Panthers' Darnold, Gonzalez carted off with injuries
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — (AP) — Panthers backup quarterback Sam Darnold and kicker Zane Gonzalez were both carted off the field in the third quarter of Carolina’s preseason game Friday night against the Buffalo Bills. Several Panthers players ran over to Darnold as he was helped onto the cart. Earlier in the week, Panthers coach Matt Rhule announced Baker Mayfield as the starter over Darnold, who was 4-7 last season as Carolina’s starter. This is the second straight week the Panthers have lost a quarterback to an injury in a preseason game. Darnold's injury came just minutes after Gonzalez was carted to the locker room with a groin injury.wftv.com
No. 15 Coastal Carolina beats Arkansas State 52-20
Coastal Carolina Arkansas St Football Coastal Carolina defenders C.J. 15 Coastal Carolina beat Arkansas State 52-20 on Thursday night for its 11th straight victory. Coastal Carolina (6-0, 2-0 Sun Belt) also got scoring runs of 64 yards from Reese White and 67 yards from backup quarterback Bryce Carpenter. The Chanticleers piled up 685 yards of total offense, holding Arkansas State (1-5, 0-2) to 273. THE TAKEAWAYCoastal Carolina: The Chanticleers are 2-3 versus Arkansas State, earning their first win in Jonesboro.wftv.com
Coastal Carolina's Jamey Chadwell is AP coach of the year
FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2020, file photo, Coastal Carolina coach Jamey Chadwell waits to lead his team onto the field for an NCAA football game against Georgia State in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)Coastal Carolina’s Jamey Chadwell is The Associated Press college football coach of the year after leading the Chanticleers to a surprising, near-perfect season. UCF’s Scott Frost was AP coach of the year in 2017 and Gary Patterson won the first of his two AP awards with TCU in 2009 when the Horned Frogs were competing in the Mountain West. Chadwell came to Coastal Carolina in 2017 as offensive coordinator for former coach Joe Moglia after four successful season at FCS Charleston Southern. ___VotingJamey Chadwell, Coastal Carolina - 88 points (16 first-place votes).
Alabama's Jones, Smith, Harris lead 6 Tide AP All-Americans
Lawrence, the likely first pick in the next NFL draft, made AP All-America for the first time in his career. ___The 2020 AP All-America team:FIRST TEAMOffenseQuarterback — Mac Jones, junior, Alabama. Running backs — Najee Harris, senior, Alabama; Breece Hall, sophomore, Iowa State. Guards — Ben Cleveland, senior, Georgia; Tommy Kraemer, senior, Notre Dame. Safeties — Kyle Hamilton, sophomore, Notre Dame; Tykee Smith, sophomore, West Virginia.