The Florida A&M Rattler Football team rode a stalwart defensive effort, and a balanced offensive attack to a breezy 29-7 nationally-televised season-opening victory over the visiting Texas Southern Tigers in Bragg Memorial Stadium.
Portland State took BYU to the fourth quarter of their season-opening game, leaving the 55,000 fans at Lavell Edwards Stadium with some doubt in their minds. But the Cougars hung on, tacking on two late field goals for a 20-6 win.
Roc Thomas ran for 122 yards and one touchdown and Jonathan Hagler returned an interception 52 yards for another score as No. 5 Jacksonville State defeated No. 12 Chattanooga 27-13 in the inaugural Guardian Credit Union Kickoff Classic at Cramton Bowl.