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STAT WATCH: Big Ten leads in scoring with Terps setting pace

Sep. 9, 2019 3:16 AM EDT

Never known as a bastion of offense, the Big Ten is putting up points at a rate unmatched by any conference through the first two weeks of the season. The Big Ten team average is 40.5 points per game, largely because Penn State and Maryland each scored a national season-high 79 in Week 1. Maryland followed with...

AP Top 25: LSU moves up to give SEC 3 of top 4 in AP poll

Sep. 8, 2019 2:15 PM EDT

The Southeastern Conference held three of the top four spots in The Associated Press college football poll after LSU's road victory against Texas pushed the Tigers to No. 4. Clemson remained No. 1 on Sunday, receiving 56 first-place votes out of 62 in the Top 25 presented by Regions Bank. No. 2 Alabama received...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: LSU's masterpiece, Michigan's mess

Sep. 8, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

Much was made in the offseason about two high-profile programs trying to revamp their offenses. On Saturday, Michigan's makeover looked like a mess and LSU's like a masterpiece. The sixth-ranked Tigers won the game of the day at No. 9 Texas, with Joe Burrow becoming the first LSU quarterback with a 400-yard...

Huskers visit old rival Colorado looking to avenge 2018 loss

Sep. 5, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

Here's what to watch in the Big Ten this week: GAME OF THE WEEK Co-No. 25 Nebraska at Colorado The Cornhuskers are revved to play their old Big Eight/Big 12 rivals after a sluggish offensive performance against South Alabama. Colorado came into Lincoln last year and rallied in the second half to win; plus the...

STAT WATCH: Terps, Nittany Lions post impressive numbers

Sep. 2, 2019 3:57 AM EDT

It's the time of year when mismatches skew statistics. That said, there was some prodigious production worth noting in Week 1. Maryland and Penn State each scored 79 points in their openers, tied with Fresno State last year and Missouri in 2016 for the highest total since UNLV hung 80 on Idaho State in 2015. In a...

Maryland starts anew under Locksley, who returns to roots

Aug. 13, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Coming off the darkest season in the history of the Maryland football program, the Terrapins are poised to enter a new era under a coach who remembers what it was like when the team competed for conference titles and regularly played in bowl games. Mike Locksley, hired in December...

Sarkisian inherits Alabama offense loaded with playmakers

Aug. 6, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Steve Sarkisian keeps hitting the jackpot when it comes to quarterbacks and other offensive playmakers. A former USC and Washington head coach, Sarkisian left the Crimson Tide after the national championship game in January 2017 to head to the NFL. He took over an offense led by...

Maryland's 1st camp under Locksley has a positive vibe

Aug. 2, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Hours before Mike Locksley supervised a training camp practice for the first time since 2011, Maryland's new head coach felt like a kid who had just been visited by Santa Claus. "As a coach, this is like Christmas in August for us," Locksley said Friday morning. "This is an...