Ed McCaffrey, a former receiver in the NFL who has been coaching at the high-school level, was named the head coach at Northern Colorado, he announced Thursday on social media.
Northern Colorado coach Earnest Collins Jr. has been fired after nine seasons.
Duy Tran-Sampson ran for two second-half touchdowns and Kevin Howell’s interception return for a score in the final seconds gave Cal Poly the edge, beating Northern Colorado 28-21 in a season finale on Saturday.
Nate Ketteringham threw for 297 yards and two scores and added another on the ground to help North Dakota beat Northern Colorado 45-38 on Saturday.
Troy Andersen threw for a touchdown and ran for another, Callahan O'Reilly had a 73-yard touchdown run and Montana State pounded Northern Colorado 45-14 on Saturday.
Jacob Knipp threw three touchdown passes, Braxton George had an interception with 47 seconds left and Northern Colorado beat Idaho State 26-20 on Saturday night.
Sirgeo Hoffman ran for a career-high 221 yards with two touchdowns as Portland State ran up an early lead to beat Northern Colorado 38-30 on Saturday.
Eric Barriere passed for 445 yards and five touchdowns, three of them to Talolo Limu-Jones, and Eastern Washington rolled to a 54-21 victory over Northern Colorado on Saturday.
Chase Cookus threw for 406 yards with five touchdown passes, three of them in the third quarter, and Northern Arizona defeated Northern Colorado 41-23 on Saturday.
Jace Bobo's interception helped set up Ben Raybon's 32-yard field goal with 4:06 remaining and Northern Colorado beat Idaho 27-24 on Saturday in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams.
Austin Simmons passed for 185 yards and a touchdown on Saturday and South Dakota won its first game of the year 14-6 over Northern Colorado.
Kevin Thomson threw for a career-high 361 yards and tied a career high with five TD passes to help Sacramento State beat fellow Big Sky member Northern Colorado 50-0 in a nonconference game on Saturday night.
Anthony Gordon threw for 464 yards and four touchdowns and No. 22 Washington State pounded FCS school Northern Colorado 59-17 on Saturday.
Josh Love threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and San Jose State opened the season with a 35-18 victory over Northern Colorado on Thursday night.
Troy Andersen ran for 104 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another score to lead Montana State to a 35-7 win over Northern Colorado on Saturday.
Eric Barriere ran for two touchdowns and passed for two and Eastern Washington rolled to a 48-13 win over Northern Colorado on Saturday.
Milo Hall had 21 carries for 128 yards and three touchdowns and Northern Colorado held off Southern Utah 42-39 Saturday night.
Keaton Mott threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and short-handed Northern Colorado picked up its first win of the season 42-14 over Northern Arizona on Saturday.