American Athletic RUMORS & NEWS

  • Evans, Virginia Tech dismantle East Carolina 54-17

    The Sports Xchange "Virginia Tech dominated in every phase in a 54-17 non-conference victory over visiting East Carolina on Saturday at Blacksburg, Va. Quarterback Jerod Evans passed for a career-high 282 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Hokies' offensive outburst. Virginia Tech (3-1) churned out a total..." September 24

  • Cook, No. 14 Florida St. run roughshod over So. Florida

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- All Florida State running back Dalvin Cook needed to get back in the Heisman race was another game against the South Florida Bulls. Cook rushed for a career-high 267 yards and two touchdowns to lead No. 14 Florida State to a 55-35 win against South Florida on Saturday at..." September 24

  • No. 6 Houston annihilates Texas State

    The Sports Xchange "SAN MARCOS, Texas -- There was no doubt that No. 6 Houston was expected to beat Texas State when the two teams played Saturday but football is played on the field, not on paper. Instead of playing down to their opponent, the Cougars fashioned a nearly-perfect game and roared past Texas State 64-3..." September 24

  • TCU uses big second half to crush SMU

    The Sports Xchange "Junior quarterback Kenny Hill passed for 452 yards and two touchdowns as TCU registered a 33-3 victory over host SMU in a nonconference game at Dallas. Junior receiver John Diarse had six catches for 139 yards and one touchdown for the Horned Frogs (3-1). Junior running back Kyle Hicks..." September 24

  • Trail fuels late surge as Cincinnati edges Miami (Ohio)

    The Sports Xchange "Redshirt freshman Ross Trail led two fourth-quarter drives and host Cincinnati defeated Miami (Ohio) 27-20 on Saturday at Nippert Stadium. Trail was filling in for Hayden Moore, who was out with an injured ankle. The end result was the Bearcats' 11th straight Victory Bell win over Miami in..." September 24

  • Etta-Tawo, Dungey sizzle as Syracuse tops UConn

    The Sports Xchange "Amba Etta-Tawo set a school record with 270 receiving yards and quarterback Eric Dungey threw for a career-high 407 yards as Syracuse posted a 31-24 victory over Connecticut on Saturday in Storrs, Conn. Etta-Tawo reeled in 12 passes, including a 59-yarder en route to a late 99-yard touchdown..." September 24

  • Pigrome's TD gives Maryland double-overtime victory

    The Sports Xchange "Tyrrell Pigrome rushed for a 24-yard touchdown to seal Maryland's 30-24 victory over Central Florida in double-overtime Saturday night in a nonconference contest at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The Knights appeared on the verge of pushing across the go-ahead score in the..." September 18

  • South Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "South Carolina forced three turnovers deep in its own territory to help freshman quarterback Brandon McIlwain win his first career start as the Gamecocks held on to beat East Carolina 20-15 on Saturday in Columbia, S.C. East Carolina receiver Zay Jones caught 22 passes for 190 yards, coming..." September 17

  • Mack's run keys South Florida rout of Syracuse

    The Sports Xchange "Relatively quiet for three quarters, South Florida star running back Marlon Mack showed up just when the Bulls needed him most. Mack's 52-yard touchdown run on a fourth-and-1 play from the Bulls' 48-yard line late in the third quarter broke open a tight game and propelled American Athletic..." September 17

  • Memphis takes advantage of miscues, mauls Kansas

    The Sports Xchange "Memphis converted four first-half turnovers into a touchdown and two field goals, the offense compiled 398 yards and the Tigers cruised to a 43-7 win over Kansas on Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tenn. Quarterback Riley Ferguson completed 15 of 24 passes for 189 yards..." September 17

  • Penn State honors Paterno, topples Temple

    The Sports Xchange "Penn State avenged last season's embarrassing season-opening loss to Temple with a 34-27 victory on Saturday, which marked the 50th anniversary of the late Joe Paterno's first game as head coach. Nittany Lions fans gave a standing ovation after the first of the university's three videos..." September 17

  • Puyol's late field goal lifts Huskies over Cavaliers

    The Sports Xchange "Virginia's quest for its first road win since 2012 and first-year head coach Bronco Mendenhall's first win as the Cavaliers' head man fell short on Saturday. The Cavalier's blew a 10-0 first-half lead and fell to Connecticut 13-10 at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford, Conn...." September 17

  • Ward, No. 6 Houston overcome 3 turnovers in Cincinnati

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Once the sixth-ranked Houston Cougars stopped hurting themselves, they inflicted some serious pain on the Cincinnati Bearcats. Heisman Trophy candidate Greg Ward Jr. ran for two touchdowns and threw for another while the Houston defense kept Cincinnati bottled up and added two..." September 16

  • Boundless against Cincinnati, UH's Greg Ward expected to be limited in practice

    Houston Chronicle "Houston coach Tom Herman said he never considered removing Greg Ward Jr. from Thursday night's game. Moving forward, however, the sixth-ranked Cougars are expected to limit the amount of work the star quarterback sees in practice. Ward played the entire game in UH's 40-16 victory over..." September 16

  • SMU’s Matt Davis out for year with torn ACL

    Today's U "SMU quarterback Matt Davis will miss the remainder of the season due to a torn ACL and will be seeking a medical redshirt that would allow him to return for a sixth-year of eligibility next season. After being named the team’s starting quarterback, Davis played in just one game it what was..." September 13

  • East Carolina holds on to defeat N.C. State

    The Sports Xchange "Running back Anthony Scott scored on a 5-yard touchdown run with 5:49 remaining and running back/receiver James Summers ran for two touchdowns as East Carolina defeated visiting North Carolina State 33-30 on Saturday afternoon at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, N.C. East Carolina (2-0)..." September 10

  • No. 4 Ohio State trounces Tulsa

    The Sports Xchange "COLUMBUS, Ohio -- After dominating with a prolific offensive display in the opener, No. 4 Ohio State won with defense in Week 2. The Buckeyes returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the final minutes of the first half that propelled them to a 48-3 victory over Tulsa on Saturday..." September 10

  • Speigt passes No. 5 Michigan past UCF

    The Sports Xchange "ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- It's not often a team gets outrushed by a more than a two-to-one margin but still wins by almost 40 points, but that was the case for No. 5 Michigan at home against Central Florida on Saturday. Thanks to another brilliant performance by junior quarterback Wilton Speight..." September 10

  • Moore accounts for 5 TDs as Cincinnati sinks Purdue

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Hayden Moore accounted for all five Cincinnati touchdowns - three passing and two running - and the Bearcats rolled to a 38-20 victory over Purdue on Saturday at West Lafayette, Ind. Moore completed 19 of 32 passes for 250 yards and ran eight times for 58 yards,..." September 10

  • Houston star QB Greg Ward Jr. undergoes MRI on throwing shoulder

    CBS Sports "Houston surged to the forefront of the college football world on opening weekend, knocking off Oklahoma in a dominant and fun fashion at NRG Stadium in its hometown. The Cougars were flying around the field, aggressive on all sides of the ball and led through the contest by their dynamic star..." September 05

  • No. 15 Houston upends No. 3 Oklahoma

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Tom Herman initially had no intention of trying to replicate Auburn's famous "Kick Six" from 2013. But a timeout gave Houston's coach time to reconsider, he put Brandon Wilson back at the back of the end zone and his cornerback made the day's most memorable play, returning a..." September 03

  • Defense leads way as Wake Forest tops Tulane

    The Sports Xchange "Wake Forest's defense stiffened repeatedly in the second half in a season-opening 7-3 victory against Tulane on Thursday night at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, N.C. Tulane moved into Wake Forest territory with slightly more than a minute remaining. Three incomplete passes from the 47-yard..." September 01

  • Memphis' Riley Ferguson gets nod at quarterback

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "What has long been expected became official this morning. University of Memphis football coach Mike Norvell announced after practice that junior Riley Ferguson has been named the starting quarterback for the team's opener against Southeast Missouri State on Sept. 3. "It's just a blessing,"..." August 22

  • Deion Sanders Jr. no longer on SMU team

    Sports Day "The Deion Sanders Jr. era at SMU is over. From Versace sheets in his dorm room to his clothing line to his controversial meeting with Lil' Wayne, Sanders has had an interesting career at SMU. However, Sanders was not listed on SMU's roster as the Mustangs opened fall camp on Thursday." August 06

  • Temple willing to talk to Big 12 about expansion

    Philly.com "With the Big 12 Conference's recent vote to pursue expansion, there will be plenty of schools more than willing to be part of the process, including Temple. In the past, Temple athletic director Patrick Kraft has declined to discuss the situation publicly for fear of alienating his current..." August 02

  • Ex-Memphis RB Jamarius Henderson transfers to Troy

    Dothan Eagle "Less than a week after announcing he was leaving Memphis in a desire to be closer to his 3-year-old son, former Dale County football standout Jamarius Henderson has found a new home. And it is one right in the Wiregrass. Henderson, arguably the top running back to come out of the area in the..." August 01

  • Ex-Oklahoma State running back Raymond Taylor plans transfer to Tulsa

    Tulsa World "Raymond Taylor has not gone far from Oklahoma State. The former Cowboys running back, a starter for three games in 2015, is planning to join the University of Tulsa as a graduate transfer for the 2016 season. Taylor told the Tulsa World on Friday that he is in Tulsa and hopes to start..." July 31

  • QB Devin Powell leaves Tulane, set to transfer to Nicholls State

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Tulane third-string quarterback Devin Powell has left the school and intends to transfer to Nicholls State, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune has learned. Powell is a redshirt senior and will be eligible to play immediately if he transfers to an FCS school. Powell was third on the depth follow..." July 29

  • Jermaine Eskridge Commits To USF Bulls

    Campus Insiders "Willie Taggart is driving that gold and green bus all over the recruiting trail right now. Four-star prospect Jermaine Eskridge, the No. 19 wide receiver and No. 112 overall player in the class of 2018, committed to USF on Thursday while on an unofficial visit in Tampa. He released a..." July 28