The Kentucky football team ran past and through the Gators to rise on our AP top 25 ballot.
Our list of top College Football Playoff contenders dwindled slightly this week.
The Bulls shake off a few first-half miscues to halt a 19-game losing streak away from Raymond James Stadium.
The Bulls are one of the nation’s most-penalized teams. Navy is one of the least flagged.
Our gameday guide also spotlights USF, Deion Sanders and some notable local quarterbacks.


  1. The Kentucky football team ran past and through the Gators to rise on our AP top 25 ballot.
  2. Navy's Kellen Grave de Peralta mishandles a bad snap leading to two points for USF during Saturday's game in Annapolis, Maryland.
  3. UCF football coach Gus Malzahn and his Knights lost to Baylor 36-35 in the Knights' first Big 12 home conference game.
  4. Former Eckerd men's basketball coach Jim Harley, right, who spent 33 years as Tritons coach and 39 as the school's athletic director, passed away Wednesday at age 90.
  5. The Florida Gators once owned the Kentucky football series. Not anymore, which is why their game against the Wildcats is a Week 5 highlight.
  6. USF coach Alex Golesh's team has reduced its penalty total considerably the last two games, but remains one of the nation's most-flagged teams.
  7. Florida State football stars Jordan Travis and Keon Coleman are among the transfer portal players who have spiced up the 2023 college football season.
  8. USF quarterback Byrum Brown has been named American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week after totaling more than 500 yards in Saturday's home victory against Rice.
  9. Oregon linebacker Teitum Tuioti sacks Colorado quarterback Shedeur Sanders during the first half Saturday.
  10. Kansas State running back DJ Giddens, top, scores a touchdown over UCF defensive back Nikai Martinez during the first half Saturday in Manhattan, Kan.
  11. USF receiver Naiem Simmons tries to outdistance a Rice defender during Saturday's game at Raymond James Stadium. Simmons established a Bulls single-game receiving yardage record in the triumph.
  12. The Florida State football team's game against the Clemson Tigers is part of an enormous college football Week 4 schedule.
  13. USF wide receivers Khafre Brown (1) and Sean Atkins (38) celebrate Brown's first-quarter touchdown in the Sept. 9 home opener against Florida A&M.
  14. Deion Sanders (also called Coach Prime) had interest from the USF football program but joined the Colorado Buffaloes instead.
  15. Florida wide receiver Eugene Wilson III (3) runs against Tennessee during the first half of Saturday's game in Gainesville.
  16. The Florida State football team had a too-close-for-comfort win that had us rethinking the Seminoles' spot on our AP top 25 ballot.
  17. USF defensive end Jason Vaughn (4) sacks Alabama quarterback Ty Simpson (15) during the third quarter Saturday at Raymond James Stadium.
  18. UCF quarterback Timmy McClain (9) runs the ball around Villanova defensive lineman Jake Reichwein (55) during the first half Saturday in Orlando.
  19. Colorado coach Deion Sanders, a Fort Myers native and two-time All-American at FSU, said he seriously considered the USF job before his hiring by the Buffaloes.
  20. Alabama head coach Nick Saban takes to the field during warmups before last week's game against Texas in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
  21. This USF football shirt from Tampa's Smack Apparel has been making the rounds on social media heading into the Bulls' game against Alabama.
  22. USF's players take the Raymond James Stadium field for their home opener last weekend against Florida A&M. A crowd of more than 60,000 is expected for Saturday's contest between the Bulls and 10th-ranked Alabama at Raymond James.
  23. Alabama football coach Nick Saban might be a victim of his own success.
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