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Florida State pulls away to beat Wake Forest 38-17

Oct. 20, 2018 9:30 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Cam Akers hasn't had much to smile about a year after rushing for 1,000 yards. Florida State's offensive line hasn't been able to open up as many rushing lanes and the sophomore has struggled. That changed on Saturday. Akers had two touchdown runs, including a 58-yarder, and...

Ohio wins 49-14 in Pelini's Bowling Green head-coaching bow

Oct. 20, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Nathan Rourke threw for four touchdowns on eight completions and Ohio defeated Bowling Green 49-14, spoiling the debut of interim head coach Carl Pelini on Saturday. Pelini took over the Falcons (1-7, 0-4 Mid-American) this week after Mike Jinks was fired following a 1-6 start this...

Army holds off Miami of Ohio 31-30 in double overtime

Oct. 20, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Darnell Woolfolk scored on a bruising 7-yard run up the middle in the second overtime, sophomore quarterback Cam Thomas rushed for 137 yards and one touchdown in his first career start, and Army held off Miami of Ohio 31-30 on Saturday. Army (5-2) remained unbeaten at home this...

Football teams find creative solutions to small numbers

Oct. 20, 2018 8:30 AM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Behind Toledo Christian Schools, head football coach Andrew Skeels is taking his team through another practice. As 11 players get ready to practice a field goal, four more players line up opposite them. But the four aren't some kind of scout defense — they're a makeshift goal...

Spartans, Wolverines showing respect before big matchup

Oct. 19, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio began his news conference this week by talking about how well Michigan is playing, and how the No. 6 Wolverines certainly deserve a lofty ranking. He later pointed out that recent matchups between the Spartans and Wolverines have been played in...

Cardinals offensive coordinator gone after blowout loss

Oct. 19, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy a day after the team was blown out at home by the Denver Broncos on national television. First-year head coach Steve Wilks said Friday that quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich will take over the job for a club that is 1-6, the...

Chasity Melvin joins Hornets' G League team coaching staff

Oct. 19, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chasity Melvin has been hired by the Charlotte Hornets' G League team, the Greensboro Swarm, as an assistant coach. She becomes the first female coach in Hornets and Swarm history. The former North Carolina State standout was the 11th overall selection in the 1999 WNBA draft. She...

Iowa basketball coach admits to sexually exploiting 400 boys

Oct. 19, 2018 3:28 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach faces potentially decades in prison after admitting to a yearslong pattern of sexually exploiting and abusing at least 400 boys, including former players, their friends and other young athletes. Greg Stephen, 42, posed as girls on social media...

Army faces Miami of Ohio at Michie Stadium

Oct. 19, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Miami of Ohio coach Chuck Martin isn't exactly looking forward to playing Army at Michie Stadium. Call it the fear of the triple option. "It's a nightmare to try to defend," Martin said. "It's certainly a nightmare to try to defend for one week. There's nothing you can throw at them...

Florida State, Wake look to get second half started right

Oct. 19, 2018 12:07 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State and Wake Forest are desperate for a win with both coming off bye weeks and begin the second half of the season. The Seminoles and Demon Deacons face off on Saturday in an ACC Atlantic Division matchup of programs that are looking to get back on track after shaky...