MURRAY, Ky. -- Michael Elbert returned a fumble 73 yards for a score in the third quarter to seal a 49-10 victory as Southern Illinois tied a school record with three defensive scores over Murray State in the season opener for both schools on Thursday night.
The Salukis forced six turnovers with two interceptions and four fumble recoveries. Two of the fumble recoveries resulted in touchdowns as Qua Brown scooped up a fumble after a Murray State pass completion and ran 23 yards for a score to give Southern Illinois a 13-3 lead early in the second quarter. Airan Reed picked off a Murray State pass in the end zone to score for a 21-3 advantage in the second quarter.
Drew Anderson threw for 138 yards, completing 17 of 30 attempts with the two interceptions to lead Murray State.
Minnesota sophomore safety Antoine Winfield Jr. is out for the rest of the season after injuring his left foot in the first quarter of the Big Ten opener at Maryland.
Wake Forest has fired defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel, coach Dave Clawson announced Sunday, the day after the Demon Deacons' 56-27 loss to Notre Dame.
After being out the first four games of the season, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he expects running back Dexter Williams to play this week against Stanford.
Can Ohio State not just make the playoff but reach the CFP title game? One of our bowl experts thinks so with Urban Meyer back on the sideline.
LSU jumped over Oklahoma, but the top 10 remained mostly unchanged in the AP college football poll. In the bottom half of the poll, five teams entered the Top 25 on Sunday, including No. 17 Kentucky for the first time since 2007.
Tennessee linebacker Quart'e Sapp says he would never disrespect his team, coaches, family or fans by refusing to enter a game -- an allegation made by Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt.
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