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Dantonio: Scott resolved license issues

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio says running back LJ Scott has resolved his driver's license issues and will play Saturday for the 18th-ranked Spartans against Indiana.

Scott faced a charge of driving with a suspended license, and court records Thursday showed him scheduled for a hearing next month. On Friday, Dantonio said in a statement that Scott "now has a valid driver's license, free of any restrictions" and the running back "has resolved the matter completely."

Dantonio said Scott will play Saturday but "his status will be affected."


Stakes high for No. 2 PSU vs. Michigan

This team is back. That team is back. The practice of proclaiming that a struggling traditional college football power has returned to elite status after a big win is fraught with false steps.

The truth is that a return to glory can rarely be narrowed down to a single game. But if there ever was a "they're back" moment in college football that turned out to be real, it was on Oct. 22, 2016, in State College, Pennsylvania.


RBs in spotlight as Notre Dame hosts USC

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Quarterbacks have received most of the attention whenever Southern California and Notre Dame have their annual showdown in college football. The running backs have often decided the outcome.

It should be no different Saturday night when No. 11 USC (6-1) and No. 13 Notre Dame (5-1) meet as ranked opponents for the first time since the 2009 season.


No. 1 Tide heavy favorites against Vols

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Jonah Williams and his Alabama teammates only get a quick bus ride to soak in the pre-game atmosphere of the Alabama-Tennessee rivalry. It's still enough to reinforce the significance to fans.

The traditional Third Saturday in October rivalry game hasn't been much of a rivalry on the field over the past decade, but it's rich in history.


Washington State eyes rebound vs. Buffs

As No. 15 Washington State prepared to host Colorado on Saturday night, coach Mike Leach didn't mince words when describing the Cougars' last outing, a 37-3 drubbing at California.

"That's the worst game everybody has played under me," Leach said. "We got pretty much what we deserved."


Rutgers-Terps moved from Yankee Stadium

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Rutgers has moved its Nov. 4 football game and wrestling duel against Maryland from Yankee Stadium to on-campus High Point Solutions Stadium because of the Yankees' postseason run.

Rutgers said Friday that the joint decision with the Yankees was made to allow a sufficient amount of time to logistically stage the events in Piscataway.


Cards, Seminoles no longer ACC showdown

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Louisville and Florida State have a lot on the line when they meet on Saturday, just not the stakes that many thought before the season.

Instead of the matchup being a major factor determining the Atlantic Coast Conference's Atlantic Division race, both teams are struggling to get bowl eligible. They each have challenging schedules the rest of the way, which makes this week's game even more vital.


No. 25 Memphis rallies by Houston 42-38

HOUSTON (AP) Down 17 in the second half on the road, there was no panic in No. 25 Memphis.

The Tigers kept their focus and finished with a victory.


Judge denies new Sandusky trial request

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Jerry Sandusky lost a bid Wednesday for a new trial and a second chance to convince a jury he is innocent of the child sexual abuse charges that landed him in state prison to serve a lengthy sentence.

Judge John Foradora denied Sandusky's requests for a new trial or for dismissal of charges.


Florida DE Sherit to miss rest of season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida defensive end Jordan Sherit had season-ending hip surgery, the latest setback for coach Jim McElwain's team.

Sherit injured his hip in the second half of a home loss to Texas A&M last Saturday and was eventually carted off the field.

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