Top-ranked Alabama, Auburn square off in Iron Bowl showdown

Football 11/23/18, 10:35

Alabama's Deionte Thompson vividly remembers the feeling of walking off the field following an Iron Bowl loss while Auburn fans swarmed onto it.The Crimson Tide headed to the locker room fearing their national championship dreams had just been crushed after last year's game."It wasn't a good feeling," said Thompson, a ...

Ga Tech looks to mess up No. 5 Georgia’s postseason plans

Football 11/23/18, 10:20

Georgia has a looming showdown against the nation's top-ranked team, a game that seems destined to determine if the No. 5 Bulldogs get another shot at the College Football Playoff.Georgia Tech would love nothing more than to mess up those plans.The state rivals close out the regular season Saturday between ...

Auburn defenders bracing for Tagovailoa and ‘Bama offense

Football 11/22/18, 11:40

Deshaun Davis can't believe some of what he's seeing out of this Tua Tagovailoa-led Alabama offense.The Auburn linebacker and defensive leader's film sessions, which started shortly after last Saturday night's game, illustrate both the challenge of facing Tagovailoa and the top-ranked Crimson Tide's stylistic transformation.Auburn's defense is facing anything but ...

Auburn huge underdog vs. No. 1 Alabama in Iron Bowl

Football 11/22/18, 04:05

Here are some things to watch during the final week of the Southeastern Conference football regular season:GAME OF THE WEEKAuburn at No. 1 Alabama (No. 1 College Football Playoff): The Iron Bowl looks lopsided on paper this season, with the Tide picked as a 24½-point favorite at home. But it's ...

Sheriff: Julio Jones’ relatives wounded in Alabama shooting

Football 11/21/18, 04:14

Authorities say four relatives of Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones have been wounded in a shooting at an Alabama trailer park.Al.com reports Baldwin County Sheriff Hoss Mack says the cause of the Sunday shooting remains unclear. He says Jermain Dickerson, Tamarius Dickerson and Royald Jones confronted Jahlen Baker at ...

Georgia Tech, Auburn, Gamecocks looking to wreck title hopes

Football 11/20/18, 16:56

Things haven't gone the way Auburn hoped this season.After going from the top 10 to unranked, the Tigers have a chance to appease restless fans: Play the spoiler and upset their biggest rival, No. 1 Alabama."Win this game and a lot of people kind of forget all the negative stuff ...

Georgia aims to defend hedges, bigger goals vs Georgia Tech

Football 11/19/18, 18:51

The last time Georgia hosted its state rival, the famed hedges surrounding the field at Sanford Stadium took quite a beating.This time around, the Bulldogs have a lot more to worry about than horticulture.No. 5 Georgia (10-1) is still in the mix for a return trip to the College Football ...

Top-ranked Alabama chasing titles, rare perfect season

Football 11/19/18, 17:05

Perfection is elusive, even for Nick Saban's best teams at Alabama.The top-ranked Crimson Tide heads into Saturday's regular season finale against rival Auburn still chasing Southeastern Conference and national titles. An unblemished record remains in play, too, though that's been even harder to obtain."Coach Saban voices that to us that ...

Top 25 Heat Check: Why not Missouri and Oklahoma State?

Sports 11/19/18, 02:19

Top 25, about the number that would usually be found in the final poll of the season.So why not a team with five losses? Missouri and Oklahoma State have surged in recent weeks and even at 6-5 a case can be made that the Tigers and Cowboys are deserving of ...

Tied at half, No. 1 Alabama romps past The Citadel 50-17

Football 11/17/18, 15:20

Tua Tagovailoa passed for 340 yards and three touchdowns but No. 1 Alabama struggled for 30-plus minutes before putting away The Citadel in a 50-17 victory on Saturday.The Crimson Tide (11-0), which had coasted against Southeastern Conference opponents, went into halftime tied 10-10 with the FCS Bulldogs (4-6).It wasn't until ...

No. 10 LSU, Orgeron mindful of past upsets as Rice arrives

Football 11/16/18, 11:51

LSU coach Ed Orgeron didn't want to hear about resting key starters or giving young reserves more snaps — no matter how much of a prohibitive favorite his tenth-ranked Tigers may be against struggling Rice.Apparently, bad memories of the Troy Trojans celebrating a stunning upset triumph in Death Valley last ...

No. 1 Alabama prepares for The Citadel’s triple option

Football 11/16/18, 10:16

Alabama has brushed off two ranked division rivals without allowing a point.On Saturday, the top-ranked Crimson Tide defense faces an entirely different challenge: The Citadel (4-5) and its triple option offense. All that preparation for Southeastern Conference offenses, including Mississippi State and No. 10 LSU, provides scant help in this ...

No. 1 Alabama still running _ just not as dominant doing it

Football 11/15/18, 12:55

Alabama's offense can still try to play the neighborhood bully at times, just not quite so effectively as in recent seasons.Tua Tagovailoa and the top-ranked Crimson Tide's offense were not as high-flying as they had been when they ran up against two of the Southeastern Conference's top defenses. But 'Bama ...

As many as 9 SEC schools could have 1st-round draft picks

Football 11/14/18, 14:42

Alabama set an SEC record with 12 players taken in the 2018 NFL draft, including four in the first round.The top-ranked Crimson Tide are sure to have several high draft picks in next year's draft, too, but there are players at many other SEC schools that are also likely to ...

Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan hold steady in CFP

Football 11/13/18, 19:27

The College Football Playoff rankings held steady at the top, with Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and Michigan an unchanged first four from last week.The third rankings of the season were drama-free Tuesday night after every top-10 team won last weekend. In fact, the entire top 10 stayed the same, the ...

No. 5 Georgia’s focus to be tested in visit from UMass

Football 11/12/18, 16:54

There's never been a better time for Kirby Smart to tell his Georgia players the focus is on them, not the opponent.It's a much-repeated mantra for the Georgia coach that should hit home with players as they begin preparation for Saturday's visit from UMass.After completing a stretch of seven straight ...

LSU bounces back from Alabama loss with win at Arkansas

Football 11/11/18, 00:03

Joe Burrow was 15 of 21 for 195 yards and a touchdown and the LSU defense dominated while leading the No. 9 Tigers to a 24-17 victory over Arkansas on Saturday night.The win comes a week after LSU (8-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) was shut out in a loss to No. ...

Top 25 Takeaways: Hold up on handing Tua that Heisman

Football 11/10/18, 21:23

Hold up on handing Tua Tagovailoa the Heisman Trophy.The Alabama quarterback looked only OK in the top-ranked Crimson Tide's shutout of No. 18 Mississippi State . And a chronically cranky knee again kept him from finishing the game. After tearing through the first two months of the season with what ...

Defense powers No. 1 Alabama past No. 18 MSU, 24-0

Football 11/10/18, 19:59

Josh Jacobs ran for a touchdown and caught a scoring pass and No. 1 Alabama had its second straight shutout in a 24-0 victory over No. 18 Mississippi State on Saturday.With quarterback Tua Tagovailoa still battling a gimpy right knee, the Crimson Tide (10-0, 7-0 Southeastern Conference, No. 1 CFP) ...

No. 5 Dawgs have route to playoff _ but can’t slip vs Auburn

Football 11/09/18, 12:01

The Georgia Bulldogs are in position to reach all their goals.Assuming they don't slip up in the Deep South's oldest rivalry.No. 5 Georgia (8-1, 6-1, No. 5 CFP) is a two-touchdown favorite for its 123rd meeting with Auburn, a team that has endured a disappointing season after starting out in ...

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