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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...

Armstrong carries California Baptist over SE Louisiana 83-66

Dec. 4, 2020 8:03 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Tre Armstrong scored a career-high 27 points and Ty Rowell added 20 points as California Baptist defeated Southeastern Louisiana 83-66 on Friday. Gorjok Gak had 10 rebounds and three assists, and Reed Nottage added six rebounds for California Baptist (1-2). Keon Clergeot had 16...

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...

La Tech plays for 1st time since Halloween, tops North Texas

Dec. 3, 2020 11:55 PM EST

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Israel Tucker carried it 37 times for 161 yards and two touchdowns, and Louisiana Tech beat North Texas 42-31 on Thursday night in its first game since Halloween. Louisiana Tech (5-3, 4-2 Conference USA) hadn't played since a 37-34 double-overtime victory over UAB on Oct. 31. The...

Ledoux carries Louisiana Tech past Louisiana-Monroe 78-62

Dec. 3, 2020 10:39 PM EST

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Kalob Ledoux had 15 points to lead five Louisiana Tech players in double figures as the Bulldogs beat Louisiana-Monroe 78-62 on Thursday night. Cobe Williams added 14 points, JaColby Pemberton chipped in 12, Amorie Archibald scored 11 and Kenneth Lofton Jr. had 10 for Louisiana Tech...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) and wide receiver John Metchie III (8) celebrate Smith's touchdown against Auburn during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

College Football Picks: Alabama-LSU has decided lack of buzz

Dec. 3, 2020 5:51 PM EST

Alabama-LSU has in 13 months gone from Game of the Century to not even as interesting as BYU at Coastal Carolina. The top-ranked Crimson Tide visit the defending national champion Tigers on Saturday for a game that is likely to be a name-the-score blowout for Alabama, which is favored by more than four...

Louisiana-Lafayette tight end Johnny Lumpkin (88) is stopped short of a touchdown by Louisiana-Monroe cornerback Kenderick Marbles (12) and safety Austin Hawley (15) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Monroe, La., Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

No. 20 Cajuns looks for measure of revenge vs. App State

Dec. 3, 2020 4:45 PM EST

No. 20 Louisiana-Lafayette (8-1, 6-1 Sun Belt) at Appalachian State (7-2, 5-1 Sun Belt), Friday, 8:30 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Appalachian State by 3. Series record: Appalachian State leads 8-0 WHAT’S AT STAKE? Pride and perhaps a little revenge. Lafayette has already clinched a spot in the Sun Belt...

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) heads for a long gain as coach Nick Saban watches during the team's NCAA college football game against Kentucky on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

No. 1 Alabama primed to prolong its primacy at LSU

Dec. 3, 2020 3:06 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The way top-ranked Alabama has been rolling over opponents, coach Nick Saban likely could spend another week or more recovering from COVID-19 at home without jeopardizing the Crimson Tide’s national title hopes. Saban, however, has left little doubt about his intention to be...

No. 20 La-Lafayette looks for first win vs Appalachian St

Dec. 3, 2020 2:52 PM EST

The 20th-ranked Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns have already secured a spot in the Sun Belt Conference championship game for the third straight season. But don’t think for a minute that renders Friday night’s game against bitter rival Appalachian State meaningless. Not only do the...

A student checks the time as others wait for the start of the annual college entrance examination amid the coronavirus pandemic at an exam hall in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. South Korean officials are urging people to remain at home if possible and cancel gatherings as about half a million students prepare for a crucial national college exam. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)

The Latest: Young S. Koreans taking crucial university exam

Dec. 3, 2020 3:45 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including 35 COVID-19 patients, are taking the country’s highly competitive university entrance exam despite a viral resurgence that has forced authorities to toughen social distancing rules. The Education Ministry says...