NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Paul Jones threw three touchdowns to guide Robert Morris to a runaway 54-14 win over Central Connecticut State on Saturday.
The win marks the third straight Northeast Conference win for the Colonials (5-4, 3-1), who also got another big game from the defense. Defensive back Eric Lowry returned an interception 38 yards for a second quarter TD, then linebacker Kimani Smith picked off Nick SanGiacomo on the Blue Devils next possession for a 31-yard TD return.
Jones spread the ball around in a balanced ground and air attack. Duane Mitchell, with four receptions for 100 yards, gave the Colonials their first TD. Deontae Howard and Tyler Digby also caught TD passes, while Ryan Thermil and Kenneth Davis each rushed for TDs. Connor Shennan kicked two field goals.
CCSU (4-6, 2-2) took the early lead on a SanGiacomo touchdown pass to Nick Bacarella. Robert Morris responded with 44 unanswered points.
UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from school and will enter the NFL draft, making the decision just weeks after suffering a season-ending knee injury.
Auburn senior receiver D'haquille Williams has been dismissed from the team.
Alabama coach Nick Saban took exception with the media's outlook on his team prior to Saturday's win at Georgia, lashing out at those who "buried" the Crimson Tide.
DraftKings and FanDuel continued to defend their integrity after the disclosure that a DraftKings employee won $350,000 with information used in a way that some have likened to insider trading.
Despite a 1-4 start to the season and a 7-11 record since taking over at Texas, coach Charlie Strong has ongoing support from school officials and key boosters, according to several sources.
As much confidence as LSU coach Les Miles expresses in the abilities of his receivers, he has apparently decided to see if the threat of lost playing time sharpens their focus.