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Oregon wraps nonconference slate with 35-3 win over Montana

Sep. 15, 2019 3:32 AM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Justin Herbert isn't satisfied yet but he's confident that the Ducks are on the right path. The senior quarterback threw for 316 yards and five touchdowns in No. 15 Oregon's 35-3 victory Saturday night over Montana, the Ducks' final tuneup before opening Pac-12 play at Stanford next...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Helton's hot seat; Narduzzi's bad call

Sep. 15, 2019 12:24 AM EDT

The first step toward Southern California making a coaching change that seems inevitable occurred earlier this week when athletic director Lynn Swann stepped down. USC will hire an experienced AD it can trust to hire a new coach if necessary. On Saturday, the 24th-ranked Trojans (2-1) lost in overtime at BYU and...

Gabriel throws 4 TD passes, No. 17 UCF routs Stanford 45-27

Sep. 14, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New quarterback, same results for No. UCF 17, which continues to state its case for inclusion in the discussion about elite teams in college football by lighting up the scoreboard and winning. "I think since we've been here, we've been a part of the noise," coach Josh Heupel said...

No. 17 UCF faces 1st real test of season vs Stanford

Sep. 13, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It doesn't seem to matter who is running UCF's offense. The 17th-ranked Knights score points in bunches and keep winning. Three different quarterbacks have started games since two-time American Athletic Conference offensive player of the year McKenzie Milton was lost to a serious...

No. 15 Oregon hosts Montana to wrap up nonconference play

Sep. 13, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The No. 15 Ducks may have that high-profile loss in the opener to Auburn but the good news is that they haven't dropped a Pac-12 game — unlike a pair of their northern rivals. Oregon wraps up its nonconference slate Saturday against Montana, the last tuneup before visiting...

Northwestern's Johnson looks to rebound against UNLV

Sep. 13, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald believes new starting quarterback Hunter Johnson will bounce back quickly from his struggles in the season opener. The redshirt sophomore will get his first opportunity on Saturday when the Wildcats (0-1) host UNLV (1-1) in the home opener at Ryan...

No. 17 UCF faces first real test of season against Stanford

Sep. 12, 2019 4:28 PM EDT

Stanford (1-1) at No. 17 UCF (2-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN). Line: UCF by 9. Series record: Sta6nford leads 1-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE? UCF has won 26 consecutive regular-season games dating to 2017, though few opponents during that stretch have been as highly regarded as Stanford, which is coming off a 45-20...

Tuipulotu's effort lifts defensive line at No. 24 USC

Sep. 12, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California assistant coach Chad Kauha'aha'a always knew defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu could be a special player. Kauha'aha'a believed it when he tried to recruit Tuipulotu to Oregon State, and he is seeing it in his first season working with the redshirt sophomore for the...

Costello returning for Stanford; Little out for season

Sep. 10, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Quarterback K.J. Costello will be back on the field for Stanford on Saturday but the Cardinal will be missing another offensive standout. Coach David Shaw announced Costello's return on Tuesday at the same time that he said tackle Walker Little will be undergoing season-ending...

Slovis propels USC past No. 23 Stanford 45-20 in debut start

Sep. 8, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not many freshmen get to climb the stepladder, hold up the sword and lead the Southern California band in a postgame victory party at the Coliseum. No Trojans freshman quarterback has ever had a debut start like Kedon Slovis, who turned a tough matchup against Stanford into a celebration...