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Montana holds off Idaho State 28-20

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Lucas Johnson threw for a touchdown and ran for another and Montana added a touchdown off a trick play to turn back Idaho State 28-20 on Saturday, the Grizzlies 14-straight win in the series. Leading 21-6 in the third quarter, Lucas threw a backwards pass to receiver ...

Rising’s 3 TD passes lead No. 12 Utes past Beavers, 42-16

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Cameron Rising threw for 199 yards and three touchdowns and added 73 yards and a score on the ground to lead No. 12 Utah to a 42-16 victory over Oregon State on Saturday. The Utes (4-1, 2-0 Pac-12) forced four turnovers to avenge their only Pac-12 loss from last season. ...

Paddock, Steele lead Ball State back from 17-point deficit

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — John Paddock passed for 403 yards, Carson Steele's third rushing touchdown was the go-ahead score in the second overtime and Ball State defeated Northern Illinois 44-38 on Saturday after trailing by 17 points at the half. Ball State's win overshadowed a 230-yard, ...

Appalachian State cruises over The Citadel 49-0

BOONE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Brice threw for four touchdowns, ran for another and Appalachian State rolled to a 49-0 win on Saturday over The Citadel. The Mountaineers' (3-2) first four games were decided by four points or fewer but that wasn't the case against the Bulldogs (2-2), who they ...

Hampton scores in 2nd overtime, Elon beats Richmond 30-27

ELON, N.C. (AP) — Jalen Hampton rushed for a 11-yard touchdown in the second overtime and Elon beat Richmond 30-27 on Saturday. Elon kicker Skyler Davis forced overtime with a 42-yard field goal with 37 seconds left in regulation. Then Elon scored on the first play of overtime when Matthew ...

Duggan, TCU rout No. 18 Oklahoma 55-24 as Gabriel gets hurt

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — TCU quarterback Max Duggan outran the Oklahoma defense for a long touchdown and lofted passes to wide-open receivers for other lengthy scores. Oklahoma's Dillon Gabriel never got much of a chance to match him. Duggan went 67 yards for one of his two rushing TDs and ...

Jacksonville St. gets 1st win over Kennesaw St. in OT, 35-28

JACKSONVILLE, Ala (AP) — Zion Webb fired 11 yards to a diving Sterling Galban in the back corner of the end zone in overtime and Jacksonville State then recovered a Jonathan Murphy fumble on Kennesaw State's first play to wrap up the Gamecocks' first win over the Owls 35-28 in the Atlantic ...

Thomas has 3 TD runs, leads Samford over Furman 34-27

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Jaylan Thomas ran for 104 yards and three touchdowns and Samford held off Furman for a 34-27 victory on Saturday. After Furman (3-2, 1-1 Southern Conference) jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, Michael Hiers threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Jay Stanton. ...

Brown’s TD run in OT gets Lane upset win over Tennessee St.

NASHVILLE (AP) — Ike Brown had an 11-yard touchdown run in overtime and then Lane added the 2-point conversion to give the Division II-member Dragons a 28-27 upset win over Tennessee State on Saturday. Lane kept Tennessee State out of the end zone in the fourth quarter while holding on to a ...

Harper’s 3 touchdowns spark Mercer’s 42-7 rout of Wofford

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Devron Harper caught a pair of touchdown passes and ran for a third and Mercer topped 40 points for the third time in five games as the Bears dominated Wofford, 42-7 in a Southern Conference game Saturday. Mercer beat Morehead State 63-13 in the season opener and ...

Southeast Missouri State rides Hess to win over Lindenwood

SAINT CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Geno Hess rushed for 278 yards and four touchdowns and Southeast Missouri State rolled to a 49-28 victory over Lindenwood on Saturday. DC Pippin kicked two field goals to stake Southeast Missouri State (4-1), ranked 24th in the FCS coaches poll, to a 6-0 lead after ...

Eastern Michigan rallies pass UMass 20-13

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Austin Smith threw two touchdown passes and Mark Lee Jr. had an interception in the fourth quarter as Eastern Michigan held off UMass on Saturday 20-13. Trailing 13-0 early in the third quarter, the Eagles (3-2) put together an extended drive — 11 plays, 75 yards ...

Princeton shuts down Columbia 24-6 in Ivy League opener

NEW YORK (AP) — Blake Stentstrom threw for 257 yards with one touchdown and Princeton defeated Columbia 24-6 in an Ivy League opener on Saturday. Stentstrom completed 21 of 35 passes. Dylan Classi had six receptions for 133 yards. Ryan Butler and Niko Vangarelli had short touchdown runs for ...

Yale rushes for 366 yards, 3 TDs in win over Howard

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Tre Peterson rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown, Nolan Grooms added 130 yards rushing and a score, and Yale beat Howard 34-26 on Saturday. Yale scored 17 unanswered points in the second quarter for a 17-3 lead. After Howard pulled within 27-20 with 5:02 left in the ...

Spoilermakers: Purdue stifles No. 21 Minnesota for 20-10 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Purdue has made a habit of these upsets of Top 25 teams under Jeff Brohm. Toughing out this win at Minnesota was one of his proudest moments in six years as head coach. Devin Mockobee rushed for 112 yards and a late touchdown to pad Purdue's lead, and the Boilermakers' ...

Bielema has happy return as Illinois pounds Wisconsin 34-10

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Illinois coach Bret Bielema had a triumphant return to Camp Randall Stadium because he's helped make the Fighting Illini physical enough to beat Wisconsin at its own game. Chase Brown rushed for 129 yards, Tommy DeVito had three short touchdown keepers and Illinois ...

Merrimack rallies to beat Long Island University 24-23

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — Victor Dawson scored on a 4-yard run to cap Merrimack's fourth-quarter comeback and the Warriors defeated Long Island University 24-23 on Saturday in a Northeast Conference opener for both teams. Dawson's touchdown came with 3 1/2 minutes left and gave Merrimack ...

No. 14 Mississippi beats mistake-prone No. 7 Kentucky 22-19

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Lane Kiffin changed his opinion of his defense after No. 14 Mississippi forced two turnovers in the final three minutes to preserve a 22-19 win over No. 7 Kentucky on Saturday. "Our guys really showed up, especially in the fourth quarter, getting those two turnovers to ...

Kennedy makes late 45-yard field goal, Cornell edges Colgate

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Jameson Wang passed for a touchdown and rushed for two more, and Jackson Kennedy made a 45-yard field goal with 1:55 left to help Cornell edge Colgate 34-31 on Saturday for the program's 650th victory. Kennedy also made a 43-yarder for a 24-22 lead with 4:13 left in the ...

Top-ranked Bison beat Youngstown State 27-14

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Hunter Luepke ran for a pair of first-quarter touchdowns and FCS top-ranked North Dakota State led the rest of the way en route to a 27-14 victory on Saturday over Youngstown State. Kobe Johnson's 17-yard touchdown run led to a 21-3 halftime lead for the Bison (4-1, 2-0 ...