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Washington Redskins Silas Redd (24) elludes Tampa Bay Buccaneers defenders Dane Fletcher (50) and Marc Anthony (35) during a NFL preseason football game Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

Silas Redd, Redskins’ running backs finish one final preseason audition

- The Washington Times

Thursday marked the Redskins’ final preseason game, leaving roughly two dozen players with one final shot to state their case for making the team to the coaching staff. Redd, an undrafted running back, kept one thought fresh in his mind during a 24-10 victory over the Buccaneers: No negative plays.

Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden, left, greets defensive back Akeem Davis before an NFL preseason football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)

For Akeem Davis, NFL dreams could be realized this week

- The Washington Times

After a preseason in which Davis has had a chance to make his case, his final judgment is pending. One respite: The recent suspension of starting strong safety Brandon Meriweather for the first two games of the season should give Davis a greater chance of sticking.

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2014, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) passes against the New England Patriots in the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Foxborough, Mass. The Panthers want fourth-year quarterback Cam Newton to throw more and run less as he continues to grow as an NFL quarterback. That's because they want the two-time Pro Bowler to stay healthy.  (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Cam Newton says he’ll be ready for season opener vs. Bucs

- Associated Press

Carolina’s fourth-year quarterback is recovering from a hairline fracture to what he described as multiple ribs, but is improving with each day. Newton was injured in Carolina’s preseason game Friday night against New England and hasn’t practiced since.

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Charlie Strong makes Texas debut vs N Texas

- Associated Press

For 16 years, Mack Brown led the Texas Longhorns, reviving a dormant program into a powerhouse that won one national championship and played for another.

Syracuse's Devante McFarlane, center, gets tackled by Villanova's Jerry Miles during an NCAA college football game at the Carrier Dome, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Heather Ainsworth)

Syracuse survives Villanova 27-26 in 2nd overtime

Associated Press

Punter Riley Dixon threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to Kendall Moore on a fake field goal in the second overtime, and Syracuse stopped a 2-point try to beat Villanova 27-26 on Friday night.

Western Kentucky beats Bowling Green 59-31

Associated Press

Brandon Doughty threw for a school-record 569 yards and six touchdowns to help Western Kentucky beat Bowling Green State 59-31 on Friday night in the head coaching debuts of Jeff Brohm and Dino Babers.

Michigan gets shot at redemption vs Appalachian St

- Associated Press

Michigan has a chance to even its series with Appalachian State. And maybe erase some of the memories of one of the biggest upsets in college football history.

UTSA quarterback Tucker Carter (6) is sacked by Houston defensive end Gavin Stansbury (72) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Brett Coomer) MANDATORY CREDIT

UTSA tops Houston 27-7

Associated Press

David Glasco II scored two first-half touchdowns to help Texas-San Antonio beat Houston 27-7 in the season opener for both teams Friday night.

Maryland can't afford to look past James Madison

- Associated Press

Before Maryland can start thinking about facing Big Ten competition, the Terrapins first must get through their non-conference schedule - beginning with Saturday's home game against James Madison.

Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) runs against the Indianapolis Colts in the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Bengals release RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis

- Associated Press

The Bengals released running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis on Friday, a move that was anticipated after they drafted LSU's Jeremy Hill in the second round.

Texas Tech QB Webb wants to have fun against UCA

- Associated Press

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury announced his starting quarterback early and has been impressed with the maturation and confidence of sophomore Davis Webb.