College Football

FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence drops back to pass with blocking help from Gage Cervenka (59) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia Southern in Clemson, S.C. The Tigers remain committed to playing both incumbent starter Kelly Bryant and highly rated freshman Trevor Lawrence as they head into Saturday's Atlantic Coast Conference opener against struggling Georgia Tech. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
September 24, 2018 - 1:44 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Freshman Trevor Lawrence is the new starting quarterback for third-ranked Clemson, replacing senior Kelly Bryant. — for now. The move doesn't mean Bryant is being benched, or won't regain the starting spot. Though Clemson coach Dabo Swinney isn't saying much about the change...
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Michigan's Ambry Thomas (1) recovers a fumble by Nebraska Tyjon Lindsey (1) on a punt return after Jake McCurry (43) made the tackle in the first half of an NCAA football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 24, 2018 - 11:14 am
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — First-year coach Scott Frost warned last week things could get worse for winless Nebraska before they get better. Anyone who watched 14th-ranked Michigan's 56-10 throttling of the Cornhuskers on Saturday would be hard-pressed to imagine how things could get worse than they are...
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban reacts to a call during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
September 23, 2018 - 1:15 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban had one last request before leaving the podium following the latest lopsided win: Go negative. Please. The top-ranked Crimson Tide's master motivator would like a little bad press to help keep his team grounded. It's been that kind of start for...
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Kentucky running back Benny Snell Jr. (26) is hoisted in celebration following his touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)
September 23, 2018 - 1:06 pm
After a season-high seven ranked teams lost, the back half of the AP college football poll got a makeover. Five teams entered the Top 25 on Sunday, including No. 17 Kentucky for the first time since 2007. At the top it was mostly status quo, with Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and Ohio State staying Nos...
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Oregon's Justin Herbert drops back to pass against Stanford during the third quarter an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
September 23, 2018 - 12:55 am
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Stanford quarterback K.J. Costello watched as his overtime pass tumble in midair for an agonizing moment after it was tipped by tight end Colby Parkinson. "I saw the ball go in the air, held my breath, and then for Colby to come down with it was pretty awesome," said Costello,...
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Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) throws in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Army in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
September 22, 2018 - 11:16 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's College Football Playoff hopes were dangerously close to becoming bleak less than a month into the season. Kyler Murray threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb in overtime, and Parnell Motley intercepted Kelvin Hopkins' fourth-down pass to help the fifth-ranked...
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Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) makes a catch against Georgia Tech defensive back Tariq Carpenter (29) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
September 22, 2018 - 8:49 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — With plenty of family and friends cheering him on, Trevor Lawrence certainly played like a starting quarterback. Now, the Clemson Tigers have to decide if it's time to push the talented freshman to the top of the depth chart. Lawrence claimed a leading role in Clemson's quarterback...
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Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer greets players during their warm before an NCAA college football game against Tulane Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Meyer is returning to his coaching duties after a three-game suspension. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
September 22, 2018 - 7:52 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State gift-wrapped a blowout for Urban Meyer in his return to the sideline, making sure the coach didn't have to get too stressed or too mad at anybody and didn't have to make any monumental decisions. The No. 4 Buckeyes played like, well, like they played while Meyer was...
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) throws a touchdown pass against Texas A&M during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
September 22, 2018 - 7:44 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa heaved his first pass to a diving DeVonta Smith in the end zone for a touchdown. The 30-yarder wasn't a reprisal of their winning connection in the national championship game, but it did set the stage for No. 1 Alabama's 45-23 victory over No. 22 Texas A&M...
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