Brandon Rainey completed three passes -- all for touchdowns -- and ran for two more and The Citadel beat Western Carolina 35-17 on Saturday.
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Kurt Everett kicked a field goal with no time remaining to lift Gardner-Webb to a 24-21 win over Western Carolina on Saturday.
Ailym Ford ran for 195 yards and two touchdowns and Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks ran for 125 yards and two scores and Chattanooga overwhelmed Western Carolina 60-36 on Saturday.
Will Jones threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score, Richard McCollum kicked two field goals and Western Carolina snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 20-17 win over Division II-member North Greenville on Saturday.
Freshman Zonavan Knight ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries Saturday as N.C. State rebounded from a slow start to defeat Western Carolina 41-0 at Carter-Finley Stadium.
Robert Riddle threw for four touchdowns and Tyray Devezin ran for two more as Mercer got off to a fast start on its way to a 49-27 victory over Western Carolina in the season opener and initial Southern Conference encounter of the season on Saturday.
Defending national champion and top-ranked James Madison placed three players on The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, more than any other school.
Receiver's legs aid in interception
Western Carolina's Steffon Hill looked to have a catch near the end zone, but a few wacky bounces later, the ball was in the hands of an East Carolina defender.
East Tennessee State will host Western Carolina at Bristol Motor Speedway next season in the Bucs' first conference game since 2003.
True freshman Kyler Murray started for the second straight game and recorded three TDs, while former starter Kyle Allen went 6-for-6 on Saturday night.
Watch: Western Carolina vs. Texas A&M
In its six wins this season, Texas A&M averaged 210.2 rushing yards per game and had 11 rushing TDs, including at least one in all six games. In the Aggies' three losses, they had no rushing TDs and averaged 85.3 rushing yards per game. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN
This weekend's SEC Viewer's Guide talks about Florida trying to bounce back after the Vanderbilt scare while Alabama and LSU try to avoid letdowns.
Evan Berry scores TD as brother watches
Tennessee's Evan Berry had a wild 88-yard kickoff return for a TD while his brother, Chiefs safety Eric Berry, was watching on the sideline.