BATON ROUGE — Linebacker Lamin Barrow never doubted that the Tigers had the talent to bottle up two-time Heisman hopeful Johnny Manziel.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jalen Billups came off the Northern Kentucky bench to score a career-high 25 points, 13 in overtime to lift the Norse past Tulane 91-86 Saturday night.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Ross Metheny ran for one touchdown and threw for three more and Southern Alabama defeated Louisiana-Monroe 36-14.
RUSTON (AP) — Trey Watts ran for a game-high 178 yards and scored three touchdowns Saturday night and Tulsa beat Louisiana Tech 24-14.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Nicholls State coach J.P. Piper wanted to chew out his team after a 39-point loss. He thought better of it when he considered the possible effect on his young players.