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Swain's 4-yard run pulls Navy even

One little spin move later, and Chris Swain was in the end zone for No. 15 Navy, who is tied 7-7 with Houston. The game is on ABC/WatchESPN.


Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston with a textbook opening drive: 13 plays, 82 yards, 5:25 capped by a 5-yard TD pass from Greg Ward Jr. to Steven Dunbar. Ward, who is battling an ankle injury suffered vs. Memphis two weeks ago, moved around well and doesn't seem to be suffering too many ill effects from it. The Cougars attacked the perimeter with the pass; Ward was 8-of-10 on the drive.

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Greg Ward Jr. 8-of-10 passing, 81 yards on the opening drive. Moved around well, no apparent ill effects from the ankle.

A 'we can't believe he caught that' TD

Houston's impressive opening drive ended with an even more impressive touchdown after Steven Dunbar made sure to get a foot in the end zone. Houston is up over No. 15 Navy on ABC/WatchESPN.


Miami gets on the board first

It took the officials a few seconds to rule it good, but Brad Kaaya's 1-yard run withstood a review to give Miami its first touchdown of the game. Catch the game on ESPN2.


Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston CB Brandon Wilson, who also serves on kick returns, making his first start on offense at RB in place of injured Kenneth Farrow.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Miami enters Pitt today without sophomore WR Tyre Brady, who is suspended for a team rules violation. Brady has 9 catches this year for 112 yards and one TD. This is the third game this year that Brady has been suspended for, and the second in a row.

Western Michigan takes on (24) Toledo

Following Northern Illinois' loss to Ohio on Tuesday, Toledo can clinch the MAC West with a win over Western Michigan. If the Rockets lose today, though, NIU clinches the division thanks to the head-to-head tiebreaker. Follow live

Watch: (15) Navy vs. Houston

The winner of this game will clinch a spot in the American Athletic Conference championship game, representing the West Division. Navy is also looking for its 10th win of the season, which would tie the school record for most wins in a season. Live on ABC/WatchESPN

Watch: Miami (FL) vs. Pitt

Qadree Ollison is one of two FBS freshmen to rush for 1,000 yards this season. Pittsburgh is 8-0 this season when Ollison receives more than 12 carries in a game. Miami has allowed an ACC-worst 212.8 rushing yards per game this season. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston comes into this game with two banged up quarterbacks: starter Greg Ward Jr. and backup Kyle Postma. Ward (ankle) is warming up with the first team offense in pregame 7-on-7. Leading rusher Kenneth Farrow is not dressed out. It appears he won't play, which is a big blow for Houston's running game.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Rooting interest today for Notre Dame: Navy over Houston, TCU over Baylor, Nebraska over Iowa. Committee loves Navy, which is ND's best win to date. If Mids win today and Temple wins Saturday, ND will have wins against both teams in AAC title game. Baylor loss eliminates Bears from Big 12 title contention and the possibility of jumping ND for playoff spot. Iowa loss would make it tough for Hawkeyes to make Playoff even if they beat MSU/OSU/Mich in Big Ten title game.

ICYMI: Texas Tech gets tricky for TD

The Red Raiders lined up like they would kneel the ball and run out the clock against Texas. Instead, Jakeem Grant surprised everyone, took the ball and raced 40 yards for the score.


OTD: Cowboys lasso crazy interception

On this date in 2010, Oklahoma State's Brodrick Brown gave new meaning to the tip drill when he leaped out of bounds to deflect the ball back into play, where LB Shaun Lewis then completed the improbable interception.


USC band announces special guest

Legendary guitarist Slash will join the Trojans' band in playing the national anthem ahead of Saturday's "Battle for Los Angeles" vs. UCLA (3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN2/WatchESPN). The former Guns N' Roses star is the first guest artist to accompany the band. Also set to be present during halftime's Star Wars performance? Luke Skywalker himself -- actor Mark Hamill.

Texas Tech scores TD on miracle tipped pass

Texas appeared to have a certain interception, but in the spirit of giving, a collision popped the ball into the hands of Texas Tech's Jakeem Grant, who took it 65 yards to the house.


Michigan offense mixes power and finesse

Robert Smith explains how Michigan pounds away with the running game and complements that with a big-play passing attack.


Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

The highest ranked Group of 5 team, No. 15 Navy (9-1), is here at TDECU Stadium in Houston for a big game against the 10-1 Cougars. Much at stake for both teams: the winner wins the American Athletic Conference's West Division and will host the conference championship game.

Rittenberg: Nkemdiche's impact

Robert Nkemdiche might never win an SEC or national title. Still, because he chose to play for Ole Miss and changed the way recruits view the program, the Rebels might win one soon. New and fresh

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How did he hold on to that?

UCF may have finished the season 0-12, but you can't blame WR Justin Holman, who made the catch and did a full flip in the air before landing.