ARLINGTON — Devon Achane rushes for 159 yards and a touchdown, Demani Richardson sprints for the final 82 yards with a wild return to score again, not 23 Texas A&M defeated No. 10 Arkansas 23-21. The Razorbacks had a chance to take the lead with 1:30 left, but Cam Little’s 42-yard field goal came close to the top of the right post. Both teams are 3-1. The Razorbacks built a 14-0 lead early on but lost their first consecutive 4-0 start since the 1980s. Texas A&M has beaten ranked teams in a row since losing to Appalachian State.
TCU 42, SMU 34
DALLAS — Max Duggan passed for 277 yards and three touchdowns, and Emari Demercado ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns in TCU’s 42-34 win over SMU on Saturday as coach Sonny Dykes’ Frogs beat him in the front Four seasons coached the program. Duggan threw 18 yards to Savion Williams in the first quarter, 8 yards to Jared Wiley in the second and 80 yards to Derius Davis late in the second in a 3-0 Frogs run. Tre Siggers had 3 rushing touchdowns for the Mustangs, 2-2.
Houston 34, Rice 27
HOUSTON — Nelson Sether returned the ball for 11 yards with 3:34 left in the fourth quarter, and Thabo Mwaniki intercepted a pass on the next possession as Houston rallied Saturday with 3:34 left in the fourth quarter. Defeat Rice 34-27 to retain the Bayou Bucket record for the seventh time in a row. Houston pinned Rice to the 6-yard line with 24 seconds left. The Owls made two catches to reach 40, then clocked them with eight seconds. TJ McMahon started it, Bradley Rozner dribbled the ball down in traffic on the Houston 9, and officials ruled there was one second left. Rice had no timeouts remaining, but Houston took one to build the defense. McMahon was forced to pass quickly and was knocked down in the end zone.
Texas 34, Houston Christian 0
SAN MARCOS, Texas — Layne Hatcher threw for 362 yards and four touchdowns as Texas State beat Houston Christian 34-0 from the start. Formerly known as Houston Baptist University, the school announced Wednesday that it will be renamed Houston Christian University. Hatcher completed 27 of 41 passes in the win. That gave him 100 completions in his first four games as a Bobcats, the Texas (2-2) quarterback since the school moved to the FBS level in 2012. The most ever.
ABILENE CHRISTIAN 34, Western New Mexico 7
Abilene, Texas — Ethan Long threw a two-touchdown pass to Rovaughn Banks Jr.. And Jermiah Dobbins each had more than 100 yards rushing, and Abilene Christian won 34-7 against second-tier member Western New Mexico. Long shot 22 of 34 for 251 yards. Banks had two touchdown runs and completed 21 carries for 143 yards. Dobbins had 18 carries for 105 yards. Each of Banks’s points came in the second quarter, from inside No. 5. Devin Larson completed 21 of 44 passes for 165 yards, touchdowns and interceptions for Western New Mexico.
UTSA 52, South Texas 24
SAN ANTONIO – Frank Harris threw for 392 yards and four touchdowns, De Corian Clark had three touchdown receptions, and UTSA beat FCS member Texas South 52-24 in the second half. Harris threw a 69-yarder to Clark with just 47 seconds in the third quarter to push a 4-point halftime lead to a 28-17 advantage of UTSA (2-2). Harris added a 23-yard touchdown to Joshua Cephus late in the third and partnered with Zakhari Franklin for a 35-yard touchdown with 11 seconds left in the fourth. Backup quarterback Eddie Lee Marburger joined Clark for a 7-yard run to top the score.
Andrew Bodie had 17 of 32 passes for 229 yards, touchdowns and two interceptions for the Tigers (1-3). He added two touchdown runs. Jacorey Howard led all rushers with 88 yards on 12 carries.
Prairie View A&M 25, Alabama 15
Montgomery, Alabama. — Tazon Conley threw a touchdown and ran for two, and Prairie View A&M never trailed in beating Alabama St. 25-15. Conley shot 14 of 19 for 180 passing yards, touchdowns and interceptions. Jacory Merritt amassed 143 yards on 17 carries for Alabama.
Memphis 44, North Texas 34
Memphis, Tennessee — Seth Heinegan scored two touchdowns, Brandon Thomas rushed for two and the Memphis defense scored twice as the Tigers beat North Texas 44-34. The start of each quarter after halftime helped average Green’s demise. Jaylen Allen returned an Austin Orne pass that bounced off his intended catcher to hit the ball at the 37-yard line and start the third quarter with a 27-13 lead on the right sideline. At the start of the fourth inning after a 27-20 tie, Xavier Cullens intercepted Aoun again at the North Texas 37 and ran into the end zone with two touchdowns.