MIAMI -- T.Y. Hilton returned a punt 97 yards for a score as Florida International routed Florida Atlantic 41-7 on Saturday night.
Hilton's return, among the 31 unanswered points scored by FIU (6-4, 3-3 Sun Belt Conference) in the first half, helped the Panthers defeat the Owls for the first time since 2005 and become bowl eligible for the second year in a row. The win was only their second against Florida Atlantic (0-9, 0-6).
Quarterback Jake Medlock started in place of Wesley Carroll and threw for 135 yards on 18-of-24 passing. He gave the Panthers a 10-0 lead on a 2-yard touchdown run and later threw a 9-yard TD pass to Willis Wright.
Kedrick Rhodes rushed for 122 yards on 16 carries and scored on a 12-yard run with 11:36 left in the second quarter to make the score 17-0.
Alfred Morris led FAU with 110 yards on 21 carries.
The University of Maryland has hired longtime collegiate athletic trainer and sports medicine consultant Dr. Rod Walters to conduct a review into the death of offensive lineman Jordan McNair.
Wake Forest has added two graduate transfer kickers: Darren Ford from Hope College, and Eric Osteen, who had been serving with the Army since graduating from West Point in 2013.
Notre Dame linebacker Te'von Coney has pleaded guilty to marijuana possession from an incident two years ago. Coach Brian Kelly said Coney would be back if he "takes care" of the court case.
Tennessee has boosted its offensive line by adding Alabama graduate transfer Brandon Kennedy.
Oklahoma and head football coach Lincoln Riley have agreed to a new five-year, $25 million contract.
Virginia Tech starting quarterback Josh Jackson has had his academic issue resolved and remains on the team, according to multiple reports.