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Riley gets first look at USC as Trojans try to keep focus

Nov. 30, 2021 23:07 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California is playing for two coaches this week. There is Lincoln Riley, the splashy new hire tasked with restoring the Trojans atop their historic perch at the pinnacle of West Coast college football, and Donte Williams, the interim coach...

AD: Notre Dame won't rush search to replace Brian Kelly

Nov. 30, 2021 15:38 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said Tuesday he won’t be rushed into finding a replacement for coach Brian Kelly even if the Fighting Irish manage to secure a College Football Playoff berth this weekend. “Every search process has...

Hall is catalyst for Iowa State's 48-14 romp over TCU

Nov. 26, 2021 20:44 PM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Breece Hall rushed for 242 yards and scored four touchdowns Friday night in what maybe his final game at Jack Trice Stadium, propelling Iowa State to 48-14 win over Texas Christian and setting an NCAA FBS record for consecutive games with a rushing touchdown. ...

Hall may be playing final Iowa St. home game when TCU visits

Nov. 25, 2021 03:16 AM EST

If Friday's game against TCU is Breece Hall's last at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames Iowa, well, it's been quite a run. The Iowa State junior ranks among the top running back prospects for the 2022 NFL draft and really has nothing left to prove at the college level. ...

AP Top 25 Podcast: Who will fill all these coaching jobs?

Nov. 24, 2021 12:53 PM EST

Florida has been added to the lengthy list of schools looking for a head coach that already includes LSU and USC. On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bruce Feldman from Fox joins the AP's Ralph Russo to discuss who is going to fill all these jobs. ...

Smith LB to RB to lead Big 12 quintet of 1,000-yard rushers

Nov. 23, 2021 17:45 PM EST

Abram Smith was tackling Big 12 running backs at the end of last season as a starting linebacker for Baylor. He is now bruising defenders as the league's leading rusher. Breece Hall has rushed for a touchdown in 23 consecutive games for Iowa State,...

Texas Tech's 62-yard FG on final play beats Iowa State 41-38

Nov. 13, 2021 22:48 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Jonathan Garibay was trying kicks beyond midfield before Texas Tech's game against Iowa State, but told coaches his range wasn't quite that far. They sent him out for one from the other side of the 50 anyway. ...

Coaching chatter overshadows Iowa State's trip to Texas Tech

Nov. 11, 2021 12:58 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Iowa State's Matt Campbell is getting asked about other jobs in the Big 12, and interim coach Sonny Cumbie is finishing the season for Texas Tech with that opening now filled by somebody else. It might be easy to forget the Cyclones still have a...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Surprise contenders Wake, MSU upset

Nov. 06, 2021 23:48 PM EDT

When the first College Football Playoff rankings come out, it is tempting to play What if? What if this team wins out? What if that team remains unbeaten? What would the CFP field look like then? It's a fun game, but usually the teams that most...

Texas heads to Iowa St looking to avoid 4-game losing streak

Nov. 04, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

Iowa State's win over Texas last year was one in a line of hard-earned pelts collected during the Cyclones' dream season and helped pave the way to their first appearance in the Big 12 championship game. For the Longhorns, the loss helped seal the fate of coach Tom...