Ricky Pearsall made a one-handed catch that will be hard to top this season, Trey Smack kicked five field goals and No. 25 Florida overcame a lackluster performance to beat Charlotte 22-7 on Saturday night.
Carlos Villagomez booted a 50-yard field goal with one second remaining to lift Prairie View A&M to a 23-20 victory over Alcorn State.
Haley Van Voorhis, a safety for Division III Shenandoah University, has become the first woman to appear in an NCAA football game at a position other than kicker.
Jeremy Moussa threw two first-half touchdowns and Isaiah Major added a 40-yard pick-six in the closing minutes as Florida A&M extended its home win streak to 17 games with a 23-10 win over Alabama State in a Southwestern Conference game.
Patrick Nations kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired, Eastern Kentucky scored the last 17 points in the final six minutes of the game, and the Colonels beat Southeast Missouri State 41-38.
Ryan O’Connor threw for 335 yards and three touchdowns, Marcus Yarns rushed for a 30-yard go-ahead touchdown with 3:33 left in the third quarter and Delaware overcame an 18-point deficit to beat New Hampshire 29-25 on a rainy Saturday night.
Kaidon Salter threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores, Billy Lucas and Quinton Cooley both topped 100 yards rushing and Liberty thumped Florida International 38-6 in the Panthers’ Conference USA opener.
Quarterbacks Jordan Cooke and Hunter Hays each led a key second-half touchdown drive, Matthew Sanchez had two interceptions, and Idaho State defeated Northern Colorado 35-21 in a Big Sky Conference opener.
Jalen Hampton rushed for 169 yards and four touchdowns to lead Elon to a 28-24 win over Campbell. Hampton scored on runs of 10, 6 and 1 yard in the second quarter to give the Phoenix a 21-3 lead at the break.
Rahjai Harris had rushing and receiving touchdowns and East Carolina picked up its first win of the season, beating Gardner-Webb 44-0 on Saturday night for the Pirates’ first shutout in 23 years.
Malik Jackson and quarterback Logan Smothers each eclipsed 100 yards rushing and Jacksonville State beat Eastern Michigan 21-0.
Grant Sergent threw three touchdowns and Isaiah Williams ran for two scores and San Diego controlled from the start in a 40-25 win over Dayton in a Pioneer Football League opener.
Jase Bauer burst up the middle with 13 seconds left for his career-best fourth rushing touchdown to lift Central Michigan to a 34-30 win over South Alabama.
Steven Krajewski ran for two second-half touchdowns and fired a 21-yard scoring pass to Jaylen Bonelli on fourth down with under five minutes left to lift Wagner past Merrimack in a Northeastern Conference game.
Myles Crawley threw two touchdowns and Floyd Chalk IV ran for two scores and Grambling beat Texas Southern 35-23 in a Southwestern Conference opener.
Jobi Malary and quarterback Dante Chachere and each ran for a pair of touchdowns and Portland State beat Cal Poly 59-21 in a Big Sky Conference opener for the teams.
Byrum Brown threw for 435 yards and accounted for three touchdowns to lead South Florida to a 42-29 victory over Rice in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Jacory Croskey-Merritt scored on a 2-yard run in overtime and New Mexico survived a late rally to beat Massachusetts 34-31.
Ricardo Chavez kicked a 30-yard field goal with one second left and Idaho added a touchdown on the final play, defeating Sacramento State 36-27 in a wild Big Sky Conference opener.
Adam Damante completed 23 of 30 passes with a touchdown, Northern Arizona added a touchdown pass on a trick play and the Lumberjacks stymied Montana 28-14.
Otto Kuhns rushed for a touchdown and passed for another to lead Norfolk State to a 21-14 victory over Towson.
Luke Altmyer threw a touchdown pass and ran for another and Isaiah Williams caught eight passes for 120 yards to lead Illinois to a 23-17 win over Florida Atlantic in a non-conference game.
Jack Shields threw for 258 yards and a touchdown and a failed two-point conversion at the end preserved Old Dominion’s 10-9 win over Texas A&M-Commerce.
Karene Reid returned an interception for a touchdown and Landen King had a TD catch for No. 11 Utah, which used a stifling defensive performance to beat No. 22 UCLA 14-7.
Joe Milton III threw for 156 yards and ran for 89 in the first half, leading No. 23 Tennessee to a 45-14 victory over UTSA.
Cole Gonzales passed for five of Western Carolina’s 11 touchdowns in a 77-21 rout of Charleston Southern.
Kurtis Rourke threw two of his three touchdown passes in the first quarter, Keye Thompson and Roman Parodie returned fumbles for scores and Ohio breezed to a 38-7 victory over Bowling Green in a Mid-American Conference opener.
Nicco Marchiol threw a touchdown pass, CJ Donaldson added a short TD run and West Virginia held off Texas Tech 20-13 in their Big 12 opener.
Andrew Lopez connected on a 28-yard field goal in the final minute, lifting Richmond to a 20-19 victory over Stony Brook.
Bo Nix threw for 276 yards and three touchdowns and No. 10 Oregon took some sheen off of Colorado coach Deion Sanders’ showy start to the season with a 42-6 victory over the No. 19 Buffaloes on Saturday.
Aidan Sayin threw for 354 yards and three touchdowns and Pennsylvania beat Bucknell 37-21 on Saturday for its ninth straight victory in the series.