WASHINGTON -- Brandon Flanagan's 42-yard punt return helped Howard take a third-quarter lead and the Bison withstood a late Florida A&M drive to win 17-10 Saturday.
Flanagan's return put Howard (4-1, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) at the Rattlers 14 and Greg McGhee's 1-yard run made it 17-10.
McGhee's 31-yard pass to David Wilson put Howard ahead 10-7 with 1:02 left until halftime, but the Rattlers (2-4, 2-1) tied it in the third quarter on Chase Varnadore's 34-yard field goal. That score was set up by Lenworth Lennon's 39-yard punt return, followed by a facemask penalty.
Florida A&M started its final drive at its 2 and moved to the Howard 6 with 6 seconds left on nine Damien Fleming completions. Fleming couldn't find Michael Ethridge on his next two tries, however, as time ran out.
Fleming completed 26 of 41 for 228 yards and a touchdown but was sacked five times.
Will Grier threw four touchdown passes to four receivers -- all in the first half -- and No. 25 Florida downed third-ranked Mississippi 38-10 on Saturday night.
Leonard Fournette highlighted his SEC-record third straight 200-yard game with a 75-yard touchdown run, and No. 9 LSU overcame Eastern Michigan 44-22 on Saturday night.
An officiating error led to an Oklahoma State touchdown Saturday in the Cowboys' 36-34 win over Kansas State.
Texas A&M receiver Ricky Seals-Jones, who was ejected for targeting midway in the second quarter of Saturday's game, took to Twitter late in the game, retweeting a tweet that questioned the call.
Florida State running back Dalvin Cook exited in the first quarter of the Seminoles' 24-16 win over Wake Forest with a left hamstring injury. He is day-to-day.
As if things weren't going bad enough at Texas, the Longhorns appear to have players on Twitter during lopsided losses and jabs at their coach accidentally being sent from other nearby teams.