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Struggling South Carolina faces crucial 2-game stretch

Sep. 17, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's players understand the early challenge they have to prevent their season from fully spiraling out of control. There were a lot of grim faces, steady eyes as the Gamecocks seemed more focused at practice this week. "We're desperate right now," Gamecocks cornerback...

Saban: DE LaBryan Ray out at least 1 game with foot injury

Sep. 16, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama defensive end LaBryan Ray will be sidelined for at least one game with a foot injury. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday that Ray is undergoing more testing and it's "undetermined how long" he'll be out. He says Ray won't play in the second-ranked Tide's game against...

Hurts has 439 scrimmage yards, No. 5 Oklahoma's routs UCLA

Sep. 15, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Lincoln Riley and Jalen Hurts sent the Big 12 a message in fifth-ranked Oklahoma's 48-14 victory over UCLA on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. Despite 611 yards of offense — including 439 coming courtesy of Hurts — the Oklahoma coach and quarterback are far from...

Tagovailoa has career day in No. 2 Alabama's 47-23 victory

Sep. 14, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa focused on what his team needs to work on instead of his career performance. Sounds familiar, huh? Tagovailoa threw for a career-best 444 yards — the third most in history for No. 2 Alabama — and tied his high with five touchdown passes...

Alabama's Saban remembers last beating at South Carolina

Sep. 13, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban is grateful most of his players don't remember the last trip into South Carolina. But he does. "What I remember from it is we got the lining kicked out of our britches," he said. "I don't know if you know what that means, but that means you get your butt...

Transfer Dickerson quickly carves role(s) on Alabama line

Sep. 12, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Landon Dickerson has already made an impact at Alabama, even beyond his role in the ejection of a Duke defensive lineman. The Alabama offensive lineman has started the first two games for the second-ranked Crimson Tide, once at right guard and once at center. It's a positive...

No. 2 Alabama, Saban look to improve to 12-1 in SEC openers

Sep. 12, 2019 2:05 PM EDT

No. 2 Alabama (2-0, 0-0 SEC) at South Carolina (1-1, 0-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS). Line: Alabama by 25 1/2. Series record: Alabama leads 12-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Alabama is looking to start SEC play with a win for the 12th time in 13 league openers under coach Nick Saban. The lone loss was a 43-37 defeat...

No. 9 Gators try to start new win streak in Kentucky series

Sep. 12, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

Here are some things to watch during the third week of the Southeastern Conference football season. GAME OF THE WEEK No. 9 Florida at Kentucky: After ending a 31-game losing streak in this annual series last year, Kentucky will attempt to earn a second straight win over the Gators. Florida is a 7 ½-point...

All-America Watch: Alabama WR Jerry Jeudy off to fast start

Sep. 10, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jerry Jeudy couldn't pass up the chance to work out with one of the NFL's best receivers, a guy he has been watching since high school. The Alabama star reached out to Antonio Brown over the summer on Instagram while both were training in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. "I just hit him up...

South Carolina adjusts to new game plan minus starting QB

Sep. 10, 2019 2:37 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Very little has gone according to plan early on at South Carolina. And now the Gamecocks are facing a new reality — along with a new face at quarterback in backup Ryan Hilinski. Hilinski will make his second start this week for South Carolina (1-1) against No. 2 Alabama (2-0),...