AUBURN, Ala. -- Tre Mason returned a kick 100 yards and Corey Grant scored on a 75-yard run to lead Auburn to a 31-24 victory over Washington State on Saturday night in Gus Malzahn's debut as the Tigers' coach.
Robenson Therezie also picked off two passes, including one in the end zone with less than five minutes remaining, for the Tigers (1-0). They had managed just two interceptions during last season's 3-9 debacle.
The Malzahn-versus-Mike Leach matchup of offensive innovators produced plenty of big plays and drama.
The Cougars (0-1) had two chances to tie it in the final five minutes, but Therezie's interception and an incompletion on fourth down ended the threats.
Grant gained 146 yards on nine carries. Junior college transfer Nick Marshall was 10-of-19 passing for 99 yards in his starting debut.
Connor Halliday was 35 of 65 for 344 yards and a touchdown but was also intercepted three times.
Auburn defensive back Tim Irvin, the nephew of Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he is transferring to another school.
Michigan running back Drake Johnson was run over in April by a forklift at the Wolverines' indoor track building, according to reports.
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Recruiting reporter Derek Tyson joins ESPN's Phil Murphy to break down the incoming freshmen likeliest to make a splash in 2016.
Washington has named Jennifer Cohen as its new athletic director after she served as the interim athletic director following Scott Woodward's departure for Texas A&M.
Duke coach David Cutcliffe set the bar high when he sprung some exciting news on walk-on defensive end Danny Doyle.