Colorado State, BYU win open­ers

Austin American-Statesman Sunday - - SPORTS -

Line­backer Tre Thomas scored on a 44-yard in­ter­cep­tion re­turn to lead a de­fense that forced five turnovers as Colorado State beat Ore­gon State 58-27 on a steamy Satur­day at Fort Collins, Colo.

The Rams moved into a new on-cam­pus sta­dium this sea­son after nearly five decades of play­ing down the road at Hughes Sta­dium. A rau­cous crowd of 37,583 showed up to try out the $220 mil­lion fa­cil­ity.

Nick Stevens did his part to make sure it was a suc­cess- ful un­veil­ing by throw­ing for three touch­downs and 334 yards — his third ca­reer 300yard pass­ing game.

The Beavers fum­bled twice and threw three in­ter­cep­tions on the way to los­ing their 14th straight road game.

Ore­gon State’s Jake Lu­ton com­pleted 27 of 47 passes for 304 yards and two scores. He also threw all three in­ter- cep­tions, in­clud­ing the game- changer in the third quar­ter. Thomas grabbed a tipped pass out of the air and raced to the end zone to make the score 34-20.

BYU 20, Port­land State 6: Tan­ner Mangum com­pleted 16 of 27 passes for 194 yards and a touch­down, and Squally Canada had 13 car­ries for a ca­reer-high 90 yards and a score to help the Cougars beat the Vik­ings in Provo, Utah.

Port­land State’s of­fense crossed mid­field just twice and went three-and-out on four of its first five pos­ses­sions.

Mangum hit Neil Pau’u with a 28-yard touch­down pass on third-and-10 late in the first quar­ter to give BYU a 7-0 lead. Mid­way through the second quar­ter, Mangum’s 33-yard pass to Talon Shumway set up a 1-yard scor­ing run by Canada.

Jalani Ea­son’s 4-yard pass to Dar­nell Adams capped a 17-play, 87-yard drive for Port­land, but a missed PAT at­tempt made it 14-6 at half­time. Rhett Al­mond made fourth-quar­ter field goals of 27 and 35 yards to cap the scor­ing for the Cougars.

Florida A&M 29, Texas South­ern 7: Ryan Stan­ley ran for a touch­down and threw for another score to help the Rat­tlers beat the Tigers at Tal­la­has­see, Fla.

Stan­ley hit 19 of 32 for 217 yards, Ricky Hen­rilus had 81 yards rush­ing, and Bran­don Nor­wood added three re­cep­tions for 63 yards, in­clud­ing a 35-yard touch­down catch.

Texas South­ern had just 202 to­tal yards and 10 first downs as FAMU con­trolled the ball for nearly 39 min­utes.

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