NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Shelton Eppler threw for 263 yards and four touchdowns as Northwestern State romped past Grambling State 34-7 on Saturday night to give coach Brad Laird his first win.
The victory avenged the Demons 23-10 loss to Grambling last year. Grambling still holds a 3-2 edge in the series as the schools that are only 81 miles apart, met for just the fifth time.
The Demons bounced back from a 59-7 thumping by Texas A&M last week. Northwestern State opens Southland Conference play at Lamar next Saturday.
Aldon Clark led Grambling, throwing for 125 yards and running for 67 yards on 14 carries.
Way back in the spring, Oklahoma started preparing, a little at a time, for Army's triple-option offensive attack.
Although the setting will be different, the scene is familiar to Alabama and Nick Saban.
No. 19 Michigan and Nebraska seem to have a lot of similarities going into their Big 10 opener Saturday.
Although in just his second full season, Indiana University coach Tom Allen knows the program history.
A new culture has taken hold in the BYU football program.
No. 23 Boston College and Purdue are both chasing recent history when they meet in a non-conference game in West Lafayette, Indiana, Saturday.
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