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A BYU fans sits among the cardboard fan cutouts during an NCAA college football game against North Alabama, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, Pool)

Takeaways: Playing through pandemic predictably frustrating

Nov. 22, 2020 1:14 AM EST

The college football Saturday started with another game being postponed, the 18th of the week, and a dispute between Clemson and Florida State. Clemson wanted to play, even though it brought a player to Tallahassee who ended up testing positive on Friday night. Florida State medical officials said no, and the...

Auburn tight end John Samuel Shenker (47) is tackled by Tennessee defensive back Theo Jackson (26) after a reception during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

No. 23 Auburn overcame a slow start to beat Tennessee 30-17

Nov. 21, 2020 11:27 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Smoke Monday returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown and No. 23 Auburn overcame a slow start to beat Tennessee 30-17 on Saturday night. Auburn (5-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) fell behind 10-0 to Tennessee (2-5, 2-5) and dealt with injuries to star running back Tank Bigsby...

Auburn running back Tank Bigsby (4) carries the ball during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against LSU, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

No. 23 Auburn hosts Tennessee in Gus Malzahn's 100th game

Nov. 19, 2020 3:35 PM EST

Tennessee (2-4, 2-4 SEC) at No. 23 Auburn (4-2, 4-2), Saturday at 7 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Auburn by 11. Series record: Auburn leads 28-22-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Volunteers are trying to halt a four-game losing streak after a promising start to the season. The Tigers hope to build on a 48-11 thrashing of...

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2019, file photo, Tennessee head coach Jeremy Pruitt yells at the officials during an NCAA college football game against Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The SEC came into this season with a contingency plan to deal with coronavirus-related issues. “Obviously, we can’t predict the future,” Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said. “I believe we all knew when we started this, that there were no guarantees.” (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt, File)

No. 23 Auburn hosts Tennessee after three-week hiatus

Nov. 19, 2020 12:29 PM EST

The Auburn Tigers were coming off their best performance when last weekend’s game was shut down, and Tennessee suffered the same fate while desperately trying to snap out of a losing funk. The 23rd-ranked Tigers (4-2 Southeastern Conference) will retake the field Saturday night after a three-week hiatus...

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2020, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban leads his team to the field before an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this year, extending its record of consecutive seasons with at least one week on top of the rankings to 13. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson, File)

Kentucky at No. 1 Alabama highlight SEC schedule this week

Nov. 19, 2020 4:01 AM EST

Here are things to watch in Week 9 in the Southeastern Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK Kentucky at No. 1 Alabama. If COVID-19 issues hadn't postponed Ole Miss at No. 5 Texas A&M, that would've been the pick for this slot just as it was for CBS. But the SEC's lone undefeated team hosting Kentucky is now in the...

FILE - In this March 11, 2020, file photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey announces that fans will not be allowed in the arena to watch NCAA college basketball games in the SEC tournament in Nashville, Tenn. The SEC came into this college football season with a contingency plan to deal with coronavirus-related issues. While those plans have been severely tested as the pandemic has wreaked havoc, Southeastern Conference officials continue adapting to navigate setbacks in their pursuit of a league title and possible national championship. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

SEC adapting to help league crown champion during pandemic

Nov. 18, 2020 12:53 PM EST

Commissioner Greg Sankey and the Southeastern Conference have their finish line in sight: The league championship game is set for Dec. 19 in Atlanta. The division champs might not be the only SEC teams playing that day. The SEC came into this season with a contingency plan to deal with coronavirus-related...

Fans attending the NCAA college football game between Northern Illinois and Buffalo on Wednesday night, Nov. 4, 2020, in DeKalb, Ill., follow guidelines about mask-wearing and social distancing. (Mark Busch/Daily Chronicle via AP)

The Latest: Bengals assistant won't attend Pittsburgh game

Nov. 13, 2020 4:32 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Cincinnati Bengals receivers coach Bob Bicknell won’t attend the game at Pittsburgh because of COVID-19 reasons. Assistant receivers coach Troy Walters will fill Bicknell’s role Sunday. The decision on Bicknell...

Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano (2) is tackled by Arkansas defenders during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Struggling Volunteers working to fix 3rd quarter breakdowns

Nov. 9, 2020 6:01 PM EST

The Tennessee Volunteers have been able to take leads into halftime. Unfortunately, when they come out of the locker room for the third quarter, that’s when the horror show starts. The Vols (2-4) have lost four straight in part because they’ve been outscored 61-7 in the third quarter. They wound up...

Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano (2) is tackled by Arkansas defenders Isaiah Nichols, left, and Greg Brooks Jr. during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)

Franks, Arkansas have big 3rd quarter, beat Tennessee 24-13

Nov. 7, 2020 11:56 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Feleipe Franks threw three touchdown passes in the second half to lead Arkansas in a 24-13, come-from-behind win against Tennessee on Saturday night. The Razorbacks (3-3, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) trailed 13-0 at halftime before scoring on four straight drives in the third...

Arkansas quarterback Feleipe Franks (13) rushes for a first down against Texas A&M during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in College Station, Texas. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)

Arkansas, Tennessee look to recover from tough losses

Nov. 5, 2020 4:05 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas coach Sam Pittman developed a friendship with Tennessee assistant Jim Chaney well before they landed on SEC coaching staffs. It will get put on hold when Arkansas (2-3) hosts the Volunteers (2-3) on Saturday. “I talk to Jim once a week, but I have not spoken with...