Cyrus began a string of 28 straight first-half points for Alabama State (2-2, 2-1 SWAC) with a 5-yard score. A 28-yard touchdown pass from Daniel Duhart to Everett Miles, a short touchdown run by Crowell and a 19-yard interception return for a score by Daer Washington gave the Hornets a 28-7 halftime lead.
Grambling State (0-4, 0-2) cut it to 28-21 in the third with two touchdown passes from D.J. Williams to Anthony McGhee. The Hornets responded the following possession with a Cyrus 26-yard touchdown run and pulled away in the fourth with two more touchdown runs, including a 28-yarder by Crowell. Crowell tallied 129 yards on 14 carries.
Chester Rogers had six receptions for 131 yards and a touchdown for Grambling State.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.
Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon will start against Oregon State on Saturday, a source told ESPN.