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New Mexico Bowl among options for NMSU under new deal

Sep. 20, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State has inked an agreement that opens the possibility for the Aggies to make an appearance in the New Mexico Bowl or other postseason games owned by ESPN Events. New Mexico State athletic director Mario Moccia announced the six-year deal during a news conference Friday...

No. 24 Arizona State faces Colorado in Pac-12 opener

Sep. 20, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State moved into The Associated Press Top 25 after beating Michigan State, just like it did a year ago. The Sun Devils are hoping the similarities end there. Back in the poll at No. 24 this week, Arizona State is aiming to avoid a repeat letdown when it opens Pac-12 play against...

No. 19 Washington State seeks 3rd straight win over UCLA

Sep. 20, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

Washington State coach Mike Leach appreciates that quarterback Anthony Gordon doesn't get all moody when things go bad. Of course, things have yet to go bad for Gordon or the Cougars. Thanks to Gordon's stellar start, the Cougars are off to a 3-0 start heading into Saturday night's Pac-12 opener against UCLA....

No. 22 Washington facing BYU in first road game of season

Sep. 20, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — After opening the season with three consecutive games at home, Washington's young squad gets its first exposure to a hostile road environment on Saturday at BYU. Coach Chris Petersen feels optimistic the No. 22 Huskies are up to the challenge. "You can feel that there's some growth,"...

MSU-Northern plans to build on-campus football field

Sep. 20, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — Montana State University-Northern in Havre has announced plans to build a football field on campus. The MSU-Northern Alumni Foundation on Friday announced two major donations toward the project. The Tilleman Family, which owns Tilleman Motor Co., is donating $400,000 while Independence...

Stanford looks to bounce back vs. No. 16 Oregon

Sep. 20, 2019 2:02 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford coach David Shaw believes he speaks for most of the rest of the Pac-12 coaches when he talks about his lack of excitement over the fact that Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert decided to return to school rather than enter the NFL draft as a probable first-round pick. Instead...

No. 15 UCF eager for chance to make statement vs. Pitt

Sep. 20, 2019 1:53 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Heupel calls the growing groundswell of support for 15th-ranked UCF "outside noise." The Golden Knights coach stressed he can't control it and orders his players to tune it out even as the weeks pass, the blowouts pile up and the national profile for the current Group of Five darling...

Arkansas looks to build momentum against San Jose State

Sep. 20, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas coach Chad Morris was wary of calling last week's win over Colorado State a turning point in the Razorbacks' fortunes under his watch, but he came close. Arkansas (2-1, 0-1 SEC) beat Colorado State with three fourth-quarter touchdowns, turning a tie game into a rout. It...

No. 8 Auburn faces big road test at No. 17 Texas A&M

Sep. 20, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — After playing their first big game of the season on the road at top-ranked Clemson, the No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies get their next test in front of their home crowd when they host eighth-ranked Auburn on Saturday. The Aggies try to adhere to coach Jimbo Fisher's mantra of...

Rutgers, Boston College face off in 1st game since '04

Sep. 20, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Boston College and Rutgers will try to get back on track when they meet for the first time in 15 years. Both are coming off bad losses heading into Saturday's game at SHI Stadium. Rutgers (1-1, 0-1 Big Ten) was overwhelmed 30-0 two weeks ago against now-No. 18 Iowa. The Scarlet...