DENTON, Texas -- Mason Fine threw for 444 yards and three touchdowns, Kemon Hall returned an interception for a touchdown and DeAndre Torrey had a 96-yard kickoff return for North Texas in a 46-23 win over SMU in a season opener on Saturday night.
SMU trailed 36-0, and had only one first down compared to UNT's 27, before scored all of its points in the final 8 1/2 minutes of coach Sonny Dykes' debut with the Mustangs. Braeden West had a 5-yard TD run and Hicks threw two TD passes in the final 1:41 -- 59 yards to James Proche and 71 yards to West.
North Texas outgained the Mustangs 529 total yards to 256. Hicks threw for 252 yards, and SMU had only 4 yards rushing on 19 carries.
Oklahoma's Jalen Hurts, gymnast Maggie Nichols named Big 12 Athletes of the Year
Two-time NCAA all-around champion gymnast Maggie Nichols and Heisman Trophy runner-up Jalen Hurts were honored Thursday as the Big 12 Athletes of the Year, giving Oklahoma a sweep of the conference's top individual awards for the third time in five years.
Georgia's Kirby Smart says football players will be safer working out on campus
Georgia coach Kirby Smart said no players will be forced to return to campus for voluntary workouts if they don't feel safe, but he said he believes players would be more safe in a monitored environment at campus than they would be at home.
Quarterback JT Daniels transfers from USC to Georgia
Quarterback JT Daniels, who threw for 2,887 yards and 15 TDs while starting 12 games for USC over the past two seasons, has transferred to Georgia.
Iowa among schools planning to play in front of all fans this season
Athletic director Gary Barta said Thursday that Iowa is planning to have unrestricted crowds at Kinnick Stadium.
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Conference USA sets bowl game lineup for 2020 to 2025
Conference USA has secured its bowl lineup through the 2025 season, with seven guaranteed postseason appearances each year.