Crute had 11 carries for 83 yards. Newton was 20-of-32 passing for 301 yards and threw one interception. Jequez Ezzard had eight receptions for 149 yards and a touchdown catch for Howard (1-2, 1-0), which had last week's home opener against Savannah State postponed due to Hurricane Florence.
Crute ran for a 31-yard touchdown and Iggy Reynoso added a 5-yard TD run in the third quarter to break a 28-28 halftime tie.
In the fourth quarter, Devin James forced Reynoso to fumble the ball and Kennedy Ndukwe ran it back 37 yards to the Howard 10. Williams ran in for a score on the following play to pull BCU to 41-35 with 5:45 remaining. The Wildcats got the ball back with 1:08 to play and decent field possession, but Tye Freeland intercepted Williams to end the Circle City Classic.
Jerry Sandusky's ask for shorter sentence rejected
A judge flatly rejected Jerry Sandusky's latest request to have his 30- to 60-year child molestation sentence reduced during a brief hearing Tuesday.
College football coordinator moves that will impact the 2020 season
Before a surprisingly interesting second wave of head coach hires, the real intrigue in this year's college coaching carousel came with the coordinator changes.
DeMarco Murray returns to Sooners as running backs coach
DeMarco Murray, the Sooners' leader in all-purpose yards and career touchdowns, is returning to his alma mater as running backs coach.
Grand Valley State suspends OC Morris Berger for wanting meal with Adolf Hitler
Grand Valley State offensive coordinator Morris Berger has been suspended while the school investigates comments Berger made to a student newspaper regarding Adolf Hitler.
Bo Pelini returning to LSU as defensive coordinator
Bo Pelini is returning to LSU as defensive coordinator, replacing Dave Aranda. Pelini served the same role at LSU from 2005 to 2007.
Rocky Long returning to New Mexico as new DC on Danny Gonzales' staff
Former New Mexico head coach Rocky Long is rejoining the Lobos as the defensive coordinator for Danny Gonzales, who played for Long at the university.