Army focused on finishing the drive to beat Power 5 foe

PHOTO: Army quarterback Tyhier Tyler. Visit my websites homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN Army fans can thank the Big Ten Network. Wisconsin fans hope the reason the Black Knights' followers are grateful Army-Wisconsin is on TV won't be duplicated. Two years ago, Army nearly pulled off a monumental upset at then No. 5-ranked Oklahoma. The Sooners needed overtime to win, 28-21. If not for the heroics of Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, Oklahoma likely loses in regulation. Trouble…

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Switzer says his wishbone isn’t outdated with players such as Ohio State dual-threat quarterback Justin Fields

By TOM SHANAHAN Ohio State entered 2020 as one of two schools out of 127 in the Football Bowl Subdivision with a chance to defeat Alabama’s national all-star team. Two was fewer than three other schools in the College Football Playoff. The other one with a chance was Clemson, but Alabama doesn’t have to worry about the Tigers after having won three of their five meetings in the first six years of the CFP. Ohio State took care…

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Myths behind 1970 USC-Alabama overlook Oklahoma and Greg Pruitt

PHOTO: Oklahoma's Greg Pruitt By TOM SHANAHAN Piece by piece, year by year, holes are punched in revisionist history that was created to hide Alabama coach Bear Bryant's silent voice on the issue of his times, segregation. Closer examination of Bryant's record allows a judgment as to whether the preeminent coach of the South was on the right side of history. He was not. After all, leaders in sports have long outpaced society. Many Bryant myths are based…

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