CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Trabis Ward ran for four touchdowns, including three in the fourth quarter, to help Tennessee State beat SE Missouri 40-28 to remain undefeated.
Ward's first touchdown was a 7-yard run in the second quarter. He followed that up with three more in the fourth, including a 30-yard run with 1:26 remaining in the game. Ward had 43 carries for 267 yards. Michael German was 17 of 27 for 154 yards.
Levi Terrell scored two touchdowns for SE Missouri, including a 52-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Scott Lathrop had a hand in two touchdowns -- a 13-yard run in the first quarter and an 8-yard pass to Paul McRoberts in the fourth. Lathrop was 17 of 26 for 222 yards for SE Missouri (2-4, 1-2 Ohio Valley). He also had 21 carries for 145 yards.
Tennessee State (7-0, 3-0, Ohio Valley) is off to its best start since 2001.
Former Blinn College coach Brad Franchione describes Panthers star Cam Newton's transformation from playing at the junior college in 2009 to playing in Super Bowl 50.
North Carolina inked the No. 34-ranked recruiting class in the 2016 cycle with one ESPN 300 (Tomon Fox) and four more four-stars. The class of 2017 is well on the way to besting the 2016 class with four ESPN Jr300 verbals less than one week after signing day with the most recent being in state receiver Ryan Jones Friday.
Oregon running back Thomas Tyner has decided to take a medical retirement after sitting out all of last season because of a shoulder injury.
It hasn't been an easy road at USC for Pat Haden, the former Trojans quarterback turned athletic director, but at 63, he's earned the right to relax.
Readers want to know about all "downer" material, Iowa cutting ties with Stanford and an inherent southern bias in recruiting rankings.
What did we learn from the Big 12 conference sessions this week? Jake Trotter sorts it out in this edition of the mailbag.
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