Gators ready for No. 1 Tide's Swamp trip

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida's Dameon Pierce flashed an ear-to-ear grin as he contemplated his response.

"How's it feel to be such huge underdogs at home against top-ranked Alabama?"

If anyone was going to say anything controversial, it likely would have been the outspoken and vivacious running back. Pierce chuckled and then held back. Well, sort of.

Penn State to lean on crowd vs. Auburn

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Sean Clifford's confidence has grown with each play this fall, and Penn State's quarterback is about to get a big ego boost.

It'll come from the more than 107,000 fans who'll pack Beaver Stadium on Saturday night for a rare Big Ten-SEC regular-season showdown between the No. 10 Nittany Lions (2-0) and No. 22 Auburn (2-0). (MORE)

Muschamp faces S. Carolina as UGA asst.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) The last time Georgia faced South Carolina, Will Muschamp had just been fired as the Gamecocks' coach.

He didn't take long to land a new gig. (MORE)

Oklahoma, Nebraska to renew old rivalry

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) The mere mention of Oklahoma and Nebraska in the same sentence brings back waves of turkey-filled childhood memories for many college football fans.

At the rivalry's peak between 1970 and 2000, the programs combined to win nine national championships -- five for Nebraska and four for Oklahoma. Their annual November showdowns often sent the winner to the Orange Bowl to play for the title. The best-known game in the series was the "Game of the Century" 50 years ago when No. 1 Nebraska's beat No. 2 Oklahoma in 1971. (MORE)

Gausman RBI gets Giants by Braves in 11

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Kevin Gausman heard the boos when he stepped into the batter's box, realizing right away the fans had no idea the Giants were down to their last options with no position players left.

So the pinch-hitting pitcher stood in and delivered, lofting a full-count, bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 11th inning that sent San Francisco past the Atlanta Braves 6-5 on Friday night to increase their NL West lead. (MORE)

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