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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — George Pickens caught 12 passes for 175 yards and a touchdown, and No. 5 Georgia defeated eighth-ranked Baylor 26-14 in the Sugar Bowl. Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer was knocked out of the game in the fourth quarter when the back of his head appeared to hit hard on the turf as he was taken down by two defenders along the sideline. Brewer was coming back from a concussion in the Big 12 title game on Dec. 7. Georgia's Jake Fromm passed for 250 yards and two TDs.
UNDATED (AP) — Kentucky's 2012 title team and Villanova's 2018 championship team are among the best of the decade in college basketball. Virginia in 2019, Duke in 2015 and North Carolina's 2017 title team also were voted the best of the 2010s. A panel of Associated Press poll voters picked the best teams of the decade.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has hired Tim Beck as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach to complete a revamp of Dave Doeren’s coaching staff after a four-win season. Beck had spent the past three seasons as offensive coordinator at Texas. He was demoted from coordinator to quarterbacks coach as part of a staff shakeup after the regular-season finale and before the Longhorns’ Alamo Bowl victory over Utah. Beck and Doeren coached together at Kansas in 2005. The Wolfpack staff changes include Kurt Roper taking over as running backs coach as well as the arrival of Brian Mitchell and Joe DeForest as defensive assistant coaches.
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