FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Drew Jean-Guillaume accounted for two touchdowns, and Central Connecticut State forced five turnovers and beat Sacred Heart 26-15 on Saturday in a Northeast Conference opener.
Jean-Guillaume ran for a 6-yard score and caught a 70-yard touchdown pass from Jake Dolegala to help the Blue Devils build a 16-3 halftime lead. Cameron Nash finished with 157 yards rushing on 21 carries for CCSU (2-3, 1-0).
Kevin Duke scored on a 13-yard run to pull Sacred Heart (2-3, 0-1) to 19-9 early in the fourth quarter. The Blue Devils then drove 85 yards, but were stopped on fourth-and-goal from the 1.
Jarrod Cann grabbed his second interception of the game four plays later and returned it 50 yards into the end zone and CCSU led 26-9.
Duke threw two touchdown passes, but was intercepted three times and fumbled twice.
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Former Alabama assistant coach Billy Napier will be coming back to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday.
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The No. 18 Texas Longhorns travel to Kansas State Saturday with one thing on their minds: change. That idea sounds pretty good to Kansas State right now as well.
The schedule forces Michigan State to take a step back this week. If the Spartans want to remain in the rankings, they can't afford to take an even bigger step back.
South Carolina will be the next team to see if it can stop or at least slow Kentucky running back Benny Snell when the Gamecocks and Wildcats clash Saturday in Lexington, Ky.
Florida coach Dan Mullen understands he may get less than a welcoming reception when the Gators visit No. 23 Mississippi State on Saturday.
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