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Tide QB Tagovailoa expected to face Vols

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama got quite a scare at the sight of starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on the ground clutching his right knee.

But the situation could have been worse - on multiple levels.

The Crimson Tide got a break, Tagovailoa was able to trot off the field and apparently won't miss a practice, much less Saturday's game with Tennessee . But if the injury was more serious, top-ranked Alabama has 28-game starter and 2016 Southeastern Conference offensive player of the year Jalen Hurts in relief.


Ole Miss star WR Metcalf out for season

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi receiver D.K. Metcalf is out for the season after suffering a neck injury against Arkansas.

Coach Matt Luke said on Monday that Metcalf was hurt early in the Arkansas game on Saturday, which Ole Miss won 37-33. Luke said the injury wasn't initially thought to be serious, but tests revealed the damage.


Arkansas loses RB Whaley to ankle injury

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Arkansas running back Devwah Whaley is out until at least November after ankle surgery.

Coach Chad Morris said Whaley was injured during Saturday's loss to Mississippi, leaving midway through the third quarter. Fellow running back Rakeem Boyd was injured in the first half for the Razorbacks (1-6, 0-4 SEC).


UConn LB Thomas suffered stroke

STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn linebacker Eli Thomas has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.

The school issued a statement Monday saying the 220-pound junior had the stroke Wednesday prior to a weightlifting session.


Ex-WVU player faces child sex charges

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) Police say a former West Virginia football player has been charged in Georgia with aggravated child molestation.

Authorities say Justin Crawford was arrested after a 12-year-old girl told her mother Crawford had sex with her Saturday in his Columbus home.


WSU HOF announcer Robertson to retire

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Robertson is stepping away from the microphone.

Robertson issued a statement through Washington State on Monday announcing his retirement, effective immediately. He served as the lead broadcaster for Washington State football from 1964-2011 - except for three years between 1969 and 1971 - before moving into an analyst role for the past seven seasons.


Former EIU coach Spoo dies at 80

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) Former Eastern Illinois coach Bob Spoo, whose players included future NFL quarterbacks Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo, has died at age 80.

The university says Spoo died Monday in Rockford, Illinois. School spokesman Rich Moser says Spoo had been ill in recent weeks.


No. 6 Michigan to face rival No. 24 MSU

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) No. 6 Michigan is in great shape if the past truly does not matter when it plays No. 24 Michigan State this weekend.

Shea Patterson has become an effective, dual-threat quarterback and he showed it in a 38-13-win over No. 15 Wisconsin . The defense ranks first in the nation against the pass and second overall. Since losing to then-No. 12 Notre Dame, Michigan has built momentum and gained confidence with six straight wins.


LSU prepares for challenge vs. Miss. St.

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) LSU's defense is getting mentally prepared for the physical challenges ahead of it.

Yes, the fifth-ranked Tigers were able to celebrate shutting down then-No. 2 Georgia. But now LSU will be tested by in its next two games by teams with quarterbacks who have dominated opponents with different strengths.


No. 9 Oklahoma seeking better D vs. TCU

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma can't wait to move on.

The ninth-ranked Sooners want to change course after a 48-45 loss to Texas and the drama that followed when coach Lincoln Riley fired defensive coordinator Mike Stoops . After having a weekend off, Oklahoma is ready to get back on the field Saturday against TCU.

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