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_ Iowa State might have the best pair of linebackers in the Big 12 in Jake Knott and A.J. Klein. They’ll test Collin Klein and Kansas State in Ames on Saturday.

_ Texas-San Antonio, led by former Miami coach Larry Coker, is 5-0 in its transition season to FCS. It’s a nice start, but for perspective on UTSA’s competition to this point, the Roadrunners are three-point underdogs at Rice on Saturday. The Owls are 1-5.



Florida running back Mike Gillislee isn’t flashy, but he leads the SEC in rushing at 110 yards per game and has scored seven touchdowns.

Is he a Heisman Trophy contender, Coach Muschamp?

“We’re in the fifth game of the year,” he said Monday. “Next question.”

OK, then.



“Probably the worst 12 hours of my life.” Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray tweeted after the Bulldogs lost to South Carolina, he learned that his father was going to have surgery for thyroid cancer and he returned to Athens late Saturday night to discover his home had been egged and littered with toilet paper.


AP sports writers Charles Odum in Atlanta and Mark Long in Gainesville, Fla., contributed.


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