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Texas Tech tops No. 22 Texas 37-34 with FG in wild OT finish

Wolff kicked a 20-yard field goal in overtime, lifting the Red Raiders over No. 22 Texas

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech kicker Trey Wolff had fans ready to celebrate like they hadn’t in 14 years with what they thought was a game-winner in the final seconds. Turns out they just had to wait a little…

No. 17 Baylor wins Big 12 opener over Iowa State, 31-24

Shapen completed 19 of his 26 passes, connecting with 11 receivers.

AMES, Iowa (AP) — A tough loss two weeks ago prepared No. 17 Baylor for Saturday’s Big 12 opener at Iowa State. After a double-overtime defeat at BYU, Bears quarterback Blake Shapen was ready for a rowdy Jack Trice Stadium…

Robinson’s 3 TDs power No. 21 Texas over UTSA 41-20

Hudson Card got the start at quarterback for Texas (2-1) in place of the injured Quinn Ewers.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bijan Robinson ran for 183 yards and three touchdowns, Jahdae Barron returned an interception 44 yards for a score in the third quarter and No. 21 Texas beat UTSA 41-20 on Saturday night. Texas trailed 17-7…

Daniels’ 5 touchdowns power Kansas past Houston 48-30

Clayton Tune was 22 of 31 for 260 yards, a touchdown and an interception

HOUSTON (AP) — Jalon Daniels threw for 158 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 123 yards and two scores as Kansas improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2009 with a 48-30 win over Houston on Saturday. Daniels…

Shapen, Reese lead No. 17 Baylor to 42-7 win over Texas St

Shapen completed 15 of 26 passes for 184 yards

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor quarterback Blake Shapen faked a handoff and took off untouched for a 35-yard touchdown run just before halftime, when Texas State thought it had a fourth-down stop, and the 17th-ranked Bears went on to a…

App State uses 2 turnovers to stun No. 6 Texas A&M 17-14

The Aggies are certain to plummet in the poll after losing to an unranked opponent

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — On paper, there was no reason to believe that Appalachian State would have a chance Saturday against No. 6 Texas A&M. But Mountaineers coach Shawn Clark, who makes 10 times less than the over $9…

Smith TD in 2nd OT gets Texas Tech past No. 25 Houston 33-30

Houston’s 12-game regular-season winning streak ended.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Donovan Smith put Texas Tech at risk of losing with his arm. The sophomore quarterback rescued the Red Raiders with his legs. Smith ran 9 yards for a touchdown in the second overtime, lifting Texas Tech…

Young, No. 1 Alabama escape Texas on late FG 20-19

Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers was knocked out with a shoulder injury at the end of the first quarter.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — First came the twisting, falling backward touchdown throw. Then came the duck and dodge slip away from a sack that turned into a 20-yard scamper. Two fourth-quarter plays by Bryce Young once again carried top-ranked Alabama…

Ewers with 2 TD passes in Texas debut, a 52-10 win over ULM

Bijan Robinson finished with 111 total yards on 13 touches,

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Quinn Ewers passed for 225 yards and two touchdowns in his debut at quarterback for Texas and the Longhorns rolled over Louisiana-Monroe 52-10 Saturday night in the season-opener for both programs. The win against an overmatched…

Baylor, Oklahoma St talk 2022 after Big 12 thriller of 2021

Baylor’s expectations start with a defense that finished second overall in the Big 12

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Dave Aranda and Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy sat just a few yards from the end zone where the Big 12 title was decided in their championship game seven months earlier, on a dazzling tackle…

New coach Marcus Freeman liking his first Irish spring

Notre Dame is coming off an 11-2 season

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A third of the way into his first spring practice as Notre Dame coach, 36-year-old Marcus Freeman likes what he is seeing from the Fighting Irish. “I love the way they are flying around,” Freeman…

Deion Sanders has 2 toes amputated after medical setback

Sanders was hospitalized for around a month in the middle of last season when the Tigers finished 11-2

Deion Sanders had two toes on his left foot amputated due to blood clots stemming from a previous surgery. The Jackson State head coach and NFL Hall of Famer revealed the severity of his foot injury in an episode of…

No. 6 Baylor tops No. 8 Ole Miss in Sugar Bowl

Rebels Corral hurt

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Sugar Bowl showdown against Mississippi and coach Lane Kiffin’s explosive, Southeastern Conference-leading offense provided a high-profile platform for Baylor to validate its old-school formula of ball control and aggressive defense. Al Walcott set a Sugar…

No. 7 Ohio State beats No. 10 Utah 48-45 in wild Rose Bowl

Ohio State had to rally from 10 points down late in the third quarter to get past the Pac-12 champion Utes

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — C.J. Stroud and Jaxon Smith-Njigba put on a passing performance that obliterated a multitude of records during one of the biggest offensive days in Ohio State’s storied history. The Buckeyes still barely did enough to hold…

Houston Cougars win Birmingham Bowl

No. 21 Houston edges Auburn 17-13

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Clayton Tune and the Houston Cougars punctuated an impressive season with a win in Southeastern Conference country. Jake Herslow caught a 26-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass from Tune with 3:27 left to help lift No. 21 Houston…

Bearcats to face Alabama in the College Football Playoff

Breakthrough Bearcats ready for CFP semi against champ Bama

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Cincinnati has heard for more than three weeks about becoming the first non-Power Five team to break into the College Football Playoff, and then what a big underdog the Bearcats are against Alabama. “It’s definitely been…

Navy defeats Army 17-13

Lavatai runs for 2 TDs, Navy’s D dominates in win over Army

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Navy had its way with Army. It was good, aggressive, lucky and most of all angry with the idea the Black Knights had turned the tables in one of college football’s biggest rivalries. Quarterback Tai…

College bowl games are set

Alabama-Cincinnati, Michigan-Georgia

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Cincinnati has broken college football’s glass ceiling. The Bearcats will play Alabama in the Cotton Bowl and Michigan will face Georgia in the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Eve after being selected to the College Football…

Bama rolls No. 1 Georgia for SEC title

Alabama defeats Georgia 41-24

ATLANTA (AP) — Bryce Young stunningly carved up the nation’s top-rated defense, giving Nick Saban and Alabama a shot at another national championship. Young threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide rolled over No.…

Houston Cougars fall to the Cincinnati Bearcats 35-20

No. 3 Cincinnati claims AAC crown, possible playoff spot

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jerome Ford rushed for 187 yards and two touchdowns and Desmond Ridder threw three touchdown passes as No. 3 Cincinnati broke open a close game in the third quarter and rolled past No. 16 Houston 35-20 in…

A proposal to expand college football playoffs

CFP expansion for 2024 ‘in some jeopardy’

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says expanding the College Football Playoff as soon as the 2024 season is “in some jeopardy” if an agreement on a new format cannot be reached soon. Speaking Saturday to reporters…

Baylor defeats Oklahoma St. 21-16

Baylor holds on for Big 12 title, knocks Okla St out of CFP

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dezmon Jackson came up inches short on a desperate, fourth-down dive in the final seconds for Oklahoma State, knocking the fifth-ranked Cowboys out of contention for a spot in the four-team playoff. “Just heartbreak,” Cowboys guard…

Sonny Dykes takes over as TCU'S head coach

TCU announces SMU’s Dykes as new coach after campus arrival

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Sonny Dykes was hired as TCU’s coach on Monday, with the school acknowledging the move publicly after welcoming him to campus to meet with his new team. Dykes spent the past four seasons at SMU,…

North Texas defeats UTSA 45-23

No. 15 UTSA’s perfect season ends in blowout at North Texas

DENTON, Texas (AP) — An undefeated season slipped away from No. 15 UTSA on a rain-soaked Saturday in the Dallas area. The Roadrunners didn’t seem terribly surprised. Whether it was losing three fumbles early with a slick ball or playing…