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California 73, Grambling State 14
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BERKELEY, Calif. – Grambling State threw two interceptions for scores and surrendered three first half touchdowns falling to California 73-14 in its season opener Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
Cal’s Jared Goff connected with Kenny Lawler three times for scores as the Tigers found themselves trailing 52-0 at halftime

Johnathan Williams threw four interceptions in the first half against the Tigers, who fininshed the 2014 season at 7-4.

Martez Carter scored on a 90-yard run in the fourth quarter and Nicholas Peoples added two interceptions for the Tigers.

GSU forced two turnovers  on the Golden Bears first three drives with a deflected pass by thrown by Goff and a fumble near the goal line by Vic Enwere.

Williams threw as many interceptions as completed passes in the first quarter. Walker took one back 14 yards for a score and Downs took another back 8 yards as Cal returned two interceptions for touchdowns.

GSU’s Guy Stallworth led both teams in tackles with 10.  Nicholas Peoples finished with nine stops and a pair of interceptions for the Tigers, whose flight to California was delayed several hours Friday, leading them to cancel their scheduled walkthrough and practice.

Devante Downs led the Golden Bears with six tackles and one interception.

Middle Tennessee State 70, Jackson State 14
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MURFREESBURO, Tenn. --LaMontiez Ivy threw for 264 yards and two touchdowns but Jackson State still dropped it season opener at Middle Tennessee State 70-14 Saturday night.

Dan Williams led all receivers at Floyd Stadium for JSU hauling in seven passes for 130 yards.  Stacy Noble totaled 13 tackles with 11 of them solo stops.

Brent Stockstill threw four touchdowns to help Middle Tennessee to a 70-14 win over Jackson State in a season opener on Saturday.

Stockstill was 23 of 29 for 336 yards for the Blue Raiders. Jeremiah Brysonrushed for two scores and Jordan Parker and Ruben Garnett each ran for a touchdown. A blocked Jackson State field goal resulting in a touchdown return by Jamarcus Howard and a 75-yard interception return by D.J. Sanders closed out the scoring for Middle Tennessee.


Stockstill threw three touchdowns in the first half, two to Ed'Marques Batties and one to Lucas Hamilton, and the Blue Raiders were up 21-7.


The Tigers trailed by 21 and with no time remaining before the break, Howard returned a blocked JSU field goal 63 yards for another score and the Blue Raiders had a 42-14 halftime advantage.


New Mexico 66, Mississippi Valley State 0
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Mississippi Valley State allowed New Mexico to tie a school and Mountain West Conference record for rushing touchdowns with eight in a season-opening 66-0 defeat Saturday night.

The Delta Devils struggled offensively finishing the game with only 74 yards of total offense.  MVSU never crossed midfield on the night.

They didn't get past their own 40 in the first half and the deepest penetration came on its final possession when it reached their own 42.

Lobos quarterback Lamar Jordan completed all seven of his passes for 103 yards and added 62 rushing yards and the game's first touchdown.

Thomas Stokes Jr. led the Delta Devils with 40 yards on 13 carries, but overall they finished with 26 rushing yards on 40 carries.


Cincinnati 52, Alabama A&M 10
Box Score

CINCINNATI, OHIO – Alabama A&M fell at Cincinnati in front of an on-campus record crowd of the newly renovated Nippert Stadium 52-10 Saturday night.

Gunner Kiel led the Bearcats on an 8-play, 58-yard touchdown drive that began with a 20-yard pass to Shaq Washington and ended with Johnny Holton catching a 6-yard TD pass.

The Bulldogs would respond with a forced fumble and blocked punt which led to a a five play drive with DeWayne Ballard hitting Tevin McKenzie on a 12-yard touchdown run to tie the score at 7-7 with 5:55 to play in the first quarter.

Kiel, who led the league with 31 touchdown passes in his first collegiate season, helped the Bearcats pull ahead 35-7 at halftime. He went 18 of 22 for 233 yards.

They didn’t score again until the 5:15 mark of the fourth quarter when Cesar Diaz-Ramon kicked a 28-yard field goal. By then, UC had scored 45 unanswered points.

Bryan Bower rushed the ball 19 times for 61 yards for AAMU.


Prairie View 38, Texas Southern 11
Box Score

HOUSTON -- Trey Green ran for two touchdowns and threw for a third as Prairie View A&M ran past Southwestern Athletic Conference rival Texas Southern, 38-11 in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.  The Labor Day Classic from BBVA Compass Stadium was the only conference game in the league.

The victory made Willie Simmons a winner in his debut as head coach of the Panthers.  Simmons served as Alcorn State’s offensive coordinator last season.

Green ran 80 yards for his first score in the opening minutes of the game and the Panthers held a 10-3 lead at halftime. He scored from the two yard line early in the third quarter and Johnta Hebert added an 11-yard run for a score to give PVAMU a 24-3 lead after three quarters.

After Green threw 11 yards to Nick Pitre for a 7-yard score to make it 31-3, Averion Hurts got Texas Southern into the end zone with a 5-yard toss to Larry Clark III.

Malik Cross hauled eight passes totaling 65 yards for TSU.  Courtney Brown, Green and Hebert combined for 224 yards on the ground for the Panthers.

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