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Miller: Utah looking to take next step as a Pac-12 power

In the past, Utah might still be celebrating a win like the one it had over Oregon. But now, Kyle Whittingham's crew has its eyes on a bigger prize.

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Coaches: Fournette is 2015's Herschel Walker

Opposing coaches are near universal in their praise of LSU's star RB. "A modern-day Herschel Walker and Bo Jackson," according to one. But do they think he should consider sitting out in 2016?

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Olson: Texas seniors seek more stability and less drama

As Texas heads into the Red River Rivalry, with more calls for coaching change and criticism for Charlie Strong, Texas' seniors -- the ones who have seen all the upheaval -- just want an end to the drama.


Key from 'Key & Peele' is James Franklin

Keegan-Michael Key from the TV show "Key & Peele" hijacked a team meeting with his best impression of the Penn State coach -- and the team absolutely lost it.


Baylor tight end, meet Mario Balotelli

LaQuan McGowan struggling to put his pads became a viral video recently. But we're here to remind you that Italian soccer star Balotelli once went through a similar ordeal.


Jimbo: Cook's consistency is his strength

Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher says what RB Dalvin Cook does best is avoid the ups and downs during the season. His consistency is a strength.


Motley, Ford connect for three TDs in win

Hokies QB Brenden Motley found WR Isaiah Ford for three touchdowns -- all in the 2nd quarter -- in Virginia Tech's 28-13 win over NC State.


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It might not silence critics for long, but Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer and Brendan Motley will get some relief this week after a 28-13 over NC State. As for the Wolfpack, a popular preseason ACC Atlantic dark horse, they've been exposed the last two games after a cupcake nonconference slate helped them to a 4-0 start.

Hokies RB score 59-yard TD

Virginia Tech may have sealed this rainy ACC game after Travon McMillan scampered down the left sideline 59 yards for the TD, to give his team a 28-13 lead over NC State with 6:47 left.


How is Utah so good?

Said ESPN's Desmond Howard: "This team has always played well on defense and now people are just starting to recognize how well coached they are as a unit."


Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia Tech QB Brendan Motley is playing the best game of his career but just had to leave the field. He's taken a number of big hits tonight, and the latest shook him up. Will he be able to come back in the fourth quarter and finish off NC State? Hokies lead 21-13 entering the fourth quarter.

Ticket sales for South Carolina-LSU lagging

According to LSU athletic director Joe Alleva, there have been 38,000 tickets sold for Saturday's South Carolina-LSU game that had to be moved to Baton Rouge because of flooding in Columbia. He had hoped to sell 50,000 tickets.

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Best Week 6 college football bets

ESPN Chalk's Will Harris thinks Washington State is well-equipped to take advantage of the porous Oregon secondary. The Cougars lost by just a touchdown last season. More picks (Insider)

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Va. Tech leads NC State at halftime

Brenden Motley tossed 3 TDs in the first half, and Isaiah Ford caught all them, including this short one before half to give the Hokies a 21-10 lead over the Wolfpack on ESPN.


Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Virginia Tech QB Brendan Motley took a big hit to the sternum a few minutes ago, but he didn't miss a play. He made a few more big throws on this last drive, the final one a second touchdown to Isaiah Ford. The Hokies offense is finally coming alive in 2015. They lead NC State 14-10 as halftime nears.

Virginia Tech takes lead from NC State

Hokies QB Brenden Motley put his team on top after hitting Isaiah Ford near the pylon midway through the 2nd quarter on ESPN.


The Mag: Is Jared Goff the next Aaron Rodgers?

"I've heard people say he's better than Aaron Rodgers at this stage," says Washington assistant Bob Gregory who was Cal's defensive coordinator during the Rodgers era. "I don't know about that, but I do know he's really good." Searching for Rodgers

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Hokies score on stop-and-go TD pass

Virginia Tech put its first points on the board with this beautiful 27-yard TD pass from Brenden Motley to Isaiah Ford. However, the Hokies still trail 10-7 in the second.


Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

That was a great offensive drive from NC State. The Wolfpack mixed up passes, runs, jet sweeps, options and used a number of formations and shifts. NC State is controlling the game against Virginia Tech and leads 10-0 in the second quarter.

Wolfpack score on nifty catch in end zone

NC State jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the 2nd quarter against Virginia Tech thanks to this beautiful throw and catch TD from Jacoby Brissett to Jumichael Ramos.