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2017 Schedule
3-3, 4th in MEAC
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Howard rallies to 26-24 win over Bethune-Cookman

Caylin Newton threw for a touchdown and ran for two more, including a 5-yard run 39 seconds to play, as Howard beat Bethune-Cookman 26-24 on Saturday to snap a six-game losing streak in the series.

Maya Jones TheUndefeated.com 

Caylin Newton: "Coach told us this is the last loss." The Howard University quarterback shared his thoughts on the team's 31-38 loss to Kent State, and how the team will improve going into next week's game against the University of Richmond.

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Kent State denies Howard back-to-back FBS wins (1:33)
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Gamble extends the Kent State lead (0:24)
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Howard RB accelerates past defenders for 75-yard TD (0:54)

Maya Jones TheUndefeated.com 

Fans are eager to enter Dix Stadium less than 30 minutes before Kent State's home opener against Howard University. After Howard's 43-40 upset victory over UNLV last Saturday, Kent State fans interviewed before the game predict that Kent State will win, but the score may be close.

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Caylin Newton is trying to be his own man (2:02)

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Not only are people at Howard still beaming about last week's win, but those at other historically black colleges and universities are, too. I'm told there have been calls from other HBCUs made to Howard this week. The Bison upset win over FBS-level UNLV has been seen as a hopeful moment that more of the FCS-level schools wish to replicate with regularity.

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

Sure, he's got an NFL MVP for a brother. But Howard's quarterback has a lot more going on for himself than that. "He's Caylin Newton," Howard coach Mike London told me today about his true freshman QB who's Cam Newton's youngest sibling. "He wants to be his own man. We're going to allow him to operate in his own identity. He's the quarterback at Howard University. And we're going to get him better."

Coley Harvey ESPN Staff Writer 

It's been a wild week at Howard University. Four days after beating UNLV in the largest point-spread upset in college football history, the Bison are still answering questions about Week 1. Coach Mike London told me he doesn't mind that, but he is ready for focus to shift to this Saturday's road trip to Kent State. "It's human nature that you want to bask in the glory a little bit, but you also are a competitor, so you want to get to the next game."

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44dDavid Newton

Cam eyes duplicating brother Caylin's star turn

Howard quarterback Caylin Newton led the Bison to the biggest upset based on point spread in NCAA history, and his big brother, Cam Newton, couldn't be more proud.

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46dMark Schlabach

Sorry, NFL, but college football owns Sunday, too

After what we saw in college football's first weekend -- the second-largest comeback ever, the biggest upset ever and several season-changing injuries -- the pro league is going to have to do something special to impress us.

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Caylin Newton plays just like big bro, Cam (0:59)
Stats & Info

Upsets abound on Saturday night

The two largest upsets in the last 10 years, according to ESPN's Football Power Index, both happened Saturday, as Howard beat UNLV 43-40 and Liberty topped Baylor 48-45.

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47dDavid Purdum

Howard (+45) pulls CFB's biggest upset ever

Howard, a 45-point underdog against UNLV on Saturday, pulled off a stunning 43-40 win, marking the biggest point-spread upset in college football history.

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Howard celebrates after biggest upset in last 10 years (0:38)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike London's contract at Howard runs five years and will pay him $350,000 annually, according to a source. London, the former Virginia and Richmond coach who spent this season as Maryland's defensive line coach, will be introduced Monday at Howard.

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Staff Picks: Best HBCU Moments of 2016 (3:22)

2017 MEAC Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
North Carolina A&T4-07-0
North Carolina Central3-05-1
Hampton3-04-2
Howard2-13-3
Bethune-Cookman2-13-3
Norfolk State2-12-4
Morgan State1-21-5
South Carolina State1-32-4
Florida A&M1-32-5
Delaware State0-40-6
Savannah State0-40-6