Deion Hankins ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns to lead UTEP to a 24-14 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
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All the best from the first full day of college football. Even before kickoff, the week included an Earl Campbell-Guy Fieri meeting, Nick Saban on oatmeal creme pies cereal and more.
The Southland Conference has opted to play college football in the spring, but it did allow wiggle room for its members to play nonconference games this fall.
Stephen F. Austin faces a series of penalties, including the vacating of games, for a lack of institutional control violation (Level I) involving the "erroneous certification" of 82 student-athletes in nine sports over the past decade.
Josh McGowen ran 158 yards and a score on 22 carries, Xavier Gipson had seven receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown, and Stephen F. Austin beat Northwestern State 32-20 in the season finale for both teams on Thursday night.
Breylin Smith threw a pair of touchdowns and Central Arkansas led for the duration in a 30-7 win over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday.
Xavier Gipson caught four passes for 132 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown to help Stephen F. Austin beat Incarnate Word 31-24 on Saturday night.
Cole Kelley threw for a touchdown and ran for two more scores as Southeastern Louisiana moved ahead early and led all the way to beat Stephen F. Austin 47-30 on Saturday night.
Cody Orgeron accounted for three touchdowns and McNeese pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 33-10 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday night.
Luke Anthony hit Kobe Clark with a 22-yard touchdown pass in the second overtime period to lift Abilene Christian to a 31-24 Southland Conference victory on Saturday night.
Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin both admitted mistakes were made after a video showed Sam Houston State's kicker pushing an associate band director from SFA.
Donovan Williams ran for two scores, Ty Brock threw a touchdown pass and Sam Houston State scored 17 fourth-quarter points to rally to beat Stephen F. Austin 31-20 on Saturday in a game that featured nine turnovers.
Quarterback Trae Self passed for 291 yards but it was running back Da'Leon Ward who threw the winning touchdown as Stephen F. Austin defeated Lamar 24-17 on Saturday night.
Julien Gums rushed for 135 yards and three touchdowns and Chase Fourcade threw a TD pass and ran for two scores as Nicholls cruised past Stephen F. Austin 48-30 in a Southland Conference opener on Saturday.
Chris Helbig had 375 yards passing and James Felila scored two rushing touchdowns, including the eventual winner in overtime, to help Southern Utah beat Stephen F. Austin 45-38 on Saturday night.
Ben Holmes passed for 372 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score to propel Division II member Tarleton State to a 37-26 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday night.
Charlie Brewer threw for 215 yards and three touchdowns in barely more than a half, Trestan Ebner scored three times and Baylor handed Stephen F. Austin its seventh straight season-opening loss with a 56-17 victory Saturday night.
Shelton Eppler threw two touchdown passes to Jaylen Watson and Myles Ward had a 94-yard kickoff return for a score to help Northwestern State beat Stephen F. Austin 35-23 on Thursday night.
Jordan Hoy ran for 225 yards and two touchdowns as Lamar won its third straight game, beating Stephen F. Austin 24-17 in Southland Conference action on Saturday.
Jake Blumrick threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Stephen F. Austin won for the first time in four weeks, beating Houston Baptist 42-14 in Southland Conference action on Saturday night.
Luke Hales threw for 226 yards and one touchdown to help lead Central Arkansas to a 27-17 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday afternoon.
Jake Blumrick passed for 258 yards and one score as Stephen F. Austin defeated Abilene Christian 24-21 on Saturday night, giving interim head coach Jeff Byrd his first win as a Lumberjack.