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Seminoles up Winston's ban to full game

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State has suspended Jameis Winston for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday, extending its initial punishment of one half after the quarterback made "offensive and vulgar" comments about female anatomy earlier this week.

Interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox announced the decision late Friday night. There had been criticism that the original punishment for Winston's latest embarrassing off-field incident was too light.

The statement released by the university Friday read, "Based upon the results of our continuing investigation of Tuesday's incident involving Jameis Winston, we have decided to not play him for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday night."


Michel's 3 TDs lead Georgia in 66-0 rout

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Sony Michel ran for 155 yards and three touchdowns to highlight a big day for freshmen in No. 13 Georgia's 66-0 win over Troy on Saturday.

Michel, playing behind Todd Gurley, had a 75-yard gain to set up his second touchdown.


Oregon set for pass-happy Washington St.

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Oregon defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu says playing against pass-happy Washington State is not a hardship but an opportunity.

"If the quarterback's planning on throwing it 60 times, then there's going to be a lot of chances for us to make plays on the ball," Ekpre-Olomu said.


Gators-Tide pits pals Muschamp, Saban

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama coach Nick Saban won't be concerned with protege Will Muschamp's job security once the game against Florida kicks off. Nor will Muschamp have the third-ranked Crimson Tide's national championship hopes on his mind.

The friends will be all business Saturday when the Gators visit Alabama the Crimson Tide's SEC opener.


East Carolina WR Worthy banned 2 games

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) East Carolina has suspended receiver Cam Worthy for two games for violating the school's code of student conduct.

The school announced Worthy's suspension about 90 minutes before Saturday's kickoff against North Carolina, saying it stemmed from a "verbal disagreement" with a male student on campus late in the summer.


Nebraska kicker hurt in motorcycle crash

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska kicker Mauro Bondi broke his collarbone when he crashed his motorcycle on the north side of Lincoln.

The accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. Thursday when Bondi failed to negotiate a curve on his 2004 Suzuki and struck a curb. Bondi told police he thought he was traveling about 45 mph. Alcohol or drugs were not a factor.


Oklahoma QB Knight eager to visit WVU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) Trevor Knight is ready to find out how Oklahoma handles the start of a long stretch of games away from home.

The sophomore quarterback will lead the fourth-ranked Sooners (3-0) into a hostile environment at West Virginia (2-1) on Saturday night in the Big 12 opener for both teams.


South Florida holds off UConn in rain

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Willie Taggart is confident his plan to turn around South Florida's struggling football program is working.

Shrugging off a week of criticism in the wake of a lopsided loss to North Carolina State, the Bulls opened American Athletic Conference play with a 17-14 victory over Connecticut on Friday night.


Spurrier 1 win from 2nd on all-time list

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Steve Spurrier has a chance at his 202nd win as a head coach in the Southeastern Conference when his 14th-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks visit Vanderbilt on Saturday night.

Derek Mason just got his first at Vanderbilt, needing a missed 22-yard field goal to start celebrating.


No. 5 Auburn holds off No. 20 K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Gus Malzahn squeezed into his postgame news conference, gripping both sides of the podium and exhaling deeply.

Fifth-ranked Auburn had just eked out a 20-14 victory over No. 20 Kansas State, and Malzahn was asked whether it was the kind of nip-and-tuck nonconference game that he likes to play.

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