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Week 12 preview: Defensive struggle, trying to go bowling

Maybe a few upsets will liven up a weekend college football schedule that looks as if it will be full of blowouts.

Most of the top teams are big favorites this weekend and some are even playing FCS teams to get healthy and prepared for huge games next weekend.

But there is bowl eligibility on the line in many places and maybe some of the non-Baker Mayfield Heisman Trophy contenders can make a move in that race. Week 12 has a chance to be dominated more by coaching news than significant results on the field.

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Southeastern Louisiana fends off Nicholls State 21-17

HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Juwan Petit-Frere raced 85 yards for a touchdown with 29 seconds left in the third quarter and Southeastern Louisiana held on for a 21-17 victory over Nicholls State in a regular-season finale on Thursday night.

The loss knocked the Colonels (8-3, 7-2) out of contention in the Southland Conference race. Nicholls State came into the game tied with Sam Houston State and a game behind Central Arkansas.


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ACC sends crew from 'the lateral' game to Miami-Notre Dame

The last time Miami saw referee Jerry Magallanes, the Hurricanes were penalized a school-record 23 times in a victory at Duke and Magallanes' crew got suspended for the way it botched the wild eight-lateral play that became the winning touchdown with no time remaining.