DENTON, Texas -- Mason Fine threw for 444 yards and three touchdowns, Kemon Hall returned an interception for a touchdown and DeAndre Torrey had a 96-yard kickoff return for North Texas in a 46-23 win over SMU in a season opener on Saturday night.
SMU trailed 36-0, and had only one first down compared to UNT's 27, before scored all of its points in the final 8 1/2 minutes of coach Sonny Dykes' debut with the Mustangs. Braeden West had a 5-yard TD run and Hicks threw two TD passes in the final 1:41 -- 59 yards to James Proche and 71 yards to West.
North Texas outgained the Mustangs 529 total yards to 256. Hicks threw for 252 yards, and SMU had only 4 yards rushing on 19 carries.
Happy with how Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts have handled split quarterback duties this season, Alabama coach Nick Saban told ESPN's Chris Low on Thursday that he plans to use both players for the remainder of the season.
Baker Mayfield pulls off a trick play, where he catches a 2-point conversion, similar to a play he executed for a touchdown in the 2018 Rose Bowl.
Ryquell Armstead ran for 108 yards and a touchdown, the Temple defense scored on two of its five turnovers and the Owls beat Tulsa 31-17 on Thursday night in an American Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
Tulsa QB Luke Skipper is stripped from behind by Temple's Sam Franklin and teammate Chapelle Russell recovers it to seal the win.
Tulsa's Corey Taylor II runs in a five-yard touchdown to shrink Tulsa's deficit to 28-17.
Down 28-10 early in the fourth, Cooper Edmiston intercepts Temple QB Anthony Russo to begin a Tulsa scoring drive.