AUBURN — Bruce Pearl wanted his young Auburn team to play with more confidence. It would be difficult to display more of that than Jaylin Williams did in the first few minutes.
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There seemed to be a movement during the week to downplay just how much of a fire the Packers coaches lit under veteran outside linebacker Preston Smith’s backside in advance of his performance against Chicago (a sack, a fumble return for a touchdown and three total tackles) and maybe even a little revisionist history, too. Matt LaFleur even downplayed the fact that Rashan Gary, and not Smith, was on the field for the Bears’ first offensive snap, chalking that up to Gary being in the game because Mike Pettine opened in a specific defensive package.
Speaking of those Eagles’ turnovers, quarterback Carson Wentz (above) has been particularly generous, having thrown 15 interceptions and coughed up 10 fumbles, losing four of them. While the injury-ravaged offensive line has been an issue to be sure, Wentz’s regression has been alarming — even with some issues at the receiver positions early in the year.
It’s easy to look at the Eagles’ 3-7-1 overall record and three-game losing streak and expect Sunday’s matchup to be a pushover for the Packers. And it probably should be, with the Packers favored by 10 points. But don’t tell Aaron Rodgers that this should be easy, especially against an underrated Eagles defense.
Purdue passes more than any team in the league. Its receiving duo is red-hot. Add those up, and you have a unique challenge for the Blackshirts.
Keep Parker Gabriel's guide to Nebraska-Purdue close when you're watching the game. He's got everything you need to know — and gives his pick.
CARBONDALE — Jeremy Chinn, a former Saluki safety who became the first player in NFL history to return fumbles for touchdowns on consecutive plays Sunday, was named the NFL defensive rookie of the month for November on Friday.
On Friday, students once again addressed their elected leaders, imploring them to consider an immediate and full divestment from fossil fuels.
The sixth-round pick from Michigan has acquitted himself well the past two weeks, when he’s been called off the bench against Indianapolis and Chicago after Corey Linsley left each game with an injury that led to a reshuffling of the line.
Star reporter Michael Lev lays out five storylines to watch as the Arizona Wildcats prepare to take on Colorado on Saturday night in Arizona Stadium. The game kicks off at 5 p.m. and will be televised on Fox Sports 1.
The father of Arizona’s Jalen Harris and Colorado’s Jason Harris has a unique perspective on the Wildcats-Buffaloes matchup.
The Star's longtime columnists asks — and answers — questions before winless Arizona's game against undefeated Colorado on Saturday evening.
The Southeastern Conference announced updated football schedules for Dec. 12 and 19, and the revised slate affects both Alabama and Auburn.
NU has about $80 million in private donations committed for the Go Big project, less than the $100 million it had planned to have in hand before construction would begin.
UofA football loses its second prospect in as many days; it remains to be seen if the staff can hold the class together with the team struggling on the field.
The reason for Iowa’s success on the ground, an Illini defender praising Spencer Petras and preparing for another two-quarterback challenge, that’s all a part of today’s Hawkeye 10@10.
One year after being fired as Missouri's coach, Barry Odom returns to Columbia as Arkansas' defensive coordinator in the annual Battle Line rivalry game Saturday.
“I like this group to go out there and make a statement versus a very good group,” junior cornerback Faion Hicks said. “Like I said, we look forward to the challenge, it’s going to be fun.”
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew and Jim Polzin get together on Zoom and break down the Badgers' football game against Indiana this weekend.
University of Wisconsin football coach Paul Chryst gives injury updates, discusses the matchup against Indiana and more.
NU linebacker Collin Miller said there was a three-second span "when I wasn't conscious" after his Nov. 21 collision with an Illinois running back.
Each of the past two seasons, Nebraska's top back at the end of the year wasn’t the same player as it was for the season opener.
Rutgers has scored just one touchdown in the last four games of the series. In that span, Penn State's defense has forced 28 punts and three turnovers and accounted for 11 sacks and 32 tackles for loss.
When Logan Smothers arrived at NU, he was "a little bit in his shell," quarterbacks coach Mario Verduzco says. But he since has loosened up.
Arizona's new threads will pay tribute to military members, when the Wildcats face Colorado on Saturday.
This fall, we highlight some Huskers who shined bright under Friday night lights. Next up is running back Rahmir Johnson.
James Carnie played "lights-out" this season to solidify a Husker offer. Norris coach Ty Twarling opens up about his standout two-way player.
A Q&A with the former Arizona Wildcats All-American, eight years after he set the UA and Pac-12's single-game rushing record against the Buffaloes.
BOSSIER CITY, La. - A man surrendered following a two-hour police standoff in Bossier City shortly after officers fired non-lethal beanbag rounds at him. The standoff ended around 12:30 p.m.
Armando Rios, who died this week, rose from an All-Southern Arizona football player to a confidant of Tucson's power brokers.
Much has been made about the potential status of Nebraska's slated home finale on Dec. 12 against Minnesota.
Virginia Tech's athletic department will implement pay reductions and other measures to adjust its budget to the impact of COVID-19 on revenue.
Highlights include an update on the starting RB and the Huskers' desire to play anybody, anywhere amid virus issues around the Big Ten.
Dodging a pandemic, Iowa and Illinois are preparing to meet on the football field for the 76th time Saturday and that is what today’s Hawkeye 10@10 is all about.
“If you had told that 21-year-old he'd still be sitting here at 37, I'd be pretty happy about that,” Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said Wednesday.