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Patriots throw fewest passes in a game since 1974

Dec. 08, 2021 02:23 AM EST

Mac Jones and the New England Patriots played a style of game more reminiscent of a triple-option service academy than the modern NFL. Jones threw just three passes on a windy Monday night in Buffalo for the fewest pass attempts in an NFL game in nearly a half-century as the Patriots...

SMU’s Eric Dickerson finally goes into College Hall of Fame

Dec. 08, 2021 00:23 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Make no mistake. Eric Dickerson is glad to be going into the College Football Hall of Fame after all these years. He will take the stage and be cemented in the sport’s lore. “Am I happy to be here? Yeah,” Dickerson said Tuesday. “Do I really care? No,...

Ohio St hires defensive coordinator Knowles from Oklahoma St

Dec. 07, 2021 23:34 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State has hired defensive coordinator Jim Knowles away from Oklahoma State. Buckeyes coach Ryan Day announced Tuesday that Knowles will take over as defensive coordinator on Jan. 2. Day said Ohio State (12-2) will continue preparations for the Rose Bowl...

Iowa State TE Charlie Kolar wins top scholar-athlete award

Dec. 07, 2021 23:22 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Iowa State tight end Charlie Kolar won the Williams V. Campbell Trophy on Tuesday night as the top scholar-athlete in college football. The senior receives a $25,000 postgraduate scholarship. He is the first Iowa State player to win the award since it was...

All aboard: Steeler newcomers scramble to catch moving train

Dec. 07, 2021 21:56 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Keith Butler doesn’t have time to keep all the unfamiliar faces straight in the middle of the season, so he doesn’t even really try. At least initially. It’s why the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator offers the same bit of...

Pitt offensive coordinator Mark Whipple resigns

Dec. 07, 2021 21:15 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Mark Whipple has resigned after three seasons. The team made the announcement on Tuesday, a day after Pitt quarterback Kenny Pickett was named one of the four finalists for the Heisman Trophy. Whipple spent three...

Former Ga Tech DB Travares Tillman returns as coach

Dec. 07, 2021 21:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia Tech player Travares Tillman is returning to his alma mater to oversee the Yellow Jackets’ pass defense and work with defensive backs, coach Geoff Collins announced Tuesday. Tillman served as Michigan State’s cornerbacks coach this season. ...

Nick Kopin named Michigan AP Division 7-8 Player of Year

Dec. 07, 2021 21:04 PM EST

HUDSON, Mich. (AP) — Nick Kopin was brought up to Hudson’s varsity football team as a sophomore because they needed bodies on defense for a team that finished 2-7. As a senior this season, he became one of the best two-way Division 8 players in the state as he led Hudson to a...

Cards, Pack, Bucs, Pats, Chiefs still top 5 in AP Pro32 poll

Dec. 07, 2021 20:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes, it’s lonely at the top. Except for the latest AP Pro32 poll. The top five teams are all quite familiar with each other as they remain unchanged from last week. The Arizona Cardinals, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay...

Patriots are back on top of AFC, after short rebuild

Dec. 07, 2021 20:46 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Having watched the Patriots control the division for two decades, the Bills hoped that Tom Brady’s departure would clear the way for them to climb the AFC East standings and perhaps even contend for a conference title. It did. For one year. ...