CONWAY, S.C. -- Osharmar Abercrombie had 17 carries for 149 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday night and Coastal Carolina opened its season with a 38-28 win over Massachusetts.
The Chanticleers scored 17 straight points to pull away in the second half, taking the lead for good at 24-21 on Evan Rabon's 46-yard field goal with 9:24 left in the third quarter. Tyler Keane added to the lead on a 13-yard TD pass to Chris Jones with 4:48 left in the third and Abercrombie scored on a 7-yard run with 3:45 left in the game.
Dalton Demos had two TD runs in the first quarter for Coastal Carolina, which never trailed and led 21-14 at halftime.
After rushing for 1,024 yards as a true freshman, Cam Akers has his sights set much higher, saying he has plenty of room to improve.
Former Florida head coach Jim McElwain has signed a deal to join Jim Harbaugh's staff at Michigan as an assistant on offense. McElwain is scheduled to start work Sunday and will coach the Wolverines' receivers.
Arkansas State has filed a lawsuit against the University of Miami saying Miami has refused to reschedule a game that was postponed last September due to Hurricane Irma. The game had been scheduled for Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Shaquem Griffin's next stop after an inspirational career at UCF despite having only one hand is the NFL combine.
ESPN Big Ten reporter Dan Murphy explains why there wasn't much pushback with Mark Dantonio's contract extension.
Despite accusations of mishandled sexual assault claims against his football program, Mark Dantonio had his annual contract extension approved by Michigan State on Friday.