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Morning Radio Sportscast — December 19th
from Michelle Peyroux
December 19, 2016 - ListenUpYall.com

(LRN) — LSU running back Leonard Fournette's college football career is over. The junior, who has already said he intends to enter the 2017 NFL Draft, announced today that he would not play in the Citrus Bowl with the Tigers. He and head coach Ed Orgeron broke the news on Friday. Fournette says this decision is best for his future and he’s thankful for all of the support. Fournette said he plans to rest and rehab the ankle injury that has limited him to seven games this season. Fournette leaves LSU as the school's fourth leading rusher, with 3,755 career rushing yards. His 40 touchdowns are 3rd best in school history. During his sophomore season, Fournette set the school's season rushing record with 1,953 yards.

(LRN) — The Saints had very little trouble moving the ball or scoring points against one of the top defenses in the NFL on Sunday. Quarterback Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes as New Orleans won 48-41 to snap out of a two-game funk by the Black and Gold offense. Coach Sean Payton says it was a good win for the team. Brees had 389 yards passing on the day and it is the 21st time in his career that he’s thrown at least four touchdowns without any interceptions. 

(LRN) — The Ragin Cajuns football team finished the 2016 season with a 6-and-7 as a result of its 28-21 loss to Southern Miss in the R-and-L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. On two separate occasions, Louisiana faced two 14-point deficits, but still had a chance to win the game. Coach Mark Hudspeth says the game mirrored their season. It’s the second straight losing season for Hudspeth and the Cajuns.

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sebastian Janikowski kicked a 44-yard field goal with 2:40 left, his fourth of the game, and the Oakland Raiders beat the San Diego Chargers 19-16 in the Relocation Bowl between two teams contemplating franchise moves. The victory clinched Oakland's playoff berth for the first time since 2002.

DENVER (AP) — The New England Patriots will enjoy another year in which they have earned a first-round bye in the upcoming NFL playoffs. The Pats clinched their seventh straight bye by beating the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos 16-3 at Mile High yesterday.

CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Rodgers hit Jordy Nelson with a 60-yard pass to set up Mason Crosby's 32-yard field goal to give Green Bay a 30-27 win over the Bears as time expired in one of the coldest games ever played in Chicago. Temperature at game time was 11 degrees with a minus-4 degree wind chill as the Packers won their fourth straight game.

UNDATED (AP) — The Steelers can clinch another AFC North championship next Sunday at home when they face Baltimore. Both the Steelers and Ravens won yesterday to set up the big showdown in the Steel City.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired Gus Bradley, ending the least successful coaching tenure in NFL history. Bradley went 14-48 in four seasons in Jacksonville, with his .225 winning percentage the worst of any NFL coach with at least 60 games.



 
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