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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 ...

Lankford’s sparks Alabama A&M past Bethune-Cookman, 35-27

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Xaiver Lankford threw three second-half touchdown passes and Alabama A&M earned its first win of the season, holding off Bethune-Cookman, 35-27 in a Southwest Conference battle on Saturday afternoon. Donovan Eaglin ran for two touchdowns in the first half to stake ...

Davis rushes for 199 yards, SDSU beats Western Illinois

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Isaiah Davis rushed for 199 yards, including his first two touchdowns of the season, Mark Gronowski passed for 188 yards and a score, and South Dakota State beat winless Western Illinois 34-10 on Saturday. Davis scored on a 2-yard run on South Dakota State's opening ...

Ahlers, Johnson help East Carolina cruise past USF 48-28

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Holton Ahlers threw six touchdown passes, four to C.J. Johnson, and East Carolina rolled to a 48-28 victory over South Florida on Saturday. The American Athletic Conference announced Tuesday that they moved the game from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida to Boca ...