CONWAY, S.C. -- Devin Brown returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and De'Angelo Henderson followed less than two minutes later with a 49-yard run for a score as undefeated Coastal Carolina broke away from VMI with a 22-point third quarter in a 66-27 Big South victory on Saturday night.
VMI (1-7, 0-3) played without injured starting quarterback Eric Kordenbrock. But A.J. Augustine had the Keydets in the game for a half, throwing a 28-yard scoring pass to Samuel Patterson to get VMI within 30-24 seven seconds before halftime.
The Chanticleers (8-0, 3-0), also without their injured starting quarterback, Alex Ross, had no problem piling up points. Three QBs played for CCU with Michael Church seeing most of the action. He was 12-of-15 passing for 164 yards and three touchdowns, two going to Matt Hazel. Lorenzo Taliaferro rushed for 126 yards and a score. CCU had 502 yards total offense.
Several Baylor players took to social media to express their feelings -- a mix of anger, shock and sadness -- about the dismissal of coach Art Briles.
The toughest stretch for California in 2016 will come in late October and early November, as they face the Washington schools, Oregon and USC.
Dede Westbrook, who is expected to battle to be Oklahoma's No. 1 receiver, was arrested Monday on charges of criminal trespassing in Cameron, Texas.
Kedrick James, the nation's ninth-ranked tight end, announced Thursday that he is backing away from his longtime commitment to Baylor following the school's dismissal of head coach Art Briles.
QB Sean Maguire (ankle) and RB Dalvin Cook (shoulder) should be full speed next month, FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said Thursday.
Mark this day down. Turn the corner of this page in the college football family bible. Someone in the gridiron-industrial complex stood up and said some standards are more important than winning.