PINE BLUFF, Ark. -- Brandon Duncan connected with Jaelen Collins for a 44-yard touchdown to ignite a second-half rally that propelled Arkansas-Pine Bluff to a 23-10 win over Morehouse in the season opener for both teams Saturday night.
Trailing 10-0 in the third quarter, UAPB got its first score with Collins' TD grab and took the lead on its next possession with a 37-yard touchdown run by KeShaw Williams, who finished with 125 yards on 16 carries.
A 39-yard field goal by Jamie Gillian stretched to the advantage to 17-10 and UAPB's Rico Merriweather intercepted Michael Sims' pass in the fourth quarter to set up a 47-yard drive capped by a 10-yard touchdown run by Christian Jordan.
Kivon Taylor was 15 of 31 for 126 yards passing with a touchdown and an interception for Morehouse, an NCAA Division II program. Amyr Smith had the TD catch and Fernando Sdelamora had a 24-yard field goal for Morehouse.
Duke dodged trouble in the short term when its starting quarterback went down.
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.
Two top-10 teams have not squared off at Notre Dame Stadium since 2005.
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