Slow start dooms Texas A&M in loss to South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina opened strong with 17 points in the first six minutes and then held on to defeat Texas A&M 30-24 on Saturday night. The Gamecocks (5-2, 2-2 SEC) returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and turned a fumble and interception deep in Aggies territory into 10 more points and a … Read more

McGee’s midseason college football awards — From Hendon Hooker to Mike Leach to John Daly

Making the turn. Yes, that’s a golf term. But today, it is also apropos as it pertains to college football. For, as evidenced by all the teams with records of something-and-something that add up to at least a half-dozen games played, and as proven by the fact that the leaves in the trees are now … Read more

Best plays, highlights by top college football recruits this week

Before they take the field as college football players on Saturdays, some of the top recruits in the 2023 and 2024 ESPN 300 are playing underneath the lights on weeknights. The highly decorated duo committed to the USC Trojans, quarterback Malachi Nelson (No. 1 overall, No. 1 QB-PP) and wide receiver Makai Lemon (No. 19 … Read more

Alabama sloppy minus Bryce Young, narrowly outlasts Texas A&M

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Despite being without its Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and turning the ball over four times, No. 1 Alabama hung on to beat Texas A&M 24-20 on Saturday night. Bryce Young, the Crimson Tide’s star quarterback, did not play as he continues to recover from an injury to his throwing shoulder. Sophomore Jalen Milroe … Read more

Texas A&M Aggies lose top WR Ainias Smith to season-ending leg injury

Texas A&M leading wide receiver Ainias Smith will miss the rest of the season with a leg injury, coach Jimbo Fisher said Monday. Smith, a senior, sustained the injury while blocking during the third quarter of Saturday’s win over Arkansas. Fisher would only describe Smith’s injury as lower body, but Smith’s father, Maurice, told the … Read more

College football Week 4 – Florida-Tennessee, Clemson-Wake Forest highlight the biggest games

7:32 PM ET ESPN staff College football’s last weekend in September is officially here, meaning conference rivalries move to the forefront of Saturday’s slate. Sure, we’ll miss the nonconference battles like Appalachian State upsetting Texas A&M in College Station or Georgia proving why the title still runs through Athens, but conference play is where seasons … Read more

SEC football schedule release – Every game for every team in 2023

The 2022 college football season isn’t even a month old, but it’s never too early to look ahead to next year. The SEC unveiled its entire 2023 schedule for all 14 teams on Tuesday night, from early-season nonconference showdowns to crossover battles to Thanksgiving week rivalry games. Highlights include Alabama hosting Texas in Week 2, … Read more

College football Week 3 – Miami-Texas A&M, BYU-Oregon highlight the biggest games

7:00 AM ET ESPN staff The forecast for Week 2’s college football slate was dreary and yet, the scheduled delivered. The Sun Belt rose to the occasion as Marshall knocked off then top-10 Notre Dame 26-21 and Appalachian State — this week’s host for College GameDay — went into College Station and handed Jimbo Fisher … Read more

Relinquishing playcalling duties something Texas A&M Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher could ‘evaluate’ if struggles continue

After a woeful offensive performance in a 17-14 loss to Appalachian State — one of biggest upsets in Texas A&M history — Aggies coach Jimbo Fisher was asked on Monday if he would consider relinquishing playcalling duties. “In time, I would,” Fisher said. “Possibly could. You always evaluate those things.” Texas A&M is 103rd nationally … Read more

College football Week 2 recap

12:00 PM ET ESPN staff Week 2 of college football really brought the heat. Not one, but two top-10 teams got upset by — drum roll, please — the Fun Belt. Texas still isn’t back (yet), but it hung in there with Alabama the whole game and gave the Tide a run for their money. … Read more