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Tide QB Tagovailoa expected to face Vols

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama coach Nick Saban expects quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to practice Monday and play against Tennessee this week.

Tagovailoa aggravated a sprained right knee in the third quarter against Missouri Saturday night and didn't return. Saban said Monday that Tagovailoa is "probably better this week than he was last week" and hasn't missed a practice.

He says the nation's highest rated passer could have returned to the Missouri game. The top-ranked Crimson Tide won 39-10 and backup Jalen Hurts played the rest of the way.


Ole Miss star WR Metcalf out for season

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Mississippi receiver D.K. Metcalf is out for the season after suffering a neck injury against Arkansas.

Coach Matt Luke said on Monday that Metcalf was hurt early in the Arkansas game on Saturday, which Ole Miss won 37-33. Luke said the injury wasn't initially thought to be serious, but tests revealed the damage.


UConn LB Thomas suffered stroke

STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn linebacker Eli Thomas has been hospitalized after suffering a stroke.

The school issued a statement Monday saying the 220-pound junior had the stroke Wednesday prior to a weightlifting session.


Texas QB Ehlinger has sprained shoulder

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Follow-up tests Sunday confirmed Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger has a sprained throwing shoulder.

Ehlinger left the Longhorns' 23-17 win over Baylor on Saturday on Texas' first possession of the game and did not return. He had taken a couple of hits on runs on the Longhorns' opening drive. Shane Buechele passed for 184 yards and a touchdown to lead Texas to the win.


Ohio State up to No. 2 in AP poll

After four of the top eight teams lost, The Associated Press college football poll had a new look behind No. 1 Alabama, with Ohio State reaching No. 2, LSU jumping back to No. 5 and Michigan moving into the top 10 for the first time this season.

The Crimson Tide received all but one of the 61 first-place votes from the media panel Sunday, with Ohio State receiving the other. No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Notre Dame also moved up a spot. LSU jumped eight after handing Georgia its first loss of the season. The Bulldogs slipped from No. 2 to No. 8.


USC LB Gustin done with broken ankle

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California linebacker Porter Gustin will miss the rest of his senior season after fracturing his right ankle.

Coach Clay Helton said Sunday night that Gustin was hurt in the final moments of the Trojans' 31-20 victory over Colorado on Saturday night.


Former EIU coach Spoo dies at 80

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) Former Eastern Illinois coach Bob Spoo, whose players included future NFL quarterbacks Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo, has died at age 80.

The university says Spoo died Monday in Rockford, Illinois. School spokesman Rich Moser says Spoo had been ill in recent weeks.


Fromm, Georgia struggle in loss to LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm arrived at Death Valley completing passes at a record-setting pace.

After a 36-16 loss Saturday at No. 13 LSU, the No. 8 Bulldogs' quarterback will be looking for a way to get back to those accurate ways.


No. 12 Oregon back among elite programs

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Mario Cristobal knew he could talk about all the ways he wanted to remodel Oregon and get the Ducks back into being an elite program.

At some point there needed to be validation. There needed to be the tangible proof what Oregon's first-year coach was trying to sell was working.


Vols LB Kongbo tears ACL, out for year

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says outside linebacker Jonathan Kongbo has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the remainder of the season.

Pruitt said Sunday on "The Nation" radio show that Kongbo tore his ACL on Saturday during the Volunteers' 30-24 victory at Auburn , which was ranked 21st at the time. Auburn fell out of the Top 25 after the loss.

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