INDIANAPOLIS -- Dartmouth opened its season by scoring on its first three possessions and held off a fourth-quarter rally to earn a 30-23 win at Butler Saturday.
Dominick Pierre ran for a pair of touchdowns after Dalyn Williams opened the game by scoring on a 1-yard run on Dartmouth's first possession as the Big Green took a 21-3 lead early in the second quarter.
Pierre finished with three touchdowns and 93 yards on 23 carries. Williams ran for 119 yards on 18 carries while Big Green amassed 238 yards on the ground.
Matt Lancaster was 42 of 68 and a pair of touchdowns and sparked the fourth-quarter Butler rally with two long drives. Lancaster fired a 15-yard scoring pass to Brandon Collins with 7:36 left in the game, then drove the Bulldogs (2-2) 67 yards in 11 plays and capped the drive by burrowing in from the 1 with 2:11 left.
Miami has lost running back Gus Edwards for the entire season because of a left foot injury.
Virginia Tech will wear a decal on its helmets against No. 1 Ohio State on Monday night to honor slain Roanoke television journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
South Carolina football players will wear stickers on their helmets this season to honor the nine people who died in a shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston this past June.
Washington has found its starting quarterback, but coach Chris Petersen said the Huskies will keep that information under wraps until Friday's season opener at No. 23 Boise State.
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.