GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Lewis Kindle was 14 of 22 for 140 yards and touchdown and also ran for a first-quarter score to help North Carolina A&T beat Howard 27-17 on Thursday night in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Desmond Lawrence had a 38-yard scoring run in the second quarter for the Aggies (3-0).
Greg McGhee was 20 of 44 for 186 yards and two touchdowns for Howard (1-3). The Bison were coming off a 76-19 loss to Old Dominion on Sept. 14.
Two more wins would likely secure a playoff bid for Clemson, and No. 14 North Carolina is rolling but has a lot of ground to make up in the rankings.
The Big 12 finally got into the top four with Oklahoma, while Baylor and Oklahoma State also still have a shot at cracking the top spots.
With four teams in the top 10 of the College Football Playoff rankings, there are plenty of things to watch down the stretch in the Big Ten.
Alabama and Florida are the SEC's only hopes of reaching the College Football Playoff, and both face rivals this week.
Only one team from the Pac-12 remains in playoff contention -- No. 9 Stanford. The Cardinal need a combination of wins and chaos to qualify.
Mike Greenberg details why the committee should have ranked Michigan State ahead of Oklahoma.
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||9-2|
|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|