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NCAAF News: Tulsa, after consecutive losses, aims to bounce back at Navy

Tulsa will try to avoid a third straight defeat when it meets Navy in an American Athletic Conference matchup on Saturday in Annapolis, Md. Tulsa (2-3,...

  • NCAAF News: Bret Bielema, Illinois face Iowa in old-fashioned Big Ten matchup

    Last week, Bret Bielema led Illinois against Wisconsin in his first trip to Madison since giving up the Badgers’ head coaching gig to take over at Arkansas in 2012. Arguably, though, Bielema identifies more with his 11 years at Iowa than his seven seasons at Wisconsin — and he’s had...

  • NCAAF News: Miami quarterbacks in question against UNC, star Drake Maye

    The quarterback matchup will be Drake Maye versus Tyler Van Dyke, and maybe Jake Garcia. Maye, who leads the ACC in passing touchdowns (19), passing yards per game (318.8) and passing efficiency (187.6) will take his show on the road on Saturday afternoon, when his North Carolina Tar Heels (4-1,...

  • NCAAF News: ECU, Tulane with chance to gain traction in AAC play

    East Carolina and Tulane had strong bounce-back performances a week ago. Up next, the Pirates will visit the Green Wave to continue their American Athletic Conference schedules on Saturday in New Orleans. Two weeks ago, East Carolina (3-2, 1-1 AAC) lost its conference opener at home to Navy, 23-20 in...

  • NCAAF News: Pitt tries to straighten out up-and-down start vs. Virginia Tech

    Through the first month of the season, Pitt experienced the euphoria of opening with a dramatic win in the “Backyard Brawl” over West Virginia, followed by a disappointing overtime loss to Tennessee. Then came the frustration of last week when the Panthers could never get anything going and fell to...

  • NCAAF News: Arizona St., interim coach finish difficult stretch vs. No. 21 Washington

    Taking over as the interim coach midway through a season is never easy. But facing ranked opponents in your first three games? That’s downright devilish. That’s what Arizona State’s Shaun Aguano has encountered since taking over for the fired Herm Edwards on Sept. 19. Up next for the Sun Devils...

  • NCAAF News: Florida has revenge on its mind vs. Missouri

    Florida will seek a payback victory when it hosts Missouri in a Southeastern Conference game Saturday. The Gators will try to avenge their 24-23 overtime loss to Tigers last year at Columbia, Mo., when the teams square off at Gainesville, Fla, this week. “The guys that we’ve got, we’re a...

  • NCAAF News: Opportunity looms for Purdue in matchup at Maryland

    The pillow fight is on in the Big Ten West, where every team has at least one conference loss, no team is ranked and identifying a frontrunner is risky business. Amid this morass of mediocrity, why not Purdue? The Boilermakers visit Maryland at College Park on Saturday, where they will...

  • NCAAF News: No. 6 USC welcomes test from Washington State

    No. 6 Southern California looks to match its best start since 2006 when it welcomes Pac-12 counterpart Washington State to Los Angeles on Saturday. The Trojans (5-0, 3-0 Pac-12) remained perfect in the Lincoln Riley era – at least, in terms of record – with a 42-25 defeat of sputtering...

  • NCAAF News: Yes, football Gameday at Kansas: No. 19 Jayhawks meet No. 17 TCU

    How big is Saturday’s game at Kansas’ David Booth Memorial Stadium? The Jayhawks, who are ranked for the first time since Oct. 18, 2009, will host fellow ranked and undefeated TCU in a Big 12 game in Lawrence, Kan. Kansas also will host ESPN’s “College GameDay” for the first time...

  • NCAAF News: No. 15 Wake Forest ready for run-heavy Army

    Wake Forest just finished a challenging pair of games in Atlantic Coast Conference play, and now the No. 15 Demon Deacons have a different type of task Saturday night when Army visits Winston-Salem, N.C. Wake Forest (4-1) fell in overtime to unbeaten Clemson on Sept. 24, then won at previously...

  • NCAAF News: No. 7 Oklahoma State pits potent offense vs. Texas Tech

    Seventh-ranked Oklahoma State will put its undefeated record on the line Saturday when it hosts Texas Tech at Stillwater, Okla. The Cowboys (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) started conference play last weekend, topping then-No. 16 Baylor on the road, 36-25. The second half began with a bang, as Cowboys freshman Jaden...

  • NCAAF News: Led by its defense, No. 24 Cincinnati meets USF

    No. 24 Cincinnati will continue to rely on its aggressive defense, which leads the country in several categories, when it hosts South Florida for its homecoming game Saturday. The Bearcats (4-1, 1-0 AAC) have 23 sacks, 50 tackles for loss and four defensive touchdowns this season, more than any other...

  • NCAAF News: Improved Notre Dame meets No. 16 BYU at Las Vegas

    Notre Dame is riding a two-game winning streak into Saturday’s clash with No. 16 BYU at Las Vegas for one simple reason: The Fighting Irish have been focused on playing more complete games. The commitment has helped Notre Dame rebound from a 0-2 start where it lost leads against Ohio...

  • NCAAF News: After heartbreak, No. 14 NC State meets Florida State

    No. 14 North Carolina State will attempt to bounce back from its first loss of the season when it battles Florida State in Atlantic Coast Conference play on Saturday night in Raleigh, N.C. The Wolfpack (4-1, 0-1 ACC) fell from the ranks of the undefeated with a 30-20 loss at...

  • NCAAF News: No. 13 Kentucky strives to bounce back, faces South Carolina

    After suffering its first loss of the season, Kentucky needs to guard against an emotional letdown when the No. 13 Wildcats host a rejuvenated South Carolina team in a Southeastern Conference matchup Saturday night in Lexington, Ky. “I will coach against it, guard against it, talk about it, but one...

  • NCAAF News: No. 18 UCLA puts win streak on line vs. No. 11 Utah

    Undefeated and No. 18 UCLA welcomes a top 15-ranked, Pac-12 opponent to Pasadena, Calif., for the second time in as many weeks with 11th-ranked Utah’s visit on Saturday. The Bruins (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) scored arguably the signature win of coach Chip Kelly’s five seasons at UCLA, outside of two victories...

  • NCAAF News: No. 5 Clemson faces BC, looks to extend win streak

    No. 5 Clemson will play its third consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference game and will try to extend the nation’s longest active winning streak when the Tigers travel to Boston College on Saturday night. The two teams haven’t met in Chestnut Hill, Mass., since 2018. The Tigers (5-0, 3-0 ACC) downed...

  • NCAAF News: Unique Red River Showdown matches unranked Oklahoma, Texas

    Oklahoma coach Brent Venables is no stranger to the rivalry with Texas. But he’s never seen a Red River Showdown quite like this. Texas counterpart Steve Sarkisian doesn’t have nearly as much experience with the annual meeting between the two at Dallas’ Cotton Bowl, but he hasn’t either. For the...

  • NCAAF News: No. 3 Ohio State faces struggling Michigan State

    A Michigan State season that gets more disappointing by the week could end up taking a dramatic turn for the better if the host Spartans can upset No. 3 Ohio State on Saturday at East Lansing, Mich. The Spartans (2-3, 0-2 Big Ten) have three consecutive losses after opening with...

  • NCAAF News: Moving on from Paul Chryst era, Wisconsin faces Northwestern

    For the first time since the 2014 season, someone other than Paul Chryst will lead Wisconsin on the field when it battles Northwestern in a Big Ten West matchup on Saturday at Evanston, Ill. In a surprising move, Chryst was fired after the Badgers (2-3, 0-2 Big Ten) sustained an...

  • NCAAF News: No. 9 Ole Miss walking tall into meeting with Vanderbilt

    Quinshon Judkins and No. 9 Ole Miss will aim to continue their fast start to the season on Saturday when they visit Vanderbilt at Nashville, Tenn. Judkins was named Southeastern Conference Co-Freshman of the Week on Monday, two days after rushing for 106 yards and a touchdown in the Rebels’...

  • NCAAF News: ‘Explosive’ QB Adrian Martinez, No. 20 Kansas State meet Iowa State

    If No. 20 Kansas State is going to pursue a spot in the Big 12 Championship game, the Wildcats will have to avoid pitfalls that have obstructed them. The next one of those will be presented Saturday night when the Wildcats travel to Ames, Iowa, for a matchup with Iowa...

  • NCAAF News: Michigan RB Blake Corum enters Heisman picture

    Bryce Young’s dinged shoulder has put a dent in his odds while Michigan running back Blake Corum has run himself out of national obscurity and straight into Heisman contention. Corum, all 5-feet-8 of him, rushed for another 133 yards last week in Michigan’s win over Iowa to give him 611...

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