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Western names Strickland as men’s associate head coach

Matt Strickland was named associate head coach of the Montana Western men’s basketball team on Friday.

Strickland was previously a women’s assistant at Gillette (Wyo.) College. He also has worked camps for Central Michigan University.

Strickland, from Los Angeles, Calif., played collegiately in Gillette from 2010-12. He still holds the single-season record for 3-point accuracy at 43 percent. He then transferred to Rocky Mountain, helping the Bears to back-to-back Frontier titles and a pair of NAIA National Tournaments.

Russell throws 3 TD passes as No. 21 Baylor blows out Rice

HOUSTON (AP) — Seth Russell threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns and No. 21 Baylor shrugged off a slow start to beat Rice 38-10 on Friday night.

Russell was 22 of 38 to help the Bears win their 19th straight regular-season nonconference game and improve to 3-0 for the sixth straight season, a program first.

KD Cannon caught nine passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns.

Rice (0-3) led 3-0 after the first quarter before JaMychal Hasty scored on a 16-yard run, and Cannon caught a 10-yard pass from Russell to put the Bears up 14-3 midway through the second quarter.

The Owls closed to 14-10 with 3 minutes left before halftime, but that would be as close as they would get.

Bills fire coordinator Greg Roman after 0-2 start

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman.

The team announced the move in an email released on Friday, a day after Buffalo fell to 0-2 following a 37-31 loss to the New York Jets.

Roman was in his second season as coordinator, and was hired by Rex Ryan when he took over the team in January 2015.

Running backs coach Anthony Lynn will take over as coordinator.

The Bills' offense is off to sputtering start. It managed just 160 yards — Buffalo's lowest total in a decade — in a season-opening 13-7 loss at Baltimore on Sunday. The Bills had 307 yards offense against the Jets, but managed just 16 first downs.

Buffalo's running attack has particularly struggled a year after leading the NFL with 2,432 yards rushing.

No. 1 pick Jared Goff will be Rams' backup QB on Sunday

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — No. 1 overall draft pick Jared Goff will be the Los Angeles Rams' backup quarterback in their home opener Sunday against Seattle.

Coach Jeff Fisher made the announcement Friday after the Rams' final practice of the week.

Goff wasn't in uniform for the Rams' 28-0 loss at San Francisco in their season opener Monday. Sean Mannion served as the backup to Case Keenum, who went 17 for 35 for 130 yards with two interceptions.

Keenum is still the starter, but Fisher said the team is confident Goff would be ready to play if needed.

Goff went 22 for 49 with two touchdown passes and two interceptions in the preseason with the Rams, who had the NFL's worst offense last season.


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