Change was the name of the fame for the Trail Blazers in 2021— a new coach, a new general manager and now new sidekicks for Damian Lillard who underwent season-ending core muscle surgery back in January.
Quarterback Bo Nix threw a 50-yard touchdown pass to Troy Franklin with 1:21 left to give No. 15 Oregon its first lead as the Ducks scored three late touchdowns to defeat Washington State 44-41 on Saturday.
With two of the best players in the country leading the way — and a championship game loss as motivation — Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll for the second straight season and ninth time overall.