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.
Florida defensive leader Cece Jefferson underwent shoulder surgery this week, and he isn't expected to return until some point during the Gators' fall camp in August, a source said.
The attorney for Shea Patterson told The Detroit News that Ole Miss notified the NCAA that it had "nothing to add" in Patterson's case, clearing the way for the NCAA to decide the quarterback's eligibility.
Offensive lineman Matthew Burrell will be leaving Ohio State via transfer, he said Wednesday in an Instagram post that said he was "thankful for everything this amazing university has done for me."
Mel Kiper Jr. says UCLA WR Jordan Lasley displays impressive hands and instincts that should translate at the NFL level.
Mel Kiper Jr. calls San Diego State RB Rashaad Penny an explosive playmaker on the ground, through the air and in the return game.
Mel Kiper Jr. says Penn State TE Mike Gesicki possesses "off-the-charts athleticism" that allows him to excel as a pass catcher.