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No. 8 Buckeyes face another test from No. 24 Michigan State

If all goes according to form, Ohio State would face Michigan on the last Saturday of the month, with a division title in the balance. Before that, though, the Buckeyes have other challenges. This week, it’s Michigan State that stands in the way, and although Ohio State routed the Spartans 48-3 a season ago, there … Continue reading No. 8 Buckeyes face another test from No. 24 Michigan State

Buccaneers start Fitzpatrick over Winston against Bears

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick as their starting quarterback over Jameis Winston. Fitzpatrick started against the Chicago Bears on Sunday after Winston rejoined the team following a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Fitzpatrick has thrown for a league-leading 1,230 yards and 11 TDs. He is the first … Continue reading Buccaneers start Fitzpatrick over Winston against Bears

TAMPA, Fla. | Winston practices, Bucs still mum on starting quarterback

TAMPA, Fla.— The Tampa Bay Buccaneers insist they don’t have a quarterback controversy. Jameis Winston practiced Wednesday for the first time since serving a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, returning to a team that’s ridden Ryan Fitzpatrick’s arm to a surprising 2-1 start. “I’m excited to be back,” a beaming Winston … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla. | Winston practices, Bucs still mum on starting quarterback

CLEMSON, S.C. | No. 3 Clemson tabs freshman Trevor Lawrence new starting QB

CLEMSON, S.C.  — Freshman Trevor Lawrence is the new starting quarterback for third-ranked Clemson, replacing senior Kelly Bryant. — for now. The move doesn’t mean Bryant is being benched, or won’t regain the starting spot. Though Clemson coach Dabo Swinney isn’t saying much about the change. The team announced the decision Monday, a day after … Continue reading CLEMSON, S.C. | No. 3 Clemson tabs freshman Trevor Lawrence new starting QB

CLEMSON, S.C. | No. 3 Clemson names freshman Trevor Lawrence new starting QB

CLEMSON, S.C.— Clemson has named freshman Trevor Lawrence its starting quarterback for the Tigers’ game against Syracuse this Saturday. The team announced the decision on Monday. Senior Kelly Bryant had started the third-ranked Tigers (4-0) first four games with Lawrence coming off the bench early in each contest. But Lawrence threw a career-best four touchdown … Continue reading CLEMSON, S.C. | No. 3 Clemson names freshman Trevor Lawrence new starting QB

CLEVELAND | Holding Call: Browns delay naming Mayfield new starting QB

CLEVELAND  — The beer-fueled bash spilled into the streets around FirstEnergy Stadium as delirious Browns fans walked — some staggered — while chanting for their new hero, the streak buster. “Ba-ker May-field,” they screamed. They’ve named their new starting quarterback. Coach Hue Jackson isn’t quite there yet. Jackson said he isn’t ready to “officially” identify … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Holding Call: Browns delay naming Mayfield new starting QB

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Succop kicks 31-yard field goal as Titans edge Texans 20-17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee played without its starting quarterback and top three offensive tackles against J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus and the rest of Houston’s challenging defense. Mike Vrabel and his assistants responded with a few timely tricks for the Titans. Ryan Succop kicked a 31-yard field goal with 1:00 left, and the battered Titans held … Continue reading NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Succop kicks 31-yard field goal as Titans edge Texans 20-17

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. | Saban makes official what “everybody knows,” it’s Tua’s job

TUSCALOOSA, Ala.— Nick Saban made official what anybody who watched No. 1 Alabama’s opener likely assumed: Tua Tagovailoa is the Crimson Tide’s starting quarterback. The top-ranked Tide’s coach didn’t wait for the question to be asked Monday before saying Tagovailoa will start Saturday against Arkansas State, but even he acknowledged it wasn’t much of a … Continue reading TUSCALOOSA, Ala. | Saban makes official what “everybody knows,” it’s Tua’s job