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College Football World Shocked By Saturday Night Upset

An interior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.

An interior view of the Texas Longhorns stadium.

In a season full of upsets, the craziest of them all just took place moments ago.

The Kansas Jayhawks, with their backs against the wall, shocked the Texas Longhorns in overtime 57-56 in Austin Saturday night.

Texas took the early 56-49 overtime lead, meaning Kansas needed to respond with a touchdown and extra point to send it to a second overtime. Lance Leipold had other plans in mind.

After scoring a touchdown to pull within a point, Leipold elected to go for two. The gamble paid off. Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels found an open man in the end-zone for the walk-off two-point conversion.

Rock Chalk, Jayhawks.

What a win for a Kansas program at the lowest of lows over the past decade. Somehow, Texas might be even lower at this point.

The Longhorns have now lost their fifth straight game. It’s

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The college football world reacts to Kansas’ stunning 57-56 overtime upset at Texas

Kansas football took down Texas, 57-56, in overtime on Saturday.

Yes, you read that correctly.

And this was a football game, to be clear.

Saturday marked Kansas’ first Big 12 win since 2008 against Iowa State, and it sure was a game to remember.

Kansas led by multiple touchdowns through much of the second half before allowing a game-tying touchdown in the final minutes, which sent the game to overtime at 49-all.

Texas started with the ball in overtime and quickly scored a touchdown, taking a 56-49 lead. After a Kansas touchdown made the score 56-55, Jayhawks coach Lance Leipold opted to play it aggressive and go for the win rather than a tying extra point. Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels scrambled and found Jared Casey in the end zone for the winning two-point conversion.

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Hammerin’ Atlanta Braves Win 1st World Series Crown Since 1995, Rout Houston Astros

HOUSTON (AP) — Most of the season, it just seemed this wasn’t their year.

They dropped their first four games, and soon injuries piled up. They lost their most dynamic player before the All-Star break. They were stuck below .500 in August.

Yet out of nowhere, suddenly, these Atlanta Braves transformed themselves and took off.

Jorge Soler, Freddie Freeman and the Braves breezed to their first World Series championship since 1995, hammering the Houston Astros 7-0 Tuesday night in Game 6.

How proud The Hammer himself would’ve been.

Max Fried threw six shutout innings in the signature pitching performance of the Series. Soler, a July acquisition who tested positive for COVID-19 in the playoffs, backed him early with a monster three-run shot for his third homer against the Astros.

Freeman hit an RBI double and then punctuated the romp with a solo home run in the seventh that made it

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NFL World Reacts To The Philip Rivers Speculation

Philip Rivers throws the ball for the Colts.

Philip Rivers throws the ball for the Colts.

The New Orleans Saints have lost Jameis Winston for the season. The starting quarterback suffered a torn ACL and MCL damage during Sunday’s win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

For now, the Saints will stick with what they have at the quarterback position. New Orleans rode Trevor Siemian to the win on Sunday and is expected to get Taysom Hill back soon.

However, it’s possible the Saints will look to make an outside addition down the line. New Orleans has a playoff-caliber defense and, at 5-2, remains in the thick of the postseason hunt. If Siemian and Hill both struggle, Sean Payton could be motivated to make a move.

Enter, Philip Rivers?

The longtime NFL quarterback is retired, but ESPN insider Chris Mortensen mentioned Rivers as a potential candidate for the Saints on SportsCenter Monday afternoon.

Mortensen wasn’t the only one, either.

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