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    Tristan Vizcaino hit a 38-yard field goal as time expired and No. 16 Washington scored 10 points in the final 58 seconds to stun Utah 33-30 on Saturday night.Washington (9-2, 6-2 Pac-12, No. 18 CFP) pulled even at 30-all on Myles Gaskin's 2-yard TD run with 58 seconds remaining. After Utah punted, Washington got the ball back with 29 seconds at its own 28. Washington QB Jake Browning hit Dante Pettis for 18 yards to near midfield, and then the big play was a 31-yard strike to Andre Baccellia to the Utah 22 with 8 seconds left. Washington took one shot at the end zone that was incomplete before Vizcaino made his second field goal of the game. Vizcaino had missed from 30 yards and missed an extra point.'I was exciting running out there, excited for the opportunity,' Vizcaino said. 'It's a huge deal. I've let my teammates down a couple games in the past and being able to bounce back and maybe make it up to them tonight, it meant a lot to me. ... One of the best feelings you could have as a kicker, if not the best.'Browning was 26-of-35 passing for 354 yards and two touchdowns while Gaskin had two TD runs and a 76-yard touchdown reception.Utah's Tyler Huntley threw for 293 yards and two touchdowns, ran for another 48 yards and a touchdown, and his big second half had the Utes (5-6, 2-6) in position for an upset and bowl eligibility.Browning was even better in the closing minutes.Washington took possession with 2:03 left at its own 39. Browning misfired on his first three passes, but on fourth down he found Baccellia for 14 yards. Browning then hit his next four throws, including a 28-yard strike to Will Dissly to the Utah 2. Gaskin scored on the next play, and the extra point tied it.After Utah went three-and-out, Utes coach Kyle Whittingham called timeout with 23 seconds left after Gaskin was stopped on a 2-yard run. Browning hit the next two throws, and Utah was left walking off with a shocking loss.'Just needed to find a way to make one more play there at the end,' Whittingham said.The night appeared to be a complete thud for Washington. The Huskies lost out on a chance to repeat as Pac-12 North champions earlier Saturday night when Stanford held off California, knocking them out of the division race. The best Washington can do now is complete a second straight 10-win season and more importantly end rival Washington State's hopes for the Pac-12 North title.If the Cougars beat the Huskies next Saturday, Washington State plays in the Pac-12 title game. If the Huskies win, then it's Stanford.'I saw it on the scoreboard but I still want to win. Having a 10-win season would be pretty cool,' Browning said.Utah was the one playing as though a division title was at stake.Whittingham pulled out all the tricks. He called an onside kick in the first half that was successful, and even more daringly called a fake punt facing fourth-and-17 from his own 27 early in the fourth quarter. Punter Mitch Wishnowsky kept the ball and barely got the first down.The fake punt proved to be a critical decision. Huntley hit Jake Jackson for 39 yards later in the drive to the Washington 5, and Huntley scored on the next play to give the Utes a 30-23 lead with 10:52 remaining.THE TAKEAWAYUtah: Despite missing a pair of starters on defense due to injury, Utah managed to hold Washington's run game in check. The Huskies finished with 123 yards rushing, but while Gaskin had a big night receiving, he managed just 52 yards rushing. ... Utah became the first team to score 30 points on Washington at home since the Utes did it two years ago in a 34-23 win.Washington: Despite only being juniors, Browning and Gaskin took over the top spots in Washington's record book. Gaskin's 9-yard TD run in the first quarter was the 38th of his career, moving him one ahead of Bishop Sankey for most in school history. Browning also took the top spot for career passing TDs when Lavon Coleman took his dump off pass and found his way into the end zone in the second quarter. It was Browning's 76th career TD, passing Keith Price on the career list.UP NEXTUtah: The Utes close out the regular season hosting Colorado next Saturday.Washington: The Huskies face rival Washington State in the Apple Cup next Saturday.___More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_Top25
  • After Sam Darnold met up with Josh Rosen at midfield, the Southern California quarterback climbed the stepladder for possibly the final time, holding the sword aloft and leading the Trojans' band while the student section chanted: 'One more year!'If Darnold had just played his last collegiate game at the Coliseum, he went out with a particularly sweet victory — even though he wasn't the biggest star of a workmanlike win over UCLA.Darnold passed for 264 yards and ran for a touchdown, and No. 12 USC persevered for its third consecutive victory over its crosstown rivals, 28-23 on Saturday night.Although he threw one interception and failed to get a touchdown pass for the third time this season, Darnold made enough steady plays to keep USC in front of UCLA (5-6, 3-5).'Beating UCLA, keeping the Victory Bell here, and just staying undefeated at home for the last two years, it's a huge accomplishment,' Darnold said.Ronald Jones II rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns, and Michael Pittman Jr. returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown on a spectacular trick play in the first quarter of the regular-season finale for the Pac-12 South champion Trojans (10-2, 8-1).Rosen passed for 421 yards and hit Jordan Lasley for three touchdowns in the first — and probably only — collegiate meeting between Los Angeles' star quarterbacks. Lasley had 10 catches for 204 yards.Darnold and Rosen left their high schools on opposite sides of the LA area three seasons ago, but hadn't yet played against each other due to Darnold's redshirt year in 2015 and Rosen's shoulder injury in 2016. With dozens of NFL scouts and executives in the Coliseum, Darnold and Rosen both looked sharp — but Darnold's receivers and running game came up bigger while UCLA fell behind early and couldn't catch up.'We're not technically battling against each other, because I'm going against their defense,' Darnold said. 'But I think it's awesome to be able to battle against a great player like Josh.'Even after wrapping up a spot in the conference title game with a win at Colorado last week, USC finished strong in the crosstown showdown with its 16th consecutive victory at the Coliseum, including every game with Clay Helton as its head coach and Darnold as the starting quarterback.'I thought our kids did what was needed to be done in a hard-fought ballgame,' Helton said.USC mounted a 90-yard drive midway through the fourth quarter, with Jones' second TD run capping it. Rosen then found Lasley for a 27-yard score with 2:43 to play, but his 2-point conversion pass was too high for Lasley.USC recovered an onside kick and ran out the clock on the final home game for the Trojans' seniors — and possibly for their NFL-caliber underclassmen including Darnold and Jones.'Not great. I really thought we won this game,' Rosen said when asked how he felt about the Bruins' play. 'We executed how we want. We were even making field goals. Missed a field goal, two turnovers — that's what, nine points right there? We lost by five. Another touchdown called back for a chop (block). It's just frustrating.'THE TAKEAWAYUCLA: UCLA is unbeaten at the Rose Bowl this season, but went 0-6 on the road, even after performing fairly well against the Trojans. The season comes down to next week's visit from California (5-6, 2-6), with the winner of the UC rivalry game gaining bowl eligibility.USC: The Trojans showed tenacity and resilience, finishing the regular season strong instead of taking the night off. The defense will be pleased by another encouraging performance heading to the league title game against Washington State or Stanford.FAKE OUTLess than six minutes in, the Trojans pulled off a remarkable special-teams trick for their first touchdown. When UCLA's Stefan Flintoft angled a long punt toward the USC sideline, the Trojans ran back toward the center of the field to block for Ajene Harris, who pretended to catch an invisible ball while Pittman scampered down the far sideline, eluded a tackle and scored.'It went exactly how we expected,' Pittman said.BIG PICKUCLA had a chance to shift momentum right after halftime with a drive deep into USC territory, but Marvell Tell III came up with an end-zone interception. Rosen was particularly frustrated with that throw. 'Just stupid mistakes,' Rosen said. 'I didn't see Marvell on the field. I thought it was a touchdown when I threw it. Then I peeked a little bit and (said), 'Man, guess I've got to play defense now.''COMEBACK ROUTEDarnold claims he won't decide whether to head to the NFL until after the season. USC fans still have hope he'll return for a third season under center, as evidenced by their 'One more year!' chants.'I'm not going to say anything about that,' Darnold said with a grin.UP NEXTUCLA: Host California on Friday possibly without running back Bolu Olorunfunmi, who could be out after picking up an unspecified injury against USC.USC: After a week off, the Pac-12 championship game in Santa Clara, California, on Dec. 1.___More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_Top25
  • Kyrie Irving appreciates what he calls 'the innocence of the game' during Boston's 15-game winning streak.In his first season with the Celtics after demanding a trade from Cleveland, Irving is enjoying the torrid start because everything feels so new.'Most of us have never been on a winning streak like this,' he said. 'I don't know if we even know how to pay attention to all the hoopla that goes on in terms of the excitement of it. I just think that every single game we take it as a challenge.'Irving scored 30 points, Jaylen Brown added a career-high 27 and the Celtics beat the Atlanta Hawks 110-99 on Saturday night.At 15-2, Boston leads the NBA and has matched the best start in franchise history through 17 games. The winning streak is the club's fifth-longest, four behind the 2008-09 team that set the franchise mark.Dennis Schroder had 23 points, and Kent Bazemore added 19 for Atlanta. The Hawks are an Eastern Conference-worst 3-13, but they still had plenty of adrenaline following a 46-point victory over Sacramento — the biggest in franchise history — two nights ago.'I still feel like we can make some big things happen this season,' Schroder said. 'We just have to stay together as a team.'The Celtics erased a 16-point deficit to take their first lead on Brown's 3-pointer midway through the third. It marked Boston's fourth win when trailing by at least 16 during the streak.It's been a tough week for Brown, a 21-year-old whose best friend Trevin Steede passed away this week in metro Atlanta. Brown and Streede went to Wheeler High School together in nearby Marietta. He spoke publicly about Steede a couple of days ago and skipped talking to reporters after beating the Hawks.'He's not alone,' Irving said. 'That's the spirit in the truest form. (Brown) may not say much but he knows we're all here for him.'Irving, playing with a protective mask to protect a minor facial fracture, ended the game with a right-handed finger-roll layup, delighting a few thousand Boston fans who were chanting 'MVP! MVP!' in the fourth quarter.In 31 minutes, Irving made 10 of 12 shots, including five 3-pointers, and hit all five of his free throws.Irving, frustrated that the mask was affecting his peripheral vision two nights ago, took it off to help Boston beat defending NBA champion Golden State by four points. He scored 16 points, but was just 4 for 16 from the field.'I could see just a little bit more of the crowd tonight,' Irving said. 'The eye holes were a little bit bigger. The basket looked a little bit better. I was told to kind of keep it on, so it was a better fit.'The Celtics lead NBA in scoring defense, but they gave up 35 points in the first quarter and trailed by 15 entering the second.'I think the biggest thing is that we can't keep digging these holes,' Boston coach Brad Stevens said. 'We need to put an emphasis on playing with pace and getting the ball to the other side of the floor.'Atlanta used a 16-0 run in the first to take a 15-point lead. But fueled by Marcus Smart and other reserves, Boston pulled within four twice in the second and cut the lead to six in the closing minutes on Brown's 3.Marcus Morris and Jayson Tatum each had 14 points for Boston. John Collins scored 18 and Taurean Prince added 14 for AtlantaTIP-INSCeltics: Tatum was scoreless until he stole the ball and dunked to cut the lead to four in the third. The 19-year-old former Duke standout followed with an acrobatic, one-handed dunk on a fast break to make it 75-72 and had another dunk to put Boston up 78-77 near the end of the period. Tatum had all 14 of his points in the third.Hawks: Prince is developing into a solid option on offense, spinning for a layup against Shane Larkin and floating a soft assist on Collins' dunk that put Atlanta up 84-82. But Prince has a substandard reputation as a defender, and coach Mike Budenholzer gave him an earful after calling timeout in the third. Prince had just missed an assignment that left Brown open to hit the big 3 from the left corner.UP NEXTCeltics: At Dallas on Monday night.Hawks: At San Antonio on Monday night.___For more NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NBAbasketball
  • No. 5 Wisconsin handled its close-up in a most Wisconsin way and No. 2 Miami went back to being the Cardiac 'Canes. Saturday was the sort of the calm before and after college football's storms. The past two weeks featured 14 games matching ranked teams. The next two weeks are rivalry weekend and championship weekend. This weekend No. 1 Alabama played Mercer and Baker Mayfield taunted Kansas. Thoughts, takedowns and takeaways from week 12. 1. If you are entrenched in the anti-Wisconsin in the College Football Playoff camp because of a light schedule, the Badgers methodical smothering of a Michigan team that is offensively challenged is not likely to change your mind. 2. This is Wisconsin football: A superbly coached defense, a talented tailback and a big ol' offensive line. Is it good enough to win a national championship? Probably not, but the Badgers are two wins away from getting a shot. 3. A little something for the Jim Harbaugh haters from Toledo Blade reporter Kyle Rowland : It has been 414 days since Michigan beat a team with a winning record. 4. Next week Michigan gets Ohio State at the Big House, Round III of Harbaugh vs. Urban Meyer. No better way to quiet the critics than beating the Buckeyes. 5. Some of the skepticism that still remains about Miami — and really there is not much — comes from all those games the Hurricanes won during the first two months of the season with a late score here and a fortunate bounce there. Miami was not quite done getting all that out of its system, apparently. 6. Three more times the 'Canes got to pay homage to the Turnover Chain and they scored the last 30 points to dodge an upset at home against Virginia . Miami had four takeaways in each of its last four games. 7. Miami gets Pitt on Black Friday in what promises to be a stadium void of energy. Be careful, 'Canes. 8. The Josh Rosen era at UCLA will likely end having produced not one victory against USC . Of the many reasons Bruins fans have to be frustrated right now, that has to be near the top. 9. This might the worst football season BYU has ever had. The Cougars lost at home to Massachusetts to fall to 3-9, the first nine-loss season since 1955. 10. Losing to Navy would have been a terrible setback for No. 9 Notre Dame in what has been an otherwise fine turnaround season for Brian Kelly and the Irish. It was ragged, but the Irish got their ninth victory headed to Stanford next week. 11. A 10-2 finish will all but assure Notre Dame a spot in the New Year's Six bowls. And maybe some chaos gets the Irish back into the playoff discussion. Don't scoff. That's not so crazy. 12. This week in embarrassing Nebraska losses: Penn State 56, Nebraska 44 , the second straight game the Cornhuskers have allowed 50 points. That has not happened since 1945. Hard to believe but Bob Diaco's one season as Nebraska defensive coordinator could be worse than his three seasons as Connecticut head coach. 13. In related news, former Nebraska quarterback, Lincoln native and UCF coach Scott Frost said after his 14th-ranked Knights improved to 10-0 there was absolutely no truth to rumors that he was close to agreeing to become the Huskers next coach. 14. The latest Nebraska debacle did allow Penn State star Saquon Barkley to pad his stats (158 yards rushing, 66 receiving, three touchdowns) which he needed to revive a Heisman Trophy campaign that will probably max out at finalist. 15. Lamar Jackson had a similar day for Louisville, tormenting Syracuse for a second straight season . Jackson has 971 total yards in two games against the Orange, accounting for nine touchdowns. 16. The Orange are now 4-7, which every Miami and Oklahoma fan will remind us on Tuesday when the playoff selection committee ranks their teams behind Clemson, which you might remember lost to the Orange. 17. As for the Heisman front-runner, maybe a little too much moxie this time from Mayfield? 18. Mayfield is making a Johnny Manziel-type transition from entertaining to polarizing among college football fans. Fair? Depends on who you ask, but expect a lot of talk about integrity and the Heisman over the next couple weeks. 19. A Heisman ballot from a non-Heisman voter: 1, Mayfield; 2, Jackson; 3, Bryce Love, Stanford; 4, Barkley; 5, Maurice Hurst, Michigan. 20. Want a top Heisman contender for next year? Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert . Oh, what could have been for the Ducks this season if Herbert didn't get injured and miss five games. Oregon went 1-4 without him. 21. Big day in the Big 12 for teams trying to get bowl eligible: Texas beat No. 24 West Virginia after Mountaineers quarterback Will Grier had something happen to his finger that you might not want to see on a full stomach. 22. Kansas State coach Bill Snyder earned himself another bowl game freebie wind-breaker by beating No. 10 Oklahoma State . The question in Manhattan, Kansas, is: Will whatever bowl game the Wildcats make be the last game for the 78-year-old Snyder. And if it is the finale for the Hall of Famer, will he go quietly? 23. Arizona State also got to six wins , with the Territorial Cup against Arizona still to come. Has Sun Devils coach Todd Graham done enough to get another year? 24. Back in the American Athletic Conference, UCF, No. 23 USF (9-1) and No. 18 Memphis (9-1) are poised to lock up the Group of Five New Year's Six spot for the league even before a conference champion is crowned. UCF and USF play for the East Division title on Black Friday. Memphis has already clinched the West and plays woeful East Carolina next. The AAC championship game will be for a spot in probably the Peach or maybe the Fiesta Bowl. 25. Please hire a coach soon, Tennessee athletic director John Currie, because the Jon Gruden rumors have reached absurdity . ___ Follow Ralph D. Russo at www.Twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP ___ More AP college football: http://collegefootball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25
  • Looks like 78-year-old Kansas State coach Bill Snyder still knows how to reach young people.Snyder made it a point to tell his team it was a heavy underdog heading into Saturday's matchup with No. 10 Oklahoma State, and it was the perfect button to push. Byron Pringle caught three touchdown passes and returned a kickoff for another score to help the Wildcats stun the Cowboys 45-40 on Saturday.The Wildcats were a 19 1/2-point underdog Friday.'We all knew it wasn't an accurate number, but I told them you're going to have to go out there and prove it, and we proved it tonight,' Snyder said.Oklahoma State nearly erased a 29-point deficit in the second half, but Kansas State (6-5, 4-4 Big 12) held on to become bowl eligible for the eighth consecutive season.'This is what we've been capable of all year long,' Kansas State linebacker Jayd Kirby said.Pringle caught four passes for a career-high 166 yards the day after his 24th birthday. His kickoff return touchdown covered 89 yards. The junior entered the game with eight career touchdowns, and he had never scored more than two in a game.Freshman Skylar Thompson threw for 204 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 93 yards and a score in his second start for the injured Jesse Ertz.Oklahoma State's Mason Rudolph passed for 425 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score. James Washington caught eight passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns for the Cowboys (8-3, 5-3, No. 13 CFP).Kansas State led 28-13 at halftime. The Wildcats ran for 132 yards in the first half and intercepted two of Rudolph's passes. Pringle got loose for a 46-yard touchdown grab to put the Wildcats up 35-13 in the third quarter, then caught a 60-yarder a few minutes later to make it 42-13 before Rudolph got it going.Rudolph threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Dillon Stoner to cut Kansas State's lead to 45-40 with 4:02 to go. The Wildcats went three-and-out to give Oklahoma State a chance to take the lead, but Rudolph missed four straight passes, then Kansas State ran out the clock.It was Oklahoma State's third home loss, and it crushed the Cowboys' already slim chances of reaching the College Football Playoff.'We all need to look at ourselves and figure out what's going on because for whatever reason, we're not showing up,' coach Mike Gundy said.THE TAKEAWAYKansas State: The Wildcats finally caught a break in a close game. They had lost by seven points to Vanderbilt, six points to Texas, seven points to Oklahoma and five points to West Virginia this season.'The defense had a role in it, the offense had a role, special teams had a role,' Snyder said. 'We can be a decent team when all three aspects are involved.'Oklahoma State: The Cowboys couldn't get their offense going until late. Rudolph was off, and his receivers had some costly drops early.Rudolph wasn't sure why he struggled to start of the game.'I don't really know,' he said. 'That's a good question. I don't think we played very well as a whole, so we'll have to go back and watch the tape.'STAT LINESOklahoma State's offense posted big numbers, despite being dormant for a long stretch. In one span of six possessions from the middle of the second quarter to late in the third, the Cowboys ran 25 plays, gained 55 yards and did not score.'We couldn't throw and couldn't catch, which the chances of that happening are slim in my opinion,' Gundy said.QUOTABLEThompson on Pringle's performance: 'We just have a lot of confidence in one another and I know if I see any separation with Byron, I know I can put it in a spot and I know he's going to go get it for me. It takes a lot of weight off my shoulders, I know I can just put it up there in a spot where he can go get it, and gosh dang, he did it today.'UP NEXTKansas State: Hosts Iowa State on Saturday.Oklahoma State: Hosts Kansas on Saturday.___Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP .___More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
  • With their slim College Football Playoff hopes fading, Brandon Wimbush and Notre Dame finally found a rhythm and put Navy away.Wimbush threw for 164 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score as No. 9 Notre Dame rallied in the rain and wind to beat Navy 24-17 Saturday. Wearing throwback uniforms with the name Rockne on the back of every player's jersey and helmets designed to evoke the leather lids from the era of Knute Rockne, one of the Fighting Irish's most famous names, Notre Dame (9-2, No. 8 College Football Playoff) kept its slight shot at a spot in the national championship playoffs alive heading into the regular-season finale next Saturday at Stanford.Wimbush, who threw two interceptions and lost a fumble in Notre Dame's 41-8 loss at No. 2 Miami two Saturdays ago, started slow before connecting with Kevin Stepherson twice and added his 14th rushing TD of the year as the Irish scored on three straight possessions late in the longest-running matchup between teams from different regions of the country, dating to 1927.'I started seeing things a little more clear and adjusted to the tempo Navy was playing at,' Wimbush said.He threw a 30-yard touchdown to Stepherson in the third quarter and a 9-yarder for the eventual winning touchdown with 11:49 to go in the fourth quarter.'I thought he was gritty and hung with it,' Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said of his quarterback's play in the wet and windy (gusts of 20 mph or more) conditions during the game. 'I was proud of the way he responded.'Stepherson, who missed the first four games of the season as he worked through some issues with Kelly, caught five passes for 103 yards.'He means a lot to our offense and you can see the results,' Wimbush said. 'He's become such a huge factor in our offense.'Running back Josh Adams, who was limited to 62 rushing yards by injuries in Notre Dame's previous two games against Wake Forest and Miami, topped the century mark for the seventh time, finishing with 106 yards on 18 carries.The Irish outgained the Midshipmen (6-4) 327-318, but Navy outrushed Notre Dame 277-163 and had a huge advantage in time of possession, 42:42 to 17:18.'They're a four-down team,' Notre Dame linebacker Greer Martini said after leading the defense with 15 tackles in his last home game. 'They get fourth and short (and) they have a high percentage of getting those two to three yards.'Notre Dame didn't secure the victory until there was 1:28 left in the game. After a timeout on a fourth-and-5 at Notre Dame's 25, Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo opted for some trickery.Quarterback Zach Abey pitched the ball to slotback Darryl Bonner, who passed downfield to wide receiver Tyler Carmona, who was open for a moment. But Carmona slipped on the wet Notre Dame Stadium turf, the pass fell incomplete and Notre Dame twice took a knee to run the clock out.'He was open,' Niumatalolo said. 'We missed the block on the edge. If we get the block on the edge, we had a shot. Our kids fought to the end - our kids didn't show any quit.'Abey, who sat out Navy's 43-40 victory over SMU with an injury, returned to direct the triple-option attack and finished with 87 yards rushing, matching fullback Anthony Gargiulo. Abey scored on a 1-yard run and only threw the ball six times for 41 yards, including a 12-yard TD to Craig Scott.TAKEAWAYSNavy: The Midshipmen wouldn't let the Irish play with the football. Navy entered leading the nation in time of possession with its average of 35:47, and after three quarters already had possessed the ball for 33:39.Notre Dame: At 9-2, Notre Dame still has an outside chance at one of the four berths in the College Football Playoff. The Irish will need a lot of help, however, and likely are headed to one of the New Year's six bowls if they win Saturday in the regular-season finale at Stanford.CONVERTINGNavy was 8 of 18 on third-down conversions and converted 4 of 6 fourth-down plays. However, the Midshipmen's last fourth-down attempt. Notre Dame was 4 of 8 on third downs and did not attempt a fourth-down conversion play.RUSHING UP THE LISTWith his 106 rushing yards Saturday, Adams has 1,337 yards this season, the fourth best season rushing total behind Vagas Ferguson (1,437 in 1979), Allen Pinkett (1,394 in 1983) and Reggie Brooks (1,343 in 1992). He became the sixth running back to eclipse 3,000 yards and moved ahead of Julius Jones for fifth place in the career list.BOWL UPDATEWith a victory at Stanford next Saturday, Notre Dame would finish its regular season 10-2 and be eligible for one of four New Year's Six bowl games set by the College Football Playoff committee after it matches the semifinal games, the Rose and Sugar, played on New Year's Day. The other four — the Cotton (Dec. 29), Fiesta (Dec. 30), Orange (Dec. 30 and Peach (Jan. 1) — could be landing spots for the Irish. A 1-1 finish brings two Orlando-based bowls — the Camping World Bowl (Dec. 28) and Citrus (Jan. 1) into the picture.Navy, which became bowl eligible last Saturday with its 43-40 victory over SMU, could end up playing on its home field — Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium — against Virginia in the Dec. 28 Military Bowl.FUTURE COMMODITIESPro football scouts from the Chicago Bears, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles AND the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL were accredited to sit in the press box.UP NEXTNavy: Midshipmen travel to Houston next Friday.Notre Dame: Irish travel to Stanford next Saturday.
  • On his way to the bus, Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield stopped outside the visiting locker room at Memorial Stadium to sign a handful of autographs for wide-eyed kids who clearly idolize him.Their opinions of him hadn't changed over the course of a blowout win over Kansas.Those of many other people probably did.After getting dissed by the Jayhawks' captains during the coin toss, the Heisman Trophy front-runner spent the rest of an otherwise ho-hum 41-3 victory trading insults with them. At one point he told Kansas fans behind the bench to 'go cheer on basketball,' and after throwing his third and final touchdown pass, video cameras caught him grabbing his crotch and cursing at the opposing sideline.'I got caught up in a competitive game, a chippy game, but what I did tonight was unacceptable,' said Mayfield, who threw for 257 yards in just over three quarters. 'It's disrespectful. It's not the example I want to set. It's not the legacy I want to leave. I truly do apologize.'Everything began when Mayfield tried shaking hands with Daniel Wise, Dorance Armstrong Jr. and Joe Dineen Jr. after the coin toss, but they stared stoically back at him. Mayfield quickly pulled his hand away, clapped a couple of times and set about burnishing his Heisman Trophy candidacy.He threw TD passes to Rodney Anderson and Marquise Brown in the first half, then founded Mark Andrews late in the third quarter, which prompted more insults between Mayfield and the Jayhawks.That was the point when he grabbed his crotch and cursed the Kansas sideline from his own bench.'It was chippy from the second their guys decided they didn't want to shake our hands,' Sooners coach Lincoln Riley said. 'Despite all that, there's no excuse for it. Baker's a competitive guy.'Riley said he would need to see video of the game before deciding whether punishment was needed, but he did point out that Mayfield was repeatedly hit after the whistle.'I'm proud of our guys for getting to a point and not just — you're not going to take it anymore,' Kansas coach David Beaty said. 'You're going to stick your feet in the ground and you're going to defend your grass. I think we got to display it better than that, obviously, but I get it.'The histrionics added at least some interest to a game that figured to be a blowout. The Sooners (10-1, 7-1) are fourth in the College Football Playoff ranking and clinched a spot in the revived Big 12 title game, while the Jayhawks (1-10, 0-8) have yet to beat a Football Bowl Subdivision foe.Mayfield got most of the fourth quarter off as the defensive-minded Sooners won their 17th straight road game and 15th in a row in the Big 12, setting a league record. It was also their 12th consecutive win over the Jayhawks, their longest winning streak against any opponent.Carter Stanley had 117 yards passing for Kansas. Khalil Herbert had 37 yards rushing.The Jayhawks actually forced the Sooners into four three-and-outs in the first half, one of the worst defenses in the nation holding in check one of its best offenses. But they still trailed 21-3 at the break as a result of their own miscues more than anything else:— The Jayhawks held Oklahoma to fourth-and-3 at their own 34-yard line, and had Mayfield in trouble when they inexplicably stopped covering Anderson. He caught a pass in the middle of the field and outran the defense to the end zone to give the Sooners a 7-0 lead.— Deep in the Jayhawks' own territory, Stanley skipped a pass off the hands of wide receiver Evan Fairs that was picked by Emmanuel Beal. Jordan Smallwood scored three plays later for a 14-3 lead.— And late in the first half, after the Sooners took over at their own 16, a 30-yard pass play was augmented by a roughing-the-passer penalty. The Jayhawks got hit with defensive holding on the next play, and Brown's 24-yard TD catch with 10 seconds left capped a three-play, 84-yard drive.The Sooners eventually hit their stride in the second half, when the animosity between their star quarterback and the Kansas defense reached a crescendo, and easily pulled away.'They have great players on defense. They kind of set the tone with how they were feeling with the coin toss,' Mayfield said. 'They did a great job of being physical. It's a team that's given us fits.'THE TAKEAWAYOklahoma could have run up the score but instead coasted, perhaps a result of the friendship between Riley and Beaty. Still, it was an oft-underwhelming performance by a team with national title hopes.Kansas hardly had reason to celebrate Senior Day. Less than half the announced crowd of 22,854 showed up, and half of that were Oklahoma fans. The coin-toss snub and the embarrassing antics toward Mayfield by several people on the Jayhawks' sideline only underscored a dismal home finale.UP NEXTOklahoma wraps up the regular season against West Virginia next Saturday.Kansas concludes the season at No. 13 Oklahoma State next Saturday.___More AP college football: www.collegefootball.ap.org and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
  • PGA Tour rookie Austin Cook shot a 4-under 66 on Saturday to increase his lead to three strokes in the RSM Classic.Cook, a shot ahead after a second-round 62, had five birdies and a bogey — his first of the week — to reach 18-under 194 with a round left at Sea Island Golf Club's Seaside Course.'Putting is key right now,' Cook said. 'Been able to make a lot of clutch putts for the pars to save no bogeys. Hitting the ball pretty much where we're looking and giving ourselves good opportunities on every hole.'Former University of Georgia player Chris Kirk was second after a 64.'I'm really comfortable here,' Kirk said. 'I love Sea Island. I lived here for 6 1/2 years, so I played the golf course a lot, SEC Championships and come down here for the RSM Classic. My family and I, we come down here a few other times a year as well.'Brian Gay was another stroke back at 14 under after a 69.'I love the course,' Gay said. 'We keep getting different wind directions so it's keeping us on our toes. Supposed to be another completely different wind direction tomorrow, so we're getting a new course every day.'J.J. Spaun had a 62 to get to 13 under.'I just kind of played stress-free golf out there and kept the golf ball in front of me,' Spaun said. 'I had a lot of looks and scrambled pretty well, even though it was only a handful of times, but pretty overall pleased with how I played today.'Cook has made the weekend cuts in all four of his starts this season. The 26-year-old former Arkansas player earned his PGA Tour card through the Web.com Tour.'I think with an extra year on the Web this past year, I really grew mentally and with my game, just kind of more confidence,' Cook said. 'I was able to put myself in contention on the Web.com more this year than I have in the past. I think I've just, you know, learned from experiences on the Web to help me grow out here.'He planned to keep it simple Saturday night.'I've got my parents here and my in-laws are both here as well as my wife,' Cook said. 'Go home and just have a good home-cooked meal and just kind of enjoy the time and embrace the moment.'Kirk won the last of his four PGA Tour titles in 2015 at Colonial.'It's nice to be back in contention again,' Kirk said. 'It's been a little while for me. But I felt great out there today, I felt really comfortable, and so hopefully it will be the same way tomorrow and I'll keep my foot on the pedal and stay aggressive, try to make some birdies.
  • Russia's Elena Nikitina won a World Cup skeleton race Saturday while her Olympic bronze medal remains under scrutiny as part of the investigation into state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Sochi Games.She erased a slight deficit in her second run to finish in 1 minute, 40.49 seconds. Germans took the next two spots — Tina Hermann in 1:40.51 and Jacqueline Loelling in 1:40.73.Katie Uhlaender was the top American, finishing seventh, and reigning Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold of Britain was eighth.The International Olympic Committee will decide on Dec. 5 if Russia can compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games. Nikitina's result from Sochi might also be vacated if a separate IOC panel determines she was guilty of doping then.In the men's race, Yun Sungbin of South Korea convincingly beat Latvia's Martins Dukurs for the gold — as the two reversed their finishes from the season-opener in Lake Placid, New York, last weekend. Yun had the fastest start in both heats and finished in 1:37.32, while Dukurs completed his two runs in 1:37.95 and was denied what would have been his 50th World Cup victory.Axel Jungk of Germany was third in 1:38.07.For the second straight weekend, the U.S. men struggled — on home ice, no less. Just like in Lake Placid, no American was close to the podium as Matt Antoine finished 12th, Greg West tied for 16th and John Daly took 18th.
  • Sung Hyun Park was in the palmetto bushes, near the base of the tree, in the bunkers and going nowhere in the CME Group Tour Championship.Perhaps most surprising at the end of the day was that Park was no longer in the lead.What looked to be a victory lap for the 24-year-old rookie from South Korea turned into a free-for-all Saturday at Tiburon Golf Club. Park at least was in solid position, one shot out of the lead, in her bid to become the first rookie since Nancy Lopez in 1978 to sweep all the major LPGA Tour awards.She just never expected so much company.Michelle Wie, who lost six weeks to an emergency appendectomy, had a 6-under 66 and was part of a four-way tie for the lead going into the final round. Kim Kaufman, who is recovering from mono, ran off eight birdies in her round of 64. Joining them at 10-under 206 were Ariya Jutanugarn (67) and Suzann Pettersen (69).'Just really feeling like my old self,' said Wie, who hasn't won since the 2014 U.S. Women's Open at Pinehurst No. 2. 'Really feeling comfortable out there and having fun, and that's why I play my best.'Park, who didn't make a birdie until the 13th hole and shot 75, was among seven players one shot behind.Now she can only hope her one bad day is behind her.'I think that over the course of four days, there is always a day where I'm not quite in tip-top shape,' Park said. 'I think that day might have been today. Keeping your focus is not that easy to do consistently over four days, so I think there is always one day where my focus is a little off.'Lexi Thompson, who leads the CME Race to the Globe, suddenly has just as good of a chance as Park to capture the $1 million bonus. Thompson also is poised to win the Vare Trophy for the lowest adjusted scoring average. Park needed to finish 10 shots ahead of Thompson — she started Saturday six shots ahead — to win the Vare Trophy.'I'm not going into tomorrow with any different attitude,' Thompson said. 'Just going to go out there, free swing, commit to my targets, and try to do my best.'The final day is so wide open that 31 players were separated by four shots.That includes Shanshan Feng, in her debut at No. 1 in the world, and Brooke Henderson of Canada. They only have to win the Tour Championship to claim the CME Race to the Globe. And they all have Park to thank for every having a chance.Kaufman showed early that low scores were available in her round of eight birdies. Park showed early that it was going to be a grind when she missed the green to the left on No. 2 and pitched far too strong up the slope, leading to bogey.Then, she hit into palmetto bushes on the par-5 sixth and made double bogey, and the game was on.Park looked as though she had steadied herself with an 8-foot birdie on No. 13 and scrambling for birdie after a poor drive in the waste area right of the 14th. But she took bogey from the bunker on the par-3 16th to fall back into a share of the lead, and then drove well left on the par-5 17th next to a tree. She chipped into a sandy waste area, came up short into a bunker and failed to get up-and-down.Stacy Lewis (67), who ended a three-year victory drought two months ago, shot a 67 and was in the group at 9-under 207 that included Thompson (69), Park, Karine Icher (68) and Austin Ernst, whose 69 featured a quadruple-bogey 8 and an eagle-birdie finish on the back nine.At stake on Sunday is just about everything.So Yeon Ryu, who was only five shots behind but had 31 players ahead of her on the leaderboard, still had an outside chance at holding on to her lead for LPGA player of the year if Feng, Park and Thompson failed to finish near the top of the leaderboard.Thompson suddenly looks good for the Vare, while Park remained in good shape to capture the money title.Jutanugarn, who won five times last year, is No. 9 in the CME Race to the Globe. She could win the $1 million bonus by winning the tournament and have Thompson finish out of the top nine. Instead of a sprint to the finish, so many players have a chance that it still feels like a long way off.'It's a great way to finish off the season,' Pettersen said. 'It's a really packed leaderboard. Should be fun tomorrow.