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Georgia Bulldogs running back D'Andre Swift (7) scores on a pass play which he broke for a touchdown during the first half of todays Georgia vs Arkansas State NCAA football game at Sanford Stadium in Athens. (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
September 18, 2019 - 12:42 pm
Early in the season it can be difficult to know what to make of teams and results. Who is ranked too high? Who is underrated? On the latest AP Top 25 College Football Podcast, Bill Connelly of ESPN joins AP's Ralph Russo to sort through the small-sample size haze with some advanced analytics...
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September 18, 2019 - 12:40 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A University of Kansas football player is charged with two misdemeanors after his arrest at a Lawrence bar. The Lawrence Journal-World reports sophomore linebacker Thomas Patrick Barrett was charged Tuesday with two counts of contributing to a child's misconduct. An attorney...
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Texas wide receiver Jake Smith races to the end zone after making a catch past Rice defensive back Prudy Calderon (4), for a 53-yard touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
September 18, 2019 - 12:07 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas keeps adding to the offensive firepower around quarterback Sam Ehlinger with some big early results. The No. 12 Longhorns (2-1) will need everyone to chip in if they plan to keep up with Oklahoma State (3-0) on Saturday in the opening week of the Big 12. Ehlinger is off...
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Florida State coach Willie Taggart reacts to a call during the second half of an ACC college football game against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)
September 18, 2019 - 10:21 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The mistakes — a false start here, a facemask penalty there — keep piling up for some Atlantic Coast Conference teams expected to contend for division titles. Syracuse and Florida State were picked to finish behind reigning national champion Clemson in the Atlantic Division,...
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LSU head coach Ed Orgeron instructs nose tackle Tyler Shelvin (72) in the first half of an NCAA football game against Northwestern State Saturday in Baton Rouge, La., Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Dennis)
September 18, 2019 - 9:29 am
While defenses are still a work in progress around the Southeastern Conference, they still rank as some of the best in college football. Florida leads the nation with 16 sacks, including 10 in the opener against rival Miami. Missouri, Tennessee and Georgia combined to shut out overmatched opponents...
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September 18, 2019 - 2:17 am
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A former Atlanta Falcons player has been sentenced to at least 12 years in prison for molesting a 12-year-old girl. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports 23-year-old Justin Kenyuno Crawford pleaded guilty Tuesday to child molestation and sodomy as part of deal that dropped other...
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Notre Dame's Avery Davis (4) celebrates his 59-yard touchdown reception with Tony Jones Jr. (6) in the first half of an NCAA college football game against New Mexico in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
September 18, 2019 - 1:14 am
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Avery Davis has become a case study in perseverance, always wanting to help his team yet never in one place long enough to get a chance. Three position changes for Davis in less than two years, without much payoff, even caused Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly to show some...
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Utah defensive end Bradlee Anae, left, sacks Northern Illinois quarterback Ross Bowers, right, in the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 9, 2019, Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 17, 2019 - 5:02 pm
Utah left end Bradlee Anae may be the next mayor of Sack Lake City. Anae is among four players in the Pac-12 who have collected three sacks this season to lead the league, joining Oregon freshman Mase Funa, Colorado's Mustafa Johnson and Oregon State's Hamilcar Rashed. Anae has 20 career sacks,...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2019, file photo, Georgia defensive back J.R. Reed speaks with the media on the first day of spring NCAA college football practice in Athens, Ga. Reed plays for one of the nation’s powerhouse programs, where the competition begins as soon as you step on campus. No. 3 Georgia face No. 7 Notre Dame on Saturday. (Joshua L. Jones/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)
September 17, 2019 - 2:08 pm
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...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018, file photo, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart reacts on the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Massachusetts in Athens, Ga. Notre Dame and Georgia. Two of college football's most storied programs meet for the first time in one of its most famed settings, a game that already feels special because of its historic ramifications but is also likely to have a huge impact on this year's race to the College Football Playoff. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
September 16, 2019 - 2:58 pm
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia players know it's a big game. They can read the polls. They can hear all the chatter around campus. That doesn't mean they're well-versed on Notre Dame's storied past. George Gipp? "Uhh, no," tight end Eli Wolf conceded Monday. The Four Horsemen? "That rings a little...
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