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Florida State wide receiver Rashad Greene runs into the end zone for a touchdown as Oklahoma State cornerback Ashton Lampkin (6) gives chase in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. FSU won 37-31. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

Questions for FSU and Alabama after opening week

Breaking down the ballots for the first regular-season AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football’s opening weekend. ___ REMAIN CALM! ALL IS WELL! Overrated or over reactions? Maybe it’s a bit of the former, […]

09/03/2014

Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler passes during they first half of an NCAA college football game against Fresno State, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Kessler misses part of USC workout with toe injury

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California quarterback Cody Kessler missed part of practice Tuesday to undergo a procedure on one of his toes. Kessler said he’ll be fine to play when the 14th-ranked Trojans (1-0) […]

09/02/2014

Michigan State players, including Taybor Pepper (52), Chris Frey (23), Tony Lippett (14), and Jamal Lyles (11), celebrate following a 45-7 win over Jacksonville State in an NCAA college football game, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Big week for the Big Ten

The Big Ten has been fighting a perception for the last few years that it has fallen a step behind the rest of the major college football world, and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was […]

09/02/2014

Alabama coach Nick Saban watches from the sideline in the first half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Atlanta. Alabama won 33-23. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Old-school Tide shows glimpse of no-huddle offense

ATLANTA (AP) — Looking for a way to calm a jittery first-time starting quarterback, No. 2 Alabama broke out the no-huddle offense for a while against West Virginia. The move helped recalibrate Blake Sims, and […]

08/31/2014

Southern California tight end Bryce Dixon, right, catches a touchdown pass as Fresno State defensive back Bryan Harper defends during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Los Angeles.  USC won 52-13. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

USC beats Fresno St 52-13 behind Kessler’s 4 TDs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Kessler threw for 394 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another and No. 15 Southern California ended a trying week with a 52-13 win over Fresno State in Steve […]

08/30/2014

Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan throws against UC Davis during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

No. 11 Stanford routs UC Davis 45-0 in opener

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Ty Montgomery answered any questions about his health on his first touch, and Stanford’s reconstructed defense looked just as rejuvenated in the season opener. Next week will really give a glimpse […]

08/30/2014

UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks (6) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Virginia at Scott Stadium, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)

Defense shines as No. 7 UCLA beats Virginia 28-20

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Brett Hundley was all smiles, mostly because of his defense. Seventh-ranked UCLA scored three defensive touchdowns in the second quarter Saturday and Hundley led them on a critical second-half scoring drive […]

08/30/2014

Thousands of Penn State fans take part in a pep rally at Temple Bar in Dublin, Ireland, Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. Penn State plays UCF in a football game Saturday. (AP Photo/PennLive.com, Joe Hermitt)

Penn State tops UCF 26-24 with last-second FG

DUBLIN (AP) — Penn State won a thrilling season opener with a 36-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the University of Central Florida 26-24 in front of a raucous 55,000-strong crowd in Ireland. […]

08/30/2014

Oregon State head coach Mike Riley takes questions at the 2014 Pac-12 NCAA college football media days at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo)

Beavers look to avoid another opening misstep

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — There’s no way Oregon State is going to overlook season-opening opponent Portland State. The Beavers have been caught in that trap before, with losses to Eastern Washington last season and Sacramento […]

08/29/2014

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No. 11 Stanford set to open season vs. UC Davis

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — David Shaw was an assistant on the Baltimore Ravens in the fall of 2005 when he heard about the most unlikely upset: UC Davis 20, Stanford 17. “I just remember I […]

08/29/2014

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