NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Telvin Hooks ran for two touchdowns to help Tennessee State pull away from Arkansas-Pine Bluff 40-13 Saturday night.
With Tennessee State (5-0) trailing in the second quarter, Hooks, who finished with 108 yards on 14 carries, took over. He ran it in from 15 yards out to cut the Tennessee State deficit to 10-6.
Then, in the third quarter with his team trailing 13-12, Hooks had a 2-yard run with 7:05 left in the frame to put the Tigers on top 19-13. They never trailed again. Trabis Ward's 1-yard run made the score 26-13 at the end of the third quarter. Ward carried the ball 21 times for 87 yards.
The Tigers' defense finished strong, allowing three points the final three quarters, sacking the quarterback three times and forcing three turnovers.
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.
|Mississippi Valley State||1-8||1-10|
|Prairie View A&M||8-1||8-2|
|Southeast Missouri State||3-4||4-7|