NATCHITOCHES, La. -- Xavier Roberson's 92-yard kickoff return for a touchdown ignited a 37-22 comeback for Southeastern Louisiana over Northwestern State Saturday night.
Roberson's return midway through the third quarter left the Lions trailing by two points. On Northwestern State's next possession, QB Zack Adkins fumbled and recovered in the endzone for a safety, tying the score at 16.
A 4-yard TD rush by Kody Sutton gave SE Louisiana its first lead of the game, to which the Demons quickly responded with a touchdown of their own. Chris Moore missed the extra point, leaving the score 23-22.
QB Bryan Bennett rushed for a touchdown early in the fourth to stretch the lead to eight for the Lions (5-2, 2-0 Southland). Bennett was named the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week after last week's game against Stephen F. Austin.
Adkins threw a game-high 258 yards and two touchdowns for Northwestern State (3-4, 0-2).
Steve Spurrier, the visor-slinging, slick-talking "Head Ball Coach" who is the second-winningest coach in Southeastern Conference history, announced his resignation on Tuesday.
USC athletic director Pat Haden spoke Tuesday about the decision to fire head coach Steve Sarkisian and called it "very difficult" while also defending his handling of the situation.
University of Texas longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV has been diagnosed with cancer and will retire. The steer, whose given name is Sunrise Studly, was diagnosed with bovine leukemia virus.
Tennessee running back John Kelly was taken to the hospital as a precaution and released after getting hurt during the Volunteers' Tuesday afternoon practice.The injury was not specified.
Steve Sarkisian has been plagued of late by apparent substance-related circumstances, including arriving to team facilities appearing intoxicated Sunday, according to sources.
A former Texas A&M football recruit randomly attacked a jogger, using a "large-bladed knife" to repeatedly strike the man and lodging the weapon in his head, according to police documents.