No. 22 Arizona State passes Stanford for 28-10 win

TEMPE, Ariz. – Deandre Pierce scored a 27-yard touchdown on a side interception and the Arizona No. 22 state drove its explosive run game to a 28-10 win over Stanford on Friday night. The Sun Devils (5-0, 3-0 Pac-12) took advantage of one of the worst-executed defenses in the nation, scoring 255 yards and three … Read more

Hayes makes FG as time goes by, Oregon St. beats Washington

Corvallis, Oregon. — BJ Baylor had 20 carries for 110 yards and two touchdowns, Everett Hayes kicked a 24-yard field goal as time went on, and Oregon State defeated Washington 27-24 on Saturday night. It’s still relatively early in the season, but Oregon State’s win coupled with Stanford’s upset of No. 3 Oregon in overtime … Read more

UL Monroe builds lead, defense protects it in victory over Troy

MONROE, La. — Rhett Rodriguez threw for one touchdown, Andrew Henry ran for another and the UL Monroe defenses came out big in the second half as the Warhawks defeated Troy 29-16 on Saturday night. Rodriguez hit Zach Jackson for 23 yards and a touchdown for the game’s first score and Henry ran 40 yards … Read more

NC State Holds in Double OT, Stuns No. 9 Clemson 27-21

RALEIGH, NC — North Carolina State forced DJ Uiagalelei into a fourth-down finish in the second overtime in the second overtime to beat ninth-seeded Clemson 27-21 on Saturday, a result that will shake the Atlantic Coast Conference race and deals a huge blow to the Tigers’ College Football Playoff hopes. Uiagagelei lightly knocked over Justyn … Read more

Tanner McKee scores 3 TDs as Stanford beats Vanderbilt 41-23

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The Stanford Cardinals are finally going home to play for fans in their own stadium, taking with them a winning streak of two games. Tanner McKee ran for a touchdown and threw two more as Stanford beat Vanderbilt 41-23 on Saturday night in the first meeting between the programs best known for … Read more

Arkansas takes No. 15 Texas, 40-21 on, crowd storms onto field

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Texas hasn’t seen Arkansas as a rival for a long time. Judging by the goalposts coming down Saturday night and with the Longhorns soon to compete in the Southeastern Conference, it won’t last. Arkansas ran for 333 yards, held Texas to 256 yards from total offense and the Razorbacks defeated their former … Read more

Walker’s 264 yards most in an opener in 7 years

Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III delivered the best season opener rushing performance in seven years when he went for a career-high 264 yards against Northwestern. Walker’s total in the Spartans’ 38-21 win on Friday was the highest in an opener since South Florida’s Marlon Mack won 275 yards against Western Carolina in 2014. Walker had … Read more

Lombardi lifts Northern Illinois past Georgia Tech, 22-21

ATLANTA — Rocky Lombardi’s 2-point pass to Tyrice Richie with 38 seconds to go brought Northern Illinois to a stunning 22-21 victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday night. Georgia Tech of the Atlantic Coast Conference got 18 1/2 points ahead of Northern Illinois of the Mid-American Conference. Northern Illinois led 14-0, but regrouped after backup … Read more

Nix, Auburn give Harsin dominating debut, 60-10 over Akron

AUBURN, Ala. — Bo Nix passed for 275 yards and three touchdowns in just over a half, and Auburn gave new coach Bryan Harsin a 60-10 cakewalk in his debut against Akron Saturday night in the season opener for both teams. It was a promising start, even if it came against underdogs with five touchdowns, … Read more