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PHOTO GALLERY: Williams rushes for 5 TDs, No. 3 OSU beats Rutgers 49-10

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Miyan Williams found out right before the game that he would be Ohio State's No. 1 running back Saturday because TreVeyon Henderson was out with an injury. "I looked in his eyes, and I told Tre 'I got you. I got you today,'" Williams said in describing the pregame ...

Henderson, defense shine in Delaware’s 24-10 win over Towson

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Nolan Henderson threw for 368 yards, the Delaware defense allowed just 159 total yards and the Blue Hens defeated Towson 24-10 on Saturday. Henderson completed 25 of 41 passes with touchdown throws of 74 yards to Chandler Harvin and 4 yards to Khory Spruill. Harvin ...

Northwestern State stages comeback to trip Nicholls, 36-33

NATCHITOCHES. La. (AP) — Zachary Clement brought Northwestern State back from 12 points down in the final 94 seconds with a pair of touchdowns and a two-point conversion to knock off Nicholls 36-33 on Saturday night. After losing its first three games to start the season, Northwestern State ...

Maye’s big day leads North Carolina past Virginia Tech 41-10

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Drake Maye threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more to continue his strong start to the season and North Carolina opened up Atlantic Coast Conference play with a 41-10 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday. Maye, a redshirt freshman, was able to consistently ...

No. 11 Penn State outlasts Northwestern 17-7 in sloppy game

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — As rain pounded the field during warmups, Penn State's PJ Mustipher found himself in his natural element. Frolicking shirtless, the 320-pound defensive tackle high-stepped and skipped, grinning ear-to-ear as he kicked up grass and dirt an hour before No. 11 Penn ...

Fomby, Reynolds lead Houston Christian over Lamar 37-34

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Justin Fomby threw three touchdown passes to Karl Reynolds, and Houston Christian held off Lamar's late surge for a 37-34 victory on Saturday. Fomby and Reynolds connected on scoring plays from 28, 40 and 3 yards, the last stretching the Huskies' lead to 37-7 with 7:20 ...

Sam Houston scores late to beat Stephen F. Austin 17-16

HOUSTON (AP) — Dezmon Jackson ran untouched into the end zone from a yard out with 35 seconds left to give Sam Houston a 17-16 win over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday in the Western Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Stephen F. Austin (2-3, 0-1) looked to have pulled off the win by ...

Imoh’s 3 rushing TDs lead William & Mary over Stony Brook

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Malachi Imoh rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns, and William & Mary scored 24 unanswered points in a 27-10 victory over Stony Brook on Saturday night. William & Mary trailed 10-3 late in the first quarter before holding Stony Brook scoreless the rest ...

Snyder’s late TD pass lifts Buffalo over Miami (OH) 24-20

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Cole Snyder threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Justin Marshall with 31 seconds remaining in the game and Buffalo rallied to beat Miami of Ohio 24-20 on Saturday. Snyder's pass to Marshall capped a 13-play, 82-yard drive for Buffalo (2-3, 2-0 Mid-American Conference) that ...

James Madison overpowers Texas State to remain undefeated

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Latrele Palmer ran for three touchdowns and FBS-newcomer James Madison remained undefeated with a 40-13 victory over Texas State on Saturday. Palmer had 27 carries for 106 yards and the Dukes (4-0, 2-0 Sun Belt Conference) got 257 passing yards from Todd Centeio. ...

Kansas slips past Iowa State 14-11 to stay unbeaten

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jace Gilbert missed three field goals, including a 37-yarder with a chance to tie the game with under 30 seconds to play as Kansas held off Iowa State 14-11 on Saturday to remain undefeated. At 5-0 overall, this is the Jayhawks' best start to the season since 2009 and ...

Kent State tops Ohio in overtime 31-24

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Marquez Cooper rushed for a career-high 240 yards including the winning touchdown in overtime, Dante Cephas made several clutch catches on his way to personal best 246 yards receiving and Kent State defeated Ohio 31-24 on Saturday in a Mid-American Conference opener for both ...

McDonald throws for 3 TDs, Bowling Green beats Akron 31-28

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Matt McDonald threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns, and Bowling Green beat Akron 31-28 on Saturday in a Mid-American Conference opener for both teams. Bowling Green took a 24-14 lead with 1:15 left before halftime when Akron fumbled inside its 5-yard line on a punt ...

Big 2nd quarter carries Toledo past Central Michigan, 38-17

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Dequan Finn threw two touchdown passes as Toledo scored 31 straight points to end the first half en route to a 38-17 win over Central Michigan in the Mid-America Conference opener Saturday afternoon. After the Chippewas converted a 42-yard Marshall Meeder field goal to ...

Lafayette beats Bucknell 24-14 behind Rent Montie’s 2 TDs

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Quarterback Rent Montie had two touchdown runs, A.T. Ntantang returned one of his two interceptions for a score, and Lafayette beat Bucknell 24-14 on Saturday in the Patriot League opener for both teams. Montie's 1-yard score gave Lafayette (2-3, 1-0) a 10-6 lead ...

Colombi, Laborn lead Marshall past Gardner-Webb 28-7

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Henry Colombi threw two first-half touchdown passes, Khalan Laborn ran for two scores in the second half and Marshall rolled to a 28-7 victory over FCS-member Gardner-Webb on Saturday. Colombi connected with A.J. Turner for a 24-yard touchdown and a 7-0 Marshall ...

Ford scores twice in 4th to help Chattanooga get past ETSU

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Ailym Ford ran for two of Chattanooga's three fourth quarter touchdowns to give the Mocs a 24-16 victory over East Tennessee State on Saturday. East Tennessee State led 13-3 heading into the fourth quarter. Ford scored on a 9-yard touchdown run with 14:22 ...

Davis fires 4 TDs, Western Carolina tops VMI 38-17

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Carlos Davis threw four touchdown passes and the Western Carolina defense came up with four turnovers for a 38-17 win over VMI on Saturday. Davis found four different receivers and was 30-of-44 passing for 336 yards with two interceptions. Raphael Williams had six ...

Houston’s late 17-yard TD run helps UConn beat Fresno State

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Devontae Houston rushed for 105 yards and his 17-yard touchdown run with 2:20 remaining helped UConn beat Fresno State 19-14 on Saturday. Zion Turner passed for 130 yards with one touchdown, and Kevens Clercius had 79 yards receiving for UConn (2-4). Tre Wortham ...

Franklin sparks UT Martin to 45-28 win over Tennessee Tech

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Freshman Sam Franklin's 86-yard touchdown run sparked a 24-point burst and UT Martin defeated Tennessee Tech 45-28 on Saturday. Jeremiah Oatsvall threw a 42-yard scoring strike to Heath Price to finish off a five-play, 75-yard drive on the opening possession and ...