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COLLEGE FOOTBALL FRENZY: ‘Cinderella’ Colorado has shoe — and Oregon — drop on down Specific Occasions

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The very best story in NCAA soccer was quacked … er … cracked extensive open Saturday.

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‘Coach Prime’ and the No. 19 Colorado Buffaloes (3-1)? They obtained buffaloed.

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The No. 10 Oregon Geese (4-0) tamed them to the tune of 42-6 in Eugene.

Ouch.

As a substitute of Colorado’s vibrant head coach Deion Sanders taking to the highlight, it was Oregon counterpart Dan Lanning within the limelight for this one.

His pre-game speech appeared to ratchet up his fees.

“The Cinderella story’s over, males,” Lanning advised his group with ESPN’s cameras rolling. “They’re combating for clicks. We’re combating for wins. There’s a distinction.”

That was met with a response post-game by ‘Prime Time’ Sanders.

“I don’t say stuff simply to say it for a click on, opposite to what any individual say — yeah, I preserve receipts,” Sanders advised reporters. “However I’m critical — I analyze what we’re up in opposition to and what we now have and what we’d like. One factor I can say truthfully and candidly, ‘You higher get me proper now. That is the worst we’re going to be.’”

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The followers within the stands at iconic Autzen Stadium additionally obtained into dissing Colorado.

“Overrated,” they chanted late within the contest.

To their level, Deion’s dominant offence was restricted to simply 199 complete yards. At one level within the first half, their rush complete was minus-33, and by recreation’s finish, it was a paltry 40 — on the plus facet.

Coach Prime’s son, Shedeur, managed simply 159 passing yards and one landing on 23-of-33 passing, after opening the primary three video games with 348-plus every day trip.

Not solely does Colorado’s darkhorse nationwide championship probabilities take a success, however so, too, does the Heisman Trophy hype for QB Sanders.

In the meantime, the vaunted Quack Assault attacked for 522 complete yards, together with 240 in opposition to a porous Buffaloes defence.

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The Geese led the Buffs 35-0 at halftime.

“God bless (Lanning), although,” added Sanders. “He’s an incredible coach. He’s executed an incredible job.

“They take their photographs — they received.”

They certain did.

SECOND & LONG

Maybe No. 4 Florida State (4-0) is for actual. We right here at School Soccer Frenzy didn’t assume so, however Saturday’s 31-24 additional time conquer host Clemson (2-2) says in any other case. And it knocks Clemson out of competition for the CFP, since no two-loss group has ever made the ultimate 4. A artful Keon Coleman catch masking 24 yards from QB Jordan Travis received it for FSU in OT. “I had tears coming down within the locker room,” sixth-year QB Travis advised reporters after his 289-yard, no-INT day … Jim Harbaugh returned from his three-game school-imposed suspension for recruiting violations to information No. 2 Michigan (4-0) to a Large Ten win — 31-7 — over visiting Rutgers (3-1). “(Coach Harbaugh) was glad as heck, as he says, ‘Cool man Jim,’” Michigan star operating again Blake Corum advised reporters. “Simply seeing him again, all of us needed this win actually dangerous. And as he says, a win within the Large Ten is like two wins — one for us, and since they misplaced, one for us once more. It was simply nice seeing the power within the locker room after the win. He’s going to have a great remainder of the day and weekend.” … The star-studded night video games noticed: No. 1 Georgia (3-0) host UAB (1-2); No. 3 Texas (3-0) lock horns with host Baylor (1-2); No. 6 Ohio State (3-0) go to No. 9 Notre Dame (4-0) in a pivotal recreation for the CFP; No. 7 Penn State (3-0) welcome No. 24 Iowa (3-0) in a Large Ten biggie; No. 17 North Carolina go on the highway to play Pittsburgh (1-2); No. 5 USC (3-0) come off a bye week to play host Arizona State (1-2); No. 8 Washington (3-0) tangle with visiting California (3-0); and No. 14 Oregon State (3-0) go to No. 21 Washington State (3-0) in one other Pac-12 occasion.

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THIRD & GOAL

No. 13 Alabama (3-1) took its time getting going in opposition to visiting No. 15 Ole Miss (3-1) in a 24-10 victory. Nick Saban’s squad trailed Lane Kiffin’s crew 7-6 at halftime, however ’Bama QB Jalen Milroe hung in there — actually — as he absorbed a hellacious hit on a Tide-turning TD move of 33 yards excessive to Jalen Hale within the third quarter. Each ends of the play have been doozies, as was the next two-point convert ran in by QB Ty Simpson. It was not fairly once more for Alabama … Different ranked video games noticed: No. 16 Oklahoma (4-0) upend host Cincinnati (2-2) 20-6; and No. 11 Utah (4-0) double up No. 22 UCLA (3-1) 14-7 in a Pac-12 occasion in Salt Lake Metropolis … No. 18 Duke (4-0) dunked host UConn (0-4) 41-7 to stay unbeaten … One other ACCer nonetheless undefeated is No. 20 Miami (4-0) after placing away host Temple (2-2) 41-7 … No. 23 Tennessee (3-1) rebounded from final week’s loss to No. 25 Florida (2-1) by beating visiting UTSA (1-3) 45-14. FLA performed visiting Charlotte (1-2) later Saturday.

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FOURTH & INCHES

Oklahoma State (2-2), nevertheless, didn’t rebound after getting smoked final week by visiting South Alabama. So OK State isn’t OK after dropping a highway recreation to suspension-ridden Iowa State (2-2) 34-27. Did you, ahem, gamble on that recreation? … Syracuse (4-0) has a consecutive-season 4-0 begin for the primary time since 1959 and ’60 after halting Military (2-2) 29-16 in Upstate New York … The struggles proceed for Mel Tucker-less Michigan State (2-2), as Large Ten rival Maryland (4-0) went into East Lansing and torched Sparty 31-9 to stay unbeaten … And on the Div. III degree, security Haley Van Voorhis grew to become the primary feminine non-kicker to play in an NCAA soccer recreation. The 5-foot-6, 145-lb. junior recorded a QB hurry for Shenandoah in opposition to Juniata.

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