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First look at Saturday’s college football games statewide

Does Auburn have enough to beat visiting Penn State? Can UAB bounce back from a disappointing loss? Can Alabama bounce back from what some thought was a closer-than-expected win?

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The dust has settled — Grading Auburn's win over San Jose State

The dust has settled, the angry tweets were sent, and the chants of “We want Robby” spent, but how did Auburn play in its second game of the year, against a San Jose State team that seemed outmatched on paper?

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State college football roundup: South Alabama and Jacksonville State win on the road

South Alabama, Jacksonville State and West Alabama get big road wins. Jon Sumrall gets his first win as a college head coach and UNA running back ShunDerrick Powell has a big night.

Bama
5 takeaways: Alabama at Texas

The first meeting between Alabama and Texas since the 2009 National Championship Game did not disappoint.

Auburn
First half turnovers and penalties plague Auburn in 24-16 victory over San Jose State

In the second game of the season, with a rematch with Penn State on the horizon, Auburn (2-0) struggled against San Jose State(1-1), defeating the 24-point underdog Spartans 24-16. 

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UAB commits four turnovers in 21-14 loss to Liberty

UAB was its own worst enemy in the first half of Saturday night’s game at Liberty. In the second half, for the second consecutive season, Liberty turned into bullies to walk away with a 21-14 victory in the rain over the Blazers at Williams Stadium.

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Bryce Young and Will Reichard save the day for Alabama on Saturday at Texas

There were some fortunate breaks for the University of Alabama in the Crimson Tide’s improbable 20-19 victory over Texas on Saturday at Darrell K. Royal Texas Memorial Stadium.

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Eli Gold checks in with Alabama radio crew in pregame show before Saturday's game at Texas

A familiar voice visited the Crimson Tide Sports Network by phone on Saturday on the pregame show prior to Alabama and Texas kicked the football off in Austin.

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Jon Sumrall faces his hometown team in his first home game as Troy football head coach

Jon Sumrall is an Alabama A&M football fan. His mom got a Master’s degree at the school, which is in his hometown of Huntsville. He attended some Alabama A&M football games and followed the Bulldog players that played in the NFL. He ran the steps at Lewis Crews Stadium on the Alabama A&M campus as part of his training regiment as a player at Grissom High.

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Auburn's Harsin faces familiar foe on Saturday

As Auburn (1-0) and Bryan Harsin take the field on Saturday, it will be against a familiar opponent for the second-year head coach. 

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Frantic finishes and tremendous comebacks highlight Thursday night high school football

A full slate of Thursday night high school football produced some memorable games. The remainder of the games will be played on what is supposed to be a soggy Friday night.

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Alabama vs. Texas: 5 things to watch for in 2009 BCS Championship rematch

This Saturday in Austin, Texas, the University of Alabama and the University of Texas will face off for the first time since their meeting in the 2009 BCS National Championship game where Nick Saban secured his first of six national championships with Alabama as the Crimson Tide defeated the Longhorns 37-21.

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Hard work and proper diet help Kyle Harrell to add to his role on the UAB defense

Kyle Harrell is content with his role on the UAB football team. It seems like such a simple sentence, at least until you consider his complex journey through college football.

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Friendship on temporary hold for JSU head coach Rich Rodriguez and Murray State's Dean Hood

Old friends Rich Rodriguez and Dean Hood gave each other the cold shoulder this week. Both of them understand why the other did not call. They will be on the opposite sidelines on Saturday.

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College football moves into its second full week of action

Alabama plays a true road game while Auburn stays home again. UAB looks for revenge against Liberty. The football season is heating up.

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Crimson Tide center Darrian Dalcourt preparing for a noisy Saturday

Darrian Dalcourt's list of things to worry about on Saturday include handling a large and active Texas Longhorn defensive front, staying hydrated in the middle of a toasty day in Texas and being heard over the noise.

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South Alabama QB Carter Bradley familiar with Saturday's MAC opponent

South Alabama quarterback Carter Bradley isn’t going to a place he called home for four years, but he is returning to familiar territory this weekend.

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UAB shows its offensive line depth in the season opener with Trey Bedosky playing well at left tackle

Trey Bedosky should have been nervous in the moments leading up to UAB’s season opener. The sophomore offensive lineman was not only preparing for his initial college football start but, at least for the first game, he was replacing NFL prospect Kadeem Telfort at left tackle. Those are some pretty big steps to fill.

Oppflags
Taking a look at this week's key high school football games

Forecast of stormy weather has moved most of the Alabama high school football games up to Thursday night. We take a look at some of the top games this week.

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Tuberville criticizes NCAA 'lack of leadership' on NIL: 'Created an environment where student-athletes can be exploited'

Congress must pass name, image, and likeness (NIL) legislation due to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) “lack of meaningful leadership and clarity” on the issue, according to Sen. Tommy Tuberville R-AL. 

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It won't be difficult for Samford coach Chris Hatcher to find familiar faces in Athens, Georgia on Saturday

Stetson Bennett is a Georgia Bulldog. Samford head coach Chris Hatcher thought at one point that Bennett just might be a different shade of Bulldog.

Davion Dozier
Hard work paying off for Jake Ganus and the Moody High football program

The offense is putting up video game numbers. Finding a seat on game night is impossible if it’s closer than 45 minutes to kickoff. The field at Bill Morris Stadium is not only sporting a beautiful new turf but you no longer have to run up a slope in the corner of one end zone. Football has become the thing to see at Moody High.

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UAB prepares for a pair of Liberty quarterbacks

The UAB defense is preparing to face Liberty’s offense. The Blazers are not preparing to play Malik Willis, who is earning NFL money with the Tennessee Titans. That’s good news.

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Bama's Nick Saban, Bryce Young featured in mental health segment on NBC's 'Today' — 'Pressure is kind of self-inflicted'

In an interview that aired Tuesday on NBC's "Today Show," University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban touched on the mental health side of college athletics.

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RaJae' Johnson-Sanders gets into the end zone in his first game in a Troy uniform

RaJae’ Johnson’s work to get on the field at Troy began with his work off the field.

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Steve Sarkisian and the Texas offense have a difficult task on Saturday against Alabama

Even without film work, Steve Sarkisian has some familiarity with how the University of Alabama defense operates. Will that be an advantage for the University of Texas head coach on Saturday when the Crimson Tide visits the Longhorns on Saturday?

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Auburn's Harsin sets record straight on quarterback situation

In his Monday press conference, Bryan Harsin set the record straight on the perceived quarterback controversy between T.J. Finley and Robby Ashford. According to Harsin, there is no controversy. 

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