jenkins for scores in the first 30 minutes, the second … Continue reading JACKSONVILLE, Fla | Bortles throws 4 TDs, Jaguars beat Patriots 31-20 in rematch

CINCINNATI | Andy Dalton throws 4 TD passes, Bengals beat Ravens 34-23

CINCINNATI  — Andy Dalton threw four touchdown passes in the first half — three to A.J. Green — against a defense that has bedeviled him throughout his career, and the Cincinnati Bengals held on for a 34-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Thursday night. Dalton knocked the Ravens (1-1) out of playoff contention last … Continue reading CINCINNATI | Andy Dalton throws 4 TD passes, Bengals beat Ravens 34-23