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Nicholls State defensive back Toren Joseph, back, wraps up Air Force running back Jacobi Owens as he carries the ball in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game at Air Force Academy, Colo., on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Nicholls State defensive back Toren Joseph, back, wraps up Air Force running back Jacobi Owens as he carries the ball in the third quarter of an NCAA college football game at Air Force Academy, Colo., on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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