Manziel leads No. 10 Texas A&M past Arkansas 45-33
by KURT VOIGT, AP Sports Writer
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Johnny Manziel accounted for 320 total yards of offense and threw two touchdown passes to Mike Evans as No. 10 Texas A&M pulled away for a 45-33 win over Arkansas on Saturday night.
Manziel, who totaled 557 yards of offense in a win over the Razorbacks last season, was 23-of-30 passing for 261 yards and he rushed for 59 yards for the Aggies (4-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference).
Trey Williams had 83 yards rushing to lead Texas A&M, which finished with 262 yards rushing on 44 carries. Deshazor Everett had a 34-yard interception return for a touchdown.
The win is the Aggies' ninth straight on the road.
Quarterback Brandon Allen returned from a shoulder injury for Arkansas (3-2, 0-1), finishing 17-of-36 passing for 282 yards and two touchdowns.
Singleton's key plays lead Houston 59-28 over UTSA
TIM PRICE, Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Houston's B.J. Singleton blocked a field goal that was returned for a key touchdown late in the third quarter and later intercepted a pass that helped the Cougars stay undefeated in a 59-28 victory over UTSA on Saturday.
Ahead 24-21 late in the third quarter, it appeared UH (4-0) would be in a tie game when UTSA (2-3) lined up for a 29-yard field goal. But Singleton broke through the middle and blocked Sean Ianno's kick, and Brandon Wilson returned it 78 yards to give UH a 31-21 lead with 3:11 left in the quarter. In the opening minute of the fourth, Singleton intercepted Eric Soza.
The Cougars have a bye and open play in the new American Athletic Conference at home against Memphis on Oct. 12.
The Roadrunners, who have home losses to UH and Oklahoma State, play next week at Marshall in Conference USA. That game willbe broadcast on Ticket 760.
Lowe's 3 TDs propel Texas St. past Wyoming 42-21
SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Robert Lowe ran for a career-high 138 yards and scored three times to lead Texas State past Wyoming 42-21 on Saturday night.
Chris Nutall put the game away early in the fourth quarter with his second touchdown, a 5-yarder, putting Texas State (3-1) ahead 35-14 with 13:11 left.
Wyoming (3-2) entered the game ranked eighth in the nation in total offense, averaging over 556 yards with Brett Smith averaging more than 403 total yards. The Cowboys were limited to 356 yards and Smith finished with 292 yards and a score.
Brandon Miller ran for two second quarter Wyoming touchdowns, of 4 and 5 yards. Robert Herron's 11-yard touchdown pulled Wyoming within 35-21 with 11:12 left.
Halftime was shortened to eight minutes due to a weather delay that lasted more than three hours.
The game was the 200th career win for Texas State coach Dennis Franchione.
Sam Houston State throttles Incarnate Word 52-21
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Brian Bell threw four touchdowns and added another on the ground as Sam Houston State dominated Incarnate Word 52-21 Saturday night.
Bell completed 19 of 25 passes for 285 yards as the Bearkats (3-1) piled up 566 yards of total offense. He added 35 yards rushing on 7 carries.
Incarnate Word (2-2) took a 14-10 lead with 13:59 remaining in the first half when Johnny Sessions scored on a 1-yard touchdown run, but Sam Houston rattled off 35 unanswered points, including touchdown runs of 7 and 41-yards by Timothy Flanders, to pull away for good.
Flanders, who finished with 157 yards rushing on just 15 carries, became the all-time leading rusher in Southland Conference history. He has now rushed for 4,720 career yards, surpassing Claude Mathis of Southwest Texas, who ran for 4,694 yards from 1994-97.
The Bearkats are averaging 52.3 points per game, tops in the FCS.
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Trinity improved to 3-1, while Austin College remained winless at 0-4. The two teams are members of the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, but the game on Nov. 16 at Sherman, Texas will count toward SCAC standings. The Tigers have now won 17 consecutive meetings with the Kangaroos – including a 42-13 victory last year in San Antonio – and lead the series 43-29-6.
A few minutes into the game, officials halted the contest due to lightning in the area. The delay came right after Trinity's Stephen Smith hooked up with Sam Harford for a 15-yard touchdown pass with 11:50 remaining in the first quarter. The delay lasted more than an hour.
Courtesy of Trinity Tigers Athletics Report