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Ward shows up big for Houston after a scare from hard hit

Greg Ward Jr. again showed why he's an early Heisman favorite, but an injury scare revealed just how tenuous Houston's playoffs hopes really are.

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11hKyle Bonagura

Former USC LB sues NCAA, Pac-12 for wages

A lawsuit against the NCAA and Pac-12 filed Monday alleges that ex-USC LB Lamar Dawson was "repeatedly paid a substandard wage insofar as he was denied full pay for all hours worked."

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Jackson, McCaffrey clear Heisman favorites

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey are by far the top two candidates for the Heisman Trophy after four weeks.


Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Fans ask Houston QB Greg Ward Jr. for his glove after Houston's 42-14 win over UConn. A lucky young child gets it.


Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

UConn was the only team to beat Houston last season. Tom Herman didn't let the Cougars forget. These were hung in the locker room.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Adding injury to insult, Kansas has knocked Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes II from the game. Mahomes was tackled hard after a 32-yard run. He has been taken to the locker room. Nic Shimonek is in for the Red Raiders. Tech leads 34-19.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

With 12 rushes for 65 yards tonight, Houston QB Greg Ward Jr. continues to pace the nation in rushes for quarterbacks. His 261 rushes is more than any other active FBS QB since the start of the 2015 season.

Field Yates @FieldYates

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Bonner makes one-handed TD grab

Houston's Linnell Bonner makes a one-handed catch in the back of the end zone to give the Cougars a 42-7 lead. It is Bonner's 11th catch of the game.



For those wondering... A.J. Green's career high is 227 receiving yards. He's got 166 tonight.

trey wingo @wingoz

Right now AJ Green has more receiving yards than Miami has in total offense

Ward Jr. eludes UConn defense for TD

Cougars' Greg Ward Jr. showcases blazing speed by beating the UConn defense to the corner of the end zone for a 10-yard TD. Houston leads 35-7 in the third quarter.


Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Kansas defensive end Anthony Olobia is ejected for targeting against Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes. Big setback for the Jayhawks, who have played inspired defense after the first five minutes of this game.

ESPN @espn

Greg Ward Jr. is making it look easy vs. UConn and has No. 6 Houston up 28-7. Second half kicks off now on ESPN. es.pn/2cFwiL3

ESPN Fantasy Sports @ESPNFantasy

Your TNF scoring leaders at the half: A.J. Green: 18 Kenny Stills: 13 Mike Nugent: 12 Andy Dalton: 11 Bengals D/ST: 9 Ryan Tannehill: 5

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC coach Clay Helton was good-spirited when asked about the "noise" that has come as a result of the Trojans' 1-3 start. "I know the expectations of SC and I'm a realist," he said. "We're in a production-based business, if you don't win, especially at this level, there's going to be griping and it's well-deserved."


Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston QB Greg Ward Jr. has 10 games with at least one passing TD and one rushing TD since the start of 2015, tied with Lamar Jackson for 2nd-most in FBS over that span (Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes are tied with an FBS 11 such games since the start of last season).

Thomas gets UConn on the board

Noel Thomas catches a pass from Bryant Shirreffs and scampers 62 yards for a touchdown to get the Huskies on the scoreboard against Houston. The Cougars lead 28-7 at halftime.