Indiana quarterback Tayven Jackson turned a trick play on a mandatory two-point conversion in the fourth overtime into a scoring pass to DeQuece Carter, and Akron’s conversion pass on the ensuing possession fell incomplete as the Hoosiers held on for a 29-27 victory.
Redshirt senior Jordan McCloud accounted for a career-high six touchdowns, including a 74-yard pass to Reggie Brown that capped the scoring, and James Madison held off a furious rally by Utah State to win 45-38.
Zeon Chriss passed for 249 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more TDs, Patrick Mensah returned an interception for a score, and Louisiana held off Buffalo for a 45-38 win.
Justin Miller threw two touchdown passes and Southern Utah scored three unanswered touchdowns in the second half to pull away from Western Illinois, 37-17 in its home opener.
True freshman Jaylen Raynor threw for three touchdowns and ran for two in his first start to lead Arkansas State to a 44-37 win over Southern Mississippi in a Sun Belt Conference opener.
Coulter Cleland threw for two touchdowns, Aaron Maione added two on the ground and Davidson beat NAIA-school St. Andrews 84-6 on Saturday.
Jyran Mitchell rushed for 238 yards and three touchdown and Butler defeated Stetson 28-18 in Pioneer Football League opener.
Robert Coleman threw a pair of first-quarter touchdown passes and Khalan Griffin and Damashja Harris combined to run for 198 yards and a touchdown apiece to help power Lamar to a 38-0 shutout win over unaffiliated Lincoln (CA).
Colby Suits threw for three first-half touchdowns and Darryle Evans had 173 yards on the ground, leading Houston Christian to a 34-19 victory over Southeastern Louisiana.
Corey Fields Jr. passed for 301 yards and three touchdowns to lead South Carolina State to a 31-10 victory over The Citadel.
ShunDerrick Powell ran for 256 yards and a touchdown and Central Arkansas rolled to a 52-17 win over Abilene Christian in a United Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Irv Mulligan raced 66 yards for a touchdown and Jason Brown threw for a two-point conversion to cement Jackson State’s 22-16 win over Bethune-Cookman in the Tigers’ home opener.
Kayvon Britten ran for a touchdown early, Ty Rawls returned an interception for a late score and Tarleton held off Southwest Baptist 27-13.
Sam Franklin ran for a career-high 221 yards and two long touchdowns in the fourth quarter and UT Martin dominated the second half for a 37-21 win over North Alabama.
Sean Chambers threw a pair of touchdown passes and ran for two more scores as Montana State routed Weber State 40-0 in a Big Sky Conference opener.
Michael Pratt threw for 190 yards and two touchdowns, the Tulane defense came up with four interceptions, and the Green Wave defeated Nicholls 36-7.
Justin Pegues and Marcus Knight each had a touchdown run in the fourth quarter and Tennessee Tech beat Kennesaw State 17-7.
Reese Poffenbarger accounted for a touchdown in the first and second overtimes to give Albany a 23-17 victory over Morgan State.
Spencer Rattler went 18-of-20 passing for 288 yards and three touchdowns to lead South Carolina to a 37-30 win over Mississippi State.
Chip Trayanum’s 1-yard TD run with a second left to give No. 6 Ohio State a 17-14 victory at No. 9 Notre Dame.
Drew Allar threw for four touchdowns and Penn State’s defense forced four turnovers to lead the seventh-ranked Nittany Lions past No. 24 Iowa 31-0.
Tight end Brock Bowers caught two of Carson Beck’s three touchdown passes, including a 41-yarder that helped No. 1 Georgia overcome a sluggish start, and the Bulldogs beat UAB 49-21.
Josh Kelly had three touchdown receptions, Cameron Ward passed for 404 yards and accounted for five scores, and No. 21 Washington State withstood a late rally to upend No. 14 Oregon State 38-35 in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both teams.
Jakorey Hawkins returned a blocked punt 62 yards for a touchdown with less than two minutes to play, Wrook Brown made an interception at the 6-yard line with 12 seconds left and Wyoming edged Appalachian State 22-19.
Ismail Mahdi rushed for 216 yards and two touchdowns and Texas State scored 35 unanswered points to rally for a 35-24 victory over Nevada.
Zach Calzada threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another — all in the first half — to help Incarnate Word rout NAIA-member North American University 63-3 on Saturday night.
Jonathon Brooks ran for two touchdowns and No. 3 Texas got a dominant game from its defense to overpower Baylor in a 38-6 win Saturday night to launch the Longhorns into their final Big 12 season.
Jayden Daniels passed for 320 yards and four touchdowns, and Damian Ramos kicked a 20-yard field goal with 5 seconds left to lift No. 12 LSU to a 34-31 victory over Arkansas.
Jevon Jackson ran for 197 yards, including the tying touchdown in the fourth quarter, Austin Peay scored the winning points on an unusual safety, and the Governors defeated Stephen F.
Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi threw a pair of second-half touchdown passes, Mohamed Kamara returned a fumbled ball five yards into the end zone and Colorado State beat Middle Tennessee 31-23.
Donovan Smith threw for 294 yards and a touchdown, Parker Jenkins had 105 yards rushing and three touchdowns and Houston beat Sam Houston 38-7.