LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Briefly caught off guard by Louisville's intensity, Notre Dame turned up its energy as well to take control with big plays.
Ian Book ran for one touchdown and threw for another, Jahmir Smith rushed for two scores and the No. 9 Fighting Irish beat Louisville 35-17 on Monday night.
Tony Jones Jr. rushed 15 times for 110 yards, including an 11-yard TD, as the Fighting Irish worked harder than expected to put away the rebuilding Cardinals in Scott Satterfield's debut as coach.
Figuring it out in time pleased Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly.
"There's a litany of things we can get better at," he said. "We still won the game, and we have some good things to take away."
No. 4 Oklahoma beats Houston 49-31
NORMAN, Okla. — Even one of the best nights ever for an Oklahoma player wasn't good enough for Jalen Hurts.
The new Sooners quarterback passed for three touchdowns and ran for three more, and No. 4 Oklahoma rolled past Houston 49-31 on Sunday night.
It was Hurts' first game for the Sooners since he transferred from Alabama. He put on a show as his predecessor, 2018 Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray, watched. He posted 508 total yards, the fifth-most in school history.
Hurts was not impressed. And at a school that has produced back-to-back Heisman-winning quarterbacks in Baker Mayfield and Murray, nitpicking has become the norm at that position.
"We did some really good things out there tonight, but there are a lot of things we can improve on," he said.
Georgia WR Jackson out up to 4 weeks with broken hand
ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia receiver Kearis Jackson will be out three to four weeks after suffering a broken hand in the season-opening victory over Vanderbilt.
Coach Kirby Smart announced Monday the redshirt freshman had "a couple of different breaks" in his hand and wrist area. Smart did not specify which hand was injured.
Jackson made his first career start for the No. 3 Bulldogs in the 30-6 victory . He had two catches but was injured on a tackle near the Vanderbilt goal line after hauling in a 32-yard pass with about 10 minutes remaining in the game.
Junior Demetris Robertson and freshman Dominick Blaylock also got time in the slot receiver position. Robertson had a team-high three catches, including a 3-yard touchdown.
Georgia hosts FCS school Murray State in its home opener Saturday.
South Carolina QB Bentley hurt, out indefinitely
COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina starting quarterback Jake Bentley will be out indefinitely with a broken foot, a person close to football program told The Associated Press on Monday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the team, nor head coach Will Muschamp, has publicly discussed Bentley's injury.
It is not immediately known how or when Bentley got injured.
Wyoming coach due bonus for win over Missouri
LARAMIE, Wyo. — Wyoming coach Craig Bohl is in line for a $100,000 bonus after his team upset Missouri 37-31.
The Casper Star-Tribune reports Bohl's contract calls for the award if the Cowboys beat a Power Five program in a regular-season game. Saturday's victory in Laramie was the first such victory for Bohl, who is in the third year of a seven-year contract.
The last time Wyoming beat a Power Five team was in 2008, a victory over Tennessee.
Wyoming quarterback Sean Chambers rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown in the victory. He also completed 6 of 16 passes for 92 yards.
Pruitt: Vols need to 'look in the mirror'
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt says he still has faith in his team as it attempts to bounce back from one of the most embarrassing defeats in school history.
"I believe in the guys in our locker room," Pruitt said Monday, two days after a 38-30 loss to 26-point underdog Georgia State. "I've said this all along. I really like this team. Just because I like them doesn't mean that we're where we need to be, but I like their work ethic. I like their 'want to.'"
Tennessee's stunning setback against Georgia State represented the latest pratfall for a storied program. The Volunteers are just 6-15 over their last 21 games heading into a home matchup Saturday with BYU (0-1).
In his first 13 games at Tennessee, Pruitt already has suffered as many losses (eight) as he absorbed over five seasons as a defensive coordinator at Florida State, Georgia and Alabama.