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David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Headed to the half at the Belk Kickoff with North Carolina leading South Carolina 13-10. Tar Heels' offense has been explosive (8.7 yards/play) but a red zone INT & dropped pix 6 chance killed them. Conor Mitch 5-of-14 passing for Gamecocks but is the team's leading rusher.

Harbaugh era one hour away

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is ready for his debut with the Wolverines, with kickoff set for 8:30 p.m. ET at Utah. Michigan is a 5-point underdog.


Mitch has to leave with cramp

Connor Mitch picked up nine yards on this run -- giving him a game-high 47 for the first half -- but came up with a cramp and had to leave the game. South Carolina trails UNC 13-10 at halftime on ESPN.


No. 16 Georgia Tech opens vs. Alcorn St.

Paul Johnson's squad has high hopes in the ACC. They should get off to a good start to the season, coming into tonight as 41-point favorites over FCS foe Alcorn State. Watch live on ESPN3


Oklahoma State settles for field goal

Tre Flowers picked off Central Michigan's Cooper Rush and returned it to the CMU 11-yard line, but the Cowboys couldn't get any offense going from there and had to settle for a field goal, giving them a 3-0 lead early in the first quarter. Watch live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

David Hale @DavidHaleESPN

It’s hot and muggy in Charlotte tonight. Had a bunch of players that look to be cramping up. Appears the case fro Pharoh Cooper here.

Watch: Okla. State vs. Central Michigan

Oklahoma State's offense ranked 60th in the FBS in offensive efficiency last season, third-worst in the Big 12. Can the Cowboys put more yards on the stat sheet tonight against Central Michigan? Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

TCU fans welcome their team as it arrives at TCF Bank Stadium. Small but vocal contingent made the trip from Fort Worth.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

Jim Harbaugh's wife, Sarah, said she tossed and turned more last night than Jim. She said Jim feels the pressure, but loves the fact that the Michigan family has so much faith in his ability to return Michigan to glory.

Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

With reports of rain at Central Michigan, it could be even more important for Oklahoma State to establish a running game. RBs Chris Carson, Jeff Carr and Rennie Childs will be key but don't overlook the offensive line. That unit needs to be much better in 2015 than it was for Oklahoma State a year ago. T Zach Crabtree is the headliner.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Every good tailgate needs some tunes.

Weiler goes long distance on kick

Nick Weiler's longest field goal last season was 23 yards. He blew that away with this 47-yarder to give UNC a 10-7 lead over South Carolina on ESPN.


Bug fights for every inch

Bug Howard has been Marquise Williams' top target so far, pulling in three catches for 89 yards. Howard has never topped the 100-yard mark in a game in his two-year career at UNC. With a second-quarter FG, UNC leads 10-7 live on ESPN.


Examining Alabama's QB situation

ESPN's Joey Galloway: "I do not believe for one second they don't know who their starting quarterback is, and they may have serious issues there even though they know which one they're going with."


South Carolina ties it up

Connor Mitch started the first quarter with a delay of game. He started the second quarter much better, with a 9-yard TD pass to Pharoh Cooper, pulling South Carolina even with North Carolina, 7-7. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN


Matt Hinton @MattRHinton

For Spurrier orchestrating a sustained drive with Mitch right now is like running the coaching gauntlet.

UNC leads 7-0 after 1

This 21-yard TD pass to Bug Howard was the only score of the first quarter, as North Carolina leads South Carolina 7-0 on ESPN.


Brandon Chatmon ESPN Staff Writer 

One important stat as Oklahoma State visits Central Michigan tonight is yards per carry for the Cowboys. Oklahoma State averaged 3.51 yards per carry a year ago. By comparison, the 2011 Oklahoma State offense, which is remembered for featuring Justin Blackmon and Brandon Weeden, averaged 5.26 yards per carry on its way to a Big 12 title.

North Carolina scores season's first TD

Marquise Williams connected with Bug Howard for a 21-yard TD pass, giving North Carolina a 7-0 lead over South Carolina and making the Tar Heels the first FBS team to find the end zone this season. Live on ESPN, WatchESPN