LSU running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire said he's "100 percent" for Monday night's national championship game against Clemson.
While nursing a hamstring injury, Edwards-Helaire barely played -- and wasn't needed -- in the Tigers' 63-28 romp over Oklahoma in their college football playoff semifinal Dec. 28. He carried twice for 14 yards.
"Feeling great," he said Saturday at media availability in New Orleans. "Feeling 100 percent. I feel like I'm the little miniature Swiss Army Knife; whatever you need me to do, I'm there. And that's just me wanting to be that reliable guy. I always felt like I needed to be counted on."
The junior has had a career year, rushing for 1,333 yards and 16 touchdowns on 199 carries. He's also active in the passing game for Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow, catching 50 passes for 399 yards and a score.
--Potential first-round cornerback Paulson Adebo will remain at Stanford for the 2020 season.
ESPN's Mel Kiper has the two-time All-Pac-12 first team selection ranked No. 14 overall on his "Big Board" for April's NFL draft. He is ranked No. 2 by Kiper among draft-eligible cornerbacks behind Ohio State's Jeff Okudah.
Adebo has eight interceptions and 38 passes defensed in 22 games (21 starts) over the past two seasons with the Cardinal.
--Three days after Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm declared for the NFL draft, the Bulldogs secured a potential replacement in Wake Forest transfer Jamie Newman.
Newman, who completed 60.9 percent of his passes for 2,868 yards with 26 touchdowns in 2019, confirmed earlier reports that he is heading to Athens as a graduate transfer, meaning he will be eligible in 2020.
"I am excited about joining such a great football program under the leadership of coach (Kirby) Smart and offensive coordinator, coach (James) Coley," Newman posted on Twitter. "I believe in UGA's amazing staff, great football program and the passionate fans supporting this team."
--North Dakota State's James Hendricks scored on a fake field goal and intercepted a pass at the goal line in the final seconds as the Bison won their eighth FCS national championship in nine years by defeating James Madison 28-20 in Frisco, Texas.
North Dakota State earned its third consecutive title and first under coach Matt Entz. The Bison (16-0) won their 37th consecutive game and beat JMU (14-2) in the championship game for the second time in three seasons.
Bison redshirt freshman quarterback Trey Lance ran for 166 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries. James Madison quarterback Ben DiNucci, who previously played at Pitt, was 22 of 33 for 204 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
--Field Level Media