The Golden Eagles (6-5, 5-3 Ohio Valley Conference) ended a two-game losing skid and finished second in the league by rushing for 288 yards, their highest total of the season. Their previous best was 248 in the season opener against Pikeville.
Dontey Gay had his second 100-yard rushing game of the season with 102 yards on 10 carries.
Barnes, who alternated at quarterback with Sweeney, broke open a 14-7 game with touchdowns of 1 and 3 yards to give the Golden Eagles a 28-7 lead with 10:50 left in the third quarter.
The second and third strings played much of this fourth quarter for Tennessee Tech.
Charlie Jordan rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries for the Racers (3-8, 2-6).
The Miami Hurricanes reportedly are looking into whether a player committed an NCAA violation after suspending linebacker Juwon Young on Friday.
In 1998, Brenda Tracy said she was gang-raped by four men, including two Oregon State football players. Since the day of the attack, Tracy has sought a meeting with then-coach Mike Riley. Years later, the two finally meet.
The Sooners will lean on their leader, quarterback Baker Mayfield, to try to make it back to the College Football Playoff in 2016.
Arizona State's talented defense has upper-echelon potential, especially along the line, but its high-risk style at times leaves it exposed.
Vanderbilt's bowl hopes likely require a fast start to the season, making the matchup against Georgia Tech cruical for Derek Mason's squad.
Penn State's James Franklin hopes that his offseason additions arrive with a more permanent feel for his staff and his program.
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