HANOVER, N.H. -- Miles Gay returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown, and Dartmouth scored in every quarter of its 35-7 season-opening victory over Butler Saturday night.
In the first meeting between the schools, the Big Green quickly asserted itself on Gay's touchdown return, then scored again on a 7-yard run by Dominick Pierre to lead 14-0. Pierre later ran for a 1-yard TD to close the scoring in the fourth quarter. He finished with 170 yards on 26 carries.
Alex Park, Dartmouth's new starting quarterback, completed 15-of-20 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown. He found Michael Reilly four times for 92 yards, including a 24-yard TD pass to give the Dartmouth a 21-7 halftime lead.
Butler (1-2) scored its only points in the second quarter on quarterback Matt Lancaster's 5-yard scoring pass to Derek O'Connor, one of his nine receptions. Lancaster was 25-for-35 passing for 267 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UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from school and will enter the NFL draft, making the decision just weeks after suffering a season-ending knee injury.