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West Virginia defensive lineman Dante Stills (55) and Oklahoma State quarterback Shane Illingworth (16) watch as Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard (30) tries to catch a bad snap during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Stillwater, Okla. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

Hubbard, No. 17 Cowboys look to get on track at Kansas

Oct. 1, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — One of the best running backs in the nation found himself standing on the Oklahoma State sideline after fumbling on two straight second-half possession, even though the Cowboys were in the middle of a scrap with salty West Virginia. Think that lit a fire under Chuba Hubbard? The...

Baylor head coach Dave Aranda reacts as the defense stopped Kansas on fourth down in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

Ebner dominates in Aranda debut as Baylor tops Kansas 47-14

Sep. 27, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Trestan Ebner left little doubt he was more than ready for Baylor’s opener after two games were called off because of COVID-19 concerns. Dave Aranda was a little more coy about the anticipation of his first game as a head coach, which Ebner made sure was a winner. The versatile...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2020 file photo, Baylor's new head football coach Dave Aranda addresses the media during an NCAA college football news conference in Waco, Texas.   Aranda will make his delayed debut as Baylor's coach in a quickly arranged and unexpected reunion of old Southwest Conference rivals. Baylor and Houston open this pandemic-altered season Saturday, Sept. 19,  with their first meeting since the SWC’s final season in 1995.  (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File)

Dave Aranda set for long-awaited Baylor debut against Kansas

Sep. 24, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Dave Aranda's off-and-on wait for his debut as Baylor coach may finally be over. To say nothing of what his players have been through with the COVID-19-related cancellations of two non-conference games, forcing the Big 12 opener against Kansas on Saturday to be the first game of any kind...

FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson (10) runs into the end zone to score a touchdown as Oklahoma linebacker Brian Asamoah (24) and safety Pat Fields (10) defend during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Manhattan, Kan. Kansas State won 48-41. Thompson is now set to make his 29th career start when the Wildcats try to only their fifth win ever over a top-five team, this week against Oklahoma. This matchup will be in Norman. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Big 12 conference openers include 1st games for Baylor, TCU

Sep. 24, 2020 10:57 AM EDT

Some things to watch Saturday in the Big 12, when conference play starts in the league's 25th season. It will be the season openers for TCU and Baylor, who weren't able to play their scheduled non-conference games because of COVID-19: GAME OF THE WEEK Kansas State (0-1) at No. 3 Oklahoma (1-0): The Sooners had a...

Kansas head coach Les Miles, left, greets Coastal Carolina head coach Jamey Chadwell before an NCAA college football game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Kansas, K-State try to rebound in Big 12 from Sun Belt blows

Sep. 22, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas and Kansas State had plenty of reasons to believe this season would produce another solid brick for the foundation of their programs, despite spring football being scuttled by the coronavirus and an offseason unlike any other. Turns out things were crumbling right from the...

Kansas Jayhawk mascot sits in the empty stands during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Coastal Carolina in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Coastal Carolina defeated Kansas 38-23. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Big 12 feeling blue after 0-3 weekend against Sun Belt

Sep. 14, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Maybe the Big 12 Conference should have followed the lead of the Big Ten and Pac-12 and opted out of playing college football this fall. Or at least opted out of scheduling the Sun Belt. The lower-tier conference went 3-0 against the Power Five league over the weekend, a stunning...

Louisiana-Lafayette linebacker Tyler Guidry celebrates on the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Iowa State, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. Louisiana-Lafayette won 31-14. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Fun Belt upset; Big Ten comeback?

Sep. 13, 2020 9:20 AM EDT

On the first Saturday of the college football season with Power Five conference teams playing, the Sun Belt was the star and the Big Ten grabbed headlines without even playing. What figures to be at best a weird season as teams try to navigate the coronavirus pandemic ramped up Saturday with 19 games, including a...

McCall leads Coastal Carolina to 38-23 whipping of Kansas

Sep. 13, 2020 2:18 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Coastal Carolina might want to start scheduling a trip to Kansas every season. Grayson McCall threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores, the Chanticleers forced the Jayhawks into three early turnovers, and the coach Jamey Chadwell's bunch rolled to a 38-23 victory early...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, in Clemson, S.C. Lawrence is a candidate for the 2020 Heisman Trophy award.  (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

Week 2 Preview: Trevor Lawrence launches Heisman campaign

Sep. 11, 2020 5:59 AM EDT

This college football season is already so odd that it’s unclear whether this is Week 1 or Week 2. Was Labor Day weekend Week 0, with a handful of games and no Power Five conferences involved? No matter what you call it, this pandemic-altered season is certainly ramping up — but not without...

FILE - Kansas head coach Les Miles works the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Coastal Carolina will visit the Jayhawks on Saturday night, Sept. 21, 2020, in the season opener for both teams. It's the lone non-conference game for Kansas, which will have a week off before visiting Baylor to open its nine-game Big 12 slate — on the date that Coastal Carolina was originally supposed to face the Jayhawks at home. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

Coastal Carolina visits Kansas in opener Saturday night

Sep. 10, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Still a newcomer to college football's highest level, Coastal Carolina was looking forward to a visit from its first opponent from a major conference when Kansas was due to visit Brooks Stadium in late September. The shakeup caused by the coronavirus pandemic changed those plans. Now,...