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All-America Watch: Florida’s Pitts one of nation’s top TEs

Nov. 19, 2019 3:08 PM EST

It was midway through the third quarter last Saturday, and Missouri had just cut Florida’s lead to 13-6, when Gators quarterback Kyle Trask dropped back and saw Kyle Pitts down the right sideline. Trask heaved the ball and Pitts, the big and rangy tight end, grabbed it along with Tigers safety Khalil...

No. 11 Gators head to Mizzou hoping for another turnaround

Nov. 15, 2019 3:01 AM EST

It was only a year ago that Dan Mullen was asked about the state of his Florida program after he watched his team get humiliated by Missouri in the Swamp. His response already has become the stuff of legend. “They keep score. Someone wins and someone loses,” Mullen said, passion rising in his voice....

No. 6 Georgia faces Missouri in another key SEC East game

Nov. 7, 2019 3:04 PM EST

Missouri (5-3, 2-2 SEC) at No. 6 Georgia (7-1, 4-1, No. 6 CFP), Saturday at 7 p.m. EST (ESPN). Line: Georgia by 16. Series record: Georgia leads 7-1 with five straight wins. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Georgia is playing to protect its lead in the SEC East and its hopes of landing a spot in the College Football Playoff. The...

SEC showing off most promising crop of 1st-round NFL talent

Oct. 23, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference produces more NFL talent than any other league. It's not even close. The football powerhouse had a record 64 players drafted in 2019, and dozens more made rosters and practice squads as undrafted rookies. The SEC currently has about 350 players in the...

AP Midseason All-America Team: Burrow, Taylor lead 1st team

Oct. 15, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, who is on a record-breaking pace during the first half of the season, and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor highlight The Associated Press midseason All-America team released Tuesday. No. 2 LSU, No. 6 Wisconsin and No. 12 Oregon each placed three players on the first team, tying...

Missouri QB Bryant injured in 42-10 rout of Troy

Oct. 5, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The only drama in the second half of Missouri's 42-10 victory over Troy on Saturday revolved around a player who was in the locker room. Senior quarterback Kelly Bryant was knocked out of the game late in the first half with an apparent knee injury, and the Tigers' dreams of contending...