No. 6 South Carolina 27,?North Carolina 10
Mike Davis ran 75 yards for a touchdown, Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson each threw long scoring passes and All-American Jadeveon Clowney helped host South Carolina’s defense hold North Carolina to its lowest point total under coach Larry Fedora.
The game was delayed nearly two hours in the fourth quarter by rain and lightning. The Gamecocks were already in total control by then.
Clowney did not have a sack and finished with three first-half tackles. The Tar Heels’ fast-paced offense wore him down and forced him to the sideline for several pit stops, yet he and defense mostly hemmed in the Tar Heels’ fast-paced attack. Shaw and Thompson ended things early as South Carolina led 17-0 in the opening quarter.
Shaw found Shaq Roland for a 65-yard TD on the game’s third play. Thompson threw a 29-yard TD to Kane Whitehurst later in the quarter.
Minnesota 51, UNLV 23
Minnesota’s Marcus Jones returned the second half kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown and the Gophers pulled away to beat UNLV, the 23rd road loss in a row for the Rebels.
Minnesota, which scored twice on special teams, turned a tight game into a romp without any scoring by the offense for the first 23-plus minutes after the intermission. Ra’Shede Hageman blocked a field goal that Martez Shabazz picked up and raced for a 78-yard touchdown in the third quarter, and Briean Boddy-Calhoun scored on an 89-yard interception return in the fourth.
UNLV’s Tim Cornett rushed 20 times for 80 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown run to cap a commanding opening drive for the Rebels. Shaquille Murray-Lawrence gained 108 yards on four carries for UNLV.
Indiana 73, Indiana State 35
Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld threw four touchdown passes, and Tevin Coleman rushed for 169 yards and two more TDs in a record-breaking victory over visiting Indiana State. The Hoosiers (1-0) scored 45 points in the first half, their highest total since the school started keeping records in 1949, and broke the Memorial Stadium scoring record by topping the 69 points Nebraska scored in 1978.
They made it look easy, too. The Hoosiers used only 3 minutes, 57 seconds to score six first-half touchdowns. Ted Bolser caught two TD passes to extend his own school record for tight ends, and Shane Wynn added three more with TD catches of 43 and 3 yards and a 58-yard punt return.
Bowling Green 34, Tulsa 7
Host Bowling Green used a field goal in both of the first two quarters to build a 6-0 halftime lead and then turned up its offense in the second half to run away from Tulsa in the opener. The Falcons added a touchdown in the third quarter then scored 21 points in the fourth quarter.
Ball St. 51, Illinois St. 28
Keith Wenning passed for three TDs and ran for two to lead host Ball State to a come-from-behind win. Willie Snead caught two of Wenning’s TD passes and finished with nine catches for 164 yards. Wenning was 24-of-40 for 340 yards. Illinois State led 21-9 before Wenning hit Javond Williams to make it 21-16 at half.