Jadon Boatright returned an interception 40 yards for a score 76 seconds into the game, and New Mexico added three more first-quarter touchdowns on Saturday in a 59-17 romp of Louisiana-Monroe.
Kevin Ellison threw two fourth-quarter touchdowns as Georgia Southern beat New Mexico State 22-19 on Saturday night to snap a three-game losing streak.
Elijah McGuire ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to a 27-3 win over Texas State on Saturday night.
Taylor Lamb threw for 220 yards and rushed for one touchdown, Jalin Moore had 114 yards rushing and a score, and Appalachian State beat Idaho 37-19 on Saturday.
Marterious Allen and B.J. Clay scored touchdowns on defense within 10 seconds of each other in the third quarter and Georgia State broke away for a 31-6 victory over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday.
Brandon Silvers passed for a career-high 395 yards and rallied Troy with the final 18 points to beat South Alabama 28-21 on Thursday night.
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Will Collins threw two touchdowns passes, Ben Luckett ran for two more scores and Louisiana-Monroe held on to beat Texas State 40-34 on Saturday night.
Matt Linehan threw for 476 yards and accounted for five touchdowns -- both career highs -- to help Idaho beat New Mexico State 55-23 on Saturday.
Chris Humes returned a fumble 60 yards for a touchdown, and Arkansas State held South Alabama to 255 total yards in a 17-7 win on Saturday night.
Brandon Silvers threw two touchdown tosses in the fourth quarter as Troy held off Georgia State 31-21 in Sun Belt Conference play on Saturday.
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Georgia Tech snaps a 3-game skid and enters the bye off a 35-24 win over Georgia Southern behind a strong day from Justin Thomas, who threw for a season-high 172 yards and tallied 3 total TDs. The Yellow Jackets jumped up big early and never really let the Eagles get into striking distance. They improve to 4-3 and get Duke at home next, on Oct. 29.
Justin Thomas was the difference in the matchup of spread-option offenses, running for two touchdowns and passing for another, and Georgia Tech beat Georgia Southern 35-24 on Saturday to end a th