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Top 10 showdown as Georgia hosts Irish between the hedges

Sep. 19, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

No. 7 Notre Dame (2-0) at No. 3 Georgia (3-0), Saturday at 8 p.m. EDT (CBS). Line: Georgia by 14 1/2. Series record: Georgia leads 2-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Fighting Irish desperately need a victory over a Top 10 opponent to stake out a spot among the nation's elite programs. Until then, Notre Dame will be known...

No. 10 Utah looks for historic win over up-and-down USC

Sep. 19, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

No. 10 Utah (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) at Southern California (2-1, 1-0), Friday at 9 p.m. EDT (FS1). Line: Utah by 3 1/2. Series record: USC leads 11-6. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Utes will look to solidify their status as favorites to win the Pac-12 South and the conference's best contender to reach the College Football...

Bring on the Irish: A historic game between the hedges

Sep. 16, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia players know it's a big game. They can read the polls. They can hear all the chatter around campus. That doesn't mean they're well-versed on Notre Dame's storied past. George Gipp? "Uhh, no," tight end Eli Wolf conceded Monday. The Four Horsemen? "That rings a little bit more...

Kelly and No. 7 Irish look forward to trip to No. 3 Georgia

Sep. 16, 2019 1:54 PM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Brian Kelly sensed his No. 7 Notre Dame team had a little extra bounce in its step Sunday morning and it wasn't because of its 66-14 victory over New Mexico 16 hours before. Playing a nationally televised game this Saturday night at No. 3 Georgia will do that for you. "Oh, they're...

Fifth-ranked Oklahoma trying not to overlook reeling UCLA

Sep. 13, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans are accustomed to nonconference matchups featuring programs going in different directions. They just usually don't involve names such as Oklahoma and UCLA. The fifth-ranked Sooners (2-0) head to Los Angeles this weekend on a roll as they attempt to reach the College Football Playoff...

No. 16 Oregon looks to get on track against Nevada

Sep. 5, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

Nevada (1-0) at No. 16 Oregon (0-1), Saturday at 7:45 p.m. EDT (ESPN). Line: Oregon by 24 ½. Series record: Oregon leads 6-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Oregon looks to get the season back on track after its loss to Auburn in the opener. Had the Ducks won, it could have created a path to the College Football Playoff...

No. 9 Notre Dame moves on from CFP loss against Louisville

Sep. 1, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A discouraging end to an otherwise great 2018 season made for a long offseason for Notre Dame. The No. 9 Fighting Irish will try to start another national championship run Monday night against rebuilding Louisville. Last year's quest ended with a 30-3 blowout loss against eventual...

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...

No. 9 Notre Dame visits rebuilding Louisville on Labor Day

Aug. 29, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

No. 9 Notre Dame (12-1 last season) at Louisville (2-10), Monday at 8 p.m. ET (ESPN). Line: Notre Dame by 18. Series record: Louisville leads 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE Notre Dame begins its quest for another berth in the College Football Playoff after losing last season to eventual national champion Clemson. The...

No. 4 Oklahoma looks to avoid upset vs. Houston

Aug. 29, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

Houston (8-5 last year) at No. 4 Oklahoma (12-2), Sunday at 7:30 p.m. ET (ABC). Line: Oklahoma by 23. Series record: Oklahoma leads 2-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Oklahoma saw its College Football Playoff hopes derailed in 2016 with a season-opening loss to Houston. The Sooners are well aware that a repeat would be...