The latest news, notes, and happenings across the college football world for Sunday, August 30.
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Texas Tech lands Arizona LB Colin Schooler
Arizona star LB Colin Schooler has decided to transfer to Texas Tech, giving the Red Raiders a tackling machine in the middle of the D.
The 6-1, 229-pounder made 98 tackles with 1.5 sacks and 11 tackles for loss last year for the Wildcats, and finished his UA career with 312 stops.
— Colin Schooler (@SchoolerColin) August 30, 2020
Memphis RB Kenny Gainwell to opt out
According to Christian Fowler of 247, Memphis star RB Kenny Gainwell is expected to opt out on the 2020 college season. The 5-11, 191-pounder ran for 1,459 yards and 13 touchdowns last season and caught 51 passes for 610 yards and three scores as the all-around offensive force for the Tigers.
BREAKING: Memphis running back Kenny Gainwell plans to opt out of the 2020 season.
Gainwell had 2,069 scrimmage yards and 16 touchdowns last season.
Big loss for Memphis’ offense. https://t.co/yGhKFwAM6z
— Christian Fowler (@cfowler247) August 30, 2020
LSU Star WR Ja'Marr Chase Opts Out
According to multiple reports – first reported by Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports – LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase will opt out on the 2020 college football season to prepare for the NFL.
The 2019 Biletnikoff Winner caught 84 passes for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns for the national championship-winning Tigers. He’s projected to be a mid-first round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) August 30, 2020
Central Arkansas beats Austin Peay in a thriller
UCA rallied back from a 17-16 deficit – Austin Peay got a one-yard Jeremiah Oatsvall touchdown run with 1:46 to play – with a Lujuan Winningham touchdown catch with 34 seconds to play for the 24-17 win.
Player of the Game: UCA QB Breylin Smith, 26-of-49, 283 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT
Key Stat: Total Yards: Central Arkansas 460 – Austin Peay 17
FIRST PLAY OF THE 2020 CFB SEASON: 75-YARD RUSHING TD 🔥 pic.twitter.com/b7yu7MnXpU
— ESPN (@espn) August 30, 2020