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Mounting Miscues: KU offense shutout in road loss to Iowa State | KUsports.com
“It’s just not good enough,” KU head coach David Beaty said of the clumsy offense. “I could sit here and quantify it if I wanted to but at the end of the day it’s not going to matter. We’ve got to be able to move the football offensively to create scoring. It’s a conference that you’ve got to put the football in the end zone. We knew it was going to be an issue today in terms of scoring against this team.”

Notebook: Khalil Herbert sits with injury; punting unit struggles in 45-0 loss | KUsports.com
Not that any KU player or coach used the absence of sophomore running back Khalil Herbert or sophomore center Mesa Ribordy as an excuse — nor that their presence would’ve turned a 45-0 shutout loss into a win — but it’s safe to say the Jayhawks missed their presence and abilities.

No offense: Jayhawks thumped against Iowa State, 45-0 | KUsports.com
Combine the offense’s woes with a number of breakdowns on special teams, and the Jayhawks wasted their strongest defensive outing of the season in a 45-0 loss to Iowa State on Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium in front of 55,593 fans. It was the first time they were shutout since Nov. 21, 2015.

New KU hoops point guard Devon Dotson unselfish to the core | KUsports.com
“Before I end this, I want to talk about one of my fellow athletes here at Providence Day, Nathan Kocmond,” Dotson wrote. “He plays football here and you may have heard that he’s missing. I just want to help to get the word out so we can find him. If anyone has any information about him please call our school (704) 887-6000 or contact his family. Thanks for your help with that!”

KU Jayhawks-Iowa State Cyclones game recap, score | The Kansas City Star
“That doesn’t just all fall on Meach (KU offensive coordinator Doug Meacham). That falls on me as well,” Beaty said. “As an offensive coordinator, it’s not all his fault. I’ve got to be able to give him things that I think are going to be able to kick-start us. I didn’t do that either. This one’s squarely on David Beaty.”

Vick, Jayhawks geared for MU exhibition | The Kansas City Star
“I heard there’s a lot of history behind it. I heard the games are rough. There’s a lot of rivalry there, so I feel like it will be an exciting game,” Vick said, flashing a wide smile while discussing an upcoming KU-MU exhibition game to benefit hurricane relief set for 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 22, at the Sprint Center.

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Former NFL defensive lineman Greg Hardy to make MMA debut in November - CBSSports.com
The 29-year-old Hardy played a total of six seasons in the NFL, but he saw his once-promising football career come to an end after he was convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend in 2014. He was the subject of much controversy after the Dallas Cowboys signed him in 2015 despite the allegations of domestic violence, and Hardy didn't do himself any favors with the unapologetic way he carried himself. He didn't get another contract after that season.

Jerry Jones' comments about protests fostering frustration in Cowboys locker room - CBSSports.com
Cowboys players have become frustrated and, in some cases, angry, with owner Jerry Jones for his remarks in the past week about protests during the national anthem, taking an issue that had not been particularly charged in that locker room to one that is now at the forefront, according to player and union sources.

Tomorrow's Top 25 Today: Ohio State, Miami benefit as four top-10 teams fall - CBSSports.com
Weeks like this reinforce the fluidity of college football rankings. The new polls will come out Sunday, dictating the reaction to three of the top 10 teams taking road losses in Week 7. Voters will drop those teams in their ballots, but there's no expectation that Clemson or Washington State will fall out of the rankings after losing on Friday night. There's no way to take them out of the picture when both teams are still in the College Football Playoff hunt.

Pete Prisco's NFL Week 6 Picks: Panthers over Eagles, Chiefs remain perfect - CBSSports.com
Then we have the Green Bay Packers at the Minnesota Vikings, the Pittsburgh Steelers at the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs and two shocking big games: Rams at Jaguars and Patriots at Jets.

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