The Western Athletic Conference has announced that it will add four schools from the Southland Conference and one from the Big Sky to bring its membership to 13.
Army quarterback Jemel Jones had 14 carries for a career-high 138yards rushing and two touchdowns and added a 33-yard TD pass as the Black Knights cruised to a 55-23 win over Abilene Christian on Saturday.
Josh Fields and Ronald Awatt each had a rushing touchdown to help UTEP beat Abilene Christian 17-13 on Saturday night.
The Southland Conference has opted to play college football in the spring, but it did allow wiggle room for its members to play nonconference games this fall.
Tommy Stevens had two touchdown passes and ran for another as Mississippi State defeated Abilene Christian 45-7 on Saturday.
Donniel Ward-Magee and Tre’ Spann had two interceptions apiece as Southeast Louisiana intercepted six passes to win a share of the Southland Conference championship with a 35-17 win over Abilene Christian on Saturday.
Ife Adeyi had 197 yards receiving and caught two touchdown passes to lead Sam Houston State past Abilene Christian 24-10 on Saturday.
Tracy James crashed in for the winning score as Abilene Christian won its second overtime game this season, slipping past Nicholls 37-31 on Saturday.
Luke Anthony hit Kobe Clark with a 22-yard touchdown pass in the second overtime period to lift Abilene Christian to a 31-24 Southland Conference victory on Saturday night.
Luke Anthony threw three touchdown passes as Abilene Christian ran up a big first-half lead and held it to beat Houston Baptist 45-20 on Saturday night.
Jordan Hoy threw two touchdown passes and ran for the winning score as he rallied Lamar late to beat Abilene Christian 27-24 on Saturday night, snapping a three-game skid.
Keyondrick Philio ran for three touchdowns and Incarnate Word took an early lead and held it to beat Abilene Christian 31-24 on Saturday night.
Tracy James crashed in to score in the waning seconds after Abilene Christian recovered a fumbled punt to grab a 17-10 win over McNeese on Saturday night.
Carlos Blackman scored two touchdowns, including a 3-yard run to give Central Arkansas its first lead with 1:30 to play, and the Bears beat Abilene Christian 31-30 on Saturday night.
Mason Fine threw for 383 yards and four touchdowns to lead North Texas past Abilene Christian 51-31 in a season opener on Saturday night.
Former Abilene Christian cornerback Jabari Butler has transferred to Penn State and joined the program as a walk-on.