• QB Sims continues solid play as ‘Bama cruises

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — No. 3 Alabama held serve at home with a 52-12 drubbing of Southern Mississippi on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. The rout of the Golden Eagles served as a tune-up for next week when the Crimson Tide welcome the Florida Gators to Tuscaloosa in the teams’ SEC opener. Blake Sims got the... [Read More]

  • Northern Illinois escapes Vegas with streaks alive

    LAS VEGAS — Northern Illinois kept alive its impressive regular season and road win streaks Saturday, but not before UNLV made the Huskies sweat a little in the 100-degree desert heat at Sam Boyd Stadium. Make that sweat a lot. The host Rebels (1-2), who had scored two offensive touchdowns in their first 10... [Read More]

  • Backup Neuheisel rallies UCLA past Texas

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Billed as the Cowboys Showdown, the Texas-UCLA matchup played out like an old-fashioned Western shootout. Both teams played it close to the vest, eyeing their opponent for three quarters. Then when they finally drew in the fourth quarter, UCLA had the better aim to claim a 20-17 victory at AT&T Stadium.... [Read More]

  • Navy soldiers on without QB Reynolds in 35-21 win

    SAN MARCOS, Texas — The Navy football team proved that it has depth at the important position. With highly regarded junior quarterback Keenan Reynolds on the sideline recovering from a bruised right knee, sophomore Tago Smith gained 202 yards running and passing, leading the Midshipmen to a 35-21 victory at Texas State on Saturday... [Read More]

  • No. 11 Notre Dame rallies to defeat Purdue

    INDIANAPOLIS — After a pair of lopsided wins, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly had a feeling that his team would encounter adversity sooner than later. On Saturday, Kelly’s hunch proved correct. And No. 11 Notre Dame proved ready. “Now, it’s behind us,” Kelly said. “We know what the standard is.” Notre Dame overcame an... [Read More]

  • Boston College upsets USC 37-31

    BOSTON — They announced a crowd of 41,632 at Boston College’s Alumni Stadium on Saturday night. When the game ended, it seemed all of them were on the field. Their Eagles, who came in as 17-point underdogs, had just upset No. 9 USC, and there was reason for the home fans to celebrate. “It’s... [Read More]

  • No. 4 Oklahoma rolls over Tennessee

    NORMAN, Okla. — This wasn’t the Sugar Bowl but Bob Stoops and Oklahoma once again made a statement against the SEC. The No. 4 Sooners beat Tennessee 34-10 Saturday night at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Over the last two years, Stoops has had plenty to say about the SEC’s dominance — real or perceived.... [Read More]

  • Kelly leads Arizona State win but suffers injury

    BOULDER, Colo. — Arizona State opened the Pac-12 schedule with a win and a loss.The loss could end up being more costly to the Sun Devils. Taylor Kelly threw for 195 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a fourth score before leaving with a right foot injury to lead No. 16 Arizona State... [Read More]

  • Texas A&M explodes in second half to defeat Rice

    COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Kenny Hill wasn’t as sharp in Saturday night’s 38-10 victory over the Rice Owls as he has been in his previous two games. In the opening half, the Owls defense harassed Hill into six incompletions. A&M punted twice in the first half after two rare three-and-out series.... [Read More]

  • CFB roundup: Buckeyes’ Spence suspended again

    Ohio State was expecting to have All-Big Ten defensive end Noah Spence available when the Buckeyes host Kent State on Saturday. But because of a second violation of Big Ten rules, the university on Friday ruled Spence ineligible. Spence, an Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete, was suspended for three games... [Read More]