NASCAR race: Atlanta Sprint Cup winner results schedule

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The NASCAR race tonight saw some Sprint Cup drivers scrambling to secure their first win on the schedule so they can sneak into the Chase for the Cup, other drivers willing to take chances knowing they’re headed for the Chase even if they wrecked out tonight, and still other drivers knowing they need a certain amount of points to eke their way into the Cup – and one driver just glad to be back on the track. In the end, the winner came down to the wire.

Heading into tonight’s NASCAR race at Atlanta, Jeff Gordon was atop the Sprint Cup leaderboard, having stretched that lead to twenty-seven points thanks to a win last week. But Dale Earnhardt Jr was still hanging around in second place after having spent most of the season climbing to that position. Brad Keselowski was in third place, 69 points back, while Joey Logano was in fourth place, 84 points off the lead. But at this point in the season, wins count for more in the results column than points heading into the Chase for the Cup.

Kevin Harvick led much of tonight’s race, but finished in nineteenth place. Kasey Kahne appeared to have had the win in hand, but a late caution triggered by Kyle Busch and an unfortunate pit sequence shook up the field on what would have been the final lap, seemingly handing the victory to Matt Kenseth instead. But by the time the smoke cleared, Kasey Kahne was indeed the winner. Tony Stewart exited the race early due to a wreck. Danica Patrick had a strong finish in sixth place. The next race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup schedule is the Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Speedway on Saturday night September 6th.

SMU vs Baylor football game tonight: score winner schedule

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Number ten ranked Baylor kicked off its 2014 college football schedule tonight against SMU, giving the term “Sunday Night Football” a different meaning entirely. The Baylor Bears are looking to contend for a national championship this year after having gone 11-2 in the Big 12 conference last season. The Southern Methodist University Mustangs are hoping to improve upon a 5-7 record in the American Conference. Tonight’s game couldn’t have been much more one-sided, with a shutout final score – but it may have come at a cost.

Baylor starting quarterback Bryce Petty was on his way to having a career game, going 13 of 23 for 161 and two touchdown scores before leaving the game with an injury. But while that potentially opened the door for Southern Methodist to make a comeback, that door was slammed shut by Baylor’s defense. SMU never did manage to score a point during the course of the game, even in the garbage time of the fourth quarter, by which time Baylor was playing its third string quarterback. Perhaps most glaring: SMU had a total of minus-35 yards rushing on the night, while Baylor had 261.

In the end Baylor was the winner over SMU by a final score of 45-0, meaning the Bears will climb to at least a number nine ranking this week. The next game on the Baylor schedule is at home against Northwestern State on Saturday night, while the next game on the Southern Methodist schedule is at North Texas on Saturday afternoon.

Tennessee Vols vs Utah State game tonight: score winner schedule

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Tennessee and Utah State opened their college football schedule tonight with a game against each other on a night that’s usually reserved for NFL games. The Tennessee Volunteers are looking to bounce back from a down season in which they had a 5-7 overall record and did poorly in their SEC conference east division. The Utah State Aggies don’t have the same national profile as the Vols, but they went 9-5 last season including 4-1 in their Mountain West division. In the end the final score was a lopsided one.

Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley had a career night in going 27 of 38 for 273 and three touchdown scores, as the Vols steadily built a lead throughout the first half, resulting in a score of 17-0 at halftime. Still, the game wasn’t out of each for Utah State. However, Aggies quarterback Chuckie Keeton threw two interceptions which hindered any chance of a comeback. By the time Utah State found its way onto the scoreboard with a Keeton touchdown pass in the fourth quarter, the game was already out of hand.

In the end Tennessee was the winner over Utah State by a final score of 38-7 in what may be a signal that the Vols are finally ready to turn their program around after a few seasons of turmoil. The next game on the Tennessee schedule is at home against Arkansas State on Saturday afternoon, September 6th, while the next game on the Utah State schedule is at home against Idaho state on Saturday night.

Oregon Ducks South Dakota game tonight: score TV channel schedule time

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Number three ranked Oregon kicks off its college football season tonight in a game against South Dakota, which it hopes to use as a tuneup before entering its Pac-12 Conference schedule in the hopes of contending for a national championship. The Oregon Ducks went 11-2 last season and are hoping to knock FSU off its perch in the upcoming playoff system. The South Dakota Coyotes went 4-8 overall last season and had a losing record in the MVFC football conference. Tonight’s game airs on a TV channel not all viewers will be able to access, and has a late start time for east coast viewers.

Home field advantage goes to Oregon tonight, with the game taking place at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon, which holds 53,000 fans. But if the South Dakota team has one thing in its favor, it’s that they only have to travel two states over in order to get to the game, avoiding the potential jet lag of a cross country road game. Still, if the game is so much as competitive, it would be considered a shock within the college football world.

Tonight’s Oregon vs South Dakota college football game has a start time schedule of 10:30pm eastern time, 7:30pm pacific time, and airs on TV channel Pac-12 Network. DirecTV viewers are shut out from watching the game, but Dish Network audiences can find the game on channel number 409 or 406. Update: Marcus Mariota got off to a hot start at quarterback for the Oregon Ducks, going 8 of 11 for 182 yards and two touchdown scores in the first half, giving Oregon a 28-6 lead over South Dakota with five minutes left in the half.

FSU Florida State Seminoles vs OSU game tonight: score winner schedule

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Florida State began its title defense with an opening game on the schedule tonight against Oklahoma State. The FSU Seminoles entered the season ranked number one nationally and still have the services of Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, along with a game winning streak which has reached double digits. But the OSU Cowboys went 10-3 last season and are looking to make some noise in the Big 12 Conference this year. Tonight’s game was surprisingly competitive, with a final score that ended up being closer than most football fans would have predicted.

FSU went undefeated last season, winning all of its ACC games and narrowly defeating Auburn for the national championship. The Noles seem well positioned to repeat this year, but pressure is mounting on Winston to produce as a sophomore on an even higher level than he did as a freshman. That became evident early as he threw two first half interceptions leading to a halftime score in which FSU was only up by a score of 17-10. That lead fluctuated between three and seven points throughout most of the second half.

But in the end the Florida State Seminoles were the winner by a final score of 37-31 thanks to a touchdown pass from Winston to Rashad Greene with just under four minutes left in the game, though OSU did score a touchdown with two minutes left. The next game on the FSU schedule is at home against the Citadel, while the next game on the schedule for Oklahoma State is at home against Missouri State, both on Saturday September 6th.

NASCAR Nationwide race tonight: Atlanta winner results schedule

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The NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule headed to the Atlanta Motor Speedway tonight for the Great Clips 300 to Benefit Feed The Children, the latest night race on the Nationwide circuit. Sprint Cup driver Kyle Bush double dipped and won the Nationwide race last weekend, but Chase Elliott was able to remain atop the points standings by virtue of finishing higher than Regan Smith. However tonight’s Nationwide winner game from the Sprint Cup circuit.

Heading into tonight’s NASCAR race in Atlanta, the Nationwide Series points standings were still topped by Chase Elliott, while Regan Smith, who led for much of the 2014 season, was thirteen points behind in second place. Ty Dillon was in third place, thirty points back, while former Sprint Cup driver Elliott Sadler was forty-two points behind and Brian Scott rounded out the top five at fifty-one points back.

Tonight’s NASCAR Nationwide race tonight at Atlanta was won by Kevin Harvick. The next race on the Nationwide Series schedule is the Virginia529 College Savings 250 on Saturday night September 5th at Richmond International Speedway.

Washington vs Hawaii game tonight TV channel schedule start time

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Washington faces off with Hawaii tonight in the opening game on the 2014 college football schedule for both teams. The Washington Huskies are currently ranked number twenty-five in the nation and is looking to improve upon its 9-4 record last season while competing in the North division of the Pac-12 Conference. The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors can’t do much worse than they did last season when they went 1-11 and lost all of their Mountain West conference games. Tonight’s game has a late start time and airs on a TV channel that most viewers have access to even though they may not have heard of it.

One thing going in the favor of Hawaii tonight is the fact that it has home field advantage, forcing Washington to fly all the way to Honolulu for the game at Aloha Stadium. But aside from the possibility of jet lag, tonight’s game should be a mere warmup for UW before heading into a tough Pac-12 schedule where it shares a division with #3 Oregon and #11 Stanford.

Tonight’s Washington vs Hawaii college football game has a start time schedule of 10:30pm eastern time, 7:30pm pacific time, 5:30pm local Honolulu time, and airs on TV channel CBS Sports Network (not the network CBS channel). That’s 158 on Dish Network and 221 on DirecTV.

UFC 177 tonight: start time TV channel schedule fight card Sacramento

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UFC 177 tonight is the latest major mixed martial arts event, this time taking place in Sacramento, with a fight card packed with some of the biggest names in the UFC universe and a television schedule which features a combination of a free TV channel and a pay per view portion. Ultimate Fighting Championship is attempting to bounce back from having had to cancel UFC 176 for a variety of issues.

The UFC 177 MMA undercard features several prelim fights tonight including Lorenz Larkin vs Derek Brunson, Scott Jorgensen vs Henry Cejudo, Ruan Potts vs Anthony Hamilton, and Yancy Medeiros vs Justin Edwards. But the real fun begins with the main fight card including Tony Ferguson vs Danny Castillo, T.J. Dillashaw vs Joe Soto, Bethe Correia vs Shayna Baszler, Ramsey Nijem vs Diego Ferreira, and Yancy Medeiros vs Damon “The Leech” Jackson.

Tonight’s UFC 177 in Sacramento has a start time schedule of 8:00pm eastern time on TV channel FS1 (Fox Sports 1) which is available for free on most cable and satellite providers, before moving to pay per view for the main fight card.

LSU vs Wisconsin college football game tonight TV schedule time

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LSU takes on Wisconsin tonight in its opening game on the college football schedule, with the two closely ranked teams both looking to climb into the top ten with a win. The number thirteen LSU Tigers are one of five ranked teams in the west division of the SEC conference, and are looking to improve upon their 10-3 overall record last season. The fourteenth ranked Wisconsin Badgers went 9-4 last season and are the highest ranked team in the west division of the Big Ten conference. Tonight’s game has a late start time for east coasters and airs on a national TV channel.

So does LSU or Wisconsin have the home field advantage? Turns out neither team quite does, as the game will be played at NRG Stadium, normally the home of the Houston Texans. It’s not quite a neutral site, however, as LSU Tigers fans will only have to travel a few hours across a single state line to get to the game, while Wisconsin Badgers fans will have to journey from a thousand miles away.

Tonight’s LSU vs Wisconsin college football game has a start time schedule of 9:00pm eastern time, 8:00pm central time, and airs on TV channel ESPN, also airing live on the Watch ESPN website.

UCLA Bruins vs Virginia game today TV channel start time schedule

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UCLA and Virginia face each other today in the opening college football game on the schedule for both teams. UCLA is ranked number seven nationally and is the highest ranked team in its Pac-12 Conference, where it shares a division with the likes of USC and ASU. Virginia is looking to improve upon its 2-10 record from last season which kept it out of contention in the ACC. Today’s game has an early start time and airs on a national TV channel.

Despite the UCLA Bruins being the dominant team on paper, the Virginia Cavaliers do have one thing on its side today: home field advantage. The game will be played at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. As UCLA will be traveling all the way across the country from Los Angeles, it’s not clear how many road fans they’ll have, which could create a decidedly partisan environment for the home team.

Today’s UCLA vs Virginia college football game has a start time schedule of noon eastern time and airs on TV channel ESPN nationwide.