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Clemson turns to freshman Lawrence at QB

(AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Freshman Trevor Lawrence is the new starting quarterback for third-ranked Clemson, replacing senior Kelly Bryant. - for now.

The move doesn't mean Bryant is being benched, or won't regain the starting spot. Though Clemson coach Dabo Swinney isn't saying much about the change.

The team announced the decision Monday, a day after Swinney cut off potential quarterback questions on a teleconference Sunday night.


Hokies QB Jackson to have leg surgery

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Virginia Tech quarterback Josh Jackson has a broken left fibula and will have surgery.

Coach Justin Fuente made the announcement Monday. The coach said the surgery will take place Tuesday, but gave no timetable for how long Jackson will be sidelined.


Northwestern top RB retires due to neck

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Northwestern leading rusher Jeremy Larkin is retiring from football after being diagnosed with cervical stenosis, a condition that causes narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck and upper back.

Northwestern said Monday that Larkin's condition is not life threatening, but prevents him from playing.


LB Sapp still on Vols after incident

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says linebacker Quart'e Sapp remains a part of the team after the coach and linebacker offered conflicting accounts of a sideline incident.

Pruitt had said Saturday after Tennessee's 47-21 loss to Florida that he asked Sapp to leave the sideline after the linebacker refused a request to enter the game. Sapp tweeted Sunday that "I never was asked nor did I ever refuse to go into the game."


Huskers' Frost: We can win Purdue game

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) First-year coach Scott Frost warned last week things could get worse for winless Nebraska before they get better.

Anyone who watched 14th-ranked Michigan's 56-10 throttling of the Cornhuskers on Saturday would be hard-pressed to imagine how things could get worse than they are now.


UK in AP poll for first time since 2007

After a season-high seven ranked teams lost, the back half of the AP college football poll got a makeover on Sunday. Five teams entered the Top 25, including No. 17 Kentucky for the first time since 2007 and No. 22 Duke.

At the top it was mostly status quo, with Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and Ohio State staying Nos. 1-4. LSU moved up to No. 5, swapping places with Oklahoma after the Sooners needed overtime to get by Army. Alabama received a season-high 60 first-place votes . Clemson had one.


Virginia Tech dismisses DE Hill

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Virginia Tech has dismissed junior defensive end Trevon Hill from the football team.

Coach Justin Fuente made the announcement Sunday, saying Hill has failed to uphold "the high standards that we have for our student-athletes."


Book brings needed spark to No. 8 Irish

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) A quarterback change helped make No. 8 Notre Dame finally feel good about its offense again. Now the question is whether the Fighting Irish will stick with him this week against No. 7 Stanford.

The Fighting Irish's offense found a groove arguably for the first time all year, rolling up season highs in points and total yardage in a 56-27 rout of Wake Forest following a switch to quarterback Ian Book .


Minnesota S Winfield out for season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota sophomore safety Antoine Winfield Jr. is out for the rest of the season after injuring his left foot in the first quarter of the Big Ten opener at Maryland.

Coach P.J. Fleck said Sunday the Gophers were "heartbroken" for Winfield, who suffered a season-ending injury for the second straight year in the 42-13 loss Saturday. The Terrapins rushed for 315 yards in the game.


0-3 UCLA dealing with depth at QB

LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA returned to practice on Sunday following its bye week but coach Chip Kelly though still faces questions about his quarterbacks.

The Bruins (0-3) are lacking depth and experience at their most important position after Devon Modster announced on Twitter on Friday that he is leaving the program. Kelly said Sunday the sophomore intends to transfer to a junior college so he can be immediately eligible at a Football Bowl Subdivision program next season.

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