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McElwain returns to Florida as Central Michigan visits Miami

Sep. 20, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The last time Central Michigan's Jim McElwain coached a game in the state of Florida, it was a disaster. His return might not be much easier. Central Michigan (2-1) is a four-touchdown underdog for its matchup Saturday at Miami (1-2), and McElwain knows this will be a daunting...

No. 2 Alabama hosts Southern Miss in another hot day game

Sep. 20, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama officials have bemoaned daytime September games where heat takes a toll on players and fans alike. They're no Saturday afternoon picnic for opposing teams either. The second-ranked Crimson Tide welcomes the latest big underdog Saturday when Southern Miss visits for a game...

South Carolina tries to keep success against Missouri going

Sep. 20, 2019 3:01 AM EDT

The only player on the Missouri roster who knows what it's like to beat South Carolina is Kelly Bryant, and the quarterback transfer didn't even accomplish the feat with the Tigers. He did it two years ago while playing for Clemson. The Tigers, who welcome South Carolina to Faurot Field for their SEC opener...

No. 2 Alabama, Saban look to improve to 12-1 in SEC openers

Sep. 19, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

Southern Miss (2-1) at No. 2 Alabama (3-0), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (ESPN2). Line: Alabama by 39. Series record: Alabama leads 34-6-2 (including forfeits). WHAT'S AT STAKE? After this one, Alabama starts a six-game stretch of Southeastern Conference contests. Southern Miss is seeking its fourth win over an AP Top...

Alabama could start 4 freshmen on defense vs Southern Miss

Sep. 19, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Nick Saban has started freshman on defense before at Alabama, either through necessity or sheer talent. He just can't recall having had to rely so much on so many this early in the season. The second-ranked Crimson Tide could start four freshmen in the defensive front seven in...

Saban: Top Alabama recruit Antonio Alfano 'basically quit'

Sep. 18, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban says top recruit Antonio Alfano "basically quit." Saban says the defensive end for the second-ranked Crimson Tide stopped coming to class and the football building. He says Alabama tried to set up counseling for him and that it remains available but "until...

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...

Saban: DE LaBryan Ray out at least 1 game with foot injury

Sep. 16, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama defensive end LaBryan Ray will be sidelined for at least one game with a foot injury. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday that Ray is undergoing more testing and it's "undetermined how long" he'll be out. He says Ray won't play in the second-ranked Tide's game against...

Hurts has 439 scrimmage yards, No. 5 Oklahoma's routs UCLA

Sep. 15, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Lincoln Riley and Jalen Hurts sent the Big 12 a message in fifth-ranked Oklahoma's 48-14 victory over UCLA on Saturday night at the Rose Bowl. Despite 611 yards of offense — including 439 coming courtesy of Hurts — the Oklahoma coach and quarterback are far from...

Tagovailoa has career day in No. 2 Alabama's 47-23 victory

Sep. 14, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa focused on what his team needs to work on instead of his career performance. Sounds familiar, huh? Tagovailoa threw for a career-best 444 yards — the third most in history for No. 2 Alabama — and tied his high with five touchdown passes...