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Utah spoils Harbaugh's debut, beating Michigan 24-17 (Yahoo Sports)
Jim Harbaugh was swarmed by cameramen from the moment he stepped of the bus at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The Utes felt disrespected despite being favored and spoiled Harbaugh's Michigan coaching debut with a smothering defense, beating the Wolverines 24-17 on Thursday night in the opener for both teams. ''We beat Michigan for third time in a row,'' Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said.
Boykin, No. 2 TCU outlast Minnesota 23-17 (Yahoo Sports)
Longtime friends TCU coach Gary Patterson and Minnesota coach Jerry Kill met at midfield after another tough game and shook hands. The second-ranked Horned Frogs enter this season with national championship aspirations, and the Golden Gophers showed them just how difficult that pursuit is going to be. Trevone Boykin threw for 246 yards and a touchdown and ran for 92 yards and another score to help the Horned Frogs outlast Minnesota 23-17 on Thursday night.
Running back Elijah Holyfield says he will sign with Georgia (Yahoo Sports)
Elijah Holyfield, the top-rated running back in the state of Georgia and the son of former boxing champion Evander Holyfield, says he will sign with Georgia. Holyfield, a senior at Woodward Academy in the Atlanta area, announced his decision on Friday. Holyfield brought out two white bulldog puppies for his announcement.
Kent State-Illinois postponed until Saturday by lightning (Yahoo Sports)
An Illinois football team eager to put months of turmoil aside and play football will have to wait an extra day after Friday's opener against Kent State was postponed after three hours of lightning. The game will be the first for the Illini since the firing a week earlier of coach Tim Beckman. The game was scheduled to be broadcast on the Big Ten Network but will not be televised.
Fordham knocks off another FBS team with 37-35 win over Army (Yahoo Sports)
Fordham turned a nightmare beginning into a dream ending - and put the big boys on notice again. Chase Edmonds ran for 110 yards and three touchdowns, including a 10-yard rush to break a 29-29 tie with 12:04 left, and added 140 yards on six catches as Fordham stunned Army 37-35 in the opener for both teams Friday night. Making his first start, Kevin Anderson threw for 266 of his 322 yards in the first half and finished 15 for 23 for the Rams, who beat Army for the first time in five games dating back to 1891 - when the Black Knights beat Fordham for the program's first win.
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ENMU to be on probation, vacate wins over NCAA violations (Yahoo Sports)
PORTALES, N.M. (AP) -- Eastern New Mexico will be on probation for four years and forfeit five seasons' worth of victories by nearly all of its sports programs because of eligibility violations.
Morton resigns as assistant basketball coach at Seton Hall (Yahoo Sports)
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) -- Dwayne Morton has resigned as an assistant basketball coach at Seton Hall.
Duquesne names David Harper athletic director (Yahoo Sports)
Duquesne has named longtime University of Dayton administrator David Harper as the school's new athletic director. Harper replaces Greg Amodio, who left the Dukes in July for the same job at Quinnipiac. Harper spent the last three years at Dayton as the associate vice president of university advancement, where his duties included overseeing the Flyers men's basketball program.
Coastal Carolina joining Sun Belt (Yahoo Sports)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Sun Belt Conference officials say Coastal Carolina has accepted an invitation to join the league and in doing so will move its football program up to the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision by 2018.