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Clifford sends No. 9 Penn State past No. 24 Indiana 34-27

Nov. 16, 2019 3:56 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Quarterback Sean Clifford scored three touchdowns Saturday, leading No. 9 Penn State past No. 24 Indiana 34-27 to keep its playoff hopes alive. Penn State (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten, No. 9 CFP) next week plays at No. 2 Ohio State, where the top spot in the Big Ten East will be on the line....

Michigan State’s Panasiuk ejected against No. 14 Michigan

Nov. 16, 2019 3:26 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State defensive lineman Jacub Panasiuk has been ejected from Saturday’s game at No. 14 Michigan after a roughing the passer penalty in the fourth quarter. The official announced that Panasiuk was called for a “flagrant” penalty, and he was removed from...

Hull scores 4 TDs, Northwestern routs UMass 45-6

Nov. 16, 2019 3:22 PM EST

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Evan Hull had four rushing touchdowns, Chris Bergin added an 85-yard touchdown return on a blocked field goal, and Northwestern snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 45-6 victory over UMass on Saturday. Hull, a freshman, had 220 yards rushing on 24 carries (an average of 9.2...

Taylor over 200 again in No. 15 Badgers’ 37-21 win over Neb

Nov. 16, 2019 3:11 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Jonathan Taylor ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns, Aaron Cruickshank ran back a kickoff 89 yards for a score, and No. 15 Wisconsin beat Nebraska 37-21 on Saturday. Taylor became the first Football Bowl Subdivision player since at least 2000 to run for 200 yards three times against...

Nebraska gives Scott Frost 2-year extension through 2026

Nov. 16, 2019 11:45 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska coach Scott Frost has received a two-year contract extension through 2026. The university announced the extension Saturday before the Cornhuskers’ game against No. 14 Wisconsin. Frost is 8-13 in his second season since leaving Central Florida, which he led to a 13-0...

No. 9 Penn State looking to bounce back vs No. 24 Indiana

Nov. 15, 2019 1:00 PM EST

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State still has a path to the College Football Playoff, although the No. 9 Nittany Lions can’t afford another slipup. Especially against a team they’ve historically beaten. However, this Indiana team is different, and the No. 24 Hoosiers (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) are...

No. 2 Ohio State heads to Rutgers as 51-point favorite

Nov. 15, 2019 12:07 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — There aren’t many ranked teams who bring a backup quarterback into a meeting with the media to preview their next opponent late in the season. No. 2 Ohio State (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten) isn’t your ordinary team. The Buckeyes have won 15 straight games dating to last season...

Michigan-Michigan State rivalry goes beyond just the games

Nov. 15, 2019 3:50 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When Michigan faces Michigan State, the actual 60 minutes of football are only part of the show. Pay close attention to what’s done pregame and said postgame. The participants tend to remember. Consider last year’s matchup in East Lansing: Well before kickoff, Michigan...

Big 12 takes center stage as Oklahoma visits unbeaten Baylor

Nov. 15, 2019 3:06 AM EST

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts has plenty at stake this week as he nears the end of his eventful college career. He reached the College Football Playoff championship game each of his three seasons at Alabama, whether he was starting or backing up Tua Tagovailoa. His hopes of getting back to the playoff with his...

No. 7 Minnesota takes its perfect season to No. 23 Iowa

Nov. 15, 2019 3:01 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota proved it was for real by beating No. 9 Penn State last weekend. The next challenge for the seventh-ranked Golden Gophers (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten) will be to knock off yet another ranked opponent Saturday — in a stadium where they haven’t won in 20 years. No. 23...