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.
South Carolina has decided to give up Saturday's home game against No. 7 LSU because of devastating floods that have hit the state, moving the game to Baton Rouge.
Texas says longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV has a "life-threatening condition" and won't travel to Dallas for the team's rivalry game Saturday against No. 10 Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl.
West Virginia All-Big 12 safety Karl Joseph is out for the remainder of the season after injuring his knee during a non-contact drill in Tuesday's practice.
Rutgers has reinstated senior wide receiver Leonte Carroo a day after an assault charge against him was dropped.
Ole Miss cornerback Tee Shepard, who missed all of last season with a toe injury, has decided to give up football and focus on completing his college degree.
UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from school and will enter the NFL draft, making the decision just weeks after suffering a season-ending knee injury.