KENT, Ohio -- Jo-El Shaw ran for 105 yards and three touchdowns to help Kent State roll to a 54-14 victory over Howard on Saturday.
Kent State (1-1) surpassed 50 points for the first time since 2008 and has beaten Howard (0-2) in consecutive home openers.
Shaw scored on a 15-yard run following a blocked punt in the first quarter and had two scoring runs from inside the 4-yard line. Justin Rankin burst up the middle and ran untouched for 61 yards into the end zone to stretch the Kent State lead to 33-7 in the third quarter. Rankin, who led the Golden Flashes in yards rushing and receptions last season, finished with 147 yards on the ground and had a pair of catches for 22 yards.
Caylin Newton was 11-of-25 passing for 159 yards and threw two, third-quarter touchdown passes for the Bison.
Tulsa QB Luke Skipper is stripped and sacked by DE Quincy Roche who recovers the fumble and scores a 50-yard touchdown.
Anthony Russo connects with Randle Jones on a 41-yard gain and later tucks it and runs for a 1-yard touchdown and a Temple lead.
Auburn coach Gus Malzahn confirmed Thursday that wide receiver Nate Craig-Myers has decided to transfer. He's the fourth player to leave the program and the second this week.
Tulsa's Corey Taylor II runs in a three-yard touchdown to even the score at 7-7.
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly danced around the possibility of a new starting quarterback, saying Thursday that junior Ian Book and senior Brandon Wimbush would both play Saturday against Wake Forest but declining to say who will start.
Tulsa QB Luke Skipper has his pass intercepted by Temple's Ty Mason who returns it 36 yards for a touchdown.
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