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No. 21 USF rolls by Temple in AAC opener

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(TSX / STATS) -- TAMPA, Fla. -- A year ago, the South Florida Bulls took one of their two losses at the hands of the Temple Owls, a defeat that kept them from playing for an American Athletic Conference title.

The No. 21 Bulls got some revenge Thursday night, getting six turnovers from a dominating defense and holding the Owls to 85 total yards in an easy 43-7 conference win at Raymond James Stadium.

"It's always great to get a conference win -- when you play with passion and you play with enthusiasm, this is the performance you're going to get," USF coach Charlie Strong said.


Huskers fire AD for 'on-field' struggles

(TSX / STATS) -- Nebraska fired athletic director Shawn Eichorst on Thursday, five days after the football program's embarrassing home loss to Northern Illinois.

Eichorst has been under heavy criticism for many things, including the hiring of third-year coach Mike Riley, who is just 16-13 after the 21-17 loss to Northern Illinois.


LSU RB Guice cleared to face Syracuse

(TSX / STATS) -- One day after ruling Derrius Guice out of the Saturday game against Syracuse, LSU coach Ed Orgeron reversed his field and said the star running back would play.

Guice was back at practice Thursday and received clearance to play Saturday against the visiting Orange.


Clemson K tears ACL, season over

(TSX / STATS) -- Clemson kicker Greg Huegel is done for the season after suffering a torn ACL at the end of Wednesday night's practice.

Huegel was injured when a defensive player rolled into him while he was attempting a kick, the school announced Thursday.


Penny runs San Diego State into Top 25

(TSX / STATS) -- SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- San Diego State running back Rashaad Penny racked up 32 carries in a 20-17 victory over Stanford last Saturday, marking a personal high -- not just in college, but high school, as well.

Add the five pass receptions Penny made and it is small wonder college football's leader in all-purpose yardage through three games said he needed some additional time in the ice tub.


Div. II player dies from in-game injury

(TSX / STATS) -- Midwestern State football player Robert Grays died following injuries while making a tackle in last weekend's game, the university announced Wednesday. He was 19.

Robert Grays, a sophomore cornerback from the Houston area, suffered a neck injury late in the fourth quarter in the Mustangs' 35-13 Division II home win over Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday in Wichita Falls, Texas.


Auburn backup QB dismissed after arrest

(TSX / STATS) -- Auburn backup quarterback Sean White was dismissed from the team following his arrest for public intoxication, coach Gus Malzahn announced Monday.

"Sean White is no longer a part of our football program at Auburn," Malzahn said in a statement. "He has made poor decisions that are not in the best interest of our program, and more importantly, himself. We appreciate his time at Auburn and wish him nothing but the best."


Michigan WR Black to have foot surgery

(TSX / STATS) -- Michigan freshman wide receiver Tarik Black will need surgery after suffering a cracked bone in his foot, coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday.

Harbaugh said he did not know whether Black would be healthy enough to return later in the season.


Saban: No panic about Alabama defense

(TSX / STATS) -- TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama coach Nick Saban said he didn't like how the defense finished against Colorado State.

Despite last week's 41-23 win, linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton and other defenders said the defense would have a "come-to-Jesus" meeting after the Crimson Tide surrendered 391 yards to the Rams.


Washington St. LB Pelluer out for season

(TSX / STATS) -- Washington State middle linebacker Peyton Pelluer will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken bone in his left foot on Saturday, according to multiple reports.

The Lewiston Tribune in Idaho was first to report the news, confirming with the redshirt senior's family. The Seattle Times also verified with the family. Washington State typically does not discuss injuries.