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McElwain returns to Florida as Central Michigan visits Miami

Sep. 20, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The last time Central Michigan's Jim McElwain coached a game in the state of Florida, it was a disaster. His return might not be much easier. Central Michigan (2-1) is a four-touchdown underdog for its matchup Saturday at Miami (1-2), and McElwain knows this will be a daunting...

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...

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...

College Football Picks: Michigan tries to change narrative

Sep. 18, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

There is a strong temptation in college football to define teams early in the season, especially when a traditional power delivers a high-profile clunker. That's where No. 11 Michigan is as the Wolverines head into the first really big Big Ten game of the season. They face No. 13 Wisconsin in Madison on...

SEC building some of the top defenses in college football

Sep. 18, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

While defenses are still a work in progress around the Southeastern Conference, they still rank as some of the best in college football. Florida leads the nation with 16 sacks, including 10 in the opener against rival Miami. Missouri, Tennessee and Georgia combined to shut out overmatched opponents 150-0 last...

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...

Week 3 preview: No ranked matchups but plenty of intrigue

Sep. 13, 2019 2:38 AM EDT

For the second time in three years, there isn't a game in which ranked teams face each other, but there are still some interesting matchups as the season enters its third weekend. The last time there was an unranked weekend was Oct. 14, 2017. That might not be good news for No. 1 Clemson because it lost on the...

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...

Injuries force SEC teams to alter quarterback plans

Sep. 11, 2019 1:18 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This was supposed to be the year that the Southeastern Conference showcased its wealth of experienced quarterbacks up and down the league. Plans have changed for a number of schools. Injuries have wreaked havoc around the conference, forcing coaches to rely on newcomers. South...

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...