DENTON, Texas -- Rusty Smith passed for three touchdowns and ran for another as Florida Atlantic rallied past North Texas for a 44-40 victory, handing the Eagles their 14th straight Sun Belt Conference loss.
The Owls (1-4, 1-1) scored 30 second-quarter points, erasing an early 13-0 deficit. Smith ended up with 308 yards on 21-of-40 passing, while Chris Bonner led all receivers with six catches for 134 yards, including a 31-yard TD grab and a 50-yard catch to set up the game-winning score.
After stopping North Texas on fourth down with 8:06 to play, Florida Atlantic drove 71 yards for the game-winner on Alfred Morris' 1-yard run.
Lance Dunbar carried 25 times for 238 yards and three touchdowns for North Texas (1-5, 0-3), which lost starting quarterback Riley Dodge in the second quarter with an ankle injury. His backup, Nathan Tune, was 11 of 13 for 122 yards.
Will Grier threw four touchdown passes to four receivers -- all in the first half -- and No. 25 Florida downed third-ranked Mississippi 38-10 on Saturday night.
Leonard Fournette highlighted his SEC-record third straight 200-yard game with a 75-yard touchdown run, and No. 9 LSU overcame Eastern Michigan 44-22 on Saturday night.
Florida State running back Dalvin Cook exited in the first quarter of the Seminoles' 24-16 win over Wake Forest with a left hamstring injury. He is day-to-day.
Trevone Boykin threw five touchdown passes, including four to freshman KaVontae Turpin, and No. 4 TCU rode a 30-point first quarter to a 50-7 rout of Texas on Saturday.
As if things weren't going bad enough at Texas, the Longhorns appear to have players on Twitter during lopsided losses and jabs at their coach accidentally being sent from other nearby teams.
Tulane long-snapper Aaron Golub became the first legally blind person to play in a Division I football game Saturday, according to the school.