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AP Top 25 Reality Check: Separation at top around country

Nov. 18, 2019 3:26 AM EST

Separation at the top and a few random scheduling quirks has allowed the AP college football poll voters to work a little easier this season than last. No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Ohio State and No. 3 Clemson held their spots in the AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank this week. The only movement in the top five was Georgia...

Lawrence throws 4 TDs as No. 3 Clemson tops Deacons 52-3

Nov. 16, 2019 8:24 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence wasn’t going to slow down after clinching the ACC Atlantic a week earlier. No. 3 Clemson didn’t, either. Lawrence tied his career high with four touchdowns, three to Tee Higgins, and No. 3 Clemson won its 26th straight game and completed a second straight...

Clemson starting WRs Ross, Rodgers hurt against Wake Forest

Nov. 16, 2019 5:34 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson starting receivers Justyn Ross and Amari Rodgers were hurt in the opening half of the third-ranked Tigers’ game with Wake Forest on Saturday. Ross was hurt late in the second quarter and, while got up and walked to the sidelines, he appeared sluggish as he and a trainer...

No. 3 Clemson focused heading into final push to playoffs

Nov. 15, 2019 10:01 AM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 3 Clemson is back in playoff position with no plans to give up its foothold after clinching a fifth straight ACC Atlantic Division title. Even some past Tiger stars are helping make sure this group maintains its focus. Clemson (10-0, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) had expected a...

Clemson looking for 26th straight win against Wake Forest

Nov. 14, 2019 2:39 PM EST

Wake Forest (7-2, 3-2 ACC) at No. 3 Clemson (10-0, 7-0, No. 3 CFP), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Penn State by 34 1/2. Series record: Clemson leads 66-17-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Clemson is looking to make the College Football Playoff for a fifth straight season — and that would vanish with a slip-up...

Wake-Clemson matchup headlines ACC’s 12th week

Nov. 14, 2019 4:06 AM EST

Here are things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference in Week 12: GAME OF THE WEEK Wake Forest at No. 3 Clemson. Both teams might be better off if the Tigers (10-0, 7-0, No. 3 CFP) beat the Demon Deacons (7-2, 3-2). A Wake Forest win would almost certainly knock Clemson out of the playoff picture and put the...

College Football Picks: Auburn at center of all down stretch

Nov. 13, 2019 3:33 PM EST

Over the next three weeks, Auburn will be in the middle of the action even though the Tigers are outside the playoff race. No. 13 Auburn plays two top-five playoff contenders in No. 5 Georgia (No. 4 CFP) and No. 4 Alabama (No. 5 CFP) at home in November, and depending upon how the Tigers do their coach may or may...

Under pressure: Defenses thriving in sack-happy ACC

Nov. 13, 2019 1:27 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Each week, the Pittsburgh coaching staff jots down a number representing the amount of sacks they’d like the Panthers to have during a given game. Sophomore defensive lineman Jaylen Twyman would prefer to keep the number a secret. Not because it’s so ambitious it’s...

Alabama 5th in CFP committee rankings after loss to LSU

Nov. 12, 2019 8:32 PM EST

Alabama is fifth in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, behind LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Georgia, which took over the fourth spot in the selection committee's second top 25. LSU replaced Ohio State as No. 1 on Tuesday night after the Tigers won at Alabama on Saturday. The Buckeyes were bumped to No....

All-America Watch: Clemson QB Lawrence back in top form

Nov. 12, 2019 4:59 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Praise him or criticize him, Trevor Lawrence doesn't care. Not as long as the quarterback keeps improving and No. 3 Clemson keeps winning. Lawrence and the Tigers have done plenty of both this season. "I really like the way we're playing," Lawrence said with a smile Monday. Lawrence...