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BYU players hold the championship trophy after defeating UCF in the Boca Raton Bowl NCAA college football game at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Fla. Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020.(Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)

Baylor hires BYU's Jeff Grimes as new offensive coordinator

Jan. 4, 2021 3:26 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Jeff Grimes has been named offensive coordinator at Baylor after three seasons in the same position at BYU. Baylor coach Dave Aranda announced the hire Monday. Grimes replaces Larry Fedora, who departed the program after the Bears averaged 310.2 total yards and 23.3 points a game. That...

BYU's Troy Warner stretches out for a catch late in the second quarter against Central Florida in the Boca Raton Bowl NCAA college football game Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in Boca Raton, Fla. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

Wilson carves up UCF in likely final game for No. 13 BYU

Dec. 23, 2020 12:07 AM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The NFL will have to wait for BYU’s Zach Wilson — for a few days, at least. Wilson threw for 425 yards with three touchdown passes and two rushing scores as No. 13 BYU routed UCF 49-23 in the Boca Raton Bowl on Tuesday night. Wilson, considered a top prospect,...

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson (1) looks to throw the ball in the first half of an NCAA college football game against San Diego State Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/George Frey, Pool)

No. 13 BYU, UCF bring explosive offenses to Boca Raton Bowl

Dec. 21, 2020 3:43 PM EST

Preparing for the Boca Raton Bowl proved a bit of a slippery slope for the Central Florida Knights. For a day, anyway, when coach Josh Heupel imported a little snow for some impromptu sledding in the Florida sun. All part of Heupel’s plan to bring a dose of fun to the bowl game with some of the customary...

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson throws a pass as San Diego State linebacker Caden McDonald (54) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/George Frey, Pool)

Wilson leads No. 13 BYU into Boca Raton Bowl vs Gabriel, UCF

Dec. 21, 2020 12:10 PM EST

Boca Raton Bowl: No. 13 BYU (10-1) vs. Central Florida (6-3), Tuesday, 7 p.m. ET (ESPN) Line: BYU by 6 1/2. Series record: Tied at 1. WHAT’S AT STAKE The Cougars are playing in their 38th bowl game, including fourth in the state of Florida. The Sunshine State hasn’t been friendly, though, with BYU...

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson (1) looks to throw the ball in the first half of an NCAA college football game against San Diego State Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/George Frey, Pool)

No. 13 BYU goes for 11th win in Boca Raton Bowl vs. UCF

Dec. 20, 2020 3:08 PM EST

No. 13 BYU (10-1) vs. UCF (6-3, American Athletic Conference), Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST LOCATION: Boca Raton, Florida TOP PLAYERS BYU: QB Zach Wilson, 3,267 yards passing with 30 touchdowns and three interceptions along with eight rushing scores. The passing yardage ranks fifth in the Bowl Subdivision ranks while the...

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson throws a pass as San Diego State linebacker Caden McDonald (54) defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/George Frey, Pool)

No. 14 BYU shuts down San Diego State for 28-14 victory

Dec. 13, 2020 2:47 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU did not let an opponent with a tough defense get the upper hand again. Zach Wilson threw for 310 yards and three touchdowns to lead the no. 14 Cougars to a 28-14 victory over San Diego State on Saturday. Lopini Katoa added 130 all-purpose yards in place of usual starting running...

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson drops back to pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Coastal Carolina, Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Conway, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

After 1st loss, No. 14 BYU looks to bounce back against SDSU

Dec. 10, 2020 4:57 PM EST

San Diego State (4-3) at No. 14 BYU (9-1, No. 18 CFP), Saturday at 10 p.m. EST (ESPN2). Line: BYU by 16 1/2. Series record: BYU leads 28-8-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? BYU tries to regroup after watching their undefeated season come up a yard short in a loss at No. 11 Coastal Carolina last weekend. Dax Milne and...

BYU's Neil Pau'u sits in the end zone after the team's NCAA college football game against Coastal Carolina on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Conway, S.C. Coastal Carolina won 22-17. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

Undefeated season over, No. 14 BYU regroups for San Diego St

Dec. 10, 2020 4:24 PM EST

Zayne Anderson and some of his BYU teammates watched the game film in the hotel lobby immediately after it was over. They thought about it on the plane ride back to Provo, Utah. Just one yard from staying perfect. It still stings. No. 14 BYU tries to pick up the pieces after seeing their undefeated season tackled...

Southern California wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, right, sprints away from Washington State defensive back Jamal McMurrin during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

College Football Picks: Conference title game spots on line

Dec. 9, 2020 4:06 PM EST

The Atlantic Coast Conference, Big 12, Southeastern Conference, American Athletic Conference and Sun Belt championship game matchups are locked in, leaving no drama this weekend in those leagues. The ACC even went ahead and gave No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 4 Clemson the week off ahead of the Dec. 19 showdown. What's...

BYU's Dax Milne (5) and Coastal Carolina's Grayson McCall (10) walk off the field after an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Conway, S.C. Coastal Carolina won 22-17. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

AP Top 25 Takeaways: More games like BYU-Coastal Carolina?

Dec. 6, 2020 11:08 AM EST

College football needs more games like BYU-Coastal Carolina. The eighth-ranked Cougars and No. 14 Chanticleers put on an intense and chippy show Saturday with a thrilling end reminiscent of the Titans-Rams Super Bowl in 2000. The result was a wild celebration in Conway, South Carolina, after the 22-17 victory,...