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Louisiana-Lafayette wide receiver Kyren Lacy (2) misses a reception under coverage from Appalachian State defensive back Shemar Jean-Charles (8) during an NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Boone, N.C. (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP, Pool)

No. 20 La.-Lafayette overcomes bad snaps to beat App State

Dec. 5, 2020 1:38 AM EST

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — It was anything put pretty, and at times downright nerve-wracking, yet coach Billy Napier and Louisiana-Lafayette finally got the best of Appalachian State. No. 20 Louisiana-Lafayette overcame three snaps that sailed over the punter's head and another bad one on a extra point to beat...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson (26) runs past Northern Illinois linebacker Daveren Rayner (9) during the first half of an NCAA football game, in DeKalb, Ill. There was a time no one was interested in recruiting Jaret Patterson, the under-sized running back, who finally accepted an offer to play at Buffalo. Some four years later, Patterson is the talk of the nation after generating 409 yards rushing and scoring eight touchdowns in a 70-41 win over Kent State last weekend. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

Buffalo yet to be informed by MAC it has clinched East title

Dec. 4, 2020 8:07 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The undefeated Buffalo Bulls’ bid to clinch the Mid-American Conference East Division title were placed on hold on Friday before they even had a chance to play a down. Four hours into their trip to play Ohio, Buffalo turned its buses around upon being informed its game on...

Marv Marinovich, former USC football captain, dies at 81

Dec. 4, 2020 6:37 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marv Marinovich, who captained Southern California’s national championship football team in 1962 and famously employed his strength and conditioning methods to groom son Todd into becoming quarterback for the Trojans, has died. He was 81. The university said he died Thursday of...

Vanderbilt's Sarah Fuller, right, kicks off as Ryan McCord (27) holds to start the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. With the kick, Fuller became the first female to play in a Southeastern Conference football game. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

SEC revamps December schedule to make up for postponed games

Dec. 4, 2020 4:42 PM EST

The Southeastern Conference has announced a revamped schedule for Dec. 12 and Dec. 19, including Vanderbilt's game at No. 11 Georgia that could not be played as scheduled on Saturday because of coronavirus concerns. The rescheduled games announced Friday were made necessary following postponements due to the...

Tulsa fans cheer as linebacker Zaven Collins (23) returns an interception for a touchdown during the second overtime of the team's NCAA college football game against Tulane in Tulsa, Okla., Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

No. 22 Tulsa seeks berth in AAC title game with win vs Navy

Dec. 4, 2020 2:41 PM EST

Riding a five-game winning streak after working its way around a constantly changing schedule, No. 22 Tulsa must overcome an old nemesis Saturday to clinch a berth in the American Athletic Conference title game. The Golden Hurricane (5-1, 5-0, No. 24 CFP) face Navy (3-5, 3-3) in a game originally scheduled for...

Coach when Kansas football player died fired in Missouri

Dec. 4, 2020 1:49 PM EST

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Southern State has dismissed coach Jeff Sims, who was coach at Garden City (Kansas) Community College in 2018 when a 19-year-old football player died of heat stroke. Athletic director Jared Bruggeman announced Sims' firing on Wednesday but did not give a reason. Sims was in his...

Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral (2) and coach Lane Kiffin talk before the team's NCAA college football game against Mississippi State, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Oxford, Miss. Mississippi won 31-24. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

The Latest: Mississippi pauses football activities thru Wed

Dec. 4, 2020 1:32 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Mississippi has paused football team activities until at least next Wednesday because of new COVID-19 cases. The school announced that the team had “a few new positive COVID-19 cases being identified each day.”...

BYU wide receiver Neil Pau'u (2) congratulates running back Miles Davis, right, after his fourth quarter touchdown against North Alabama during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, Pool)

Take Two: No. 8 BYU steps in to face No. 14 Coastal Carolina

Dec. 4, 2020 2:26 AM EST

Different opponent for No. 14 Coastal Carolina. Even bigger stakes in this Top 25 matchup between the Chanticleers and No. 8 BYU. In another COVID-induced schedule twist, Coastal Carolina (9-0, No. 18 CFP) and BYU (9-0, No. 13 CFP) will square off after the Cougars stepped in to replace No. 25 Liberty. “We...

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass against Indiana during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Week 14: Ohio State returns and BYU-Coastal square off

Dec. 4, 2020 2:25 AM EST

Among the teams contending for a playoff spot, the intrigue is not about who No. 3 Ohio State is playing as much as who will be play playing for the Buckeyes this weekend. Ohio State seems to be on track to play at Michigan State on Saturday after a spike in COVID-19 cases in the program forced a cancellation of...

Southern California quarterback Kedon Slovis throws a pass during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Utah on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

No. 17 USC gets back to work with Sunday visit from Wash St

Dec. 4, 2020 1:33 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No. 17 Southern California had largely managed to avoid coronavirus-related problems within its football program until last week, when an ill-timed outbreak cost the Trojans a game and a chance to make a national impression. A week and a day later, USC (3-0) will get back to work Sunday...