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College Football Picks: Michigan tries to change narrative

Sep. 18, 2019 4:17 PM EDT

There is a strong temptation in college football to define teams early in the season, especially when a traditional power delivers a high-profile clunker. That's where No. 11 Michigan is as the Wolverines head into the first really big Big Ten game of the season. They face No. 13 Wisconsin in Madison on...

Penalty trouble puts FSU, Miami, Syracuse in early ACC hole

Sep. 18, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The mistakes — a false start here, a facemask penalty there — keep piling up for some Atlantic Coast Conference teams expected to contend for division titles. Syracuse and Florida State were picked to finish behind reigning national champion Clemson in the Atlantic...

Struggling South Carolina faces crucial 2-game stretch

Sep. 17, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's players understand the early challenge they have to prevent their season from fully spiraling out of control. There were a lot of grim faces, steady eyes as the Gamecocks seemed more focused at practice this week. "We're desperate right now," Gamecocks cornerback...

No. 1 Clemson looking for consistency from offensive leaders

Sep. 16, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott doesn't see anything wrong with the top-ranked Tigers' attack that a little time won't fix. Scoring points has not been a problem for the top-ranked Tigers, they just haven't done it with the panache and style many expected from a group led...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Gap between elite and rest grows

Sep. 16, 2019 3:29 AM EDT

Before the season there was talk of a clear dividing line in college football between the elite programs, true national championship and perennial playoff contenders, and everybody else. Through three weeks of the college football season, not much has changed. No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Alabama, No. 3 Georgia, No. 5...

Lawrence leads No. 1 Clemson past Syracuse 41-6

Sep. 15, 2019 1:18 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence was forced to be a spectator a year ago when a hard hit to the helmet knocked him out in the second quarter of his first college start. This time he left in the fourth quarter with the game well in hand. Lawrence threw for a career-high 395 yards...

Spiller helps No. 16 Texas A&M to 62-3 rout of Lamar

Sep. 14, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Freshman Isaiah Spiller made sure there was no drop-off Saturday night in No. 16 Texas A&M's first game without Jashaun Corbin. Spiller ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns as he took over as A&M's featured back in the first game since Corbin sustained a season-ending...

Former Syracuse star Tim Green has his No. 72 retired

Sep. 14, 2019 10:35 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Former Syracuse All-America defensive lineman Tim Green had his No. 72 jersey retired at halftime of the Orange's game against No. 1 Clemson. The 55-year-old Green, who was diagnosed just over three years ago with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, more commonly referred to as ALS or Lou...

No. 16 Texas A&M looks to get back on track against Lamar

Sep. 13, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — After losing to top-ranked Clemson last week, No. 16 Texas A&M has just one game to correct its mistakes and get ready for the start of Southeastern Conference play with a visit from No. 8 Auburn. The Aggies host Lamar, an FCS team in the Southland Conference, on Saturday...

Bring on the noise: Syracuse awaits No. 1 Clemson at Dome

Sep. 13, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Top-ranked Clemson plays its first road game Saturday night, and the Tigers have good reason to be wary. The opponent is Syracuse, which has given the Tigers fits the past two times these teams have met and will have a packed and roaring Carrier Dome on its side. "It's always a good...