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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Florida State head football coach Mike Norvell speaks at n during an NCAA college football press conference in Tallahassee, Fla. Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach the Seminoles in-person this week as they prepare for Miami. He released a statement Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 saying he tested positive Friday. His wife and daughter tested negative Saturday morning, he said. (AP Photo/Phil Sears,  File)

FSU coach Norvell tests positive for virus before Miami

Sep. 19, 2020 9:47 PM EDT

Florida State coach Mike Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach the Seminoles in-person this week as they prepare for Miami. Norvell released a statement Saturday saying he tested positive a day earlier but is feeling fine. He said his wife and daughter tested negative Saturday. Florida State...

Gabriel throws 4 TD passes, No. 14 UCF beats Ga Tech 49-21

Sep. 19, 2020 9:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dillon Gabriel made sure Central Florida didn't let another game slip away on the road. The sophomore threw for a career-best 417 yards and four touchdowns, leading the No. 14 Knights to a 49-21 victory over Georgia Tech in their season opener Saturday. It was a rewarding performance for...

Tulane wide receiver Duece Watts (2) can't make the catch against Navy cornerback Michael McMorris (5) during the first half of an during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in New Orleans. (Scott Threlkeld/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate)

Navy stages school-record comeback, stuns Tulane 27-24

Sep. 19, 2020 8:18 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cameron Kinley's interception near his own goal line kept Navy's 24-point hole from getting deeper and set the stage for previously benched quarterback Dalen Morris to win back his job by helping the Midshipmen stage a historic rally. Jamale Carothers rushed for 125 yards, Bijan Nichols...

Book, No. 7 Notre Dame run by USF 52-0 to extend home streak

Sep. 19, 2020 7:46 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book just needed to stick to the routine against South Florida. Notre Dame quarterback ran for three first-half touchdowns as the seventh-ranked Fighting Irish rolled to their 20th straight home victory 52-0 over the Bulls on Saturday. “I don't need to make any super-hero...

Tulsa defender Deven Lamp (58) chases Oklahoma State wide receiver Dillon Stoner (17) out of bounds in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Stillwater, Okla. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

Hubbard scores, No. 11 Oklahoma State survives Tulsa, 16-7

Sep. 19, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — True freshman quarterback Shane Illingworth made Oklahoma State's usually high-powered offense look normal for just long enough to help the 11th-ranked Cowboys avoid a huge upset. Oklahoma State stayed in it with defense, and Illingworth rallied the Cowboys to a 16-7 victory over...

Cincinnati tight end Josh Whyle, left, grabs a pass over Austin Peay defensive back Kam Ruffin during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cincinnati beat Austin Peay 55-20. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

No. 13 Cincinnati rolls past Austin Peay 55-20 in opener

Sep. 19, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — No. 13 Cincinnati had to wait a while to kick off its season. Once it got started, the Bearcats found their stride in a hurry. Gerrid Doaks scored four touchdowns, including a career-high three rushing TDs, and Cincinnati beat Austin Peay 55-20 on Saturday in the Bearcats' season opener....

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2019 file photo, Central Florida linebacker Eriq Gilyard rushes the Stanford line during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Orlando, Fla.  Georgia Tech hosts Central Florida on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Ga Tech missing top runner, defensive lineman vs No. 14 UCF

Sep. 19, 2020 4:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech did not have its leading runner and a top defensive player for Saturday's game against No. 14 Central Florida. Shortly before kickoff, the Yellow Jackets announced that running back Jordan Mason and defensive lineman Curtis Ryans were among six players unavailable for the game....

A bicyclist makes his way past Baylor University's McLane Stadium, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, in Waco, Texas.  Baylor’s season opener against Houston, scheduled less than a week ago, was one of two FBS NCAA college football games postponed Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, the day before before they were supposed play.  (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Baylor-Houston, FAU-Ga Southern postponed day before games

Sep. 18, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

Baylor's season opener against Houston, scheduled less than a week ago, was one of two Bowl Subdivision games postponed Friday — the day before before they were supposed to play. Florida Atlantic's opener against Georgia Southern was postponed earlier in the day, following the results of FAU's COVID-19...

FILE - Louisville quarterback Micale Cunningham (3) plays against Mississippi State in the Music City Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Last August, Micale Cunningham was recovering from a preseason knee injury that put him behind Jawon Pass on the depth chart. He returned to replace an injured Pass at midseason and didn't look back, passing for 2,065 yards and 22 TDs in 11 starts. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Week 3 Preview: ACC quarterback matchup tops light schedule

Sep. 18, 2020 5:28 PM EDT

The college football schedule is still looking light, with the Southeastern Conference a week away from starting and the Big 12 and Atlantic Coast Conference still just warming up. For the teams that are playing, it's a chance to jump onto the main stage when otherwise they might have been relegated to side...

FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) looks to fend off Texas defensive back Montrell Estell during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas. Oklahoma State plays Tulsa this week. The game was initially scheduled Sept. 12, but was postponed five days before that to allow the virus-affected Golden Hurricane more time to prepare for the season. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

One week later, Oklahoma State ready to take on Tulsa

Sep. 17, 2020 3:40 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — One week after its originally scheduled season opener was supposed to take place, No. 11 Oklahoma State will finally take the field this weekend. After Tulsa had several players test positive for COVID-19 earlier in camp, the Golden Hurricane had requested an extra week of...