NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Zack Adkins had 376 total yards and threw for three touchdowns to lead Northwestern State over Southern 55-14 Saturday night.
Adkins threw touchdown passes to three separate receivers in a 15-minute span. His 31-yard strike to Louis Hollier gave Northwestern State (2-0) a commanding 31-0 lead in the second quarter. Adkins was 22 of 34. Bryant Mitchell and Ed Eagan each led the Demons with six receptions.
Dray Joseph threw a 10-yard pass to Willie Quinn to complete an 80-yard scoring drive, to put Southern on the board just before half. The Jaguars concluded their scoring with Quinn's 98-yard kickoff return. It was Quinn's first collegiate kickoff return, and set a Turpin Stadium record.
The Demon home win was the first under head coach Jay Thomas.
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.
UCLA's Josh Rosen will look to redeem himself against USC in 2016, making the matchup one of the upcoming season's most compelling games.
Haden's aim of reclaiming lost glory ended thanks to coaching flameouts. But his final grade remains incomplete until we see more from Clay Helton.
|Mississippi Valley State||1-8||1-10|
|Prairie View A&M||8-1||8-2|
|Sam Houston State||7-2||11-4|
|Stephen F Austin||4-5||4-7|