DALLAS (AP) -- Justin Willis threw for 208 yards and four
touchdowns off the bench in his first game back from suspension as
SMU beat Marshall 31-21 on Saturday.
Willis, who started SMU's first five games but was benched last
week after getting in an off-campus fight, completed 20 of 23
passes after replacing Corey Slater in the second quarter.
Willis' third touchdown pass, a 7-yard score to Reynaldo
Pellerin with 6:38 remaining, gave SMU (4-3, 2-1 Conference USA)
the lead. Less than a minute later, Willis sealed the win with a
17-yard touchdown to Ryan Kennedy.
Bernard Morris finished 19 of 32 for 192 yards with one
touchdown and three interceptions for Marshall (1-4, 0-2). Devin
Lowery had all three interceptions for SMU.
Marshall took a 21-17 lead early in the fourth after Morris'
25-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Fitzgerald. Marshall running back
Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 91 yards and scored two touchdowns for
the Thundering Herd, who led 14-10 at halftime.
Emmanuel Sanders set an SMU school record with a touchdown
reception in his fifth straight game after catching a 3-yard score
from Willis in the third. He led SMU with 62 yards on six
Slater was 3-of-6 for 23 yards for SMU before being replaced by
Willis, who was suspended Oct. 6 but reinstated by the school
Will Jim Harbaugh roll Toomer's Corner when he brings Michigan down South for spring break? And might Bret Bielema go WWE with the SEC response?
The Buckeyes really had only one pressing area of need -- the secondary -- and they addressed it with another solid recruiting class.
Even though the Cowboys signed two running backs in the Class of 2016, that position remains the biggest concern for Oklahoma State.
Texas Tech QB signee Jett Duffey and Baylor WR signee Devin Duvernay drew the most praise, but there is talent all across the conference.
After signing three ESPN 300 recruits in the 2016 class, including two 'monster' receivers, Pitt has the potential to win a division title.
USC, UCLA, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Oregon State, Utah and Cal are among those with high-impact early enrollees.