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Mistake-prone Falcons looking for quick fix after 27-24 loss

Sep. 22, 2019 7:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn looked at the stat sheet and got right to the point Sunday. Quarterback Matt Ryan felt the same way. The Falcons need to fix their mistakes and quickly. "The penalties, turnovers, those kinds of things, we've had too much of that in the first couple weeks...

Broncos' search for win continues with tough loss to Packers

Sep. 22, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Denver Broncos' search for their first victory under coach Vic Fangio continues. And their latest loss was yet another gut-punch. The Broncos were left shaking their heads, expressing frustration while vowing to turn things around, after a 27-16 loss to Aaron Rodgers and the...

Analysis: At scandal-torn USC, can integrity save Helton?

Sep. 22, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The inauguration of new University of Southern California President Carol L. Folt began with a procession of hundreds through Alumni Memorial Park, with its lush green hedges and broad shade trees surrounding the Youth Triumphant fountain. Academic gowns. Flags and banners. The USC...

Thompson-Robinson, UCLA rally past No. 19 Washington St.

Sep. 22, 2019 3:46 AM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Coach Chip Kelly says he never lost faith in his UCLA team, even as it was losing its first three games. Kelly said the Bruins played hard all 12 quarters of those losses, and that paid dividends when they fell behind at No. 19 Washington State on Saturday night. Dorian...

Trick play helps Pitt upset No. 15 UCF 35-34

Sep. 21, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh offensive coordinator Mark Whipple installed the play he dubbed "Pitt Special" during the second week of training camp. Whipple had his first-stringers run it once against the starting defense and it worked. So he made sure the Panthers practiced it during Thursday walkthroughs...

Howard beats Delaware State 24-9, gives Prince first victory

Sep. 21, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Caylin Newton threw for two touchdowns, ran for another score, and Howard beat Delaware State 24-9 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener and gave Ron Prince his first victory as head coach of the Bison. The Hornets (1-2, 0-1) took a 7-0 lead on a 2-yard pass from Tylik Bethea to...

Coach Day to keep No. 6 Ohio St on task against Miami

Sep. 20, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Ryan Day believes the No. 6 Buckeyes have the talent and desire for greatness this season. He's trying to keep players focused on a game that likely won't test them. After swamping lesser opponents in the first three games , the Buckeyes (3-0, 1-0 Big Ten) get another...

After tough loss, Spartans look to rebound at Northwestern

Sep. 20, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio isn't losing faith in his team. He has seen the Spartans bounce back from difficult losses to make a run in Big Ten play and is banking on a similar scenario, starting with the game at Northwestern on Saturday. "At the end of the day, you've got to...

McElwain returns to Florida as Central Michigan visits Miami

Sep. 20, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The last time Central Michigan's Jim McElwain coached a game in the state of Florida, it was a disaster. His return might not be much easier. Central Michigan (2-1) is a four-touchdown underdog for its matchup Saturday at Miami (1-2), and McElwain knows this will be a daunting...

Brown faces former school when Tar Heels host App State

Sep. 20, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Mack Brown hopes to make this weekend one more feel-good milestone in his return to the sideline. The winningest active coach in the FBS faces the school that gave him his first head coaching job when North Carolina plays host to Appalachian State on Saturday in the instate...