AUBURN, Ala. -- Tre Mason returned a kick 100 yards and Corey Grant scored on a 75-yard run to lead Auburn to a 31-24 victory over Washington State on Saturday night in Gus Malzahn's debut as the Tigers' coach.
Robenson Therezie also picked off two passes, including one in the end zone with less than five minutes remaining, for the Tigers (1-0). They had managed just two interceptions during last season's 3-9 debacle.
The Malzahn-versus-Mike Leach matchup of offensive innovators produced plenty of big plays and drama.
The Cougars (0-1) had two chances to tie it in the final five minutes, but Therezie's interception and an incompletion on fourth down ended the threats.
Grant gained 146 yards on nine carries. Junior college transfer Nick Marshall was 10-of-19 passing for 99 yards in his starting debut.
Connor Halliday was 35 of 65 for 344 yards and a touchdown but was also intercepted three times.
Three more women have joined a federal Title IX lawsuit filed earlier this month against Baylor claiming the school was indifferent to or ignored claims of sexual assault.
If Arizona can stay healthy on defense, they have a good chance at success based on the trio of Sani Fuimaono, Paul Magloire Jr. and DaVonte' Neal.
Answering Big 12 questions about expansion, Oklahoma State's Jordan Sterns and more.
Duke's program has turned a corner under coach David Cutcliffe, and will be trying to create early momentum when it travels to Northwestern.
Kentucky faces a tough stretch in the middle of the season, but a six-win season and bowl berth are reachable goals.
The Ducks' quarterback battle betweek Dakota Prukop and Travis Jonsen is intriguing, but whoever gets the nod can lean on these two skill players.