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  • Nebraska DE Randy Gregory doubtful for McNeese St.

    September 1, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory is doubtful for this week's game against McNeese State because of a knee injury, putting junior Jack Gangwish in line for his first start.Gregory, who led the Big Ten in sacks last season, left the Florida Atlantic game after the Cornhuskers' first defensive series Saturday. Coach Bo Pelini said Monday that Gregory had a basketball injury from several years ago ''flare up,'' and it caused a clicking sensation in his knee.

  • No. 16 Clemson seeking to regain offensive spark

    September 1, 2014

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris laid things out as clearly as he could for the Tigers after their dismal, scoreless second half in a 45-21 loss at No. 12 Georgia this weekend: They are either part of the Tigers' problem, or they'll be out.

  • Nebraska DE Randy Gregory doubtful for McNeese St.

    September 1, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory is doubtful for this week's game against McNeese State because of an injury to his left knee.Gregory left the Florida Atlantic game after the Cornhuskers' first defensive series Saturday. Coach Bo Pelini said Monday that Gregory had an old basketball injury ''flare up,'' and it caused a clicking sensation in his knee. Gregory, who led the Big Ten in sacks last season, underwent a procedure Sunday to remove scar tissue.

  • Saban: No. 2 Alabama's QB competition continues

    September 1, 2014

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama still has competition for the starting job at quarterback.Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban says both Blake Sims and Jake Coker will play Saturday against Florida Atlantic. He says he hasn't determined how the rotation will work for No. 2 Alabama.

  • Vols defense wants to build on its early momentum

    September 1, 2014

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee is accustomed to kicking off the year with a dominant defensive performance.This time, the Volunteers want to keep that momentum going the rest of the season for a change.Tennessee held Utah State star quarterback Chuckie Keeton in check and forced three turnovers Sunday in a 38-7 rout of the Aggies. The performance offered reason to believe Tennessee could have an improved defense, even though all-Southeastern Conference linebacker A.J. Johnson is the only returning starter from last year's front seven.

  • Boston College platoon replaces Heisman finalist

    September 1, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) - Boston College doesn't have a player who can replace Heisman Trophy finalist Andre Williams.So the Eagles will rotate three players at running back. And quarterback Tyler Murphy can carry the ball, too.Murphy was the leading rusher in BC's season-opening victory over UMass on Saturday. He carried the ball 13 times for 118 yards and a touchdown on a 1-yard naked bootleg. The Florida transfer also completed 17 of 24 passes for 173 yards.

  • Texas QB David Ash to miss BYU game

    September 1, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas quarterback David Ash, who missed most of last season with concussion symptoms, will not play this week against BYU after getting headaches and feeling dizzy in the hours following the Longhorns' season-opening win over North Texas.

  • USF freshman Mack leading rusher in opening week

    September 1, 2014

    Let's get the first edition of Stat Watch off to a running start. Six Football Bowl Subdivision players rushed for more than 200 yards in the opening week of the season.South Florida freshman Marlon Mack led the pack with 275 yards and four touchdowns. Playing in place of injured starter Darius Tice, Mack had 176 yards and three TDs in the second half as the Bulls held off the Championship Subdivision's Western Carolina to win 36-31 Saturday.

  • No. 10 Baylor opens stadium with 45-0 win over SMU

    September 1, 2014

    WACO, Texas (AP) - Baylor's new stadium opened to rave reviews. The 10th-ranked Bears looked pretty good, too.Bryce Petty accounted for three touchdowns in the first half and Baylor's smothering defense had eight sacks in a 45-0 victory over SMU at sparkling McLane Stadium along the Brazos River.