Brock Jensen backed into the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown with 28 seconds left, and visiting North Dakota State upset defending Big 12 champion Kansas State 24-21 Friday night
The senior quarterback led the Bison on an 18-play, 80-yard march that ate up 8½ minutes, helping them convert four third downs along the way, and left the Wildcats with virtually no time left to set up a tying field-goal try.
Jensen threw for 165 yards and two touchdowns for Bison, the two-time defending FCS national champions who have beaten Colorado State, Minnesota and Kansas in the last three years.
Texas Tech 41, SMU 23: Baker Mayfield, believed to be the first walk-on true freshman quarterback to start a season opener for a BCS school, threw for 413 yards and four touchdowns and ran for a score as Texas Tech beat SMU in Dallas.
Arizona 35, N. Arizona 0: Daniel Jenkins ran 91 yards for a touchdown, the third-longest rushing play in Arizona school history, and the host Wildcats opened their season with a rainy victory.
Arizona All-American Ka'Deem Carey, the nation's leading rusher last season, was suspended for the game "per team policy," the school said.
Fresno State: Quarterback Derek Carr's statistics from the Bulldogs' 52-51 overtime victory Thursday night against Rutgers have been adjusted after official scorers took away a completion that had been wiped out by a penalty.
Carr was originally credited with 53 completions on 74 attempts for 470 yards. The school announced Friday that a 14-yard completion on the second play of the fourth quarter was taken away, leaving Carr 52 for 73 for 456 yards with five touchdowns in the 52-51 overtime victory.
Carr still set school and Mountain West Conference records for completions and passes.
USC: Neither Southern Cal quarterback played particularly well in a 30-13 win late Thursday night at Hawaii, and now Cody Kessler and Max Wittek will spend the next week uncertain about their roles on the No. 24 Trojans.
Coach Lane Kiffin is already taking criticism from fans after an unimpressive win in the season opener. USC intercepted four of Taylor Graham's passes and sacked him seven times, directly setting up each USC score.
Miami: Hurricanes trustee Bernie Kosar said the school held back 10 football scholarships last season in response to an ongoing NCAA probe, a claim that was quickly denied by athletic department officials.
Kosar, the former Hurricanes and NFL quarterback, made the comment before Miami's season opener against Florida Atlantic and said the move hampered the school's recruiting efforts in South Florida. Shortly after Kosar spoke, Miami spokesman Chris Yandle said the statement was incorrect, though it was not made clear if Kosar erred on the number or if any scholarship sanction was self-imposed at all.
Washington: Star tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has been suspended for the Huskies' season opener Saturday against No. 19 Boise State, multiple sources told The Seattle Times.
Seferian-Jenkins, a preseason All-American, will serve the one-game suspension after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge in July.