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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 ...

No. 25 Kansas State holds off Texas Tech 37-28

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — All it took was one play for Kansas State quarterback Adrian Martinez to set the tone against Texas Tech. And that play was the first of Saturday's game — a 57-yard run that quickly put the Red Raiders on their heels. "Explosive plays are a big stat for us," said ...

Sacred Heart rolls past winless Norfolk State, 31-14

FAIRFIELD, Con. (AP) — Robert O'Donnell picked off a pass by punter Carson Wilt and scored to help Sacred Heart pull away from Norfolk State for a 31-14 victory on Saturday. The Pioneers forced Wilt to punt out of his own end zone with 6:32 to play and a low snap forced him to heave the ball ...

Jurkovec (3 TDS) leads Boston College past Louisville 34-33

BOSTON (AP) — Phil Jurkovec and Boston College came through with enough good plays to make up for some really bad mistakes. Louisville couldn't make up for the loss of quarterback Malik Cunningham. Jurkovec completed 18 of 21 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns and scrambled for a ...

St. Francis (PA) rolls past Central Connecticut, 39-13

LORETTO, Pa. (AP) — Cole Doyle threw two touchdown passes and St. Francis of Pennsylvania ran for three touchdowns to win itshome opener, rolling past Central Connecticut, 39-13 on Saturday. St. Francis now has won three straight, its first three three-game win streak since 2016. Alex ...

Sluka leads undefeated Holy Cross to 30-21 win over Harvard

BOSTON (AP) — Matthew Sluka threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third, leading undefeated Holy Cross to a 30-21 victory over Harvard on Saturday. Sluka completed 17 of 31 passes for 300 yards. His primary receiver was Jalen Coker, who caught 10 passes for 166 yards with a long of 62 ...

Chisholm rushes for 2 TDs, Dayton beats Drake 27-14

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Jake Chisholm rushed for 128 yards and two touchdowns and Dayton beat Drake 27-14 on Saturday. Chisholm gave Dayton a 24-7 lead late in the third quarter on a 17-yard touchdown. Dante Casciola was 19-of-24 passing for 179 yards with one touchdown and one interception for ...

Watkins, Hayek power Villanova to 45-20 romp over Maine

Connor Watkins threw four touchdown passes to Jaaron Hayek and Villanova breezed to a 45-20 victory over Maine on Saturday. Villanova (3-2, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association), ranked 14th in the FCS coaches poll, grabbed a 10-0 lead on Matthew Mercurio's 39-yard field goal and Jalen Jackson's ...

North Dakota scores 24 straight, tops Missouri State 48-21

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — Tommy Schuster threw two touchdown passes to Garett Maag, Quincy Vaughn ran for two scores and North Dakota raced past Missouri State 48-31 on Saturday. The Fighting Hawks (3-2, 2-1 Missouri Valley Conference) trailed 21-10 after the Bears scored with 2:36 left in ...

Davidson rushes for 498 yards in 31-0 victory over Butler

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Dylan Sparks carried it 16 times for a career-high 180 yards and Davidson rushed for 498 yards in a 31-0 victory over Butler on Saturday. It was Davidson's first shutout since 2019. Coy Williams added 19 rushes for 109 yards for Davidson (4-1, 2-0 Pioneer), which has ...

Corum, McCarthy lead No. 4 Michigan past Iowa, 27-14

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Michigan was ready to play at Iowa's Kinnick Stadium, right down to the pink towels. The No. 4 Wolverines knew that five of the last six top 5 teams who played at the Hawkeyes' home were beaten. Michigan was prepared. Michigan scored on four of its first five ...

FCS passing leader DeMorat throws for 4 TDs in Fordham’s win

NEW YORK (AP) — Tim DeMorat, the FCS passing leader, threw for four touchdowns and ran for another to lead Fordham to a 59-38 victory over Georgetown on Saturday. DeMorat came in as the leader in touchdowns (22) and yards (1,805) and added to those totals with his four scoring tosses and 348 ...

Baker throws 3 TDs, Morgan St. tops DIII Virginia Lynchburg

BALTIMORE (AP) — Carson Baker threw for three touchdowns and Morgan State eased by Division III Virginia Lynchburg 44-10 on Saturday. Morgan State scored 37 unanswered points in the first half, including a safety and a fumble return for a touchdown. The Bears also had a one-play drive during ...

Cramer throws 2 TDs, Morehead State tops Presbyterian 14-10

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Grady Kramer threw two touchdown passes and the Morehead State defense stiffened the final two times it was on the field and the Eagles held on for a 14-10 win over Presbyterian in the Pioneer Football League opener on Saturday. Kramer, who was 19 of 41 for 180 yards and ...

Memphis roars late, beats Temple 24-3 to win fourth straight

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Brandon Thomas ran for two touchdowns and Memphis came alive late, scoring all of its points in the final 17 minutes to beat Temple 24-3 on Saturday. Memphis has won four straight after a season-opening loss at Mississippi State. The Tigers (4-1, 2-0 American) staged a ...