HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Rakeem Cato threw three touchdown passes to rally Marshall in a 26-20 win over Southern Mississippi on Saturday in the Conference USA opener for both teams.
The Thundering Herd (1-1) trailed 17-3 with 5:30 left in the second quarter before Cato orchestrated three straight touchdown drives. His third straight score, a 17-yard pass to Aaron Dobson, gave Marshall a 24-17 lead with 1:19 remaining in the third quarter.
Cato finished with 275 yards and two interceptions on 27-of-42 passing.
Southern Miss (1-1) made it 26-20 on Danny Hrapmann's 28-yard field goal with 1:22 remaining and was driving for another possible score, but Austin Davis threw his third interception with 1 minute left.
Davis finished with 309 yards and two touchdowns on 25-of-49 passing and broke Brett Favre's career passing mark. Davis, who needed 74 yards coming in, broke the record of 7,695 set from 1987-1990.
UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from school and will enter the NFL draft, making the decision just weeks after suffering a season-ending knee injury.
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.
A judge has lifted a temporary restraining order filed against Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo after a woman he was accused of attacking said she didn't think it was necessary.
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.