AP Top 25 Takeaways: Should Georgia still be No. 1? Leaving Prime behind; Hard to take USC seriously
Time to talk about should be No. 1. Georgia has held the top spot in 15 straight AP Top 25s, dating to the middle of last season when the Bulldogs won a second straight national title.
Louisiana Tech suspended linebacker Brevin Randle indefinitely, a day after he was caught on camera stomping on the helmet of a UTEP player who was lying face down after a play.
Charles Deprima threw two touchdown passes, Cooper Barkate scored on a run and a catch and Harvard never trailed in a 38-28 upset victory over Holy Cross.
Ro Elliott raced 64 yards on the third play from scrimmage and added a second touchdown five minutes later to spark unbeaten Southern Illinois to a 33-20 win over Missouri State in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both schools.
Anthony Woods ran for 183 yards and five touchdowns, Nick Romano ran for 129 yards and Idaho pounded out a 44-36 win over Eastern Washington.
Deondre Scott scored on a 1-yard run with 19 seconds left to help St. Francis (PA) beat Stonehill 15-10.
Treyson Bourguet threw three touchdown passes to Anthony Sambucci, Zahir Abdus-Salaam scored twice on the ground and Western Michigan defeated Ball State 42-24.
Harold Blood threw two touchdown passes, Gary Quarles ran for 102 yards and a score and Southern blanked Arkansas-Pine Bluff 27-0.
Jayden Maiava threw for two touchdowns and UNLV beat Hawaii 44-20 in a Mountain West opener for both teams.
Clifton McDowell threw for a touchdown and ran for another, and Montana scored on a gadget play to hold off Idaho State 28-20.
Theo Day accounted for five touchdowns and Northern Iowa allowed a pair of touchdowns in the final two minutes but held off Youngstown State 44-41 in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both schools.
Al Wooten II scored on a 76-yard run on the first play from scrimmage, Devron Harper returned the first punt of the second half 73 yards for a score and Mercer cruised to a 38-3 victory over VMI.
Nathan Kent threw five touchdown passes and Devin Matthews ran for 114 yards and scored the winning touchdown in overtime as Towson defeated New Hampshire 54-51.
Sean Chambers threw for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead Montana State to a 38-22 win over Portland State.
Dean DeNobile threw four touchdown passes to four different receivers — all in the second quarter — and Lafayette coasted to a 56-22 victory over Bucknell in a Patriot League opener.
Cam Fancher threw for two touchdowns, Rasheen Ali ran for two scores and Marshall defeated Old Dominion 41-35.
Isaiah Davis rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns, Mark Gronowski had a touchdown rushing and passing, and top-ranked South Dakota State beat 11th-ranked North Dakota 42-21 on Saturday in a Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.
Zach Osborne threw for two first-half touchdowns and ran for a third in the fourth quarter to put Colgate in front and Christian Sweeney recovered a Cornell fumble in the end zone for insurance as the Raiders earned their first win, knocking off the Big Red 35-25 in a nonconference game.
Dequan Finn threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score to help Toledo hold off Northern Illinois 35-33.
Freshman Jaylen Raynor tied a school record with six touchdown passes and Arkansas State beat Massachusetts 52-28.
Drae McCray returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, Loic Fouonji blocked a punt for one of his two scores and the Texas Tech offense did the rest in a 49-28 victory over Houston.
Gavin Wimsatt ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third and Kyle Monangai added 87 rushing yards and a touchdown to lead Rutgers to a commanding non-conference 52-3 win over FCS-member Wagner.
Finn Hogan’s 1-handed scoring catch late in the first half gave Bowling Green the lead, Deshawn Jones Jr. returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown and the Falcons upset Georgia Tech 38-27.
Jaydn Ott rushed for 165 yards and a touchdown, California’s defense made a pivotal interception then forced a turnover on downs to stop Arizona State’s final drive, the Golden Bears beat the Sun Devils 24-21 at Memorial Coliseum on Saturday.
With Georgia’s No. 1 ranking and lengthy winning streak on the line, Brock Bowers caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Carson Beck in the final minutes of a 27-20 win over Auburn.
Taulia Tagovailoa threw for 352 yards and accounted for all six Maryland touchdowns, leading the Terrapins to a 44-17 rout of Indiana and their first 5-0 start since 2001.
Quincy Casey threw for four touchdowns and Alabama A&M beat Tuskegee 58-3. Casey was 17-of-27 passing for 296 yards. Xavier Lankford came in to add a 42-yard TD pass.
J.J. McCarthy passed for two touchdowns to Roman Wilson and ran for another, and second-ranked Michigan rolled past Nebraska 45-7 in record heat.
Winston Reid scored on a 40-yard interception return with 1:46 to play and Weber State rallied to defeat Northern Colorado 28-21.
Michael Appel Jr. scored on a go-ahead 35-yard scramble with 5:14 left and Valparaiso rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Division II-member Southwest Minnesota State 16-15 on Saturday.
Dorian Boyland rushed for 123 yards and a long touchdown and Drake picked up its first win of the season, a 16-9 victory over Morehead State.