MARTIN, Tenn. -- Derek Carr threw a touchdown pass and D.J. McNeil had two short scoring runs in Tennessee-Martin's 23-6 victory over Southeast Louisiana on Thursday night.
McNeil opened the scoring for the Skyhawks (2-1) with a 3-yard run in the second quarter. Cody Sandlin kicked a 33-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter, McNeil added a 1-yard touchdown run, and Carr threw a 5-yard scoring pass to Quentin Sims.
Carr was 11 of 23 for 184 yards, Tevin Barksdale ran for 61 yards on 23 carries, and McNeil finished with 47 yards on 18 carries. Sims caught four passes for 72 yards.
The Lions (0-3) avoided a shutout in the final minute on Brian Young's 8-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Smiley. Nathan Stanley was 19 of 41 for 280 yards with an interception, Young was 5 of 9 for 40 yards, and Stanley Moore caught five passes for 131 yards.
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.
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