CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett will get the first test of his surgically repaired shoulder in the season opener against No. 2 Alabama. The Mountaineers and Crimson Tide meet Saturday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. Trickett returns for his senior season after starting seven games a year ago.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Former TCU coach Pat Sullivan won't be with his current team Saturday when Samford travels to Fort Worth. Sullivan said Wednesday in a statement that he won't be able to make the trip for Saturday's game with TCU because of complications from neck surgery in April.
NEW YORK (AP) - Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off Zack Wheeler, Julio Teheran won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday night to stop a three-game losing streak. Hayward connected on Wheeler's third pitch of the game for his 11th homer this season.
ATLANTA (AP) - Wil Lutz kicked a 26-yard field goal with 4 seconds left and Georgia State won for the first time as an FBS member, beating Abilene Christian 38-37 Wednesday night. Georgia State snapped a 16-game losing streak, dating to its time as an FCS program in 2012.
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