Florida A&M coasts past Texas South­ern

Houston Chronicle Sunday - - COLLEGES -

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Ryan Stan­ley ran for a touch­down and threw for an­other score to help Florida A&M beat Texas South­ern 29-7 on Satur­day in the sea­son opener for both teams.

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

Stan­ley’s 9-yard touch­down run with 2:53 left in the first quar­ter capped a nine-play, 74yard drive and put Florida A&M up 7-0. On the Rat­tlers’ next pos­ses­sion, Devin Bow­ers scored on a 6-yard run to make it 13-0. Nor­wood’s touch­down catch made it 20-0 go­ing into half­time.

TSU had only 202 to­tal yards and 10 first downs as Florida A&M con­trolled the ball for nearly 39 min­utes. SOUTH FLORIDA 42 SAN JOSE ST. 22

Quin­ton Flow­ers threw two touch­down passes and D’Ernest John­son had two TD runs in a dom­i­nant sec­ond quar­ter that helped the vis­it­ing No. 19 Bulls over­come an early 16-point deficit to beat the Spar­tans in the first game un­der new coach Char­lie Strong.

The Strong era got off to a rough start with South Florida be­ing held to 22 yards in the open­ing quar­ter, the Bulls’ de­fense al­low­ing two early TD passes by Josh Love and two in­ef­fec­tive punts set­ting up two scores for San Jose State.

But the tide turned when Josh Black stuffed Ma­like Rober­son for a 1-yard loss on fourth-and-1 from the South Florida 33 in the clos­ing minute of the first quar­ter with San Jose State lead­ing 16-0.

It took less than nine min­utes for the Bulls to turn that big early deficit into a lead with help from a pair of in­ter­cep­tions off de­flected passes by Love. COLORADO ST. 58, ORE­GON ST. 27

Line­backer Tre Thomas scored on a 44-yard in­ter­cep­tion re­turn to lead a de­fense that forced five turnovers, Nick Stevens passed for 334 yards and three touch­downs, and the Rams opened their new on-cam­pus sta­dium with a rout of the Beavers at Fort Collins, Colo.

Colorado State moved into its new digs this sea­son af­ter nearly five decades of play­ing down the road at Hughes Sta­dium, and a rau­cous crowd of 37,583 fans was on hand at the $220 mil­lion fa­cil­ity.

Ore­gon State fum­bled twice and had three in­ter­cep­tions on the way to los­ing its 14th con­sec­u­tive road game. Beavers quar­ter­back Jake Lu­ton was 27-of-47 pass­ing for 304 yards and two scores but had the three in­ter­cep­tions. BYU 20, PORTLAND ST. 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 at Provo, Utah, in the sea­son opener for both teams.

From wire re­ports

D. Ross Cameron / As­so­ci­ated Press

South Florida de­fen­sive line­man Kirk Liv­ing­stone (94) cel­e­brates his sack of San Jose State quar­ter­back Josh Love in the sec­ond quar­ter of the Bulls’ 42-22 vic­tory Satur­day.

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