College football

Texas A&M quarterback Kellen Mond (11) dives just short of the end zone in front of Oklahoma State defensive end Trace Ford (94) during the first half of the Texas Bowl NCAA college football game Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)
December 27, 2019 - 10:17 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Kellen Mond ran for a career-high 117 yards and threw a touchdown pass as Texas A&M scored 24 straight points to overcome an early deficit and beat Oklahoma State 24-21 in the Texas Bowl on Friday night. Mond ran 67 yards to give the Aggies (8-5) a 21-14 lead early in the fourth...
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Michigan State's Brian Lewerke (14) throws a pass during the second half of the team's Pinstripe Bowl NCAA college football game against Wake Forest on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in New York. Michigan State won 27-21. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
December 27, 2019 - 9:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mike Panasiuk ripped off his Michigan State helmet and hoisted it in the air, unleashing the hidden part of his scruffy beard that's normally a no-no at Yankee Stadium. Facial hair is banned for all Yankees, and so, for the Spartans, are the kind of acts of unsportsmanlike conduct...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Ohio State head coach Ryan Day waits with his players before taking the field for an NCAA college football game against Nebraska, in Lincoln, Neb. A year ago, Day was a relatively unknown Ohio State assistant. This December he's reigning Big Ten coach of the year and is eyeing a national title after leading the Buckeyes to a 13-0 record as the successor to the retiring Urban Meyer. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
December 27, 2019 - 7:34 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney grew up an Alabama fan, when crowning a champion in college football was all about polls and bowls and the best teams often never got a chance to settle it on the field. “It'd be pretty cool to go back in time and take some of those teams, get the...
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Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney speaks during a news conference ahead for the College Football playoffs Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Atlanta. Ryan Day of Ohio State was unable to attend. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 27, 2019 - 5:47 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Braden Galloway, one of three Clemson players suspended by the NCAA right before last year's College Football Playoff, is set to make his season debut for the third-ranked Tigers against No. 2 Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday. Galloway, defensive tackle Dexter...
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Oklahoma Sooners quarterback Jalen Hurts arrived at the Omni Hotel with the team in Atlanta, Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. The Oklahoma Sooners will face the LSU Tigers in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium Saturday, December 28. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
December 27, 2019 - 5:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Joe Burrow needed a year under his belt, along with a coaching change and a new wide-open offense, to really find his way at LSU. Jalen Hurts didn't have even that long to adjust, which makes his lone season at Oklahoma even more remarkable. Now, two transfer quarterbacks who left an...
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North Carolina quarterback Sam Howell looks to pass against Temple during the first half of the Military Bowl NCAA college football game, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
December 27, 2019 - 3:37 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Freshman Sam Howell threw for 294 yards and three touchdowns in addition to catching a TD pass, and North Carolina blew out Temple 55-13 in the Military Bowl on Friday to cap a satisfying return season for coach Mack Brown. Howell completed 25 of 34 passes and ran for 53 yards...
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Teachers and students from Arizona celebrate with Orange Crushem, the half of the Clemson football team who finished putting together 750 backpacks with supplies before the other half finished, at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. Fiesta Bowl Charities, in partnership with an Arizona nonprofit, Back to School Clothing Drive, hosting the friendly supply packing competition providing 1,500 school supply bags for Title I students across the state. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP)
December 27, 2019 - 2:34 am
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jeff Scott likes watching and listening to introductory news conferences, in part so he can map out what he'll say when his time to become a head coach arrives. When it finally did and Clemson's co-offensive coordinator was named South Florida's head coach, Scott didn't get...
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Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi holds the championship trophy after the team defeated Eastern Michigan 34-30 in the Quick Lane Bowl NCAA college football game, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
December 27, 2019 - 1:28 am
DETROIT (AP) — Pittsburgh players took punches, and one was hit with spit, and the Panthers still kept their cool in critical moments to win a bowl game for the first time in five appearances under coach Pat Narduzzi. Kenny Pickett threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Taysir Mack with 47 seconds left...
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Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz (white cap) is doused by his players after they won the NCAA college football Independence Bowl against Miami, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019, at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, La. (Henriette Wildsmith/The Shreveport Times via AP)
December 26, 2019 - 9:42 pm
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — J'Mar Smith threw a touchdown pass and had a late scoring run to help Louisiana Tech beat Miami 14-0 on Thursday night in the only shutout in the Independence Bowl’s 44-game history. Louisiana Tech (10-3) reached double-digit victories for the first time since 1984 and ran...
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December 26, 2019 - 8:57 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Oregon and Wisconsin are taking contrasting approaches to everything that comes before the Rose Bowl. Ducks coach Mario Cristobal is treating this week as a business trip, making sure players got a workout in after arriving in Los Angeles on Christmas Day. Badgers coach Paul...
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