No. 23 Houston 44, at Tulane 16: Case Keenum's lowest passing total of the season was still pretty good, and more than enough to help the Cougars (5-1, 1-1) defeat the Green Wave (2-4, 0-3) in a Conference USA game. Keenum was 30 of 43 for 334 yards and two touchdowns.
In other games involving Conference USA teams: Dwayne Harris returned a kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown and added two touchdown catches to help host East Carolina (4-3, 3-1) to a 49-13 win over Rice (0-7, 0-3). . . . Tracey Lampley had a 50-yard punt return in the third quarter to key a big second half to lead host Southern Mississippi (4-3, 2-1) to a 36-16 win over Memphis (2-5, 1-3). . . . Ricky Dobbs and Vince Murray each ran for two touchdowns, Joe Buckley kicked a 24-yard field goal in overtime and Navy (5-2) won its fourth straight game with a 38-35 win over Southern Methodist (3-3).
Central Michigan 34, at Western Michigan 23: Dan LeFevour threw for two touchdowns and ran for one to lead the Chippewas (6-1, 4-0) over the Broncos (3-4, 2-2) in a Mid-American Conference game.
Kent State 28, at Eastern Michigan 6: Spencer Keith passed for two touchdowns and ran for another score to lead the Golden Flashes (3-4, 2-1) over the Eagles (0-6, 0-3) in a MAC game.
at Buffalo 21, Akron 17: Mario Henry's one-yard touchdown with 5:59 left gave the Bulls (3-4, 2-1) a MAC victory over the Zips (1-5, 0-3).
at Ohio 28, Miami (Ohio) 7: Donte Harden rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bobcats (5-2, 3-0) over the RedHawks (0-7, 0-3) in a MAC game.
at Toledo 20, Northern Illinois 19: Barry Church blocked a field goal in the final seconds to lift the Rockets (4-3, 2-1) over the Huskies (3-3, 1-1) in a MAC game.
In other games involving MAC teams: Freddie Barnes caught three touchdown passes from Tyler Sheehan to lead Bowling Green (3-4, 2-1) to a 31-17 win over host Ball State (0-7, 0-3). . . . Temple (4-2) used a well-timed challenge to get an interception overturned by replay, then scored the go-ahead touchdown in a 27-13 win over visiting Army (3-4).
In games involving Sun Belt Conference teams: Levi Brown threw three touchdown passes to lead Troy (4-2, 3-0) to a 42-33 win over host Florida International (1-5, 1-2). . . . Rusty Smith passed for three touchdowns and ran for another to lead Florida Atlantic (1-4, 1-1) to a 44-40 win over host North Texas (1-5, 0-3). . . . Chris Masson threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns to lead Louisiana Lafayette (4-2) to a 30-22 win over host Western Kentucky (0-6).