7. CAROLINA (5-11)
LAST SEASON: Panthers lost Cam Newton to injury two games in and still managed to be 5-3 at midway point before losing eight straight games under young QBs Kyle Allen and...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have officially signed free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater to a three-year contract.
A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press...
The Panthers have signed quarterback Kyle Allen to a one-year contract extension.
Allen was an exclusive rights free agent, meaning the Panthers essentially held all of his...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It's pretty clear Ron Rivera won't be the only one losing his job with the Carolina Panthers.
The Panthers (5-10) lost their seventh straight game, a 38-6 debacle...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Will Grier grew up cheering on wide receiver Steve Smith from the stands at Carolina Panthers' home games, where his family had season tickets.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are preparing rookie quarterback Will Grier to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
Interim coach Perry Fewell said Grier is taking reps with the...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It may be Will Grier time in Carolina.
Panthers interim coach Perry Fewell said he's considering making a change at quarterback this week against the Indianapolis...
CHARLOTTE, NC. (AP) — The Panthers have lost five straight games and are out of playoff contention, which would appear to be a perfect time to get a look at rookie third-round draft pick Will...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is active and will start against the Buccaneers on Thursday night after being listed as questionable on the injury report with a back...
CAROLINA PANTHERS (7-9)
New faces: DT Gerald McCoy, C Matt Paradis, DE Bruce Irvin, OLB Brian Burns, OT Greg Little, QB Will Grier, WR Chris Hogan.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While Cam Newton remains the clear-cut starting quarterback in Carolina, his primary backup remains largely uncertain.
Kyle Allen started the first two preseason games...
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — New coach Neal Brown has a tall task as he tries to prevent West Virginia's perennially prolific offense from turning pathetic.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera says Cam Newton's day off from practice was predetermined and there is nothing wrong with the quarterback's right shoulder.
CAROLINA PANTHERS (7-9)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Spartanburg, South Carolina
LAST YEAR: After 6-2 start, Carolina's season quickly spiraled out of control after 52-21 loss at Pittsburgh in...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rookie quarterback Will Grier got in his first work with the Carolina Panthers, while Cam Newton continued to be limited — even on the kickball field.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As Will Grier launched his tee shot down the first fairway at Quail Hollow Club on Wednesday, one overzealous fan shouted "Move over Cam!"
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers didn't have to look far to find Cam Newton's backup.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Gardner Minshew carved his own meandering path from walk-on to NFL prospect.
He began as a walk-on at Troy, took a sharp left to junior college, bounced over to East Carolina, made a beeline toward Alabama and finally ended with one terrific final season at Washington State.
"I kind of took the long way around," Minshew said Tuesday.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Senior Bowl (all times local):
Will Grier became a star quarterback at West Virginia, but knows NFL teams also want his take on what happened at Florida.
It's something he's addressing with them this week at the Senior Bowl.
Grier received a yearlong suspension in 2015 as a redshirt freshman for violating the NCAA's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. He wound up leaving Florida and landing with the Mountaineers.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It's easy to tell that West Virginia has plenty of respect for Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey, since at least one of the Mountaineers compared him to Will Grier.
Dana Holgorsen can earn a $25,000 bonus if West Virginia beats Syracuse next week in the Camping World Bowl, a game the Mountaineers will play without star quarterback Will Grier and left tackle Yodny Cajuste.
Dave Doeren's contract with North Carolina State calls for him to receive a $50,000 bonus if the Wolfpack beat Texas A&M in the Gator Bowl. N.C. State's best players on either side of the ball (receiver Kelvin Harmon and linebacker Germaine Pratt) will not play.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia quarterback Will Grier won't play for the 15th-ranked Mountaineers in the Camping World Bowl against No. 17 Syracuse, instead focusing on preparation for the NFL draft.
Grier announced his decision Saturday in a statement released by West Virginia .
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the college football awards show (all times local):
Alabama's Tua Tagovailoa topped Oklahoma's Kyler Murray in college football player of the year awards on Thursday, 2-1. Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp and Maxwell awards and Murray was named AP Player of the Year. Murray also won the Davey O'Brien as top quarterback. Tagovailoa was a finalists for that, too.
ATLANTA (AP) — AP player of the year Kyler Murray adds the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback as ESPN's College Football Awards show in Atlanta began. But right before the show started it was announced that Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.
The last five winners of the Walter Camp have gone on to win the Heisman, but only five Heisman winners have failed to win AP Player of the Year since the award started in 1998.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on college football awards Thursday night (all times local):
AP player of the year Kyler Murray adds the Davey O'Brien Award as the nation's top quarterback as ESPN's College Football Awards show in Atlanta began. But right before the show started it was announced that Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa won the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award.
No. 17 Syracuse (9-3, Atlantic Coast Conference, No. 20 College Football Playoff) vs. No. 15 West Virginia (8-3, Big 12, No. 16 CFP), Dec. 28, 5:15 p.m. ET
LOCATION: Orlando, Florida
Syracuse: QB Eric Dungey, 205 of 341 for 2,565 yards with 17 touchdown passes and seven interceptions. 167 carries for 732 yards and 15 touchdowns.
West Virginia: QB Will Grier, 266 of 397 for 3,864 yards with 37 touchdown passes and eight interceptions.
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray are among the five finalists named Wednesday for the Walter Camp national player of the award.
Joining the two Heisman Trophy contenders as finalists are West Virginia quarterback Will Grier, Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew and Kentucky linebacker Josh Allen.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 6 Oklahoma against No. 12 West Virginia gives Heisman Trophy hopefuls Kyler Murray and Will Grier the chance to make perhaps one final impression.
The Big 12's top two scoring offenses will battle Friday night for the right to go to next week's Big 12 championship game. There could be a rematch next week depending on how other games play out.
Some things to know about the final weekend of the regular season in the Big 12 Conference. Two games Friday should determine who plays in the league's championship game, and three games Saturday will determine bowl eligibility for four teams:
West Virginia quarterback Will Grier finally is getting his shot at playing Oklahoma.
Grier missed last year's meeting with a broken finger and the Mountaineers were blown out in Norman, Oklahoma. The senior will play his final home game Friday and can send No. 12 West Virginia (8-2, 6-2 Big 12) into the Dec. 1 league championship game with a win over the sixth-ranked Sooners (10-1, 7-1).
"It's all you can ask for," Grier said. "It's going to be fun."
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Every week, the story seems the same — Oklahoma gives up a ton of points, yet Heisman contender Kyler Murray puts up crazy numbers and the Sooners pull out a victory.
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams and Clemson defensive tackle Christian Wilkins were each named finalists for two of the nine awards to be presented Dec. 6 at the ESPN college Football Awards Show at the Hall of Fame in Atlanta.
No. 7 West Virginia (8-1, 6-1 Big 12, No. 9 CFP) at Oklahoma State (5-5, 2-5), 3:30 p.m. EST (ABC)
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Once No. 7 West Virginia's offense found a rhythm, the Mountaineers imposed their will on TCU.
West Virginia scored three touchdowns in a 3:25 span late in the second quarter to break open a tie game and propel the Mountaineers to a 47-10 victory over the Horned Frogs on Saturday.
Will Grier had touchdown throws of 32, 8 and 4 yards, the eighth time this season he's had at least three. Grier finished 25 of 39 for 343 yards on a breezy day.
TCU (4-5, 2-4 Big 12) at No. 7 West Virginia (7-1, 5-1, No. 9 CFP), noon EST (FS1)
Line: West Virginia by 11½.
Series record: TCU leads 4-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
West Virginia is tied for first place with Oklahoma and can move a step closer to a berth in the Big 12 championship game. TCU needs to win two of its last three games to become bowl eligible.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — West Virginia likes this view: The Mountaineers are tied with Oklahoma for first place in the Big 12 Conference with three games left in the regular season.
The Sooners have seen this view before, but it's a whole new world for West Virginia in early November.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The last time West Virginia quarterback Will Grier ran for the corner of the end zone against Texas, a dive resulted in a gnarly broken finger that ended his season.
He stayed upright this time, untouched as he scrambled for a 2-point conversion that gave No. 12 West Virginia a 42-41 win at No. 15 Texas on Saturday that kept the Mountaineers in first in the Big 12 as they try for their first conference championship.
No. 12 West Virginia (6-1, 4-1 Big 12, No. 13 CFP) at No. 15 Texas (6-2, 4-1, No. 17 CFP ), 3:30 p.m. EDT (Fox)
Line: Texas by 2.
Series record: West Virginia leads 4-3.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Both teams need a win to stay in first place in the Big 12 and control their own destiny for the conference title game. Texas is coming off a loss that broke a six-game win streak. West Virginia rebounded from its only loss with a romp over Baylor last week.
Some things to know about Week 10 in the Big 12 Conference:
A mangled finger. A season ended. Will Grier sees a matchup with No. 15 Texas not as a chance for redemption against a team he was injured against a year ago, but rather the next opportunity for No. 12 West Virginia as it tries to reach the Big 12 championship game.
Grier broke the middle finger on his throwing hand when he dove for the end-zone pylon in the Mountaineers' 28-14 loss to the Longhorns in Morgantown.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — No. 13 West Virginia was determined to make up for being embarrassed in its last game on the road.
Will Grier threw three touchdown passes and the Mountaineers used a big second quarter to cruise to a 58-14 victory over Baylor on Thursday night.
The Mountaineers (6-1, 4-1 Big 12) bounced back from a blowout loss at Iowa State with arguably its top performance of the season on offense and one of its best on defense.
Baylor (4-3, 2-2 Big 12) at No. 13 West Virginia (5-1, 3-1), Thursday, 7 p.m. ET (FS1).
There is a Big 12 surprise deep in the heart of Texas.
Since the Longhorns lost their season opener to Maryland for the second year in a row, coach Tom Herman's team has a six-game winning streak and is ranked in the top 10 after September for the first time since 2009 — when they were the national runner-up after winning their last Big 12 title.
A bye week for No. 13 West Virginia coincides with saying so long to some lofty goals.
An undefeated season. A shot, for now, of reaching the College Football Playoff. And likely the Heisman Trophy aspirations of quarterback Will Grier.
The Mountaineers were thoroughly outplayed in a 30-14 loss at Iowa State last Saturday, capped by getting caught up in the middle of thousands of Cyclones fans storming the field.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State spent much of last season as college football's plucky underdog.
After a strange and sluggish start to 2018, the Cyclones appear ready to burst back onto the national scene — and they looked more dominant than endearing in throttling then-No. 6 West Virginia.
No. 6 West Virginia (5-0, 3-0 Big 12) at Iowa State (2-3, 1-2), 7 p.m. ET (FS1).
Line: West Virginia by 6½.
Series record: West Virginia leads 5-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
This could be a tough one for league-leading West Virginia, which will look to avoid losing in Ames as an unbeaten top-10 team — like TCU did a year ago. An upset win would put Iowa State back in the mix for the second spot in the Big 12 title game.
Some things to know about Week 6 in the Big 12 Conference:
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — One messy game didn't diminish West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen's confidence in Heisman Trophy hopeful Will Grier.
Grier's four turnovers overshadowed a four-touchdown performance in No. 9 West Virginia's 38-22 victory over Kansas on Saturday.
West Virginia (5-0, 3-0 Big 12) has won its first five games for the second time in three seasons.
"We'll take the sloppy win and go home," Holgorsen said.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen knew he had two of the Big 12's top wide receivers entering the 2018 season in David Sills V and Gary Jennings.
At the moment, though, it's junior Marcus Simms putting together a breakout year.
Simms will go after his fourth straight 100-yard receiving performance on Saturday when No. 9 West Virginia (4-0, 2-0 Big 12) hosts Kansas (2-3, 0-2).