MIAMI -- Darian Mallary paced Florida International to a season-high 235 rushing yards and a 28-21 win over Western Kentucky on Saturday.
Mallary finished with 97 yards on nine carries as the Panthers (1-4, 1-0 Sun Belt Conference) extended Western Kentucky's losing streak to 25 games.
The Hilltoppers (0-5, 0-1) had the ball on the Florida International 18 late, but two defensive stops by the Panthers spoiled the would-be rally.
Western Kentucky pulled to 28-21 on Jakes' 53-yard TD pass to Dexter Haynes with 5:47 remaining.
Jakes finished with two touchdowns and 193 yards on 14-for-31 passing.
Darriet Perry had 64 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries for the Panthers.
Alabama coach Nick Saban took exception with the media's outlook on his team prior to Saturday's win at Georgia, lashing out at those who "buried" the Crimson Tide.
Despite a 1-4 start to the season and a 7-11 record since taking over at Texas, coach Charlie Strong has ongoing support from school officials and key boosters, according to several sources.
Auburn senior receiver D'haquille Williams has been dismissed from the team.
Questions are being raised about the transparency of the daily fantasy industry after a DraftKings employee won $350,000 in a weekend contest on FanDuel.
As much confidence as LSU coach Les Miles expresses in the abilities of his receivers, he has apparently decided to see if the threat of lost playing time sharpens their focus.
Michael Brewer, originally expected to miss eight to 10 weeks, broke his left collarbone in the Hokies' season-opening loss to No. 1 Ohio State.