ORANGEBURG, S.C. -- The South Carolina State defense shut out Alabama A&M on Saturday, and the offense turned a slow start into a strong finish, winning 32-0 and notching its first victory of the season.
SC State defenders limited Alabama A&M (1-2, 1-0 SWAC) to minus 3 yards rushing, scored a safety, snagged two interceptions and recovered two fumbles. They kept AAMU bottled up for much of the game, limiting them to 194 yards of total offense.
After a sputtering start, SC State's hurry-up offense kicked into gear, with a big play coming on a 72-yard touchdown pass from Richard Cue to Tyler McDonald in the second quarter. Justin Taylor scored twice, on 15-yard run in the first quarter and on a 1-yard run in the third. Nick Belcher kicked three field goals on the night.
Alex Glover had the safety for SC State (1-2, 0-1 MEAC).
Running back Devontae Booker had 124 combined yards and a touchdown, and Utah spoiled Jim Harbaugh's Michigan coaching debut, beating the Wolverines 24-17 on Thursday night.
All-American defensive end Shawn Oakman and safety Orion Stewart have been suspended for Baylor's season opener Friday against SMU for a violation of team rules, a school spokesman told ESPN.com.
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.
East Carolina receiver Trevon Brown will miss three games after being placed on probation for a violation of the school's student code of conduct.
Five Rutgers players were suspended Thursday after home-invasion and assault charges, another jolt to a program whose coach is embroiled in an ongoing academics-related probe.
Nebraska coach Mike Riley announced the suspensions Thursday of five players, including three key contributors, for the Cornhuskers' season opener Saturday against BYU.