TROY, Ala. -- Derek Thompson threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns and North Texas defeated Troy 38-33 on Saturday.
Down three points early in the fourth quarter, Thompson threw a 46-yard touchdown to Chris Bynes. The Mean Green then recovered a Corey Robinson fumble at the 6-yard line, and James Hamilton's 6-yard touchdown run put them up 38-27.
Hamilton, who took over after Lance Dunbar left the game with a knee injury, ran for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
Thompson also ran for a 15-yard touchdown.
Troy's Robinson threw for 267 yards and four touchdowns, but lost a fumble and threw an interception. The Trojans (2-7, 1-4 Sun Belt Conference) have now lost five straight, and after winning or sharing the Sun Belt title for five straight years won't go to a bowl.
North Texas (4-6, 3-3) kept postseason hopes alive in coach Dan McCarney's first year.
South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier told his players and coaches Monday night that he is retiring immediately, sources told ESPN.com.
Steve Sarkisian has been plagued of late by apparent substance-related circumstances, including arriving to team facilities appearing intoxicated Sunday, according to sources.
Florida Gators quarterback Will Grier has been suspended for the year after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance found in a supplement, coach Jim McElwain announced Monday.
Former USC coach Pete Carroll said Monday that he's saddened by Steve Sarkisian's situation and he has reached out to his former assistant.
Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil will be eligible to return to action for the Rebels following Saturday's game against Memphis, sources told ESPN.com on Monday.
After a decades-long ban, Nevada Gaming Control granted approval for the state's regulated sportsbooks to offer wagering on the Heisman Trophy, with LSU's Leonard Fournette the early favorite.