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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 ...

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 ...