Alabama Throws Touchdown Pass to 308-Pound Defensive Lineman Da'Ron Payne

Alabama Throws Touchdown Pass to 308-Pound Defensive Lineman Da'Ron Payne

Alabama Throws Touchdown Pass to 308-Pound Defensive Lineman Da'Ron Payne

Georgia did the same by ousting Oklahoma in a Rose Bowl classic, the first overtime contest in the 104-game history of that event.

Gaddy also points out Alabama's long tradition in the Sugar Bowl, with many memorable Crimson Tide wins and even National Championships being played in the Sugar Bowl.

Alabama opened as a four-point favorite over Georgia for next week's College Football Playoff championship game.

Clemson trailed just 10-6 and had the ball on the Alabama 35 early in the third quarter when a pair of defensive plays allowed the Tide to take command.

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Gionta, the former Buffalo Sabres captain from Rochester, will be joined on the men's team by Sabres prospect Will Borgen . The U.S. lost the bronze medal game to Finland in 2014 and got the silver in Vancouver in 2010.

First, Payne picked off Tigers quarterback Kelly Bryant when a hit forced a weak throw. On Alabama's ensuing drive, he reported into the game on offense and caught a short pass and scored for a 17-6 lead. And with Alabama likely focused on limiting Bryant and his receivers, Etienne, who set a Clemson record for a freshman with 13 touchdowns runs, may have an opportunity to bust one. Jalen Hurts is back at quarterback for the Crimson Tide, whose biggest question tonight could be at the inside linebacker spot that first was occupied by senior Shaun Dion Hamilton, then freshman Dylan Moses and now sophomore Mack Wilson.

The third straight playoff meeting between the college football powerhouses was a dud compared to their previous two meetings, both high-scoring classics with the national championship on the line.

Georgia's victory in Pasadena was a little tougher. "Alabama's going to be favored over anybody".

Even though they are the higher ranked team with the 2017 Heisman Trophy victor at quarterback, the Sooners are underdogs Monday afternoon.

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An ownership source said owners might not be so quick to approve the deal, because they wouldn't want to establish a precedent. The idea that Gruden will flame out is as reckless as saying he's going suddenly make them into Super Bowl favorites.

- McKenzie Milton was the catalyst as 10th-ranked UCF earned a 34-27 Peach Bowl win over No. 7 Auburn in Atlanta.

Alabama coach Nick Saban watches his team warm up for an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Chequan Burkett returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown in coach Scott Frost's final game before heading to Nebraska.

The foursome combined for 23 sacks this year, 43 tackles for losses, and led the Tigers' 19th-ranked rushing defense.

- Jake Bentley threw for 239 yards and SC rallied from a 19-3, third-quarter deficit to beat MI 26-19 in the Outback Bowl at Tampa. A likely top-10 pick in the National Football League draft if he foregoes his senior season, the New Jersey native does it all for Alabama's defense, from covering receivers to blitzing and playing close to the line of scrimmage against the run.

Shots fired, mass dispersed with tear gas in Kinshasa
Another person was killed in a protest in the central city of Kananga, she said, although the cause of death was not yet clear. Officers also detained 12 altar boys dressed in their liturgical robes outside one church as they led a protest march.

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