Bowl Championship Series

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
October 30, 2017 - 10:06 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield seems to step up as the stakes get higher. The senior quarterback has a 9-1 record after the start of November in his career at Oklahoma, with the only loss coming in a national semifinal against Clemson in 2015. Included in the wins are two...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2015 file photo Gary Sinise arrives at the Los Angeles Dinner : What You Do Matters at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Sinise has been named grand marshal of the 2018 Rose Parade, which will feature the theme "Making a Difference." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
October 30, 2017 - 2:25 pm
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Gary Sinise has been named grand marshal of the 2018 Rose Parade, which will feature the theme "Making a Difference." Tournament of Roses President Lance Tibbet announced the selection Monday. He cited Sinise's many contributions to veterans' causes. Sinise will ride through...
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UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Oregon, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 27, 2017 - 2:37 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Chris Petersen has nothing but the highest compliments for UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen. He just wishes No. 12 Washington was taking on the Bruins at another point of the season when the Huskies were not facing major injury concerns at cornerback as they will Saturday when they host...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2017, file photo, Denver Broncos tight end Jake Butt takes part in the team's NFL football rookie minicamp in Englewood, Colo. Uutside linebacker Shane Ray and Butt participated in practice Wednesday, Oct. 18. It was Ray’s first practice since he broke his right wrist in late July, and Butt’s first chance to take snaps with the starters since being drafted in April while recovering from knee surgery. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
October 19, 2017 - 6:25 pm
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Trevor Siemian broke into a wide grin when asked about seeing Jake Butt line up and finally run some routes this week. The versatile tight end from Michigan blew out his right knee against Florida State in the Orange Bowl. Now healthy, he could be the elixir for much of what...
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October 11, 2017 - 12:24 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ask any Southern California player about last season's 31-27 loss at Utah, it is now remembered with a degree of fondness that seems counterintuitive given the dramatic defeat. But in giving up a touchdown in the final seconds, an outcome that cost the Trojans a berth in the Pac-...
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September 17, 2017 - 3:05 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Darren Carrington admitted it was premature but he said Utah sophomore quarterback Tyler Huntley reminds him of his former Oregon teammate Marcus Mariota. "He reminds me of a quarterback I had in the past, a young version of him. I think, when it's all said and done, he's...
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September 01, 2017 - 12:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tim Lester is among the thousands of football men who became big fans of Sam Darnold last season. Just 11 days after Darnold's 453-yard, five-touchdown performance for Southern California in the last Rose Bowl, Lester got the head coaching job at Western Michigan — and Darnold...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2016, file photo, Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold (14) throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (9) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Los Angeles. Darnold and Penn State Saquon Barkley put on a show at the Rose Bowl to end last season, and established themselves as two of the biggest stars in college football coming into 2017. Now the two Heisman Trophy contenders highlight The Associated Press preseason All-America team released Tuesday. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang, File)
August 22, 2017 - 3:14 pm
Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold and Penn State running back Saquon Barkley put on a show at the Rose Bowl last season and established themselves as two of the biggest stars in college football coming into 2017. The two Heisman Trophy contenders highlight the first preseason All-America...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2016, file photo, Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold takes a snap during the team's NCAA college football game against Washington in Seattle. USC is in the No. 4 spot in The Associated Press' preseason poll. Darnold, the Heisman Trophy favorite, will be protected by new starting offensive tackles. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
August 22, 2017 - 12:01 pm
Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold and Penn State running back Saquon Barkley put on a show at the Rose Bowl last season and established themselves as two of the biggest stars in college football coming into 2017. The two Heisman Trophy contenders highlight the first preseason All-America...
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FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, file photo, Southern California quarterback Sam Darnold looks to pass during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Penn State in Pasadena, Calif. Coming off their Rose Bowl victory, and the Trojans' usual stratospheric expectations aside, they're the only program in the division without serious rebuilding questions. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
August 10, 2017 - 5:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sky-high preseason expectations are an annual tradition at Southern California, right up there with the Salute to Troy kickoff event and the weekly lighting of the Coliseum torch before the fourth quarter. Actually meeting those expectations has fallen out of favor since Pete...
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