Northern Illinois shocks Terrapins
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- The ball bounced off the leg of a defender, fluttered into the air and landed softly in the hands of a surprised Randee Drew -- a fitting ending to a wild upset.
Northern Illinois stunned No. 15 Maryland 20-13 in overtime on Thursday night, a victory capped when Drew intercepted Scott McBrien's long pass near the end zone.
The pass, intended for Latrez Harrison, hit defensive back Rob Lee in the leg as he fell backward and shot into the air.
Kent State 41, Akron 38
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Joshua Cribbs directed two late touchdown drives and Jon Drager's punt return set up Travis Mayle's 40-yard field goal on the final play as Kent State beat Akron 41-38 Thursday night.
The Golden Flashes scored 17 points over the final 3:29 to erase a 38-24 deficit and spoil a record-setting performance by Akron quarterback Charlie Frye, who set school marks for completions, passing yards and total offense.
Cribbs completed 25-of-43 passes for 340 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 57 yards a 1-yard score that pulled the Golden Flashes (1-0, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) to 38-31.
After forcing the Zips (0-1, 0-1) to punt, the Golden Flashes drove 65 yards in eight plays and tied the score 38-38 on Antwan Smith's 5-yard run with 1:16 remaining.
No. 3 Miami 48, Louisiana Tech 9
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) -- Antrel Rolle returned an interception and a punt for touchdowns and Frank Gore ran for 118 yards as No. 3 Miami had an easy go of it in its opener, beating Louisiana Tech 48-9 Thursday night.
The game marked the starting debut of Miami's new big three on offense -- quarterback Brock Berlin, Gore and wide receiver Ryan Moore.
The trio performed well, but has a long way to go to keep Hurricanes fans from missing Ken Dorsey, Willis McGahee and Andre Johnson.
Making his Miami debut in his hometown, Berlin was OK in a little less than three quarters of work. The Florida transfer was 14-for-28 for 203 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.