Devon Johnson rushed for a school-record 272 yards and four touchdowns to lead No. 23 Marshall to a 35-16 win over Florida Atlantic on Saturday. Marshall (8-0, 4-0 Conference USA) overcame its first halftime deficit of the season to extend its home winning streak to 12 games. Florida Atlantic (3-5, 2-2) fell to 0-5 on the road. Quarterback Rakeem Cato threw the go-ahead score late in the third quarter to extend his Bowl Subdivision record of consecutive games with a TD toss to 40.
When it comes to the Royals' running game, Kansas City manager Ned Yost thinks the San Francisco Giants are being sticks in the mud. The Royals appeared to conclude the dirt was hosed down with extra vigor. ''Maybe the groundskeeper just was looking at all the Royals fans up in the corner there and just forgot,'' Yost said Saturday. When Moose (Mike Moustakas) or somebody got on - it might have been Moose - and he dove back into first base and he came up extremely muddy, I thought that it was a little damper than normal, yeah.'' Giants manager Bruce Bochy claimed not to notice any unusual dampening.
The Cavaliers have exercised the fourth-year contract option on guard Dion Waiters, a former first-round pick who could have a breakout season in Cleveland's new offense. The Cavs were expected to pick up the option worth $5.1 million on Waiters and did so Saturday. Waiters averaged 15.3 point last season, but could get more open shots now that LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will be occupying defenses. Waiters started just 24 games last season but he will be with the first five in the backcourt alongside Irving this season.