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Clemson quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei (5) passes the ball during the first half an NCAA college football game against Boston College on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Clemson, S.C.  (Josh Morgan/Pool Photo via AP)

QB Uiagalelei rallies No. 1 Clemson to 34-28 win over BC

Oct. 31, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Freshman DJ Uiagalelei already made Clemson history by leading the biggest comeback in the history of Death Valley. He'll get the chance to make even more next week with Trevor Lawrence ruled out for the showdown with No 4 Notre Dame due to COVID-19. Uiagalelei stepped in for Lawrence...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) makes a pass during an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

Clemson coach: QB Lawrence will not start vs. Notre Dame

Oct. 31, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence will not play for the top-ranked Tigers at No. 4 Notre Dame next week after testing positive for COVID-19. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said Lawrence would miss his second straight week because of the virus. Swinney was informed Thursday of Lawrence's...

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says QB Trevor Lawrence will not play next week against Notre Dame due to COVID-19 protocols

Oct. 31, 2020 5:18 PM EDT
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says QB Trevor Lawrence will not play next week against Notre Dame due to COVID-19 protocols.
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) makes a pass during an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

No. 1 Clemson turns to Uiagalelei with Lawrence sidelined

Oct. 30, 2020 6:03 PM EDT

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney always planned for talented freshman quarterback DJ Uiagalelei to take over for Trevor Lawrence, just not this weekend against Boston College. That's the situation for the Tigers, however, after Lawrence tested positive for COVID-19. He is out against the Eagles (4-2, 3-2 Atlantic...

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2020, file photo, Detroit Lions linebacker Jamie Collins signals touchdown as Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley tries to stop short of the end zone to control the final minutes of the clock in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Atlanta. Against a conceding opponent, whose only hope was to take advantage of a ballcarrier's natural inclination to find the end zone, Penn State and the Falcons inadvertently took the bait and ended up losing games they pretty much had wrapped up. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)

Do Not Score! How to avoid touchdowns defenses celebrate

Oct. 30, 2020 2:52 AM EDT

When the defense is celebrating having allowed a touchdown, something has most definitely gone wrong for the offense. In two games last weekend, one college and one pro, the team with the ball scored when it was the last thing it wanted to do. Against a conceding opponent, whose only hope was to take advantage of...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) waves to fans after an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence tests positive for COVID-19

Oct. 29, 2020 9:44 PM EDT

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19, putting into doubt whether the face of college football will be available to play the top-ranked Tigers' biggest game of the season. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement released by the school Thursday night that Lawrence is in...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Clemson wide receiver Amari Rodgers, left, is tackled by LSU cornerback Kary Vincent Jr. during the first half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game in New Orleans. All-America wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase, Vincent and defensive end Neil Farrell Jr. have announced they won’t be playing this season. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Lawrence out, No. 1 Clemson looks for 10th straight over BC

Oct. 29, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

Boston College (4-2, 3-2 ACC) at No. 1 Clemson (6-0, 5-0), Saturday at noon (ABC). Line: Clemson by 31. Series record: Clemson leads 18-9-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Playing without star quarterback Trevor Lawrence after he tested positive for COVID-19, Clemson is seeking its third straight 7-0 start and fifth in...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) waves to fans after an NCAA college football game against Syracuse in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Ken Ruinard/Pool Photo via AP)

No. 1 Clemson dealing with rash of injuries on defense vs BC

Oct. 29, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No. 1 Clemson already faced a challenge because of a rash of injuries. Now, the Tigers will have to play without star quarterback Trevor Lawrence after he tested positive for COVID-19. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said in a statement released by the school Thursday night that Lawrence is...

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says QB Trevor Lawrence tested positive for COVD-19 and won't play against Boston College

Oct. 29, 2020 8:57 PM EDT
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says QB Trevor Lawrence tested positive for COVD-19 and won't play against Boston College.
Texas' Sam Ehlinger (11) scrambles against Baylor's Jairon McVea (42) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

No. 6 Oklahoma St and Texas always seem close in Big 12 play

Oct. 29, 2020 2:02 AM EDT

Some things to watch in the Big 12 on the last Saturday of October, when No. 6 Oklahoma State and No. 16 Kansas State, the only teams still without a conference loss, will try to stay that way before meeting a week later. GAME OF THE WEEK Texas at No. 6 Oklahoma State. There have been a lot of close games in this...