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Watch live: No. 6 Houston seeking payback

The 4-0 Cougars look to avenge last season's upset loss to UConn, live on ESPN and streaming live in the ESPN App/WatchESPN.

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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.


Alex Scarborough ESPN Staff Writer 

It's clear from Nick Saban's statement that he wasn't pleased with QB Blake Barnett's decision to transfer. He wished Barnett luck on the one hand, but pointed out on the other that he's "disappointed any time a player feels he can compete for a starting position elsewhere, rather than here at Alabama."

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Three starters are out for No. 6 Houston tonight: RB Duke Catalon (head injury), LB Tyus Bowser (head injury) and MLB Matthew Adams (coach's decision). Tom Herman will address the Adams decision after the game.

David Ching ESPN Staff Writer 

LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron says RB Leonard Fournette has not practiced this week and remains a gametime decision for Saturday's game against Missouri. Orgeron said "everything is looking pretty good" for DL Davon Godchaux to play Saturday following his temporary suspension earlier this week, although he made no assurances Godchaux would play.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

UConn in the house, looking to see if it can repeat the feat it achieved last year, being the only team to beat Houston. Huskies (2-2) will give it a shot in less than an hour.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Greetings from TDECU Stadium in Houston, TX where we have a little Thursday night football between No. 6 Houston and UConn. Kickoff in about an hour. UConn is the only team to defeat Houston since Tom Herman took over as the Cougars' head coach last season (they're 17-0 against everyone else).

Jared Shanker ESPN Staff Writer 

Florida State sophomore defensive end Josh Sweat will play against UNC on Saturday. He missed last week's game following surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Richt gets a rare double rainbow for his visit to a youth league in Ft Lauderdale...

Bryan Jaroch ESPN Producer 

BYU's True Blue Hero at practice today. Amazing scene for Lucy, a 5-year old battling cancer. Keep Lucy in your thoughts and prayers.


Kevin Gemmell ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona has ruled out the following players for Saturday's game at UCLA: QB Anu Solomon (knee), FB Jamardre Cobb (knee), LB DeAndre' Miller (ankle), WR Shawn Poindexter (foot), NG Parker Zellers (knee) and RB JJ Taylor (ankle -- out indefinitely). RB Nick Wilson (ankle) is listed as questionable and S Tellas Jones (ankle) is probable.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

One of the RVs already parked a few hundred yards west of Clemson's Memorial Stadium. The lot starting is already starting to fill in anticipation for Saturday's game.

Jesse Temple ESPN Staff Writer 

Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst addressed the season-ending back injury to kicker Rafael Gaglianone and his confidence in replacement Andrew Endicott moving forward. On Gaglianone, Chryst said, "It's another chance for him to reassess now and come out of it better."