Virginia knows about Boise State’s ‘shock and awe’

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, Connecticut's Junior Joseph, left, tackles Virginia quarterback Kurt Benkert (6) during the first half of an NCAA college football game at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. The two teams meet on Saturday. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

The Boise State football team hosts its first regular season game against an Atlantic Coast Conference program when Virginia takes to the blue turf Friday night.

AP All-America Watch: VTech WR rising

FILE - In this July 14, 2017, file photo, Virginia Tech's Cam Phillips flips up his sunglasses as he speaks to the media during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C. The senior showed growth in each of his first three seasons in Blacksburg, but he entered this year as by far the most-seasoned pass catcher on the team. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

The Associated Press has been honoring college football’s best with an All-America team since 1925. This season, the AP released its first preseason All-America team and will also weigh-in with a midseason team before the full, three-team All-America selections are unveiled in December. The second installment of the weekly All-America watch:

Some Pac-12 true freshmen thriving

Southern California running back Stephen Carr, left, runs the ball as Texas defensive lineman Poona Ford, center, and linebacker Malik Jefferson defend during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

To redshirt or not to redshirt?

Big 12 boost: Baylor gets back 1,000-yard rusher

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 18, 2017 file photo, Baylor head football coach Matt Rhule speaks during the Big 12 NCAA college football media day in Frisco, Texas. Duke knows the danger of assuming an easy victory against an opponent with a poor record and some befuddling losses in other words, a team like Baylor. Not long ago, the Blue Devils were the ones being looked past. Duke plays host to the Bears on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 hoping to earn its first 3-0 start since 2014. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor will get a boost for its Big 12 opener Saturday against No. 3 Oklahoma with the season debuts of 1,000-yard rusher Terence Williams and two defenders who were expected to be starters.

Time to add more sizzle to FedEx Cup finale

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, Rory McIlroy poses with the trophies after winning the Tour Championship golf tournament and the FedEX Cup at East Lake Golf Club, in Atlanta. Along with revamping the PGA Tour schedule in two years, this would be a great time to change the format for the FedEx Cup. One plan under discussion with the players is to separate the Tour Championship from one final day worth $10 million to the winner. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

ATLANTA — Dustin Johnson had a chance to win $10 million while sitting in front of a television.

For 2nd straight season, Seahawks offense struggling to fly

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Paul Richardson, left, is greeted by teammates Tyler Lockett, center, and Rees Odhiambo, right, after Richardson caught a pass for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

RENTON, Wash. — If the script written by the Seattle Seahawks sounds familiar, that’s because it’s the same one from a year ago.

Cowboys’ Elliott accused of quitting; Garrett plans chat

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott (21) is hit by Denver Broncos outside linebacker Shaquil Barrett (48) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

FRISCO, Texas — Ezekiel Elliott was accused of quitting by Hall of Fame running back LaDainian Tomlinson in Dallas’ 42-17 loss to Denver.

NHL Players to Watch: Sabres Eichel has plenty to prove

FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2016, file photo, Buffalo Sabres' Jamie McGinn (88) celebrates with Jack Eichel (15) after Eichel scored during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Colorado Avalanche in Buffalo, N.Y. Eichel said he has plenty to prove after “two mediocre seasons,” making him among the NHL players to watch this season. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert, File)

Sabres center Jack Eichel isn’t mincing words when assessing his first two NHL seasons.



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