ATLANTA -- Richmond bolted to a big halftime lead and rolled to a 35-14 victory against Georgia State on Saturday.
The Spiders led 28-7 at the break.
Quarterback John Laub led Richmond (3-1, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) with 223 yards and one touchdown on 16-of-25 passing and rushed for 73 yards and three TDs.
Richmond's Stephen Barnette caught three passes for 87 yards, including a 49-yard touchdown.
Georgia State (0-4) matched the Spiders in yards gained -- Richmond led only 398-390 -- but the Panthers were 5-for-13 on third-down conversions, and they managed only one first down on four fourth down conversion attempts.
Donald Russell rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown for Georgia State. He matched his career-high with a 52-yard run.
Former Blinn College coach Brad Franchione describes Panthers star Cam Newton's transformation from playing at the junior college in 2009 to playing in Super Bowl 50.
North Carolina inked the No. 34-ranked recruiting class in the 2016 cycle with one ESPN 300 (Tomon Fox) and four more four-stars. The class of 2017 is well on the way to besting the 2016 class with four ESPN Jr300 verbals less than one week after signing day with the most recent being in state receiver Ryan Jones Friday.
Oregon running back Thomas Tyner has decided to take a medical retirement after sitting out all of last season because of a shoulder injury.
It hasn't been an easy road at USC for Pat Haden, the former Trojans quarterback turned athletic director, but at 63, he's earned the right to relax.
Readers want to know about all "downer" material, Iowa cutting ties with Stanford and an inherent southern bias in recruiting rankings.
What did we learn from the Big 12 conference sessions this week? Jake Trotter sorts it out in this edition of the mailbag.
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