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Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond (11) looks to pass against Auburn during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Mond, No. 5 Texas A&M finish strong in 31-20 win over Auburn

Dec. 5, 2020 4:38 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Texas A&M looked every bit the playoff contender with a seemingly unstoppable offense and impenetrable defense — in the fourth quarter, at least. And that was plenty. Kellen Mond passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third and the fifth-ranked Aggies scored 17 points in...

Missouri place kicker Harrison Mevis (92) kicks a 32-yard field goal to defeat Arkansas 50-48 on the final play of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Missouri erases late deficit to beat Arkansas in wild finish

Dec. 5, 2020 4:37 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After surrendering the lead in the most excruciating way possible, Missouri drove the field in the final 43 seconds and beat Arkansas 50-48 on Saturday when Harrison Mevis made a 32-yard field goal as time expired. The Tigers (5-3) erased a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to take the...

TCU quarterback Max Duggan (15) throws downfield against Oklahoma State during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

QB Duggan paces TCU in 29-22 win over No. 19 Oklahoma State

Dec. 5, 2020 4:34 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU quarterback Max Duggan threw a go-ahead, 71-yard touchdown pass midway through the fourth quarter and ran for two more scores as the Horned Frogs held off No. 19 Oklahoma State 29-22 on Saturday. Duggan threw for 265 yards and ran for 104 to lead the Horned Frogs (5-4, 5-4 Big...

North Carolina coach Mack Brown enters the field prior to and NCAA college football game against Western Carolina on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)

Carter's 3 TDs help carry N. Carolina past W. Carolina 49-9

Dec. 5, 2020 4:32 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Michael Carter rushed for three touchdowns and Sam Howell threw for two touchdowns as 17th-ranked North Carolina rolled past Western Carolina 49-9 in its home finale Saturday. North Carolina (7-3) built a 42-3 halftime lead against the Football Championship Subdivision opponent....

Texas Tech's Myles Price (18) scores a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Kansas, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

Texas Tech escapes Kansas 16-13 without coach Wells

Dec. 5, 2020 4:27 PM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Xavier White had 135 yards rushing and 28 receiving, Jonathan Garibay made a late go-ahead field goal and Texas Tech overcame four turnovers to hold off winless Kansas 16-13 on Saturday without coach Matt Wells. Kansas had two opportunities to tie it in the final five-plus minutes...

California News Digest

Dec. 5, 2020 4:26 PM EST

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in California. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Los Angeles bureau at 213-626-1200, losangeles@ap.org, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, sanfrancisco@ap.org. Jocelyn...

Martinez runs for 2, passes for 1, Huskers top Purdue 37-27

Dec. 5, 2020 4:24 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Adrian Martinez ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to help Nebraska to a 37-27 victory over Purdue on Saturday. Martinez completed 23 of 30 passes for 242 yards and rushed for another 45 yards for the Cornhuskers.. Both teams are 2-4 in the Big Ten-only schedule....

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields (1) escapes from Michigan State linebacker Antjuan Simmons during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

No. 3 Ohio State has no problem with Spartans in 52-12 win

Dec. 5, 2020 4:20 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Justin Fields threw for two touchdowns and Haskell Garrett scored on an interception to lift No. 3 Ohio State to an easy 52-12 victory over Michigan State on Saturday. The Buckeyes (5-0, 5-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) were able to take the field after a coronavirus-related cancellation...

Pratt in on four TDs as Tulane beats Memphis 35-21

Dec. 5, 2020 4:16 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Freshman quarterback Michael Pratt threw for 254 yards and two touchdowns, ran for two more and may have iced the Tulane's 35-21 defeat of Memphis on Saturday when he was hit while scrambling on what was ruled a targeting penalty. Tulane led 28-21 and was driving in the fourth quarter...

Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson, left, reacts after speaking with an official during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

Virus sidelines No. 10 Houston coach Sampson, assistant son

Dec. 5, 2020 4:12 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston coach Kelvin Sampson and his son, assistant coach Kellen Sampson, will sit out Saturday because of COVID-19 concerns when the No. 10 Cougars host South Carolina. The school said the Sampsons would miss the game because of the virus and contact tracing protocols. It said both Sampsons...