WASHINGTON -- Greg McGhee ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more as Howard overcame early miscues to defeat Savannah State 42-14 on Saturday.
McGhee passed for 326 yards and added a game-high 148 yards rushing with TD runs of 53 and 27 yards for Howard (4-6, 3-4 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Anthony Philyaw ran for two touchdowns in the second quarter and McGhee hit Matthew Colvin from the 6 as the Bison rallied from a 7-0 deficit with 20 points in the quarter.
Early on, the Bison had a McGhee touchdown called back for holding, missed two field goals, lost a fumble and failed to convert on fourth down before pulling the pieces together on Philyaw's icebreaker from 18 yards out.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
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|North Carolina Central||7-1||8-3|
|South Carolina State||6-2||7-4|