Football

Vols going with Stephens at QB

Tennessee will start Nick Stephens at quarterback on Saturday night as the Volunteers look to spark their offense against Northern Illinois.

Coach Phillip Fulmer announced Friday that Stephens will replace starter Jonathan Crompton, who went 8-for-23 for 67 yards in the Vols' 14-12 loss to Auburn. Tennessee (1-3) is off to its worst start in 14 years.

"We need a lot more production from the quarterback position, and Jon's had his opportunities in the ball game," Fulmer said. "Nick has made progress, and he deserves a chance to see how he does."

Neither quarterback was available to talk to the media.

Offensive coordinator Dave Clawson has said Crompton has practiced well but hasn't been able to turn that into strong games. He's thrown four interceptions and only two touchdowns passes.

Stephens' only game experience came late in a 35-3 win against UAB. The redshirt sophomore attempted two passes, one a 42-yard completion and the other an incompletion.

"He's had ability all along," Fulmer said. "He's a young guy, hasn't played yet, so I'm anxious to see how he does."

Fulmer said Crompton might still get a chance to play again but refused to say when that might be.

Badgers' band suspended

The University of Wisconsin marching band has been suspended while allegations of hazing, alcohol abuse and sexual misconduct are investigated.

The band was put on probation in 2006. It won't play Saturday during a nationally televised game against No. 14 Ohio State.

Friday's highlights

Cincinnati 33, Marshall 10: Redshirt freshman Chazz Anderson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score in his college debut to lead visiting Cincinnati.

Anderson looked like a calm veteran at times, leading the Bearcats (4-1) on two long scoring drives in the second half to break open a close game. He finished 16-for-26 for 158 yards and was intercepted once.

Marshall (3-3) has scored just one touchdown in its past two games.

No. 8 BYU 34, Utah St. 14: Max Hall threw for 303 yards and two touchdowns and Brigham Young extended its winning streak to 15 games by beating host Utah State. The Cougars (5-0) converted three turnovers into 17 points while pulling ahead 24-0 in the first quarter and held on for the victory despite some sloppy moments. Utah State (1-4) became the first team to score on BYU in nearly a month.

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