NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Micheal Hughes passed for 170 yards and Tennessee State scored 10 points in a span of 44 seconds in the fourth quarter -- on a field goal and an interception return -- to defeat Bethune-Cookman 34-3 in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.
The loss is Bethune-Cookman's largest setback to an FCS team since 2009.
Tennessee State opened a 14-0 lead after a quarter on a Hughes TD pass to DeVon Johnson and a DeMarco Corbin run. After Bethune-Cookman's Uriel Hernandez kicked 46-yard field goal, the Tigers scored four more times.
Antonio Zita pushed the lead to 27-3 with his second 23-yard field goal of the game late in the fourth quarter. Less than a minute later, Dajour Nesbeth picked off Akevious Williams and returned it 39 yards for the final score.
Williams finished 13-of-23 passing for 156 yards.
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Cole McDonald threw five touchdown passes to four different receivers and Hawaii limited Duquesne to just 166 total yards as the Rainbow Warriors beat the Dukes 42-21 on Saturday night.
John Baron made three field goals, including the winning 38-yarder in overtime, to help San Diego State beat Eastern Michigan 23-20 on Saturday night.
Utah State running back Gerold Bright takes the hand off then shows off the speed scoring a 70-yard TD.
John Baron II makes a 39-yard field goal right down the middle to secure the 23-20 win for San Diego State.
Jake Browning threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first quarter, added a third TD toss early in the fourth quarter, and No. 10 Washington outlasted Arizona State 27-20 on Saturday night.
The Sooners were tested at home, but the normally-prolific offense got a lift from the defense to overcome a missed FG at the end of regulation.
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