Howard's touchdown catch gives Alabama double-digit lead

O.J. Howard's 5-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter has extended Alabama's lead over Texas A&M.

Corso's pick: Texas A&M vs. Alabama (1:34)
Utah takes opening kickoff to the house (0:33)
Shorts makes remarkable catch with a defender all over him (0:29)
Northern Illinois takes opening kickoff to the house (0:34)
Northwestern DB goes OBJ on this INT (0:42)
Syracuse WR Etta-Tawo makes one-handed catch, goes for 68-yard TD (0:54)
Oklahoma State RB Carson scores third TD vs. Kansas (0:18)
Miami (OH) WR Shisso makes outstanding TD catch in tight coverage (1:45)
Minnesota responds with 94-yard kick return TD (1:07)
For UCF twins, 3 hands is more than enough (3:57)
Awesome diving catch makes it 5 TD passes for Webb (0:37)
Golden Bears need 2OT to win Pac-12 thriller (2:44)
On This Date: Beast Mode goes on a ride (0:17)
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The Baker Mayfield Bowl has arrived

Lubbock could get extra rowdy on Saturday. A nasty breakup and a long game of "he said, they said" come full circle when Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield returns to play Texas Tech, his former team.

All Access: Inside Texas A&M's football program (1:27)
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Ex-UVa receiver alleges hazing, abusive culture

Ex-UVa receiver Aidan Howard is suing the school, alleging that a freshman hazing ritual left him with a broken eye socket and that its football team suffers from a culture of bullying and abuse.

Mathieu: LSU needs someone to 'galvanize' locker room (0:43)


Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

West Virginia CB Elijah Battle got ejected for targeting against TCU, but he did find a great spot to watch the rest of the game: the Mountaineers' weight room. Props to our ABC TV crew for spotting him.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

UCLA coach Jim Mora hinted at there being some changes to the offense this week, but those changes turned out to be a massive overhaul. The Bruins look like Noel Mazzone is back running the offense -- shotgun, up-tempo, four wide receivers – and, so far, it's working. The Bruins moved the ball with ease on three straight touchdown drives. Utah clearly wasn't ready for this, so it will be interesting to see what type of adjustments it can make to account for the change in scheme.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Big loss for the Aggies defense as S Donovan Wilson is ejected for targeting on hit on Damien Harries near the sideline. Very next play Marlon Humphrey makes a great leaping interception on Trevor Knight

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Just when it looked like Texas A&M could make a move, targeting followed by an interception. Alabama back in control with 5 minutes left before halftime.

No. 20 W. Michigan regains lead

Jarvion Franklin runs for a 2-yard TD to give No. 20 Western Michigan a 14-7 advantage over in-state rival Eastern Michigan.


Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas A&M DB Donovan Wilson has been ejected after targeting Alabama RB Damien Harris.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

West Virginia reserve cornerback Elijah Battle ejected for targeting against TCU's Taj Williams. Battle entered the game with four tackles this season.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Colorado out-gaining Stanford 249-131. The Buffs' top rushing is averaging 9.8 ypa. Yet they only lead 7-3.

Mizzou tight end reels in TD with one hand

Kendall Blanton made this 15-yard, one-handed TD grab look effortless. Missouri leads Middle Tennessee 14-13 on SEC Network.


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North Carolina WR Bug Howard had four catches for 73 yards and a touchdown in first half. Could boost stock down stretch with Hollins out

ESPN Stats and Information  

West Virginia's Skyler Howard tied his career high with his third passing touchdown today, and they're still in the first half. In his first four games against FBS opponents this season, Howard had three passing touchdowns total.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin used to be somewhat vulnerable away from Camp Randall Stadium, but things have changed under second-year coach Paul Chryst. The Badgers won Saturday for the eighth time in their last nine games away from Camp Randall. Wisconsin also won for the 12th time in its last 14 Big Ten road games.

Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

Third-and-long also known as third-and-run-for-your-life at Alabama. So much speed along the d-line.

Frogs, Mountaineers trade scores

TCU QB Kenny Hill connects with Jaelan Austin for an 11-yard TD, but No. 12 West Virginia responded with a score of their own. The Mountaineers lead 21-10.


ESPN Stats and Information  

What is it about playing Nebraska for Purdue's David Blough and DeAngelo Yancey? This is the second straight season they have connected on an 80-plus-yard touchdown against Nebraska. Those are the two longest passes of Blough's career. This is Yancey's second game with two receiving touchdowns; both have come against the Cornhuskers.

Crimson Tide in control over Aggies

Alabama QB Jalen Hurts finds TE O.J. Howard for a 5-yard TD, giving the No. 1 Tide a 13-0 lead over No. 6 Texas A&M.


Purdue takes lead over No. 8 Nebraska

DeAngelo Yancey catches the pass and takes it 88 yards to the house, giving Purdue a 14-10 lead over No. 8 Nebraska


Mizzou on the board with powerful TD

After Middle Tennessee took a 10-0 lead, Damarea Crockett refused to go down on this 4-yard TD run. Missouri now trails 10-7 early on SEC Network.


ESPN Stats and Information  

Michigan has held its opponent scoreless in a quarter for the 17th time this season (the most in the FBS).

Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

It's a picturesque day for football on the Plains. Auburn and Arkansas will kick off in 90 minutes (6 p.m. ET, ESPN). It's the first time since 2011 that the two teams will meet while both ranked in the AP Top 25.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Darth Vader is dueling one of the 10 Stanford Trees with a lightsaber during the band's halftime show.

Official makes stop on TCU run

Kyle Hicks picked up a first down for TCU but would have had more if he wasn't accidentally dropped by an official. The Horned Frogs trail No. 12 West Virginia after a quarter.