Eastern Illinois (1-0) snapped a 19-19 tie when Taylor Duncan capped a 12-play 75-yard drive with a two-yard TD run with 7:36 left in the third quarter.
Duncan, who rushed for 94 yards on 20 carries, would cap the night with a 45-yard TD run with 4:40 left.
Eastern Illinois built a 19-13 lead at halftime as Garoppolo completed 15 of 24 passes for 246 yards and threw touchdown passes of 37 and four yards to Lora and a 62-yard strike to Keiondre Gober that snapped a 13-13 tie with 3:22 left in the first half.
Lora caught 10 passes for 87 yards.
San Diego State (0-1) got a 48-yard touchdown run from Colin Lockett in the first quarter.
Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones is "doing fine" after he was released from the hospital Wednesday night after being treated for symptoms related to a migraine headache.
Five Rutgers players were charged Thursday with crimes including assault and robbery, another jolt to a program whose coach is embroiled in an ongoing academics-related probe.
The Florida Gators will start Treon Harris at quarterback in Saturday's opener vs. New Mexico State over redshirt freshman Will Grier, coach Jim McElwain said Tuesday.
Baylor University has hired a Philadelphia law firm to independently investigate the university's handling of sexual assault complaints, including one against defensive end Sam Ukwuachu.
Oregon State and former coach Mike Riley face a federal Title IX lawsuit filed by a woman who said she was raped as a result of the coach's failure to correct a sexually violent culture.
James Madison players will wear decals on their helmets during Saturday's season-opening game in memory of the two journalists who were killed during a live television broadcast.