CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Malcolm Dixon threw three touchdowns to help Charleston Southern beat VMI 32-14 in a Big South Conference showdown Saturday.
Charleston Southern (2-4, 1-1) scored the only points of the first quarter on two Dixon touchdown passes, one of 15-yards to Zach Frazier and a 31-yard completion to Larry Jones III. Dixon finished 5 of 6 for 88 yards.
VMI (2-4, 1-1) answered quickly, scoring early in the second quarter when Jabari Turner's 3-yard run cut the lead to 13-7. But the Keydets failed to get any closer.
Charleston Southern then scored 19 unanswered points, using an effective rushing attack and a strong second half defense to seal the victory.
The Buccaneers amassed 307 yards rushing on 66 carries, while the defense did not allow any second half points. VMI's only score came late in the fourth quarter when John Washington returned a fumble 70 yards.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.