MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Every once in a while, Melissa Patterson will visit a West Virginia football practice and have a look at someone she thinks she knows, but doesn't recognize.
When the practice ends, the stranger puts his arm around her shoulders, but she can't shrug off what she feels.
It was huge for the Longhorns (4-2, 3-0 Big 12). It was damaging for the Sooners (5-1, 2-1), who can kiss their national championship hopes goodbye.
Once Iowa State football coach Paul Rhoads finished addressing his team after a heartbreaking 31-30 loss to Texas on Thursday, linebacker Jeremiah George stood up.
October's first college football weekend produced its share of wild — and sometimes controversial — finishes. But when the dust settled, there was very little movement in the USA TODAY Sports coaches poll
LAWRENCE — Baker Mayfield’s story feels a little like something concocted by the scriptwriters of the television show “Friday Night Lights.” A state champion quarterback from the heart of Texas. Gets only a few scholarship offers from non-BCS schools. Walks on at in-state school Texas Tech.
The Big 12 finally got a signature non-conference victory and found a new conference favorite, all at the same time. OU’s 35-21 victory at Notre Dame stamped the Sooners as the Big 12′s best. Here are the conference rankings, based not on a projected finish but on how the teams have done so far:
Top-ranked Alabama passed yet another test in its campaign for a third consecutive BCS championship. But while the Crimson Tide are still No. 1 in the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll, a couple of other schools are now getting consideration.
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With last week’s win over Kansas State, head coach Mack Brown still has hope the Longhorns can run the table and win the Big 12. That pipe dream will be shattered by early November and it seems likely that Brown will either resign or be fired at the season’s end. Let the rampant speculation as to who will patrol the sidelines for UT next season begin:
Washington State thumped Idaho 42-0 last night in what was yet another pointless NCAA football blowout, but the game in Pullman at least had some postgame fireworks—thanks to the head