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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Derrick Washington ran for 95 yards and a touchdown and threw a 57-yard pass on a halfback option to help Tuskegee beat Alabama State 27-25 Thursday in the Turkey Day Classic, spoiling the Hornets' first game at New ASU Stadium. Washington also had three catches for 32 yards for the Southern Intercollegiate champion Tigers.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama-Auburn rivalry has a storied history that isn't sprinkled with many big upsets. If the Tigers were to somehow beat the Crimson Tide on Saturday, it might be the biggest of all. They're 31.5-point underdogs and haven't won a Southeastern Conference game. Alabama is three wins away from a second straight national title.

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — Receiver Julio Jones was limited in his return to practice Thursday for the Atlanta Falcons. Three defensive starters were held out — linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, cornerback Asante Samuel and nose tackle Peria Jerry. A sore right ankle has bothered Jones since the Falcons' loss at New Orleans two weeks ago.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Georges-Hunt had 11 points and nine rebounds to lead Georgia Tech to a 54-36 victory over Rice on Thursday night in an opening-round game of the DirecTV Classic. Georgia Tech opened the second half with a 13-3 run, including a 12-footer and a 3-pointer by Brandon Reed 32 seconds apart.

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