Louisville will open the 2015 season against former national champion Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game in Atlanta.
Cardinals Athletic Director Tom Jurich said in a release Thursday he was "thrilled" to be invited to the annual game at the Georgia Dome that usually features top teams and awards the Old Leather Helmet trophy to the winner.
The game will be only the second meeting between the schools and first since Auburn beat Louisville 16-3 in Birmingham, Ala. in 1974.
Pikeville 13, Morehead State 10: After a scoreless first half, Pikeville struck first on Marquis Terrell's 11-yard score in the third quarter.
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The host Eagles answered with Luke Boyd's 21-yard field goal and Rob Harden's 12-yard TD run to take a 10-7 lead, but the Bears took the opener when Seth Millar scored on a run from 23 yards out with 2:48 left in the game.
Kent State star sidelined
Kent State star running back Dri Archer was knocked out of the Golden Flashes' opening game against Liberty with a leg injury.
Archer, who was being promoted by the school as a Heisman Trophy candidate, was on the sideline with a protective boot on his left foot during the second half.
Archer ran for 1,429 yards and averaged 9.0 per carry last season. The senior had three carries for 10 yards against Liberty. Kent State went on to a 17-10 win.
Indiana State's Bell hurt
Indiana State lost record-setting running back Shakir Bell with a separated right shoulder late in the first half of Thursday night's season opener at Indiana.
Bell landed hard on his shoulder at the end of long run with 1:20 left in the first half. He is expected to miss at least a couple of weeks.
Bell is a two-time finalist for the Walter Payton Award, the Football Championship Subdivision's equivalent of the Heisman Trophy. He ran 18 times for 113 yards before leaving and needs 429 yards to break the school's career rushing mark and 840 to break the Missouri Valley Football Conference career record.
More options in Georgia
Georgia's state college football landscape is rapidly changing.
Mercer is back in football for the first time since 1941. Reinhardt University has a new program that starts this season. Kennesaw State will play its first season in 2014.
Georgia State, Point (formerly Atlanta Christian College), LaGrange and Shorter also added programs in the last decade. That gives the state 17 college teams.
The coaches of the new teams say the real winners are high school players who no longer have to leave the state to play on the college level if they're not offered scholarships by Georgia, Georgia Tech, Georgia Southern or other state schools with longer traditions.
Ex-Hog accused of murder
Police in Fayetteville, Ark., say former Arkansas lineman Josh Melton has been arrested on a second-degree murder charge.
Melton was arrested Wednesday after Melton and a friend spent Tuesday night drinking. Authorities say Melton told police that he and his friend got into a confrontation after the friend vomited in Melton's living room.
A police report says Melton punched the victim, whose name wasn't released, several times. Melton was an offensive lineman for Arkansas from 1999 to 2002.
Statue for K-State's Snyder
Kansas State is preparing to unveil a new statue of Coach Bill Snyder at the school's newly renovated stadium. Artist Spencer Schubert created the 8-foot-tall bronze sculpture. It's designed to highlight Synder's sideline demeanor, along with his leadership and decisiveness.