For the select few still in the playoff hunt, pitfalls await. Here are five teams that are particularly positioned to derail contenders before the end of the season.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 16, 2018, 12:46 am
Breiden Fehoko acknowledged the question. “I know we're going to see more quarterback runs this game,� said Fehoko, LSU's junior defensive lineman. “Something we haven't seen since…� He paused. Considered. “I'm trying to think if anybody really ran the ball quarterback-wise.� “La Tech
Author: The Advocate
Posted: October 16, 2018, 12:37 am
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. — Hundreds of mourners have turned out to say goodbye to John Gagliardi, college football's winningest coach. About 1,500 people filled St. John's Abbey Church in Collegeville, Minnesota, on Monday for Gagliardi's funeral. He died Oct. 7 at the age of 91. The St. Cloud
Author: Star Tribune
Posted: October 16, 2018, 12:29 am
Of Coach O, fineable fan behavior and the Haka dance … One of the planks of the Ed Orgeron administration is he never wants the focus to be on him. That's going to be harder to do if LSU keeps winning. Before the season, Orgeron was pegged to be sitting on one of the hottest seats in college football
Author: The Advocate
Posted: October 16, 2018, 12:26 am
After constantly preaching his 1-0 mentality and telling his players to focus on the here and now, Tom Herman stayed on message Monday. Asked if his Texas team is good enough to win the Big 12 championship and possibly make the College Football Playoff, Herman punted, saying his view of the college football
Author: SportsDay
Posted: October 15, 2018, 11:51 pm
Oklahoma and Penn State are both looking to rebound from disheartening upset losses, while the hangover of a thrilling upset win over Washington last week could leave Oregon vulnerable at Wazzu on Saturday night.
Author: Sports Illustrated
Posted: October 15, 2018, 11:49 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — No. 6 Michigan is in great shape if the past truly does not matter when it plays No. 24 Michigan State this weekend. Shea Patterson has become an effective, dual-threat quarterback and he showed it in a 38-13-win over No. 15 Wisconsin . The defense ranks first in the nation against
Author: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
Posted: October 15, 2018, 11:23 pm
The Longhorns are back in the Top 10 and Tom Herman is looking like the toast of Texas. Which other coaches deserve midseason plaudits?
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 15, 2018, 10:39 pm
LSU only spent a week out of the top five in the AP Top 25 poll, with the Tigers picking up a statement win over Georgia just one week after being dealt their first loss of the season against Florida. LSU looked utterly dominant against the Bulldogs, picking up a 36-16 win in what could likely end up
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: October 15, 2018, 10:28 pm
The annual rivalry between Florida and Georgia has once again been tapped as the best game of the week in the best conference, receiving the 3:30 p.m. ET kickoff time for Week 9.  Week 9 promises to set the stage for the SEC East title race, not only because of the rivalry game in Jacksonville, but with
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: October 15, 2018, 10:01 pm
There will be no punishment handed out by the SEC for a heated incident involving Florida coach Dan Mullen and Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 15, 2018, 9:59 pm
Chris Petersen quietly delivered a message during his weekly media briefing that not everything is going wrong for Washington even as he prepared to field questions about what happened in the Huskies' loss to rival Oregon. ''I need 25 of these just to keep recycling them every day,'&
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: October 15, 2018, 9:46 pm
Clemson has combined a small dose of the old with a good portion of the new to come up with a rather effective corps of receivers – perhaps the deepest in program history. Anchored by former walk-on and postseason hero Hunter Renfrow, who has continued his penchant for making extremely difficult receptions
Author: Anderson Independent Mail
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:54 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma can't wait to move on. The ninth-ranked Sooners want to change course after a 48-45 loss to Texas and the drama that followed when coach Lincoln Riley fired defensive coordinator Mike Stoops . After having a weekend off, Oklahoma is ready to get back on the field Saturday
Author: The Lufkin Daily News
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:33 pm
More specifically, there's something about how coach Mark Dantonio gets his team ready to play against the top teams in the country, regardless of how the Spartans' season is going at that point. Saturday afternoon at Penn State was the latest example as a reeling Michigan State team walked into
Author: The Detroit News
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:27 pm
With the recent comeback win over Vanderbilt last Saturday, the Florida Gator football team jumped up from No. 14 to No. 11 in the most recent AP Poll. A crazy weekend with four losses in the top ten, combined with Florida's impressive win, allowed the Gators to jump three spots. What Happened Chaos
Author: ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:21 pm
Eight Top 25 college football teams went down last week, including four in the top 10. Now, the Week 8 college football odds are out as sportsbooks react to a wild weekend that shook up the race for the College Football Playoff. No. 3 Clemson is a 17-point favorite against No. 16 NC State in a battle
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:18 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama got quite a scare at the sight of starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on the ground clutching his right knee. But the situation could have been worse — on multiple levels. The Crimson Tide got a break, Tagovailoa was able to trot off the field and apparently won't
Author: San Francisco Chronicle
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:16 pm
LSU fans stormed the field at Tiger Stadium following LSU's 36-16 blowout win over Georgia on Saturday, and it's going to cost LSU. The SEC announced Monday that it had fined LSU $100,000 for a "violation of access to competition area policy." That's a fancy way of saying "
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:03 pm
The college football season has been absolutely crazy so far! With the season nearly halfway over, we take a look around the NCAA. Alabama (7-0): The Crimson Tide took care of business last week versus a Missouri team that is 0-7 against ranked SEC opponents when Drew Lock starts. Ohio State (7-0): Not
Author: ESPN 98.1 FM - 850 AM WRUF
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:03 pm
Hawkeye quarterback Nate Stanley threw for 320 yards and six touchdowns in a 42-16 win at Indiana. Maybe the Iowa football team understood its identity before Saturday's 42-16 win at Indiana. But now everybody knows. This is a group of coaches and players who are constantly on the attack, even with
Author: The Des Moines Register
Posted: October 15, 2018, 8:02 pm
Not only do the stars appear to be aligning for the 5-1 Duke football team, but several players are on their way to achieving a status as bonafide stars. On both sides of the ball, the Duke football team handled its business during a 28-14 win at Georgia Tech on Saturday; as a result, two Blue Devils
Author: Ball Durham
Posted: October 15, 2018, 7:53 pm
Georgia football is the No. 1 topic every day on DawgNation Daily — the daily podcast for Georgia Bulldogs fans. Catch up on everything happening with UGA athletics with host Brandon Adams and the cast of DawgNation experts as they break down the latest Georgia football recruiting news and discuss UGA
Author: WSB Radio
Posted: October 15, 2018, 7:42 pm
MADISON – Despite Wisconsin's 25-point loss to Michigan, a result that ended the Badgers' College Football Playoff hopes, the path to the Big Ten West Division title remains clear. UW (4-2, 2-1 Big Ten) sits one-half game behind Northwestern (3-3, 3-1), which rallied for a 31-28 overtime victory
Author: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Posted: October 15, 2018, 7:26 pm
To no one's surprise, Ole Miss quarterback Jordan Ta'amu was named the SEC's Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. In the Rebels' 37-33 comeback win Saturday over Arkansas in Little Rock, Ta'amu accounted for 528 offensive yards and three TDs. It's the second most total offense
Author: Memphis Commercial Appeal
Posted: October 15, 2018, 7:23 pm
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Former Eastern Illinois coach Bob Spoo, whose players included future NFL quarterbacks Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo, has died at age 80. The university says Spoo died Monday in Rockford, Illinois. School spokesman Rich Moser says Spoo had been ill in recent weeks. Spoo retired
Author: SFChronicle.com
Posted: October 15, 2018, 7:19 pm
Alabama defensive lineman Raekwon Davis punched Missouri's Kevin Pendleton multiple times after a fourth quarter play.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 15, 2018, 7:07 pm
BATON ROUGE – Linebacker Devin White and placekicker Cole Tracy were both named Southeastern Conference Players of the Week for their performance in LSU's 36-16 win over No. 2 Georgia on Saturday in Tiger Stadium. White was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week, while Tracy earned SEC Special Teams
Author: LSUsports.net
Posted: October 15, 2018, 7:06 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 2 Ohio State expects to get back a couple of starters on a banged-up defense that has shown a weakness for giving up big plays all season. Despite their 30-14 victory over Minnesota on Saturday, the Buckeyes — who moved up a spot in the AP Top 25 — looked vulnerable, allowing
Author: Amway Fan Poll
Posted: October 15, 2018, 7:00 pm
Outside of the Wayne Densch Student-Athlete Leadership Center Monday morning, disappointed UCF fans vented frustration over the Knights' spot in the latest college football rankings. After a topsy-turvy weekend that saw several top 10 teams lose, UCF didn't move up in the polls despite extending
Author: Orlando Sentinel
Posted: October 15, 2018, 6:55 pm
Maybe Saturday's Irish stress should have always been expected. And yes, this comes from a space that predicted Notre Dame would beat Pittsburgh with no trouble, 49-10. Making expected blowouts competitive is what the Panthers do and what they did in falling 19-14 to the Irish on Saturday. They beat
Author: NBC Sports: Inside the Irish
Posted: October 15, 2018, 6:00 pm
Here are six teams that began the season in the Top 25 and haven't come close to delivering on high expectations.
Author: Yahoo Sports
Posted: October 15, 2018, 5:37 pm
There are eight unbeaten teams left -- same as last year at this point -- and only four of them are from Power Five conferences (Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, NC State). Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, Notre Dame just happen to be the top four in the Power Rankings halfway through.
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: October 15, 2018, 5:35 pm
After scintillating starts to their season seasons, Drew Lock and Will Grier are in funks.  Lock has five interceptions to just one touchdown in his last three games -- all losses -- and some of the rawness in his game has reared its ugly head. As for Grier, he's hasn't handled pressure well
Author: CBS Sports
Posted: October 15, 2018, 5:27 pm
Rob Nelson ESPN Staff Writer Rob Nelson is a researcher for ESPN Stats & Information Follow on Twitter From Nashville, Tennessee, early in the day to Reno, Nevada, late at night, folks out there are still wondering how they lost bets by half a point on Saturday. A late-scoring surge in the first half
Author: ESPN.com
Posted: October 15, 2018, 5:04 pm
Since becoming conference rivals, Washington is 6-0 both straight up and against the spread in six meetings with Colorado, winning those games by an average score of 44-13. The Huskies shoot to make it seven in a row over the Buffaloes on Saturday afternoon in Seattle. College football point spread:
Author: Bleacher Report
Posted: October 15, 2018, 5:03 pm
Caption Close Two weeks ago, the highly anticipated matchup between unbeaten Cy Falls and Cy-Fair was supposed the determine the District 17-6A champion. Now the Golden Eagles find themselves in another awaited duel against the team that just handed Cy-Fair its second straight loss. In week 8, Cy Falls
Author: Houston Chronicle
Posted: October 15, 2018, 5:00 pm
Alabama is really good. That much, we can agree on. (OK, we know, they ain't played no one... but let's be reasonable.) But who comes in second after the Tide? That's a little trickier question, particularly after a Saturday of chaos around the top 25, with Georgia losing, Texas and Notre
Author: ESPN.com
Posted: October 15, 2018, 5:00 pm
LSU has been fined $100,000 after its fans stormed the field Saturday. The Southeastern Conference announced the fine Monday morning, explaining in a news release that the Tigers violated the conference's "access to competition area policy" for the second time since the policy was enacted
Author: USA Today
Posted: October 15, 2018, 3:54 pm
Kirby Smart made it clear Georgia football isn't ready to go away, even after a 36-16 defeat at LSU that dropped the Bulldogs to No. 8 in the AP Top 25 rankings. “The message for us is everything we want is in front of us,� Smart said. “The key for us is to move forward. We still have a good football
Author: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted: October 15, 2018, 3:20 pm
The News' Matt Charboneau breaks down MSU's win at Penn State Michigan State put together one of its best overall defensive efforts of the season Saturday in a 21-17 victory over Penn State, and it resulted in a first-time honor for safety Khari Willis. The senior captain was named Big Ten Defensive
Author: The Detroit News
Posted: October 15, 2018, 3:13 pm
The common theme this week is that chaos has arrived. Georgia lost, Penn State lost, West Virginia lost, and Washington lost. That's four Top 10 teams losing in one week. Add in Miami (FL)'s loss to Virginia, USC's upset of Colorado, and Auburn getting knocked off by Tennessee, and that sounds
Author: The Comeback
Posted: October 15, 2018, 3:00 pm
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer Close ACC reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2010. Graduate of the University of Florida. Follow on Twitter We have reached the midway point in the season, filled with the expected (Alabama dominance), the unexpected (Texas is back?) and everything in between. Here is a quick
Author: ESPN.com
Posted: October 15, 2018, 3:00 pm
1. Ohio State (1) Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck said Buckeyes QB Dwayne Haskins “is probably the front-runner for the Heisman Trophy.� You agree, Paul Finebaum? 2. Michigan (4) Tailback Karan Higdon, feeling it: “There's no further question that we've got the best offensive line in the country.�
Author: Chicago Tribune
Posted: October 15, 2018, 2:00 pm
The Hotline is not always a glutton for punishment, embarrassment and any other -ments of the ignominious variety, and I had no intention of starting our multi-part midseason review with two all-conference teams. Because two all-conference teams means 10 offensive linemen, and offensive linemen are so
Author: MercuryNews.com
Posted: October 15, 2018, 1:54 pm
Check out the top 10 things we learned during the latest week in college football. A wild, wacky and weird weekend of college football shakes up the rankings. Eight teams ranked in the top 25 entering this weekend suffered losses, including three previously undefeated teams in Georgia, West Virginia
Author: OrlandoSentinel.com
Posted: October 15, 2018, 1:45 pm