VALPARAISO, Ind. -- Jonny West threw for five touchdowns and 448 yards as Franklin used a big second half to pull past Valparaiso 49-35 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
The game was tied at 28 at halftime after West connected on touchdown throws of 65 and 59 yards. The Division III Grizzlies pulled ahead after a short scoring run by Ethan Cook and two more touchdown passes by West after that. Cook finished with 115 yards running.
The Crusaders began the game with a 61-yard interception return by Alan Porter and added short first-half scoring runs by Ryan Lehr and quarterback Eric Hoffman. Gabe Ali-El also snagged a pass from Hoffman for a touchdown early in the second quarter.
Hoffman completed 27 of 42 for 394 yards. Bobby Wysocki led the Crusaders in running with 29 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter.
Running back Devontae Booker had 124 combined yards and a touchdown and Utah spoiled Jim Harbaugh's Michigan coaching debut, beating the Wolverines 24-17 on Thursday night.
ESPN 300 running back Elijah Holyfield, the son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, has decided to stay home and attend Georgia, he announced Friday.
Arizona star linebacker Scooby Wright will have an MRI after injuring his left knee in the first quarter of the Wildcats' season-opening 42-32 win over UTSA on Thursday night.
Miami reserve linebacker Al-Quadin Muhammad has been suspended for the season opener against Bethune-Cookman on Saturday for a violation of team rules, a source confirmed to ESPN.com
Trevone Boykin threw for 246 yards and a touchdown and ran for 92 yards and another score to help No. 2 TCU outlast Minnesota 23-17 on Thursday night.
All-American defensive end Shawn Oakman and safety Orion Stewart have been suspended for Baylor's season opener Friday against SMU for a violation of team rules, a school spokesman told ESPN.com.
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