After falling behind 3-0, the Midshipmen peeled off five touchdowns and two field goals over their next six possessions. Navy used a 24-point second quarter to go up 24-17 at halftime, then took control in the third quarter with a 98-yard drive that ended with a touchdown and a 31-17 lead.
Redskins’ quarterback, third-down efficiency and plan for Dez Bryant among items to ponder.
No. 11 Kansas State’s rapidly improving defense led the first shutout of Texas in more than a decade in a 23-0 victory Saturday that kept the Wildcats unbeaten in Big 12 play.
Melvin Gordon rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns, and Wisconsin’s restocked defense stifled mistake-prone Maryland for a 52-7 win on Saturday.
Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.
Duke Johnson ran for 249 yards and scored two touchdowns and Miami took advantage of Virginia Tech’s fumbles on three straight second-half drives in a 30-6 victory Thursday night.
“That’s all anybody can hope for,” said the Redskins quarterback’s father, Brad. “It’s a chance, it’s an opportunity, and be ready when you get that opportunity. We were excited for him that he did get it — and that he was ready.”
“Colt’s the starter,” Jay Gruden said. “We’re preparing for Colt to be the starter, but we’re trying to get Robert some reps to get it ready.”
The Redskins led the NFL in rushing in 2012 and ranked fifth last year, even in the midst of a 3-13 season. Entering Monday night’s game in Dallas, though, the Redskins rank 21st in rushing yards per game this season and are tied for 16th in yards per carry.
A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Ray Rice’s appeal of his indefinite suspension.
Minneapolis City Council members Blong Yang and Cam Gordon say the name “Redskins” is a racial slur and should be changed immediately, but that the city lacks the authority for such a ban.
A second-round pick out of Stanford, Murphy will fill in for outside linebacker Brian Orakpo, who underwent surgery Wednesday morning to repair a torn right pectoral muscle.