• Texas Tech aims for better season, starts vs Sam Houston St.

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has told one of his quarterbacks he’ll start Saturday when the Red Raiders play Sam Houston State.

  • Iowa State hosts UNI in crucial opener

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — Hardly anyone outside of the state will pay much attention to the Northern Iowa-Iowa State game.

  • No. 24 Missouri shows youth movement in opener

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is going young in its drive for a third consecutive SEC East title.

  • Alabama football coach Nick Saban talks with the media in his weekly, leadoff news conference, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Naylor-Stone Media Suite in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (Vasha Hunt/AL.com via AP) MAGS OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    No. 3 Alabama plays Wisconsin where Tide wanted to end 2014

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Alabama will start its season with a new quarterback in the NFL stadium where Blake Sims and the Crimson Tide wanted to be last January.

  • In this Aug. 9, 2015, file photo, Florida State quarterback Everett Golson, center, talks during NCAA college football media day in Tallahassee, Fla. Everett Golson and Vernon Adams were the biggest names on the graduate transfer market this offseason and both won their respective jobs at Florida State and Oregon. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)

    Week 1: How will quarterback competitions conclude?

    An offseason spent analyzing quarterback competitions comes to a conclusion this weekend as college football season starts with all behind center.

  • Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner (7) is stripped of the ball by TCU defensive end Terrell Lathan (90) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)

    Turnovers sting Gophers in 23-17 loss to No. 2 TCU

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Leidner went down with a hard hit from his blind side on Minnesota’s second possession, a sack-turnover combination that set up a touchdown for TCU two plays later.

  • Nevada's Don Jackson (6) runs up the middle against UC Davis during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Reno, Nev., on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

    Jackson’s 2 rushing TDs lead Nevada past UC Davis, 31-17

    RENO, Nevada (AP) — Don Jackson rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns to lead Nevada to a 31-17 victory over UC Davis in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night.

  • Waller, Fresno State beat Abilene Christian 34-13

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Marteze Waller ran for 154 yards, Chad Olsen caught two touchdown passes and Fresno State beat Abilene Christian 34-13 in the opener for both teams on Thursday night.

  • Stony Brook against Toledo canceled

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The season opening contest between Stony Brook and Toledo was canceled due to severe weather on Thursday night.

  • San Jose State rolls over New Hampshire 43-13

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tyler Ervin ran for three touchdowns and San Jose State beat New Hampshire 43-13 in the opener for both teams Thursday night.