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Mayfield won't start finale over gesture

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Baker Mayfield's on-the-field antics caught up with him this time.

Oklahoma's senior quarterback will not start his final regular-season game Saturday at home against West Virginia after making a lewd gesture against Kansas. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley also stripped Mayfield his captain status for the game, the result of which won't keep the Sooners out of the Big 12 championship.

Riley made the announcements Monday.


Michigan QB Peters in concussion program

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan quarterback Brandon Peters is in the concussion protocol and could be cleared to practice without contact as soon as Wednesday.

The Wolverines host No. 8 Ohio State on Saturday, hoping to pull off an upset that would knock their rival out of contention for the College Football Playoff. Peters was carted off the field after taking a hit Saturday in a loss at No. 5 Wisconsin.


Ex-OSU WR Glenn dies in car crash at 43

DALLAS (AP) Former NFL receiver Terry Glenn, who caught Tom Brady's first touchdown pass with the New England Patriots in 2001, died Monday following a one-vehicle rollover traffic accident near Dallas that left his fiancée slightly hurt, officials said. He was 43.

Glenn died shortly before 1 a.m. at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, according to the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office. Irving police are investigating the cause of the wreck at 12:18 a.m. on eastbound Highway 114, said Chelsey Jones, a police department spokeswoman.


Mayfield, Barkley, Love in Maxwell chase

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield, Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and Stanford running back Bryce Love are the finalists for the Maxwell Award given to college football's top player.

The finalists for several college football awards were announced Monday, including the Chuck Bednarik defensive player of the year. The finalists for that award were Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick, Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith and North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb. Winners will be announced Dec. 7.


WVU QB Grier has surgery, out 4-6 weeks

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia quarterback Will Grier has undergone surgery on a broken finger in his throwing hand and will miss four to six weeks.

Coach Dana Holgorsen on Monday did not explicitly rule out Grier for the Mountaineers' bowl game but said coming back is "going to be kind of tough."


No. 1 Alabama has to get by No. 6 Auburn

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) No. 1 Alabama's path to the Southeastern Conference championship and an assured spot in the playoffs is clear but awfully treacherous.

The Crimson Tide (11-0, 7-0 SEC, No. 1 CFP) can secure a spot in the league title game with a road win at No. 6 Auburn (9-2, 6-1) on Saturday.


Michigan aims to end OSU's playoff hopes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) No. 8 Ohio State's national championship hopes seemed to dissipate in the cold Iowa evening when the Buckeyes were inexplicably throttled by the unranked Hawkeyes on Nov. 4. A two-loss team has never made the College Football Playoff in the three seasons of its existence.

But a narrow path has opened that could see the Buckeyes (9-2, 7-1 Big Ten, CFP No. 9) work their way back into the final four. That would require robust victories over unranked Michigan at Ann Arbor on Saturday and against No. 5 Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game on Dec. 2. Other teams would have to create some chaos in the rankings for Ohio State to move up, but it's happened before.


Washington playing spoiler in Apple Cup

SEATTLE (AP) Chris Petersen was in the process of reliving the wild final minutes of No. 15 Washington's comeback when he was asked if the victory over Utah ranked among the most exciting finishes in his career.

Petersen paused for a moment.


Snyder: Leavitt turned down spot at KSU

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Turns out Kansas State coach Bill Snyder did want Jim Leavitt on his staff this season.

As the coach-in-waiting? Well, that's still unclear.


South Alabama's Jones stepping down

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) South Alabama coach Joey Jones is resigning, effective after the season finale.

Athletic director Joel Erdmann made the announcement Monday. Erdmann says Jones "is the father of our football program" and has put it on solid footing.

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