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Clemson will have no answers for Lamar Jackson.

It’s easy to forget how different history could have looked. It’s easy to overlook how little had to change for legacies to change so significantly. Three months before Clemson won its first national championship in 35 years, the unbeaten Tigers were playing at home and trailing by eight points against then-undefeated Louisville, with fewer than...
Time: 03:18     Date: 14.09.2017
Last US Sport News: Clemson will have no answers for Lamar Jackson. NY Post 24 - US News

Three months before Clemson won its first national championship in 35 years, the unbeaten Tigers were playing at home and trailing by eight points against then-undefeated Louisville, with fewer than eight minutes left in the fourth quarter.

Even after Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson put his team back in front, his Louisville counterpart, Heisman Trophy front-runner Lamar Jackson, led the Cardinals into the red zone in the final minute. The most explosive offense in the country just needed a touchdown and an extra point to win, but on fourth down, receiver James White inexplicably ran toward the sideline despite having only one defender to beat, and was pushed out of bounds at the 3-yard line, falling 1 yard shy of a first down.

With that, Clemson pulled out a 42-36 win, and remained in control of the ACC. With that, Watson and his teammates had the chance to become legendary.

Now, with Watson gone, Jackson has an even better chance to take down the Tigers, and enhance his already impressive legacy.

Jackson enters the rematch as mesmerizing as ever, having averaged 505 total yards, with a total of eight touchdowns, in two road wins this season, and appears capable of becoming the second-ever two-time Heisman winner.

At most other positions, Clemson comes out in front. The Tigers are deeper and more experienced and can win in numerous ways, unlike Louisville. In Week 1, Clemson tallied 56 points. Last week, the Tigers defense — which has surrendered a total of nine points in two games — recorded 11 sacks against Auburn.

Against a singular talent like Jackson, even the best college defenses are overmatched, as Nick Saban and Alabama learned against Watson in two straight national-title games.

Clemson’s new quarterback, Kelly Bryant, cannot produce such magic. Thus far, his best days look like Jackson’s off days, and in Bryant’s first road start, he has no chance to keep up with the reigning Heisman winner and LOUISVILLE (+3).

Often, quarterbacks get too much credit or too much blame. This time, they both will deserve it.

BOISE STATE (-14½) over New Mexico: Here, the quarterback doesn’t matter. If Brett Rypien can’t suit up, Montell Cozart will bounce back from last week’s meltdown against Washington State.

Illinois (+17½) over SOUTH FLORIDA: When is the Power Five going to start getting some respect?

Air Force (+23¹/₂) over MICHIGAN: I think the real Wilton Speight is standing up.

PITTSBURGH (+13½) over Oklahoma State: It has gotten a little too crowded to hang with the Cowboys right now. Perhaps the bandwagon will thin after their first real competition of the season.

MEMPHIS (+3) over Ucla: Cue Admiral Ackbar. Yes, it’s a trap.

BOSTON COLLEGE (+13½) over Notre Dame: Enjoy this weekend’s contrarian special.

Wisconsin (-17) over BYU: The Cougars face one of the nation’s best defenses after putting up 33 points in three games this season — including 20 against FCS foe Portland State — and will be helpless to stop an expected repeat of the run-heavy game plan LSU used against them in the opening week, this time featuring Badgers freshman Jonathan Taylor, who is averaging 8.9 yards per carry.

Tennessee (+5) over FLORIDA: The money line is awfully tempting, too.

OHIO STATE (-30) over Army: The road to becoming the best-looking one-loss team in the country begins this week. After the Buckeyes’ Week 2 home loss to Virginia Tech in 2014, Ohio State beat Kent State 66-0, the first of four straight games with 50 points or more. In their season-openers against non-Power Five teams since then, the Buckeyes have won by an average of 52.5 points. Once again, Urban Meyer will cut the brakes.

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OKLAHOMA (-34¹/₂) over Tulane: Well, what the hell? You ride her until she bucks you or don’t ride at all. Right, Cup?

MISSISSIPPI STATE (+7) over Lsu: At home, and under the lights, emerging dual-threat quarterback Nick Fitzgerald will give the Bulldogs an opportunity at an upset in the final minutes.

Colorado State (+28½) over ALABAMA: Expect Alabama’s five-star freshman Tua Tagovailoa to see more reps under center, and plan to see the Crimson Tide’s offense struggle — relatively — to stay in rhythm with two different quarterbacks.

PENN STATE (-38½) over Georgia State: Thus concludes Penn State’s intramural portion of the schedule. Correction: the Nittany Lions play host to Rutgers on Nov. 11.

Texas (+16¹/₂) over USC: Scoring isn’t the issue for Tom Herman’s Longhorns, and the Trojans’ defense can’t come close to keeping pace with its better half.

Best bets: Ohio State, Mississippi State, Texas This season: 16-14; Best Bets: 6-0 2014-16 record: 381-370-7

Sport

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US men’s curling team captures unlikely gold medal.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The American men have won the Olympic gold medal in curling in a decisive upset of Sweden. John...
Last US Sport News: Aaron Boone gets endorsement from the original ‘Gardy’. NY Post 24 - US News
Aaron Boone gets endorsement from the original ‘Gardy’.
TAMPA — This Grapefruit League opener, Friday afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field, presented a study in contrasts....
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Chris Kreider’s return a reminder of what Rangers were missing.
It didn’t take long for Chris Kreider to remind everyone what the Rangers have been missing. The integral winger returned...
Last US Sport News: St. John’s gets big contributions from this unsung hero. NY Post 24 - US News
St. John’s gets big contributions from this unsung hero.
It’s tough to turn your eyes away from Shamorie Ponds when St. John’s is attacking. You don’t know what he’s going...

Opinion

Last US News - Opinion: Why the city seems helpless to shut down Harlem’s ‘hate sign’. NY Post 24 - US News
Why the city seems helpless to shut down Harlem’s ‘hate sign’.
In the bitter struggle to force Harlem’s Atlah church to take down a sickeningly gay-bashing, illegal sign, the city’s...
Last US News - Opinion: When it comes to the Parkland teens, one side is horrible — and the other’s tawdry. NY Post 24 - US News
When it comes to the Parkland teens, one side is horrible — and the other’s tawdry.
In the wake of the horrific slaughter in Parkland, Fla., a cadre of energized and understandably traumatized teenagers has...
Last US News - Opinion: The Twitterizing of gun politics, Trudeau’s India disaster and other comments. NY Post 24 - US News
The Twitterizing of gun politics, Trudeau’s India disaster and other comments.
From the right: The Twitterizing of Gun Politics Televised political “town hall” meetings “tend to be awkward, terrible,...
Last US News - Opinion: John Kelly is still the chief of staff Trump needs. NY Post 24 - US News
John Kelly is still the chief of staff Trump needs.
If John Kelly didn’t exist, President Trump would have to invent him, and he wouldn’t be able to. The chief of staff...
Last US News - Opinion: Supreme Court poised to reshape New York’s political landscape. NY Post 24 - US News
Supreme Court poised to reshape New York’s political landscape.
On Monday the US Supreme Court hears oral arguments on what’ll likely be one of its most groundbreaking decisions in decades....

Living

US Living News: ‘Doomsday’ seed vault on Arctic island to get $13M upgrade. NY Post 24 - US News
‘Doomsday’ seed vault on Arctic island to get $13M upgrade.
OSLO – Norway plans to spend 100 million Norwegian crowns ($13 million) to upgrade a doomsday seed vault on an Arctic...
US Living News: Stolen Degas painting found in suitcase on bus. NY Post 24 - US News
Stolen Degas painting found in suitcase on bus.
PARIS — French customs officers have found an impressionist painting by Edgar Degas stowed on a bus, more than eight years...
US Living News: NYC’s 9-foot-tall, trippy new art installation. NY Post 24 - US News
NYC’s 9-foot-tall, trippy new art installation.
A new art installation just rolled into the Garment District: six 9-foot-high wheels, which passers-by can crawl into and...
US Living News: ‘Airline’ offers full flying experience without ever taking off. NY Post 24 - US News
‘Airline’ offers full flying experience without ever taking off.
You know what gets me through those long hours of uncomfortable sitting, aching legs, mediocre meals, screaming kids, rude...
US Living News: This crazy new ‘secret’ bar is inside an ice cream shop. NY Post 24 - US News
This crazy new ‘secret’ bar is inside an ice cream shop.
Take a closer look at the neon ice-cream cone lighting up a part of Second Avenue on the Upper East Side. It marks UES.,...
US Living News: Dementia sufferers may benefit from VR trip back in time. NY Post 24 - US News
Dementia sufferers may benefit from VR trip back in time.
HINDHEAD, England – For 93-year-old Daphne Padfield, a dementia sufferer in an English care home, the arrival of a...
US Living News: Airport installs garbage cans for legal marijuana. NY Post 24 - US News
Airport installs garbage cans for legal marijuana.
Tourists leaving Las Vegas can now dispose of their leftover, legally-purchased marijuana at specially designated bins outside...
US Living News: In India, free boob jobs for poor women to boost their confidence. NY Post 24 - US News
In India, free boob jobs for poor women to boost their confidence.
Thousands of women in India’s Tamil Nadu state have been offered free boob jobs because “poor people also have...

Business

Last US Business News: China may be eager to sell Waldorf Astoria after seizing control. NY Post 24 - US News
China may be eager to sell Waldorf Astoria after seizing control.
The Chinese government just took control of the Waldorf Astoria — but it doesn’t seem to be interested in revamping the...
Last US Business News: Wall Street looks for clues from tight-lipped new Fed chair. NY Post 24 - US News
Wall Street looks for clues from tight-lipped new Fed chair.
The biggest riddle on Wall Street is about the man in the middle of it. Investors on Friday scrambled to interpret the first...
Last US Business News: Citi will refund $335M to cardholders it overcharged. NY Post 24 - US News
Citi will refund $335M to cardholders it overcharged.
Citi’s credit-card customers will receive $335 million in refunds after the bank failed to lower their interest rates in...
Last US Business News: Brands ending discounts and benefits for NRA members. NY Post 24 - US News
Brands ending discounts and benefits for NRA members.
Three car rental brands owned by Enterprise Holdings Inc will end discount programs with members of the National Rifle Association...
Last US Business News: China seizes control of Waldorf Astoria’s owner for economic crimes. NY Post 24 - US News
China seizes control of Waldorf Astoria’s owner for economic crimes.
The Chinese government on Friday seized control of insurance giant Anbang – the free-spending owner of New York’s...
Last US Business News: General Mills to buy natural pet food company for $8 billion. NY Post 24 - US News
General Mills to buy natural pet food company for $8 billion.
Cheerios cereal maker General Mills will buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products for nearly $8 billion, seeking to tap burgeoning demand...
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Chinese goverment seizes Anbang, owner of NYC’s Waldorf.
The Chinese government on Friday seized control of Anbang Insurance Group, one of China’s biggest insurance conglomerates,...
Last US Business News: Redbox wins round against Disney in copyright battle. NY Post 24 - US News
Redbox wins round against Disney in copyright battle.
Redbox can continue to unbundle Disney’s combo packs and rent or sell the movie discs separately, a federal judge has ruled....

Metro

Metro News: Bodega cashier suing NYPD for false arrest loses court case. NY Post 24 - US News
Bodega cashier suing NYPD for false arrest loses court case.
The lowly Brooklyn bodega cashier who tried to take on the NYPD — insisting he had been busted on bogus crack-possession...
Metro News: Judge lets dog owner off easy for leaving pup in freezing car. NY Post 24 - US News
Judge lets dog owner off easy for leaving pup in freezing car.
Hey, Chihuahuas shiver! That’s what a Manhattan lawyer argued in getting a Philadelphia college student off the hook for...
Metro News: Ex-MTA manager heads to prison for $152K bribe scheme. NY Post 24 - US News
Ex-MTA manager heads to prison for $152K bribe scheme.
A former MTA manager is heading to federal prison for almost four years for admittedly pocketing $152,400 in bribes from...
Metro News: Cop accused of tossing machete from domestic violence case into pond. NY Post 24 - US News
Cop accused of tossing machete from domestic violence case into pond.
A Bronx cop is accused of being so lazy that he tossed a key piece of evidence in a domestic-violence case — a machete...
Metro News: Coney Island cop accused of flashing female officers. NY Post 24 - US News
Coney Island cop accused of flashing female officers.
A Coney Island cop is accused of having a perverted secret obsession — flashing female police officers in his own precinct,...
Metro News: Martin Shkreli got buff in prison. NY Post 24 - US News
Martin Shkreli got buff in prison.
He’s not so Shkrawny any more. Notorious “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli has bulked up in prison. “He’s got his prison...
Metro News: School district finally settles with family after bullied teen’s suicide. NY Post 24 - US News
School district finally settles with family after bullied teen’s suicide.
MORRISTOWN, N.J. — A school district will pay more than $600,000 to the family of a teenager who took his own life after...
Metro News: Vandal tags NYU building with 4th swastika in past two months. NY Post 24 - US News
Vandal tags NYU building with 4th swastika in past two months.
Cops are on the hunt for a hateful vandal who scratched a swastika into the wall of an NYU building — where the anti-Semitic...

Sport

Last US Sport News: US men’s curling team captures unlikely gold medal. NY Post 24 - US News
US men’s curling team captures unlikely gold medal.
GANGNEUNG, South Korea — The American men have won the Olympic gold medal in curling in a decisive upset of Sweden. John...
Last US Sport News: Aaron Boone gets endorsement from the original ‘Gardy’. NY Post 24 - US News
Aaron Boone gets endorsement from the original ‘Gardy’.
TAMPA — This Grapefruit League opener, Friday afternoon at George M. Steinbrenner Field, presented a study in contrasts....
Last US Sport News: Chris Kreider’s return a reminder of what Rangers were missing. NY Post 24 - US News
Chris Kreider’s return a reminder of what Rangers were missing.
It didn’t take long for Chris Kreider to remind everyone what the Rangers have been missing. The integral winger returned...
Last US Sport News: St. John’s gets big contributions from this unsung hero. NY Post 24 - US News
St. John’s gets big contributions from this unsung hero.
It’s tough to turn your eyes away from Shamorie Ponds when St. John’s is attacking. You don’t know what he’s going...
Last US Sport News: Giants awarded an additional pick in this year’s NFL draft. NY Post 24 - US News
Giants awarded an additional pick in this year’s NFL draft.
The Giants were awarded a compensatory draft pick on Friday, gaining an additional fourth-round pick in April’s draft....