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Finally! Lions Break Losing Streak 9

Posted: September 27, 2009 4:32 PM ; Updated: September 28, 2009 12:02 AM

DETROIT (AP) -- Matthew Stafford held his head down on the bench for the final snap.


Dominic Raiola couldn't watch, either, fearing a 20th loss in a row and 100th setback of his nine-season career.

When Detroit's leaders looked up and saw Washington was out of time, they saw what they were hoping to see Sunday.

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Vikings Beat Niners on Favre's Miracle Pass 7

Posted: September 27, 2009 2:27 PM ; Updated: September 28, 2009 12:08 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The end was as good as the Vikings could have imagined: Brett Favre zipped a pass to a little-used reserve wide receiver in the back of the end zone in the final seconds for a classic Favre finish.

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Cal Gets Crushed by Rival Oregon 1

Posted: September 26, 2009 11:35 PM ; Updated: September 28, 2009 12:24 AM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- To Oregon quarterback Jeremiah Masoli , taking criticism is part of the job. So is disproving it.

Masoli answered his naysayers by throwing for 253 yards and three touchdowns in Oregon's 42-3 upset of sixth-ranked California on Saturday.

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Tebow Goes Down in Florida Win 9

Posted: September 26, 2009 10:39 PM ; Updated: September 28, 2009 12:24 AM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -With one scary hit on Tim Tebow , the fate of No. 1 Florida - and really, the entire complexion of the college football season - could have changed.

The Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback was knocked out of Florida's 41-7 victory against Kentucky after a hard shot to the head in the third quarter, and taken by ambulance to a hospital.

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Virginia Tech Blasts Rival Miami

Posted: September 26, 2009 7:11 PM ; Updated: September 29, 2009 5:12 PM

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- Jacory Harris planned to play it cool against Virginia Tech.

The 11th-ranked Hokies blew up that plan in about five minutes, harassing the Hurricanes' quarterback into early mistakes and dominating No. 9 Miami 31-7 in a downpour on Saturday.

Afterward, the player getting all the hype took all the heat.

''I take all the blame for what happened tonight,'' Harris said.

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Iowa Trips Up No. 5 Penn State Again 1

Posted: September 26, 2009 5:55 PM ; Updated: September 29, 2009 5:07 PM

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Whether in cold, blustery Iowa City, or soggy Happy Valley, Iowa has Penn State figured out.

The Hawkeyes upset the fifth-ranked Nittany Lions for a second straight year, with Adrian Clayborn returning a blocked punt for a touchdown in a 21-10 victory on Saturday night.

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Tomlinson to Miss a Second Straight Game 11

Posted: September 25, 2009 4:55 PM ; Updated: September 25, 2009 5:06 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- LaDainian Tomlinson has been ruled out of the San Diego Chargers' home game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, the second straight game he'll miss due to a sprained right ankle.

Tomlinson was hurt in a season-opening win at Oakland and missed last Sunday's home-opening loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

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