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No. 11 Penn State hosts Northwestern trying to stay perfect

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State coach James Franklin realizes it's a luxury to have so many serviceable players at his disposal this early in the season. Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald is impressed by the numbers. "They're playing as many guys as I can ever remember anybody playing," ...

No. 17 Texas A&M seeks 2-0 SEC start at Mississippi State

Having seen his team regain its swagger since an upset loss, Jimbo Fisher now wants consistency from No. 17 Texas A&M. That will be important on Saturday when the Aggies (3-1, 1-0 SEC) visit Mississippi State (3-1, 0-1). Last fall's 26-22 loss in College Station showed the Bulldogs can ...

Kansas aims for 1st 5-0 start since 2009 when Iowa St visits

Kansas will try to improve to 5-0 for the first time since 2009 on Saturday when Iowa State visits Memorial Stadium. The Jayhawks are the first team outside the Top 25 this week after knocking Duke from the ranks of the unbeaten. The Cyclones will be trying to bounce back from a loss to Baylor ...

No. 5 Clemson, No. 10 NC State set for Death Valley matchup

No. 5 Clemson and No. 10 North Carolina State will face off Saturday night for early control of the ACC Atlantic Division. Both teams enter 4-0. The Tigers come off a dramatic, 51-45 OT win at defending Atlantic champion Wake Forest last week. The Wolfpack start their ACC season this week. It's ...

No. 4 Michigan to visit Iowa for Big Ten title game rematch

Fourth-ranked Michigan travels to Kinnick Stadium to face Iowa on Saturday in a rematch of the 2021 Big Ten championship game. The Wolverines won that game 42-3 and FanDuel Sportsbook has them a 10 1/2-point favorite in this game. Iowa has won the last four meetings in Iowa City. Michigan will ...

No. 1 Georgia will try to get ground game going at Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Georgia has one of college football's prolific offenses, triggered by one of its best quarterbacks, so of course the topic of conversation around Athens as the top-ranked Bulldogs head to Missouri on Saturday would be their run game. That's what happens when something ...

Hoosiers take high-volume pass attack into visit to Nebraska

Indiana will try to bounce back from its first loss of the season when it visits Nebraska. The Hoosiers are looking for a better start than in last week's loss at Cincinnati. They were down 38-10 at half before holding the Bearcats to 81 yards and a touchdown in the second half. Nebraska will ...

Syracuse hosts Wagner of FCS aiming for 5-0 before open date

Syracuse goes for a 5-0 start when Wagner of the Football Championship Subdivision visits Saturday. The game is Syracuse's last before an open date. A brutal stretch of Atlantic Coast Conference games follows. Wagner has dropped 22 straight games and lost 66-7 at Rutgers in its other game ...

Tar Heels, Hokies look to bounce back in ACC matchup

North Carolina hosts Virginia Tech on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Both teams are coming off losses at home. The Tar Heels lost to Notre Dame to spoil a 3-0 start. The Hokies lost to West Virginia. The key matchup will be between the Hokies' low-output offense against a UNC ...

Will Levis, No. 7 Kentucky visit No. 14 Mississippi

Kentucky and Mississippi are set to meet in a matchup of unbeaten Southeastern Conference teams. The seventh-ranked Wildcats and No. 14 Rebels play at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. They haven't met when both teams were ranked since 1958. Ole Miss and Kentucky are both 4-0 and hoping to challenge ...

Eastern Washington visits Florida following 2 delays

Eastern Washington visits Florida this weekend for its first game against an SEC foe. The school is getting $750,000 for making the twice-delayed trip to Gainesville. The game was scheduled for 2020 but was bumped because of COVID-19 rescheduling. It then got pushed back a day to Sunday because ...

No. 17 A&M looks to keep rolling in SEC at Mississippi State

No. 17 Texas A&M has two wins since losing to Appalachian State and seeks a 2-0 start to SEC play, when it visits Mississippi State. The host Bulldogs look to even their league record by beating the Aggies for the second consecutive season. They won 26-22 last year in College Station behind ...

Texas Tech visits No. 25 K-State as both come off big wins

There was a common conversation this week within the walls of the Football Training Facility at Texas Tech and the Vanier Family Football Complex adjacent to Bill Snyder Family Stadium at Kansas State. How to deal with success. In a cheeky opening week of conference play in the Big 12, both ...

Young, No. 2 Alabama face SEC road test at No. 20 Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The last time Arkansas knocked off Alabama, Nick Saban was coaching the Miami Dolphins. The Razorbacks' 2006 win over the Crimson Tide came a year prior to Saban taking over at Alabama. Since his arrival, Arkansas has lost 15 straight to its SEC West Division rival, ...

No. 12 Utah reels off 3 straight wins, braces for Oregon St

Quarterback Chance Nolan made his first career start for Oregon State inside typically noisy Rice-Eccles Stadium. Only, it wasn't so noisy that day at Utah, with fans kept away in the 2020 contest due to coronavirus restrictions. Still, Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith found the silver ...

No. 24 Pitt begins ACC defense against new-look Georgia Tech

No. 24 Pittsburgh begins its quest for a second straight ACC title when the Panthers host Georgia Tech in their conference opener. Pitt is off to a 3-1 start by relying heavily on junior running back Israel Abanikanda. Abanikanda leads the conference in rushing, averaging 119 yards per game and ...

No. 6 USC hosts Arizona St. with renewed focus after scare

LOS ANGELES (AP) — No. 6 Southern California's first real experience with adversity under coach Lincoln Riley was a good reminder that not every game will be as smooth as the start of their season. After their dramatic escape from Oregon State with another victory, the Trojans (4-0, 2-0 ...

No. 13 Oregon hosts Stanford late Saturday clash at Autzen

No. 13 Oregon hosts Stanford in a late game Saturday night. Oregon came from behind last weekend to beat Washington State 44-41. It was the Ducks' third-straight win following a season-opening loss to Georgia. The Ducks scored 29 points in the fourth quarter against the Cougs. It will be ...

Unbeaten No. 23 Florida State hosts No. 22 Wake Forest

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State is just the second team in Atlantic Coast Conference history to start one season 0-4 and open the next 4-0. And it's been nearly 40 years since Virginia's turnaround in 1982-83. Through two losing seasons under new coach Mike Norvell, there were hard ...

No. 9 Oklahoma St fueled by B12 title loss to No. 17 Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) — Ninth-ranked Oklahoma State came up only inches short of a Big 12 championship in its last meeting against Baylor. "We use it to fuel us," Cowboys running back Dominic Richardson said this week. Nearly 10 months after that Big 12 title game loss, when running back Dezmon ...