| Oct 13, 2013
| 4:17 PM
On NFL and college football rosters, this is the week for a little trash talking via text messages, tweets and Facebook postings.
"I tell them, 'You went to the wrong school,' and they tell me the same thing," Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:16 PM
It was a strange night for UCLA linebackers.
Senior Anthony Barr couldn't get on the stat sheet against Arizona on Saturday because Wildcats blockers were tackling him, UCLA Coach Jim Mora said.
Freshman Myles Jack was all over the stat sheet...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:47 PM
UCLA finally broke its jinx in the state of Utah with a hard-fought 34-27 win over the University of Utah at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Was it easy?
Well, um, no.
UCLA had a 10-point lead and nearly blew it.
It came down to one last play and one last...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 5:20 PM
The guy who first said "football is a game of inches" is smiling somewhere today in that big replay booth in the sky.
At least four games of national import were decided over the weekend by less than the size of a five-dollar footlong at Subway.
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:22 PM
Stanford's exciting three-point win over Washington on Saturday night did not go into overtime but it has sort of spilled over like the last fight scene in Mel Brooks' "Blazing Saddles."
After the tough loss, Washington Coach Steve Sarkisian basically ...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:22 PM
You prepare for a season with flash cards: The nickname of Texas State is….?
You purchase the best college football magazines, re-read "Death to the BCS," and hang on every one of Kirk Herbstreit's words.
There are still things you...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:48 PM
There has been a shake-up in the interchangeable sock-drawer positions of 20 through 25. Nebraska and Oklahoma State rejoin the static-cling cluster while the Huskies (Northern Illinois) and the Hokies (Virginia Tech) infiltrate the rankings for the first...
| Oct 11, 2013
Break out the chips and cold drinks, but let Chris Dufresne handle the remote. Each Friday, The Times' national college football writer handicaps what's worth watching, and skipping, on Saturday's menu of games:
No. 25 Missouri (5-0) at No....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:10 PM
Are we having fun yet? The answer for the USC football team, playing its first game under interim coach Ed Orgeron Thursday night, was a resounding “yes.”
Orgeron vowed to inject some more life, emotion and creativity into a program that had...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 9:06 PM
SEATTLE — Marcus Mariota was finally forced to take a fourth-quarter snap for Oregon. He was just as good as he was in the first three.
Mariota threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns, added another 88 yards and one touchdown rushing, and the...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:02 PM
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Bill Belton ran for a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth overtime to lift Penn State past No. 18 Michigan 43-40 in maybe the biggest win in Coach Bill O'Brien's two seasons with the Nittany Lions.
Penn State's Christian Hackenberg...