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Georgia Tech stuns No. 24 Pitt 26-21 in Key’s coaching debut

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brent Key held the ball given to him by his new boss and pointed to the gold "GT" logo on it, a symbol the former Georgia Tech lineman turned interim head coach tasked with holding his alma mater's struggling program together has held close for a quarter century and ...

Broussard, Chamberlain help Rice beat UAB 28-24

HOUSTON (AP) — Ari Broussard ran for two touchdowns, Treshawn Chamberlain scored on a fumble return and Rice beat UAB 28-24 Saturday night. Broussard scored from the 1 in the first quarter and from the 3 with 8:01 left in the third quarter before Chamberlain's return gave Rice (3-2, 1-0 ...

Dobbins’ 3 TDs help Abilene Christian beat Utah Tech 26-10

SAINT GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Jermiah Dobbins ran for 135 yards and three touchdowns and Abilene Christian beat Utah Tech 26-10 on Saturday night in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Dobbins' scored from 5 and 12 yards in the third and fourth quarters, respectively, and each ...

No. 5 Clemson tops No. 10 NC State 30-20 in ACC showdown

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — DJ Uiagalelei played well as he has all season to power No. 5 Clemson's offense. The Tigers' defense finally looked like the stellar group it was projected to be. The result was Clemson's most complete game of the season: a 30-20 win over 10th-ranked North Carolina State ...

Huskers beat Indiana 35-21 to end 9-game FBS losing streak

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Casey Thompson threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Nebraska beat a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent for the first time in 364 days with a 35-21 victory over Indiana on Saturday night. Thompson, benched for a series in the first half and shaken up on a big ...

Duke snaps 13-game ACC skid, beats Virginia 38-17

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Riley Leonard ran for two touchdowns and threw for another and Duke snapped a 13-game Atlantic Coast Conference losing streak in beating Virginia 38-17 on Saturday night. Duke (4-1, 1-0 ACC) scored three touchdowns during an 11-minute span of the first half. The Blue ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Card to Worthy connections lead Texas over WVU 38-20

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Hudson Card passed for three touchdowns, including two to Xavier Worthy, to lead Texas to a 38-20 win over West Virginia on Saturday night. Card, who has started three straight games but may be replaced next week week if freshman Quinn Ewers returns from a clavicle ...

PHOTO GALLERY: No. 1 Georgia rallies from 10 down to beat Missouri 26-22

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The two most important characteristics that Georgia coach Kirby Smart seeks in his team are composure and resiliency, and the top-ranked Bulldogs needed to rely on both to rally past Missouri on Saturday night. Or, as Smart put it: "We had to OD on those." Kept out of ...

Prairie View beats Grambling 34-14 at State Fair Classic

DALLAS (AP) — Ahmad Antoine had 16 carries for 92 yards and a touchdown, Xxavier Watson returned a fumble 40 yards for a score and Prairie View A&M never trailed Saturday night in its 34-14 win over Grambling at the Cotton Bowl in the State Fair Classic. Prairie View has won five ...

PHOTO GALLERY: LSU rallies for 4th straight win, 21-17 over Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — John Emery Jr. rushed for a tackle-breaking, 20-yard touchdown and Greg Brooks Jr. had a late interception to help LSU complete a 21-17, come-from-behind win over Auburn on Saturday night. LSU (4-1, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) fell behind 17-0 before Jayden Daniels ...

Coastal Carolina remains unbeaten after wild finish

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — CJ Beasley ran 24 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the final minute, leaping over a defender on the way to the end zone, and Coastal Carolina defeated Georgia Southern 34-30 on Saturday night in a game that saw three lead changes in the final six minutes. Beasley's run ...

Cordeiro sparks San Jose State to 33-16 victory over Wyoming

LARAMIE, Wyo, (AP) — Chevan Cordeiro passed for 314 yards and a touchdown and ran for two scores to propel San Jose State to a 33-16 victory over Wyoming on Saturday night. Cordeiro connected with Skylar Loving-Black for an 8-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter and then scored ...

Lang scores 3 ways, leads Arkansas St. past UL Monroe, 45-28

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Johnnie Lang ran for one touchdown, caught a pass for a score and returned a kickoff 98 yards for a third as Arkansas State rolled to a 45-28 win over UL Monroe in a Sun Belt contest Saturday night. Arkansas State (2-3, 1-1) snapped a string of three straight losses ...

Florida International tops New Mexico State 21-7

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Grayson James threw touchdown passes on three straight possessions in the first half to guide Florida International to a 21-7 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday night. James connected with Tyrese Chambers for a 4-yard touchdown and a 7-0 lead for Florida ...

PHOTO GALLERY: Cincinnati opens AAC defense with 31-21 win over Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ben Bryant threw two touchdown passes, Cincinnati added two other scores on fourth down and the two-time defending American Athletic Conference champion Bearcats opened league play with a 31-21 victory Saturday night over Tulsa. Bryant's 61-yard pass to a wide-open Tyler ...

NC A&T holds off Bryant, 24-13, takes Big South lead

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Bhayshul Tuten ran for 114 yards and two first-quarter touchdowns to carry North Carolina A&T to a 24-13 win over Bryant in the Big South Conference opener Saturday night. After losing its first three games to start the season, North Carolina A&T has won ...

Guajardo’s FG helps S. Alabama top Louisiana-Lafayette 20-17

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Diego Guajardo kicked a 43-yard field goal as time expired and South Alabama gave up a 10-point fourth-quarter lead before the Jaguars beat Louisiana-Lafayette 20-17 Saturday night. Pearse Migl's 1-yard touchdown reception capped a 17-play, 82-yard drive by Louisiana ...

Doege, Billingsley lift Troy past Western Kentucky 34-27

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Jarret Doege threw two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, DK Billingsley ran for 122 yards with a touchdown and Troy defeated Western Kentucky 34-27 on Saturday night. Doege came in for injured starter Gunnar Watson late in the third quarter when the game was ...

Howell’s TD lifts Alabama State past Texas Southern 16-13

HOUSTON (AP) — Santo Dunn rushed for 101 yards, Ja'Won Howell scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and Alabama State rallied past Texas Southern, defeating the Tigers 16-13 on Saturday night. After Brandon Gaddy forced a fumble that was recovered by Demaruez Bellamy, the ...

Southern Illinois holds off Illinois State 19-14

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Nic Baker, Romeir Elliott and Javon Williams Jr. each had a short-yardage touchdown run in the second quarter when Southern Illinois scored all its points and the the Salukis held on to beat Illinois State 19-14 on Saturday night. Illinois State (2-2, 0-1 Missouri Valley ...