BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Florida Atlantic blocked a potential 28-yard game-winning field goal on the final play to hold off Alabama-Birmingham in a 32-31 win in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night.
Alfred Morris scored on a 38-yard run with 2:20 left in the game for the Owls, who trailed 28-12 midway through the third quarter.
UAB quarterback David Isabelle, who ran for three touchdowns, threw an interception that was returned 38 yards for a touchdown by Brently Harstad to pull FAU within 28-19.
Isabelle rushed for 214 yards, a UAB single-game record for a quarterback. He had a 50-yard run in the final minute to set up the Blazers' failed field-goal attempt.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.