College Football

Utah quarterback Jason Shelley (15) fumbles as he is tackled by Northwestern defensive lineman Joe Gaziano (97) as he runs during the second half of the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in San Diego. The fumble was picked up by Northwestern and returned for an 86-yard touchdown. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
December 31, 2018 - 11:16 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A cold, hard rain in normally warm, dry San Diego made the Northwestern Wildcats feel right at home, especially as they enjoyed a downpour of Utah turnovers in the Holiday Bowl. In a dizzying nine-minute stretch of the third quarter, the Wildcats turned three turnovers into 21...
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Texas A&M running back Trayveon Williams rushes downfield against North Carolina State during the first half of the Gator Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (James Gilbert/The Florida Times-Union via AP)
December 31, 2018 - 10:09 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trayveon Williams ran for 236 yards and three touchdowns, smashing a 30-year-old school record and carrying No. 21 Texas A&M to a 52-13 victory against North Carolina State in the Gator Bowl on Monday night. The Aggies (No. 19 CFP) ended 2018 with a four-game winning...
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Cincinnati quarterback Hayden Moore, center, is tackled by a group of Virginia Tech defenders as he rushes the ball in the first half of the Military Bowl NCAA college football game, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
December 31, 2018 - 3:18 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Michael Warren ran for a career-high 166 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:29 left in a soggy Military Bowl to carry Cincinnati past Virginia Tech 35-31 Monday, ending the Hokies' run of 25 consecutive winning seasons. A tight game that featured more than 900...
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FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2016, file photo, Miami defensive coordinator Manny Diaz, left, gives instructions to players during drills at the NCAA college football team's practice in Coral Gables, Fla. Diaz has agreed to a 5-year deal as Miami's football coach, to replace Mark Richt, who retired Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. Diaz was leaving Miami to become coach at Temple. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
December 30, 2018 - 11:31 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Manny Diaz woke up Sunday morning as the coach at Temple. And then the phone rang. What happened over the next 12 hours or so represented perhaps the most whirlwind day of his career, and certainly one of the wildest days in the history of Miami football. Mark Richt...
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Notre Dame players stand in the end zone singing in the direction of their fans after their 30-3 loss to Clemson in the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. Clemson won 30-3. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
December 30, 2018 - 2:50 pm
Television ratings for the College Football Playoff on ESPN dropped from last season, dragged down by lopsided games and not being played on New Year's Day. ESPN says Alabama's 45-34 victory against Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl on Saturday night drew a 10.4 overnight rating, peaking at 11.8 early in...
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Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray (1) walks off the field after his helmet came off on a play, during the second half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Alabama, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 30, 2018 - 8:29 am
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Kyler Murray had it all working: pinpoint throws, speedy feet and unflappable resolve all the way to the finish. If this was his football finale, it was a gem. Murray threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for an additional 109 and another touchdown, led Oklahoma...
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Clemson defensive end Austin Bryant (7) holds up the trophy as the team celebrates their 30-3 win against Notre Dame in the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff football game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. Clemson won 30-3. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
December 30, 2018 - 8:15 am
Alabama and Clemson, again. The top-ranked Crimson Tide and No. 2 Tigers both had double-digit victories in their semifinal games Saturday, setting up what has quickly become an annual postseason meeting. They will meet in the College Football Playoff for the fourth consecutive year, the third time...
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is throws confetti in the air after winning the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Alabama defeated Oklahoma 45-34. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
December 29, 2018 - 11:55 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — This season's Alabama juggernaut has yet to be stopped, and Oklahoma's shaky defense sure wasn't going to get in the way. Maybe Clemson can. Tua Tagovailoa threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns and No. 1-ranked Alabama beat No. 4 Oklahoma 45-34 on Saturday night in the...
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Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) looks to pass, during the first half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Oklahoma, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 29, 2018 - 10:52 pm
The Latest on the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Cotton and Orange Bowls (all times EST): 11:50 p.m. Tua Tagovailoa completed 24 of 27 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns, and top-ranked Alabama defeated fourth-ranked Oklahoma 45-34 in the Orange Bowl on Saturday night to earn a...
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Clemson wide receiver Justyn Ross (8), defensive lineman Christian Wilkins (42) and wide receiver Hunter Renfrow (13) celebrates touchdown scored by Ross in the first half of the NCAA Cotton Bowl semi-final playoff football game against Notre Dame on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)
December 29, 2018 - 6:50 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Trevor Lawrence threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns and No. 2 Clemson beat No. 3 Notre Dame 30-3 on Saturday in the Cotton Bowl to reach the College Football Playoff championship game for the third time in four seasons. The Tigers (14-0) will play either No. 1 Alabama...
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