BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A.J. Erdely threw his only touchdown pass of the day with just over two minutes to play, finding Logan Scott for the winning score and UAB beat Tulane 31-24 on Saturday afternoon.

The teams were tied at 24 following a Tulane field goal earlier in the fourth when Erdely capped a 13-play, 93-yard drive with a 14-yard touchdown throw to Scott for the lead with 2:19 left. The Blazers (2-1) forced a Jonathan Banks fumble on the following Tulane drive to help preserve the lead.

Late in the first half, UAB defensive lineman Garrett Marino recovered a Banks fumble near midfield — following a sack by Kristopher Moll — and ran 48 yards for a score, giving the Blazers a 21-7 lead at halftime.

Erdely threw for 180 yards and ran for a touchdown. Spencer Brown ran for 101 yards and a score.

Banks finished with 180 yards and two touchdowns for the Green Wave (1-2).


At Starkville, Miss., Nick Fitzgerald accounted for 350 yards of offense and six touchdowns to lead No. 16 Mississippi State to a 56-10 victory over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday night.

Fitzgerald ran for 107 yards and four touchdowns, the second time he's had four rushing touchdowns in a game. Fitzgerald also completed 14 of 21 passes 243 yards and two touchdowns.

Aeris Williams added 101 yards and a touchdown on the ground for Mississippi State (3-0). The Bulldogs totaled 607 yards of offense with 331 yards on the ground.

Louisiana's Andrew Nunez was 21 of 29 for 224 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He threw a 4-yard scoring pass to Jamarcus Bradley in the fourth quarter.

Louisiana (1-1) got on the board first with a 38-yard field goal from Kyle Pfau early in the first quarter. But it was all Mississippi State the rest of the first half. The Bulldogs scored on all five first-half possessions.


At College Station, Texas, Kellen Mond ran for two touchdowns and threw for a third to give Texas A&M a 48-10 win over Louisiana-Monroe on Saturday night.

Mond had a 7-yard scoring run in the second quarter and the Aggies returned a blocked field-goal attempt for a touchdown to build a 24-10 halftime lead.

Mond scrambled nine yards and hopped into the end zone untouched for his second score midway through the third quarter to extend the lead to 21 points. He connected with Jace Sternberger on a 20-yard touchdown pass that made it 41-10 with about eight minutes left.