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Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith (6) gains yardage after a catch in the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Roger Steinman)

Alabama's Smith becomes 1st WR to win Heisman in 29 years

Jan. 6, 2021 2:47 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On an Alabama team stacked with stars, DeVonta Smith emerged as the best player in college football while playing a position that rarely gets that kind of recognition. Smith became the first wide receiver to win the Heisman Trophy in 29 seasons Tuesday night, breaking the monopoly...

Mississippi State linebacker Aaron Brule (3) hits Tulsa safety TieNeal Martin (7) on the facemask during a postgame fight after Mississippi State's win in the Armed Forces Bowl NCAA college football game in Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

Brawl mars Mississippi State's Armed Forces win over Tulsa

Dec. 31, 2020 11:27 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A bowl victory that increased Mississippi State’s win total this season to four and No. 22 Tulsa’s failed attempt to add another unlikely comeback to its impressive collection this season took a back seat to the melee that broke out Thursday shortly after the Armed...

Tulsa quarterback Zach Smith looks to pass during the first half of the American Athletic Conference championship NCAA college football game against Cincinnati, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

No. 22 Tulsa gets 3-win Mississippi St. in Armed Forces Bowl

Dec. 30, 2020 11:52 AM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Three-win Mississippi State is set to wrap up coach Mike Leach's first season by becoming the first Southeastern Conference team to play in the Armed Forces Bowl, with a chilly Texas weather forecast that includes rain and wind. The former Texas Tech and Washington State coach...

Tulsa running back Corey Taylor II (24) carries the ball during the first half of the American Athletic Conference championship NCAA college football game against Cincinnati, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Armed Forces Bowl: No. 22 Tulsa plays 3-win Mississippi St

Dec. 30, 2020 11:40 AM EST

Armed Forces Bowl: No. 22 Tulsa (6-2) vs. Mississippi State (3-7), at TCU's Amon Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, Texas, Thursday, noon EST (ESPN). Line: Tulsa by 2½. Series record: First meeting. WHAT’S AT STAKE Tulsa is trying to even its all-time bowl record at 11-11 while finishing a season with just...

FILE - Tulsa linebacker Zaven Collins (23) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during an NCAA football game in Tampa, Fla., in this Oct. 23, 2020, file photo. Zaven Collins is a small-town player with big-time talent. He was overlooked after a stellar high school career in Hominy, Okla., a town with about 3,500 people. He’s got the nation’s attention now -- the 6-foot-4, 260-pound linebacker is a finalist for the Butkus and Nagurski Awards.  (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio, File)

No. 22 Tulsa, Mississippi St to meet in Armed Forces Bowl

Dec. 20, 2020 7:44 PM EST

No. 22 Tulsa (6-2, American Athletic Conference) vs. Mississippi State (2-7, SEC), Dec. 31, noon EST LOCATION: Fort Worth, Texas TOP PLAYERS Tulsa: LB Zaven Collins was unanimously selected as the AAC defensive player of the year — becoming the first to unanimously win one of the conference's...

Oklahoma defensive end Ronnie Perkins (7) celebrates his team's 27-21 win over Iowa State in the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. . (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

Cotton Bowl: Big 12 champ Oklahoma vs SEC runner-up Florida

Dec. 20, 2020 6:13 PM EST

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma is going right back to the stadium where the Sooners just won their sixth Big 12 championship in a row to play SEC runner-up Florida in the Cotton Bowl. The only other time Oklahoma and Florida played each other was 12 seasons ago in the BCS title game that the Gators won...

Mississippi State wide receiver Geor'quarius Spivey (11) has the pass knocked away by Missouri defensive back Jaylon Carlies (17) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Starkville, Miss. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Rogers throws for 3 TDs, Mississippi St. tops Mizzou 51-32

Dec. 19, 2020 7:56 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Will Rogers threw for 295 yards and three touchdowns to lead Mississippi State to a 51-32 victory over Missouri on Saturday. After weeks of floundering offensively, Mississippi State (3-7, 3-7 Southeastern Conference) finally got many of their young weapons working in tandem....

Florida head coach Dan Mullen, right, pauses during a timeout against Georgia during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Jacksonville, Fla. No. 6 Florida doesn't really even try to run the ball anymore. There's an occasional handoff here and there, but the Gators are mostly one-dimensional _ and that's fine with coach Dan Mullen, Heisman Trophy front-runner Kyle Trask and arguably the deepest receiving corps in the country. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Mullen admits 'it would be huge' to beat Saban in 10th try

Dec. 18, 2020 2:20 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dan Mullen’s impressive head coaching resume has a few glaring holes. He’s beaten national title-winning coaches Urban Meyer, Steve Spurrier, Les Miles, Gene Chizik and Ed Orgeron. He upset Florida while he was at Mississippi State and won at Mississippi State in his...

Missouri running back Larry Rountree III celebrates after scoring on a 1-yard run during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Georgia 1Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Missouri, Mississippi State face off in delayed SEC finale

Dec. 17, 2020 12:21 PM EST

Missouri and Mississippi State are following the original plan to close the regular season against each other. Saturday’s Southeastern Conference meeting in Starkville, Mississippi, will be played two weeks later than scheduled in yet another upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Both teams have...

Nix leads Auburn over Mississippi State 24-10

Dec. 13, 2020 12:18 AM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Bo Nix threw for one touchdown and ran for another to lead Auburn to a 24-10 victory over Mississippi State in its final regular season game of the year. Auburn (6-4) put only field goals on the board in each of the game’s first three quarters, but Nix connected with Seth...