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WACO, Texas -- Undefeated Baylor still faces a long, tough road -- both on and off the field. the eighth-ranked Bears (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) are still without a loss halfway through their season under acting head coach Jim Grobe, they have the toughest part of their schedule left to play.Away from the games, the university has multiple issues still simmering in the aftermath of claims the school mishandled sexual assault cases for years. The school faces four civil lawsuits and is now under a federal investigation after a complaint filed by the Patty Crawford, the schools Title IX director who recently resigned.Candidly, theres been some really good days, and theres been some hard days, said Mack Rhoades, who took over as the schools new athletic director in mid-August.Before the Bears last game, about 20 Baylor coaches and staff members almost simultaneously tweeted (hash)truthdontlie -- a hashtag previously used for former coach Art Briles -- along with a story by KWTX-TV in Waco in which Grobe contradicted a university-issued statement about his role in the dismissal of a junior college transfer.While acknowledging some obstacles and hurdles for the program, Rhoades said Grobe and his assistants are focused on the players.Theyre focused in and locked in about coaching our kids, about coaching our 107 student-athletes and making sure theyre in the best position to be successful on the field, Rhoades said. But heres what I think is even more important, theyve also done a great job of making sure our kids are doing the right things off the field as well.All the Baylor assistants, including Briles son and son-in-law, were retained by Grobe after the two-time Big 12 champion head coach lost his job in May following the release of a 13-page report that stemmed from an independent review.Baylor is the only FBS team to be 6-0 for the fourth consecutive season.Were happy to be where we are right now, but I think going forward, its going to put a little more pressure on our guys, Grobe said. The lions share of the schedule now is in front of us.The only opponent Baylor has played that has a winning record was Oklahoma State, and the Cowboys had two drives in the fourth quarter end inside the 5 in a 35-24 loss in Waco. The other five teams the Bears have played so far have a combined 7-28 record, while their remaining six opponents are a combined 25-16.We have to stay focused and relentless, said Seth Russell, 14-0 as the Bears starting quarterback .Its going to be different, just because of the situation were in, heat coming on us, different things coming up, said linebacker Raaquan Davis, who had 15 solo tackles against Kansas. Everybodys got to go out and practice, everybodys got to do the right thing, everybodys got to stay on each other and be our brothers keeper, and play well.Some other things for Baylor halfway through the season:WELL RESTEDBaylor had open dates before and after its 49-7 win over Kansas on Oct. 15. To us, it just shows everybody on the team that were dangerous, cornerback Ryan Reid said. We have a bye week -- again. We get to rest -- again. So everybody else should be should be worried about Baylor -- again. So were ready.LINE SURPRISEEven with four first-time starters on the offensive line, Baylor has allowed only four sacks and is the Big 12s top rushing team (283 yards per game). Really, really like our progress on the offensive line, Grobe said.RECORD RUSHERShock Linwood this season became Baylors career leader in rushing yards (3,962) and touchdowns (36).ROAD TRIPSThe Bears play only two of their last six games (TCU and Kansas State) in their campus stadium. They play at Texas next Saturday, and still have trips to Oklahoma and West Virginia, along with their annual game in the Dallas Cowboys NFL stadium against Texas Tech.FOURTH AND NONEBaylor is the only FBS team that that hasnt allowed a point in the fourth quarter. The Bears have outscored their opponents 45-0 in the fourth quarter, including a 17-point comeback to win 45-42 at Iowa State on a game-ending field goal.--AP College football website: .C. -- Rodney Hood connected from all over the court while freshman Jabari Parker was busy swatting shots and scoring in transition. . Down by seven with 90 seconds left in regulation, thats where they looked comfortable. . The Vancouver coach and an announced sellout crowd of 18,910 watched in dismay as the Canucks lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders on Monday night by squandering a 3-0 lead in the third period. ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Soon after coach Matt Rhule received the obligatory drenching on the sideline, confetti rained down on the Temple football team and the players jumped with excitement during a celebration that was nearly five decades in the making.For the first time since 1967, the Owls are league champions.Phillip Walker threw two touchdown passes, Temples defense stuffed Navys running game and the Owls claimed their first American Athletic Conference title with a 34-10 victory Saturday.After Temple (10-3) scored touchdowns on its first three possessions, protecting the 21-0 lead became substantially easier when No. 20 Navy (9-3, No. 19 CFP) lost standout quarterback Will Worth to a second-quarter ankle injury.Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said Worth is done for the season, along with running backs Toneo Gulley and Darryl Bonner, both of whom left with first-half injuries.Although the defeat took Navy out of the running for the Cotton Bowl, the Midshipmen are expected to play in the Armed Forces Bowl after facing Army next Saturday.The Owls extended their winning streak to seven and earned their first league title since finishing atop the Middle American Conference some 49 seasons ago.If it means one thing, it means a promise has been fulfilled, said Rhule, who vowed to build a winner at Temple despite going 2-10 in 2013, his first season. The true thing for me about this is just to have these players to be able to call themselves champions. When you win this conference, youve done something special.Temple lost to Houston in last years AAC Championship game. This time, the Owls dominated from the outset.It showed we have a really good team that is capable of doing a lot of good things, said Walker, who went 16 for 25 for 199 yards.Not only did Temple open with TD drives of 75, 59 and 70 yards, but the defense quashed a Navy attack that was averaging 61 points over its previous three games.They just played better. It wasnt a magic wand, Niumatalolo said. They just hit us in the mouth and we hadnt been hit in the mouth for a long time. Normally, we hit other people in the mouth. To Temples credit, they hit us in the mouth. We were dazed the whole game. Its like they hit us with an overhand right.The Midshipmen had scored on 34 of 38 drives -- including 33 touchdowns -- before being denied on their first three possessions by Temple. Worth waas injured at the end of the third drive and did not return. That spelled doom for an offense that produced more than 500 yards in each of its last three games. Navy finished with 306 yards, 168 on the ground.Backup quarterback Zach Abey went 7 for 13 for 104 yards and two interceptions.I missed some reads, wish I had some plays back, he said.The result was the end of Navys 15-game home winning streak.Middle linebacker Jarred Alwan led the Owls defense with 13 tackles, and Sean Chandler contributed eight tackles and forced a fumble.Temple took the suspense out of the game with an early show of offensive firepower. After Walker completed a 13-yard pass for Keith Kirkwood on fourth-and-7 from the Navy 28, Jahad Thomas ran for a 15-yard score.A 22-yard touchdown pass to Ventell Bryant made it 14-0, and Walker followed a Navy turnover with a perfectly thrown long pass that Kirkwood caught in stride for a 56-yard score.The injury to Worth occurred on Navys next possession.WHAT ABOUT US?Rhule believes the Owls should be considered for a major bowl, even though unbeaten Western Michigan is positioned to be the highest-ranked team from the Group of Five conferences when the committee releases its final rankings Sunday.Weve beaten two Top 25 teams this year, he said. We should be a ranked team. We had three losses early.So...Im not saying anything negative about anyone else, Rhule stressed, but we should be playing on the New Years Day Six bowl.THE TAKEAWAYTemple: The Owls played exceptionally well in proving to be a worthy conference champion. Even before the injuries to Navys backfield, Temples defense successfully tackled the challenge of slowing down Navys formidable offense.Navy: The Midshipmen had it all going for them: Momentum on offense, home-field advantage and the incentive of playing in the Cotton Bowl. But Navy wasnt sharp enough to put a dent in a Temple defense that had allowed a total of 10 points in its previous three games.UP NEXTTemple: The Owls expect to learn their bowl destination on Sunday.Navy: The annual Army-Navy game will be held in Baltimore on Saturday. The Midshipmen will be looking for their 15th straight win in the series.---More AP college football: Wholesale NFL Jerseys Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys From China Cheap Nike Basketball Jerseys Wholesale Hockey Jerseys China Nike Baseball Jerseys Cheap College Jerseys China Cheap Football Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Canada Wholesale NHL Jerseys Canada Wholesale Nike MLB Jerseys CanadaCheap NBA Jerseys Authentic Canada Stitched Soccer Jerseys Canada Cheap Jerseys Canada NFL ' ' '

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