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No. 17 Cincinnati stays unbeaten in AAC, routs UConn 48-3

Nov. 9, 2019 8:14 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A couple of close calls against overmatched opponents got Cincinnati's attention. The 17th-ranked Bearcats made sure the lowliest team in the American Athletic wouldn't stick around very long. Desmond Ridder threw for a pair of touchdowns and Michael Warren II ran for two more during a...

No. 23 SMU bounces back by outscoring East Carolina 59-51

Nov. 9, 2019 5:35 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — If there was any concern about a letdown coming off a first loss that changed the course of the season for No. 23 SMU, it disappeared in another wild, high-scoring game. Shane Buechele threw five touchdown passes, Xavier Jones broke one of Eric Dickerson's school records and the Mustangs...

Rainey FG, 4th-down stop lift Tulsa over UCF 34-31

Nov. 9, 2019 1:00 AM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Jacob Rainey kicked a 23-yard game-winning field goal late in the fourth quarter and Tulsa rallied past UCF, knocking off the two-time defending American Athletic Conference champs 34-31 Friday night. The win was Tulsa's first in conference play. The Golden Hurricanes (3-7, 1-5) stopped...

No. 17 Cincinnati wants to avoid another close call vs UConn

Nov. 8, 2019 4:07 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bearcats trailed by a dozen points in the fourth quarter on the road against an overmatched opponent, a predicament that felt rather familiar. The No. 17 Bearcats pulled another one out, rallying for a 46-43 victory at East Carolina. And they came away thinking this must...

No. 21 Boise State returns home to host upstart Wyoming

Nov. 8, 2019 12:13 PM EST

It's been nearly a month since No. 21 Boise State had a chance to play on its home field. A lot has changed during those weekends away, most notably the Broncos no longer control their path to a New Year's Six bowl game as they return home to host Wyoming on Saturday night. Boise State's loss to BYU on Oct. 19...

No. 23 SMU has to avoid hangover against ECU after 1st loss

Nov. 8, 2019 2:42 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — SMU's chance for its first unbeaten season since the Pony Express days got lost near Graceland and not far from Beale Street. The road for the No. 23 Mustangs in trying to represent the Group of Five in the Cotton Bowl only 25 miles from their campus got much more crowded. They will need some...

Defense, Gardner, Blue star in Temple's 17-7 victory

Nov. 7, 2019 11:44 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Sam Franklin scooped up a fumble and returned it 39 yards for Temple's second touchdown and the Owls went on to a 17-7 victory over South Florida on Thursday night. Christian Braswell punched the ball out of the grasp of receiver Terrence Horne and Franklin grabbed it and raced down the...

No. 23 SMU looks to bounce back against East Carolina

Nov. 7, 2019 3:49 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — East Carolina (3-6, 0-5 AAC) at No. 23 SMU (8-1, 4-1), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (ESPNU). Line: SMU by 21. Series record: East Carolina leads 4-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE? SMU looks to bounce back from its first loss of the season, and stay in contention for the American Athletic Conference West...

No. 17 Cincinnati wants to avoid another scare vs UConn

Nov. 7, 2019 3:44 PM EST

UConn (2-7, 0-5 AAC) at No. 17 Cincinnati (7-1, 4-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (CBS). Line: Cincinnati by 35. Series record: Cincinnati leads 12-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Bearcats survived another close call against an overmatched team last week, rallying from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat East...

Southern California hires Mike Bohn as athletic director

Nov. 7, 2019 3:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California hired Mike Bohn as its new athletic director on Thursday, breaking from tradition to turn over the program to a veteran collegiate sports administrator with no ties to the school. USC President Carol Folt announced the hiring nearly two months after Lynn Swann...