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South Carolina has opportunity to produce another upset

Oct. 17, 2019 4:05 AM EDT

Here are some things to watch during the eighth week of the Southeastern Conference football season. GAME OF THE WEEK No. 9 Florida (6-1, 3-1) at South Carolina (3-3, 2-2): South Carolina follows up its stunning 20-17 overtime victory at Georgia by facing another top-10 team. South Carolina was a 24 ½-point...

Michigan-Penn State, LSU-Auburn key games before Halloween

Oct. 17, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

Except for South Carolina's stunning overtime win at Georgia, there haven't been many results so far this season that figure to shape the College Football Playoffs standings. Expect that to change before Halloween. There are a slew of scary matchups for playoff-hopeful teams in the next two weeks, headlined by a...

No. 18 Baylor upperclassmen go from 1-11 to Big 12 co-leader

Oct. 17, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Big and versatile Sam Tecklenburg found it hard to think about when Baylor would be good again while the Bears were losing all those games his sophomore season two years ago. That was Matt Rhule's first season, which the coach described as unbelievably difficult "because you see the...

Michigan's hopes in East could hinge on visit to Penn State

Oct. 17, 2019 2:11 AM EDT

Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 16 Michigan at No. 7 Penn State This feels like a must-win situation for Michigan (5-1, 3-1) if it hopes to stay in the Big Ten East race. For Penn State (6-0, 3-0), this is the only home game in a challenging four-game stretch that continues...

Mississippi State's passing woes hinder Hill's production

Oct. 17, 2019 2:10 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State's lack of a consistent passing attack is hampering running back Kylin Hill's production. With opposing defenses loading up to stop the ground game, Hill has been held below 50 yards in each of Mississippi State's last two games. Teams began focusing on Hill after...

Troy tops South Alabama 37-13 in Battle for the Belt

Oct. 16, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Kaleb Barker connected with receiver Kaylon Geiger for two touchdowns and Troy beat in-state rival South Alabama 37-13 on Wednesday night in the Battle for the Belt. Will Sunderland made it 30-13 with an easy interception, returning it 27 yards early in the fourth quarter for Troy's...

No. 12 Oregon's defense off to historic start

Oct. 16, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Running back Cyrus Habibi-Likio says Oregon's defense in practice is as good as — or even better than — some of the teams the Ducks have faced so far. "It's like game day, every day out there in practice. Game day," he said. Oregon's D has been revived under new defensive...

Stanford seeks 12th straight win against rival UCLA

Oct. 16, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — After a sluggish stretch in September, Stanford looks to be rounding into form just in time for a matchup against the Cardinal's favorite opponent in recent years. Stanford has shaken off a three-game losing streak to win back-to-back games, including a victory over then-No. 15...

Vols QB Maurer will be game-time decision for No. 1 Alabama

Oct. 16, 2019 8:17 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says quarterback Brian Maurer's status for the Volunteers' Saturday matchup at No. 1 Alabama will be a game-time decision after the freshman sustained a concussion last week. Pruitt had said Monday that Maurer had taken some reps at the previous night's...

LSU, Alabama, now leading SEC's offensive evolution

Oct. 16, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — No. 1 Alabama and No. 2 LSU are in the process of turning long-held perceptions of the Southeastern Conference upside down. They are the highest-scoring teams in the nation at the midway point of this college football season. That should shatter any lingering notions that the SEC...