Former PSU assistant Roof on move
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State is adding former Duke coach Ted Roof as its 10th assistant.
Coach Dave Doeren announced Friday that Roof will be the Wolfpack’s co-defensive coordinator and associate head coach while also working with the safeties and nickel backs with Aaron Henry.
Roof was 4-42 in four seasons as the Blue Devils’ head coach before he was fired following the 2007 season. He spent the past five seasons as Georgia Tech’s defensive coordinator.
Roof was Penn State’s defensive coordinator in 2012, joining the program in Bill O’Brien’s first season.
Doeren praised Roof’s knowledge of the North Carolina Triangle as well as his recruiting ties in Atlanta and throughout Georgia.
N.C. State says Roof will start Jan. 1, pending customary university approval.
FSU says FCS win counts
Florida State says Delaware State did meet NCAA requirements that allow the Seminoles to count their victory against the FCS team toward bowl eligibility.
Questions about whether the Seminoles had indeed reached six countable wins were raised by fans who analyzed data on athletic scholarships provided by Delaware State and posted the findings on the website Reddit. The analysis found the school had failed use 90 percent of its football scholarship funds, which is required for an FCS team to be countable toward FBS bowl eligibility.
Florida State released a statement Friday night saying the information posted was incomplete and failed to account for “a long-standing NCAA rule interpretation that permits institutions to use academic scholarships and other forms of non-athletic institutional aid received by student-athletes in the computation.”
Texas suspends 3 players
AUSTIN, Texas — Texas has suspended three players for the Texas Bowl next week against Missouri, the latest challenge in an up-and-down season for first-year coach Tom Herman.
Sophomore receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey, freshman running back Toneil Carter and junior tight end Garrett Gray were benched for Wednesday’s game in Houston for an unspecified violation of team rules. Texas also said defensive tackle Chris Nelson will miss the game against Missouri (7-5) with an elbow injury.
Friday’s bowl games:
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Josh Allen threw three touchdown passes in his final game for Wyoming, and the Cowboys took advantage of Central Michigan’s eight turnovers to cruise to a 37-14 victory Friday in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
During the postgame award ceremony, the game MVP award declared his intention to give up his final season of eligibility to enter the NFL draft. Wyoming (8-5) rebounded after losing its last two regular-season games with Allen sidelined by a sprained right shoulder.
Allen was 11 of 19 for 154 yards with no interceptions. He showed off his arm strength on a perfect 45-yard pass that hit receiver C.J. Johnson in stride in the end zone.
Bahamas Bowl: Dorian Brown rushed for 152 yards on just 12 carries and scored four touchdowns, Nathan Rourke threw for two scores and Ohio beat UAB in the Bahamas Bowl.
Ohio (9-4) averaged 38.9 points per game during the season, setting a school record with 467 points scored, and the Bobcats exhibited that prowess in the opening half, using big plays to build a 27-3 halftime lead. Brown, a redshirt senior, scored on runs of 74, 9, 25 and 14 yards, two in the second quarter and two in the third.