College football
Kasim Hill threw two touchdown passes and ran for a TD in the second quarter to help Rhode Island pull away in the Rams’ 49-26 win against Bryant.
Boston College receiver Ryan O’Keefe was wheeled off the field after colliding with Virginia defensive back Malcom Greene early in the fourth quarter of the game between Boston College and Virginia.
Marquez McCray threw for four touchdowns and Monmouth rolled past Lehigh 49-7. McCray was 22-of-28 passing for 333 yards for the Hawks.
Marion Lukes ran for a go-ahead 24-yard touchdown midway through the fourth quarter and Central Michigan held off Eastern Michigan 26-23 on Saturday in a Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.
Jordan McCloud threw three touchdown passes — two to Zach Horton — and Jalen Green returned an interception 24 yards for a TD to help James Madison beat South Alabama 31-23.
Michael Hiers threw for 399 yards and a touchdown, Jay Stanton ran for 177 and two scores and Samford defeated East Tennessee State 42-28.
Aidan Bouman combined with Carter Bell on two long touchdown passes and South Dakota knocked off FCS No. 2-ranked North Dakota State 24-19 in a Missouri Valley Football Conference opener for both teams.
Jyran Mitchell ran for 149 yards with a touchdown and Butler rallied to defeat Presbyterian 27-17. Presbyterian built a 17-14 halftime lead on a field goal and touchdown passes of 93 and 75 yards from Tyler Wesley to Dominic Kibby.
Freshman Owen Zalc made a game-winning 37-yard field goal in overtime and Dartmouth beat Pennsylvania 23-20 on Saturday in an Ivy League opener for both teams.
Rahkeem Smith returned a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns and hauled in a 12-yard pass for a score as Delaware State rolled past Division III-member Virginia Lynchburg 48-10 in a battle of winless teams.
Tre Jordan III returned an interception 35 yards for a go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter and Merrimack grinded out a 17-7 win over Sacred Heart.
Nolan Grooms threw for 363 yards and four touchdowns, leading Yale to a 45-3 romp over Morgan State.
Mari Adams ran 169 yards and scored four of Davidson’s seven rushing touchdowns as the Wildcats ran to a 55-33 win over San Diego.
Amin Woods became the first Marist player to rush for over 200 yards in 15 years and the Red Foxes defeated Stetson 34-24.
Ike Larsen blocked an extra-point attempt with 40 seconds left and Utah State rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat winless UConn 34-33 on Saturday.
Michael Pratt threw two touchdowns in the second half, the second with 47 seconds left, and Tulane beat UAB 36-23 in an American Athletic Conference opener.
Quinton Williams accounted for three touchdowns and Ian Wheeler scored on two long runs, leading Howard to a 35-10 victory over Robert Morris.
Alex McNulty made a 42-yard field goal in overtime and then Devin Grant blocked a field-goal attempt to help Buffalo beat Akron 13-10 on Saturday in a Mid-American Conference opener for both teams.
Drew Allar threw for a touchdown and ran for one, and No. 6 Penn State beat Northwestern 41-13. The Nittany Lions buried the Wildcats in the second half, scoring 17 in the third quarter to break open a game that was tied at 10 at halftime, and won their 10th in a row since losing to Ohio State last
Ray Davis rushed for a career-high 280 yards and scored four touchdowns, including three in the first half, as Kentucky overwhelmed No. 22 Florida 33-19 on Saturday.
Daniel Jackson caught a pair of touchdown passes and Minnesota pulled away in the second half to beat Louisiana-Louisiana 35-24 and end a two-game slide.
Jake Willcox threw four touchdown passes, backup Nate Lussier threw another and Brown cruised to a 42-20 win over Central Connecticut.
Brian Bruzdewicz kicked a 34-yard field goal with three seconds remaining to give Duquesne a 31-28 win over Long Island in a Northeast Conference opener for both teams.
The green carpet that encircles the gridiron at Folsom Field in Boulder, Colorado, might as well be the red carpet. Coach Deion Sanders’ guest list never disappoints.
Kedon Slovis threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns to lead BYU to a 35-27 victory over Cincinnati on Friday night.
Smoke Harris returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown, Louisiana used several breaks en route to a key score on the first play of the fourth quarter and the Bulldogs defeated UTEP 24-10.
Silas Bolden caught a 27-yard touchdown pass and ran 45 yards for another score and No. 19 Oregon State handed No. 10 Utah its first loss of the season with a 21-7 victory Friday night.
Brock Travelstead drilled a 53-yard field goal with 5:32 remaining and Louisville remained undefeated by beating North Carolina State 13-10 by not allowing a second-half point Friday night.
John Volker scored on a 1-yard run with 2:07 to play and Princeton pulled out a 10-7 win over Columbia in an Ivy League opener on a rainy Friday night.
Alabama’s defense is playing well these days. That fact has been overshadowed by concerns about the struggling offense.