College Football 2019 Season Kicks Off

2019 Nebraska Football

South Alabama vs #24 Nebraska (Aug 31, 2019 at Lincoln, Neb.)

South Alabama (0-1) vs. Nebraska (1-0)

Date: Aug 31, 2019 Site: Lincoln, Neb. Stadium: Memorial Stadium

Attendance: 89502

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score

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South Alabama…… 7 0 14 0 – 21

Nebraska……….. 7 7 14 7 – 35

Scoring Summary:

1st 12:19 NEB – Dedrick Mills 1 yd run (Dylan Jorgensen kick)

9 plays, 81 yards, TOP 2:41, USA 0 – NEB 7

05:32 USA – Cephus Johnson 3 yd run (Frankie Onate kick)

9 plays, 41 yards, TOP 3:10, USA 7 – NEB 7

2nd 09:15 NEB – Dedrick Mills 1 yd run (Dylan Jorgensen kick)

12 plays, 42 yards, TOP 4:24, USA 7 – NEB 14

3rd 13:11 NEB – Eric Lee Jr. 38 yd interception return (Dylan Jorgensen kick)

USA 7 – NEB 21

11:32 NEB – JD Spielman 76 yd punt return (Dylan Jorgensen kick)

USA 7 – NEB 28

06:47 USA – Davyn Flenord 9 yd pass from Cephus Johnson (Frankie Onate kick)

3 plays, 13 yards, TOP 1:24, USA 14 – NEB 28

02:17 USA – Khameron Taylor 13 yd pass from Cephus Johnson (Frankie Onate kick)

6 plays, 58 yards, TOP 2:42, USA 21 – NEB 28

4th 14:53 NEB – Alex Davis 0 yd fumble recovery (Dylan Jorgensen kick)

USA 21 – NEB 35

Kickoff time: 11:02 am End of Game: 2:29 Total elapsed time: 3:27

Officials: Referee: Mike Cannon; Umpire: Ken Zelmanski; Linesman: Bruce Keeling;

Line judge: Vincent Winters; Back judge: Robert Smith Jr; Field judge: Grady Smith;

Side judge: Joel Clay; Center judge: Bryan Banks;

Temperature: 65 Wind: SE 10MPH Weather: Cloudy


Individual Statistics

Individual Statistics (Final)

2019 Nebraska Football

South Alabama vs #24 Nebraska (Aug 31, 2019 at Lincoln, Neb.)

South Alabama

Rushing No Gain Loss Net TD Lg Avg


Tra Minter 10 40 3 37 0 12 3.7

Kawaan Baker 5 31 4 27 0 15 5.4

Cephus Johnson 18 46 37 9 1 9 0.5

Terrion Avery 3 8 0 8 0 3 2.7

Jared Wilson 4 7 0 7 0 2 1.8

Team 1 0 2 -2 0 0 -2.0

Carlos Davis 3 3 6 -3 0 3 -1.0

Totals… 44 135 52 83 1 15 1.9

Passing Cmp-Att-Int Yds TD Long Sack


Cephus Johnson 19-34-2 231 2 36 4

Tylan Morton 0-1-1 0 0 0 0

Totals… 19-35-3 231 2 36 4

Receiving No. Yds TD Long


Tra Minter 5 47 0 27

Kawaan Baker 4 59 0 25

Cade Sutherland 4 53 0 36

Jalen Tolbert 2 38 0 27

Davyn Flenord 2 16 1 9

Khameron Taylor 1 13 1 13

Devin Voisin 1 5 0 5

Totals… 19 231 2 36

Punting No. Yds Avg Long In20 TB


Jack Brooks 7 287 41.0 57 1 0

Totals… 7 287 41.0 57 1 0


Sycamores Valiant Effort at Kansas Falls Short in Season Opener


LAWRENCE, Kansas: Indiana State came tantalizingly close to their first-ever win against a Power 5 FBS program in 32 tries as they came back from a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take a late lead only to see Kansas put together a game-winning drive in the waning moments as the Jayhawks defeated the Sycamores 24-17 at Memorial Stadium.

The Sycamores dropped their season opener to fall to 0-1 while Kansas begins the campaign 1-0.

Ryan Boyle finished the game with a 22-of-34 passing effort for 219 yards while Dante Hendrix was the top target hauling in eight catches for 57 yards. With four catches, Dante Jones II led the way in yards with 79 yards on the day. Titus McCoy posted 88 rush yards on 14 attempts before he exited the game in the third quarter with an injury.

Clayton Glasco was credited with six tackles in the game to lead the way and posted three tackles for a loss. Kaleb Brewer also owned three tackles for a loss, including the late quarterback sack which pushed the Sycamores ahead late in the game. Michael Ghant Jr. and Inoke Moala each also had tackles for loss in the game. Jonas Griffith tallied five tackles in the contest.

ISU came back with the play of the day and trailing by six points when at the 5:45 mark of the fourth quarter the Jayhawks were facing a third-and-long at their own nine-yard line. Kansas signal caller Carter Stanley fumbled as he dropped back to pass and the ball squirted back into the end zone where Inoke Moala pounced on the ball to knot the game at 16. The quarterback sack and fumbled forced went to Kaleb Brewer. Jerry Nunez connected on the extra point to stake the Sycamores a 17-16 advantage. It was the first fumble return for a touchdown by a Sycamore since Tsali Lough did it in 2016 against Butler.

Kansas answered with an eight-play, 75-yard touchdown drive which was completed when Stanley found Daylon Charlot for 22 yards with 2:20 remaining to push them ahead 22-17. The Jayhawks used some trickery to score on the two-point conversion to push their lead out to 24-17.

A late game drive ended for the Sycamores which allowed Kansas to run out the clock and secure their first victory of the season.

Trailing by 13 points as the end of the third quarter loomed, the Sycamores marched down the field on a 14-play, 77-yard drive which was capped by a 26-yard pass from Boyle to Dante Jones II with 10:52 to go in the game to draw the Sycamores within 16-10.

The defense then on cue came up with a big stop as Clayton Glasco recorded a four-yard tackle for a loss and then Isaac Fotu sacked Kansas quarterback Carter Stanley for a six-yard loss and then forced an incomplete pass to give the ball back to the offense with 8:20 remaining.

Facing a third-and-nine and backed up in their own territory, the Sycamores needed a big play and they got it. Boyle rolled to his right and threw back towards the middle of the field where he found Kerlegrand for a 28-yard pass near midfield. Boyle then led the Sycamores into Kansas territory on an 18-yard keeper down to the 44-yard line. That threat ended on a quarterback sack when Travis Reiner came up with a big punt to pin the Jayhawks at their own six-yard line with 5:45 remaining.

The Sycamores got the start that they were looking for as the defense took to the field first and got a stop after the Jayhawks got all the way down to the ISU 31-yard line. Liam Jones, the Kansas kicker, missed a 49-yard field goal attempt to keep the young game scoreless and put the Sycamores in decent starting field position.

Behind the running of Titus McCoy, the Sycamores gained a pair of first downs as the moved towards midfield. Boyle missed his intended target and allowed Kansas Hasan Defense to intercept the ball and take it to the end zone for a 57-yard return for a touchdown and Kansas took an early 7-0 lead with 8:43 remaining in the opening stanza.

ISU continued to control the remaining moments of the first quarter as they spent most of the time in Kansas territory. On third-and-five and backed up near their own goal line, Inoke Moala recorded a key tackle for a loss which stymied the Jayhawks lone remaining offensive possession of the first quarter. The Sycamores drove down to the 33-yard line but Jerry Nunez missed a 51-yard field goal attempt.

Kansas neared the Sycamores 30-yard line and Dom Wiliams mishandled a backwards pass which Michael Thomas pounced on to give the Sycamores the ball back. McCoy raced into Jayhawk territory for a 19-yard gain to set up another Nunez field goal attempt  this time from 45 yards,which sailed wide right at the last second.

On the Sycamores final offensive possession of the second quarter, McCoy pushed the ball into Kansas territory with another 19-yard scamper around the left end of the line. Boyle would find Rontrez Morgan streaking down the sideline for a spectacular 21-yard reception down to the Kansas nine-yard line. Kansas was then flagged for pass interference which set the Sycamores up at the two-yard line as time became a factor.

Boyle found Dante Hendrix in the back corner of the end zone and he attempted to tap his toe down in the blue end zone but video replay showed he landed just on the white for an incomplete pass. As time whittled away on the first half, Nunez connected on a 20-yard field goal to send the Sycamores into the locker room down just 7-3.

To open the third quarter, Boyle found Jones for a big 42-yard reception to move into Kansas territory. Boyle then kept a second-and-four play alive by scrambling to his right and made an underhanded pass to Henry Woodcock to keep the drive alive. ISU made it to the Kansas 19-yard line before Boyle’s pass was intercepted at the goal line by the Jayhawks McCullough to thwart the drive.

The Jayhawks cashed in on a seven-play, 87-yard drive when Carter Stanley found James Sosinski with 8:40 left in the third quarter to extend their lead out to 16-3. The extra point attempt was missed.

Indiana State opens the home portion of the schedule next weekend on Saturday, September 7 when they play host to Dayton in non-conference action. Kick-off from Memorial Stadium is set for 1 p.m. (ET).

________________________________________________________________________2019 Ohio State Football
Florida Atlantic vs #5 Ohio State (Aug 31, 2019 at Columbus, Ohio)
Florida Atlantic (0-1) vs. Ohio State (1-0)
Date: Aug 31, 2019 • Site: Columbus, Ohio • Stadium: Ohio Stadium
Attendance: 103228
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total
Florida Atlantic 0 3 3 15 21
Ohio State 28 0 7 10 45
Qtr Time Scoring Play V-H
1st 13:07 OSU – Fields, Justin 51 yd run (Haubeil, Blake kick), 4-70 1:53 0 – 7
11:05 OSU – Ruckert, Jeremy 25 yd pass from Fields, Justin (Haubeil, Blake kick), 2-26 0:36 0 – 14
09:12 OSU – Victor, B. 32 yd pass from Fields, Justin (Haubeil, Blake kick), 3-58 0:37 0 – 21
06:50 OSU – Olave, Chris 29 yd pass from Fields, Justin (Haubeil, Blake kick), 4-46 1:02 0 – 28
2nd 00:33 FAU – RIVAS, Vladimir 28 yd field goal, 6-15 1:06 3 – 28
3rd 12:23 FAU – RIVAS, Vladimir 28 yd field goal, 10-65 2:37 6 – 28
02:37 OSU – Ruckert, Jeremy 3 yd pass from Fields, Justin (Haubeil, Blake kick), 10-52 3:27 6 – 35
4th 13:23 FAU – MCCAMMON, Larry 3 yd run (MITCHELL, John pass from ROBISON, Chris), 15-75 4:14 14 – 35
10:43 OSU – Dobbins, J.K. 1 yd run (Haubeil, Blake kick), 7-40 2:40 14 – 42
08:16 FAU – RAINE, John 2 yd pass from ROBISON, Chris (RIVAS, Vladimir kick), 8-76 2:19 21 – 42
03:01 OSU – Haubeil, Blake 46 yd field goal, 9-45 5:09 21 – 45
Kickoff time: 12:01 pm • End of Game: 3:24 pm • Total elapsed time: 3:23
Officials: Referee: Ron Snodgrass; Umpire: Jim Shaw; Linesman: Ric Hinkamper;
Line judge: Rudy Studd; Back judge: Jake Kemp; Field judge: Jeffrey Noggle;
Side judge: Frank Steratore; Center judge: Eric Oliver;
Temperature: 72 • Wind: 7 mph NE • Weather: Cloudy



Scoring Summary (Final)
The Automated ScoreBook
Akron vs Illinois (Aug 31, 2019 at Champaign, Ill.)
Akron (0-1) vs. Illinois (1-0)
Date: Aug 31, 2019 • Site: Champaign, Ill. • Stadium: Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 30654
Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total
Akron 3 0 0 0 3
Illinois 14 14 14 0 42
Qtr Time Scoring Play V-H
1st 11:53 ILL – Corbin,Reggie 3 yd run (McCourt,James kick), 10-63 3:07 0 – 7
06:29 AKRON – FITSCHEN, Jerry 42 yd field goal, 11-50 5:24 3 – 7
03:23 ILL – Bonner,RaVon 10 yd run (McCourt,James kick), 9-75 3:06 3 – 14
2nd 14:56 ILL – Sidney,Trevon 10 yd pass from Peters,Brandon (McCourt,James kick), 6-24 2:34 3 – 21
02:04 ILL – Peters,Brandon 20 yd run (McCourt,James kick), 2-24 0:38 3 – 28
3rd 10:42 ILL – Williams, Justice 9 yd pass from Peters,Brandon (McCourt,James kick), 8-63 3:23 3 – 35
04:30 ILL – Barker,Daniel 2 yd pass from Peters,Brandon (McCourt,James kick), 10-70 3:34 3 – 42
Kickoff time: 11:01 am • End of Game: 02:15 pm • Total elapsed time: 03:14
Officials: Referee: Greg Sujack; Umpire: William Steinke; Linesman: Jim Swider;
Line judge: J. Shelton; Back judge: Josh Dascher; Field judge: J. Masterson;
Side judge: Steve Verbridge; Center judge: Tony Romano;
Temperature: 68 • Wind: E 11 MPH • Weather: Cloudy


Hoosiers Hold off Cardinals 34-24 in Ruoff Kickoff Classic

Plitt throws for 298 yards and two touchdowns, Huntley runs for 81 and one score

INDIANAPOLIS — Ball State found itself within a single possession late in both the third and fourth quarters, but Indiana answered both times on the way to a 34-24 victory in the Ruoff Kickoff Classic at Lucas Oil Stadium.

BSU quarterback Drew Plitt threw for 298 yards and two touchdowns, engineering a pair of scoring drives in the second half of Saturday’s season opener. But Indiana kicker Logan Justus went 4-for-4 on field goal attempts, including a 50-yarder with 2:15 to play, and the Hoosiers (1-0) sealed it with an interception of Plitt in the final minute.

Ball State (0-1) struggled to get pressure on Indiana quarterback Michael Penix Jr. who threw for 326 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The dual-threat signal caller also led the Hoosiers with 67 yards on the ground.

“There are a lot of positive things we’ll be able to look at and build on from the tape,” Ball State head coach Mike Neu said. “But certainly there are a lot of things we have to clean up. The effort part of it was good, but now we’re on tape, we’ve played one game here in 2019. We have a lot to do, to study, to watch and clean up when we get back to Muncie.”

Stevie Scott III finished off a pair of IU’s second-half drives with short touchdown runs, though Ball State held last year’s 1,100-yard rusher to just 48 yards on 19 carries.

BSU intercepted Penix twice, with first-half takeaways from Amechi Uzodinma II and Antonio Phillips. But Penix also hit on a 75-yard touchdown pass to Nick Westbrook and consistently moved the Hoosiers offense.

Ball State used the ground game in the first half to control the tempo, with Caleb Huntley carrying most of the load. The junior running back, who missed the second half of last season to injury, ran 15 times for 56 yards and a touchdown before the break.

But Indiana largely bottled up the run game in the second half, limiting the Cardinals to just nine yards on the ground. Sacks played a role in that, with the Hoosiers getting more pressure on Plitt and taking him down three times.

The junior quarterback still managed to find graduate transfer running back Walter Fletcher and sophomore wideout Yo’Heinz Tyler for touchdowns.

Fletcher, who scored 41 career touchdowns as a Division II All-American at Edinboro, took a short pass, broke a tackle and scampered 45 yards for his first Division I score to cut the IU lead to 23-16 on Ball State’s first drive of the second half. Tyler’s catch and run with 6:58 remaining in the fourth quarter pulled the Cardinals within seven again at 31-24.

But the Hoosiers responded to Fletcher’s score with a 65-yard drive and one of Scott’s touchdowns and later answered Tyler’s with Justus’ 50-yard field goal. Justus also drilled kicks of 48 and 49 yards on the day.

“Obviously, we were playing a Big Ten opponent, and I know they have high expectations for this season, but we’re capable if we play our best football,” Neu said. “That’s the challenge. You have to play your best football for four quarters when you play a team like Indiana.”

Justin Hall led the BSU receivers with six catches, while Tyler finished with a team-high 71 receiving yards. Riley Miller caught five balls for 51 yards.

Bryce Cosby, Jacob White and Ray Wilborn – playing his first game at safety after moving from linebacker – led Ball State with nine tackles.

The Cardinals will return to Muncie for their next two games, hosting Fordham on Saturday, Sept. 7, and FAU on Saturday, Sept. 14. Both games will kick from Scheumann Stadium at 2 p.m.

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