DENTON, Texas -- Brandin Byrd ran 24 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns to help North Texas defeat visiting in-state rival Texas Southern in a 34-7 rout Saturday night.
Byrd scored with 11:15 to go in the first quarter and added his second touchdown of the night before halftime to lead the Mean Green (1-1) to victory.
North Texas had 497 total yards of offense against the Tigers (1-1), 352 of which came on the ground. Antoinne Jimmerson gave the Mean Green a dual threat from the backfield, recording 15 carries for 139 yards and one score.
The Mean Green was quite efficient from the red zone, scoring six out of seven times, two of which were field goals by Zach Olen from 34 and 28 yards out.
Daniel McKayhan caught three balls for 75 yards and a touchdown for Texas Southern in the loss.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday he has informed competing quarterbacks Jake Rudock and Shane Morris of his decision on a starter for the Wolverines' opener Thursday night at Utah.
Michigan State quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful Connor Cook said he was disappointed his teammates didn't vote him among the team's three captains this season.
Former Oklahoma State return man and running back Ty Hill, who was dismissed from OSU's program after his arrest on domestic violence charges, has enrolled at West Alabama.
A months-old Facebook post has cost the Nebraska football stadium announcer his job one day after his hiring was announced.
UCLA junior cornerback Ishmael Adams has been suspended indefinitely following a robbery arrest early Sunday morning, coach Jim Mora said Tuesday.
No. 5 Michigan State will start redshirt freshman Vayante Copeland at one of its two cornerback spots Friday night at Western Michigan.