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State colleges roundup

Kansas State 63, FAU 7: Winston Dimel ran for four first-half touchdowns and the Wlidcats took advantage of four Florida Atlantic turnovers in their home opener. Jesse Ertz added 117 yards passing with a touchdown, and Dominique Heath returned a punt 75 yards for another score, as Kansas State bounced back from its season-opening loss at Stanford. Kansas State scored on its first four possessions, including two one-play drives set up by Owls turnovers, and cruised to a 42-0 lead by halftime. Greg Howell had a touchdown run for the Owls. Jason Driskel threw for 125 yards, but the FAU quarterback and brother of former Florida starter Jeff Driskel also had two interceptions and lost two fumbles. Kansas State turned those turnovers into 21 points and Driskel was benched in the fourth quarter.

Massachusetts 21, FIU 13: Andrew Ford threw three touchdown passes for the host Minutemen. Massachusetts led 14-3 at the half when Ford completed second-quarter touchdown passes of 26 yards to Jalen Williams and 31 yards to Andy Isabella. Florida International closed within 14-10 on Alex Gardner's 2-yard score, and Austin Taylor made a 35-yard field goal to reduce the deficit to one. After a UMass touchdown the Golden Panthers drove past midfield late. But on fourth and 1 quarterback Alex McGough, a former Gaither High standout, ran left for 4 yards but fumbled the ball and UMass recovered.

Tennessee St. 31, B-CU 24: Patrick Smith caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Ronald Butler with 5:48 left for visiting Tennessee State. Jamaruz Thompkins tied the game for Bethune-Cookman on a 20-yard run earlier in the fourth quarter. The Wildcats forced a three-and-out to get the ball back, but fellow backup Anthony Cruz was intercepted by Terrell Bonds to set up the winning score.

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