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Heisman 2020: 2 quarterbacks from Georgia and Georgia's QB

Dec. 15, 2019 10:30 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The 2020 Heisman Trophy race will start with a couple of clear front-runners and plenty of room for other stars to emerge, the way LSU's Joe Burrow did this year. Six contenders for 2020, ranked from most likely to least. Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State The only Heisman finalist likely to be...

Familiar face missing as playoff coaches gather in Atlanta

Dec. 12, 2019 8:59 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A familiar face was missing as the coaches gathered Thursday at the College Football Hall of Fame to discuss the upcoming playoff. So was a guy who was supposed to be there. For the first time since the playoff started in 2014, Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide won't be a part of it....

Heisman Trophy candidates: Burrow, Fields, Hurts, Young

Dec. 11, 2019 12:41 PM EST

A capsule look at the four Heisman Trophy finalists: JOE BURROW YEAR/POSITION/SCHOOL: Senior, QB, LSU BIO: His feel-good story is well-known by now. He grew up hoping to play for Nebraska, like his father and two brothers, but the Cornhuskers never showed interest. So he started his career at Ohio State, which...

Clemson RB Etienne, LB Simmons lead AP All-ACC teams

Dec. 10, 2019 12:51 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Third-ranked Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams and individual awards released Tuesday. The five-time ACC champions swept the top offensive and defensive player of the year awards and placed 12 players on the two teams as determined by...

Ohio State's Chase Young wins Nagurski Award

Dec. 9, 2019 10:11 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Ohio State defensive end Chase Young won the Bronko Nagurski Award given to the nation's top college defensive player on Monday night. Young was the nation's most dominant player on defense this season, recording 16 1/2 sacks and forcing six fumbles in 10 games for the Buckeyes. His...

USF hires longtime Clemson assistant Scott as head coach

Dec. 9, 2019 5:33 PM EST

South Florida has hired Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott to become the Bulls' next head coach. The school announced the move Monday. Scott is expected to remain on staff with No. 3 Clemson throughout its College Football Playoff run. The 38-year-old Scott is a Florida native and the son of former...

12 of 26 first-year coaches are taking their teams to bowls

Dec. 8, 2019 8:35 PM EST

Twelve of the 26 first-year coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision are taking their teams to bowls. Ohio State’s Ryan Day is among six first-year coaches at bowl-bound Power Five schools. His unbeaten Buckeyes are the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff and will play Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl....

North Carolina faces Temple in Military Bowl     

Dec. 8, 2019 7:00 PM EST

North Carolina (6-6, Atlantic Coast Conference) vs Temple (8-4, American Athletic Conference), Dec. 27, 12 p.m. ET LOCATION: Annapolis, Maryland TOP PLAYERS North Carolina: QB Sam Howell was named the ACC’s rookie of the year after passing for 3,347 yards and a school single-season record 35 touchdowns. ...

The Latest: Toledo left out of bowl berths despite 6-6 mark

Dec. 8, 2019 6:54 PM EST

6:30 p.m. Toledo is not headed to a bowl despite going 6-6 this season. With 79 teams bowl eligible and 78 slots available, there was going to be a team left out. The Rockets lost their final three games of the regular season and will have their streak of nine straight winning seasons snapped. The last time...

Playoff showdowns: LSU vs. Oklahoma; Ohio State vs. Clemson

Dec. 8, 2019 5:24 PM EST

Defending national champions. Undefeated and owners of a 28-game winning streak, longest in the nation. The Clemson Tigers are one heck of a No. 3 seed. Clemson will play second-seeded Ohio State in prime time Dec. 28 in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, looking to...