MURRAY, Ky. -- Shuler Bentley threw four touchdown passes and Murray State beat Division-II Kentucky Wesleyan 67-7 on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.
Bentley led a 12-play, 81-yard scoring drive on the first possession that ended with a 3-yard scoring pass to D.J. Penick. Bentley connected with Jordon Gandy, who finished with 90 yards and three touchdowns, on a 2-yard TD on the next possession.
Before the first quarter ended, Dylann Boone intercepted Mike McGee for a 60-yard touchdown to make it 22-0. Boone was one of four Racers defenders with an interception.
Backup quarterback Corey Newble relieved Bentley early in the second and promptly threw a 52-yard score to Gandy with 12:08 before halftime to make it 29-0.
McGee threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Ladarrius Dunn to put the Panthers on the board with 10:54 left in the third.
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.
Virginia Tech has dismissed defensive end Trevon Hill from the team.
Both Urban Meyer and James Franklin's squads came away with a victory over the past two seasons when the electrifying Ohio State-Penn State rivalry game was played.
Ohio State AD Gene Smith has denied a report that the Buckeyes are looking to make Ryan Day the coach-in-waiting behind Urban Meyer.
Jordan Love threw for a career-high 356 yards and two touchdowns to help Utah State rally for a 42-32 win over Air Force on Saturday night.
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