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CMU, Miami to meet in unexpected matchup for MAC title

Dec. 6, 2019 2:45 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — It was just over a year ago that Central Michigan introduced Jim McElwain as its new football coach, and at that point, the Chippewas were about as far from a championship as possible. They'd won one game all season, and that was against an FCS opponent. Now CMU is playing for a Mid-American...

No. 6 Oklahoma, No. 8 Baylor on playoff edge in Big 12 game

Dec. 6, 2019 2:42 AM EST

When Baylor jumped out to a quick 25-point lead over Oklahoma, there was a sense for the Bears that they really did belong in those conversations about being a Big 12 contender — and maybe even bigger things. That feeling didn’t go away, even after the 12-time Big 12 champion Sooners had their...

AP source: Fresno State coach Jeff Tedford stepping down

Dec. 6, 2019 12:54 AM EST

Fresno State football coach Jeff Tedford is stepping down from the job after three seasons at his alma mater. A person familiar with the decision says the 58-year-old Tedford will resign from his job. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday night because the decision has not been announced. The...

No. 19 Boise State hosts Hawaii in Mountain West title game

Dec. 5, 2019 7:25 PM EST

No. 19 Boise State (11-1, 8-0 Mountain West) vs. Hawaii (9-4, 5-3), Saturday at 4 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Boise State by 13 1/2. Series record: Boise State leads 13-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Mountain West title will again be decided on Boise’s blue turf and with it any chance the Broncos have of...

NFL or college? Alabama's Tagovailoa still weighing options

Dec. 5, 2019 5:59 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa said being assured he'd likely remain a high NFL draft pick could make “the biggest decision of my life" a little easier. The Alabama quarterback is still weighing his options and going through rehab for the right hip injury that ended his junior season...

Football championship sidelines Louisiana inaugural ball

Dec. 5, 2019 5:23 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards won't have an inaugural ball to celebrate the start of his second term in office, a disruption to tradition caused by college football's national championship game. The Democratic governor will be sworn in for his second term, along with other...

Column: Coach O turns out to be the perfect choice for LSU

Dec. 5, 2019 4:26 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — He comes at you with that raspy Cajun timbre, his words delivered from deep in the throat in rapid-fire succession, often requiring subtitles for those not raised in the backwaters of southern Louisiana. Ed Orgeron's portly, weathered face reveals every line and wrinkle of a man who would...

Utah, Oklahoma, Baylor need LSU to win SEC championship game

Dec. 5, 2019 3:47 PM EST

LSU will have plenty of fans on the campuses of Oklahoma, Baylor and perhaps Utah this week. If No. 4 Georgia (No. 4 CFP) upsets the top-ranked Tigers (No. 2 CFP) in the Southeastern Conference championship game Saturday in Atlanta, both are expected to make the four-team College Football Playoff field. That...

No. 20 App St faces Louisiana-Lafayette for Sun Belt title

Dec. 5, 2019 3:42 PM EST

Louisiana-Lafayette (10-2, 7-1 Sun Belt) at No. 20 Appalachian State (11-1, 7-1, No. 21 CFP), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Appalachian State by 6. Series record: Appalachian State leads 7-0 WHAT'S AT STAKE? This is the Sun Belt Conference championship game, so this is for all of the marbles —...

Team effort makes No. 16 Memphis productive on kick returns

Dec. 5, 2019 3:38 PM EST

Tony Pollard set the standard on kickoff returns during his career at Memphis. He turned kickoffs into scoring threats and Pollard scored seven touchdowns in three seasons on kickoffs. Now that Pollard has moved on to the NFL's Dallas Cowboys the Tigers are using a group effort to continue that success. Antonio...