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Texas State safeth Zion Childress, left, and safety Tory Spears (14) break up a pass intended for Boston College tight end Hunter Long during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BC rallies from 14-points down, beats Texas State 24-21

Sep. 26, 2020 9:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Phil Jurkovec hit Hunter Long for a game-tying touchdown with 1:11 left, and Aaron Boumerhi kicked a 36-yard field goal with 3 seconds to play on Saturday night as Boston College rallied to beat Texas State 24-21 and avoid losing to a three-touchdown underdog for the second season in a row....

Virginia takes on Duke during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Charlottesville, Va. (Erin Edgerton/The Daily Progress via AP)

Armstrong, Davis help Virginia rally past winless Duke 38-20

Sep. 26, 2020 9:05 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — It took Virginia four scheduled opponents to actually get to start their season, and four quarters to hit their stride in a 38-20 victory against Dukes on Saturday night. Brennan Armstrong and Lavel Davis Jr. teamed up on a pair of early fourth-quarter touchdown passes and...

Louisville wide receiver Tutu Atwell (1) can't make a catch as Pittsburgh defensive back A.J. Woods (25) is called for pass interference during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 23-20.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

No. 21 Pitt holds off No. 24 Louisville 23-20

Sep. 26, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patrick Jones II wants No. 21 Pittsburgh's defense to be the best in the country. Not just in points allowed. Not just in yards allowed. Not just in sacks or turnovers. All of it. “We want it all,” the senior defensive end said. The Panthers are certainly playing like it....

Syracuse running back Sean Tucker (34) breaks away from a Georgia Tech defender for a long run during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. (Dennis Nett/The Post-Standard via AP)

Syracuse breaks out of rut, defeats Georgia Tech 37-20

Sep. 26, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, NY (AP) — Tommy DeVito threw for two scores, Sean Tucker ran for two others, and Syracuse broke out of its offensive doldrums to defeat Georgia Tech 37-20 Saturday for its first win of the season. The game, which was delayed more than 30 minutes while three Syracuse players were retested for...

FILE - This Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, file photo, shows the interior of the Carrier Dome before of an NCAA college football game between Syracuse and Florida State in Syracuse, N.Y. The Carrier Dome at Syracuse University hosted its first football game 40 years ago this week, and it's undergoing a major upgrade as the football season opener looms. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)

The Latest: Some Bucs fans to attend Oct. 4 Chargers game

Sep. 26, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play before some fans at Raymond James Stadium on Oct. 4 against the Los Angeles Chargers. The team said Saturday that season pass members with continuous membership since 1998 or earlier will have...

File-Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book (12) throws a pass during the first half of the Camping World Bowl NCAA college football game against Iowa State Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. Head coach Brian Kelly has seen growth in the 6-foot, 208-pound Book since quarterbacks coach Tom Rees became the team’s new offensive coordinator prior to the team’s Camping World Bow victory over Iowa State. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Notre Dame-Wake Forest postponed; Mountain West eyes fall

Sep. 25, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

As the Atlantic Coast Conference worked Tuesday to reschedule another league game postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak within one of its teams, the Mountain West was zeroing in on a possible late October start to its football season. No. 7 Notre Dame’s game at Wake Forest on Saturday was postponed...

File-Miami quarterback D'Eriq King (1) leaps for a second-quarter touchdown against UAB during an NCAA college football game in Miami Gardens, Fla., Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. King will lead Miami against Florida State Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP, File)

Week 4 Preview: FSU-Miami has King in spotlight; SEC begins

Sep. 25, 2020 2:41 AM EDT

The stakes have not recently been what they used to be for the Florida State-Miami rivalry, but the Seminoles and Hurricanes usually put on a good show. Before Miami won easily last year, the ‘Canes and ’Noles played five straight games decided by five points or fewer. A pandemic-altered college...

North Carolina State running back Ricky Person Jr. (8) throws a 2-yard touchdown pass during the second half of the team's 45-42 victory over Wake Forest in an NCAA college football game in Raleigh, N.C, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

No. 20 Hokies finally getting started vs. the Wolfpack

Sep. 24, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

North Carolina State (1-0, 1-0 ACC) at No. 20 Virginia Tech (0-0, 0-0), Saturday at 8 p.m. ET (ACCN). Line: Virginia Tech by 7. Series record: Virginia Tech leads 27-18-4 WHAT’S AT STAKE? The Hokies and Wolfpack finally meet two weeks after they were originally scheduled to before a coronavirus outbreak...

FILE - In this Sept. 14, 2019 file photo, Central Florida linebacker Eriq Gilyard rushes the Stanford line during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Orlando, Fla.  Georgia Tech hosts Central Florida on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020.(AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

No. 13 UCF opens AAC schedule by visiting East Carolina

Sep. 24, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

No. 13 Central Florida (1-0, 0-0 American Athletic Conference) at East Carolina (0-0, 0-0), Saturday at noon ET (ABC). Line: UCF by 27. Series record: ECU leads 10-8. WHAT’S AT STAKE? UCF is the preseason AAC favorite and is playing the second of two straight road games to open the season. The first was a...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, Kentucky quarterback Terry Wilson (3) throws the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game againstr Eastern Michigan, in Lexington, Ky. Terry Wilson has waited for football's return even longer than most of his Southeastern Conference brethren. No. 23 Kentucky's quarterback will take the field again Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, at No. 8 Auburn, returning from a knee injury that cost him almost all of last season. His Tigers' counterpart in the SEC's opening weekend is Bo Nix, coming off a strong freshman season.(AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)

No. 8 Auburn hosts No. 23 Kentucky on opening SEC weekend

Sep. 24, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

No. 23 Kentucky at No. 8 Auburn, Saturday at noon EDT (ESPN). Line: Auburn by 7 1/2. Series record: Auburn leads 26-6-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Both teams have little margin for error if they're going to contend in their respective divisions, especially in a season where games could be postponed or canceled....