CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Matt Ryan threw for 268 yards and a touchdown, Matt Bryant added four field goals and the Atlanta Falcons moved into a tie for first place in the lowly NFC South with a 19-17 win over the Carolina Panthers yesterday. Cam Newton overcame two early interceptions to throw for 292 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough for the Panthers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freshman Kevon Looney had 17 points and 14 rebounds for his first double-double, and UCLA pulled away in the second half to beat Coastal Carolina 84-71 last night in a matchup of NCAA tournament teams from last season. Josh Cameron led Coastal Carolina with 22 points.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Kruize Pinkins scored 16, Mark Tollefsen and Tim Derksen added 14 apiece, and San Francisco opened its season with a 91-52 win over South Carolina State last night. Karon Wright scored 13 points to lead the Bulldogs who shot 18 of 62 from the field.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says starting quarterback Deshaun Watson has no major damage in his injured left knee and could play again this season. Swinney said yesterday that an MRI showed Watson had a sprained ligament and a bone bruise.