Notre Dame's big victory over Texas came with a big loss.
Running back Tarean Folston, who led the Fighting Irish in rushing last season, is out for the season after tearing a right knee ligament in Saturday night's 38-3 victory over Texas.
Coach Brian Kelly said Folston tore the anterior cruciate ligament on his third carry of the game. The injury to the 5-9, 214-pound junior leaves the Irish without an experienced running back. Folston ran for 889 yards on 175 carries a year ago, and was expected to take on a heavier load this season.
Greg Bryant, the second-leading rusher from 2014, left school after being ruled academically ineligible. That leaves former wide receiver C.J. Prosise and freshman Josh Adams as the top running backs.
Saturday's late games
No. 8 Southern Cal 55, Arkansas State 6: Cody Kessler passed for 236 yards and four TDs, Tre Madden rushed for 106 yards and a score, and the Trojans beat the Red Wolves in Los Angeles in a season opener. Madden, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steven Mitchell Jr. and Oklahoma transfer Taylor McNamara caught TD passes from Kessler in the Trojans' first game since the official end of NCAA scholarship restrictions on the perennial power.
No. 10 Florida State 59, Texas State 16: Everett Golson threw four TD passes in his Florida State debut as the Seminoles beat the Bobcats in Tallahassee, Fla. Golson, a graduate transfer from Notre Dame, was 19-for-25 for 302 yards. Dalvin Cook ran for 156 yards and two TDs, Mario Pender added 92 yards on 14 carries, and Florida State averaged 6.5 yards a carry.
•Clemson receiver Mike Williams has a fracture in his neck that Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said might keep him out all season. Swinney said an MRI showed a small fracture after the junior slammed into the padded goalpost support on Saturday against Wofford.
•University of Florida police say electronics, computers and other items were stolen from a New Mexico State team personnel bus during Saturday's game against the Gators.
Brad Barber of the university police department said the bus, which carried football staff members, was parked outside the stadium in a secure area during the game.
"Dozens of police cars were parked near the bus, so it seemingly took some gall to enter the bus where it was parked," Barber said.
•Kansas State officials apologized for a marching band routine during Saturday night's season opener against South Dakota that involved the rival Kansas Jayhawks and appeared to be adult-oriented in nature.
•A student's drone crashed into a part of Kentucky's newly renovated Commonwealth Stadium before the Wildcats faced Louisiana-Lafayette in the season opener, officials confirmed. A school spokesman said via e-mail that the unmanned aircraft was recovered near the suite level. He added that there were no injuries to spectators or damages to the facility.