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Hoosiers hope to capitalize on chance to return to AP Top 25

Nov. 18, 2019 6:50 PM EST

The Indiana Hoosiers let one chance to beat a ranked team slip away last weekend. They hope to take advantage of a second chance this weekend. One week after ending their quarter-century AP Top 25 drought, the Hoosiers fell out of the rankings following a 34-27 loss at No. 9 Penn State. They know they could make...

Tua Tagovailoa’s prognosis ‘excellent’ after his surgery

Nov. 18, 2019 6:49 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s team surgeon said Tua Tagovailoa’s prognosis was “excellent” after the quarterback underwent surgery to repair a dislocated hip, although there is no timeline for Tagovailoa’s recovery. Dr. Lyle Cain said Tagovailoa is expected to recover...

Despite ugly loss, Georgia has another clear path to playoff

Nov. 18, 2019 6:16 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kirby Smart held up his cellphone. His players all have one, too. They can keep up with the chatter like everyone else. “These kids live and die by these things, man,” Georgia’s coach said Monday, shrugging his shoulders. Yep, his players are fully aware. Despite the...

McGrone manning middle of Michigan's stout defense

Nov. 18, 2019 6:15 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — In the week leading up to his first college start, Michigan linebacker Cam McGrone said he was shaking before practices. It was just Rutgers visiting Michigan Stadium, but being in the middle of the Wolverines’ defense in the Big House was a daunting order for the redshirt...

No. 8 Oklahoma, QB Jalen Hurts comfortable with close calls

Nov. 18, 2019 6:07 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts borrowed an example from another sport to explain his approach to rallying his team. “It’s like these great basketball players,” he said. “The best shooters you’ve ever known, whoever your favorite is — their...

Purdue hits road in must-win situation to earn bowl bid

Nov. 18, 2019 5:54 PM EST

The Purdue Boilermakers understand the stakes. Pull an upset Saturday at No. 14 Wisconsin and they still could become bowl-eligible. Lose and they will be home before Christmas. It’s that simple, though coach Jeff Brohm prefers discussing just about anything else at this point of the season. “It...

Texas went from Big 12 favorite to 4 losses again

Nov. 18, 2019 5:50 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas began the 2019 season right where Longhorns fans always expect them to be: ranked in the top 10 and ready for a run at the Big 12 title, maybe even the College Football Playoff. But now that it’s mid-November, Texas is right back where it has usually been the last decade:...

Syracuse not thinking postseason just yet

Nov. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EST

Syracuse is still alive in its quest to reach the postseason. Don’t bother mentioning that to Orange coach Dino Babers. “We’re not falling in that trap anymore,” Babers said Monday in response to a question about bowl eligibility. “We’ve got Louisville at...

No. 1 LSU’s defensive concerns have Orgeron looking inward

Nov. 18, 2019 5:10 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron said he’s taking a hard look in the mirror after the No. 1 Tigers’ defense gave up a season-high 614 yards — not to mention, 37 points— in their most recent victory at Mississippi. “The first thing I do is look at myself...

Harvell-Peel, Oklahoma State defense generating turnovers

Nov. 18, 2019 3:36 PM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — No. 22 Oklahoma State gets a lot of attention for its dynamic offense that features the nation’s leading rusher, Chuba Hubbard, but the Cowboys’ defense also has been outstanding lately. In addition to holding each of its last three opponents to 27 points or fewer,...