College football
Running back Collin Guggenheim threw a touchdown pass, Quinton Sharkey returned an interception for a score and Nicholls led start-to-finish in a 31-10 victory over McNeese in a Southland Conference opener for both teams.
Aaron Allen passed for 370 yards and two touchdowns and Noah Kiani kicked a 30-yard field goal in overtime to help Alcorn State beat Alabama State 23-20.
Pierce Holley passed for 274 yards and a touchdown, Kevin Daniels scored on a 6-yard run and Eastern Illinois beat Northwestern State 19-10.
Michael Hayes kicked a tiebreaking 49-yard field goal late, and West Virginia ended TCU’s 10-game Big 12 regular-season winning streak with a 24-21 victory over the Horned Frogs.
Freshman Brayden Fowler-Nicolosi passed for 462 yards and four touchdowns — three to Tory Horton — and Colorado State defeated FCS-member Utah Tech 41-20.
Ismail Mahdi returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and added three rushing touchdowns to highlight Texas State’s 50-36 victory over Southern Mississippi.
Trent Tompkins ran for two first-half touchdowns as UC Davis built a 26-0 lead and cruised to a 31-13 win over Cal Poly in a Big Sky Conference battle.
DJ Williams fired a 37-yard touchdown pass to Cole Rusk with eight minutes left to carry Murray State past Indiana State, 30-28 in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both schools.
Jaylan Knighton broke the game open with a 95-yard touchdown run in the third quarter and SMU went on to defeat Charlotte 34-16 in an American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Brian Mauer threw five touchdown passes — three of them to Kylon Harris — and Stephen F. Austin defeated Texas A&M-Commerce 56-27.
Davis Brin threw three touchdown passes, Khadry Jackson had a game-changing pick-six and Georgia Southern defeated Coastal Carolina 38-28.
Zac Larrier threw two long touchdown passes, Emmanuel Michel added a pair of touchdown runs and Air Force cruised to a 49-10 victory over San Diego State.
Myles Crawley and Lyndon Rash connected for two touchdowns to help Grambling pull away from Prairie View A&M for a 35-20 win in the State Fair Classic at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
Gunnar Watson threw for 256 yards and Kimani Vidal ran for a touchdown and pulled in a 14-yard scoring pass as Troy handed Georgia State its first loss, 28-7 in a Sun Belt Conference game.
JT Daniels threw two touchdown passes, including the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter, and Rice held on for a 24-17 victory over East Carolina.
Chandler Rogers threw for three touchdowns, ran for another and North Texas raced to a 45-31 win over Abilene Christian. Rogers was 23-of-36 passing for 321 yards.
Tennessee State and win its Big South-Ohio Valley Conference Association opener. After Tennessee State took a 10-0 lead, Dent threw a 15-yard TD pass to DJ Nelson with 4 1/2 minutes left in the half.
Robert Coleman threw two touchdown passes and Lamar opened its Southland Conference schedule with a 21-19 victory over Houston Christian.
Jaxson Dart threw for four touchdowns, including a 13-yard, game-winner to Tre Harris with 39 seconds remaining as No. 20 Mississippi rallied past No. 13 LSU 55-49 before a school-record crowd of 66,703 on Saturday night.
Desmond Reid ran for a program-record five first-half touchdowns and Cole Gonzales completed 22 of 28 passes for 237 yards and a TD to help Western Carolina beat The Citadel 49-14.
Reece Poffenbarger threw three touchdown passes and Albany blanked Villanova in the second half en route to a 31-10 win in the Great Danes’ Coastal Athletic Association opener.
Derek Robertson threw for 394 yards and five touchdowns to power Maine to a 56-28 Coastal Athletic Conference rout of winless Stony Brook.
Blake Smith returned an interception for a touchdown, Kayvon Britten ran for another score, and Tarleton State edged SE Louisiana 14-13.
Byrum Brown threw for three touchdowns, including an 88-yarder to Sean Atkins, and Tramel Logan added a 70-yard fumble return for a touchdown to carry South Florida to a 44-30 win over Navy.
Bo Nix threw touchdown passes on the first four drives of the second half and No. 9 Oregon shook off a shaky start by scoring TDs on six of seven possessions to beat Stanford 42-6.
Seth Henigan passed for 269 yards and two touchdowns, Blake Watson rushed for 113 yards and two scores and Memphis beat Boise State 35-32 on Saturday.
Gino Appleberry capped a long, fourth-quarter drive with a 2-yard touchdown, Clayton Crile kicked three field goals and Chattanooga defeated Wofford 23-13.
Tyler Knoop threw three touchdown passes, including a 4-yarder to Brock Biestek with 56 seconds to play, and Georgetown beat Fordham 28-24.
Davius Richard ran for four touchdowns and passed for another, Latrell Collier scored in overtime, and North Carolina Central edged Campbell 49-48.
Sam Babbush kicked a 48-yard field goal with two seconds left to lift Charleston Southern to a 13-10 win over Kennesaw State on a nonconference game.