College football odds, picks for Week 14 in Big 12: Iowa State can make history Saturday vs. West Virginia

First impressions are important, but they aren’t permanent. As Iowa State sits on the verge of clinching a berth in the Big 12 Championship Game, I think back to its season-opening loss to Louisiana as a good example. I wasn’t surprised that the Cyclones lost that game, but my big takeaway was that they weren’t good enough to really make noise in the Big 12 Championship Game race, let alone win it all. 

Boy, was I wrong. 

Let me explain. My rationale was that while the 31-14 score was misleading — the Ragin’ Cajuns had two special teams touchdowns and one explosive 78-yard score — an otherwise evenly-played game was still a problem for Iowa State. Should the Cyclones really be going blow-for-blow with a Sun Belt opponent if they’re going to be one of the two best teams in the Big 12? 

As it turns out, though, Louisiana is pretty damn good, too, and headed towards a Sun Belt title game rematch with Coastal Carolina. The Cyclones were also missing top tight end Charlie Kolar that day. And it was the first game of 2020. Who knows with these teams sometimes?

That’s not to say that the Louisiana loss doesn’t matter now, but not when it comes to the Big 12 race. Iowa State has capitalized on a rare window by beating Oklahoma early in the year when the Sooners were more vulnerable and then inching past Texas over Thanksgiving weekend on a short week. Running back Breece Hall’s “five-star culture vs. five-star players” money quote has become the unofficial M.O. of the Cyclones’ 2020 season. Coach Matt Campbell has almost always had his team ready to play big games, but this is the first time the Cyclones have topped the Sooners and Longhorns in the same year. 

Iowa State has clinched at least a share of the Big 12 regular-season title, but hasn’t won a conference championship since 1912. To be clear, there’s still some work to be done before it can break that streak. But the Cyclones, ranked No. 9 in the latest College Football Playoff poll, are in good position to do that. It starts with the final regular-season game against West Virginia. Speaking of which …  

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West Virginia at No. 9 Iowa State

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Cyclones
-6.5

I’m not particularly worried that the Cyclones will look toward the end zone before catching the ball, if you catch my drift. This is a good defensive battle and the score should reflect that. If taking the under on the 49.5 point total is your thing, I don’t think it’s a bad play. The key for me is that while West Virginia’s offense has been better, it’s mostly been better at home against so-so competition. Conversely, it hasn’t traveled well and the Mountaineers would need to prove otherwise for me to ride with them. Pick: Iowa State -6.5

No. 15 Oklahoma State at TCU 

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College basketball: No. 1 Gonzaga beats No. 11 West Virginia in Jimmy V Classic

Joel Ayayi matched his career high with 21 points and Andrew Nembhard and Corey Kispert each had 19, and No. 1 Gonzaga rallied to beat No. 11 West Virginia 87-82 on Wednesday night in the Jimmy V Classic.

The Bulldogs (3-0) struggled to get in sync early and again after freshman Jalen Suggs injured an ankle in the first half. But Gonzaga used a late 13-4 run to take control and scored six straight points late to seal it.

Derek Culver led West Virginia (3-1) with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Oscar Tshiebwe had 14 points and nine rebounds before fouling out with 7:26 to play. The loss snapped a five-game winning streak and dropped the Mountaineers to 0-5 in the series.

This did not look like the same Gonzaga team that won two shootouts last week.

The shooters struggled early and just when it seemed they were about get on track, Suggs slid through the lane, hurting his left ankle. He stayed on the ground for several minutes and needing help to reach his chair.

West Virginia took advantage of the momentum swing with a 14-3 run that gave it a 33-24 lead late in the first half.

When Suggs returned in the second half, Gonzaga charged back. It retook the lead on Kispert’s layup with 9:46 to play and seized control with Kispert and Ajayi combining for nine points in the decisive run.

No. 2 Baylor 82, No. 5 Illinois 69

Adam Flagler scored 18 points and Baylor pulled away late to beat Illinois in the second game of the Jimmy V Classic.

Baylor (3-0) won for the first time this season with coach Scott Drew on the sideline. He missed the previous two games after a positive COVID-19 test, but watched his team swing the game with its trademark defense in the second half.

Ayo Dosunmu had 18 points and Giorgi Beshanishvili added 15 for Illinois (3-1).

Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua started the decisive stretch by making two free throws with 12:51 left. That broke a 43-all tie and spurred Baylor to six straight points. After Illinois made a 3-pointer, Baylor scored five more points and then took control with another run, this time 9-0.

When it ended, Baylor led 65-51 with 7:31 left and the Illini never seriously challenged again.

No. 17 Texas 69, No. 14 North Carolina 67

Matt Coleman III hit a stepback jumper with 0.1 seconds left to lift Texas past North Carolina in the championship game of the relocated Maui Invitational.

Coleman finished with 22 points and was the tournament’s most valuable player.

The Longhorns (4-0) blew a 16-point lead late in the first half and fell behind with about 2 1/2 minutes left. Coleman and Kai Jones came up big in the critical moments for Texas, securing the Longhorns’ first Maui title in their fifth appearance in the tournament.

Jones had 12 points, including a tying jumper with 2:19 left and then a transition dunk with 41.2 seconds remaining that gave Texas

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Memorial Hermann opens new medical clinic in West University

Memorial Hermann opened a new medical clinic in West University Place at 3525 W. Holcombe Blvd., the hospital chain announced on Dec. 1.



a house on the side of a building: Memorial Hermann Urgent Care now has two new locations at Town & Country and West University open to treat mild injuries and illnesses seven days a week with convenient care. This is an exterior photo from the West University facility.


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Memorial Hermann Urgent Care now has two new locations at Town & Country and West University open to treat mild injuries and illnesses seven days a week with convenient care. This is an exterior photo from the West University facility.


The clinic includes 65 exam rooms and offers family and internal medicines services, endocrinology and gynecology through Memorial Hermann Medical Group on the first floor, and pediatric care through Children’s Memorial Hermann Pediatrics on the second floor.

This comes after Memorial Hermann opened an urgent care clinic in West University in November of last year.

“We are very excited to have 20 physicians under one roof to provide care for the West University community,” said Anne Pearson, SVP and CEO, Physicians of Memorial Hermann. “This new clinic will allow you and your family to receive the same care from the staff and physicians you have come to know and trust at Memorial Hermann.”

The new clinic will also have onsite lab services, and imaging diagnostic services down the street, all with free parking.

“Our vision is to create healthier communities, now and for generations to come,” Pearson said. “Providing care in one location will give residents the chance to have all of their health needs and the needs of their family taken care of close to home.”

For more information, go to https://mhmg.memorialhermann.org/.

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Barack Obama’s rent-controlled Upper West Side apartment is on the market for $1.45m

Barack Obama’s old rent-controlled Upper West Side apartment from his post-Columbia University days is on the market for $1.45m

  • Obama’s old apartment is for sale at 622 West 114th Street in New York City
  • Obama lived in the apartment prior to moving to Chicago in 1985
  • The apartment is now part of a co-op at Revere Hall and comes furnished with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a washer and dryer in the unit
  • Legendary filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille also lived at Revere Hall at one point

Barack Obama’s old apartment in the Upper West Side of New York City is for sale, though it won’t be cheap for the next owner.

The apartment, now part of a co-op at 622 West 114th Street, is for sale at $1.45million. It is located just blocks away from Columbia University, and Obama lived there after graduating from the Ivy League school. 

The listing is held by Brown Harris Stevens.

Obama would likely find the apartment unrecognizable, as it has been newly renovated and is listed as being in ‘mint-condition.’

One of Barack Obama's old apartments from his New York City days is on the market

One of Barack Obama’s old apartments from his New York City days is on the market

The apartment at 622 West 114th Street is currently on sale for $1.45million

The apartment at 622 West 114th Street is currently on sale for $1.45million

The apartment is being listed and virtually staged by Brown Harris Stevens in the city

The apartment is being listed and virtually staged by Brown Harris Stevens in the city

There are five rooms, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and a full-sized washer and dryer in the unit.

There is also an eat-in kitchen with custom countertops, an over-stove vent, and LED lighting throughout the apartment.

The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with a double sink and tub, while the other two bedrooms come equipped with closet space.

The south-facing apartment has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an eat-in kitchen

The south-facing apartment has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an eat-in kitchen

The apartment is part of a co-op of 39 units and renovations to the building are ongoing

The apartment is part of a co-op of 39 units and renovations to the building are ongoing

Obama made 622 West 114th Street the last of his three Manhattan apartments before Chicago

Obama made 622 West 114th Street the last of his three Manhattan apartments before Chicago

Obama is not the only famous former tenant of Revere Hall, with Cecil B. DeMille also having lived there

Obama is not the only famous former tenant of Revere Hall, with Cecil B. DeMille also having lived there

The building, also known as Revere Hall, has 39 co-op units and a live-in superintendent, though there is an ongoing assessment of $226.25 per month through December 2022 as capital improvements are made.

It also has an elevator and a laundry room and was built in the pre-war style in 1907. 

Filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille is another famous former resident of Revere Hall and has a plaque honoring him outside the building.

As described in an adapted excerpt of David Maraniss’ biography posted on Vanity Fair, Obama’s bedroom ‘was closest to the front door, offering a sense of privacy and coziness.’

According to 6sqft, Obama’s home on West 114th Street was one of three apartments he lived in during his time in New York City.

First, he lived nearby at 142 West 109th Street, where he lived in a

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New Wave: Enters into Partnership with the University of West Indies, Mona, Jamaica for Medicinal Drug Discovery

TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2020 /CNW/ – NEW WAVE HOLDINGS CORP. (the “Company” or “New Wave”) (CSE: SPOR) (FWB: 0XM2) (OTC: TRMND) an investment issuer that provides capital and support services, announced it has entered into a joint venture with The University of West Indies, Mona, Jamaica to conduct drug discovery and highlight knowledge of medicinal plants in Jamaica.

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The purpose of this joint venture/partnership is to develop techniques using local microclimate conditions and local research and commercial advantages to explore various natural products and patent opportunities and to conduct drug discovery and highlight knowledge of medicinal plants in Jamaica.

The Parties wish to explore opportunities for:

  • research and development of therapeutic drugs and natural health products that are derived from local plants and fungi;
  • commercial activities that can exploit patents, and other research results, concerning local biodiversity;
  • advancing the knowledge of medicinal plants in Jamaica;
  • increase awareness of medicinal plant health

Under the terms of the strategic partnership, New Wave Holdings will provide capital, resources and further support in drug discovery through the University faculty and facilities.

UWI will undertake research and the objective will be to highlight and further develop various components and/or compounds in early drug discovery stages and explore various plants and fungi that show significant results in the following areas: Cancerous properties, Diabetes, Hypercholesterolemia, and Inflammation. Research at the Facility will be led by various scientific professors that specialize in the key areas listed above.

Daniel Fox, CEO New Wave Holdings comments: “This will be a joint effort between New Wave and UWI brain trust to enhance awareness, innovate new remedies of therapy, and shed light on the medicinal plants and their ultimate consumer health benefits.”

Both New Wave and UWI agree to work together under a model where UWI provides research services (personnel and facilities) that are funded by New Wave. The details of these research projects, the funding needed for each, the ownership of the Intellectual Property that results and the licencing terms if any would be negotiated on a project-by-project basis. 

ABOUT NEW WAVE HOLDINGS CORP.

New Wave Holdings Corp. (CSE: SPOR, FWB: 0XM2, OTC: TRMND) is an investment issuer focused on the burgeoning psychedelic sector and support for adaptive and progressive mental health products and therapies. In the psychedelic sector, New Wave will focus on supporting research on active psychedelic compounds, creation of consumer products based on functional mushrooms, and developing an IP portfolio focusing on psilocybin, LSD, MDMA, and ketamine derived treatments for neuropsychiatric diseases. New Wave also contains various health and beauty products within its portfolio of non-psychoactive plants and fungi as it continues to expand its product distribution through vertical integration to provide end to end solutions while capturing a high margin business model.

Investors interested in connecting with New Wave Holdings can learn more about the company and contact the team at https://newwavecorp.com

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST INDIES, MONA, JAMAICA 

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Gonzaga beats Kansas in season opener, Illinois defeats Chicago State, VCU falls to West Virginia

NO. 1 GONZAGA 102, NO. 6 KANSAS 90

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Drew Timme scored 25 points, Jalen Suggs added 24 and Corey Kispert had 23 to help No. 1 Gonzaga beat No. 6 Kansas 102-90 on Thursday in the season opener for both teams.

The Bulldogs built a double-digit lead in the first half at the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off, then saw the Jayhawks tie it twice in the second half before putting them away. Gonzaga went on a 22-7 run to go up 96-78.

Suggs, who got in foul trouble in the first half, scored 17 of his 24 in the second half.

Marcus Garrett led Kansas with 22 points, and Ochai Agbaji added 17 points. Agbai picked up his fourth foul midway through the second half, which hurt the Jayhawks. When he left, Kansas trailed 70-67.

The Jayhawks rallied from a 14-point deficit in the first half to tie it at 57.

On Friday, Gonzaga will play Auburn, and Kansas will face St. Joseph’s.

NO. 8 ILLINOIS 97, CHICAGO STATE 38

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Ayo Dosunmu scored 22 points, freshman Andres Curbelo added 18 and Illinois routed Chicago State.

The Illini (2-0) scored the first nine points and led 47-17 at halftime. They will host Ohio in the third round of the multi-team event Friday before facing No. 2 Baylor on Wednesday.

Adam Miller added 15 points and Kofi Cockburn finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Illinois shot 60% from the field.

Xavier Johnson led Chicago State (0-2) with 10 points. Chicago State coach Lance Irvin has opted out of the season due to COVID-19 concerns. Assistant Rodell Davis is coaching the team in Irvin’s absence.

NO. 15 WEST VIRGINIA 78, VCU 66

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Derek Culver had 23 points and 15 rebounds to help No. 15 West Virginia beat VCU 78-66 in the Bad Boys Mowers Crossover Classic semifinals.

West Virginia (2-0) will face Western Kentucky in the final Friday.

Culver rebounded from a seven-point game Wednesday night in the Mountaineers’ opening victory over South Dakota State, finishing two shy of his career high. He was 8 of 14 from the field.

Sean McNeil added 16 points, and Oscar Tshiebwe had 11 points and 16 rebounds.

Nah’Shon Hyland led the Rams (1-1) with 13 points.

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New migration maps serve as tools to help big game in West | National News

“The big highways, a lot of the herd is using. Once you identify those, that becomes an important target for conservation,” said Matthew Kauffman, USGS lead scientist for the mapping project.

Human development — homes, roads, fences, oil and gas fields and mining operations — increasingly interferes with Western migrations, sometimes with little awareness of what’s at stake for animals cherished by wildlife watchers and hunters alike.

Mule deer, for example, plummeted in number when home development surged in the Wyoming ski enclave of Jackson Hole decades ago, said Mike Eastman, a writer and wildlife photographer who grew up in the area and used to guide hunters there.

“Mule deer are real susceptible to a lot of people in an area, and it just kind of pinches them off,” Eastman said. “They’re kind of like steelhead or salmon and can’t get up there because a dam is in the way.”

Fences that impede mule deer — big-eared cousins of whitetail deer — or pronghorn antelope can be deadly. Roads, such as Interstate 80 from Wyoming to California, also hold up and kill migrating big game animals.

While some animals, such as migratory birds, can genetically inherit knowledge about when and where to migrate, others learn from their elders. Reintroduced populations of Western big game animals need decades to rediscover migration routes, research suggests.

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Enters into Partnership with the University of West Indies, Mona, Jamaica for Medicinal Drug Discovery

TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – NEW WAVE HOLDINGS CORP. (the “Company” or “New Wave”) (CSE: SPOR) (FWB: 0XM2) (OTC: TRMND) an investment issuer that provides capital and support services, announced it has entered into a joint venture with The University of West Indies, Mona, Jamaica to conduct drug discovery and highlight knowledge of medicinal plants in Jamaica.

The purpose of this joint venture/partnership is to develop techniques using local microclimate conditions and local research and commercial advantages to explore various natural products and patent opportunities and to conduct drug discovery and highlight knowledge of medicinal plants in Jamaica.

The Parties wish to explore opportunities for:

  • research and development of therapeutic drugs and natural health products that are derived from local plants and fungi;
  • commercial activities that can exploit patents, and other research results, concerning local biodiversity;
  • advancing the knowledge of medicinal plants in Jamaica;
  • increase awareness of medicinal plant health

Under the terms of the strategic partnership, New Wave Holdings will provide capital, resources and further support in drug discovery through the University faculty and facilities.

UWI will undertake research and the objective will be to highlight and further develop various components and/or compounds in early drug discovery stages and explore various plants and fungi that show significant results in the following areas: Cancerous properties, Diabetes, Hypercholesterolemia, and Inflammation. Research at the Facility will be led by various scientific professors that specialize in the key areas listed above.

Daniel Fox, CEO New Wave Holdings comments: “This will be a joint effort between New Wave and UWI brain trust to enhance awareness, innovate new remedies of therapy, and shed light on the medicinal plants and their ultimate consumer health benefits.”

Both New Wave and UWI agree to work together under a model where UWI provides research services (personnel and facilities) that are funded by New Wave. The details of these research projects, the funding needed for each, the ownership of the Intellectual Property that results and the licencing terms if any would be negotiated on a project-by-project basis. 

ABOUT NEW WAVE HOLDINGS CORP.

New Wave Holdings Corp. (CSE: SPOR, FWB: 0XM2, OTC: TRMND) is an investment issuer focused on the burgeoning psychedelic sector and support for adaptive and progressive mental health products and therapies. In the psychedelic sector, New Wave will focus on supporting research on active psychedelic compounds, creation of consumer products based on functional mushrooms, and developing an IP portfolio focusing on psilocybin, LSD, MDMA, and ketamine derived treatments for neuropsychiatric diseases. New Wave also contains various health and beauty products within its portfolio of non-psychoactive plants and fungi as it continues to expand its product distribution through vertical integration to provide end to end solutions while capturing a high margin business model.

Investors interested in connecting with New Wave Holdings can learn more about the company and contact the team at http://newwavecorp.com

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF WEST INDIES, MONA, JAMAICA 

The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona campus offers world class,

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Bay High School selected as College Success Award winner: West Shore Chatter

BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — Congratulations to Bay High School, which recently was recognized as a 2020 College Success Award winner by GreatSchools.org. The award honors public high schools doing an extraordinary job preparing students for college and beyond.

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BHS was one of only 2,158 public high schools across the country to be recognized.

This is the third year for the College Success Award. College Success Award-winning high schools are identified based on school-level college preparation and post-secondary data which are collected and shared by their states. The data indicates whether students are prepared for college, enroll in college, are ready for college-level coursework when they get there and/or continue on to their second year. GreatSchools.org is a nonprofit website that reaches more than 46 million users every year. It is supported by charitable foundations that support educational causes that seek to shine a spotlight on education excellence across the country. Remembering those who served: Veterans Day will be observed on Nov. 11, recalling the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served the United States as members of the military.

Unlike Memorial Day, which honors those who made the supreme sacrifice by giving their lives in the service of their country, Veterans Day honors all who served – living and dead. The observance began as Armistice Day, which marked the end of World War I at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month: Nov. 11, 1918. In 1954, it was renamed Veterans Day.

Many cities, including Bay Village, Rocky River and Westlake have memorials or plaques dedicated to their veterans. During non-pandemic times, many communities also celebrate those who served with patriotic ceremonies.

In Bay Village, the Veterans Honor Wall is located in the Dwyer Memorial Senior Center, which unfortunately remains closed because of the coronavirus. The usual veterans’ luncheon will not take place this year, either.

But we still can take a minute to thank all veterans for their service.

Connecting for Kids: With the pandemic continuing, Connecting for Kids’ November programs will be offered on the Zoom virtual platform. Registration is required and can be completed online at connectingforkids.org/register; by email at [email protected]; or by calling/texting 440-570-5908; para español, 440-907-9130.

The Early Childhood Education Series: Using Social Stories to Teach Behavioral Skills will be offered at 7 p.m. Nov. 10. The program will feature early childhood intervention professionals explaining how to use short stories with simple text and pictures to reinforce accepted and proper behavior for children ages 18 months to 6 years. The program offers a safe space to connect with both professionals and other families and will not be recorded. The first 20 households who register and sign on to Zoom will get a free social story kit to make at home – one kit per household.

This program is presented in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library and is supported by a grant from GPD Employees’ Foundation. The Virtual Early Childhood Education Series is sponsored by the

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College Football Power Rankings: Ohio State jumps Georgia as Oklahoma, West Virginia surge


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Clemson

Looks like Dabo Swinney has a quarterback for the Notre Dame game, because he sure doesn’t have Lawrence. D.J. Uiagalelei threw for 342 yards in his first start, a 34-28 win over Boston College. Now comes the hard part: repeating that performance against a conference foe (for this season). — 7-0
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Alabama

Jaylen who? Devonta Smith caught 11 passes for 203 yards and four touchdowns against Mississippi State. Even without Waddle, the Crimson Tide have one of the most formidable receiving corps in the country. For the first time in Mike Leach’s 234 games as a coach, he was shut out at 41-0. — 6-0
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Ohio State

Ninety seconds into the second quarter of his second game, Justin Fields had one incompletion for the season. There’s your indicator of how dominant Ohio State has been. The game of the week wasn’t much of one. Penn State fell 38-25, and the Buckeyes pulled further away from the rest of the Big Ten. Fields has to be your Heisman Trophy leader at this point after now piling up all of seven incompletions after two games (48 of 55). 1 2-0
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Georgia

Just in time for Florida, four defensive starters were knocked out in the 14-3 win over Kentucky. “I definitely wouldn’t say we were struggling, not at all,” coach Kirby Smart said of the offense. “It depends on what your appetite and your view is.” Smart blamed the noon ET start. Yeah, right. The snooze button was hit all right. Zamir White ran for 136 yards and Stetson Bennett IV threw two interceptions. Yawn. 1 4-1
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Notre Dame

So here we are, a reckoning for the Irish. They’re 6-0 with five of the wins coming by at least two touchdowns. The offense actually gave up more points (seven) than the defense (six) on Saturday in a 31-13 win over Georgia Tech. But what does all that mean heading into Clemson? The Irish get their chance at what might be two meetings in the next six weeks against the Tigers. — 6-0
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Cincinnati

The Group of Five’s best team continues to roll. The awakened offense continues to be … awakened. In the last two games, the Bearcats have scored 91 points, run up 952 yards and averaged 7.7 yards per play. The latest victim was Memphis in a 49-10 win. Only Army (24-10) has been within a couple of touchdowns of the Bearcats this season. 1 5-0
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Florida

When you don’t play for three weeks, there are a lot of pent-up emotions. Or maybe it’s just a prelude to Georgia week. A brawl with Missouri broke out at halftime of a 41-17 win after QB Kyle Trask was hit late. It’s not fair to say that woke up the Gators. They were already up 20-7. But it was Dan Mullen who made sure to gesture to the crowd before going in for halftime. It’s Georgia week. Now’s the time to get fired up, Dan. 1
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