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California quarterback Chase Garbers (7) hands off to running back DeShawn Collins (26) against Illinois during the second half of the Redbox Bowl NCAA college football game Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Garbers big day leads Cal past Illinois in Redbox Bowl

Dec. 30, 2019 8:58 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As a freshman a year ago, Chase Garbers was benched at halftime for ineffectiveness during his first trip to a bowl game. The California quarterback made his second appearance in the postseason much more memorable for both himself and the Golden Bears. Garbers threw four...

Former Florida State coach Willie Taggart introduced as Florida Atlantic University's, new football head coach during press conference Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Boca Raton, Fla. (Carline Jean/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

No Kiffin, no problem: FAU rolls past SMU 52-28 in Boca Bowl

Dec. 21, 2019 8:41 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Lane Kiffin was watching his now-former Florida Atlantic team play from elsewhere. A bunch of key FAU starters, including the school's only first-team All-American, were missing. The coaching staff the Owls had Saturday faces a very uncertain future starting Sunday. Adversity was...

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day reacts after a touchdown in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

12 of 26 first-year coaches are taking their teams to bowls

Dec. 8, 2019 8:35 PM EST

Twelve of the 26 first-year coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision are taking their teams to bowls. Ohio State’s Ryan Day is among six first-year coaches at bowl-bound Power Five schools. His unbeaten Buckeyes are the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff and will play Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl....

Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry looks to pass against SMU during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Perry leads Navy past No. 21 SMU 35-28

Nov. 23, 2019 8:58 PM EST

ANNAPOLS, Md. (AP) — At one point in a tight game against No. 21 SMU Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry approached coach Ken Niumatalolo about giving someone else the ball. Not a chance. Perry found a seam and scampered 70 yards with just over six minutes remaining to break a tie and Navy beat the Mustangs...

SMU wide receiver James Proche, left, catches a touchdown pass while East Carolina cornerback Ja'Quan McMillian (21) looks on during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

No. 21 SMU, Navy hope to stay alive for AAC West title

Nov. 22, 2019 7:07 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — SMU and Navy meet Saturday looking to keep their West Division title hopes alive in the American Athletic Conference. The winner of the matchup between SMU (9-1, 5-1) and Navy (7-2, 5-1) will remain in contention for the division title. The loser almost certainly will be eliminated....