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Bears rely on ground game and backup Khalil Herbert

Sep. 26, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — If not for running the football, the Chicago Bears would have very little offense. The Bears have been able to run it throughout quarterback Justin Fields’ struggles in the passing game and Sunday had their biggest day on the ground since Walter Payton...

Texans' fourth-quarter woes continue in loss to Bears

Sep. 26, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans failed to score in the fourth quarter again Sunday against the Chicago Bears to remain winless through three weeks. Houston has not scored a single point in the final quarter this season, leaving coach Lovie Smith searching for ways to get his team...

No. 10 Arkansas to face Petrino, upset-minded Missouri State

Sep. 15, 2022 10:09 AM EDT

Missouri State (2-0) at No. 10 Arkansas (2-0), Saturday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN+) Line: No line on FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Arkansas leads 7-0 WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Razorbacks finished a grueling two-game stretch to open the season...

Ducks look forward, not back, ahead of Eastern Washington

Sep. 08, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

Eastern Washington (1-0) at Oregon (0-1), Saturday, 8:30 p.m. ET (Pac-12) Line: No line. Series record: Oregon won the only previous meeting 61-42 at Autzen Stadium in 2015. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Oregon is coming off a disheartening...

No. 5 Clemson faces Furman, looks to stay perfect vs. FCS

Sep. 08, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

Furman (1-0) at No. 5 Clemson (1-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (ACC Network). Line: No line, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Clemson leads 43-10-4. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Clemson looks to start 2-0 for the seventh time in eight...

Gardner-Webb rushes for 8 TDs in rout of Limestone

Sep. 01, 2022 22:44 PM EDT

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — Narii Gaither had 137 of Gardner-Webb's 412 rushing yards, Janiero Crankfield rushed for three scores, and the Runnin' Bulldogs routed Division II Limestone 56-21 on Thursday night in a season opener for both teams. Gaither, a preseason All-American who...

It's Prime time in Mississippi, with dose of Kiffin, Leach

Aug. 26, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

Mississippi’s Big Three are anything but boring. Deion Sanders, Lane Kiffin and Mike Leach are big-name coaches who aren’t shy to voice their opinions. And all three have enjoyed success on the sidelines. It’s interesting times for fans of all three programs. ...

PICK SIX: Freshmen with high expectations to watch in 2022

Aug. 18, 2022 02:36 AM EDT

Travis Hunter was likely the most talked about recruit in the 2022 class, if not before signing day, certainly after he opted to play at Jackson State. The two-way player from Suwanee, Georgia, became the first five-star recruit to sign with an FCS school since the ratings system was...

Hartung, Whitworth, Talib join 'Thursday Night Football'

Jul. 21, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

Prime Video's crew for “Thursday Night Football” is nearly set, less than two months before its first regular-season game. Kaylee Hartung has been hired by Amazon as the sideline reporter while Andrew Whitworth and Aqib Talib have signed on as contributors for pregame, halftime...