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Louisiana running back Elijah Mitchell (15) is surrounded by teammates after he scores the winning touchdown in an overtime play against Georgia State in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Atlanta. (Daniel Varnado/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

No. 19 Cajuns open home slate vs untested Georgia Southern

Sep. 24, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier is about to see what his No. 19 Ragin-Cajuns learned from a nearly stumbling out of the rankings only one week after a landmark victory had earned them some long-coveted national respect. The next test for ULL (2-0, 2-0 Sun Belt) comes at home Saturday against Georgia...

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019, file photo, LSU Tigers quarterback Myles Brennan (15) passes during an NCAA football game against Georgia Southern in Baton Rouge, La. LSU enters Saturday's season opener with Myles Brennan taking over at quarterback for Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow while Mississippi State has a new coach in Mike Leach whose reputation for high-flying offenses precedes him. (AP Photo/Michael Democker, File)

No. 6 LSU and Miss. St. clash in test of new faces, systems

Sep. 24, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — No. 6 LSU begins its national title defense with a game featuring numerous new faces on both sidelines. The Tigers have Myles Brennan taking over at quarterback for Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow while Mississippi State has a new coach in Mike Leach whose reputation for...

Louisiana-Lafayette quarterback Levi Lewis (1) makes a handoff in the first half of his game against Georgia State in an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Atlanta. (Daniel Varnado/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

No. 19 La-Lafayette opens home slate vs. Georgia Southern

Sep. 24, 2020 3:48 PM EDT

Georgia Southern (1-0, 0-0 Sun Belt) at No. 19 Louisiana-Lafayette (2-0, 1-0), Saturday at noon ET (ESPN2). Line: ULL by 11 1/2. Series record: ULL leads 2-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Ragin’ Cajuns aim to remain unbeaten, stay atop the Sun Belt Conference West Division and consolidate their position in...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2019, file photo, TCU wide receiver Taye Barber (4) carries the ball against West Virginia in an NCAA college football game in Fort Worth, Texas. Barber and his TCU teammates have been together on campus for more than three months, and now jump right into Big 12 play after having their only non-conference game wiped out because of COVID-19. “Everybody has been itching to get back on the field,” said Barber, a junior receiver. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez, File)

TCU jumps into Big 12 play vs Iowa State in delayed opener

Sep. 24, 2020 12:40 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Taye Barber and his TCU teammates have been together on campus for more than three months, and now jump right into Big 12 play after having their only non-conference game wiped out because of the pandemic. “Everybody has been itching to get back on the field,” said...

Rodgers, Packers bring high-octane attack into New Orleans

Sep. 24, 2020 10:45 AM EDT

GREEN BAY (2-0) at NEW ORLEANS (1-1) Sunday, 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE — Saints by 6 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Packers 2-0; Saints 1-1 SERIES RECORD — Packers lead 16-9 LAST MEETING — Saints beat Packers 26-17, Oct. 22, 2017 at Green Bay LAST WEEK — Packers beat Lions 42-21; Saints...

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron addresses the media following the return of a grand jury investigation into the death of Breonna Taylor, in Frankfort, Ky., Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Of the three Louisville Metro police officers being investigated, one was indicted. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Black attorney general chokes up during Taylor announcement

Sep. 23, 2020 9:27 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Black attorney general choked up Wednesday when explaining why a grand jury didn't seek criminal charges against police officers for Breonna Taylor’s death — but his sympathetic words fell on many deaf ears. A grand jury indicted fired Officer Brett...

Cars get stranded on high flood waters on Houston Ave. exit from Interstate 45 during Tropical Storm Beta Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, in Houston. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Beta continues slow trek, bringing rain to several states

Sep. 23, 2020 6:38 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A weakened Beta continued its slow trek across several Southern states on Wednesday, bringing rainfall to parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi after having flooded homes and roadways in Texas. Houston began drying out on Wednesday after some parts of the metro area got nearly 14...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, file photo, Lane Kiffin speaks to Mississippi fans after being announced as the new head football coach during a introductory press conference in Oxford, Miss. In attendance were his children, daughters Presley Kiffin, 13, left, Landry Kiffin, 15, second from left, and son Knox Kiffin, 10. Mississippi State's Mike Leach and Mississippi's Lane Kiffin brought big names and offensive pedigrees to the Magnolia State. But they drew huge challenges for their debuts, with the Bulldogs visiting defending national champion and No. 6 LSU and the Rebels hosting No. 5 Florida. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

College Football Picks: SEC start in most unusual season

Sep. 23, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

The Southeastern Conference is set to kick off its 10-game, league-only schedule, making this Saturday the most normal-feeling yet of a most unusual season. As of Wednesday, all the SEC openers were still on. The Big 12 and Atlantic Coast Conference were also scheduled to have all their teams playing this...

FILE - In this July 5, 2016, image made from video provided by Arthur Reed, Alton Sterling, in red, is restrained by two Baton Rouge police officers, one holding a gun, outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, La. Moments later, one of the officers shot and killed Sterling, a black man who had been selling CDs outside the store, while he was on the ground. Howie Lake II, a white Louisiana police officer who assisted in the arrest in which Sterling was fatally shot, was dismissed Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, from a wrongful death lawsuit. (Arthur Reed via AP, File)

1 officer dismissed from Alton Sterling wrongful death suit

Sep. 23, 2020 4:33 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A white Louisiana police officer who assisted in the arrest in which Alton Sterling was fatally shot has been dismissed from a wrongful death lawsuit. A state district judge dismissed Howie Lake II from the case Monday at the request of Lake and his attorney, The Advocate reported. ...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) drops back to pass against the Las Vegas Raiders during the first half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Saints normally dynamic offense looking sluggish in 2020

Sep. 22, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't quibble with the notion that New Orleans’ normally dynamic offense has looked somewhat out of sync to start the 2020 season. That was arguably the case even before Michael Thomas was sidelined by an ankle injury in Week 1, and the absence of...