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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2020, file photo, Southern Mississippi interim head coach Scotty Walden calls to his team during warmups prior to an NCAA college football game against Louisiana Tech, in Hattiesburg, Miss. Southern Mississippi interim coach Scotty Walden is leaving the school, effective immediately, to become the head coach at Austin Peay.  Austin Peay announced Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, that Walden would fill a vacancy that has been open since July, when Mark Hudspeth abruptly resigned. (Alyssa Newton/The Sun Herald via AP, File)

Another change at Southern Miss: coach Walden to Austin Peay

Oct. 27, 2020 2:35 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Southern Mississippi interim coach Scotty Walden is leaving the school, effective immediately, to become the head coach at Austin Peay. Austin Peay announced Tuesday that Walden would fill a vacancy that has been open since July, when Mark Hudspeth abruptly resigned....

Rice misses quadruple-doink FG, MTSU wins in double OT

Oct. 25, 2020 10:53 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Asher O'Hara plowed through a defender at the goal line to score on a 14-yard keeper, lifting Middle Tennessee to a 40-34 victory over Rice in double overtime Saturday after the Owls missed a “quadruple-doink” field goal in OT that would have won the game. The Blue Raiders...

McCormick runs for 3 TDs, leads UTSA past La. Tech 27-26

Oct. 25, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Sincere McCormick ran for three second-half touchdowns to lead UTSA to a 27-26 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday night. McCormick, who entered with a nation-leading 702 yards rushing, finished with 165 yards on 37 carries. UTSA (4-3, 2-1 Conference USA) broke a six-game losing...

WKU edges Chattanooga in the Mocs only game this fall

Oct. 24, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Backup quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Craig Burt Jr. with 1:21 to play and Western Kentucky beat FCS-member Chattanooga 13-10 on Saturday. Brayden Narveson kicked a pair of 32-yard field goals for Western Kentucky (2-4). Pigrome came on for starter...

Marshall quarterback Grant Wells looks to make a throw downfield against Florida Atlantic during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Huntington, W.Va. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

Wells throws 2 TD passes, No. 22 Marshall beats FAU 20-9

Oct. 24, 2020 8:23 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Redshirt freshman Grant Wells showed some poise in the pocket when No. 22 Marshall faced its first deficit of the season. Wells threw two touchdown passes, including a 41-yard strike for the go-ahead score, and the Thundering Herd beat pandemic-depleted Florida Atlantic 20-9 on...

Willis throws 6 touchdowns as Liberty beats Southern Miss

Oct. 24, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Malik Willis threw for 345 yards and six touchdowns — five in the first half — and Liberty remained unbeaten after dominating Southern Mississippi 56-35 Saturday. The Flames (6-0) piled up 537 yards of offense, racing to a 35-7 halftime lead as Willis found five...

Reynolds, Charlotte take control late in 38-28 win over UTEP

Oct. 24, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chris Reynolds threw for two scores and Aaron McAllister ran for two touchdowns and Charlotte beat UTEP 38-28 on Saturday. Following a 14-all tie in the first half, Charlotte (2-2, 1-0 Conference USA) used the final 19 minutes to secure control of the contest. Reynolds threw a...

Jacksonville State gets 1st FCS victory over FBS this season

Oct. 23, 2020 10:42 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Alen Karajic made his fourth field goal with 2:40 remaining and Jacksonville State beat Florida International 19-10 on Friday night for the first FCS victory over an FBS team this season. Jacksonville State (3-1), of the Ohio Valley Conference, got its first win against an FBS school since...

Boise State running back George Holani (24) runs in the second half of an NCAA college football game againsy Colorado State, Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Fort Collins, Colo. Holani was the Mountain West freshman of the year last season after rushing for 1,014 yards and seven touchdowns. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Week 8: Mountain West brings late show back; Big 12 showdown

Oct. 23, 2020 2:50 AM EDT

College football Saturdays this season have mostly been over by around midnight Eastern. Maybe 12:30 a.m. West of Texas, the only FBS program that has been up and running is BYU in Provo, Utah. That comes to end this weekend with the kickoff of the Mountain West season. The conference postponed fall football Aug....

Marshall offensive linemen Will Ulmer (50) and Cain Madden (62) speed off the line of scrimmage after the snap during an NCAA college football game against Western Kentucky on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, in Huntington, W.Va. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP)

Florida Atlantic set for first road trip at No. 22 Marshall

Oct. 22, 2020 4:03 PM EDT

Florida Atlantic (1-0, 1-0 Conference USA) at Marshall (4-0, 2-0), Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET (Fox Sports Ohio, Fox Sports Sun). Line: Marshall by 17. Series record: Marshall leads 6-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? First and foremost, everyone's health. FAU has had five of its first six games called off due to the coronavirus...