HAMMOND, La. -- Bryan Bennett amassed 409 total yards and scored five touchdowns to lead Southeastern Louisiana to a 56-14 win over Stephen F. Austin Saturday night.
Bennett, who had 337 yards passing and 72 yards rushing, led the Lions to their first score on a 53-yard dash. Rasheed Harrell scored from 4 yards out to put Southeastern Louisiana (4-2, 1-0 Southland Conference) ahead 14-0 in this conference opener for both schools.
Bennett had four touchdown tosses in the second quarter as the Lions went into the locker room leading 42-7. Bennett started the third quarter the same way, hitting Chris Malot for an 85-yard touchdown strike, extending the lead to 49-7.
The Lumberjacks (2-4, 0-1) closed the gap to 14-7 when Gus Johnson scored from 3 yards out in the first quarter.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
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