RICHMOND, Va. -- Massachusetts scored three touchdowns in the first quarter en route to a 28-7 win over Richmond on Saturday.
Jonathan Hernandez opened the scoring for the Minutemen (5-3, 3-2 Colonial Athletic Association) with a 2-yard touchdown on their opening drive. Kellen Pagel connected with Jessie Julmiste from 37 yards out to give Massachusetts an early 14-0 lead.
Hernandez capped off the scoring barrage with a 1-yard touchdown run with 1:26 left to play in the first quarter. Hernandez finished with 103 yards on 23 carries and three touchdowns. Julmiste recorded seven catches for 105 yards.
Tre Gray rushed for 105 yards on 10 carries for Richmond (3-5, 0-5), but the Minutemen played tough, recording four interceptions, six sacks and 18 tackles for loss and breaking up 11 passes.
Richmond has now lost five consecutive games and entered the week unranked in the Football Championship Subdivision for the first time since 2007.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday he has informed competing quarterbacks Jake Rudock and Shane Morris of his decision on a starter for the Wolverines' opener Thursday night at Utah.
Michigan State quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful Connor Cook said he was disappointed his teammates didn't vote him among the team's three captains this season.
Former Oklahoma State return man and running back Ty Hill, who was dismissed from OSU's program after his arrest on domestic violence charges, has enrolled at West Alabama.
A months-old Facebook post has cost the Nebraska football stadium announcer his job one day after his hiring was announced.
UCLA junior cornerback Ishmael Adams has been suspended indefinitely following a robbery arrest early Sunday morning, coach Jim Mora said Tuesday.
No. 5 Michigan State will start redshirt freshman Vayante Copeland at one of its two cornerback spots Friday night at Western Michigan.