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.
In a push for bowl eligibility, the University of California has asked the NCAA to allow its season-opening win over FCS school Grambling State to count toward the necessary six wins.
Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh smashes a buckeye at former Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler's grave. Harbaugh's father and Michigan fans joined in to honor Schembechler. Michigan plays the rival Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday.
The 3-point stance discusses the late-season issues the nation's top receivers are having, the fitting Hornung Award finalists, and Oklahoma State.
Tennessee coach Butch Jones and Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason discuss their preparations for Week 13.
SEC Network's Greg McElroy and Jabari Greer discuss how Georgia will be able to contain Georgia Tech's offense.
South Carolina's loss to The Citadel, coupled with Georgia and Florida struggling in tight victories, was an embarrassment for the conference.