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Brady breaks passing yards mark…Buckeyes climb, Bulldogs in top 4…Kingsbury fired, Helton staying

NEW YORK (AP) – New England’s Tom Brady has become the NFL’s career leader in total yards passing in both regular-season and playoff games. The Patriots quarterback entered yesterday’s game against the New York Jets needing 147 yards to pass Peyton Manning’s mark of 79,279. He accomplished the feat with a 16-yard pass to Josh Gordon early in the second quarter.

UNDATED (AP) – Ohio State’s 62-39 rout of Michigan pushed the Buckeyes up four spots and dropped the Wolverines four places in the newest Associated Press college football poll. The Buckeyes climbed to sixth, behind Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Georgia and Oklahoma. The Wolverines slipped to eighth, one spot behind unbeaten UCF. No. 9 Texas and Washington round out the top 10.  Iowa State moved up one spot to 24th this week.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) – Kliff Kingsbury has been fired at Texas Tech after the former record-setting Red Raiders quarterback had a losing overall record in his six seasons as their head coach. Tech finished on a five-game losing streak following a 5-2 start this year. Kingsbury finished with a 35-40 overall record, a .467 winning percentage that is better than only two of the other 14 Texas Tech coaches in the program’s history.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Clay Helton will remain Southern California’s head coach despite the Trojans’ first losing season since 2000. USC athletic director Lynn Swann made the announcement yesterday, one day after the Trojans finished 5-7 with a loss to Notre Dame. Helton is 32-17 in his first head coaching job. His Trojans won the Rose Bowl two seasons ago to cap a nine-game winning streak, and they won the Pac-12 title last season.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) – Villanova has come away with the AdvoCare Invitational championship just a week after the defending national champions fell from the AP men’s basketball poll. Collin Gillespie had 17 points, including a pair of late free throws with 11.2 seconds left to push the Wildcats past No. 14 Florida State, 66-60. Eric Paschall had 15 points and Phil Booth chipped in 12 for Villanova, who slid out of the poll with last week’s home losses to Michigan and Furman.

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