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Taggart stays the course, looks for offensive improvement

Sep. 21, 2018 12:40 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Willie Taggart remains optimistic despite the rough start in his first season with the Seminoles. Taggart has just one win in his first three games in Tallahassee. But that's not new for him. Taggart went 2-10 in his first seasons at Western Kentucky (2010) and...

Stakes have changed, but Gators-Vols rivalry still has drama

Sep. 21, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The annual September matchup between Florida and Tennessee doesn't have the same meaning it carried back when the game usually decided the SEC East title. But what this series has lost in national relevance, it has gained in suspense. Florida beat Tennessee 26-20 last year on a...

Perkins, Virginia look to keep building against Louisville

Sep. 21, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Bryce Perkins has shown himself to be a dynamic runner and an accurate passer in his first three starts for Virginia, and the transfer quarterback feels like the Cavaliers have hardly scratched the surface of their potential. Virginia (2-1) hopes to be clicking on all cylinders...

No. 13 Hokies well rested for road matchup vs Old Dominion

Sep. 21, 2018 12:22 PM EDT

Virginia Tech is finally getting back on the football field after an unexpected week off because of Hurricane Florence, and the No. 13 Hokies are eager to see if the extra work they did will pay off. The Hokies (2-0) will face Old Dominion (0-3) at the Monarchs' Foreman Field on Saturday. "I guess it was good and...

Arizona State travels to No. 10 Washington in Pac-12 opener

Sep. 21, 2018 12:18 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Herm Edwards arrived back on the Arizona State campus sometime around 3:30 a.m. last Sunday. Rather than going home and not sleeping, Edwards immediately went to work at finding the reasons behind the Sun Devils' first loss of the season. It was a quick assessment knowing the Sun Devils...

Unbeaten Syracuse meets familiar foe in struggling UConn

Sep. 21, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Unbeaten after three games for only the eighth time in eight decades, Syracuse concludes a three-game homestand on Saturday against a familiar foe that's struggling. With a game at No. 3 Clemson on the horizon in a week, looking past Connecticut (1-2) isn't an option for the Orange as...

No. 6 LSU remembers why it must respect Louisiana Tech

Sep. 21, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU and coach Ed Orgeron need look back no further than last season for lessons about why the sixth-ranked Tigers should take Louisiana Tech seriously. Troy, a mid-major from the Sun Belt Conference, invaded Death Valley and celebrated a signature victory over a 2017 LSU team that...

Fisher, No. 22 Texas A&M seeking upset of No. 1 Alabama

Sep. 21, 2018 11:55 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — It has become a regular thing for Alabama coach Nick Saban to stalk the sideline opposite one of his former pupils. Beating them has certainly been routine. Saban and the top-ranked Crimson Tide face another former acolyte Saturday when Jimbo Fisher brings his 22nd-ranked Texas...

Meyer's back, but No. 4 Buckeyes managed fine without him

Sep. 21, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, watching on TV at home while serving a suspension, got so worked up during the TCU game last week that he had to leave the room when the Buckeyes struggled. "I only watched the good plays," Meyer said this week. "I couldn't take it. My daughter kept me...

Duke hosts NC Central with Virginia Tech matchup looming

Sep. 21, 2018 11:36 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke is off to another fast start, on the verge of cracking the national rankings and with a huge home game looming next week. Nothing would kill that buzz quite like a loss to North Carolina Central. The Blue Devils (3-0) vow to keep the focus on their crosstown counterparts from the...