No. 1 Florida State held off Oklahoma State 37-31 Saturday night in the stadium that will host the playoff championship in January.
East Carolina pulled away from N.C. Central 52-7 Saturday night.
The Blue Devils had many new faces Saturday night when they rolled past Elon 52-13 in Wallace Wade Stadium.
No. 23 North Carolina beat Liberty 56-29 on Saturday night, rallying from a second-half deficit.
Michigan quickly took the intrigue out of its rematch with Appalachian State.
Georgia Southern got a nice paycheck. But after never trailing the first 58 minutes, there was no victory for a bonus.
N.C. State rallied from a double figures fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Eagles 24-23 on Saturday afternoon at Carter-Finley Stadium in the season-opener for each team.
The Wolfpack scored twice in the final seven minutes, going ahead to stay on Jacoby Brissett’s 35-yard pass to Matt Dayes with 1:37 to go. Niklas Sade booted the decisive extra point.
“The way we finished, it was all about of our summer conditioning to get us to this point,” Brissett said. “It was both sides, offense and defense.”
Brissett completed 15 of his final 17 passes, finishing the afternoon 28 of 40 for 291 yards.
Wake Forest dropped its season opener Thursday 17-10 at Louisiana-Monroe.
Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel's single-game passing record with 511 yards and No. 21 Texas A&M beat No. 9 South Carolina 52-28 on Thursday night, ending the Gamecocks' 18-game home win streak.
After years of deriding the BCS, fans will finally get what they — well, most of them — wanted with the new College Football Playoff.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski's first chance at career victory No. 1,000 could come at Atlantic Coast Conference newcomer Louisville in January.