BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Bobby Rainey rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns Saturday and Western Kentucky played the role of spoiler by winning the first game in Florida Atlantic's new on-campus stadium, 20-0.
The game drew a near-sellout crowd in the 30,000-seat, $70 million stadium, but the winless Owls' offense gave fans little to cheer about. Florida Atlantic (0-6, 0-3 Sun Belt Conference) totaled only 121 yards and six first downs.
Rainey scored the first points in the stadium on a 4-yard run in the second quarter for Western Kentucky (2-4, 2-1). He added a 1-yard run following a blocked punt for the final touchdown.
LPGA golfer Stacy Lewis is part of Arkansas' announced seven-person search committee tasked with finding a new athletic director.
Rivalry week is headlined by a showdown between Alabama and Auburn that could shake up the College Football Playoff landscape. Ohio State looks to sneak into the playoff rankings with a win at Michigan, and unbeaten Miami faces a tough road game at Pitt.
Coach Kevin Sumlin responds to the recent rumors about his job status at Texas A&M.
Virginia Tech/Virginia and Vanderbilt/Tennessee are among the rivalry games with Vegas lines that conflict with Football Power Index expectations.
Kirk Herbstreit says the two players to watch for in the Iron Bowl are Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson and Alabama QB Jalen Hurts.
After five losing seasons, Kent State football coach Paul Haynes has been fired. Haynes, a former Kent State walk-on defensive back, was 14-45 overall. Kent State has had just two winning seasons in the past 30.