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AP Top 25 Takeaways: Bleak outlooks for Oklahoma, Wisconsin

Can't hide problems when conference play starts. The second month of the college football season often reveals issues that nonconference play might have masked and which teams could be in for long seasons. Things have quickly gotten bleak for No. 18 Oklahoma and Wisconsin. The Sooners lost ...

Georgia Tech stuns No. 24 Pitt 26-21 in Key’s coaching debut

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brent Key held the ball given to him by his new boss and pointed to the gold "GT" logo on it, a symbol the former Georgia Tech lineman turned interim head coach tasked with holding his alma mater's struggling program together has held close for a quarter century and ...

Broussard, Chamberlain help Rice beat UAB 28-24

HOUSTON (AP) — Ari Broussard ran for two touchdowns, Treshawn Chamberlain scored on a fumble return and Rice beat UAB 28-24 Saturday night. Broussard scored from the 1 in the first quarter and from the 3 with 8:01 left in the third quarter before Chamberlain's return gave Rice (3-2, 1-0 ...

Dobbins’ 3 TDs help Abilene Christian beat Utah Tech 26-10

SAINT GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Jermiah Dobbins ran for 135 yards and three touchdowns and Abilene Christian beat Utah Tech 26-10 on Saturday night in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Dobbins' scored from 5 and 12 yards in the third and fourth quarters, respectively, and each ...

No. 5 Clemson tops No. 10 NC State 30-20 in ACC showdown

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — DJ Uiagalelei played well as he has all season to power No. 5 Clemson's offense. The Tigers' defense finally looked like the stellar group it was projected to be. The result was Clemson's most complete game of the season: a 30-20 win over 10th-ranked North Carolina State ...

Huskers beat Indiana 35-21 to end 9-game FBS losing streak

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Casey Thompson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Nebraska beat a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent for the first time in 364 days with a 35-21 victory over Indiana on Saturday night. Thompson, benched for a series in the first half and shaken up on a big ...

Duke snaps 13-game ACC skid, beats Virginia 38-17

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Riley Leonard ran for two touchdowns and threw for another and Duke snapped a 13-game Atlantic Coast Conference losing streak in beating Virginia 38-17 on Saturday night. Duke (4-1, 1-0 ACC) scored three touchdowns during an 11-minute span of the first half. The Blue ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Card to Worthy connections lead Texas over WVU 38-20

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hudson Card passed for three touchdowns, including two to Xavier Worthy, to lead Texas to a 38-20 win over West Virginia on Saturday night. Card, who has started three straight games but may be replaced next week week if freshman Quinn Ewers returns from a clavicle ...

PHOTO GALLERY: No. 1 Georgia rallies from 10 down to beat Missouri 26-22

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The two most important characteristics that Georgia coach Kirby Smart seeks in his team are composure and resiliency, and the top-ranked Bulldogs needed to rely on both to rally past Missouri on Saturday night. Or, as Smart put it: "We had to OD on those." Kept out of ...

Prairie View beats Grambling 34-14 at State Fair Classic

DALLAS (AP) — Ahmad Antoine had 16 carries for 92 yards and a touchdown, Xxavier Watson returned a fumble 40 yards for a score and Prairie View A&M never trailed Saturday night in its 34-14 win over Grambling at the Cotton Bowl in the State Fair Classic. Prairie View has won five ...

PHOTO GALLERY: LSU rallies for 4th straight win, 21-17 over Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — John Emery Jr. rushed for a tackle-breaking, 20-yard touchdown and Greg Brooks Jr. had a late interception to help LSU complete a 21-17, come-from-behind win over Auburn on Saturday night. LSU (4-1, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) fell behind 17-0 before Jayden Daniels ...

Coastal Carolina remains unbeaten after wild finish

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — CJ Beasley ran 24 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the final minute, leaping over a defender on the way to the end zone, and Coastal Carolina defeated Georgia Southern 34-30 on Saturday night in a game that saw three lead changes in the final six minutes. Beasley's run ...

Cordeiro sparks San Jose State to 33-16 victory over Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo, (AP) — Chevan Cordeiro passed for 314 yards and a touchdown and ran for two scores to propel San Jose State to a 33-16 victory over Wyoming on Saturday night. Cordeiro connected with Skylar Loving-Black for an 8-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter and then scored ...

Lang scores 3 ways, leads Arkansas St. past UL Monroe, 45-28

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Johnnie Lang ran for one touchdown, caught a pass for a score and returned a kickoff 98 yards for a third as Arkansas State rolled to a 45-28 win over UL Monroe in a Sun Belt contest Saturday night. Arkansas State (2-3, 1-1) snapped a string of three straight losses ...

Florida International tops New Mexico State 21-7

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Grayson James threw touchdown passes on three straight possessions in the first half to guide Florida International to a 21-7 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday night. James connected with Tyrese Chambers for a 4-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead for Florida ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Cincinnati opens AAC defense with 31-21 win over Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ben Bryant threw two touchdown passes, Cincinnati added two other scores on fourth down and the two-time defending American Athletic Conference champion Bearcats opened league play with a 31-21 victory Saturday night over Tulsa. Bryant's 61-yard pass to a wide-open Tyler ...

NC A&T holds off Bryant, 24-13, takes Big South lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Bhayshul Tuten ran for 114 yards and two first-quarter touchdowns to carry North Carolina A&T to a 24-13 win over Bryant in the Big South Conference opener Saturday night. After losing its first three games to start the season, North Carolina A&T has won ...

Guajardo’s FG helps S. Alabama top Louisiana-Lafayette 20-17

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Diego Guajardo kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired and South Alabama gave up a 10-point fourth-quarter lead before the Jaguars beat Louisiana-Lafayette 20-17 Saturday night. Pearse Migl's 1-yard touchdown reception capped a 17-play, 82-yard drive by Louisiana ...

Doege, Billingsley lift Troy past Western Kentucky 34-27

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Jarret Doege threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, DK Billingsley ran for 122 yards with a touchdown and Troy defeated Western Kentucky 34-27 on Saturday night. Doege came in for injured starter Gunnar Watson late in the third quarter when the game was ...

Howell’s TD lifts Alabama State past Texas Southern 16-13

HOUSTON (AP) — Santo Dunn rushed for 101 yards, Ja'Won Howell scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and Alabama State rallied past Texas Southern, defeating the Tigers 16-13 on Saturday night. After Brandon Gaddy forced a fumble that was recovered by Demaruez Bellamy, the ...