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Pac-12 Game of the Week: Can Utah break the Coliseum Curse?

Sep. 19, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEK: Utah hasn't won against the Trojans in Los Angeles in more than 100 years. Yep, that's right, more than a century. The Utes' last win came in 1916. But No. 10 Utah (3-0) has a chance in its Pac-12 opener to not only break the...

Remsberg scores on 1st play of OT, Air Force beats Colorado

Sep. 14, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The game began with an Air Force fly-over and was decided by a flying leap. Both made plenty of noise. Kadin Remsberg scored on a 25-yard run to start overtime Saturday and Air Force beat Colorado 30-23 after squandering a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter. "People know us as hard...

Montez leads way as Colorado renews rivalry with Air Force

Sep. 13, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Envision this for a moment: Colorado senior quarterback Steven Montez leading the Air Force triple-option offense. The opportunity was on the table out of high school for the dual-threat QB. Colorado recruited Montez for his throwing/running and Air Force for his running/throwing. In...

Around the Pac-12: Slovis a highlight among league newcomers

Sep. 10, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

Freshman Kedon Slovis had fans at the Coliseum chanting "We love Slovis!" in the fourth quarter of his debut as USC's starting quarterback. He's just one of several newcomers to make an early impact this season in the Pac-12. Fellow freshman quarterback Jayden Daniels has also shown promise for Arizona State,...

Colorado comes back to beat No. 25 Nebraska 34-31 in OT

Sep. 8, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Mel Tucker's halftime message was simple: We've taken their best shot. Now, let's go give them ours. Colorado hadn't touched Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez, whose jersey was clean and whose passing was perfect, and the Buffaloes had managed just 84 yards of offense and none on...

Red-letter day: No. 25 Nebraska makes a return to Boulder

Sep. 6, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Fresh off a two-interception performance, Colorado safety Mikial Onu wandered into the training room over the weekend and expected nothing but a warm reception. Instead, his Buffaloes teammates were seeing red over his shirt and hat that featured the color of scarlet. The graduate...

All these years later, Huskers vs Buffs still a grudge match

Sep. 2, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — It's going on a decade since Nebraska and Colorado went their separate ways because of conference realignment, and current players weren't born yet or can't remember when the series was one of the most competitive in the old Big Eight and Big 12. The vibe at the Cornhuskers' weekly...

Colorado begins Mel Tucker era by beating Colorado St 52-31

Aug. 31, 2019 4:24 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Mel Tucker's debut as Colorado coach was a success in part because his defense created four turnovers. The real takeaway was this: The Buffaloes still have work to do. "Winning is good," Tucker said. "We've got a ways to go before I can say that's the type of football team that we want to...

No. 3 Georgia ready for rare road, SEC opener at Vanderbilt

Aug. 30, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Georgia Bulldogs shouldn't have to worry about too much crowd noise — even in a rare SEC road opener. Their fans are combining the Labor Day holiday weekend with a popular trip to Nashville, so No. 3 Georgia should have plenty of support Saturday night when they play...

Week 1 Preview: Pac-12 statement; transfer QBs; USC's start

Aug. 28, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

The first full slate of the college football season brings with it another referendum game for the Pac-12, highlighting a schedule light on marquee matchups. No. 11 Oregon against No. 16 Auburn in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday is the only game of Week 1 with two ranked teams. It's a big opportunity for the Ducks...