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AP Top 25 Podcast: Tua’s legacy and Alabama’s CFP hopes

Nov. 22, 2019 4:47 AM EST

Tua Tagovailoa changed Alabama football and became a star before he was even a starter. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, ESPN playoff reporter Heather Dinich joins AP’s Ralph Russo to discuss Tagovailoa’s legacy and Alabama’s present without him. Can the Tide still make the...

No. 20 Boise State dealing with injuries to top 2 QBs

Nov. 22, 2019 4:02 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Boise State is moving closer to yet another Mountain West Conference championship game appearance. This time, the 20th-ranked Broncos have to do it with uncertainty at quarterback. Starter Hank Bachmeier and backup Chase Cord were sidelined with injuries in Boise State's 42-9 win over...

No. 6 Oregon faces Arizona State with CFP hopes intact

Nov. 22, 2019 3:58 AM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Oregon took care of one goal, clinching the Pac-12 North with a blowout win against Arizona last week. Facing another team from the desert in Arizona State, the sixth-ranked Ducks can ill-afford a slipup. At No. 6 in the latest standings, Oregon is still in the mix for a College...

No. 13 Baylor faces Texas with chance for Big 12 title spot

Nov. 22, 2019 3:55 AM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Sam Tecklenburg is the only player who has started every game for No. 13 Baylor the past three seasons, a stretch when the Bears have gone from 11 losses to a winning record with a bowl victory and now on the verge of making the Big 12 championship game. Baylor (9-1, 6-1 Big 12) now has...

Hopkins has 2 TDs, Texans beat Colts 20-17 to top AFC South

Nov. 22, 2019 2:49 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Determined to bounce back from an embarrassing loss, the Houston Texans used big performances from Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins and solid defense to beat the Indianapolis Colts and move into first place in the AFC South. Watson threw two touchdown passes to Hopkins and finished with...

Colts struggle in pass game in 20-17 loss to Texans

Nov. 22, 2019 1:46 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Jacoby Brissett and the Indianapolis Colts couldn't get their passing game going on Thursday night against the Houston Texans, and it cost them a win and the top spot in the AFC South. Brissett managed just 129 yards passing as the Texans (7-4) got a 20-17 victory to move into first place in...

Georgia Tech stops NC State’s late comeback for 28-26 win

Nov. 22, 2019 1:14 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Only five days after being removed from Georgia Tech’s low point of the season, James Graham showed his dual-threat potential as the new leader of a revamped offense. Graham threw three touchdown passes, including two to Ahmarean Brown, and Georgia Tech stopped a potential tying...

Oklahoma tight end Calcaterra retires from football

Nov. 21, 2019 11:57 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma tight end Grant Calcaterra has retired from football because of concussions. He made the announcement in a video on social media Thursday, and a school spokesman confirmed the decision. An All-Big 12 selection last season, Calcaterra finished his career with 41 catches for 637...

Reports: Oklahoma State QB Sanders out for season

Nov. 21, 2019 11:20 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders will miss the rest of the season after having thumb surgery this week. ESPN, The Oklahoman and The Sports Animal reported the news on Thursday. Oklahoma State did not immediately confirm the report when contacted by The Associated Press....

McGowen, Stephen F. Austin beat Northwestern St. 32-20

Nov. 21, 2019 11:14 PM EST

NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) — Josh McGowen ran 158 yards and a score on 22 carries, Xavier Gipson had seven receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown, and Stephen F. Austin beat Northwestern State 32-20 in the season finale for both teams on Thursday night. Thomas Hutchings added 75 yards rushing, including a...