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Dantonio: Scott resolved license issues

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says running back LJ Scott has resolved his driver's license issues and will play Saturday for the 18th-ranked Spartans against Indiana.

Scott faced a charge of driving with a suspended license, and court records Thursday showed him scheduled for a hearing next month. On Friday, Dantonio said in a statement that Scott "now has a valid driver's license, free of any restrictions" and the running back "has resolved the matter completely."

Dantonio said Scott will play Saturday but "his status will be affected."


Stakes high for No. 2 PSU vs. Michigan

This team is back. That team is back. The practice of proclaiming that a struggling traditional college football power has returned to elite status after a big win is fraught with false steps.

The truth is that a return to glory can rarely be narrowed down to a single game. But if there ever was a "they're back" moment in college football that turned out to be real, it was on Oct. 22, 2016, in State College, Pennsylvania.


RBs in spotlight as Notre Dame hosts USC

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Quarterbacks have received most of the attention whenever Southern California and Notre Dame have their annual showdown in college football. The running backs have often decided the outcome.

It should be no different Saturday night when No. 11 USC (6-1) and No. 13 Notre Dame (5-1) meet as ranked opponents for the first time since the 2009 season.


No. 1 Tide heavy favorites against Vols

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Jonah Williams and his Alabama teammates only get a quick bus ride to soak in the pre-game atmosphere of the Alabama-Tennessee rivalry. It's still enough to reinforce the significance to fans.

The traditional Third Saturday in October rivalry game hasn't been much of a rivalry on the field over the past decade, but it's rich in history.


Washington State eyes rebound vs. Buffs

As No. 15 Washington State prepared to host Colorado on Saturday night, coach Mike Leach didn't mince words when describing the Cougars' last outing, a 37-3 drubbing at California.

"That's the worst game everybody has played under me," Leach said. "We got pretty much what we deserved."


Rutgers-Terps moved from Yankee Stadium

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers has moved its Nov. 4 football game and wrestling duel against Maryland from Yankee Stadium to on-campus High Point Solutions Stadium because of the Yankees' postseason run.

Rutgers said Friday that the joint decision with the Yankees was made to allow a sufficient amount of time to logistically stage the events in Piscataway.


Colorado St. withstands Lobos' late push

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) Nick Stevens threw for two touchdowns in Colorado State's 21-point second quarter and the Rams defense forced a fourth-quarter turnover in a 27-24 victory over New Mexico on Friday night.

Colorado State linebacker Patrick Elsenbast forced a fumble by New Mexico running back Richard McQuarley and defensive lineman Jakob Buys made the recovery. The Rams went on a five-minute drive, capped by Wyatt Bryan's 52-yard field goal with 5:05 left in the fourth quarter.


Air Force edges Nevada on last-second FG

RENO, Nev. (AP) Timothy McVey led three Air Force rushers with 100-plus yards and Luke Strebel kicked a 30-yard field goal as time expired to help Air Force beat Nevada 45-42 on Friday night.

McVey rushed for 139 yards, Ronald Cleveland had 118 yards on eight carries and Taven Birdow added 100 yards for Air Force (3-4, 2-2 Mountain West). Each player scored a rushing touchdown and Arion Worthman added 92 yards and two TDs. The Falcons gained 550 yards on 91 carries.


White throws 5 TDs, rallies WKU by ODU

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Mike White threw five touchdown passes for the second straight game and Western Kentucky scored 14 straight points in the fourth quarter to rally past Old Dominion 35-31 on Friday night.

WKU pulled to 31-28 on Nacarius Fant's 9-yard touchdown catch with 9:03 left in the fourth. On Old Dominion's next offensive play, Drell Greene returned an interception 13 yards, and Quin Jernighan scored on a 30-yard touchdown grab for a four-point lead.


Marshall gets 4 rush TDs, routs MTSU

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Tyler King and Keion Davis each scored two rushing touchdowns to help Marshall beat Middle Tennessee 38-10 on Friday night.

King ran for 129 yards and Davis added 40 yards on 10 carries. It was Marshall's first game with four rushing scores since Nov. 8, 2014, at Southern Mississippi.

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