PULLMAN, Wash. | Malachi Flynn scored a career high 30 points and Washington State rallied late to defeat Colorado 73-69 on Thursday night to end a seven-game losing streak. The Cougars (10-16, 2-11 Pac-12) trailed for most of the second half, but Flynn proved to be clutch.
COLORADO SPRINGS | Sid Tomes drained six from distance to finish with 18 points as Air Force thwarted a late Colorado State rally for a 78-73 win in Mountain West Conference play on Tuesday night. The victory halted a three-game skid for Air Force (9-13, 3-7) and extended Colorado State’s losing streak to seven. The Falcons swept the season series for the first time since 2008.
CASPER, Wyo. | Former Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen has been invited to participate in the NFL Combine. Allen has been projected by some analysts to be the No. 1 selection in April’s NFL Draft.
All the top 2018 football prospects at St. Peter’s Prep in New Jersey took advantage of the new NCAA signing period and wrapped up their recruitments in December. Still, St. Peter’s coach Rich Hansen has been kept busy lately by college recruiters.
MOBILE, Ala. | Baker Mayfield and Josh Allen are getting plenty of looks from the pros this week. Mayfield, college football’s top player, and Allen, a potential No. 1 overall draft pick, are competing at the Senior Bowl’s North practices in front of NFL coaches, scouts and executives.
OMAHA, Neb. | JT Gibson hit a 3-pointer in the second overtime to give Omaha the lead and the Mavericks hit 6 of 6 free throws in the final 29 seconds to hold off Denver 86-80 on Thursday night.
NEW ORLEANS | Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield has been named the 2017 Manning Award winner after a season in which he passed for 4,627 yards and 43 touchdowns. Mayfield is the first Sooner and first former walk-on to win the Manning Award, which is given to the nation’s top college quarterback and is the only award to consider post-season performances in voting by a national media panel as well as Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning.
ATLANTA | Nick Saban wins one title and moves on to figuring out how to get the next. It’s part of his famed Process. But Saban’s sixth national title, and fifth in nine years, was different and not just because it put him in a tie with Alabama icon Bear Bryant for the most by any major college football coach. This time one quarterback, Jalen Hurts, led the Crimson Tide into the championship game and another, freshman Tua Tagovoila, directed a second-half comeback in Monday night’s 26-23 overtime win over Georgia.