SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Led by a pair of passing scores from quarterback Chuckie Looney, Marist knocked off Bryant 35-10 in each team's season debut Saturday.
Looney, who saw action in four games last year, entered the opener as the second true-junior captain in coach Jim Parady's 21 seasons, and didn't disappoint. He was 15-of-22 passing for 178 yards, orchestrating scoring drives of 83, 75 and 47 yards in the first half as the Red Foxes jumped to a 21-3 halftime lead.
Looney also bolstered the Marist ground game, scrambling 10 times for 92 yards. Calvin McCoy pitched in with 94 yards on 13 carries, and was one of three Red Foxes with a rushing score.
Bryant Mike Westerhaus was 19-of-39 passing for 212 yards in Bryant's first game as an official Football Championship Subdivision member. The Bulldogs spent the previous four seasons as a provisional member.
The Pac-12 didn't see the draft results it had anticipated, which should add to what is expected to be a downcast mood at the league's meetings.
While the SEC led all conferences with 51 picks selected in the NFL draft, here's a look at the players who signed as undrafted free agents.
Looking ahead at who in the conference might hear their name called from the NFL podium this time next year.
A look at all the Irish players scooped up during the NFL draft and immediately afterward.
Only 26 ACC players heard their names called at the 2016 NFL draft, but the talent remaining in the conference will show itself in future drafts.
Jordan Howard, Eric Murray, Connor Cook and Andy Janovich -- one or all of these former Big Ten players could make a name for himself on Sundays.
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