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Burrow wins Heisman in landslide vote

NCAA college football player, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow poses after being awarded the Heisman Trophy, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in New York. (Todd Van Emst/Pool Photo via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) Born into a family of Cornhuskers and raised in the Buckeye state, Joe Burrow left his roots behind and became a Heisman Trophy winner at LSU.

The quarterback won the Heisman on Saturday night in a record-breaking landslide, becoming the first LSU player to bring college football's most prestigious award back to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 60 years.

Burrow received 2,608 points and 841 first-place votes, a record 90.7% of all the first-place votes available. Burrow also set a record for percentage of points available received with 93.8, breaking the mark of 91.6% set by Troy Smith of Ohio State in 2006. Burrow was named on 95.5% of all ballots, breaking the record of 95.2% set by Oregon's Marcus Mariota in 2014.


Perry's career day lifts Navy over Army

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo wrapped Malcolm Perry tighter than an Army defense could muster for an embrace that served as a bit of an apology.

Perry had done it all for Navy in a 31-7 victory Saturday that earned him MVP honors in the 120th game between the service academies. Perry became the fourth quarterback in FBS history to rush for 300 yards, running for 304 yards with two touchdowns, and set a slew of program records.


Trump touts military's pro sports option

PHILADELPHIA (AP) President Donald Trump used his appearance at the annual Army-Navy football game to pitch to the players an administration policy change that clears the way for athletes at the nation's military academies to play professional sports after they graduate and delay their active-duty service.

To cheers in each locker room before the 120th playing of the game, he said he was giving those athletes with pro potential the chance "to make a fortune and after you're all finished with your professional career, you'll go and you'll serve and everybody's thrilled."


FSU RB Akers to enter draft, skip bowl

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Junior running back Cam Akers of Florida State will enter the 2020 NFL draft and won’t play in the Seminoles’ Sun Bowl game on Dec. 31 against Arizona State.

Akers, who ran for 1,144 yards and 14 touchdowns this season, made the announcement on Twitter on Saturday as the Seminoles began pre-bowl practices.


BC to make Ohio State's Hafley coach

The tweet from Boston College athletic director Martin Jarmond showed a puff of white smoke rising from the school's Gothic bell tower, Gasson Hall.

The Eagles have a new football coach.


ASU hires Boise State's Hill as OC

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Arizona State has hired Boise State's Zak Hill as its new offensive coordinator.

The school announced Saturday that Hill will join Herm Edwards' staff after spending four years as the Broncos' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.


NC State LB Wilson arrested for fake ID

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Arrest warrants show a North Carolina State football player is facing multiple charges after he allegedly ran from a police officer and hid under a parked car after obtaining a fake ID to try to buy alcohol.

The News and Observer reports that Payton Tanner Wilson was arrested Saturday on misdemeanor counts of consuming alcohol by a 19- or 20-year-old, possession of a fraudulent ID, injury to personal property and resisting an officer. He also was cited for impeding traffic.


Memphis names Silverfield new coach

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis has hired Ryan Silverfield as the Tigers' new coach, removing the interim tag given to him Sunday when Mike Norvell left for Florida State.

Athletic director Laird Veatch announced the hiring Friday, saying Memphis met with candidates from all over the country. Veatch said Silverfield won this job outright.


Michigan WR Black enters transfer portal

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan wide receiver Tarik Black has entered the transfer portal.

A team spokesman confirmed that Friday. Black, a junior, has 25 catches for 323 yards and a touchdown this season.

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