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USF defense exposed in lopsided defeat

October 28, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 3 a.m. For most of the season, the fears have been out there. For most of their journey, the USF Bulls were living on borrowed time. Saturday, the porous defense of the Bulls finally caught up with them. The Bulls were blown off the field by an unstoppable Houston team, 57-36. USF gave up […]

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Gators not seasoned enough to beat Georgia … yet

October 28, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 2 a.m. Someday, the Florida Gators will be big enough for the opponent. Someday, they will be good enough on third down. Someday, they will be able to make a 14-13 lead stand up. Someday, they will prevent the opposing team from scoring 23 of the final 26 points of the game. Someday, the […]

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State Roundup: Taggart thinks FSU quit against Clemson

October 28, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 1 a.m. Question: What’s that gooey substance on the bottom the cleats of the Clemson players? Easy. That’s what’s left of the Florida State Seminoles. Clemson embarrassed the FSU Seminoles Saturday afternoon, winning with ease in a 59-10 victory. Only a late touchdown by FSU kept it from being the worst margin in an […]

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State roundup: FSU beats Wake Forest easily

October 21, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 2 a.m. FSU was in trouble … again. By now, Seminole fans have come to know the look of their team against the ropes, and here they went again. It was still in the first quarter, and already, Wake Forest had taken a 10-point lead. The Deacons had driven to the FSU 30, where […]

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Bulls should handle UConn … just barely

October 19, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Friday, 2 a.m. In college football, the road to success is built on a good defense. Isn’t it? Why, look at unbeaten Cincinnati, which is third in the nation in scoring defense. Or Clemson, which is sixth. Or Alabama, which is seventh. Frankly, seven of the eight unbeaten teams in the nation have scoring defenses […]

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Looking back on last weekend in college football

October 18, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Thursday, 3 a.m. 5 Observations 1. When USF has the ball, I think of the possibilities. I think of the weapons. I think in a hurry, because the Bulls may soon be kicking the extra point. But when USF’s opponent has the ball, I wonder if this team can avoid losing three times this year. […]

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State roundup: Gators come from behind to beat Vandy

October 14, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 3 a.m. They are not a perfect team. They are still learning the offense, still learning the defense and still learning how to win. Still, for the Florida Gators, this will do. Eighteen points down. On the road. Sputtering mightily. The Gators overcame it all Saturday in a 37-27 win over Vanderbilt. It was […]

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Bulls somehow pull out a close one against Tulsa

October 13, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Saturday, 3 a.m. For their next trick, the USF Bulls will wear a straight jacket, and they’ll be blindfolded, and they ‘ll be immersed upside down into a water tank. Also, they will be behind by a couple of touchdowns. And then we will see if they can pull out another win. The escape artists […]

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Random thoughts: Welcome back, Lightning

October 7, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 4 a.m. I don’t know about you, but I thought it was cool to see the Lightning return Saturday night. Let’s see: Kucherov scored the winner in a shootout. Vasilevskiy was solid in goal. The team won a comeback. Yeah, those were the Lightning, all right. — Now that Richie Incognito is a memory, […]

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State roundup: Miami edges FSU; Florida beats LSU

October 7, 2018 College Sports in Florida

Sunday, 1 a.m. In the trial of Willie Taggart, it looked as if all things would be forgiven. After this, a new trial may begin. There for a while, Taggart’s Seminoles were in charge. They were playing well as they built a 20-point lead, and it seemed as if Taggart’s FSU team would win the […]

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