COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Jaelon Acklin had a touchdown rushing and receiving in the second half and Western Illinois opened the season with a 41-14 win over Tennessee Tech on Thursday night.
Saunders bulled his way into the end zone in the second quarter and Sam Crosa added two field goals to make it 13-0.
Acklin scored on a 21-yard end around and Vic Johnson added a 16-yard run before the interception return in the third.
Andrew Sale threw TD passes of 61 and 52 yards in the fourth quarter for the Golden Eagles.
Max Norris had 133 yards on 19 carries for Western Illinois, which piled up 298 yards on the ground and 443 overall. The defense forced three turnovers and Quentin Moon had 3 1/2 tackles for loss and a forced fumble among his 10 tackles.
Tech had 252 yards, all in the air. Elliot Normand had 18 tackles.
Nebraska has added a home game against FCS-level Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 27, making up for the Cornhuskers' Sept. 1 date against Akron that was cancelled because of severe weather in Lincoln.
Former Minnesota offensive lineman Nick Connelly died Wednesday, four months after he was diagnosed with cancer.
Emmanuel Acho details the hole DE Nick Bosa's injury leaves in the Buckeyes' defense and how the offense must step up.
A hamstring injury to Miami starting safety Jaquan Johnson last week will keep him out of the Hurricanes' game against FIU Saturday along with receiver Ahmmon Richards who'll miss his third consecutive game with a knee injury.
Ohio State standout DE Nick Bosa, who has four sacks in three games this season, had surgery to fix a core muscle injury and will not play against Tulane on Saturday.
Cal linebacker Cameron Goode will miss the rest of the season with a lower-body injury, coach Justin Wilcox announced Wednesday.
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