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  • No. 5 Clemson defeats Georgia Tech, 26-7

    No. 5 Clemson defeats Georgia Tech, 26-7

    Deshaun Watson and No. 5 Clemson finally turned in the performance everyone was expecting, totally dominating Georgia Tech in the first half on the way to a 26-7 victory Thursday night.  After sluggish wins over Auburn and Troy, and a practice-like rout of Football Championship Subdivision school...

  • Lamar Jackson continues hold over top spot in Heisman Watch

    Lamar Jackson continues hold over top spot in Heisman Watch

    After a slew of upsets, check out major changes in this week’s Heisman Trophy watch list: Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville The Buzz: Jackson is playing on at whole another level right now, with the Louisville quarterback leading the country in total touchdowns (18), more than 114 of the teams in the...

  • Linebacker injuries could haunt Penn State at Michigan

    Linebacker injuries could haunt Penn State at Michigan

    Before the season, Penn State defensive coordinator raved over the team's experience and versatility at linebacker. Pry, who also coaches the position, said that such versatility would allow him to "create the depth we need" at a position that lacked it. Three weeks in, Pry is testing his theory....

  • College football report: Ducks, Buffaloes have injury issues

    College football report: Ducks, Buffaloes have injury issues

    Oregon running back Royce Freeman is listed atop the depth chart for the Ducks’ game Saturday against Colorado, but there’s no certainty that he’ll play.  His status is one of the questions on both sides heading into the Pac-12 opener for the two teams. Also unclear is the availability of Colorado...

  • Under-the-radar college football games to watch this weekend

    Under-the-radar college football games to watch this weekend

    The Southeastern Conference hogs the spotlight this week with three ranked matchups, highlighted by No. 19 Florida at No. 14 Tennessee. But around the nation, there are interesting storylines and potential upsets that deserve more attention. The Baltimore Sun will present the best under-the-radar...

  • After death of Army cornerback, Navy football coaches offer show of support

    After death of Army cornerback, Navy football coaches offer show of support

    During the early morning hours of Sept. 11, Army cornerback Brandon Jackson was killed in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., in a one-car accident. He was 20 years old. His funeral Monday in New York brought together hundreds of people, including 10 busloads of U.S. Military Academy cadets who made the trip...

  • Perfect time for 3-0 Mids to catch a break

    Perfect time for 3-0 Mids to catch a break

    Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo summed it best during the American Athletic Conference weekly football teleconference on Monday. Niumatalolo said it felt good to go into the first off week of the season undefeated while still having plenty of improvement to make. Niumatalolo also used the word fortunate...

  • Chalk up bonehead mistakes in college football to youthful indiscretion

    Chalk up bonehead mistakes in college football to youthful indiscretion

    Think back on all the knucklehead things you did as a teenager. Drove too fast. Stayed out too late. Tried to parachute off the roof of your parents’ house. Young men tend to act carelessly, researchers say, because the prefrontal cortex — the part of the brain that helps us maintain control — does...

  • An early look at Penn State-Michigan

    An early look at Penn State-Michigan

    Penn State is consensus 18.5-point underdog to Michigan, where it opens Big Ten play Saturday. The Lions are 3-6 at Michigan Stadium, having won their once since 1996. A look at some of the storylines as the game approaches. DEFENSIVE INJURIES: GOOD NEWS FOR MICHIGAN? Michigan could be getting...

  • Under Armour has college football 'zebras' on its side

    Under Armour has college football 'zebras' on its side

    When Oregon hosted Virginia in a college football game Sept. 10, it was in the most Nike of settings. Both teams wore Nike-designed unifiorms prominently displaying the signature swoosh. Nike's headquarters was less than two hours away. But Under Armour, which relishes tweaking its much larger...

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