Hawaii team officials said two Warriors players have been released from the hospital and were on the team charter flight Friday night after X-rays on their necks revealed no apparent damage.
The defensive tackles were taken to the hospital after being injured in helmet-to-helmet collisions on consecutive series in the first quarter of a 47-0 loss at Brigham Young Friday night.
Backup Geardon Hanohano was the first loaded on a backboard and carted off the field. The second player, starting defensive tackle Siasau Matagiese, was injured on the Warriors' next defensive series. After a lengthy delay, he too was placed on a backboard and carted off.
Beau Blankenship carried 43 times for 269 yards and three touchdowns to lead unbeaten Ohio to a 37-34 victory Saturday against winless Massachusetts in a Mid-American Conference thriller.
The Bobcats, 5-0 for the first time since 1968 and playing their conference opener, trailed UMass (0-5, 0-2), 27-20, entering the fourth quarter. Ohio scored 17 consecutive points before UMass quarterback Mike Wegzyn hit Alan Williams with an 11-yard touchdown pass. It was the last of four touchdown passes for Wegzyn, who completed 27 of 51 attempts for 373 yards. But UMass got no closer.
For Blankenship, it was his fifth consecutive 100-yard running game.
Bobcats quarterback Tyler Tettleton, who missed the game against Norfolk State last week with an injury, returned in style. He completed 15 of 27 passes, good for 229 yards and two touchdowns. That included a 41-yard touchdown pass to Chase Cochran just before halftime.
Taylor Kelly threw three touchdown passes Saturday to help Arizona State send California to its worst start under coach Jeff Tedford with a 27-17 victory Saturday.
The start of the season hasn't gone well for Cal (1-4, 0-2) and Tedford despite the team returning to renovated Memorial Stadium. The Golden Bears have lost three games in a row and are off to their worst start since losing their first 10 in 2001 under Tom Holmoe -- who was succeeded the following season by Tedford.
After a strong start, Tedford has a losing record since the start of the'09 season. His only win this season came against I-AA Southern Utah.
Salaries for coordinators continue to rise in the ACC, as they do around college football. But Clemson has taken it to a new level.
The defending ACC champions are paying a combined $2.1 million this season for their coordinators. Second-year offensive leader Chad Morris is the highest-paid assistant in college football at $1.3 million a year.
Morris and defensive coordinator Brent Venables make more combined than Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney, who will earn $1.9 million this season. Swinney and Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips agree that such is the cost of continuity and maintaining a successful program.