FAU, Navy, Miami and Memphis prepping for home bowl games

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Sometime late Friday afternoon, Florida Atlantic will load up its luggage and head south to the hotel that will house the Conference USA champions for their bowl-game preparations. It’ll be a 4-mile drive. The comforts of home await the Owls this weekend as they get ready to play in the Boca […]

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New coach Mario Cristobal leads Oregon against Boise State in Las Vegas Bowl

LAS VEGAS — Oregon players made it known they wanted Mario Cristobal to be their next head coach, with left tackle Tyrell Crosby circulating a petition that was signed by more than 70 teammates. The Ducks will get their first chance to show why they believed in him when Cristobal leads them in his Oregon […]

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Walk-on to Heisman: Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield wins in landslide

NEW YORK — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield has won the Heisman Trophy, completing a climb from walk-on to one of the most accomplished players in the history of college football. The brash, flag-planting Sooners star became the sixth Oklahoma player to the win Heisman in one of the most lopsided votes ever. Stanford running back […]

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Ahmad Bradshaw’s late touchdown lifts Army over Navy, 14-13

In the middle of a lazy December snowfall, before a crowd of 68,625 at Lincoln Financial Field, Army quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw dashed Navy’s hopes of victory in one of the nation’s best college football rivalries for a second straight year. Bradshaw marched the Black Knights on a 65-yard drive in a little over 7{ minutes […]

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Buckeyes claim Big Ten title over Badgers, seek playoff spot

INDIANAPOLIS — J.T. Barrett looked just fine Saturday. Now it’s up to college football’s selection committee to decide whether No. 8 Ohio State has done enough to earn a playoff bid. Six days after having surgery on his right knee, Barrett threw two touchdown passes, ran for another and had a crucial fourth-down conversion late […]

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Kelly Bryant, No. 1 Clemson pound No. 7 Miami 38-3 for ACC crown

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — No. 1 Clemson emphatically claimed its spot in the College Football Playoff with a 38-3 victory over No. 7 Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game Saturday night. The Tigers (12-1) came in ranked atop the CFP and should remain that way following Sunday’s final poll after their decisive show left […]

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Georgia makes playoff bid, routs Auburn 28-7

ATLANTA — What a difference three weeks can make. Bouncing back from a blowout loss to Auburn, No. 6 Georgia turned the rematch into a rout of its own. Roquan Smith came up with two crucial turnovers, freshman Jake Fromm threw a pair of touchdown passes and the Bulldogs cruised to a 28-7 victory over […]

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Oklahoma stakes playoff spot, 41-17 over TCU

ARLINGTON, Texas — Baker Mayfield and No. 2 Oklahoma were happy to have another game, even with the potential consequences. The Sooners definitely left no question about whether they will be in the playoff. Heisman Trophy front-runner Mayfield threw four touchdowns and the Sooners staked their playoff spot with a 41-17 win over No. 10 […]

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Trojans use goal-line stand to hold off Cardinal and win Pac-12 championship

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — In the shadow of its own goal line, backed up against the cardinal of the USC logo splashed across the end zone, USC’s defense faced a goal-line stand of unusual length: six plays. Stanford had seized the momentum in the fourth quarter of the Pac-12 Conference championship game on Friday at […]

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Stanford seeks revenge vs. USC in Pac-12 title game

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The Stanford team that walked out of the Los Angeles Coliseum nearly three months ago after being overpowered by Southern California seemed an unlikely pick to get a rematch with the Trojans. Yet here Stanford is in the Pac-12 title game ready to get revenge against USC for that 42-24 loss […]

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