MIAMI -- T.Y. Hilton caught a 42-yard touchdown from Wes Carroll with 1:42 left and Florida International rallied to beat Arkansas State 31-24 on Saturday to clinch the Sun Belt Conference.
Hilton finished with 11 catches for 140 yards for the Golden Panthers (6-5, 6-1), who also won the school's first football conference title. Carroll was 21-for-27 for 266 yards with one interception.
Hilton caught a pass on slant route -- surrounded by Arkansas State players -- but he evaded the four defenders and sped towards the right corner of the end zone. Wayne Times scored on a 2-point conversion off a bootleg play to give FIU a seven point cushion.
Jarvis Wilson broke up a pass by Arkansas State quarterback Phillip Butterfield with 49 seconds left to clinch the victory for FIU.
Ryan Aplin threw for 126 yards and two touchdowns for the Red Wolves (4-8, 4-4).
Joey Counts scored on a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 2 seconds left to give Montana a 38-35 victory over four-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State on Saturday.
Transfer Vernon Adams will be the starting quarterback when Oregon begins its season against Eastern Washington on Sept. 5.
Tim Beckman is threatening legal action after Illinois fired him as football coach Friday amid allegations of influencing medical decisions and pressuring players to play hurt.
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron revealed in a post-practice news conference that he has been treated for prostate cancer but plans to coach this season.
The woman who accused former Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu of raping her in 2013 has hired a Title IX law firm to represent her in potential civil litigation.
Arkansas tight end C.J. O'Grady has been arrested by Fayetteville police and charged with driving while intoxicated and being a minor in possession of alcohol.