COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland receiver Jeshaun Jones is expected to miss the rest of the season because of a leg injury, coach Michael Locksley said Tuesday.
It's another blow to the Terrapins' offense, which already lost receiver Dontay Demus to a season-ending injury.
There is no defensive revolution in college football this season.
Just at Georgia.
The dominant defense of the top-ranked Bulldogs has been one of the biggest storylines in the first half of a season that has been highlighted by upsets and unpredictability.
BOONE, N.C. (AP) — While Coastal Carolina is unbeaten and ranked 14th in the nation, head coach Jamey Chadwell knows there are still plenty of skeptics who don’t believe the Chanticleers belong among college football’s elite.
A look at the top of The Associated Press college football poll might produce this reaction: One of these things is not like the other.
Cincinnati sits at No. 2 in the latest AP Top 25 presented by Regions Bank, right behind top-ranked Georgia and ahead of No.
Georgia's defense leads three statistical categories as the college football season reaches the midway point.
The Bulldogs are allowing an average of 6.6 points per game, 144.9 yards passing and 209.1 yards total.
For Ed Orgeron, LSU's Cajun coach, a dream job is coming to an end.
LSU and Orgeron have agreed to part ways after this season, 21 months after he coached the Tigers to a national championship with what is considered one of the greatest teams in college football history.
Cincinnati moved up to No. 2 behind Georgia in The Associated Press college football poll Sunday, the first time a team from outside the traditional power conferences has been ranked that high since 2010.
The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Oct. 16, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking:
—Tyrion Davis-Price, LSU, rushed for school-record 287 yards and three TDs, and the Tigers’ banged-up defense produced four interceptions in a 49-42 victory over No. 20 Florida.
—Eric Barriere, Eastern Washington, threw for 600 yards and seven TDs in a 71-14 win over Idaho.
SAINT GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Steven Duncan passed for 299 yards, Javy McDonald rushed for 173, and Tarleton defeated Dixie State 41-20 on Saturday night.
Duncan passed for 275 yards and three touchdowns in the first half as the Texans (3-3, 1-0 Atlantic Sun-WAC challenge) took a 31-13 lead.
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Deion Hankins ran for two first-quarter touchdowns and Texas-El Paso earned its fourth-straight win, rolling past Louisiana Tech, 19-3 in a Conference USA battle on Saturday night.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Elelyon Noa's 11-yard touchdown run with 35 seconds left carried Utah State past winless UNLV 28-24 on Saturday night.
Noa's first touchdown of the year marked the fifth scoring change of the contest.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jack Chambers threw for 357 yards and four scores and Charleston scored three touchdowns in the third quarter and went on to beat Hampton 35-5 on Saturday.
Chambers broke it open throwing a 45-yard touchdown pass to Kale Anderson on the Buccaneers' (2-3, 1-2 Big South Conference) first drive of the second half for a 21-3 lead.
HAMMOND, La. (AP) — Cole Kelley completed 31-of-38 passes for 396 yards and five touchdowns and Southeastern Louisiana beat Houston Baptist 61-24 on Saturday.
Kelley completed passes to 13 different receivers and spread his five scores across four recipients.
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Xavier Shepherd had two touchdowns runs and Kennesaw State beat North Carolina A&T 14-0 on Saturday night.
Shepherd ran into the end zone from the 3 to cap a 10-play, 80-yard drive midway through the second quarter.
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Corey Fields Jr. passed for three touchdowns and South Carolina State had two defensive scores in a 37-14 victory over Morgan State on Saturday.
Fields' touchdowns were 18 yards to Will Vereen, 54 yards to Shaquan Davis and 31 yards to Richard Bailey.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Davis Alexander threw three touchdown passes and Idaho State turned the ball over five times as Portland State rolled to a 31-10 Big Sky Conference win on Saturday.
Alexander hit Nate Bennett with a 44-yard touchdown pass on the Vikings' first possession and Malik Walker punched in from the 5 on their second to spark a 17-0 first-quarter lead.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Daniel Smith threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Todd Summers, TD Ayo-Durojaiye blocked a punt and returned it for a score and Villanova beat Albany 17-10 on Saturday.
Villanova (5-1, 3-0 Colonial Athletic Association) took its first lead when Cole Bunce made a 26-yard field goal with 1:16 left in the first half.
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Peyton Mansell threw for 135 yards, ran for 106 yards on 18 carries and scored twice as Abilene Christian beat Lamar 24-17 on Saturday.
Mansell's 4-yard touchdown run to start the third quarter ended a 10-play, 75-yard drive to give the Wildcats (4-3, 1-2 ASUN-WAC Challenge) a 21-17 lead.
TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Devin Matthews ran for two first-quarter touchdowns and Towson upset Rhode Island 28-7 in a Colonial Athletic Association battle Saturday.
The Tigers defense allowed Rhode Island just 162 yards of offense and shut out the Rams over the final three quarters.
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Freshmen Rashad Raymond and Hunter Rice each ran for more than 100 yards to help VMI rout Mercer 45-7 in a key Southern Conference matchup on Saturday.
The win puts VMI (5-2, 3-1) in a three-way tie with Mercer (4-2, 3-1) and East Tennessee State (6-1, 3-1) atop the conference standings.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Kaleb Eleby threw three touchdown passes, ran for a fourth and Western Michigan routed Kent State 64-31 Saturday.
The Broncos came in with the top rushing defense in the Mid-American Conference and held the Golden Flashes to just 124 yards on the ground while Sean Tyler piled up 169 yards, including a 64-yard dash for a touchdown, on 17 carries for Western Michigan.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Dylan Hopkins threw for one touchdown and ran for another to lead UAB to a 34-0 win over Southern Miss on Saturday.
Noah Wilder had 14 tackles to lead a defense that held the Golden Eagles to 107 yards of offense and Grayson Cash blocked a punt and recovered it in the end zone.
PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Kobe Dillon set a school record with 267 yards rushing, on just 14 carries, and scored three touchdowns as Southern ran away from Arkansas-Pine Bluff 34-7 on Saturday.
After Southern (3-3, 2-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) came up with an interception on the third play of the game, Dillon took his first carry 40 yards for a touchdown.
NORFOLF, Va. (AP) — Bailey Zappe threw four of his five touchdown passes in the first half as Western Kentucky jumped out early and beat Old Dominion 43-20 on Saturday.
Zappe, who entered as the nation's active leader with 12,239 career yards passing, was 37-of-54 passing for 397 yards.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Jay Ducker carried it 33 times for 210 yards, freshman Trayvon Rudolph had a 100-yard kickoff return and a 20-yard touchdown reception and Northern Illinois beat Bowling Green 34-26 on Saturday for its fourth straight victory.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Zach Williams kicked a 38-yard field goal with 1:38 left and Walker Gliarmis missed a 41-yarder at the buzzer as Samford held off Wofford 27-24 on Saturday.
Gliarmis made a 31-yard field goal to tie it at 24 with 4:43 left.
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Mark Pappas threw touchdowns of 17 and 16 yards to BJ Byrd in the third quarter and Morehead State beat Butler 31-8 on Saturday.
Pappas, who threw four interceptions, connected with Byrd to make it a 24-0 advantage.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — No. 1 Georgia's record extra-points streak of 363 ended Saturday when Jack Podlesny missed a PAT against Kentucky.
After the Bulldogs scored a touchdown to increase their lead to 30-7, Podlesny was wide right with the kick.
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — AJ Mayer threw two of his three touchdown passes in the first quarter as Miami of Ohio jumped out early and beat Akron 34-21 on Saturday.
Miami (3-4, 2-1 Mid-American Conference) has won its last 12 home games and five straight against Akron (2-5, 1-2).
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — Tony Muskett threw for 286 yards with three touchdowns and Monmouth rallied past Campbell 34-17 on Saturday, holding onto first place in the Big South Conference.
Lonnie Moore IV made seven catches for 115 yards and a touchdown while Terrance Greene had two touchdown catches and 104 yards receiving for Monmouth (4-3, 3-0).
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Juwan Carter passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third to lead Norfolk State's 42-14 victory over NCCAA-member Virginia Lynchburg on Saturday.
The Spartans (4-2) struck quickly, scoring 28 points in the first quarter on drives of 1, 3, 2, and 3 plays.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jawon Pass threw for 290 yards and three touchdowns and Prairie View beat winless Bethune-Cookman 35-29 on Saturday.
Que’shaun Byrd's 8-yard touchdown run brought the Wildcats within 28-22 with 7:56 left.
NEW YORK (AP) — Dante Miller rushed for a career-high 187 yards on 16 carries, including a 75-yard touchdown, and Columbia beat Pennsylvania 23-14 on Saturday for the 400th victory in program history.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Ethan Ratke kicked a career-high four field goals and James Madison bounced back from its lone loss of the season with a 19-3 win over Richmond on Saturday.
Cole Johnson hit Solomon Vanhorse over the middle on a short pass and the running back went untouched into the end zone for a 25-yard score and a 10-0 first-quarter lead.
NEW YORK (AP) — Tim DeMorat threw six touchdown passes, three to Fotis Kokosioulis, and Fordham rolled to a 66-21 win over Bucknell on Saturday.
DeMorat had all his scoring strikes in the first half, tying the school record for scoring throws in a game.
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Matthew Sluka passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two scores in Holy Cross' 48-14 victory over Georgetown on Saturday.
Sluka was 7-of-10 passing for 136 yards, and he carried it 10 times for 92 yards.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Aidan Borguet ran for 169 yards on 22 carries and scored twice and Harvard beat Lafayette 30-3 on Saturday.
The Crimson (5-0) scored 10 points in each of the first three quarters against the Patriot League Leopards (2-5).
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Malik Grant ran ran for 183 yards on 29 carries and reached the end zone three times to lead Sacred Heart past Central Connecticut 27-17 on Saturday.
Grant's 4-yard touchdown run with 3:24 left in the third quarter gave the Pioneers (4-3, 2-1 Northeast Conference) a 13-10 lead.
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Hope Adebayo rushed for 182 yards and four touchdowns to lead St. Thomas to a 38-7 win over Stetson on Saturday.
Adebayo had three touchdowns in the first half, starting with a 78-yarder on the first snap of the game, as the Tommies rolled to a 31-0 lead at the half.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Cole Smith completed 25 of 27 passes for 476 yards and four touchdowns and Princeton filled the stat sheet beating Brown 56-42 on Saturday.
Smith's passing total is the second highest in school history.
No. 1 has been a particularly secure position during the College Football Playoff era.
Last week's Alabama loss as the No. 1 team in the country to Texas A&M was just the fourth outside of the playoff for the top-ranked team in the AP poll during the eight-year history (2014-present) of the CFP.
If a 12-team format is the future of the College Football Playoff —- and odds are that it still is despite a recent detour on the road to expansion — among the many details that need to be worked out is when it would start.
Central Florida (3-3) at No. 3 Cincinnati (5-0), Saturday at noon EDT (ABC).
Line: Cincinnati by 21 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati moved up to the No. 3 spot in the AP Top 25 this week, the highest ranking in school history. The challenge now will be staying there without another chance for a marquee win.