BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Kawaun Jakes threw for a career-high 296 yards and four touchdowns to lead Western Kentucky over Austin Peay 49-10 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
The fourth-year starting quarterback completed 18-of-23 passes, including touchdown passes of 21 yards to Willie McNeal, 15 yards to Tim Gorski, 13 yards to Boe Brand and 18 yards to Kadeem Jones. He also ran for a 9-yard touchdown.
Western Kentucky's Antonio Andrews scored the game's first touchdown on a 70 yard punt return.
The Hilltoppers defense held Austin Peay, a Football Championship Subdivision team, to 154 total yards while the Western Kentucky offense amassed 596 yards overall.
The lone negative for the Hilltoppers was field-goal kicking. Western Kentucky, which hit 5 of 20 field goals last year, missed all three attempts against Austin Peay.
Miami has lost running back Gus Edwards for the entire season because of a left foot injury.
Virginia Tech will wear a decal on its helmets against No. 1 Ohio State on Monday night to honor slain Roanoke television journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
South Carolina football players will wear stickers on their helmets this season to honor the nine people who died in a shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston this past June.
Washington has found its starting quarterback, but coach Chris Petersen said the Huskies will keep that information under wraps until Friday's season opener at No. 23 Boise State.
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.