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All-America Watch: Georgia's JR Reed relies on home lessons

Sep. 17, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — J.R. Reed plays for one of the nation's powerhouse programs, where the competition begins as soon as you step on campus. No problem. Family time prepared him well for what it took to earn a starting job in Georgia's secondary. "That's where I found the love and passion for sports, no...

Struggling South Carolina faces crucial 2-game stretch

Sep. 17, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's players understand the early challenge they have to prevent their season from fully spiraling out of control. There were a lot of grim faces, steady eyes as the Gamecocks seemed more focused at practice this week. "We're desperate right now," Gamecocks cornerback...

Ole Miss freshman Jerrion Ealy making immediate impact

Sep. 17, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi running back Jerrion Ealy flashes a grin when he's asked about how often defenders catch him from behind. "Never happened," Ealy replied when asked after the Rebels' 40-29 victory over Southeastern Louisiana. Then the freshman knocked on the wooden panel in front of him....

No. 8 Auburn, Nix taking show on road against Mond & Co.

Sep. 17, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond can relate to the emotions Auburn's Bo Nix must be feeling heading into the Aggies-Tigers showdown this weekend. Mond was once the youthful starter leading his team into big SEC road games. Nix, a freshman, will be the center of attention when he...

Ohio State picking up steam on the way to Big Ten slate

Sep. 17, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 6 Ohio State knows the games are going to get harder eventually, but so far everything has just seemed, well, so easy. They haven't played mistake-free football but avoided any big ones in overwhelming FAU, Cincinnati and Indiana by a combined 138-31. Granted, they were lesser...

Sloppy Cyclones look to clean up mistakes

Sep. 17, 2019 4:19 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State has some cleaning up to do if it wants to become the team it hoped to be back in August. Iowa State (1-1) had a chance to field a punt and move within field-goal range with less than two minutes left in Saturday's 18-17 loss to Iowa. Instead, the ball bounced off Datrone Young...

Big man's game: USC needs more from O-line vs. No. 10 Utah

Sep. 17, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California coach Clay Helton has no illusions about where the Pac-12 South showdown Friday against No. 10 Utah will be decided. "I told our guys in the team meeting right off the bat I think this is going to be a big man's game," Helton said. "I think whoever controls the...

No. 5 Oklahoma's improved defense supporting offense

Sep. 17, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — It is a small sample size, but the numbers say Oklahoma's defense has improved this season. The Sooners fielded one of the worst defenses in the nation last season. Just a good defense with Oklahoma's historically good offense and Heisman winner Kyler Murray might have produced a...

Vols' offensive line preparing for matchup vs No. 9 Florida

Sep. 17, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has used three different starting offensive lines in as many games as the Volunteers try to find an effective combination. That unsettled unit faces the team that leads all Football Bowl Subdivision programs in sacks when Tennessee opens Southeastern Conference competition...

Michigan State OL Jarvis expected to miss 6-7 weeks

Sep. 17, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State offensive lineman Kevin Jarvis is expected to miss 6-7 weeks with an undisclosed injury. Coach Mark Dantonio didn't disclose the specifics of the injury. He said Jarvis isn't lost for the season, but he has been removed from the depth chart after starting the first...