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  • AP Top 25 Reality Check: Where should Alabama be ranked now?

    Over the next four weeks there will be much debate about whether Alabama is one of the four best teams in college football.AP Top 25 voters weighed Sunday, a day after the Crimson Tide lost a 46-41 thriller to LSU, and the consensus was yes. Alabama was No. 4 in The Associated Press college football poll presented by Regions Banks.LSU remained No.

  • Burrow, No. 1 LSU hold on for 46-41 win over No. 2 Alabama

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Joe Burrow sprinted toward the LSU fans to celebrate a monumental victory, and moments later was hoisted on the shoulders of two beefy teammates.They carried him only partway across the field. The ride isn't finished for Burrow and No.

  • AP Top 25 Takeaways: Just being 'Bama might not be enough

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's DeVonta Smith was a blur, streaking past an LSU defender down the sideline for an 85-yard touchdown that gave the Tigers and their fans one last thing to be nervous about.The Crimson Tide's final touchdown made it 46-41 with 1:21 left in the fourth quarter of a 1 vs. 2 game Saturday that lived up to the hype.

  • Gums, Fourcade lead Nicholls past Houston Baptist 48-27

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Julien Gums ran for three touchdowns and Chase Fourcade passed for two in Nicholls State's 48-27 victory over Houston Baptist on Saturday.Fourcade hit David Robinson Jr. with a 38-yard touchdown pass in the final minute of the second quarter and the Colonels (6-4, 5-2 Southland) took a 27-20 halftime lead.

  • Saints' Kamara: Ready to return, share snaps with Murray

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Alvin Kamara sounds ready to not only rejoin the New Orleans Saints on the field this week, but happy to share more snaps with resurgent running back Latavius Murray."I feel good. I practiced the last two days.

  • Pelicans' Williamson projects return before mid-season

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Zion Williamson says he expects his absence from New Orleans Pelicans because of his knee injury to be less than half of the regular season but is offering no specific timetable for a return."It's going very well, day by day, getting better," the No. 1 overall pick said after teammates finished practice Thursday.

  • 1 vs 2: LSU-Alabama is big, but loser still could make CFP

    All eyes are on LSU-Alabama this week.It's the first matchup of Nos. 1 and 2 teams in The Associated Press Top 25 since the Tigers and Crimson Tide met in 2011. LSU and Alabama are 2-3 behind Ohio State, and ahead of Penn State, in the first College Football Playoff rankings released this week.The stakes in Tuscaloosa are high, but not as high as they could be.

  • 8 years later, it's No. 1 LSU versus No. 2 Alabama, again

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama and LSU are ready for another 1 versus 2 November get-together.It took eight years, seismic offensive shifts and two Heisman Trophy-contending quarterbacks, but they're back for another massive meeting between the nation's two top-ranked teams in the AP poll.No. 1 LSU (8-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference, No.

  • Brees-led Saints offense at its healthiest since Week 2

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) — While Saints quarterback Drew Brees plans to again wear a plastic splint on his surgically repaired thumb against the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday, chances are he'll be on the field with an offense that is as healthy as it's been since the quarterback was injured early in a Week 2 loss to the Rams in Los Angeles.Tight end Jared Cook, whose injured ankle kept him out of two games, including Brees' first game back from thumb surgery in Week 8, fully participat...

  • LSU, Alabama loaded with playmaking wide receivers

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Forget the Heisman, maybe quarterbacks Joe Burrow and Tua Tagovailoa can settle the question of who has the better wide receivers.No. 1 LSU's Burrow and No.

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