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Purdue cornerback Antonio Blackmon (14) breaks up a pass to Ohio State wide receiver Terry McLaurin (83) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
October 20, 2018 - 8:35 pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — D.J. Knox rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns, David Blough threw for three more scores and Purdue shook up the College Football Playoff chase with a 49-20 blowout of No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday. The Boilermakers (4-3, 3-1 Big Ten) won their fourth straight...
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LSU running back Nick Brossette (4) runs the ball during an NCAA college football game against Mississippi State in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Tyler Kaufman)
October 20, 2018 - 7:29 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Michael Divinity Jr.'s interception set up Nick Brossette's short touchdown run, Cole Tracy kicked four field goals, and No. 5 LSU beat No. 22 Mississippi State 19-3 on Saturday night. Still, the Tiger Stadium crowd left angry after LSU's top linebacker, Devin White, was...
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Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
October 20, 2018 - 5:56 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence came in wanting to leave little doubt about No. 3 Clemson's championship goals this season and about his ability to take the Tigers there. He accomplished both Saturday in a 41-7 rout of No. 16 North Carolina State, helping Clemson dominate the showdown between...
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Tennessee defensive lineman Kyle Phillips (5) and Tennessee defensive lineman Alexis Johnson Jr. (98) go after Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (13) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Knoxville, Tenn. (Joy Kimbrough /The Daily Times via AP)
October 20, 2018 - 5:52 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Alabama continued its season-long penchant for fast starts and quickly finished off Tennessee. Tua Tagovailoa threw touchdown passes to four receivers and the top-ranked Crimson Tide reached the end zone on their first four possessions, trouncing the Volunteers 58-21 for...
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Washington quarterback Jake Browning, left, is pressured by Colorado defensive lineman Mustafa Johnson during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
October 20, 2018 - 4:50 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Jake Browning threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Fuller on fourth down with less than four minutes remaining, and No. 15 Washington held off Colorado 27-13 on Saturday. Washington's four-year starting quarterback had an unremarkable game up until the Huskies (6-2, 4-1 Pac-12)...
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Oklahoma running back Trey Sermon (4) scores a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against TCU, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. Oklahoma won 52-27. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
October 20, 2018 - 3:06 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyler Murray and the Oklahoma offense piled up yards and scored points like they have been all season. Kenneth Murray and the Sooners defense did their part as well as ninth-ranked Oklahoma bounced back from its only loss, winning 52-27 at TCU on Saturday in the first game...
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Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson scrambles during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Michigan State, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
October 20, 2018 - 2:22 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Shea Patterson threw two touchdown passes and No. 6 Michigan earned a desperately needed 21-7 win over No. 24 Michigan State on Saturday, snapping a streak of 17 consecutive losses to ranked teams on the road. The Wolverines (7-1, 5-0 Big Ten) had lost eight of 10 against...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018, file photo, Northwestern State's Ryan Reed (8) waves for a fair catch on the opening kickoff against Texas A&M during an NCAA college football game, in College Station, Texas. About 1 of every 10 kickoffs in the Football Bowl Subdivision have resulted in a fair catch giving the return team possession at its 25-yard line under a rule that went into effect this year. The purpose of the rule was to minimize kick returns, which have a higher injury rate compared with other types of plays. If a fair catch is made anywhere between the goal line and 25, it's a touchback and it's marked at the 25. (AP Photo/Sam Craft, File)
October 19, 2018 - 2:53 pm
The new college football rule rewarding teams for making fair catches on kickoffs has not caught on like officiating supervisors expected and more changes could be made in 2019 to further reduce kick returns or make them safer. If a fair catch is made on a kickoff anywhere between the goal line and...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert went 20-of-26 with 250 yards, four touchdowns and no picks in their 62-14 win against Portland State during an NCAA college football game in Eugene, Ore. The front-runners have clearly been established in the Heisman race, but the question now is who else can emerge with a late rush? (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd, file)
October 18, 2018 - 11:38 pm
Follow-ups can be difficult in college football. Backing up a big victory with another one the next week is usually the sign of a true championship contender. A few ranked teams and playoff hopefuls will be trying to do just that Saturday. No. 6 Michigan visits rival No. 24 Michigan State after...
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Stanford's Sean Barton intercepts a pass intended for Arizona State's Kyle Williams during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darryl Webb)
October 18, 2018 - 10:27 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Stanford controlled the ball on offense, prevented big plays on defense. The Cardinal put together a couple of key scoring drives and limited Arizona State's chances for a comeback. It's just the way Stanford wins games — and just what the Cardinal needed after a two-game losing...
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