FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Despite Southern Utah's furious fourth-quarter comeback attempt, Northern Arizona held off the Thunderbirds 42-39 Saturday in the Lumberjacks' home opener.
Southern Utah (1-2) scored 22 points in the fourth quarter after trailing 35-14 early in the third quarter, but NAU held on for the victory.
Henderson finished the game with 168 yards on 32 carries and added two rushing touchdowns. He also recovered his own fumble in the end zone for a third score.
The Lumberjacks (1-1) cruised in the first half, scoring four touchdowns in the game's first 20 minutes and jumped to a 28-7 lead.
Trailing 42-24, Cooper hit running back Austin Minefee with two touchdown passes to get it to 42-39. The final one came on a 40-yard pass with 3:38 remaining in the game.
South Carolina AD Ray Tanner is not "100 percent sure" Saturday's game vs. No. 7 LSU will be played at Williams-Brice Stadium because of devastating floods that hit the state.
UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from school and will enter the NFL draft, making the decision just weeks after suffering a season-ending knee injury.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.