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Ex-Tenn. St. DE arrested for coach punch

A July 30, 2017, photo provided by Tennessee State University shows college football player Latrelle Lee, a 22-year old defensive end. TSU athletics director Teresa Phillips said Lee was kicked off the team and expelled Monday, Nov. 13, for hitting head strength coach T.J. Greenstone twice in the head, knocking him to the turf on the sideline during a game against Southeast Missouri on Saturday, Nov. 11. (Tennessee State University via AP)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A former Tennessee State player has been charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury for punching a coach on the sideline during a game.

Latrelle Lee was arrested Monday and released on $7,500 bond.

According to the arrest affidavit, strength coach TJ Greenstone was trying to keep the Tigers behind the white line when Lee punched him several times around his face, knocking him to the ground. The incident was caught on video, and the affidavit says Greenstone has had medical issues from being hit.


KU captains lose status after OU antics

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Baker Mayfield wasn't the only one to lose his captaincy after the Oklahoma quarterback's antics following last weekend's blowout victory over Kansas.

Jayhawks coach David Beaty announced Tuesday that his captains - Dorance Armstrong Jr., Daniel Wise and Joe Dineen Jr. - were also stripped of their status. The trio refused to shake Mayfield's hand during the pregame coin-toss, which led to a game filled with vitriol.


Iron Bowl showcases 2 stingy defenses

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) The Iron Bowl typically features one of the nation's best defenses. Either Alabama or Auburn usually showcases a group that's stingy against the run and mostly denies big passing plays.

This year, both have defenses matching that description.


Barrett possibly best QB to play at OSU

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) J.T. Barrett helped bring Ohio State a national championship but has heard hysterical fans demanding he be benched. He has broken nearly every school passing and scoring record but isn't considered a top NFL prospect.

The quarterback who plays his final regular-season game on Saturday against Michigan is more driven than naturally talented, more analytical than emotional, more pragmatic than go-for-broke. He has struggled with accuracy and his arm strength is mediocre.


Gamecocks out for revenge vs. Clemson

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina has one motto and one mission this week: "Never again."

The Gamecocks (8-3), frustrated and embarrassed, hatched the motivational phrase shortly after their demoralizing 56-7 loss to rival Clemson a year ago. The large, orange clad crowd at Death Valley roared as the Tigers, who put several marquee players back in the game for a curtain call in the fourth quarter, including quarterback Deshaun Watson and receiver Mike Williams. The players locked arms in the huddle and rocked back and forth to the cheers.


Irish preparing to face Love, Stanford

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) For the Notre Dame defense, it's all about legs this week: theirs, those on the Thanksgiving turkeys and those belonging to Bryce Love of No. 20 Stanford.

After spending 42 minutes and 42 seconds on the field last week trying to stop Navy's option attack and hanging on for a 24-17 victory, the ninth-ranked Fighting Irish (9-2, No. 8 CFP) have been getting their legs back as they prepare for the more conventional offense of the Cardinal (8-3, No. 22 CFP) in Saturday's game at Stanford.


Cougars bring better 'D' into Apple Cup

Washington State has been turning heads with its offense for years and this season the defense has been doing the same.

The 14th-ranked Cougars are hoping that improved stopping power will help them flip the script in the Apple Cup, where Washington State is playing for a spot in the Pac-12 championship game while No. 15 Washington is merely hoping to play spoiler.


Hokies love talking about streak vs. UVa

Only one side in the annual Virginia and Virginia Tech rivalry likes to talk about The Streak.

The No. 24 Hokies have won 13 in a row in the series, and pledge to go into Friday night's matchup in Charlottesville determined not to be the team to let their program's dominance of the Cavaliers come to an end.


Duke S McDuffie has knee ligament damage

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke safety Jeremy McDuffie will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Team officials said Tuesday that McDuffie will have surgery on Nov. 27 to repair ligament damage in his right knee. McDuffie was hurt during the Blue Devils' 43-20 victory over Georgia Tech last week.


Mayfield won't start finale over gesture

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Baker Mayfield's on-the-field antics caught up with him this time.

Oklahoma's senior quarterback will not start his final regular-season game Saturday at home against West Virginia after making a lewd gesture against Kansas. Coach Lincoln Riley also stripped Mayfield of his captain status for the game.

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