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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson (3) throws the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game againstr Eastern Michigan, in Lexington, Ky. Terry Wilson has waited for football's return even longer than most of his Southeastern Conference brethren. No. 23 Kentucky's quarterback will take the field again Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at No. 8 Auburn, returning from a knee injury that cost him almost all of last season. His Tigers' counterpart in the SEC's opening weekend is Bo Nix, coming off a strong freshman season.(AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)

No. 8 Auburn hosts No. 23 Kentucky on opening SEC weekend

Sep. 24, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

No. 23 Kentucky at No. 8 Auburn, Saturday at noon EDT (ESPN). Line: Auburn by 7 1/2. Series record: Auburn leads 26-6-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Both teams have little margin for error if they're going to contend in their respective divisions, especially in a season where games could be postponed or canceled....

Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi talks wit Damarri Mathis during the second half of the team's NCAA college football game against Austin Peay, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Defense ahead of the offense early in ACC season

Sep. 23, 2020 2:04 PM EDT

Defense seems to have the early edge in the Atlantic Coast Conference after the start of this pandemic-affected college football season. There are 11 ACC teams among the top 40 in defense nationally, and that’s with Virginia and Virginia Tech sidelined so far due to COVID-19 postponements. Still, the ACC...

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney talks with players after a defensive stop against Wake Forest during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

No. 1 Clemson, Swinney worried about COVID during bye week

Sep. 21, 2020 7:12 PM EDT

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has few worries about his football team on the field. Off it? That's another story. Swinney is concerned that the top-ranked Tigers' bye week — especially with players getting Friday and Saturday off — could result in the team having more contact with people and increase...

Appalachian State players celebrate an interception by safety E.J. Jackson during an NCAA college football game against Marshall Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Huntington, W.Va. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

AP Top 25: No. 12 Miami rises; Marshall jumps into rankings

Sep. 20, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

A week before Big Ten teams become eligible again for The Associated Press college football poll, No. 25 Marshall is ranked for the first time since 2014 and Miami jumped to No. 12 after a conference road victory. Clemson remained a nearly unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25 on Sunday after another light week in...

POLL ALERT: Miami jumps to No. 12, No. 25 Marshall joins Top 25 after beating App State; No. 1 Clemson, top 7 unchanged

Sep. 20, 2020 2:08 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Miami jumps to No. 12, No. 25 Marshall joins Top 25 after beating App State; No. 1 Clemson, top 7 unchanged.

Lawrence, No. 1 Clemson overwhelm The Citadel 49-0

Sep. 19, 2020 8:59 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence threw nine passes Saturday. Three of them went for touchdowns. It was that kind of day for No. 1 Clemson. Lawrence and star running back Travis Etienne got plenty of rest as the top-ranked Tigers rolled to a 49-0 victory over The Citadel. Lawrence was 8 for 9 for 168...

FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2019, file photo, Jeff Hafley speaks at a news conference where he was introduced as the new NCAA college football head coach at Boston College in Boston. Hafley makes his Eagles debut Saturday when Boston College visits Duke.
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Hafley makes debut as Boston College travels to Duke

Sep. 17, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

New Boston College coach Jeff Hafley had to wait an extra week in the schedule to make his debut with the Eagles while most of the Atlantic Coast Conference got to play opening games. “Looking back,” Hafley said, “I was kind of jealous that those guys all got to play and that we...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence scores against Wake Forest during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

No. 1 Clemson opens home season against The Citadel

Sep. 17, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

The Citadel (0-1) at No. 1 Clemson (1-0), Saturday at 4 p.m. ET (ACC Network). Line: Clemson by 44 1/2. Series record: Clemson leads 32-5-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Clemson is looking to stay perfect early in the remade, coronavirus impacted season. The Tigers will also look to stay healthy in their lone...

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney talks with players after a defensive stop against Wake Forest during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Citadel embraces shot at No. 1 Clemson in revamped schedule

Sep. 17, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

Citadel coach Brent Thompson wasn't sure his team would ever get the chance to play this season, let alone take on the nation's top-ranked team. But he said the school stayed patient as the coronavirus pandemic altered the college football landscape and was ready to strike when the opportunity came to play at...

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney celebrates with the defense after a Wake Forest turnover in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

No. 1 Clemson building depth with highly touted newcomers

Sep. 15, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

Like college coaches around the nation, Clemson's Dabo Swinney is always looking to build on his team's depth. That wasn't hard to do in the top-ranked Tigers opener as several highly-regarded freshmen played early and often in a win against Wake Forest. Defensive linemen Bryan Bresee and Myles Murphy combined...