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Maryland, No. 5 Ohio State use game day as welcome escape

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — After enduring a harrowing summer of scrutiny and change, Maryland and No. 5 Ohio State finally got to play a football game. It was a welcome respite. As a bonus, both Big Ten teams fashioned a victory worth savoring. Playing under interim coach Matt Canada, Maryland launched a season dedicated to fallen teammate Jordan McNair with ...

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After familiar loss, Michigan insists things are different

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — No. 14 Michigan looked a lot like the team that went 8-5 last season, struggling to make plays on offense while the defense tries to keep the Wolverines in the game. In the end, against a rival, they came up short. It all seemed so familiar. Defensive end Chase Winovich insists Saturday night’s loss to ...

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K-State survives, Kansas upset to start college season

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — There was a point Saturday night when Kansas was trailing Nicholls State in the second half and, a short drive down Interstate 70, Kansas State was trying desperately to rally against South Dakota. The Jayhawks wound up losing in overtime. The Wildcats barely survived. For both, it was a somber, somewhat humiliating start to a season ...

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Florida State’s deep backfield has Hokies’ unproven defense on alert

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — When Florida State coach Willie Taggart makes his debut on Monday, most eyes will be fixated on Deondre Francois and how he leads an up-tempo spread offense. Taggart has affectionately called the offense “Lethal Simplicity,” but what makes it dynamic is the run-pass balance. No. 19 Florida State may have Francois, who was a 3,000-yard passer ...

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Sneed helps Montana to win over N. Iowa in Hauck’s return

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Dalton Sneed ran for one score and threw for another, helping Montana hold off Northern Iowa 26-23 Saturday night in Bobby Hauck’s first game back as Montana’s coach. Hauck, who guided the Grizzlies (1-0) to Big Sky Conference titles in each of his seven seasons at the helm from 2003-09, saw his defense hold Northern Iowa ...

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Baylor ends 8-game home losing streak in 55-27 win over ACU

WACO, Texas (AP) — John Lovett rushed for 115 yards and three touchdowns, JaMycal Hasty added 102 yards with two scores and Baylor beat FCS team Abilene Christian 55-27 in a season opener Saturday night. The Bears piled up 606 total yards and scored their most points since the 2016 season while snapping an eight-game home losing streak. They were ...

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West Virginia coordinator: People don’t respect our defense

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson is determined that his unit will not be the weak link in what has the potential to be a special season for the 17th-ranked Mountaineers. His guys are off to a promising start. The Mountaineers limited Tennessee’s offense to 301 yards and 14 points, and Will Grier threw for 429 ...

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Arizona State opens Herm Edwards era with 49-7 rout of UTSA

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Herm Edwards was a big winner in his return to the sidelines as head coach at Arizona State. And he wasn’t at all satisfied. Manny Wilkins threw for four touchdowns, two to N’Keal Harry, and Arizona State routed UTSA 49-7 on Saturday night. “It was sloppy,” Edwards said. “… I didn’t like I what I was ...

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