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Fall Football Season Underway in Mid-State

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The fall football season got underway Thursday night here in Middle Tennessee, with several mid-state teams starting the season at home.

The New Orleans Saints took no chances in their final pre-season game, resting all starters in a 10-6 loss to the Tennessee Titans.

Marcus Lattimore ran for two touchdowns and Connor Shaw ran for 92 yards while playing the second half with an injured shoulder as No. 9 South Carolina rallied for a 17-13 victory against Vanderbilt. Lattimore scored the go-ahead TD on a 1-yard run with 11:25 to go.

Tre Lamb scored four touchdowns as he led Tennessee Tech to a 41-31 victory against Hampton in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night.

Elsewhere, Cody Stroud scored two touchdowns and McNeese State racked up 298 rushing yards as the Cowboys defeated Middle Tennessee 27-21.