ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- Ryan Hawk passed for 223 yards and three
touchdowns, and Kalvin McRae ran for 100 yards and scored twice to
lead Ohio over VMI 42-14 Saturday night in the season opener for
Justin Roush added 130 yards rushing for the Bobcats, who also
got two defensive touchdowns. T.J. Wright scored on a 41-yard
interception return and Tyler Russ returned a fumble 19 yards for a
Ohio took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on Wright's
interception return. Hawk, who finished 13-of-24, threw
second-quarter touchdown passes of 4 yards to Ryan Antle and 25
yards to Rudy Sylvan, making it 21-0.
VMI closed to 21-7 when Burden caught a 30-yard TD pass from
Wilson with 6:20 remaining in the second, but Ohio scored the next
three touchdowns to break it open.
McRae had a 9-yard TD run and Russ scored on his fumble
recovery, then McRae caught an 18-yard TD pass from Hawk to put the
Bobcats ahead 42-7 early in the fourth quarter.
Burden had a 6-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter for
VMI, which managed just 67 yards rushing on 29 carries.
Ohio had 230 yards rushing and 229 passing.
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.
Tim Beckman is threatening legal action after Illinois fired him as football coach Friday amid allegations of influencing medical decisions and pressuring players to play hurt.
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron revealed in a post-practice news conference that he has been treated for prostate cancer but plans to coach this season.