Will Jones threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score, Richard McCollum kicked two field goals and Western Carolina snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 20-17 win over Division II-member North Greenville on Saturday.
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Freshman Zonavan Knight ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries Saturday as N.C. State rebounded from a slow start to defeat Western Carolina 41-0 at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Robert Riddle threw for four touchdowns and Tyray Devezin ran for two more as Mercer got off to a fast start on its way to a 49-27 victory over Western Carolina in the season opener and initial Southern Conference encounter of the season on Saturday.
Defending national champion and top-ranked James Madison placed three players on The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, more than any other school.
Receiver's legs aid in interception
Western Carolina's Steffon Hill looked to have a catch near the end zone, but a few wacky bounces later, the ball was in the hands of an East Carolina defender.
East Tennessee State will host Western Carolina at Bristol Motor Speedway next season in the Bucs' first conference game since 2003.
True freshman Kyler Murray started for the second straight game and recorded three TDs, while former starter Kyle Allen went 6-for-6 on Saturday night.
Watch: Western Carolina vs. Texas A&M
In its six wins this season, Texas A&M averaged 210.2 rushing yards per game and had 11 rushing TDs, including at least one in all six games. In the Aggies' three losses, they had no rushing TDs and averaged 85.3 rushing yards per game. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN
This weekend's SEC Viewer's Guide talks about Florida trying to bounce back after the Vanderbilt scare while Alabama and LSU try to avoid letdowns.
Evan Berry scores TD as brother watches
Tennessee's Evan Berry had a wild 88-yard kickoff return for a TD while his brother, Chiefs safety Eric Berry, was watching on the sideline.
Evan Berry returned a kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown, and Alvin Kamara returned a punt 50 yards for a score in Tennessee's win on Saturday.
Newsome helps with Catamounts' first TD
Western Carolina gave its fans something to cheer about when RB Detrez Newsome ran 64 yards for a TD to cut a little bit of the deficit. Tennessee has a wide 55-10 lead.
Watch: Western Carolina vs. Tennessee
Tennessee is coming off of a 2OT loss to Oklahoma in which it led by 14 entering the fourth. The loss dropped Butch Jones' record at Tennessee to 13-14, the same record through 27 games as his predecessor. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN
Derrick Henry rushed for 92 yards and two touchdowns and a receiving touchdown as Alabama rolled to a 48-14 win over Western Carolina.