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  • Trojans soar to Week 1 win; Tarpons fall to state power

    There were question marks about the Central Lafourche offense coming into 2019 with a first-year quarterback and a senior slot receiver out for the season with a serious injury.But, so far, so good.The Trojans opened the season on an offensive roll.Central Lafourche trumped White Castle 56-36 on Friday night, a wild and crazy game that featured tons of big plays, points, penalties and, unfortunately, cramping injuries because of the oppressive heat.Trojans coach Keith Menard said he was happy wi...

  • Saints high on small-stature, small-school rookie returner

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints rookie Deonte Harris wanted to believe his record-setting career as a return man at the Division II level of college football would translate in the NFL.It sure looked that way during the preseason, particularly on his 78-yard punt return touchdown against the New York Jets. On Monday night, the 5-foot-6, 170-pound Harris, who left college as the NCAA's all-time leader in combined kick- and punt-return touchdowns with 14, is set to make his NFL debut before a ...

  • AP Top 25 Reality Check: Will winning keep Clemson at No. 1?

    Clemson could lose before the College Football Playoff. It is possible.The top-ranked Tigers will play 10 more regular-season games, and presumably the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game. Anything can happen in sports.

  • AP Top 25 Takeaways: LSU's masterpiece, Michigan's mess

    Much was made in the offseason about two high-profile programs trying to revamp their offenses.On Saturday, Michigan's makeover looked like a mess and LSU's like a masterpiece.The sixth-ranked Tigers won the game of the day at No. 9 Texas, with Joe Burrow becoming the first LSU quarterback with a 400-yard passing game since Rohan Davey in the 2002 Sugar Bowl. Three Tigers had 100-yard receiving games.LSU needed every bit of Burrow's big night because Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger pr...

  • AP Top 25: LSU moves up to give SEC 3 of top 4 in AP poll

    The Southeastern Conference held three of the top four spots in The Associated Press college football poll after LSU's road victory against Texas pushed the Tigers to No. 4.Clemson remained No. 1 on Sunday, receiving 56 first-place votes out of 62 in the Top 25 presented by Regions Bank.

  • Burrow's 4 TD passes lead LSU over Texas 45-38

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Joe Burrow was nearly perfect in the second half against Texas.He had to be.With Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger matching him nearly blow for blow, Burrow and No. 6 LSU's new, wide-open offense could afford to make no mistakes. They didn't, and Burrow delivered all the big throws for the Tigers in a wild 45-38 win over the No.

  • NFL At 100: A look at the biggest scandals in NFL history

    There's Spygate and Deflategate, bullying and bounties.Those are just a few of the NFL's biggest scandals in just the past 15 years. And that's not taking into account all the players suspended for allegations of domestic violence.The most divisive of all — Colin Kaepernick's protest for social justice — began in 2016 and continues.But from the gambling suspensions of Paul Hornung and Alex Karras in the 1960s to Patriots players exposing themselves to a female reporte...

  • No. 6 LSU, No. 12 Aggies have huge nonconference road tests

    Here are some things to watch during the second week of the Southeastern Conference football season.GAME OF THE WEEKNo. 12 Texas A&M at No. 1 Clemson: Texas A&M gave Clemson one of its toughest tests during its run to the national championship last season, yet the Aggies enter the rematch as 17-point underdogs.

  • LSU coach Orgeron: Charles, Divinity to play at Texas

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron says projected starting left tackle Saahdiq Charles and pass-rushing linebacker Michael Divinity Jr. will play Saturday when the sixth-ranked Tigers visit No.

  • AP Top 25 Reality Check: No overreactions this early, please

    Jalen Hurts will win the Heisman Trophy. The Pac-12 has been eliminated from the College Football Playoff. Nebraska is way overrated.

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