Florida A&M (3-6, 2/3 Mid-Eastern Athletic) opened the game with a 10-play, 78-yard scoring drive, capped off by Damien Fleming's 27-yard score. The Rattlers added a safety 8 minutes later, taking a 9-0 lead.
Points came at a premium after the first quarter as both offenses struggled. Norfolk State (2-7, 2-3) got their only points when Lynden Trail forced a fumble and recovered it in the end zone. FAMU had a 9-6 lead following the missed extra point.
James Owens' 8-yard score with 1:11 to play iced the game for FAMU. Owens rushed for 89 yards on 18 carries while Fleming added 74 yards on 10 carries. Fleming also threw for 66 yards on 6-of-16 passing.
Rolandan Finch finished with 151 yards on 23 carries, pacing Norfolk State.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday he has informed competing quarterbacks Jake Rudock and Shane Morris of his decision on a starter for the Wolverines' opener Thursday night at Utah.
Michigan State quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful Connor Cook said he was disappointed his teammates didn't vote him among the team's three captains this season.
No. 5 Michigan State will start redshirt freshman Vayante Copeland at one of its two cornerback spots Friday night at Western Michigan.
Less than four months removed from his transfer to Florida State, Everett Golson has been named the Seminoles' starting quarterback.
After hinting at it for more than a week, LSU coach Les Miles confirmed Monday that Brandon Harris will start at quarterback in Saturday's opener against McNeese State.
USC AD Pat Haden said he had "thoughtful conversations" with medical professionals and that "a lot of careful thought was given" before deciding on a course of action for coach Steve Sarkisian.