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Back-to-back shutouts for Alabama…Clemson, Notre Dame still perfect…Raptors keep home streak alive

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) – Top-ranked Alabama scored touchdowns on its first two drives and allowed just 169 total yards in a 24-0 victory against No. 18 Mississippi State. Josh Jacobs caught a touchdown pass and ran for 97 yards and a TD on 20 carries in the Crimson Tide’s second consecutive shutout win. Alabama’s defense recorded five sacks and limited the Bulldogs to 44 yards on 30 carries.

BOSTON (AP) – Second-ranked Clemson posted a 27-7 victory at Boston College as Trevor Lawrence threw for a TD and ran for another. Lawrence accounted for 295 yards on 29 of 40 passing, while the Tigers limited the Eagles to nine first downs and 113 total yards. The 10-0 Tigers wrapped up a fourth straight trip to the ACC title game as division champions and kept rolling toward another trip to the College Football Playoff.

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Brandon Wimbush threw three-first half touchdown passes and third-ranked Notre Dame moved to 10-0 with a 42-13 pounding of Florida State. Dexter Williams had a career-high 202 yards rushing amid 27-degree temperature, the third-coldest game at Notre Dame Stadium since 1980. Williams had TD runs of 58 and 32 yards as Notre Dame outgained the Seminoles, 495-322.

TORONTO (AP) – Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kihm) scored a career-high 23 points and the Raptors improved to 7-0 in Toronto by whipping the New York Knicks, 128-112. Jonas Valanciunas (YOH’-nuhs val-an-CHOO’-nihs) had 19 points and 10 rebounds to help Nick Nurse become the first NBA coach in 14 years to win 12 of his first 13 games. OG Anunoby (an-uh-NOH’-bee) scored 16 points for the league’s top team.

UNDATED (AP) – A person with knowledge of the situation says Jimmy Butler is being traded by Minnesota to the Philadelphia 76ers in a package that will send Dario Saric and Robert Covington to the Timberwolves. The trade will give Philadelphia a star trio, with Butler joining Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’) and Ben Simmons. Butler told the Timberwolves in September he wanted to be traded, and it took weeks for the team to find a deal it would accept.

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