VILLANOVA, Pa. -- Kevin Monangai's two rushing touchdowns and a strong second half defense helps Villanova beat Rhode Island 31-10 on Saturday in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.
Monangai finished with 55 yards on 11 carries.
The field goal would be the last points scored by Rhode Island (0-2), though. The Wildcats went on to outscore the Rams 24-0 in the second half.
Villanova's defense dominated after halftime, allowing 23 total yards passing and 28 total yards rushing during the final two quarters.
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.