MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Trailing by 17 points after one quarter, Saint Francis (Pa.) erupted for 43 second-half points while shutting out Morehead State in the second half of a 57-23 non-conference rout Saturday.
The Red Flash (2-1) rushed for 457 yards in 66 carries to 88 for Morehead State (1-2). Keion Wade ran for 243 yards and three touchdowns in 27 carries. William Ingram rushed for two more scores and Khairi Dickson ran for another for the Red Flash of the Northeast Conference.
Morehead State's Zach Lewis completed 31 of 53 passes for 364 yards and two touchdowns, one a 94-yarder in the first quarter to Brandon Bornhauser. But Lewis was also intercepted three times and was shut out in the second half.
Michigan State's roster is largely built of interchangeable parts, but they don't make many parts that fit the mold of Malik McDowell.
In 100 days, the ACC will face an unusually important opening weekend, with its two top national contenders facing huge nonconference tests.
Nick Chubb continued to rehab is knee but is apparently ahead of schedule. Still, the staff is going to be very cautious with his return this fall.
Michigan has a number of contenders for "most indispensable" status, but one stands out for being more difficult to replace than any of the others.
Are Oklahoma's Josh Heupel and TCU's Trevone Boykin among the top five quarterbacks in Big 12 history? A case can be made for both players.
NC State has been transfer-quarterback heavy since Dave Doeren took over, with Boise State's Ryan Finley the latest transfer to come aboard.
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