STATESBORO, Ga. -- William Banks rushed for three touchdowns and Jerrick McKinnon threw for two more as Georgia Southern routed St. Francis of the FCS, 59-17 Saturday night.
Banks had touchdown runs of 15, 45 and 2 yards while leading the Eagles deep rushing attack. Georgia Southern (2-0) gave the ball to 10 different backs and piled up 306 rushing yards. Banks had 11 carries for 72 yards, 63 on his scoring runs.
Torrance Hunt, who dashed 46 yards for the first score of the game, led the Georgia Southern ground attack with 83 yards on 6 carries.
McKinnon threw just 3 times for the Eagles, hitting Kentrellis Showers with a 35-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and Montay Crockett with a 50-yard strike in the third. Kevin Ellison was 5 of 6 for 151 yards.
Kyle Harbridge carried 25 times for 132 yards to lead the Red Flash in their season opener.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday he has informed competing quarterbacks Jake Rudock and Shane Morris of his decision on a starter for the Wolverines' opener Thursday night at Utah.
Michigan State quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful Connor Cook said he was disappointed his teammates didn't vote him among the team's three captains this season.
Former Oklahoma State return man and running back Ty Hill, who was dismissed from OSU's program after his arrest on domestic violence charges, has enrolled at West Alabama.
A months-old Facebook post has cost the Nebraska football stadium announcer his job one day after his hiring was announced.
UCLA junior cornerback Ishmael Adams has been suspended indefinitely following a robbery arrest early Sunday morning, coach Jim Mora said Tuesday.
No. 5 Michigan State will start redshirt freshman Vayante Copeland at one of its two cornerback spots Friday night at Western Michigan.