No. 14 East Carolina 28, at Tulane 24: Patrick Pinkney threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Jamar Bryant with 1:41 left in the fourth quarter, and the Pirates (3-0, 1-0 Conference USA) rallied for a victory over the Green Wave (0-2, 0-1) at New Orleans.
Air Force 31, Houston 28: Quarterback Shea Smith ran for 97 yards and three touchdowns as the Falcons (3-0) rushed for 380 yards, then withstood a late comeback by the Cougars (1-2) in a game moved to Southern Methodist in Dallas because of Hurricane Ike.
at Buffalo 30, Temple 28: Drew Willy's last-second, 35-yard touchdown pass to Naaman Roosevelt lifted the Bulls (2-1, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) past the Owls (1-2, 0-1) at Amherst, N.Y.
Central Michigan 31, at Ohio 28: Dan LeFevour passed for 361 yards and ran for a touchdown and Ontario Sneed had two short scoring runs to lead the Chippewas (2-1, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) to a victory over the Bobcats (0-3, 0-1) at Athens, Ohio.
Ball State 41, at Akron 24: MiQuale Lewis rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns and Nate Davis passed for 300 yards and two more scores to lead the Cardinals (3-0, 1-0 Mid-American Conference) past the Zips (1-2, 0-1) at Akron, Ohio.
Toledo 41, at Eastern Michigan 17: DuJuane Collins rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Rockets (1-1, 1-0 Mid-American) past the Eagles (1-2, 0-1) at Ypsilanti, Mich.
at Miami (Ohio) 38, Charleston Southern 27: Eugene Harris returned a punt 44 yards for a touchdown as the RedHawks (1-2) beat Charleston Southern (0-3) at Oxford, Ohio.
at Marshall 17, Memphis 16: The Thundering Herd (2-1, 1-0 Conference USA) won its conference opener at Huntington, W.Va., defeating the Tigers (0-3, 0-2).