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Two of A Kind What will you think about on those long, cold winter nights without baseball? Max Scherzer has a moment to savor by the fire. Two, actually: At Citi Field in New York City last Saturday he pitched his second no-hitter of the season (page 28), striking out 17 Mets and allowing just a single base runner, who reached on a sixth-inning error. Scherzer is the sixth pitcher with two no-nos in a season, but that doesn't capture his dominance in those outings: He allowed just a single base runner, a hit batsman, in his first as well.
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Gator Crossing Ole Miss went into the Swamp last Saturday as the No. 3 team in the country, having won its last two trips to Florida's home turf and nine of its 15 games there overall. The Gators began the season unranked and just last week crept into the Top 25. So naturally—welcome to life in the SEC—Florida wiped out the Rebels 38--10, thanks to a defense that held Ole Miss to 69 rushing yards and forced four turnovers, including this interception by junior defensive back Vernon Hargreaves III (1).
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Pink Slipup Jaguars wideout Allen Robinson came within centimeters of making a catch that would have been beautiful for reasons far beyond his colorful gloves on Sunday. But the play—like the game—remained tantalizingly out of reach for Jacksonville in its visit to Indianapolis. The Jags outgained the Colts (431 yards to 326) and won the turnover battle (2--0), but rookie kicker Jason Myers missed a 53-yard try at the end of regulation and a 48-yarder in overtime. Indy's Adam Vinatieri converted his 27-yard attempt in OT for a 16--13 win.