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STAT WATCH: No. 4 LSU has nation's highest-scoring offense

Sep. 23, 2019 2:41 AM EDT

LSU has earned a reputation the last decade or so as a program that relies on defense and usually does just enough on offense. That's what makes it such a surprise to see the fourth-ranked Tigers emerge as the nation's highest-scoring team so far this season. LSU has scored 231 points, which represents the...

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Are there quality losses?

Sep. 23, 2019 2:29 AM EDT

The value of a loss can be tricky to quantify for AP Top 25 voters. For the first time this season, the AP college football poll presented by Regions Bank was given a good shake. Seven ranked teams lost, a season-high, including three in Saturday's trio of top-15 matchups. Three teams fell out of the rankings,...

South Carolina newspapers issues apology for headline

Sep. 22, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The State newspaper in Columbia has issued an apology for a headline connecting the Hilinski's Hope foundation to South Carolina's 34-14 loss Saturday at Missouri where Ryan Hilinski was the Gamecocks quarterback. The story about the game in print editions carried the headline,...

Analysis: At scandal-torn USC, can integrity save Helton?

Sep. 22, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The inauguration of new University of Southern California President Carol L. Folt began with a procession of hundreds through Alumni Memorial Park, with its lush green hedges and broad shade trees surrounding the Youth Triumphant fountain. Academic gowns. Flags and banners. The USC...

Thompson-Robinson, UCLA rally past No. 19 Washington St.

Sep. 22, 2019 3:46 AM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Coach Chip Kelly says he never lost faith in his UCLA team, even as it was losing its first three games. Kelly said the Bruins played hard all 12 quarters of those losses, and that paid dividends when they fell behind at No. 19 Washington State on Saturday night. Dorian...

Colorado outlasts No. 24 Arizona State 34-31

Sep. 22, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Colorado lost two of its best players in the first quarter and the attrition kept coming as one player after another went down. The Buffaloes rallied around those who were left and pulled a rare road victory. Steven Montez threw for 337 yards and had three touchdown passes to Tony...

Herbert's 3 TD passes lead No. 16 Oregon past Stanford 21-6

Sep. 21, 2019 11:48 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — As soon as the final whistle blew, the Oregon players rushed to the corner of the end zone to celebrate with the large contingent of Ducks fans that made the trip to Stanford. Celebrating victories over the Cardinal, big road wins in conference play and dominating defensive...

No. 22 Washington dominates BYU for 45-19 victory

Sep. 21, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Winning games with elite defense is second nature to Washington. The Huskies are quickly silencing doubters who expected them to take a step back this season. Relentless defensive pressure and efficient offense blended together perfectly for No. 22 Washington in a 45-19 victory over BYU...

Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew attends Washington State game

Sep. 21, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Former Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew, now the starter for the Jacksonville Jaguars, had a triumphant homecoming at the place where his college heroics revitalized his playing career. Minshew was in Pullman, Washington, on Saturday to watch the No. 19 Cougars play UCLA....

No. 23 California holds on to defeat Mississippi 28-20

Sep. 21, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — California linebacker Evan Weaver finished with 22 tackles Saturday against Mississippi. The last one was the most important. Weaver tackled Ole Miss quarterback John Rhys Plumlee for no gain at the 1-yard line as time expired to preserve No. 23 Cal's 28-20 victory over the Rebels....