SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Clayton Tune connected with Nathaniel Dell for a 12-yard touchdown with 20 seconds remaining, and Houston rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 23-16 in the Independence Bowl on Friday.
Independence Bowl: Louisiana-Lafayette (6-6) vs. Houston (7-5), Dec. 23, 3 p.m. EST (ESPN)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK COLLEGE LINE: Houston by 7 1/2.
New Mexico Bowl: BYU (7-5) vs. SMU (7-5), Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. Eastern (ABC)
FanDuel Sportsbook College Line: SMU by 4
Louisiana (6-6, Sun Belt) vs Houston (7-5, American Athletic), Dec. 23, 3 p.m. ET
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Former Texas and Houston head coach Tom Herman will take over at Florida Atlantic as it heads into its first season in the American Athletic Conference.
The hire comes just days after FAU fired Willie Taggart, who went 15-18 in his three seasons with the Owls.
HOUSTON (AP) — Braylon Braxton passed for 316 yards and three touchdowns — including two long ones to JuanCarlos Santana — and also ran for a score to help Tulsa upset Houston 37-30 on Saturday night.
1945 — Jim Benton of the Cleveland Rams is the first NFL player to have more than 300 receiving yards in a game. Benton has 10 receptions for 303 yards and a touchdown in a 28-21 victory over the Detroit Lions.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Clayton Tune completed 32 of 44 passes for 435 yards and four touchdowns — two to Matthew Golden — and Houston scored the first 28 points as the Cougars beat East Carolina 42-3 on Saturday.
HOUSTON (AP) — Clayton Tune threw three touchdowns and his last one of the day with 40 seconds left was the game winner when he found Matthew Golden as Houston beat Temple 43-36 on Saturday.
Georgia has aspired to be Alabama.
Not just a national champion. The Bulldogs did that last year, going through the Crimson Tide to snap a 41-year title drought.
Georgia wants to set the standard in college football, the program that contends for national titles every season and wins them routinely.
DALLAS (AP) — Tanner Mordecai set school and American Athletic Conference records with nine touchdown passes — an NCAA-record tying seven coming in the first half — and SMU's offense exploded for a 77-63 win over Houston on Saturday.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Victor Rosa ran for a pair of touchdowns in the second half as UConn pulled away to beat UMass 27-10 on Friday night.
UConn (5-5) has won four of its last five games that includes its first-ever win against Boston College while UMass (1-8) lost its sixth straight.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jackson State coach Deion Sanders has forbidden his players from leaving the team hotel while they're in Houston for Saturday’s game against Texas Southern after the rapper Takeoff was fatally shot in the city early Tuesday.
HOUSTON (AP) — Clayton Tune passed for 380 yards and four touchdowns, Stacy Sneed rushed for two scores and Houston beat South Florida 42-27 on Saturday.
Tune went over 10,000 career yards after finding Peyton Sawyer in the corner of the end zone to take a 28-14 lead with 55 seconds left before halftime.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Clayton Tune threw for five touchdowns, with two scores apiece from Nathaniel Dell and Sam Brown, to help Houston beat Navy 38-20 on Saturday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ranked in the AP Top 25 for the first time in 24 seasons, Dorian Williams and his Tulane teammates have no interest in making it a brief stay.
Air Force has reached the halfway point of the season well on its way to winning its third straight national rushing title, and Ohio State is on pace to be the top scoring team again.
The Falcons are running for 352.7 yards per game and likely will average more than 300 per game for a third year in a row.
MIAMI (AP) — Devontae Houston ran for 135 yards on 12 carries, Victor Rosa scored a pair of touchdowns and UConn thumped Florida International 33-12 on Saturday for the Huskies' second straight win.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State had more than enough stamina to keep up with Texas Tech's up-tempo offense.
Spencer Sanders ran for two touchdowns and passed for another and No. 7 Oklahoma State beat Texas Tech 41-31 on Saturday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Clayton Tune threw a pair of touchdown passes inside the final two minutes as Houston scored 26 fourth-quarter points to stun Memphis 33-32 on Friday night.
Tune tossed a 13-yard touchdown pass to KeSean Carter that capped a 12-play, 75-yard drive to pull Houston to 32-26 with 1:17 to play.
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Devontae Houston rushed for 105 yards and his 17-yard touchdown run with 2:20 remaining helped UConn beat Fresno State 19-14 on Saturday.
HOUSTON (AP) — Third-string quarterback Kai Horton tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass to Tyjae Spears in overtime to give Tulane a 27-24 victory over Houston on Friday night in an American Athletic Conference opener.
HOUSTON (AP) — Nelson Ceaser returned a fumble for an 11-yard score with 3:34 left in the fourth quarter and Thabo Mwaniki intercepted a tipped pass on the next possession as Houston beat Rice 34-27 on Saturday to retain the Bayou Bucket for a record seventh consecutive time.
HOUSTON (AP) — Jalon Daniels threw for 158 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 123 yards and two scores as Kansas improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2009 with a 48-30 win over Houston on Saturday.
Kansas (2-0) at Houston (1-1), 4 p.m. ET (ESPNU)
Line: Houston by 10 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State's defense has experienced talent. The 16th-ranked Wolfpack will need that to handle Texas Tech's national-best passing attack on Saturday.
The Red Raiders (2-0) are averaging 411 yards passing under first-year coach Joey McGuire.
Georgia reclaimed the top spot in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, and Kentucky, Oklahoma State and Arkansas moved into the top 10 after an upset-filled weekend across the country.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Steven Gilmore returned an interception 37 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter and Khalan Labron ran for 163 yards as Marshall shocked No. 8 Notre Dame 26-21 on Saturday, making Marcus Freeman the first Fighting Irish coach to lose his first three games.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Donovan Smith put Texas Tech at risk of losing with his arm.
The sophomore quarterback rescued the Red Raiders with his legs.
Smith ran 9 yards for a touchdown in the second overtime, lifting Texas Tech to a 33-30 victory over No.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Harris threw for 359 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner to JT Clark in overtime, rallying UTSA to a 41-38 victory over Army on Saturday.
The Roadrunners (1-1) missed a 41-year field-goal attempt on the final play of regulation and Army (0-2) took the lead on the first possession of overtime on Quinn Maretzki's first field goal of the season before Harris brought back UTSA again.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Houston coach Dana Holgorsen knows where he used to be and where he's going.
The former West Virginia coach is only concerned with the present for the 25th-ranked Cougars (1-0) going into Saturday's final meeting with ex-Southwest Conference rival Texas Tech before they are in the same league again in the Big 12 starting next year.
No. 25 Houston (1-0) at Texas Tech (1-0), Saturday, 4 p.m. ET (FS1)
Line: Texas Tech by 2 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Series record: Houston leads 18-14-1, but Texas Tech has won the past four meetings.
Week 2 is a quick turnaround for college football fans.
With the Labor Day Weekend games going through Monday night, you don't have much time to recoup before it ramps back up.
The five most intriguing games of Week 2, with lines from FanDuel Sportsbook:
Florida entered The Associated Press college football poll with a jolt.
The first regular-season AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank didn't have much turnover Tuesday because only one ranked team lost to an unranked team.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech quarterback Tyler Shough will miss significant time again after re-injuring his non-throwing shoulder in the season opener.
Red Raiders coach Joey McGuire said Monday that he expects Shough to be out three to six weeks.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Dana Holgorsen would prefer Clayton Tune not run the ball out of concern for his health. The Houston coach knew he could not stop his senior quarterback from doing so, though. And neither could UTSA.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Despite having a career day Saturday, coach Jimbo Fisher knows quarterback Haynes King can do much more.
“That’s a solid performance and he can play better than that,” Fisher said.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — UTSA looks extremely familiar to Houston coach Dana Holgorsen because he sees so much of his own team in the Roadrunners.
A large number of returning starters on both sides.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Scott looks at South Florida’s season opener against No. 25 BYU as an opportunity for his team to set the tone for a promising future.
Scott is beginning the third season of a rebuild that’s produced just three victories over two years.
No. 24 Houston (0-0) at UTSA (0-0), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS Sports Network)
Line: Houston by 4 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — The changing Big 12 Conference plans to enter into discussions with ESPN and Fox about a potential early extension of its media rights deal that still has two more football seasons left after this one.
The Big 12 is skimming the cream off the top of the American Athletic Conference next season, shifting the landscape for a second-tier conference that has struggled for a measure of national respectability.
Low expectations rarely disappoint.
That's not to say your favorite team will fail to live up to the promise that comes with landing a spot in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 college football poll presented by Regions Bank that was released Monday.
The Associated Press preseason Top 25 college football poll presented by Regions Bank:
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Western Kentucky football coach Tyson Helton was part of Conference USA's inaugural season in 1996, as a freshman quarterback on his father's team at Houston that shared the first title.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has hired Mark D’Onofrio as inside linebackers coach to fill a spot that opened when Bill Sheridan resigned amid an NCAA investigation into potential rule violations at Air Force.
The American Athletic Conference announced an agreement Friday with Cincinnati, Houston and UCF that paves the way for the schools to join the Big 12 in 2023.
The three schools announced in September they had accepted invitations to join the Big 12, which moved quickly to a rebuild its membership after Texas and Oklahoma revealed they planned to join the Southeastern Conference in 2025.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A season notable for upsets and highly ranked teams losing ended with a No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 that was not particularly surprising.
Georgia finished No. 1 in The Associated Press college football poll presented by Regions Bank after starting the season at No.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Jake Herslow caught a 26-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass from Clayton Tune with 3:27 left, and No. 21 Houston beat Auburn 17-13 on Tuesday in the Birmingham Bowl.
The Cougars (12-2) marched 80 yards on eight plays to cap the third season in program history with at least 12 wins.