The heat is on for No. 17 Southern California.

At least UCLA coach Jim Mora acknowledges he'll need a quarterback in next week's Pac-12 opener at Arizona State.

Jerry Neuheisel was in at quarterback, trying to beat Texas. Brett Hundley was on the bench, his left elbow in a mummy-like wrap.

With Menlo College’s football team coming to Sacramento State on Saturday night, the Hornets hope their battle cry “Remember the Raiders” will resonate with those with short-term memories.

College, community college and high school sports results from around the region and nation.

David Shaw had to search through his practice plans from 2011 to determine how he wanted to approach Stanford's two-week stretch between games.

Emily Younker isn't getting married until next year but she's already made sure the date doesn't conflict with college football and sent one invitation: To Big Al, the elephant mascot of the University of Alabama Crimson Tide.

Sacramento State scored on its first two shots and limited visiting Cleveland State to two shots on goal in a 2-0 men’s soccer win Sunday, Sac State reported.

Breaking down the ballots for the AP Top 25 and wrapping up college football's third weekend.

What a perfect Hollywood script for Jerry Neuheisel, the backup quarterback and former coach's son who helped UCLA avoid an upset.

A week after pulling off a late escape against lower-division McNeese State, Nebraska took little time to turn its first road game into a laugher.

Brad Cornish’s career-long field goal before Saturday’s game against Weber State was nothing a kicker would brag about.

The defense might be as good any Stanford has had during its recent run of success.

Tanner Trosin passed for 250 yards and three touchdowns, and the defense scored three touchdowns as American River College beat De Anza 49-28 Saturday in Cupertino.

Colorado State University scored three touchdowns of 45 yards or longer on the way to a 49-21 home-opening win over the Aggies in front of 21,202 fans at Hughes Stadium in Fort Collins, Colo.

Fans wearing red bandannas stormed the field in a raucous celebration of Boston College's first victory over a top 10 team in a decade.

Ulysses Bryant ran for a career-high 168 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead Jacksonville to a 35-18 victory over preseason Pioneer League favorite San Diego on Saturday.

The River Cats have promoted Jeff Savage from general manager to team president and Chip Maxson from senior vice president of business operations to general manager, the team announced Friday.

Lance Briggs chases quarterbacks for hobby and pay. It’s a painful way to make a living, absorbing blows to the ribs from 300-plus-pound men blocking his path, and Briggs has the bruises as proof over 12 seasons as a linebacker for the Chicago Bears.

Community college and high school sports results from around the region and nation.

Nine months after celebrating a Mountain West championship in their final home game of 2013, Fresno State returns to Bulldog Stadium with little to feel good about.

UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley felt so much better taking snaps from Jake Brendel, the center who now gets to go home with the 12th-ranked Bruins.

Sacramento State football coach Jody Sears says Saturday’s home opener against Weber State isn’t about him.

Myles Jack admits he still doesn't always know exactly what he's doing with the football in his hands.

Community College and High School sports results from around the region.

UC Davis football coach Ron Gould says his team needs to continue its new-found ability to create turnovers on defense when the Aggies play at Colorado State on Saturday.

The quarterbacks get most of the attention in the Pac-12, have for years.

Southern California defensive end Leonard Williams was limited in practice Wednesday because of an ankle injury, one day after being held out of practice entirely.

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long says he doesn't expect Pat Haden's recent confrontation with officials, or his $25,000 fine by the Pac-12 Conference, to impact his ability to evaluate teams as a member of the College Football Playoff selection committee.

Kevin Hogan is sore after most games, so the aches Stanford's quarterback woke up with Sunday following a frustrating 13-10 home loss to Southern California were no different than usual. Getting out of bed, though, was just a little more difficult.

Like so many once-trendy Hollywood nightclubs a short drive from campus, No. 12 UCLA has found out how quickly you can go from hot to not so cool.

Jon Osterhout’s lumberjack-like facial growth looked more promising than the still-recovering field at American River College. Osterhout, the Beavers’ first-year coach, ran his hands across his beard late Saturday night after a successful debut despite early signs of chaos and confusion on a field he helps manicure and nuture.

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics on Monday held a meeting that took a broad look at what might improve life for college athletes, everything from longer scholarships and extra academic support to care for concussions, depression, and drug and alcohol abuse.

When Memphis safety Fritz Etienne returned an interception for a tying touchdown with 13:44 to play, No. 11 UCLA appeared to be in a world of trouble in its home opener.

Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian regrets asking athletic director Pat Haden to come down to the field at Stanford Stadium on Saturday for what turned into a confrontation with game officials.

Nebraska players are starting the week concerned about themselves more than they are about Fresno State. They say some self-reflection is in order after Saturday's close call against McNeese State.

New Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian smiled, pumped his fist and threw his arms in the air as his players jumped around the sideline at Stanford Stadium.

Tanner Trosin threw three touchdown passes and ran for two, and Robert Sanders had two fourth-quarter interceptions to ensure that Jon Osterhout was a winner in his coaching debut as host American River College beat Modesto Junior College 37-27 Saturday.

One week after being dismantled in its season opener at Stanford, the UC Davis football team was able to put up a crooked number of its own Saturday night.

Sacramento State football coach Jody Sears did not leave Memorial Stadium discouraged. A week earlier, the Hornets were the overpowering team against an outclassed opponent, easily handling Incarnate Word in their season opener.

Keith Williams threw two touchdown passes to help San Diego beat Western New Mexico 23-17 Saturday night.

Make it two rallies in two weeks for No. 21 North Carolina, which erased a two-touchdown deficit in the second half and then held on to beat San Diego State 31-27 on Saturday night after Tim Scott's interception in the end zone with 14 seconds left.

The Sacramento State men’s soccer team began a record quest Friday. The Hornets opened a seven-game homestand with a 3-3 nonleague draw against San Diego, according to the team’s website. Sacramento State (0-1-1) was able to force extra time by scoring twice after 81 minutes of play.

Andrew Luck has always tried to deflect the spotlight.

When UC Davis senior quarterback London Lacy learned he would make the first start of his college career at Stanford, one of his first calls went to good friend Randy Wright.

Steven Moore wants to be a police officer when he grows up, when fun and games take a back seat to real life. But the Elk Grove High School graduate isn’t in a hurry to stop playing football.

Not long after returning from California's season-opening win over Northwestern, Golden Bears quarterback Jared Goff sensed a change in the atmosphere around campus.

A game later and Fresno State coach Tim DeRuyter is still no closer to finding a replacement for Derek Carr.

Beating Oregon State in overtime in 2011 and Colorado on a last-second field goal in 2012 put Sacramento State football on the national radar under then-coach Marshall Sperbeck.

Community college football long has been known for frantic, late-game rallies. Now a new playoff format is sure to add to the excitement.

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