Mason Fine threw for 292 yards and a score and DeAndre Torrey ran for three touchdowns and North Texas pulled away from Southern Mississippi 30-7 on Saturday.
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Jarrett Stidham threw for 245 yards and two touchdowns and No. 10 Auburn beat Southern Miss 24-13 on Saturday night in a game disrupted for nearly three hours by lightning.
Jack Abraham passed for 428 yards and four touchdowns and Southern Miss rolled to a 40-22 victory over Rice on Saturday in the Conference USA opener for both teams.
Southern Mississippi and Appalachian State had discussed options to reschedule the football game canceled by Hurricane Florence, but instead chose not to play later this season.
Cortez Sisco Jr. intercepted a Jack Abraham pass and returned it 46 yards with 22 seconds left in the game, preserving Louisiana Monroe's 21-20 victory Saturday night.
Jack Abraham threw for four touchdowns and Southern Mississippi beat Jackson State 55-7 on Saturday night in a season opener for both teams.
Southern Miss QB Kwadra Griggs, who threw for 1,879 yards with 16 touchdowns and two interceptions last season, was suspended indefinitely by the team.
James Blackman threw three of his Independence Bowl-record four touchdown passes to Auden Tate and Florida State beat Southern Mississippi 42-13 on Wednesday.
The 2017 New Year's Six have been announced, with some high-powered matchups set to bring in the new year.
A student-athlete born with only one kidney sued the University of Southern Mississippi on Wednesday, saying school officials pulled him off the football team after learning of his medical condition.
Kwadra Griggs threw three touchdown passes for Southern Mississippi, but a failed 2-point conversion with 1:15 to play was the difference in a 28-27 victory over Marshall on Saturday.