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Utah, Oklahoma, Baylor need LSU to win SEC championship game

Dec. 5, 2019 3:47 PM EST

LSU will have plenty of fans on the campuses of Oklahoma, Baylor and perhaps Utah this week. If No. 4 Georgia (No. 4 CFP) upsets the top-ranked Tigers (No. 2 CFP) in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday in Atlanta, both are expected to make the four-team College Football Playoff field. That...

Utah seeks Pac-12 title, playoff berth vs. Oregon

Dec. 5, 2019 2:28 PM EST

No. 5 Utah (11-1, 8-1 Pac-12, No. 5 CFP) vs. No. 13 Oregon (10-2, 8-1, No. 13) in Santa Clara, California, Friday at 8 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Utah by 6 1/2. Series record: Oregon leads 22-10. WHAT'S AT STAKE? A win would give the Utes their first Pac-12 championship since joining the conference in 2011 and a...

Playoff spot on line for No. 5 Utah in Pac-12 title game

Dec. 5, 2019 11:57 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Pac-12 championship game has largely been an afterthought for the rest of the country the past two seasons with the conference mostly out of contention when it comes to the all-important College Football Playoff. That will be far from the case this year when there will be...

USC retains coach Clay Helton despite fan dissatisfaction

Dec. 4, 2019 6:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has decided to retain Clay Helton, extending the head coach’s improbable 4 ½-year tenure atop the West Coast’s winningest college football program. New athletic director Mike Bohn announced the decision four days after the No. 24 Trojans (8-4, 7-2...

Ohio St, LSU, Clemson, UGA in CFP position; Utah, OU next

Dec. 3, 2019 8:45 PM EST

Ohio State will go into championship weekend as the top team in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings, followed by LSU, Clemson and Georgia. Utah, Oklahoma and Baylor are on deck, and that could turn out to be the great debate by Saturday night. Utah was fifth, Oklahoma sixth and...

LSU’s Brady, Ohio State’s Hafley finalists for top assistant

Dec. 2, 2019 4:10 PM EST

LSU quarterback coach Joe Brady and Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Jeff Hafley, both in their first seasons at their respective schools, are among the five finalists for the Broyles Award, which goes to the nation’s top assistant coach. Baylor defensive coordinator Phil Snow, Georgia defensive...

Kuithe's 3 TDs lifts No. 6 Utah past Colorado 45-15

Dec. 1, 2019 12:19 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — After Utah’s lone stumble this season — a 30-23 loss at Southern California in September — quarterback Tyler Huntley called a players-only meeting. Huntley is known for his short answers with media and he didn’t need to long to get his message across that...

Utah looking to clinch Pac-12 South title against Colorado

Nov. 29, 2019 7:11 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah enters its regular-season finale against Colorado on the cusp of claiming a spot in the Pac-12 title game and with its hopes of making the College Football Playoff still alive. The sixth-ranked Utes (10-1, 7-1 Pac-12) just need a victory over the Buffaloes (5-6, 3-5) on Saturday...

Utah can clinch Pac-12 South division with win vs. Colorado

Nov. 28, 2019 3:07 AM EST

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: Colorado at No. 6 Utah. The Utes are the Pac-12’s lone hope to make the College Football Playoff after Oregon lost to Arizona State last weekend. Utah will have plenty of motivation on Senior Day, but the Buffaloes will...

No. 6 Utah can clinch second Pac-12 South title vs Colorado

Nov. 27, 2019 5:27 PM EST

Colorado (5-6, 3-5 Pac-12) at No. 6 Utah (10-1, 7-1, No. 6 CFP), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Utah by 29. Series record: Colorado leads 32-30-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Utah will clinch a second straight Pac-12 South title and advance to the Pac-12 Championship game against Oregon with a victory....