HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- DeWhitt Betterson rushed for the
go-ahead touchdown and Troy's defense held Marshall to 177 total
yards in a 17-15 victory Saturday.
The anemic offensive production by Marshall was its lowest since
1989. It was only the seventh loss Marshall has had at home since
it opened its stadium in 1991, and its first season-opening home
loss since 1977.
Betterson's one-yard touchdown run with 7:33 left in the third
quarter gave Troy a 17-9 lead, one it wouldn't relinquish.
Marshall had a late chance to come back after stopping Troy on a
fourth-and-4 with 2:35 to play, but an illegal participation
penalty continued Troy's drive.
The Thundering Herd got the ball back with 24 seconds, but the
only gain was a 49-yard reception by Brad Bates at the Troy 32 as
time ran out.
Things won't get any easier for Marshall. It has back-to-back
road games against Top Ten teams Ohio State and Georgia.
Linebacker Myles Jack, who suffered a season-ending knee injury, said Thursday he decided to leave UCLA and enter the 2016 NFL draft because he wants to be compensated for his skills.
Randy Edsall will coach Maryland against No. 1 Ohio State on Saturday, the school announced Thursday as rumors swirled about his job status going forward.
Tennessee chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek has issued a statement amid rumors that alleges coach Butch Jones fought and punched senior offensive lineman Mack Crowder during a fall practice session.
With the addition of a few tweaks, UConn football coach Bob Diaco is still planning to bring a rivalry trophy with him to Florida on Saturday when the Huskies play UCF.
Arizona quarterback Anu Solomon will start against Oregon State on Saturday, a source told ESPN.
Rutgers receiver Leonte Carroo returned to practice Thursday after charges that he attacked a woman he used to date were dropped, and he said he was "lucky" to be playing again.