CINCINNATI (AP) - Rookie Jeremy Hill ran for 90 yards to lead the Cincinnati Bengals to a 35-7 victory last night over the Indianapolis Colts in a game devoid of starters. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and Colts quarterback Andrew Luck sat it out. Cincinnati pulled off several big plays in the second half against the Colts backups.
MACOMB, Ill. (AP) - J.C. Baker ran for 137 yards and scored twice to lead Western Illinois to a 45-6 win over Valparaiso in the season opener for both schools last night. Trenton Norvell fired four touchdown passes. Brandon Hall scored from the 2 late in the game to prevent first-year Valparaiso coach Dave Cecchini being shutout in his debut as a college head coach.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Malcolm Agnew ran for two long touchdowns and caught a pass for another to lead Southern Illinois over Taylor 45-0 last night in a season opener. Agnew scored the Salukis' first two touchdowns on runs of 63 and 45 yards in the first quarter. Agnew finished with 145 yards rushing on seven carries and added 62 yards receiving on a screen pass from Mark Iannotti.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Notre Dame will count on cornerback Cody Riggs more than expected after transferring from Florida. Riggs will cover opponents' top receivers with KeiVarae Russell out indefinitely while the school investigates possible academic dishonesty. Coach Brian Kelly says Riggs is clearly Notre Dame's best corner and praises him for being a leader.
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