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Super showdown: No. 3 Georgia takes on No. 7 Notre Dame

Sep. 20, 2019 11:06 AM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Two years ago, this was the game that signaled Georgia's return to national prominence. Now, it's a chance to solidify the Bulldogs' standing as a perennial championship contender. Third-ranked Georgia will host No. 7 Notre Dame on Saturday night to wrap up a home-and-home series that...

Tennessee gets another shot to upend Florida in the Swamp

Sep. 20, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Tennessee's last two trips to the Swamp have ended in gut-punching, heart-wrenching, head-scratching fashion. The Volunteers might have a two-game winning streak in Gainesville if not for a pair of 63-yard touchdowns late. First, it was Antonio Callaway's catch, turn and run down...

'Hopalong' Cassady, Ohio State Heisman winner, dies at 85

Sep. 20, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State says Heisman Trophy winner and NFL running back Howard "Hopalong" Cassady has died. He was 85. Jerry Emig, the school's associate athletic director, says Cassady died early Friday in Tampa, Florida. Cassady played both football and baseball at Ohio State in the early 1950s,...

Game vs No. 4 LSU 'critical' for Vandy after rough start

Sep. 20, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason is trying to take the long view of how playing some of the nation's top teams early in the season will help his Commodores. Still, the coach isn't looking for moral victories. "That's not what this game is about," Mason said. "Now as a coach you got to...

Swinney sounding upset alert for No. 1 Clemson vs Charlotte

Sep. 20, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is on high alert for his team's game against Charlotte, even with the No. 1-ranked Tigers taking on a 49ers program that's only played Division I football since 2013. Swinney believes Charlotte (2-1) of Conference USA has the pieces on offense and defense to...

No. 2 Alabama hosts Southern Miss in another hot day game

Sep. 20, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials have bemoaned daytime September games where heat takes a toll on players and fans alike. They're no Saturday afternoon picnic for opposing teams either. The second-ranked Crimson Tide welcomes the latest big underdog Saturday when Southern Miss visits for a game...

No. 23 California seeks to continue fast start at Ole Miss

Sep. 20, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — No. 23 California wants to remain unbeaten, while Mississippi is seeking to make a statement with a win against a ranked team. Cal can start the season 4-0 for the first time since 2015 if the Golden Bears are able to walk away with a road victory Saturday at Ole Miss (2-1). Although...

Kentucky, Mississippi State try to rebound from close losses

Sep. 20, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

Kentucky hopes a change of scenery can reverse its fortunes after losing a close game last week. That won't be easy at Mississippi State. The Bulldogs are looking to rebound from their own late collapse. Mississippi State (2-1) is riding a four-game home winning streak against Kentucky heading into Saturday's...

Analysis: Week 4: ND, Georgia meet with playoff implications

Sep. 20, 2019 3:03 AM EDT

There haven't been many tests so far for the teams atop the AP Top 25. For at least two of them, that should soon change. No. 7 Notre Dame visits No. 3 Georgia on Saturday in the first game of the season to match teams ranked this highly. The top seven teams in this week's poll are a combined 20-0 with an average...

West Virginia, Kansas try to build off wins in Big 12 opener

Sep. 20, 2019 3:02 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Progress can happen rapidly when a new coaching staff is trying to rebuild a football program. Neal Brown and Les Miles took that notion to the extreme. After watching West Virginia get dominated by Missouri on the road, Brown spent last week on the sideline as his Mountaineers ran...