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Inconsistent Franks, No. 8 Florida rally to beat Miami 24-20

Aug. 24, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Feleipe Franks was clutch one minute and confused the next, showing the kind of inconsistency that got him benched five times in two years. His job might be in jeopardy again if not for Florida's defense. Franks made up for three inexcusable turnovers by accounting for three...

Florida, Miami announce suspensions before season opener

Aug. 24, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — No. 8 Florida has suspended four players, including safety Brad Stewart and defensive tackle Tedarrell Slaton, for the team's season opener against Miami. The Gators announced the suspensions about five minutes before kickoff at Camping World Stadium. They also suspended receiver Rick...

Mays, Youngstown State defeat Samford 45-22

Aug. 24, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Nathan Mays threw for two touchdowns and the defense forced four turnovers to lead Youngstown State to a 45-22 win over Samford in the FCS Kickoff Classic on Saturday. In the second kickoff of the 150th season of college football, Mays had two short scoring passes in the first half...

Backup QB Jake Haener leaves No. 13 Washington

Aug. 24, 2019 5:31 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Backup quarterback Jake Haener is leaving No. 13 Washington after losing a camp battle for the starting job to Georgia transfer Jacob Eason. Washington released a statement on Saturday announcing Haener was leaving the program effective immediately. There were no other details. A day...

Villanova tops Colgate 34-14 behind arm of Danny Smith

Aug. 24, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Danny Smith threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, leading Villanova past Colgate 34-14 on Saturday in the first game of the 150th season of college football. Justin Covington contributed 134 yards, his first game reaching 100 yards, and the defense set the tone with two...

Oklahoma State not announcing a starting QB before opener

Aug. 23, 2019 9:10 PM EDT

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State hasn't announced a starting quarterback and coach Mike Gundy will not reveal his plans for the position before the Cowboys' season opener next Friday night at Oregon State. Both redshirt freshman Spencer Sanders and Hawaii grad transfer Dru Brown have been competing...

Alabama QB Tagovailoa absorbs lessons from title game

Aug. 23, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Tua Tagovailoa has been studying men from the Bible, incluiding Joseph, Moses and David. The Alabama quarterback believes he can draw from their successes and failures and the fact that they each had some of both. Tagovailoa can relate to their experiences after an almost...

Transfer WR Sean Ryan ruled immediately eligible at WVU

Aug. 23, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — The NCAA has granted immediately eligibility to West Virginia wide receiver Sean Ryan. West Virginia coach Neal Brown announced the approval Friday. Ryan is a sophomore who transferred to West Virginia from Temple in May. The Owls underwent two head coaching changes after the end...

Sean Clifford named starting QB for No. 15 Penn State

Aug. 23, 2019 6:21 PM EDT

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Sean Clifford will start at quarterback for No. 15 Penn State in its season opener against Idaho. The Nittany Lions announced Clifford as the starter in a tweet on Friday. Clifford was expected to win the starting job after longtime backup Tommy Stevens transferred to Mississippi...

NCAA clears Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus to play

Aug. 23, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus was declared eligible to play Friday, a year after he was suspended in the fallout from a sexual assault allegation that resulted in his acquittal by a jury at trial. Cephus was suspended from the team in August 2018 after he was charged with...