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No. 22 Texas’ defense holds off West Virginia, 17-13

By MARK ROSNER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas secondary has experienced issues this season, allowing some long completions and committing too many pass interference penalties. But on Saturday, the Longhorns' defensive backs made critical plays. Texas stopped West Virginia ...

Baylor tabbed Big 12 men’s basketball favorite; WVU third

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Baylor has been tabbed by Big 12 coaches as the favorite to win the conference title this season, with the Bears returning four starters from a team that likely would have been a No. 1 seed if there had been an NCAA Tournament last spring. In the preseason poll released ...

No. 16 K-State goes after 5th straight win at West Virginia

By The Associated Press undefined No. 16 Kansas State (4-1, 4-0 Big 12) at West Virginia (3-2, 2-2), Saturday at noon (ESPN2). Line: West Virginia by 3 1/2. Series record: Tied 5-5. WHAT'S AT STAKE? First-place Kansas State is looking for its first 5-0 start in the Big 12 since 2014. ...

Freshmen duo leads No. 16 Kansas State to West Virginia

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer A pair of freshman have helped lead No. 16 Kansas State's rise to the top of the Big 12 standings. Quarterback Will Howard and running back Deuce Vaughn certainly haven't done it by themselves, surrounded by some special teams magic and defensive stops along the ...

McPhearson fumble return lifts Texas Tech over West Virginia

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Cornerback Zech McPhearson returned a fumble 56 yards for a touchdown with 8:44 left to lift Texas Tech to a 34-27 victory over West Virginia on Saturday night. West Virginia's Sam James caught a short pass from Jarret Doege but fumbled on a hit from Jacob Morganstern. ...

Wells throws 2 TD passes, No. 22 Marshall beats FAU 20-9

By JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Redshirt freshman Grant Wells showed some poise in the pocket when No. 22 Marshall faced its first deficit of the season. Wells threw two touchdown passes, including a 41-yard strike for the go-ahead score, and the Thundering Herd beat ...

Steelers dominate early, hold off Titans for 27-24 win

By TERESA M. WALKER AP Pro Football Writer NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers stand alone as the AFC's last undefeated team thanks to a dominant start and a bit of late luck. Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes to Diontae Johnson, and the Steelers remained perfect by ...

No. 22 Marshall schedules Nov. 7 game with Massachusetts

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — No. 22 Marshall has scheduled a Nov. 7 home football game against Massachusetts, athletic director Mike Hamrick said Monday. Unbeaten Marshall (4-0, 2-0 Conference USA) had three other games called off this season due to the coronavirus pandemic. "With so much ...

Spillane’s shot: Steelers LB primed to replace injured Bush

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Robert Spillane doesn't have Devin Bush's pedigree. He doesn't have Bush's speed or game experience either. That doesn't mean, however, that Spillane or the rest of the Pittsburgh Steelers believe he can't fill in capably while Bush recovers ...

Pitt-iful: Browns try to end 16-game losing streak at Heinz

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer The Browns have been pitiful in Pittsburgh — for half a century. Whether playing in old Three Rivers Stadium or at Heinz Field, with its tricky winds and rowdy, towel-twirling fans, most of Cleveland's trips down the Turnpike and across the Pennsylvania state ...