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USC faces 3rd straight ranked foe taking on No. 9 Notre Dame

Oct. 10, 2019 1:17 PM EDT

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: Southern California at No. 9 Notre Dame. The last time we saw the Trojans, they were getting run over by Washington two weeks ago and all the optimism from the upset home win over Utah evaporated. QB Kedon Slovis will be back...

USC frosh QB Kedon Slovis returns to start at Notre Dame

Oct. 8, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis will return from an apparent concussion to start for Southern California at No. 9 Notre Dame on Saturday night. USC coach Clay Helton made the announcement Tuesday night after practice. The Trojans (3-2) have had three starting quarterbacks in their...

Around the Pac-12: Injuries lead to shuffling QBs

Oct. 8, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

The nickname Conference of Quarterbacks has taken on a new meaning as injuries have led to a revolving door between starters and backups for many Pac-12 teams. From USC reaching down into its depth chart, to the absences of established veterans K.J. Costello at Stanford and Khalil Tate at Arizona, this has been a...

No. 15 Washington continues to reload in standout secondary

Sep. 30, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Given Washington's recent track record, it's almost a given opponents will struggle to throw against the Huskies. The Huskies continue to turn out talent on the back end of their defense and at the same time are developing innovative ways of shutting down opponents, like they did Saturday in...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: No. 1 Clemson ... but for how long?

Sep. 28, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

Clemson might relinquish the No. 1 ranking on Sunday when the new AP Top 25 is released, and Trevor Lawrence is probably already out of the Heisman Trophy race. None of this is a particularly big deal. In fact, it all feels familiar for the Tigers, who held off a late 2-point conversion to win at North Carolina...

Ahmed leads No. 17 Washington past No. 21 USC 28-14

Sep. 28, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Elijah Molden dropped into open space near the goal line and went unnoticed. When the pass went his direction, Washington's young cornerback finally grabbed his first interception. Two plays later, Salvon Ahmed ran into open space. When he found it, the speedy running back broke off the...

Cougars, No. 19 Utes limp into game coming off big losses

Sep. 27, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

A week ago, the game between Washington State and Utah looked as though it might be a showdown between ranked and undefeated teams, and perhaps even a preview of the conference championship. Not anymore. The Cougars (3-1, 0-1 Pac-12) and the Utes (3-1, 0-1) are limping into Saturday's game in Salt Lake City...

Fink gets turn to start as No. 21 USC faces No. 17 Huskies

Sep. 27, 2019 2:10 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A month ago, the idea of Matt Fink even seeing the field for No. 21 USC seemed unlikely. Maybe in a blowout or some mop-up duty at best. Even he finds it a little shocking to be sitting in his current position, about to make his first start Saturday at No. 17 Washington after coming off the...

USC-Washington, Virginia-ND headline Week 5 schedule

Sep. 27, 2019 3:27 AM EDT

Notre Dame tries to bounce back from a painful loss and Southern California tries to build on the momentum of a surprising win in the two most notable college football matchups this week. The 21st-ranked Trojans visit No. 17 Washington on Saturday, while the 10th-ranked Fighting Irish host No. 18 Virginia. Those...

No. 21 USC looks to continue momentum at No. 17 Washington

Sep. 26, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: USC put its season back on an upward trajectory after last Friday's upset of Utah. Now the 21st-ranked Trojans (3-1, 2-0 Pac-12) face one of their biggest road tests of the year against No. 17 Washington on Saturday. Matt Fink is...