Here are some things to watch in Week 6 of games in the Southeastern Conference:

A look at things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference during Week 6 of the season:

A play based on the case of two Steubenville, Ohio, high school football players convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl is set to debut at the University of Michigan.

Ben Heeney woke up Sunday morning to a phone full of missed calls and text messages. One of them had come from Kansas assistant George Mataskis, and the linebacker had slept right through it.

In the biggest game of his life, Dustin Hogue came up huge for Iowa State.

A look at some of the key factors to watch out for this weekend in the Big Ten:

While Daxx Garman has received a lot of accolades for stepping in for No. 21 Oklahoma State after starting quarterback J.W. Walsh was injured, a group of young receivers has also emerged as important contributors.

A few things to watch the first Saturday of October, when for the first time this season all 10 teams play on the same day — and against each other in five conference matchups:

Former Mississippi State quarterback Matt Wyatt and his wife sometimes find time to talk a little football over breakfast while hustling around their house in Tupelo, Mississippi, getting the family ready for another day.

Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton will likely miss the rest of the season after injuring his surgically repaired left knee.

San Diego State's Steve Fisher will receive the John R. Wooden Award's Legends of Coaching honor in April.

Clemson part-time offensive line starter Joe Gore had his appendix removed Wednesday and will miss the Tigers' next two games.

A year ago, North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried — not to mention every opponent — knew where the ball was going when the Wolfpack needed a big basket.

UConn star Breanna Stewart and freshman teammate Kia Nurse have had more than basketball to focus on at the women's world championship. They also have to keep up with school work from nearly 5,000 miles away.

ARIZONA (4-0, 1-0) at No. 2 OREGON (4-0, 1-0), 10:30 p.m. EDT Thursday (ESPN)

While Daxx Garman has received a lot of accolades for stepping in for No. 21 Oklahoma State after starting quarterback J.W. Walsh was injured, a group of young receivers has also emerged as important contributors.

The names folks see on the stat sheet are Samaje Perine, Keith Ford and Alex Ross, the three-headed tailback monster for No. 4 Oklahoma.

Ben Heeney woke up Sunday morning to a phone full of missed calls and text messages. One of them had come from Kansas assistant George Mataskis, and the linebacker had slept right through it.

Iowa State's Matt Thomas and Abdel Nader will serve three-game suspensions for offseason drunken-driving arrests.

The gaudy rushing, passing and receiving statistics being put up in the Southeastern Conference have grabbed headlines, but offensive balance is what leads to SEC titles.

In the biggest game of his life, Dustin Hogue came up huge for Iowa State.

Carson Wentz has passed the first test. He's allowed North Dakota State fans to exhale over losing the all-time winningest quarterback in Football Championship Subdivision history to graduation.

After leaving sophomore quarterback Shane Morris on the field following a hit to the head last weekend, Michigan coach Brady Hoke took responsibility for the program's breakdown in communication Wednesday and said Devin Gardner will start against Rutgers.

The FBS is down to 17 unbeaten teams, a number that will be reduced by at least four this week after match-ups between undefeated teams.

If recent history is any indication, Kansas won't be the only school to fire its football coach before the end of the regular season.

Last season Arizona went after Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota early and kept on hassling him.

After a disappointing season that ended with a broken leg in the regular-season finale, New York Giants tackle Will Beatty is back in form and smiling a lot this week.

UConn coach Kevin Ollie put a new twist on the annual road race that marks the end of his team's preseason conditioning, and the unofficial start of a new basketball campaign.

For now, at least, Breon Allen is the leader of No. 22 East Carolina's rushing attack.

The Harding University men's soccer team looks to maintain its place among the top four teams in the Mid America Intercollegiate Athletics Association when the Bisons host Upper Iowa.

The Samford Bulldogs are about to begin a three-game home stand that will likely play a large role in determining whether they can repeat as Southern Conference champions.

West Virginia junior guard Bria Holmes has been named the preseason Big 12 women's basketball player of the year by the league's coaches.

Nebraska's roster officially lists Randy Gregory as a defensive end. It might be better just to call him a playmaker.

Linebacker Mike Hull is looking for the right buttons to push in the Penn State locker room to help the Nittany Lions recover from their first defeat. He started with the reset button.

John Croyle, an All-American football player who played defensive end for the University of Alabama and Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, founded the Big Oak Ranch for neglected boys in 1974, a year after playing for the 1973 national championship team. "Coach Bryant said, 'Go build that ranch you've been talking about.'"

Clemson coach Brad Brownell is looking to fill the void created by the departure of Atlantic Coast Conference defensive player of year K.J. McDaniels.

In the most interesting and important Saturday of the college football season so far, no team faces a more crucial test than Nebraska.

The Chicago Bears have signed cornerback Teddy Williams from Arizona's practice squad and waived linebacker Terrell Manning.

As West Virginia's new defensive coordinator, Tony Gibson has seen the Mountaineers revert to their old habits of letting opponents get yards in chunks, and he said the potential for Kansas to produce big plays is real despite the Jayhawks' struggles of late.

The University of Iowa is refusing to reinstate fired women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum or to investigate what her supporters call a pattern of unfair treatment of female coaches, according to correspondence obtained by The Associated Press.

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