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Rosier regains Miami starting QB job

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Malik Rosier has his job back.

Miami has changed starting quarterbacks again, with Rosier returning to the first-string spot that he lost to N'Kosi Perry three games ago. Rosier led Miami to the Atlantic Coast Conference's Coastal Division championship last season, and he'll be back under center when the Hurricanes (5-2, 2-1) resume this year's title race at Boston College on Oct. 26.

Rosier is 14-4 as Miami's starter, and 8-1 in ACC regular-season games.


Injured Bosa leaves OSU to prep for NFL

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Injured defensive end Nick Bosa has decided to leave school to focus on getting ready for the NFL draft in the spring, Ohio State said Tuesday.

The junior All-American from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, already had four sacks this season when he suffered a core muscle injury on Sept. 15 in the third game of the season. He had surgery five days later, and no timetable was set for his return to the team.


Cards TE threatened to kill girlfriend

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville football player Kemari Averett was charged Tuesday with putting a gun to his girlfriend's head and threatening to kill her. The tight end was suspended from the team.

The 20-year-old sophomore remains in Louisville Metro jail on $10,000 bond after pleading not guilty and faces an Oct. 26 hearing. University police charged him with first-degree wanton endangerment and fourth-degree assault.


Tide lead midseason AP All-America team

Tua Tagovailoa and four of his Alabama teammates highlight The Associated Press midseason All-America team.

Tagovailoa, the prolific quarterback of the top-ranked Crimson Tide, has 21 touchdown passes and no interceptions without having to attempt a pass in the fourth quarter because Alabama has been so thoroughly dominant. The Tide is averaging 53.6 points per game.


USC LB Gustin undergoes ankle surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) Southern California outside linebacker Porter Gustin underwent surgery to repair a broken ankle Tuesday.

He is looking at a four-month recovery after having a metal plate and screw inserted in his right ankle, Trojans coach Clay Helton said Tuesday night, a timetable that would likely allow the talented pass rusher to participate in workouts ahead of the 2019 NFL Draft.


No. 19 Iowa has passing game soaring

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) For years, Iowa's passing game was stuck in a rut. The Hawkeyes have finally gotten untracked.

No. 19 Iowa (5-1, 2-1 Big Ten) moved into the Top 25 for the first time this year on the strength of back-to-back road wins powered by junior quarterback Nate Stanley and a passing attack that opponents have to respect.


No. 22 Miss. St. to rely on running game

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) Mississippi State coach Joe Moorhead knows that senior Nick Fitzgerald can "throw a ball over a mountain."

And like most quarterbacks, Fitzgerald loves to show off that arm strength.


No. 13 WVU using bye week to fix gaffes

A bye week for No. 13 West Virginia coincides with saying so long to some lofty goals.

An undefeated season. A shot, for now, of reaching the College Football Playoff. And likely the Heisman Trophy aspirations of quarterback Will Grier.


Minnesota RB Brooks' status 'evolving'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks has returned to the team following his weekend arrest on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic assault.

Coach P.J. Fleck said Tuesday that the senior's playing status was "evolving." No charges had been filed as of Tuesday stemming from the alleged incident between Brooks and his male roommate. No injuries were reported. Brooks was jailed Sunday and released Monday.


Iowa State to appeal $25K Big 12 fine

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State President Wendy Wintersteen said Tuesday the university will appeal a $25,000 fine levied by the Big 12 Conference for violating postgame celebration policies when fans stormed the field following a home win over West Virginia last weekend.

The league told Iowa State that Commissioner Bob Bowlsby had determined university officers did not take the "appropriate precautions to create a safe environment" for the Mountaineers. West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen was critical of school efforts, calling the scene "unprofessional" and suggesting his players were not in a "safe place."