LAWRENCE (AP) - Tony Pierson rushed for two touchdowns, Dayne Crist connected with former Notre Dame teammate Mike Ragone on a short touchdown pass, and Kansas launched the Charlie Weis era Saturday night with a 31-17 victory over South Dakota State.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A white towel draped over his shoulder, the new Penn State coach in the white polo shirt donned headphones to communicate with his assistants in the press box as he paced the sideline.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Devin Smith made the catch of his life to finally light the fuse for Urban Meyer's shiny new offense.
DETROIT - Matthew Stafford threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Johnson and the Detroit Lions went on to beat the Buffalo Bills 38-32 Thursday night.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Backup quarterback Graham Harrell finally came through with the strong preseason performance the Green Bay Packers were looking for, driving the offense for touchdowns on all three of his possessions in a 24-3 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - No. 9 South Carolina and coach Steve Spurrier got a big scare to open the season. Marcus Lattimore and Connor Shaw helped the Gamecocks grind their way through past plucky Vanderbilt.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jeremy Guthrie pitched effectively into the eighth inning and Alex Gordon homered to lead the Kansas City Royals over the Detroit Tigers 2-1 Thursday night for a three-game sweep.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Royals proved Wednesday night just how fickle baseball can be.
LAWRENCE - Dayne Crist took the field at practice with a play in mind, then at the last second had to change his plan. He called an audible the team had heard but never practiced.
MANHATTAN - The proclamation from coach Bill Snyder following No. 22 Kansas State's annual spring game was hardly surprising, even though what it represented was downright historic.
PHOENIX - College football is in for some big and, some say, much-needed changes with the switch to a four-team playoff.
NEW YORK - Considering their previous high-profile faceoffs, there's no better way to finish off an NFL season than the New England Patriots vs. the New York Giants.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Fans who say the preseason doesn't count for anything probably tend not to congregate in Kansas City.
BEREA, Ohio - Cleveland rookie starting quarterback Brandon Weeden will sit out the Browns preseason finale against Chicago.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Freshman Kyle Allen threw four touchdown passes in the first half and Texas A&M recovered two late fumbles to secure a 41-38 victory against No. 3 Auburn, likely ending the Tigers' playoff hopes.
They are thinking playoffs in Kansas City, which makes some sense even after the Chiefs got off to a poor start this season.
LAWRENCE (AP) - The sparse section of Kansas students spilled over the railing, celebrating alongside players in a happy pileup near midfield. Then they headed to the goalposts in the south end zone, tore them down and carried them up the hill from Memorial Stadium.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Trevone Boykin did an acrobatic flip on the second of his three touchdown runs and threw for 219 yards and another score for No. 6 TCU in a 41-20 victory over No. 9 Kansas State on Saturday night that had huge Big 12 and playoff implications.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Only three players drafted in 1998 are still in the NFL, and two of them - Peyton Manning and Charles Woodson - meet this weekend when the Denver Broncos visit the winless Oakland Raiders.