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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 ...

McElvain, Hale help Central Arkansas beat Austin Peay 49-20

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Will McElvain threw four touchdown passes, Darius Hale added two rushing TDs and Central Arkansas scored 42 second-half points to beat Austin Peay 49-20 Saturday night. McElvain completed 20 of 31 passes for 261 yards with an interception and completed at least one pass ...

Scott’s 7 TDs power Incarnate Word past McNeese, 48-20

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) — Lindsey Scott Jr. threw four touchdown passes and ran for three more as Incarnate Word rolled past McNeese State, 48-20 in a Southland Conference battle Saturday night. Scott, a graduate transfer from Nicholls, had a pair of 7-yard touchdown runs in the first ...

Hardison, defense help UTEP beat Charlotte 41-35

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Gavin Hardison threw three touchdown passes, including two to Tyrin Smith, Tyrice Knight and Jadrian Taylor each returned a fumble for a score and UTEP beat Charlotte 41-35 Saturday night. UTEP (3-3, 1-1 Conference USA) won in the Eastern time zone for the first time ...

McKinney, Sloan power Eastern Kentucky past Southern Utah

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) — Parker McKinney threw for 331 yards and ran for three scores, Braedon Sloan scored the winning touchdown and Eastern Kentucky defeated Southern Utah 35-28 on Saturday night. Although Eastern Kentucky (3-2) never trailed, the game was tied after each Southern Utah ...

Chachere runs, passes Portland State past Northern Arizona

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dante Chachere had 402 yards from scrimmage and accounted for all five Portland State touchdowns in the Vikings' 35-28 victory over Northern Arizona on Saturday. Chachere was 22-of-28 passing for 274 yards and he had 128 rushing yards on 12 carries. Chachere threw ...

McCray propels Southern to 59-3 romp over UAPB

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Besean McCray three four touchdown passes and Southern used a five-touchdown second quarter to rout Arkansas-Pine Bluff 59-3 on Saturday. Southern (2-2, 1-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference) used McCray's 4-yard scoring toss to freshman Kendric Rhymes to grab a 7-3 ...

Florida A&M rolls to 34-7 win over Mississippi Valley State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jeremy Moussa threw two touchdown passes to Xavier Smith and Florida A&M dominated the final three quarters in a 34-7 victory over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday. Moussa passed to Smith for a 2-yard score and a 7-0 lead, capping a 10-play, 71-yard drive on ...

Hartman, No. 22 Wake Forest beat No. 23 Florida State 31-21

TALLAHASSEE, Fla (AP) — Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson knew his players were down after a double-overtime loss to Clemson last week. He also knew they had put it behind them by the time they took the field for another top-25 matchup with Florida State. Sam Hartman threw for 234 yards and ...

Dae Dae Hunter helps Liberty run over Old Dominion 38-24

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Dae Dae Hunter ran for 121 yards and accounted for three touchdowns to lead Liberty to a 38-24 victory over Old Dominion on Saturday night. Hunter carried the ball 15 times that included touchdown runs of 29 and 32 yards. In the fourth quarter, Hunter caught a screen pass ...

Delaware State defense holds off Robert Morris, 14-9

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Coleon Williams recovered a fumbled Robert Morris punt in the end zone, allowing Delaware State to hold off the Colonials for a 14-9 non-conference win Saturday night. Defenses were dominant on both sides. Robert Morris was held to just 240 total yards; Delaware State ...

Ward throws 3 TDs as Washington State beats Cal 28-9

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Cameron Ward threw for 343 yards and three touchdowns as Washington State beat California 28-9 on Saturday, despite Ward being intercepted twice in the end zone. Renard Bell caught eight passes for 115 yards and a touchdown for Washington State (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12), which ...

Western Michigan takes care of New Hampshire early 44-7

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Jack Salopek threw for three touchdowns and Western Michigan pulled away early in a 44-7 victory over New Hampshire on Saturday night. Western Michigan (2-3) scored on four of its first five possessions in taking a 28-7 halftime lead. Two first-quarter scores came on ...

Mississippi St. forces 4 turnovers to roll No. 17 Texas A&M

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Offensive opportunities were there for the taking by No. 17 Texas A&M. Mississippi State's defense was also there to deny the Aggies at almost every turn. The Bulldogs forced A&M into four turnovers, including three inside the red zone, and took advantage in ...

Rhode Island gets 5 turnovers, rolls over Brown 38-10

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Kasim Hill threw two touchdown passes to Caleb Warren, Marques DeShields ran for two touchdowns and Rhode Island rolled to a 38-10 win over Brown on Saturday night. All the damage was done in the first half as twice the Rams defense stopped the Bears on downs while ...

No. 2 Alabama loses QB Bryce Young, beats No. 20 Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Alabama did it once. That was probably enough for Nick Saban's tastes. The second-ranked Crimson Tide lost starting quarterback Bryce Young to a shoulder injury in the second quarter against Arkansas on Saturday in a 49-26 win over No. 20 Arkansas. For a period, ...

Aune, Shorter lead North Texas past Florida Atlantic 45-28

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Austin Aune threw three touchdown passes to Jyaire Shorter in the first half to guide North Texas to a 45-28 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday. Aune hit Shorter for a 25-yard touchdown to open the scoring. Aune sandwiched touchdown throws to Shorter covering 2 ...

Tucker shines, Syracuse beats FCS foe Wagner 59-0

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Sean Tucker ran for three touchdowns and a career-high 232 yards, Garrett Shrader threw for one score and ran for another, and Syracuse defeated Wagner 59-0 on Saturday to remain unbeaten. With the win, the Orange moved to 5-0, the program's first 5-0 start since 1987 ...