Book's TD run helps No. 4 Irish avert upset bid by Cardinals
– When it came time to deliver, Notre Dame quarterback Ian Book stopped beating himself up and kept the No. Notre Dame controlled the clock for 36:15 including a game-ending 14-play drive that burned the final 7:55. A 2-point conversion pass failed but Notre Dame led 12-7 going into the final quarter. 4 Notre Dame could take a short tumble after its lowest scoring output of the season. Notre Dame: Irish on road for first time at Pittsburgh on Saturday.
No. 21 Pitt holds off No. 24 Louisville 23-20
Louisville wide receiver Tutu Atwell (1) can't make a catch as Pittsburgh defensive back A.J. 24 Louisville 23-20 on Saturday. “They played fast, they played physical.”And they played exactly the way they knew they would play against the Cardinals. Pitt: The offense remains a bit of a mixed bag but the defense should give the Panthers a chance to win week in and week out. Pitt: Even with teams from conferences currently not playing being allowed into the polls this week, expect the Panthers to at least stay at 21 or perhaps even rise a bit.
Week 3 Preview: ACC quarterback matchup tops light schedule
The college football schedule is still looking light, with the Southeastern Conference a week away from starting and the Big 12 and Atlantic Coast Conference still just warming up. And the American Athletic Conference gets its chance to grab some of that shine that went to the Sun Belts last week. 18 LouisvilleThe only game matching ranked teams on the schedule gets the prime-time treatment from ESPN. 16 — Number of major college football games that have been postponed or canceled since Aug. 26 after two more were wiped off Saturday's schedule because of COVID-19 issues. ___Follow Ralph D. Russo at https://twitter.com/ralphDrussoAP and listen at http://www.westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/ap-top-25-college-football-podcast/___More AP college football: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25More AP college football: http://apnews.com/Collegefootball and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25
Week 2 Preview: Trevor Lawrence launches Heisman campaign
FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Florida State, in Clemson, S.C. Lawrence is a candidate for the 2020 Heisman Trophy award. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)This college football season is already so odd that it’s unclear whether this is Week 1 or Week 2. 1 Clemson and Trevor Lawrence begin their season at Wake Forest, a solid opportunity for the star quarterback and preseason Heisman front-runner to launch a campaign. The Sooners' new starter is the first non-transfer to begin the season as QB1 since before Trevor Knight in 2014. One coach who could really use a win to start this season, though, is Les Miles of Kansas.