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.
Arizona State's talented defense has upper-echelon potential, especially along the line, but its high-risk style at times leaves it exposed.
Vanderbilt's bowl hopes likely require a fast start to the season, making the matchup against Georgia Tech cruical for Derek Mason's squad.
Penn State's James Franklin hopes that his offseason additions arrive with a more permanent feel for his staff and his program.
Fueled by the feel-good story of cancer survivor RB James Conner, the Panthers would love to pull off a feel-good win over in-state rival Penn State.
Wisconsin plans to use its speedy new weapon, four-star prospect A.J. Taylor, as a wide receiver when he arrives on campus this summer.
Travon McMillian will be a player Tennessee fans will want to keep an eye on when the Vols face Virginia Tech on Sept. 10.
|North Carolina A&T||7-1||10-2|
|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|