DALLAS -- Rishad Wimbley ran for 115 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns to help SMU defeat Rice 27-24 on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Jared Williams had a 52-yard touchdown run for the Mustangs (7-5, 5-3 Conference USA), who are eligible for a bowl bid. J.J. McDermott connected with Darius Johnson for a 45-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring for SMU.
The Mustangs trailed 17-14 entering the fourth quarter, but Wimbley's 1-yard run with 12:14 to play gave them the lead, though at 20-17 as the extra point was missed. After Rice was forced to punt, on SMU's third play, Wimbley ran for 39 yards to score with 9:36 left.
Nick Fanuzzi threw a pair of touchdown passes for the Owls (4-8, 3-5). Fanuzzi ran for a team-high 53 yards and threw for 159.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday he has informed competing quarterbacks Jake Rudock and Shane Morris of his decision on a starter for the Wolverines' opener Thursday night at Utah.
Michigan State quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful Connor Cook said he was disappointed his teammates didn't vote him among the team's three captains this season.
Former Oklahoma State return man and running back Ty Hill, who was dismissed from OSU's program after his arrest on domestic violence charges, has enrolled at West Alabama.
A months-old Facebook post has cost the Nebraska football stadium announcer his job one day after his hiring was announced.
UCLA junior cornerback Ishmael Adams has been suspended indefinitely following a robbery arrest early Sunday morning, coach Jim Mora said Tuesday.
No. 5 Michigan State will start redshirt freshman Vayante Copeland at one of its two cornerback spots Friday night at Western Michigan.