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FILE- In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Alabama quarterback Mac Jones (10) throws a pass during the second half of the Citrus Bowl NCAA college football game against Michigan in Orlando, Fla. Alabama quarterback Mac Jones and Auburn's Bo Nix have taken different paths to their starting jobs. Now, they'll lead their teams into the Iron Bowl for the second straight year. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

Bama's Jones, Auburn's Nix playing well entering Iron Bowl

Nov. 26, 2020 12:52 PM EST

Alabama quarterback Mac Jones was a skinny three-star recruit who had to wait in a daunting line for a starting shot. Bo Nix arrived at Auburn as a prized recruit and has started every game since. They have taken different career paths but both enter Saturday's Iron Bowl playing well. Jones has emerged as a...

Florida quarterback Kyle Trask (11) passes against Vanderbilt in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Trask faces Kentucky again, as starter, Heisman front-runner

Nov. 24, 2020 12:58 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Trask’s college football career, maybe even his current Heisman Trophy campaign, essentially began at Kentucky last season. The Florida quarterback stepped in for injured starter Feleipe Franks late, rallied the Gators to 19 unanswered points in the fourth quarter and...

Florida quarterback Kyle Trask (11) is congratulated by fans as he leaves the field after the team's win over Arkansas in an NCAA college football game in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. (Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun via AP)

Heisman front-runner? Trask, No. 6 Florida thump Hogs 63-35

Nov. 15, 2020 12:00 AM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Trask has gone from Heisman hopeful to potential Heisman Trophy front-runner in two months, much of it coming in the last two weeks. Trask threw for 356 yards and six touchdowns, extending his school record for consecutive games with at least four TDs to six, and No. 6 Florida...

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, right, looks for an open receiver as Rutgers defensive back Avery Young defends during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Heisman Trophy to be awarded Jan. 5; Finalists on Dec. 24

Nov. 14, 2020 12:27 PM EST

The Heisman Trophy will be presented Jan. 5, but without the usual ceremony held in New York City, and the finalists will be revealed on Christmas Eve. The reworked Heisman schedule was revealed Saturday on ESPN. The deadline for Heisman voters to submit their ballots is now Dec. 21, two days after the conference...

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 file photo, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) leaves the field with his teammates after Clemson lost to Notre Dame 47-40 in two overtimes during an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind. As virus disruptions mount and the Dec. 19 end of college football's regular season draws closer, the possibility grows that conference championships, major awards and even College Football Playoff participants will be determined by COVID-19. (Matt Cashore/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Virus upheaval strains integrity of college football season

Nov. 12, 2020 10:16 PM EST

No. 3 Ohio State and No. 13 Wisconsin, the teams favored to play for the Big Ten championship, have already had a combined three games canceled because of COVID-19. A spate of postponements in the Southeastern Conference has created the distinct possibility that neither No. 1 Alabama nor No. 6 Florida will play...

FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2019 file photo, Southern California head coach Clay Helton, left, smiles at quarterback Kedon Slovis (9) after a 52-35 win over UCLA in an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles. BOth Helton and now-sophomore Slovis will return in November. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Week 10: Pac-12 begins in first monster schedule of season

Nov. 6, 2020 3:44 AM EST

The final major college football conference to begin its season gets going Saturday. The Pac-12 kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with Arizona State at No. 20 Southern California. Instead of Pac-12 after dark it’s Pac-12 for lunch. The Trojans are the favorites in the South Division, with each league team...

Ohio State wide receiver Garrett Wilson (5) catches a pass in front of Penn State safety Jaquan Brisker (1) during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. Ohio State won 38-25. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)

Rutgers is next for hot-starting Fields, No. 3 Ohio State

Nov. 5, 2020 1:54 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In Ohio State's first play from scrimmage against Penn State, slot receiver Garrett Wilson took a handoff, cut around the wide open left end and romped 62 yards to set up the Buckeyes' first score. A big play and another hot start for No. 3 Ohio State (2-0, 2-0 Big Ten), which...

Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, left, talk with quarterback Justin Fields during the second half of their NCAA college football game against Nebraska Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Nebraska 52-17. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Heisman race begins as Fields enters

Oct. 25, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

Now that Justin Fields has arrived, the Heisman Trophy race can begin. Though the front-runner might not be the quarterback you think. Fields made up some ground Saturday with a spectacular season debut for No. 5 Ohio State against Nebraska. He went 20 for 21 for 276 yards and a couple of touchdowns. His only...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2020, file photo, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day talks to his team during their NCAA college football practice in Columbus, Ohio. No. 6 Ohio State has outsized expectations for the 2020 season after coming within one play of advancing to the national championship game last season. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

No. 6 Ohio St confident about another run at national title

Oct. 14, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State came within one botched play of likely advancing to the national championship game last season. Getting that close -- and the fervent belief they have the weapons to get there in 2020 -- motivated the Buckeyes through the long, unpredictable offseason. Coach Ryan Day was...

FILE - At left, in a Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Clemson's Travis Etienne runs out of the backfield to score a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, in Clemson, S.C. At right, in a Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, file photo, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence rushes on a quarterback keeper during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Boston College, in Clemson, S.C. Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and tailback Travis Etienne love competing on the same side with the top-ranked Tigers. If they keep playing as they have, they may be competing against each other for college football's biggest individual prize, the Heisman Trophy. (AP Photo/Richsard Shiro, File)

Clemson duo of QB Lawrence, RB Etienne in line for Heisman

Oct. 13, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and tailback Travis Etienne are doing their best to complement each other as teammates as they trample opponents. They're also giving Heisman Trophy voters plenty to think about down the road. “There's not two better football players in the country than...