TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- James Owens rushed for three touchdowns and 157 yards on 11 carries as Florida A&M pulled away in the second half for a 44-20 victory over Hampton on Saturday night in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference for both teams.
Owens' 56-yard burst gave the Rattlers (1-2) a 30-17 lead with 8:18 remaining in the third quarter.
After the Pirates (0-3) cut it to 30-20 on Taurean Durham's second field goal, Florida A&M added fourth-quarter touchdown passes by Damien Fleming of 4 yards to Lenworth Lennon and 19 yards to Micha Etheridge.
Fleming finished 21-of-28 passing for 184 yards and three touchdowns.
Champion threw for 347 yards on 28-of-53 passing, with one interception for the Pirates, and Jeremiah Schwartz carried 16 times for 101 yards.
There's been some buzz that Oregon is starting to slip, but perception doesn't always equal reality when it comes to Power 5 football.
The U.S. Defense Department has said a former Air Force Academy superintendent didn't impede an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct and drug use by football players.
The USC Trojans claimed victory in 2005 over the Fighting Irish after Reggie Bush controversially helped push Matt Leinart into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown.
The Miami Hurricanes reportedly are looking into whether a player committed an NCAA violation after suspending linebacker Juwon Young on Friday.
In 1998, Brenda Tracy said she was gang-raped by four men, including two Oregon State football players. Since the day of the attack, Tracy has sought a meeting with then-coach Mike Riley. Years later, the two finally meet.
The Sooners will lean on their leader, quarterback Baker Mayfield, to try to make it back to the College Football Playoff in 2016.
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||10-2|
|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|