FRESNO, Calif. -- Jordan Mims had three of Fresno State's seven rushing touchdowns and Jaron Bryant returned two blocked field goals for scores to help the Bulldogs beat Idaho 79-13 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
It was Fresno State's most points since scoring 94 against New Mexico in 1991.
The Vandals went three-and-out on their first two possessions and lost a fumble on the first play of its third as Fresno State took a 16-0 lead late in the first quarter. Colton Richardson's 73-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Cotton made it 16-7 going into the second before the wheels fell off for Idaho. Mims scored on a 12-yard run, Bryant returned a blocked field goal 74 yards for a touchdown and Tank Kelly, who blocked the field goal, had a 39-yard pick-6 to five the Bulldogs a 37-6 lead with 2:58 left in the quarter. Cade Coffey's 39-yard field-goal attempt was blocked by Mykal Walker and Bryant took it 71 yards for a touchdown as the half expired.
Richardson and Mason Petrino combined to complete 14 of 44 passes for 205 yards with five interceptions.
Duke dodged trouble in the short term when its starting quarterback went down.
The No. 18 Texas Longhorns travel to Kansas State Saturday with one thing on their minds: change. That idea sounds pretty good to Kansas State right now as well.
The schedule forces Michigan State to take a step back this week. If the Spartans want to remain in the rankings, they can't afford to take an even bigger step back.
South Carolina will be the next team to see if it can stop or at least slow Kentucky running back Benny Snell when the Gamecocks and Wildcats clash Saturday in Lexington, Ky.
Florida coach Dan Mullen understands he may get less than a welcoming reception when the Gators visit No. 23 Mississippi State on Saturday.
Two top-10 teams have not squared off at Notre Dame Stadium since 2005.