Kyle Pohl leads Akron to 41-0 rout of Howard

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Kyle Pohl threw a career-best four touchdown passes to lead Akron to a 41-0 victory over Howard of the FCS on Thursday night in the opening game for both teams.

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Minnesota beats Eastern Illinois 42-20 in opener

Eastern Illinois quarterback Jalen Whitlow, lands under Minnesota defensive lineman Theiren Cockran (55) after carrying the ball for a nine and 1/2-yard gain during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Minneapolis Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Leidner ran for two scores and threw a touchdown pass to Donovahn Jones, leading Minnesota to a season-opening 42-20 victory over Eastern Illinois on Thursday night.

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RG III, Cousins sit, Redskins beat Bucs 24-10

Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy (16) avoids a rush by Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Akeem Spence (97) during the first quarter of an NFL preseason football game Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Kirk Cousins didn’t get a chance to add any fuel to the idea that there is an unlikely quarterback controversy brewing in Washington.

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Ana Ivanovic loses in 2nd round at US Open

Serena Williams, of the United States, follows through as she returns a shot during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

NEW YORK (AP) — Good as she is, even Serena Williams can find it tough to deal with swirling wind, so much so that she double-faulted three times in her first service game Thursday at the U.S. Open.

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Kenny Football: Hill surpasses Manziel’s mark

Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill (7) throws against South Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel’s single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas A&M beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-28 on Thursday night, ending the Gamecocks’ 18-game home win streak.

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