Alabama routs Ohio State for national title

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Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith scores a touchdown past Ohio State safety Josh Proctor during the first half of an NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — The celebration was at once familiar and unique. The confetti cannons sent a crimson and white shower into the air and Alabama players ran to the sideline to grab their championship hats and T-shirts. Continue reading “Alabama routs Ohio State for national title”

Stoops named to college football hall of fame

Bob Stoops
FILE – In this Oct. 9, 2004, file photo, Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops celebrates the Sooners 12-0 win over Texas, in Dallas. Heisman Trophy winner Carson Palmer and former Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops are among the 13 former players and coaches who make up the latest College Football Hall of Fame class. The National Football Foundation announced the newly elected hall of famers Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. This class will be inducted in December. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

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NORMAN — The owner of the most wins in Oklahoma football history and engineer of 10 Big 12 Conference titles and the 2000 national championship, former head coach Bob Stoops was named Monday to the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame Class by the National Football Foundation (NFF) and College Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Continue reading “Stoops named to college football hall of fame”

Alabama beats Notre Dame 31-14

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Alabama running back Najee Harris (22) hurdles Notre Dame cornerback Nick McCloud (4) as he carries the ball for a long gain in the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A truly untraditional Rose Bowl setting, a very common result for Alabama in the College Football Playoff. Continue reading “Alabama beats Notre Dame 31-14”

Brawl mars Mississippi State’s win over Tulsa

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Tulsa wide receiver Keylon Stokes (2) runs the ball past Mississippi State cornerback Martin Emerson (1) during the second half of the Armed Forces Bowl NCAA college football game Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A bowl victory that increased Mississippi State’s win total this season to four and No. 22 Tulsa’s failed attempt to add another unlikely comeback to its impressive collection this season took a back seat to the melee that broke out Thursday shortly after the Armed Forces Bowl ended. Continue reading “Brawl mars Mississippi State’s win over Tulsa”

Sooners, Rattler strike Gators

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Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley stands surrounded by the team as he holds up the trophy following Oklahoma’s 55-20 win over Florida in the Cotton Bowl NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Lincoln Riley will remember this Oklahoma season for a long time. It took a lot to get to the end of it — with two significant trophies. Continue reading “Sooners, Rattler strike Gators”

Florida-Oklahoma meet again 12 years later

Oklahoma
FILE – Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley is pictured on the sidelines in front of cut-outs of fans in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri State in Norman, Okla., in this Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, file photo. Oklahoma and Florida will play in the Cotton Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 30 in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)

By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dan Mullen has been part of two national championships with Florida, the last for the Gators coming in a win over Oklahoma in his final game as their offensive coordinator before leaving for his first head coaching job. Continue reading “Florida-Oklahoma meet again 12 years later”