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No. 18 Louisiana Tech rolls past Texas St 62-55

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No. 18 Louisiana Tech rolls past Texas St 62-55

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) Kenneth Dixon scored five touchdowns to set a single-season NCAA freshman record and No. 19 Louisiana Tech scored on all but two possessions to beat Texas State 62-55 on Saturday night.

The Bulldogs (9-1, 4-0) have won 10 straight in the Western Athletic Conference. They racked up 627 yards, while allowing 577, and kept slim hopes for a BCS bid alive.

The Bobcats (3-6, 1-3) scored a season high in points, but it wasn't enough to overcome the record-setting efforts of Dixon and Colby Cameron.

Dixon set NCAA single-season records for touchdowns, rushing touchdowns (24) and total points (150) by a freshman. San Diego State's Marshall Faulk set the record for TDs in 1991 with 23, and rushing TDs with 21, a mark that was matched by Virginia Tech's Ryan Williams in 2009. Faulk had 140 points in 1991.

Cameron completed 31 for 45 passes and improved his current streak of passes without an interception to 419. He broke the NCAA of 379 set by North Carolina State's Russell Wilson in 2008.

A second effort gave Dixon the record after his initial leap was stopped on fourth-and-goal at the 1 with three minutes left in the first half. He lunged forward into the end zone after landing on a pile of linemen, giving the Bulldogs a 28-21 lead.

He also scored on runs of 4, 13 and 16 yards and had a 14-yard TD reception from Cameron.

The average scoring drive for both teams was only 2 minutes, 26 seconds.

Louisiana Tech needed just 25 seconds to take a 41-34 lead at the half. It was the 20th touchdown the Bulldogs have scored in one minute or less this season.

Texas State took an early 14-7 lead when Louisiana Tech struggled defending the option attack. The Bobcats rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries in the opening quarter.

Terrence Franks opened the scoring with an 11-yard run for Texas State, and Marcus Curry scored six minutes later on a 55-yard run to make it 14-7.

Louisiana Tech kept pace behind Cameron, who threw two of his three touchdowns in the first quarter.

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Redskins to play on Thanksgiving for third consecutive season

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Redskins to play on Thanksgiving for third consecutive season

The Washington Redskins are playing on Thanksgiving ... again.

With the 2018 NFL regular-season schedule set for an official release on Thursday night, news has begun to leak on the different dates.

The Redskins will travel to Dallas yet again to take on the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, NBC Sports Washington's JP Finlay reports on Thursday afternoon.

The Week 12 showdown will take place on Thursday, Nov. 22 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas. 

Last season, the Redskins beat the Giants at home 20-10 to increase their all-time Thanksgiving Day record to a whopping 3-7. That game marked the first time since the 1973 and 1974 seasons that the Redskins' played on Thanksgiving back-to-back years.

The 2018 season marks unchartered territory for the Redskins.

Against non-Cowboys opponents, the Redskins are actually undefeated on Turkey Day. But this showdown will be against their dreaded division rivals who hosted them two seasons ago on Thanksgiving.

The Cowboys won that matchup 31-26 with two rushing TDs from Ezekiel Elliot while Jordan Reed caught two TD passes from Kirk Cousins.

The Redskins and Cowboys will meet under the bright lights of AT&T Stadium on November 22. Game time to be determined.

RELATED: PROJECTING THE REDSKINS 2018 SCHEDULE

 

 

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Orioles pitching falls apart as Tigers complete sweep in Detroit

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Orioles pitching falls apart as Tigers complete sweep in Detroit

DETROIT - Leonys Martin hit his first big league grand slam, Jeimer Candelario had four hits and three RBIs, and the Detroit Tigers beat Baltimore 13-8 Thursday to extend the Orioles' losing streak to six.

Jordan Zimmermann (1-0) gave up four runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings, allowing two home runs to Manny Machado and one to Chris Davis. Zimmermann was pitching for the first time since being hit in the jaw by a line drove off the bat of Cleveland's Jason Kipnis on April 11.

Alex Cobb (0-2) made his second start after signing a $57 million, four-year contract in spring training and his ERA rose to 15.43. He allowed seven runs - five earned - and 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings.

Machado had four RBIs for the Orioles, who were outhit 18-14 in the game and outscored 23-15 in the three-game sweep.

Victor Martinez hit an RBI single in the first, but Davis put Baltimore ahead with a two-run homer in the second, his sixth hit and fourth homer in 10 career at-bats against Zimmermann.

Detroit went ahead for good with four runs in the bottom half after third baseman Tim Beckham's throwing error allowed James McCann to reach base leading off. Jose Iglesias hit a two-run triple, Miguel Cabrera had an RBI single and Nick Castellanos a run-scoring groundout.

Machado's homer in the third cut Baltimore's deficit to 5-2, but Candelario's two-run homer extended the lead to 7-2 in the bottom half. Martin homered off Mike Wright Jr. in a five-run fifth.