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Last Update on September 04, 2015 07:33 GMT
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jordan Todman ran for a long touchdown and Carolina's defense shut down the Pittsburgh Steelers backups in a 23-6 win on Thursday night in the preseason finale for both teams.
Todman had a 49-yard sprint in the second quarter and Joe Webb found tight end Marcus Lucas for a 23-yard score just before the half as the Panthers rolled. Carolina finished up a 3-1 preseason by outgaining the Steelers 454-191.
Pittsburgh ended an extended exhibition season just 1-4 and has a week to prepare for defending Super Bowl champion New England and quarterback Tom Brady, whose four-game suspension for his role in "Deflategate" was overturned by a judge on Thursday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Thomas Sirk produced 357 yards from scrimmage and passed for two touchdowns in his first start and Duke beat Tulane 37-7 in the opener for both teams on Thursday night.
Directing a read-option offense, Sirk hit 27 of 40 passes for 289 yards, rushed 15 times for 68 yards, was not sacked and did not throw an interception. Sirk converted nine of the 17 third-downs he faced as Duke racked up 530 yards to Tulane's 271.
The Blue Devils possessed the ball for 36:01 and could have won by more if Tulane's defense hadn't recovered two fumbles, made a fourth-down stop and forced three field goals.
Duke led 23-0 in the fourth quarter before Tulane finally scored on Devon Breaux's 76-yard reception from Tanner Lee. But DeVon Edwards returned the next kickoff 95 yards to put Duke right back up by 23 points.
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) -- DeShawn Jones had 189 yards on 15 carries, including a 60-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter, to help lead Campbell to a 41-20 win over Pikesville in its season opener on Thursday night.
Kameron Bryant completed 12 of 19 passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns and added 67 yards on the ground with one score.
The Camels scored 21 of the first 24 points to take a 21-3 lead late in the second quarter. Pikeville battled back with 14 unanswered points, including a 38-yard touchdown strike from Sani Warren to Jamon Langford and a 2-yard Warren run to trim the lead to 21-17 with 10:53 left in the third.
The Bears got no closer, however, as Campbell scored 20 of the final 23 points.
Warren led NAIA Pikeville with 128 yards passing and a touchdown.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- John Wolford passed for three touchdowns and ran 70 yards for another score, and Wake Forest opened by routing FCS member Elon 41-3 on Thursday night.
Wolford was 20 of 27 for a career-high 323 yards and threw touchdowns covering 10 yards to Cam Serigne, 30 yards to Cortez Lewis and 27 yards to Chuck Wade before exiting in the third quarter.
The Demon Deacons are above .500 for the first time in second-year coach Dave Clawson's tenure and set highs for points, total yards (591) and yards rushing (203) under him.
Freshman Matt Colburn had a 2-yard rushing touchdown and Mike Weaver kicked field goals of 28 and 32 yards.
John Gallagher kicked a 45-yard field goal for the Phoenix, who had just 151 total yards. Picked last in the CAA, they were down by 24 points before they crossed midfield for the first time.