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Syracuse's Dino Babers hopeful for a rebound

Nov. 11, 2019 5:52 PM EST

Just over a week after firing his defensive coordinator, not much has changed for Syracuse coach Dino Babers. The Orange are still on a four-game losing streak and in desperate need of some sort of turnaround. Coming off a bye week, Syracuse's 58-27 loss to visiting Boston College was still fresh. BC rolled to a...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Where should Alabama be ranked now?

Nov. 11, 2019 3:06 AM EST

Over the next four weeks there will be much debate about whether Alabama is one of the four best teams in college football. AP Top 25 voters weighed Sunday, a day after the Crimson Tide lost a 46-41 thriller to LSU, and the consensus was yes. Alabama was No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll...

No. 4 Clemson tops NC State 55-10, wins ACC division title

Nov. 10, 2019 12:42 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence said he and his Clemson teammates aren't focused on trying to make a point about their outside-looking-in position in the first College Football Playoff rankings. Maybe not, but the reigning national champion Tigers sure are playing with an overwhelming edge all the...

Book throws 4 TDs, No. 15 Notre Dame routs Duke 38-7

Nov. 9, 2019 11:52 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Ian Book trusted his legs to pick up chunks of yardage for No. 15 Notre Dame. The touchdowns came from his arm. Book rushed for a career-best 139 yards and threw four touchdown passes and the Fighting Irish routed Duke 38-7 on Saturday night. Book finished 18 of 32 for 181 yards...

Hendon Hooker, Hokies beat No. 22 Wake Forest 36-17

Nov. 9, 2019 8:54 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Bud Foster has been an assistant coach at Virginia Tech for 33 seasons, and before the Hokies' game against No. 22 Wake Forest, the athletic department honored the retiring defensive coordinator for his accomplishments and years of service. During the game, he showed why he deserved...

Williams (6 TDs) sets Miami mark, Canes top Louisville 52-27

Nov. 9, 2019 8:16 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Jarren Williams broke a record. Jimmy Murphy thought he broke the Turnover Chain. Senior Day was a smashing success at Miami. Williams set a school record with six touchdown passes, Dee Wiggins and Mike Harley catching two apiece, and Miami clinched bowl-eligibility with a 52-27...

Perkins, Taulapapa lead Virginia past Georgia Tech, 33-28

Nov. 9, 2019 5:20 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Bryce Perkins loves that new playmakers are emerging for Virginia, making their best playmaker — Perkins himself — even more effective. The senior quarterback threw for one touchdown and ran for another as the Cavaliers shut down Georgia Tech after halftime in a...

Florida State wins one for interim coach, beats BC 38-31

Nov. 9, 2019 4:53 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — D.J. Matthews caught a short pass, faked out three defenders on his way to the sideline and then dove for the end zone, taking off from the 6-yard line before clipping the pylon to give Florida State the go-ahead score. "It kind of reminded me of high school, doing the long jump," Matthews...

Interim coach, Florida St. aim to turn things around at BC

Nov. 8, 2019 3:20 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Six wins wasn't going to be good enough for Florida State. Boston College would take it. Less than a week after firing coach Willie Taggart because a 4-5 start left them in danger of missing a bowl game for the second straight year, the Seminoles visit Chestnut Hill to play Boston College....

Louisville visits Miami, both teams eyeing bowl eligibility

Nov. 8, 2019 12:20 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Louisville has never faced Miami linebackers Michael Pinckney and Shaquille Quarterman. The Cardinals' coach, however, remembers them well. Scott Satterfield was coaching at Appalachian State in 2016 when that school faced the Hurricanes, back when Pinckney and Quarterman were...