RENSSELAER, Ind. -- Billy VandeMerkt logged 404 yards passing and four touchdown passes, leading St. Joseph's to a 34-31 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday.
St. Joseph's (1-0) edged Valparaiso (0-2) with late-game scoring for the second consecutive year in the 66th contest between the two teams.
St. Joseph's Gavin Voss converted a field goal with less than five minutes left in the game to break a tie and cap a 16-point quarter for the Pumas.
VandeMerkt helped spark the fourth-quarter offense, completing two of his four touchdown passes early in the quarter. A 76-yard touchdown pass to Alphonso Hines gave the Pumas a 31-23 lead.
Hoffman had 291 yards passing and three touchdowns to lead the Crusaders.
Joey Counts scored on a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 2 seconds left to give Montana a 38-35 victory over four-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State on Saturday.
Transfer Vernon Adams will be the starting quarterback when Oregon begins its season against Eastern Washington on Sept. 5.
Tim Beckman is threatening legal action after Illinois fired him as football coach Friday amid allegations of influencing medical decisions and pressuring players to play hurt.
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron revealed in a post-practice news conference that he has been treated for prostate cancer but plans to coach this season.
The woman who accused former Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu of raping her in 2013 has hired a Title IX law firm to represent her in potential civil litigation.
Arkansas tight end C.J. O'Grady has been arrested by Fayetteville police and charged with driving while intoxicated and being a minor in possession of alcohol.