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Colorado State Marshall match wits in New Mexico Bowl

New Mexico Bowl opponents Colorado State and Marshall followed similar trajectories on the way to Saturday's matchup at Dreamstyle Stadium in Albuquerque. Marshall (7-5) opened the season 6-1 before a 1-4 slide to close the campaign. Likewise, Colorado State (7-5) opened 6-2, but went 1-3 down the stretch with losses of three points at Wyoming on Nov. 4, and a 59-52 overtime defeat against Boise State on Nov. 11 in which the Broncos rallied from a two-touchdown deficit in 1:41.

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Old foes Middle Tennessee Arkansas State meet in bowl

The last time Middle Tennessee State played Arkansas State was five years ago when they were both in the Sun Belt and Auburn coach Gus Malzahn was involved. The former rivals meet again in the Camellia Bowl on Saturday at Montgomery, Ala. Middle Tennessee State (6-6) is now in Conference USA while Arkansas State (7-4) remains a Sun Belt power.

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Washington puts three on IR including Jordan Reed

Washington decided to put an end to the weekly question about Jordan Reed‘s health. The oft-injured tight end was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, along with running back Byron Marshall, and linebacker Chris Carter. Reed was limited to just 27 catches for 211 yards this season, as he dealt with a toe injury early and a hamstring problem late. His absence has been a big factor for a slumping offense this season, for a team that underperformed. To fill the roster spots, Washington promoted running back Kapri Bibbs, linebackers Otha Peters, and Pete Robertson from the practice squad, and added running back Dare Ogunbowale, linebacker Alex McCalister, and safety Orion Stewart to the practice squad.

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Jeremy Smith’s dad says RB son transferring from Louisville

A lost 2017 season for Jeremy Smith has morphed into a departure for the player. The father of the running back confirmed to the Louisville Courier Journal Monday night that his son has been granted a release from his Louisville scholarship. A school official subsequently confirmed Smith’s departure as well. The senior will be leaving the football program as a graduate of the university, giving him the ability to use his final season of eligibility immediately in 2018. Smith came to the Cardinals from the junior college ranks as a member of their 2015 recruiting class.  After rushing for 270 yards his first year, he ran for 382 (on 57 carries) in 2016.  That latter season, his eight rushing touchdowns

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Mike Leach says he cut WR Tavares Martin before he asked for his release

Washington State will be without its top two receivers, Tavares Martin Jr. (above) and Isaiah Johnson-Mack in its bowl game. Things have been a bit tumultuous at Washington State over the last two weeks. The team’s two leading receivers, Isaiah Johnson-Mack and Tavares Martin Jr., are parting ways with the program under different circumstances.

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