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Blurred football pictures

I have a Canon Rebel XT EOS with a Canon zoom 75-300mm lens and have taken great baseball pictures with the auto sports action setting on the camera but all my football pics turn out blurry in the action. is it the night time lighting? What can I do to correct this? I am no expert photographer, just hobby. It has been very frustrating because the season is half over and I have not gotten anything with very good quality as far as no blurry shots. please help!

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Low light means the shutter stays open longer to capture the image.   Try changing exposure settings.

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