VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Aaron Ball scored the first of Villanova's four touchdowns to open the game and the Wildcats defeated Northeastern 56-7.
Ball had 109 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries to lead a rushing attack that totaled 410 yards.
The Wildcats rushed for six touchdowns, including two by Lawrence Doss. Doss rounded out the Wildcats' scoring on a 5-yard run with 9:55 remaining and a 14-yard run with 4:18 left.
Chris Whitney added 98 yards on 10 carries for Villanova (4-0) in the conference opener for both teams.
Whitney also was 7-for-11 with 84 yards and a passing and rushing touchdown as Villanova moved to 7-1 all-time against Northeastern (0-4).
Alex Dulski was 16-for-31 with 138 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions for the Huskies.
LJ Scott ran for 146 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 2 Michigan State held on through a lackluster second half to beat Purdue 24-21 on Saturday.
No. 25 Florida could be without quarterback Will Grier as at least 21 players have been hit by the flu bug prior to Saturday's games against No. 3 Mississippi.
The Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers have added decals to the backs of their helmets to honor the Umpqua Community College shooting victims.
After complaints from alumni, Penn State has reversed course on its plan to honor a war veteran Saturday with past ties to the charity of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky.
Police say the case against two TCU football players accused of stealing a case of beer while attacking another student and his friends has been closed with no charges being filed.
Georgia receiver Isaiah McKenzie has apologized for his involvement in an incident that led to police being called to an Athens restaurant.