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T25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SCHEDULE

No. 1 Georgia routs Charleston Southern, 56-7

UNDATED (AP) — Standout defensive tackle Jordan Davis scored his first career touchdown and No. 1 Georgia’s stout defense was again dominant in a 56-7 rout of Charleston Southern.

Davis scored on a 1-yard plunge out of the Bulldogs’ jumbo package in the first quarter for the game’s first touchdown. Davis had played in the jumbo package in other games as a blocker. Fans roared in anticipation when the 6-foot-6, 340-pound Davis shifted to the backfield and scored on his second carry.

Brock Bowers had two touchdown catches. Georgia improved to 11-0. Charleston Southern finished its season at 4-6.

In other Top-25 action:

— C.J. Stroud threw six touchdowns passes as No. 5 Ohio State blew out No. 7 Michigan State 56-7. The freshman threw for 432 yards in nearly in just short of three quarters. He also became the likely front-runner for the Heisman Trophy, overshadowing Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker, who came in as the nation’s leading rusher. Walker gained just 25 yards.

—Jack Coan threw for 285 yards and two touchdowns in a little more than a half and No. 6 Notre Dame had two defensive touchdowns in winning its sixth straight game, 55-0 over beleaguered Georgia Tech on Saturday. Coan completed 15 of 20 passes. The Fighting Irish improved to 10-1, reaching the 10-win level for the fifth straight season. Georgia Tech dropped to 3-8.

—Caleb Williams passed for a touchdown and ran for another, Jalen Redmond returned a fumble for another score, and No. 12 Oklahoma beat Iowa State 28-21. Kennedy Brooks ran for 115 yards for Oklahoma, which solidified its chances of reaching the Big 12 title game and kept alive its slim College Football Playoff hopes. Iowa State’s Charlie Kolar had career highs of 12 catches and 152 yards.

—Clemson won its 13th straight over No. 13 Wake Forest with a 48-27 victory that prevented the Demon Deacons from winning the ACC Atlantic Division. Wake Forest can still advance to the ACC title game by beating Boston College next Saturday. Clemson remains in the hunt but will need Wake Forest and No. 25 North Carolina State to lose once more.

—Devon Achane and Isaiah Spiller combined for three touchdowns before halftime, and No. 16 Texas A&M cruised to a 52-3 win over Prairie View A&M. Texas A&M easily bounced back from last week’s loss at Ole Miss.

—Charlie Jones had a 100-yard kickoff return for No. 18 Iowa’s first touchdown as the Hawkeyes defeated Illinois 33-23 on Saturday. Iowa (9-2, 6-2 Big Ten) was trailing 10-0 in the first quarter when Jones took the kick in the right corner of the end zone and ran through a hole on the left side for the score.

NFL-NEWS

Steelers Roethlisberger comes off COVID-19 list, will start

UNDATED (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will start against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday night after being removed from the COVID-19 list.

The team made the move on Saturday, a week after Roethlisberger went onto the list after testing positive for the coronavirus. The team said Roethlisberger passed the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols and will travel separately to Los Angeles later Saturday afternoon.

Roethlisberger sat out last week’s 16-16 tie with Detroit after being symptomatic for the coronavirus and then testing positive. He participated virtually with the Steelers during the week.

In other NFL news:

—Los Angeles Chargers linebackers Joey Bosa and Drue Tranquill have been activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list. Both are expected to play Sunday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Chargers also activated defensive linemen Andrew Brown and Forrest Merrill, as well as cornerback Kiondre Thomas.

—The Baltimore Ravens have ruled out receiver Marquise Brown for Sunday’s game at Chicago with a thigh injury. The Ravens also added star quarterback Lamar Jackson to their injury report, saying he is questionable for the game because of an illness.

— New York Giants defensive back and leading tackler Logan Ryan will miss Monday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of COVID-19. The Giants ruled Ryan out today along with linebacker Lorenzo Carter, wide receiver Sterling Shepard and defensive back Nate Ebner.

—The Tennessee Titans have put linebacker Bud Dupree on injured reserve with an abdominal injury. The Titans put their biggest free agent signee on injured reserve Saturday. They also activated tight end Tommy Hudson from injured reserve to the active roster and elevated cornerback Breon Borders and running back Dontrell Hilliard from the practice squad for Sunday’s game with Houston.

T25 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL-SCHEDULE

No. 5 Villanova routs No. 17 Tennessee 71-53 in Tip-Off

UNDATED (AP) — Jermaine Samuels scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as No. 5 Villanova eased to a 71-53 win over No. 17 Tennessee in the opening round of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off tournament in Connecticut.

Collin Gillespie and Brandon Slater also scored 14 points and Justin Moore added 13 for the Wildcats, who had a 20-point lead at halftime. Santiago Vescovi scored 23 points for Tennessee, which had opened the season with lopsided wins over Tennessee-Martin and East Tennessee. He was the only Volunteer to get to double figures.

In other Top 25 men’s basketball:

— LJ Cryer scored 21 points, and No. 9 Baylor took control early in the second half of an 86-48 victory over Stanford. James Akinjo had 11 points with a career high-tying 11 assists. A game after matching a school record with 21 steals in a 92-47 win over Central Arkansas.

— Tyrese Martin had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 23 UConn beat Binghamton 87-63. Adama Sanogo scored 12 points for the Huskies. Jordan Hawkins had 11, and Andre Jackson finished with nine points and eight rebounds. Tyler Bertram led Binghamton with 15 points. Ogheneyole Akuwovo scored 12.

PGA-RSM CLASSIC

Gooch takes 3-shot lead at Sea Island and goes for 1st win

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) —Talor Gooch is one round away from his first PGA Tour victory.

The former Oklahoma State player had two late birdies for a 67 that stretched his lead to three shots in the RSM Classic. Seamus Power of Ireland and Sebastian Munoz of Colombia were in second place, with Tom Hoge still in the mix. Gooch has been playing as well as anyone in the fall without winning. This is his best chance. A victory sends the winner of the RSM Classic to the Masters in April. Gooch also has a chance to crack top 50 in the world.

WORLD CUP-SPEEDSKATING

3 in a row: Erin Jackson wins another speedskating gold

STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Erin Jackson has won her third World Cup speedskating gold of the season, taking the 500 meters Saturday in Norway.

The American won in 37.602 seconds, defeating defending Olympic champion Nao Kodaira of Japan, who took second in 37.708.

Jackson earned her third victory of the season over Kodaira. She beat Kodaira twice at the season-opening meet in Poland a week ago when the 29-year-old from Ocala, Florida, became the first Black woman to win a World Cup speedskating race.

WORLD CUP-BOBSLED

US wins 2 monobob medals, Friedrich rolls in 2-man race

IGLS, Austria (AP) — The U.S. has won its first two medals of the World Cup sliding season by claiming gold and silver in women’s monobob. Elana Meyers Taylor and Kaillie Humphries were first and second for the U.S. Germany’s Laura Nolte was third.

In the two-man race, Francesco Friedrich of Germany started the Olympic season with yet another win. Friedrich has finished no worse than second in any of his last 33 World Cup two-man races, winning gold 26 times and silver in the other seven. Codie Bascue drove to fifth place for the U.S.

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