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Pittsburgh wide receiver Jordan Addison (3) gets past a diving Louisville linebacker Dorian Etheridge (17) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

No. 21 Pitt's holds off No. 24 Louisville 23-20

Sep. 26, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kenny Pickett threw for 220 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 21 Pittsburgh sacked Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham seven times in a 23-20 victory on Saturday. The Panthers moved to 3-0 for the first time since 2014 behind a relentless defense that kept the 24th-ranked Cardinals...

Harrington scores for 4 TDs, depleted Appalachian State wins

Sep. 26, 2020 3:36 PM EDT

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Daetrich Harrington rushed for career highs of 211 yards and four touchdowns and depleted Appalachian State beat Campbell 52-21 on Saturday. On Friday, Appalachian State (2-1) announced that three players had been confirmed with COVID-19 and, as a result, 18 other players were...

A fan sits among cardboard cutouts of other fans before the first half of an NCAA college football game between Mississippi and Florida in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

US colleges struggle to salvage semester amid outbreaks

Sep. 26, 2020 3:34 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid skyrocketing coronavirus cases, entire dorm complexes and frat houses under quarantine, and flaring tensions with local community leaders over the spread of the disease. Many major universities are determined...

Auburn wide receiver Anthony Schwartz (1) catches a pass against Kentucky and carries for a first down during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Nix, No. 8 Auburn pull away from No. 23 Kentucky, 29-13

Sep. 26, 2020 3:33 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Bo Nix threw for 233 yards and three second-half touchdowns, including a pair to Seth Williams, and No. 8 Auburn scored twice in the fourth quarter to pull away from No. 23 Kentucky for a 29-13 victory Saturday in the season opener. The Tigers turned a three-quarter scare into a...

FILE - This Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, shows the interior of the Carrier Dome before of an NCAA college football game between Syracuse and Florida State in Syracuse, N.Y. The Carrier Dome at Syracuse University hosted its first football game 40 years ago this week, and it's undergoing a major upgrade as the football season opener looms. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)

The Latest: Falcons place A.J. Terrell on COVID reserve list

Sep. 26, 2020 3:16 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Atlanta Falcons have placed first-round pick A.J. Terrell on the COVID-19 reserve list, dealing another blow to the winless team’s secondary heading into Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears. The Falcons...

The Latest: Virus knocks out Colorado-Sporting Kansas City

Sep. 26, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The MLS game on Sunday between the Colorado Rapids and Sporting Kansas City has been postponed because of the coronavirus. The league said Saturday one player and three staff members of the Rapids tested positive on Thursday and...

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2019, file photo, LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. (24) intercepts the ball from Georgia wide receiver George Pickens (1) during the second half of the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game, in Atlanta.   LSU says Stingley Jr. has been ruled out of the No. 6 Tigers’ opener Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020 against Mississippi State because of an illness. LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette says Stingley’s illness is not COVID-19 and that the sophomore is expected to rejoin football activities after concluding medical treatment evaluation by doctors.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

LSU star cornerback Derek Stingley out vs Mississippi State

Sep. 26, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU All-American cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., who entered this season as one of the top stars in college football, has been ruled out of the No. 6 Tigers' opener Saturday against Mississippi State because of an illness. LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette said Stingley's illness is not...

Texas A&M University Head Yell Leader Keller Cox performs a yell as part of the first Midnight Yell Practice this season in Kyle Field, College Station, Texas early Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Due to Coronavirus restrictions, the Texas A&M Band were the only crowd allowed in the normally packed stands for the traditional game day event in College Station, Texas. (Sam Craft/Pool Photo via AP, Pool)

COVID-19 forces Texas A&M to keep fans out of Midnight Yell

Sep. 26, 2020 3:53 AM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M’s five Yell Leaders ran into an almost empty Kyle Field as Friday night crept into Saturday morning for their Midnight Yell. It’s a tradition almost 90 years old, normally held in front of more than 25,000 people before every football game. No fans...

UTSA quarterback Frank Harris (0) celebrates with teammate De'Corian Clark (88) after running for a touchdown against Stephen F. Austin during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

McCormick rushes for 2 TDs, UTSA holds off Middle Tennessee

Sep. 26, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Backup Josh Adkins threw for 233 yards and a touchdown, Sincere McCormick rushed for 82 yards and two scores, and UTSA held off Middle Tennessee 37-35 on Friday night in a Conference USA opener for both teams. UTSA's starting quarterback Frank Harris hobbled off the field with 28 seconds...

Ticket limits jeopardize fan's 605-game attendance streak

Sep. 26, 2020 12:02 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Superfan Tommy Ray has attended 605 consecutive University of Alabama football games, rolling up 48 complete seasons dating back to 1972, including away games, playoffs and bowls. In this pandemic year, though, Ray’s streak has fallen into serious jeopardy. As of this week,...