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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) — The nerves surprised Mitch Leidner, but they were there at the beginning of his first season as Minnesota’s unquestioned starting quarterback.

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Norvell throws W Illinois past Valparaiso, 45-6

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Trenton Norvell fired four touchdown passes and J.C. Baker ran for 137 yards and scored twice to lead Western Illinois to a 45-6 win over Valparaiso in the season opener for both schools Thursday night.

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New Mexico State outlasts FCS Cal-Poly 28-10

New Mexico State wide receiver Teldrick Morgan glances back while running in a 30-yard touchdown reception against Cal Poly during an NCAA college football game Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in Las Cruces, N.M. (AP Photo/Las Cruces Sun-News, Robin Zielinski)

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Larry Rose III ran for 147 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries and Tyler Rogers passed for 143 yards and two touchdowns in New Mexico State’s 28-10 opening victory over FCS opponent Cal-Poly on Thursday night.

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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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