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1 hr ago | The Mississippi Press
The college football season is well underway and this year's stars, both young and old, are taking center stage. It shouldn't come as a surprise that the teams represented at and near the top of the polls each have a player capable of putting his stamp on every game.
5 hrs ago | Inside Bay Area
When it comes to his Cal football team's growing confidence, coach Sonny Dykes says the chicken arrived before the egg. "I think it's different, not because we won some games," Dykes said of his team's demeanor, "but we won some games because it's different, if that makes sense."
Ohio State's Braxton Miller, the Big Ten's top offensive player the past two years, is out for the season after shoulder surgery. Someone is destined to step into that vacancy.
The first true bye in three years prompted Stanford coach David Shaw to cull through old practice plans in search of the proper course of action this week. "I looked through all the practice plans to remember what I liked and didn't like,'' Shaw said of the week of Sept.
The Tigers were ranked No. 3 in the nation and the No. 5 Seminoles went to Death Valley and handed Clemson its worst home loss since the series began in 1970.
Most bye weeks are quiet, a rare respite from the weekly grind of the college football season. But the silence this week might only make for some anxious UCLA fans.
Oklahoma running back Keith Ford is expected to miss 2-3 weeks with a slight fracture in his foot suffered during Saturday's victory over Tennessee, coach Bob Stoops said Monday. Ford will miss Saturday's road game at West Virginia, but has a chance to return following the team's bye week and in time for an Oct. 4 game against TCU.
If any naive Ohio State football players had a notion that they were getting this week off, coach Urban Meyer dispelled that possibility almost immediately. "Time to move on, a bye week, and then get ready," Meyer said soon after Saturday's 66-0 stroll past overmatched Kent State.
Injured Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner's status is uncertain for Saturday's game against San Jose State, but the Spartans will still have to prepare for the player who last year powered the Golden Gophers' win over SJSU. Leidner crushed the Spartans on the ground in a 43-24 win in Minneapolis a year ago when he rushed 24 times for 151 yards and four touchdowns, numbers that remain career highs for the 6-foot-4, 237-pound sophomore.
CU cornerback Ken Crawley, left, knocks the ball away from Arizona State's Jaelen Strong during the second half Saturday at Folsom Field. Defensive coordinator Kent Baer said CU "did some really good things against a really, really good offense."
Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell says he does not expect rookie cornerback Nevin Lawson to return this season after he went down with dislocated toes Sunday and needed immediate surgery. The Lions drafted Lawson in the fourth round this year out of Utah State.
The junior quarterback for the No. 2 Oregon Ducks, already among the favorites for college football's biggest individual postseason honor, had four touchdowns in Oregon's 48-14 victory over Wyoming on Saturday.
The high-powered offense isn't operating exactly in sync. The stout defense that shut out Michigan is struggling with injuries.
Texas A&M's Myles Garrett has already tied the school record for sacks by a freshman with 5 A1 2 and he's only played three games for the sixth-ranked Aggies. He has more sacks than any A&M defender had all last season and is just 2 A1 2 shy of tying the eight sacks Jadeveon Clowney, the top overall pick in this year's NFL draft, had as a freshman at South Carolina.
13, 2014 in Columbia, S.C. . LSU running back Leonard Fournette celebrates his touchdown with fullback Connor Neighbors in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Louisiana-Monroe in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept.
Taylor Kelly's productive night was cut short by injury, and it was uncertain when he'll be back on the field. Kelly threw for three touchdowns and ran 50 yards for another score before leaving with a right foot injury, and No.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 10:42 am
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