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Navy 's Tago Smith (18) rushes against Texas State during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in San Marcos, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Backup QB Tago Smith leads Navy past North Texas

- Associated Press

Smith amassed 202 total yards and scored four touchdowns in place of injured starter Keenan Reynolds as the Midshipmen rolled to a 35-21 victory over Texas State Saturday night.

Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs (1) runs with the ball against West Virginia linebacker Isaiah Bruce, right, during the first half of an NCAA football game, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

West Virginia squeezes past Maryland 40-37

- Associated Press

West Virginia amassed 694 yards in offense, made 33 first downs, ran 108 plays and got four touchdown passes from Clint Trickett.

Virginia Tech's Isaiah Ford (1) catches a pass for a touchdown during an NCAA college football game against East Carolina's Detric Allen, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Blacksburg, Va. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)

East Carolina stuns Virginia Tech 28-21

Associated Press

East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden threw three touchdown passes and scored a rushing touchdown with 16 seconds left to lead the Pirates to a 28-21 upset of No. 17 Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Louisville wide receiver James Quick (17) tries to break the tackle of Virginia linebacker Daquan Romero (13) and safety Brandon Phelps (21) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Virginia upsets Louisville 23-21

Associated Press

Greyson Lambert threw for one touchdown and ran for another and Ian Frye kicked a 42-yard field goal with 3:41 remaining, giving Virginia a 23-21 victory against No. 17 Louisville on Saturday.

Howard head coach Gary Harrell talks to his players on the sidelines during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, in Piscataway, N.J. Rutgers won 38-25. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

SNYDER: For HBCUs, Classics are traditions to be savored

- The Washington Times

The practice of pitting black colleges against powerhouses has its benefits, namely in the large checks that are cashed. A more pleasant tradition resumes Saturday at RFK Stadium, when Howard faces Morehouse College for the fourth consecutive year in the AT&T Nation’s Football Classic.

Penn State head football coach James Franklin, second from left, joins his team and fans in singing the Penn State alma mater after a 21-3 win over Akron in an NCAA college football game at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Penn State bowl eligibility reinstated by NCAA

The Washington Times

The NCAA originally levied those penalties in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual assault scandal. The NCAA cited the school’s “significant progress toward ensuring its athletics department functions with integrity” as the reason for dropping the sanctions that were supposed to last through the 2015-16 school year.

Notre Dame wide receiver Amir Carlisle runs in for a touchdown in front of teammates wide receiver Corey Robinson and Michigan defensive back Jourdan Lewis during the second half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Big Ten humiliated on national stage in Week 2

- Associated Press

A conference that has had more than its share of epic failures in big showdowns in recent years had a night to forget on Saturday. Three of its biggest bullies — No. 7 Michigan State, No. 8 Ohio State and once proud Michigan — all were soundly defeated.

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