CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- William Richardson threw for 301 yards and one touchdown to lead Coastal Carolina to a 28-21 win Saturday against Winston Salem State.
The Chanticleers (1-1) also got 77 yards on the ground from freshman Eric O'Neal on 17 carries and jumped out to a 12-0 lead before the Rams (1-1) got on the board with a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Monte Purvis just before the end of the half.
Purvis finished with 165 yards rushing and just 11 passing yards. Jed Bines added 123 yards on the ground.
In the third, Coastal went up 18-7 when Tommy Fraser plunged in from one yard out to wrap up a six-play, 44-yard drive. Winston-Salem answered with two long runs by Purvis of 66 yards and 80 yards to give the Rams their first lead of the game at 21-18 with 1:24 to go in the third.
Coastal tied the game on a Justin Durham field goal (28 yards) and another 1-yard run by Fraser to end the scoring with 8:15 left in the game.
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.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
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.
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