RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Jay Davis threw for a pair
of first-half touchdowns in his first game as Phillip Rivers'
replacement as North Carolina State rolled to a 42-0 victory
over Division I-AA Richmond in the season opener for both teams.
Davis did not miss a beat in taking over for the second-leading
passer in NCAA history, completing 16-of-22 passes for 168
yards. He hit wide receiver Tramain Hall with a 17-yard scoring
strike late in the first quarter to give North Carolina State a
Davis, a junior who beat out Marcus Davis for the job, capped a
21-point second quarter with his second touchdown pass, an
eight-yard connection with Brian Clark just before the first
Playing without starting tailback T.A. McLendon, who scored 11
touchdowns in 2003, the Wolfpack got a big boost from their
defense, which twice intercepted Richmond's Stacy Tutt.
Marcus Hudson returned a blocked punt for a score in the second
period for North Carolina State, which allowed Richmond past
midfield just three times.
Tutt was 10-of-26 for just 63 yards for Richmond, which was
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Miami has lost running back Gus Edwards for the entire season because of a left foot injury.
Virginia Tech will wear a decal on its helmets against No. 1 Ohio State on Monday night to honor slain Roanoke television journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward.
South Carolina football players will wear stickers on their helmets this season to honor the nine people who died in a shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston this past June.
Washington has found its starting quarterback, but coach Chris Petersen said the Huskies will keep that information under wraps until Friday's season opener at No. 23 Boise State.
Joey Counts scored on a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 2 seconds left to give Montana a 38-35 victory over four-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State on Saturday.
Transfer Vernon Adams will be the starting quarterback when Oregon begins its season against Eastern Washington on Sept. 5.