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No. 3 Clemson, No. 22 Virginia vying for ACC championship

Dec. 5, 2019 3:03 PM EST

No. 22 Virginia (9-3, 6-2 ACC) vs. No. 3 Clemson (12-0, 8-0; No. 3 CFP), Saturday at 7:30 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Clemson by 28. Series record: Clemson leads 38-8-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Clemson is looking to become the first program with five straight championship game victories, keeping alive its 27-game win...

Clemson's Swinney, Cavs' Mendenhall on similar ACC paths

Dec. 5, 2019 2:59 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Bronco Mendenhall had only said a few words and Clemson's Dabo Swinney realized the new Virginia coach was more than a colleague: this was someone who understood how to lead a team to success. Mendenhall and the 22nd-ranked Cavaliers (9-3; No. 23 College Football Playoff) will square...

Offense vs Defense: No. 1 LSU vs No. 4 Georgia for SEC title

Dec. 5, 2019 2:39 PM EST

No. 1 LSU (12-0, 8-0 SEC, No. 2 CFP) vs. No. 4 Georgia (11-1, 7-1, No. 4) in Atlanta, Saturday at 4 p.m. EST (CBS). Line: LSU by 7. Series record: LSU leads 17-13-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Georgia needs to knock off the unbeaten Tigers to earn a berth in the four-team College Football Playoff. If the Bulldogs lose,...

Louisville's Satterfield picked as ACC coach of year

Dec. 5, 2019 12:49 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Louisville's Scott Satterfield is the Atlantic Coast Conference's coach of the year. In voting results announced Thursday, Satterfield received 23 of a possible 60 votes, with 17 votes for Virginia's Bronco Mendenhall and 15 for Clemson's Dabo Swinney. In his first season with the...

College Football Picks: Searching for upsets to scramble CFP

Dec. 4, 2019 3:26 PM EST

Championship weekend rarely produces the type of upsets that throw the national championship race into turmoil. Heading into this year’s slate of conference title games, a case could be made that No. 1 LSU (No. 2 CFP), No. 2 Ohio State (No. 1 CFP) and No. 3 Clemson (No. 3 CFP) have all done enough already...

Stout defenses could play role in outcome of ACC title game

Dec. 4, 2019 2:18 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The offenses are deservedly getting a lot of attention heading into Saturday night's clash between Clemson and Virginia in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. But the defenses shouldn't be overlooked. They are mong the league’s best and will play a role in...

NC State names Gibson as defensive coordinator, LBs coach

Dec. 4, 2019 2:10 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has moved Tony Gibson to defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. The school announced the move Wednesday, two days after the firing of Dave Huxtable as defensive coordinator. Gibson had joined the Wolfpack in January to coach safeties while carrying the title...

Clemson's Etienne, UNC's Howell earn ACC's individual awards

Dec. 4, 2019 11:58 AM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Clemson running back Travis Etienne is once again the Atlantic Coast Conference's player of the year and North Carolina's Sam Howell is the league's top rookie. The ACC on Wednesday announced its individual awards as determined by a panel of 46 media members and 14 head coaches....

Ohio St, LSU, Clemson, UGA in CFP position; Utah, OU next

Dec. 3, 2019 8:45 PM EST

Ohio State will go into championship weekend as the top team in the College Football Playoff selection committee’s rankings, followed by LSU, Clemson and Georgia. Utah, Oklahoma and Baylor are on deck, and that could turn out to be the great debate by Saturday night. Utah was fifth, Oklahoma sixth and...

All-America Watch: Championship weekend’s best matchups

Dec. 3, 2019 4:30 PM EST

Only the best of the best get to play this weekend in college football. Championship weekend crowns the winner of 10 Bowl Subdivision conferences and matches up some big-time players. A look at some of the potential All-Americans who will be matching up in major college football’s biggest trophy games. The...