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Big Ten coaches find 4-game redshirt rule a mixed blessing

Oct. 24, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Gone are the days when the final word on a redshirt designation comes solely from the head football coach. A new trend has gripped the sport, one in which the athletes are much more inclined to decide whether it's worth cutting short a season to preserve a year of eligibility. The...

No. 16 SMU heads to Houston highest-ranked in Group of Five

Oct. 23, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Sonny Dykes knows No. 16 SMU just needs to keep winning games. He is not really concerned right now about the Mustangs being the highest-ranked Group of Five team and what that could eventually mean if they stay that way. "I don't know that we understand any of that right now," Dykes said....

No. 16 SMU looks to stay undefeated at Houston

Oct. 23, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

No. 16 SMU (7-0, 3-0 American) at Houston (3-4, 1-2), Thursday at 7:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN). Line: SMU by 14½. Series record: Houston leads 21-12-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? SMU looks to extend its best start since the Pony Express days in 1982, before the NCAA death penalty. The Mustangs are currently the highest-ranked...

Coach's son leads Houston to 24-17 win over UConn

Oct. 19, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Houston coach Dana Holgorsen says he had never given out a game ball before handing one to defensive back Grant Stuard in the locker room on Saturday. Stuard had 15 tackles, including a touchdown-saving effort to stop a 58-yard run by UConn's Kevin Mensah in the Cougars' 24-17...

No. 25 Cincinnati holds off Houston late to win 38-23

Oct. 12, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Luke Fickell described No. 25 Cincinnati's fourth-straight victory as "not the prettiest thing in the world." The Bearcats (5-1, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) used a 21-point first half to pull away early and Perry Young's late 2-yard interception return for a touchdown sealed a 38-23...

Back in Top 25, Cincinnati takes momentum to Houston

Oct. 11, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell noticed his Bearcats displayed an increased energy level against UFC that was missing in their first three games. The Bearcats pulled off their biggest win in years, a 27-24 victory over then-No. 18 UCF last Friday night at Nippert Stadium. The loud, capacity crowd was helpful, and...

No. 25 Cincinnati tries to build off big win at Houston

Oct. 10, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

No. 25 Cincinnati (4-1, 1-0 AAC) at Houston (2-3, 0-1), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN2). Line: Cincinnati by 7 1/2. Series record: Houston leads 15-10. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Bearcats got the inside track in the American Athletic East by upsetting then-No. 18 UCF 27-24 at Nippert Stadium, moving ahead of the...

Rutgers starting quarterback, running back plan to redshirt

Oct. 5, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — First, a coaching change four games into the season and now a couple of Rutgers players look like they have called it a season as well. In order to remain eligible to redshirt, quarterback Art Sitkowski and running back Raheem Blackshear asked Rutgers interim coach Nunzio Campanile...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: No. 1 Clemson ... but for how long?

Sep. 28, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

Clemson might relinquish the No. 1 ranking on Sunday when the new AP Top 25 is released, and Trevor Lawrence is probably already out of the Heisman Trophy race. None of this is a particularly big deal. In fact, it all feels familiar for the Tigers, who held off a late 2-point conversion to win at North Carolina...

D'Eriq King intends to stay at Houston

Sep. 24, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — D'Eriq King says he is staying at the University of Houston. The quarterback is denying reports that he intends to transfer after redshirting the remainder of the 2019 season. "That was never a thought," King said Tuesday. "I never thought about leaving, never thought about transferring. To...