Backup QB Matt Fink leads USC past No. 10 Utah, 30-23

Southern California wide receiver Tyler Vaughns makes a touchdown catch over Utah defensive back Jaylon Johnson during the first half of Friday's game in Los Angeles. USC upset No. 10 Utah, 30-23. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo)

Matt Fink took over on the third play of the game and passed for 351 yards in Southern California's 30-23 victory over No. 10 Utah

Big second half leads No. 20 Boise State past Air Force 30-19

Boise State wide receiver CT Thomas dives in to the end zone for a touchdown as Air Force defensive back Jeremy Fejedelem tries to bring him down in the first half of Friday's game in Boise, Idaho. No. 20 Boise State won, 30-19. (Steve Conner/AP Photo)

Hank Bachmeier threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns, Robert Mahone rushed for a pair of TDs in the fourth quarter, and No. 20 Boise State pulled away in the second half for a 30-19 win over Air Force

'Hopalong' Cassady, Ohio State Heisman winner, dies at 85

Ohio State halfback Howard

Howard "Hopalong" Cassady, Ohio State Heisman winner and Detroit Lions running back, dies at 85

No. 17 A&M could use signature win against No. 8 Auburn

Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher reacts after quarterback Kellen Mond returns to the sideline after throwing an interception against Lamar during the second half of a Sept. 14 game in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M won, 62-3. (Sam Craft/AP Photo)

No. 17 Texas A&M could use signature win against No. 8 Auburn to start SEC play with difficult schedule coming up

SEC building some of the top defenses in college football

Kentucky running back Asim Rose, front right, is hit by Florida linebacker David Reese II during the second half of a Sept. 14 game in Lexington, Ky. Florida won, 29-21. (Timothy D. Easley/AP Photo)

SEC building some of the top defenses in college football

COLUMNS

Polecat AFTER DARK: Hey, Adam Biernat, nice kick

Is this going to be a thing every Saturday? Beats us. We can't focus for more than a few seconds.

Alyssa Thomas: The hardest working woman in show biz

Alyssa Thomas finally came off the floor after 74 straight minutes.

MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

Penalty trouble puts FSU, Miami, Syracuse in early ACC hole

Florida State coach Willie Taggart reacts to a call during the second half of a Sept. 14 game against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. Virginia won, 31-24. (Andrew Shurtleff/AP Photo)

Penalty trouble puts Florida State, Miami, Syracuse in early ACC hole

Pitino settles with Louisville, ready for 'new chapter'

Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino talks to reporters during a Feb. 21, 2018 news conference in New York. The University of Louisville Athletic Association and Pitino have agreed to settle a federal lawsuit, with the former Cardinals men's basketball coach's changing his termination to a resignation. The settlement unanimously approved Wednesday by the ULAA states that Pitino has received compensation and the school agrees not to pursue further legal action. (Seth Wenig/AP Photo)

Louisville, ex-basketball coach Rick Pitino settle lawsuits stemming from his departure from the school; Hall of Famer says he's ready for 'new chapter'

All-America watch: Georgia's J.R. Reed relies on home lessons

Georgia defensive back J.R. Reed scoops up a Murray State fumble and returns it for a 14-yard touchdown during the first half of a Sept. 7 game in Athens, Ga. Georgia won, 63-17. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal Constitution/AP Photo)

Lessons learned at home have propelled J.R. Reed to a leading role in Georgia's secondary

No. 8 Auburn, Nix taking show on road against Mond & Co.

Auburn quarterback Bo Nix scrambles away from Tulane defensive end Davon Wright during the first quarter of a Sept. 7 game in Auburn, Ala. Auburn won, 24-6. (Butch Dill/AP Photo)

No. 8 Auburn, Nix taking show on road against Mond, Texas A&M

UCONN FOOTBALL

ND transfer Morgan making immediate impact at UConn

UConn head coach Randy Edsall watches the team warm-up beforethe Huskies' season opener against Wagner on Aug. 29. The Huskies play their first road game on Saturday at Indiana. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

D.J. Morgan always knew he could be an impact player on the major college football level.

Southington's Rose blossoming into a productive tight end at UConn

During his Southington High School glory days, Jay Rose looked and played the part of star quarterback.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

Local roundup: East Lyme boys beat Woodstock in ECC D-I soccer opener

East Lyme scored the final three goals to rally for a 3-2 victory over Woodstock Academy on Friday in the Eastern Connecticut Conference Division I boys' soccer opener for both schools.

Coast Guard at Norwich football preview capsule

When: Saturday, 2 p.m. Where: Sabine Field, Northfield, Vt. Records: Coast Guard Academy 2-0 overall, 0-0 New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference; Norwich 2-0,...

Local roundup: Ledyard girls edge St. Bernard 2-1 in ECC Div. III soccer

Abby DiRico scored the game winning goal as Ledyard defeated St. Bernard 2-1 in an early-season matchup of undefeated Eastern Connecticut Conference Division III girls' soccer teams on Thursday afternoon.

PROFESSIONAL

Patriots release Antonio Brown after another accusation

The New England Patriots released wide receiver Antonio Brown on Friday after just one week with the team. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

The New England Patriots have released receiver Antonio Brown after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct.

Defending champ Red Sox eliminated

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, left, watches from the dugout during the bottom of the eleventh inning of Friday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays at St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

The World Series champion Boston Red Sox were mathematically eliminated in the late innings, then lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Friday night when Willy Adames had an RBI single in the 11th.

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