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AP Top 25 Reality Check: Gap between elite and rest grows

Sep. 16, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

Before the season there was talk of a clear dividing line in college football between the elite programs, true national championship and perennial playoff contenders, and everybody else. Through three weeks of the college football season, not much has changed. No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Georgia, No. 5...

Whitlow, Nix lead No. 8 Auburn past Kent State, 55-16

Sep. 14, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers came out determined to run and run some more. It was a pretty effective strategy. JaTarvious Whitlow rushed for 135 yards and two touchdowns and Bo Nix ran and passed for scores to lead the eighth-ranked Tigers to a 55-16 victory over Kent State Saturday night. "We...

Bo knows: Nix rallies No. 16 Auburn 27-21 over No. 11 Ducks

Sep. 1, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Bo always knows at Auburn, even a true freshman quarterback by that name. After barely converting a fourth down with a gutsy run in the final minute, Bo Nix threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Seth Williams with 9 seconds remaining as the 16th-ranked Tigers rallied for a 27-21 win...

No. 11 Oregon-No. 16 Auburn opener 9 years after title game

Aug. 30, 2019 3:34 AM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — For all the expectations that the 11th-ranked Oregon Ducks have for this season, there will first be a flashback to their championship near-misses of the past when they open against No. 16 Auburn. When the Ducks last played in the home stadium of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys five...

Auburn's Bo Nix getting tossed into fire, just like his Dad

Aug. 29, 2019 6:43 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Bo Nix is getting thrust right into the fire as Auburn's new quarterback. Just like his father, nearly 26 years ago. The 16th-ranked Tigers' freshman is set to make his college debut Saturday against No. 11 Oregon in Arlington, Texas, in a nationally televised game with ESPN's College...

Analysis: Arizona State, Auburn, UNC to rely on frosh QBs

Aug. 21, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman...

Analysis: Arizona State, North Carolina to rely on frosh QBs

Aug. 21, 2019 2:06 AM EDT

There is a trickle-down effect from having true freshman quarterbacks star in the last two national championship games. Clemson's Trevor Lawrence capped his freshman season by leading the Tigers to a blowout of Alabama in last season's College Football Playoff title game. One year earlier, it was Alabama freshman...

Malzahn names freshman Bo Nix Auburn's starting quarterback

Aug. 20, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Freshman Bo Nix will make his Auburn debut as the starting quarterback on a big stage. Nix was proclaimed the 16th-ranked Tigers' starter on Tuesday, ending a battle with redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood. Nix will take the field in Auburn's opener against No. 11 Oregon on Aug. 31 in...

Justin Herbert, Troy Dye are back to complete Oregon's rise

Aug. 14, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Expectations are high for the Oregon Ducks this season, from both outside the team and from within. Quarterback Justin Herbert opted to stay at Oregon rather than bolt early for the NFL and he often points to the relationships he's cultivated over three seasons in Eugene and the desire...

Georgia leads SEC pack in hot pursuit of Alabama

Aug. 12, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is still king in the Southeastern Conference, if not nationally. Nothing that happened in the national championship game changed that, beyond serving as a heartening reminder that Nick Saban's Crimson Tide isn't in fact invulnerable. The pursuit continues in the SEC, with...