All Benji Marshall wanted was some advice.Instead, the veteran playmaker received an NRL lifeline.Marshall has revealed he agreed to a one-year Brisbane deal within an hour of phoning coach Wayne Bennett after other 2017 NRL offers had all but dried up.However, the last thing on the 31-year-olds mind was a Broncos contract when he called the master coach.To be honest options were looking very thin to go somewhere else, said Marshall, who has known Bennett since New Zealands 2008 World Cup win.I just wanted some advice. I know Wayne is always there - I can call him no matter what it is.However, ex-Dragons half Marshall quickly found himself negotiating a deal that would extend his career to a 15th NRL season.He (Bennett) said what do you want to do? Marshall said.I said I wanted my running game back.An hour later he called me and said this is what I want you do, if you agree, done deal.We didnt talk about money. I just said OK - we did the deal pretty much on the phone.After a run with hamstring injuries in 2016, Marshall is determined to show he still has a few tricks up his sleeve.He made an impressive start, winning the 1.5km time trial at his first Brisbane pre-season session on Monday.He (Bennett) said I still had life left in my legs and that he could help me with it - I am very excited, the ex-Wests Tigers premiership halfback said.To be honest last year (2016 season) looked like being my farewell.This is my chance to enjoy the footy.This decision is pretty much about me.But at what cost?Marshall is believed to have signed a $100,000 Broncos deal - a fraction of a reported $300,000 12-month Dragons offer the veteran knocked back earlier this year.Its not so much humbling, it is something I wanted to do, Marshall said of his pay cut.I think that is one of the key things with Wayne - it wasnt about the money for me.For me it is about finishing the way I want to finish and enjoying footy the way I want to play.If only Marshall knew exactly where he would be playing for Brisbane.The former Kiwi captain has been linked to everywhere from the centres to a bench utility role for the Broncos.To be honest with you I dont know, Marshall said.But wherever it is I want it to be in the top 17.I will try my hardest to make that happen.Asics Schweiz Schuhe China .Y. - General manager Billy King says the Brooklyn Nets are looking to add a big man and confirmed the team worked out centre Jason Collins, who would become the first openly gay active NBA player if signed. Asics Schweiz Schuhe . PAUL, Minn. http://www.asicsschweiz.ch/ .J. Jefferson has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend. Asics Schweiz Schuhe Discount . The 25-year-old Japanese star has officially been posted by his club team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles. Asics Schweiz Schuhe Online . -- When the Florida Panthers fell behind by two goals in the first period to the top team in the NHL, it appeared they were on their way to yet another loss.(STATS) -- Potential changes in how the FCS playoff field is selected may decrease the number of rematches this year.But everybody will probably wish for a rematch between top-ranked North Dakota State and No. 8 Eastern Washington after the five-time reigning FCS champion Bison won a 50-44 overtime classic over the Eagles at the Fargodome on Saturday.NDSU safety Tre Dempsey intercepted Eastern Washington quarterback Gage Gubrud on the second play of overtime to set up Lance Dunns 25-yard touchdown run around the left end on the Bisons first play of their possession.Thats a great team that we just played, NDSU coach Chris Klieman said. Im so proud of our guys for staying the course. We knew it was going to be a back-and-forth game. And ultimately we got the stop we needed on defense -- what a great play by Tre -- and then I think we finally wore em down with the power play.NDSU (2-0) has won both of its home games in overtime after having never previously gone to the extra time at the Fargodome since the NCAA instituted overtime in 1996. The win also was the Bisons 44th straight at home against a non-conference opponent.The Missouri Valley Conference power was seeking a little revenge for the only previous meeting between the two teams -- Eastern Washingtons 38-31 OT win in the 2010 FCS playoff quarterfinals. That is the only loss in the Bisons FCS playoff history, and after EWU went on to win the FCS title that season, they have won the last five championships.The rematch six years later was worth the wait. Eastern Washington (1-1) played the second half and overtime without injured All-America wide receiver Cooper Kupp, who left with a right shoulder sprain after catching two first-half touchdowns. They gave him 61 TDs for his career, setting the Division I record.But Gubrud kept pressure on NDSUs young secondary, turning to wide receivers Stu Stiles and Kendrick Bourne as he threw for 450 yards and four touchdowns.The visitors from the Big Sky Conference trailed by double digits four times -- 21-7, 28-17, 35-24 and 41-31 -- and never led until the freshman Tamarick Pierce plowed in from 1 yard out for a 44-41 advantage with 4:32 left.The Bison responded with a 15-play, 71-yard scoring drive, which Cam Pedersen capped with a 28-yard, game-tying field goal with 42 seconds remaining.Eastern Washington had a chance to win in regulation, but Jordan Dascalo missed badly on a 49-yard field goal with six seconds remaining.Anytime you just play against great competition and against great players, it helps you as you go further in your season, EWU coach Beau Baldwin said. Thats especially true with our non-conference schedule heading into our conference schedule, which is always tough. We can take a lot from this, and we will.The two teams racked up 1,093 yards of offense (EWU 556; NDSU 537). Gubrud added 49 yards and a touchdown on the ground while Stiles (eight receptions, 169 yards, one touchdown) and Bourne (eight receptions, 133 yards) were his favorite targets. NDSU quarterback Easton Stick, now 10-0 as a starter, passed for a career-high 257 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 60 yards and a score, while Dunn had 14 carries for 128 yards and two touchdowns.I was really pleased with Lance and how hard he ran the football, Klieman said, how he hit the holes, playing with a lot of confidence, and it showed on that last run.All-America linebacker Nick DeLuca, who suffered a right shoulder separation in the season opener against Charleston Southern, returned to the NDSU lineup to post a team-high 14 tackles and 40-yard interception return for a touchdown.The schedules stay tough for both teams next Saturday. NDSU will try to extend a five-game winning streak against FBS opponents when it plays at Big Ten power Iowa. EWU, which defeated Washington State a week ago, will play its home opener against Northern Iowa, another FCS Top 10 team.---=STATS FCS TOP 25=No. 2 Richmond (2-0) 34, Norfolk State (1-1) 0Richmond limited Norfolk State to 122 yards while posting the shutout.Kyle Lauletta was 15 of 27 for 216 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions. David Jones scored on a 68-yard punt return.---=No. 14 Montana (2-0) 20, No. 3 Northern Iowa (1-1) 14Montana won the second-biggest Big Sky-Missouri Valley matchup of the day, building a 20-7 lead and holding on to improve to 6-0 all-time versus UNH..Jerry Louie-McGhee scored on an 81-yard punt return as the Grizzlies struggled to only 206 yards on offense. Tyvis Smith rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown for UNI, which had beaten Big 12 member Iowa State last weekend.UNIs Karter Schult tied the school record with 5.5 tackles for loss.---=LSU (1-1) 34, No. 5 Jacksonville State (1-1) 13Jacksonville State quarterback Eli Jenkins passed for 248 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another 82 yards in the loss. Since 2014, the Gamecocks have only lost in the regular season to FBS opponents (three times).---=No. 6 Chattanooga (2-0) 34, Presbyterian (0-2) 0Quarterback Alejandro Bennifield had five total touchdowns to fuel Chattanooga. He completed 11 of 15 pass attempts for 279 yards and four touchdowns and scored once on the ground.Xavier Borishade caught three of the touchdown passes for 65, 35 and 68 yards, totaling 168 yards.The Mocs enjoyed a 496-196 advantage in yards.---=Florida State (2-0) 52, No. 7 Charleston Southern (1-2) 8Playing without 14 players, including 10 starters, Charleston Southern didnt mount any challenge against the nations No. 3-ranked FBS team. The Buccaneers fell to 0-18 all-time against FBS opponents.The defending Big South Conference champs have suspended 32 players for one game each for violating NCAA rules by using financial aid meant for books to purchase other items at the schools bookstore.dddddddddddd The suspended starters on Saturday included the top two running backs, four offensive linemen and the two safeties.With quarterback Kyle Copeland lost to a season-ending knee injury, London Johnson made the start. He was ineffective before Robert Mitchell came on to go 7 of 20 for 142 yards with a 57-yard touchdown pass to Kameron Brown in the second quarter.---=No. 9 South Dakota State (1-1) 56, Drake (0-2) 28South Dakota States new Dana J. Dykhouse Stadium opened to an easy Jackrabitts win before 15,171. Quarterback Taryn Christion accounted for five total touchdowns (four passing, one rushing). He was 24 of 28 for 228 yards.All three of wide receiver Jake Wienekes receptions went for short touchdowns.---=No. 10 Illinois State (2-0) 9, Northwestern (0-2) 7Having missed on a field goal and an extra point earlier in the game, Sean Slattery kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired and Illinois State notched a big road win.The Redbirds led 6-0 at halftime on George Moreiras 6-yard touchdown run in the final minute of the first half and it held up until Northwestern went ahead with 9:10 to play.Jake Kolbe completed 30 of 41 passes for 287 yards with two interceptions. All-America wide receiver Anthony Warrum caught nine passes for 116 yards.---=UL-Lafayette (1-1) 30, No. 11 McNeese (1-1) 22Once bitter rivals, McNeese lost to UL-Lafayette in the first meeting since 2007. The Cowboys held the ball for nearly 37 minutes despite falling.Dylan Long scored on a pair of short runs and Ryan Ross had 118 yards on 21 carries.---=No. 12 James Madison (2-0) 56, Central Connecticut State (0-2) 21JMU cruised for the second straight week as quarterback Bryan Schor threw for three touchdowns and running backs Cardon Johnson (121 yards) and Khalid Abdullah both had two scores.The schedule gets tougher next Saturday as the Dukes visit North Carolina.---=No. 13 William & Mary (1-1) 24, Hampton (0-2) 14DeVonte Dedmon caught one of Steve Cluleys two touchdown passes, totaling seven receptions for 168 yards.Corey Parker and Isaiah Laster both had interceptions in the win.---=No. 15 The Citadel (2-0, 2-0 Southern) 19, Furman (0-2, 0-1) 14The Citadel won another Southern Conference game as Dominique Allen scored on a 1-yard plunge with 2:13 left in the game. Jordan Black ran for the Bulldogs other two touchdowns.---=San Jose State (1-1) 66, No. 16 Portland State (1-1) 35Portland State self-destructed with six turnovers and San Jose State rolled up 409 rushing yards.The Vikings Paris Penn carried the ball 14 times for 137 yards and a touchdown. Despite struggling at quarterback, Alex Kuresa scored on a 78-yard touchdown pass from Josh Kraght.---=No. 17 Coastal Carolina (2-0) 49, Florida A&M (0-2) 10DeAngelo Henderson rushed for three touchdowns to set the Division I record with a TD in 28 straight games. He finished with 128 yards on 13 carries.Quarterback Josh Stilley also accounted for three TDs as Coastal Carolina continued to maul MEAC competition, improving to 22-1 all-time.---=No. 18 Western Illinois (2-0) 34, No. 19 Northern Arizona (0-2) 20Steve McShanes 62-yard touchdown run in the third quarter broke a 13-13 tie and Western Illinois went on to win its Top 25 matchup. McShane finished with 155 yards on 24 carries, also scoring on a 4-yard run.Sean McGuire passed for 336 yards and two touchdowns, dueling with fellow Northern Arizona sophomore Case Cookus, who was 26 of 33 for 263 yards and two touchdowns. Lance Lenoir had a career-high 231 receiving yards for WIU.---=West Virginia (2-0) 38, No. 20 Youngstown State (1-1) 21The game was tied 14-14 before West Virginia scored 17 unanswered points in the third quarter. Skyler Howard threw five touchdown passes for the Mountaineers.YSU quarterback Ricky Davis and wide receiver Alvin Bailey connected for a 74-yard touchdown pass.---=No. 22 Villanova (1-1) 26, Lehigh (0-2) 21Javon White scored on a 2-yard run with 4:20 left as Villanova erased a 21-20 deficit. The senior finished with 155 yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries.Zack Bednarczyk and Aaron Forbes added 92 and 87 yards, respectively, as the Wildcats totaled 396 yards on the ground.---=No. 23 North Carolina A&T (2-0) 39, Kent State (0-2) 36, 4 OTsKent State went ahead 36-33 on Shane Hynes 42-yard field goal in the fourth overtime, but Oluwafemi Bamiro and Denzel Keyes connected on a 15-yard touchdown pass to lift N.C. A&T to its first win over an FBS opponent.Running back Tarik Cohen rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown and had nine receptions for 128 yards.The game was tied 17-17 after four quarters.---=No. 24 New Hampshire (1-1) 39, Holy Cross (1-1) 28Dalton Crossan rushed for 199 yards and two touchdowns and finished with 262 all-purpose yards in New Hampshires inaugural game before 13,242 at Wildcat Stadium.UNH overcame the passing of Holy Cross senior Peter Pujals, who was 42 of 64 for 427 yards and three touchdowns against two interceptions. He also rushed for a touchdown.---=Bowling Green (1-1) 27, No. 25 North Dakota (0-2) 26North Dakota pulled within 27-26 on Keaton Studsruds 3-yard touchdown pass to Stetson Carr with 13 seconds remaining. The Fighting Hawks went for the 2-point conversion and the win, but Studsruds pass to Carr in the corner of the end zone skipped off the receivers fingertips.John Santiago carried the ball 18 times for 119 yards and a touchdown in the loss.---=IDLE=No. 4 Sam Houston State (1-0)No. 21 Colgate (0-1) ' ' '