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Irish QB Coan's status unsure for Cincy

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said quarterback Jack Coan's availability for the ninth-ranked Fighting Irish's showdown with No. 7 Cincinnati this weekend won't be known until Tuesday.

Coan suffered a severe sprain to his left ankle in the third quarter of Saturday's 41-13 victory over Wisconsin at Soldier Field in Chicago. He was replaced by redshirt freshman Drew Pyne because true freshman Tyler Buchner was unavailable because of hamstring issues.

"If Jack is healthy, Jack would be our starter," Kelly said Monday. "Tyler felt really good (Sunday) at treatment so that's good for us. I think (Tuesday) we'll make a decision on how (Coan) feels and how he looks."


No. 22 Auburn mum on starting QB for LSU

Bryan Harsin isn't tipping his hand on No. 22 Auburn's starting quarterback against LSU.

T.J. Finley, a former LSU starter, staked his claim on the job when he came off the bench to replace third-year starter Bo Nix and ultimately throw for the go-ahead touchdown against Georgia Stat e.


Showdowns loom for Alabama, Georgia

Alabama and Georgia, the top-ranked teams in the country and the favorites to win their Southeastern Conference divisions, are preparing to face the league's biggest early season surprises

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Police tracking leads in Utah CB death

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Investigators have several "promising leads" in the shooting death of Utah sophomore cornerback Aaron Lowe, the Salt Lake City police chief said Monday as family and friends mourned the football player killed less than a year after teammate Ty Jordan died in an accidental shooting.

Lowe was shot at a house party early Sunday after other, uninvited guests were asked to leave, police said. A second person, a woman, suffered critical injuries. The party was thrown hours after the Utes beat Washington State 24-13.


Washington St. WR stable after shooting

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) A Washington State wide receiver was in stable condition in a hospital Monday after being shot during the weekend, coach Nick Rolovich said, although he did not have other details about the player's status.

Rolovich said he was awakened around 2:30 a.m. Saturday with news that 22-year-old Brandon Gray, a junior from Detroit, had been wounded near the campus in Pullman, Washington, while most of the team was on the road preparing to play at Utah later in the day. Gray has played sparingly and did not travel to Utah with the team.


Chryst: Badgers' struggles go beyond QB

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst says the Badgers' problems on offense don't rest solely with struggling quarterback Graham Mertz.

Mertz was 18 for 41 for 240 yards with four interceptions and a fumble in the Badgers' 41-13 loss to Notre Dame on Saturday. He threw two pick-sixes in the game's final 2 minutes, 13 seconds.


Coastal, UVa to play 3 of next 4 seasons

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) No. 16 Coastal Carolina is adding Virginia to its football schedule in three of the next four seasons.

The schools announced the series on Monday with the Chanticleers playing at Virginia in 2022 and 2025. The Cavaliers of the Atlantic Coast Conference will play at Coastal Carolina in 2024.


Clemson tumbles 16 spots to No. 25

Clemson tumbled to No. 25 in The Associated Press college football poll on Sunday, snapping its streak of 97 straight weeks in the top 10.

The Tigers (2-2) lost for the second time this season Saturday - falling in double overtime to North Carolina State - and dropped 16 spots from No. 9 in the AP Top 25, which is presented by Regions Bank.


Struggling Ga. Southern fires Lunsford

Georgia Southern fired coach Chad Lunsford on Sunday after the Eagles got off to 1-3 start with no victories against major college football opponents.

Lunsford was 28-21 since taking over at Georgia Southern during the 2017 season. He took the Eagles to three bowl games.


Clemson loses star DT Bresee for season

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson has lost starting defensive tackle Bryan Bresee for the rest of the season after the sophomore tore an ACL in the overtime loss at North Carolina State on Saturday.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney updated Bresee's status on Sunday.

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