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Trubisky lost a fumble on a sack, although the Packers might have gotten away with a face-mask penalty that went uncalled.

He had a touchdown on a 17-yard return of a fumble recovery, then had a touchdown on a 28-yard return of a fumble recovery on the Vikings’ next offensive play.

The Wildcats’ 29-20 loss in East Lansing — a game closer than its margin since the Spartans recovered a fumble in the end zone on the final play — serves as a routine reminder of the inconsistencies of most college football teams.

The score was tied at 7 when the Tigers’ Cole Mashburn recovered the fumble at the Memphis 46-yard line.

A forced fumble of Burrow by rookie defensive end Chase Young shut down one Cincinnati scoring attempt, in the second quarter, and the costly misses of Cincinnati’s kicker, Randy Bullock, spared other scores.

The Bengals’ lead was only 9-7 at the break, thanks to a pair of missed field goals and a missed extra point by Bullock and Young’s touchdown-saving forced fumble at the goal line.

Still undefeated after outlasting Central Florida 36-33, although things got a little harrowing after a fumble in the closing seconds gave the Knights at least a glimmer of hope they probably shouldn’t have had.

Murray committed a costly mistake early in the game by losing a fumble that Miami returned for a score and a 7-0 lead.

The Bears also haven’t lost a fumble on offense all season, which reflects a bit of luck.

On defense, the Bears have forced four fumbles and recovered three, while on offense, they’ve recovered all six of their own fumbles.

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