College Football Roundup
The college roundup …
RALEIGH ó North Carolina State didn’t need much from quarterback Mike Glennon in his first career start. Not with the defense and special teams making so many big plays.
T.J. Graham returned a punt 82 yards for a touchdown and Brian Slay returned a fumble 52 yards for another score, one of a school-record-tying seven turnovers forced by the Wolfpack in their season-opening 43-21 victory over Liberty on Saturday night.
“That’s a good way to play football. Be good in special teams and play solid defense,” coach Tom O’Brien said.
James Washington had scoring runs of 1 and 19 yards, and Curtis Underwood rushed for 114 yards and had a 33-yard touchdown for the Wolfpack.
Glennon was 18 of 31 for 156 yards with a late touchdown in his first start following Russell Wilson’s departure.
Francis Bah returned a fumble 32 yards for a TD and Mike Brown was 22 of 39 for 279 yards with a touchdown. Brown added 77 yards rushing but turned it over six times ó three interceptions, three fumbles ó for the Flames, who outgained N.C. State 406-318.
Richmond 23, Duke 21
DURHAM ó Garrett Turner rushed for a 1-yard touchdown on fourth down with 10:12 remaining to help Richmond beat Duke 23-21.
The Spiders, members of the Football Championship Subdivision, beat the Blue Devils of the ACC for the third time in the last six seasons.
Desmond Scott rushed for 80 yards and a touchdown for the Blue Devils.
Clemson 43, Troy 19
CLEMSON, S.C. ó The opening act of Clemson’s new offense was a little rough in a 43-19 season-opening win over Troy.
The Tigers trailed 16-13 at halftime and boos chased them into the locker room. But sophomore quarterback Tajh Boyd, making his debut with new offensive coordinator Chad Morris’ faster spread set, led Clemson on two third-quarter touchdown drives, going 11-for-13 for 142 yards.
Northwestern 24, Boston College 17
BOSTON ó Northwesternís backup quarterback Kain Colter threw for 197 yards and ran for 71 with a touchdown to lead Northwestern to a 24-17 victory.
Coastal Carolina 30, Furman 23.
CONWAY, S.C. ó Aramis Hillary ran for two touchdowns, including the game winner in the final two minutes, as Coastal Carolina edged Furman 30-23.
Coastal coach David Bennett with host his former school in Catawba, next week.
NC A&T 38, Lynchburg 7
GREENSBORO ó Sophomore Lewis Kindle threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns as North Carolina A&T beat Virginia University of Lynchburg 38-7.
Old Dominion 41, Campbell 14
NORFOLK, Va. ó Thomas DeMarco scored three first half touchdowns in Old Dominion’s 41-14 win over Campbell.
Georgetown 40, Davidson 16
WASHINGTON ó Nick Campanella rushed for three touchdowns and Isaiah Kempf had 245 total yards of offense to lead Georgetown to a 40-16 win.
Jonathan Carkhuff had a career-high 364 yards on 36 of 56 passing with two interceptions for Davidson.
Georgia Southern 31, Samford 17
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ó Robert Brown rushed for 140 yards and a touchdown, and Laron Scott returned a kickoff 99 yards for a score to help Georgia Southern pull away in the second half.
Northern Illinois 49, Army 26
DEKALB, Ill. ó Chandler Harnish threw a career-high five touchdown passes and rushed for another to give Northern Illinois coach Dave Doeren a 49-26 victory over former West Rowan star Jon Crucitti Army in his head coaching debut.
UCF 62, Charleston Southern 0
ORLANDO, Fla. ó Central Florida quarterback Jeff Godfrey rushed for three touchdowns and running back Ronnie Weaver pounded out 107 rushing yards and a score.
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