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Iowa tight end Sam LaPorta (84) runs with the ball while defended by Southern California cornerback Greg Johnson (9) during the first half of the Holiday Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Orlando Ramirez)

Smith-Marsette has 3 TDs, Iowa beats USC in Holiday Bowl

Dec. 28, 2019 1:28 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A tough month for the Iowa Hawkeyes ended with a rousing Holiday Bowl victory over Southern California that would have made Hayden Fry and Bump Elliott proud. Ihmir Smith-Marsette scored on a 6-yard run, a 98-yard kickoff return and a 12-yard reception — all in the second quarter...

No. 19 Iowa, No. 22 USC meeting in Holiday Bowl

Dec. 26, 2019 5:37 PM EST

Holiday Bowl: No. 22 USC (8-4) vs. No. 18 Iowa (9-3), Friday at 8 p.m. EST (FS1). Line: Iowa by 2½. Series record: USC leads 7-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE The Hawkeyes will be playing for the memory of former coach Hayden Fry, who died on Dec. 17 at age 90, and for a 10-win season. Fry coached at Iowa for 20 seasons,...

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2019, file photo, Ohio State defensive end Chase Young laughs on the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Northwestern, in Evanston, Ill. Young was selected to The Associated Press All-Am erica team, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)

AP All-America teams dominated by LSU, Ohio State

Dec. 16, 2019 1:38 PM EST

No. 1 LSU and No. 2 Ohio State each placed three players on The Associated Press All-America first team released Monday. Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow of LSU highlights the first-team offense and Heisman finalist Chase Young of Ohio State leads the defense on the team presented by Regions Bank that was chosen...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018, file photo, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal, right, celebrates with offensive lineman Shane Lemieux (68) after Oregon defeated Utah 37-15 in an NCAA college football game for the Pac-12 Conference championship, in Santa Clara, Calif. Cristobal was named The Associated Press Pac-12 Coach of the Year Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Ducks' Cristobal takes AP Pac-12 Coach of the Year honors

Dec. 12, 2019 1:59 PM EST

With a big victory over Utah for the Pac-12 championship, Oregon coach Mario Cristobal has the Ducks headed for the Rose Bowl. Cristobal was named the AP's Pac-12 Coach of the Year by a panel of journalists who cover the league. Cristobal, in his second season as head coach, has righted a group that has seen...

Southern California quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) directs the school's band after a 52-35 win over UCLA in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Slovis throws for record 515 yards, USC holds off UCLA 52-35

Nov. 23, 2019 9:08 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kedon Slovis didn’t grow up in the Los Angeles area, and Southern California’s rivalry with UCLA doesn’t yet loom as large for him it does for his fellow Trojans and Bruins playing against lifelong friends for yearlong bragging rights. When USC’s freshman...

UCLA head coach Chip Kelly looks on before an NCAA college football game against Utah Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Kelly’s UCLA looks for repeat in crosstown showdown with USC

Nov. 22, 2019 11:46 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although Chip Kelly’s tenure at UCLA has been pretty rough so far, the Bruins’ win over Southern California last November was a thing of beauty for his players and alumni. In the ensuing year, the Bruins have made the most of their biggest achievement under Kelly, the...

Southern California's Michael Pittman Jr. (6) can't make the catch as California's Camryn Bynum (24) defends during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

USC WR Pittman driven by TD drop against UCLA

Nov. 21, 2019 9:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Pittman Jr. wants to be perfect, and the Southern California wide receiver has come close in his senior season. Pittman has 82 receptions for 1,118 yards, ranking third in the FBS in both categories, and is a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award presented to the nation’s...