SAN DIEGO -- Mason Mills passed for three touchdowns in a 23-0 run as San Diego stormed from behind to defeat Drake 23-13 on Saturday, two days after learning the school was forfeiting a shot at the league title and a playoff bid because of financial aid violations.
The Toreros (8-3, 7-1) were a contender for winning their first outright Pioneer League Football League championship -- and the automatic berth to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs -- until USD President Mary Lyons told the assembled team on Thursday that the school was forfeiting. A review this fall had discovered the school was improperly awarding financial aid to players.
Drake (6-5, 5-3) had jumped out 7-0 on a 5-yard pass from Andy Rice to Nick Rosa. Mills hit 29 of 47 passes for 287 yards in the USD comeback with touchdowns to Brandon White (1 yard), Bug Rivera (11) and Reggie Bell (2).
A UCLA football player was suspended indefinitely Friday after he was arrested on suspicion of rape.
Perry Hills will start at quarterback Saturday for Maryland against top-ranked Ohio State, the latest development in the three-way battle to be the Terrapins' starter under center.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
The University of Wisconsin agreed to a 10-year deal with Under Armour on Friday worth a total of $96 million in cash and the retail value of products received.