Corral's decision sweetens Ole Miss-Baylor Sugar Bowl tilt
Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral wasn't about to miss a chance to make history in the Sugar Bowl. The potential first-round NFL draft choice has spent four years helping the Rebels (10-2) rise from the bottom of the Southeastern Conference standings to a No. 8 ranking and the cusp of the program's first 11-win season — if they can beat sixth-ranked Baylor (11-2) on Saturday night. Corral said the bond he has formed with Ole Miss teammates over several seasons outweighs the risk of an injury that could sink his draft stock — and his rookie pay day along with it.news.yahoo.com
Countdown to Kickoff: Bears to make 1st-ever trip to San Marcos
For just the second time in school history, and the first time since facing Texas Tech inside Bobcat Stadium on Sept. 8, 2012, Texas State will host a Big 12 opponent.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Ehlinger helps Texas beat Baylor 27-16 to end skid
(AP) – Sam Ehlinger passed for an early touchdown, then ran for two more in the second half to lead Texas to a 27-16 win over Baylor on Saturday that snapped the Longhorns’ two-game losing skid. After the game, Texas players stayed on the field for “The Eyes of Texas” school song that had been embroiled in controversy. Ehlinger set up Texas’ first touchdown with a 42-yard completion on a leaping catch by Joshua Moore. After forcing a turnover on downs in the final minutes, Texas ran out the clock near the Baylor goal line. Most of the team left the field before the song after Texas’ first two home games and again in Dallas when Texas lost to Oklahoma, angering some fans.
Kansas coach cleared of virus but skips West Virginia game
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas coach Les Miles has been cleared to return to the Jayhawks after his positive test for COVID-19, but out of caution is skipping the team's trip to West Virginia for Saturday's game. The 66-year-old Miles announced last week that routine testing had returned a positive test. “Coach Miles is doing well and has been cleared to leave isolation," Kansas team physician Dr. Larry Magee said in a statement. Miles isn't the only head coach to test positive for the virus. Alabama's Nick Saban and Arizona's Kevin Sumlin recently returned positive tests.
Baylor University pauses football activities over positive tests for COVID-19; Oklahoma St game still on
WACO, Texas – Baylor Athletics has suspended all football activities to evaluate recent positive tests for COVID-19 but still hopes to play its next game at home against Oklahoma State next week, the school said Thursday. Baylor reported 10 new cases among athletes across all sports in its most recent update Monday. “We are taking all possible precautions and our focus remains playing the scheduled game with Oklahoma State at McLane Stadium on October 17.”The Bears have already had two games called off over coronavirus issues. Their original opener against Louisiana Tech on Sept. 12 didn't happen because Louisiana Tech had widespread positive tests for COVID-19. Oklahoma State also is off this week.
Baylor-Houston, FAU-Ga Southern postponed day before games
Baylor's season opener against Houston, scheduled less than a week ago, was one of two Bowl Subdivision games postponed Friday — the day before before they were supposed to play. Florida Atlantic's opener against Georgia Southern was postponed earlier in the day, following the results of FAU's COVID-19 testing Thursday. Baylor is scheduled to open its Big 12 season next week against Kansas. Houston was scheduled to play Friday night against Memphis, but the American Athletic Conference postponed that game last weekend after the Tigers had numerous players test positive. The Pac-12 subsequently postponed the fall season altogether but is now reconsidering, with a possible late October or early November start.