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Vikings DB coach Scott has worked his way up with confidence

Jan. 07, 2022 19:09 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Confidence might be the most critical of the ingredients necessary for coaching in the NFL, working in a high-stakes league and such a high-intensity sport. That's the gist of how Karl Scott got the job with the Minnesota Vikings before this season as their...

No. 6 Baylor tops No. 8 Ole Miss in Sugar Bowl; Corral hurt

Jan. 02, 2022 02:31 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Sugar Bowl showdown against Mississippi and coach Lane Kiffin's explosive, Southeastern Conference-leading offense provided a high-profile platform for Baylor to validate its old-school formula of ball control and aggressive defense. Al Walcott set a Sugar Bowl...

Corral's decision sweetens Ole Miss-Baylor Sugar Bowl tilt

Dec. 31, 2021 17:10 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral wasn't about to miss a chance to make history in the Sugar Bowl. The potential first-round NFL draft choice has spent four years helping the Rebels (10-2) rise from the bottom of the Southeastern Conference standings to a No. 8...

High-scoring Ole Miss meets stingy Baylor in Sugar Bowl

Dec. 31, 2021 14:01 PM EST

Sugar Bowl: No. 6 Baylor (11-2, Big 12) vs. No. 8 Mississippi (10-2, SEC), Jan. 1, 8:45 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: Mississippi by 1 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Baylor leads, 1-0. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Possibly a top-10...

Column: Bowl season back to normal, why to watch them all

Dec. 14, 2021 12:57 PM EST

To be frank, last year's bowl season felt a little sad. A bunch of bowls were canceled by the pandemic even before the matchups were set. More had to be called off on relatively short notice. Teams decided to pass on playing in a bowl altogether after rocky seasons. Fans were...

Cyclones RB Hall, Bears' Aranda, Pitre win AP Big 12 honors

Dec. 09, 2021 19:52 PM EST

Iowa State running back Breece Hall is The Associated Press Big 12 offensive player of the year for the second season in a row, while conference champion Baylor has the league's top defender and coach. Baylor senior safety Jalen Pitre was named defensive player of the year and...

Sugar Bowl matches No. 6 Baylor vs. No. 8 Mississippi

Dec. 05, 2021 18:45 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Big 12 champion Baylor and No. 8 Mississippi, which finished second behind Alabama in the SEC West, will conclude their seasons against one another in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day. “It's a good contrast in styles," Baylor coach Dave Aranda, who...

CFP Takeaways: Bearcats belong; Tide proves doubters wrong

Dec. 05, 2021 00:31 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cincinnati proved it belonged, Alabama showed it should never be doubted and Jim Harbaugh finally delivered Michigan fans the season they have been craving. The College Football Playoff picture easily fell into place Saturday as the Bearcats...

Baylor holds on for Big 12 title, knocks Okla St out of CFP

Dec. 04, 2021 23:55 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dezmon Jackson came up inches short on a desperate, fourth-down dive in the final seconds for Oklahoma State, knocking the fifth-ranked Cowboys out of contention for a spot in the four-team playoff. “Just heartbreak,” Cowboys guard Josh Sills...

Patience helps Wake Forest, Pitt build for ACC title shot

Dec. 03, 2021 12:07 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Dave Clawson needed eight seasons to build a successful football program at Wake Forest and turn the Demon Deacons into Atlantic Coast Conference division winners. Pat Narduzzi needed a little less time to do it at Pittsburgh, though the...