KINGSTON, R.I. -- Donald Russell ran for a school record 201 yards on 21 carries, including two touchdowns, while Ben McLane passed for two more scores as Georgia State rolled to a 41-7 win over Rhode Island in Colonial Athletic Association action Saturday.
The win is Georgia State's first as a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision.
Russell's outburst marked his fourth 100-plus yard effort in seven games this year. He scored on rushing plays of 45 and 6 yards, and also reeled in a 35-yard touchdown pass from McLane early in the first quarter.
Georgia State (1-6, 1-3) jumped to a 24-0 halftime lead, and expanded the advantage to 41-0 before the Rams (0-6, 0-3) scored in the fourth. Joe Migliarese did the honors, pulling in a 16-yard pass from Robert Bentson.
Rhode Island was outgained on the ground 274-104, and allowed Georgia State to pick up 8.1 yards per carry.
Less than four months removed from his transfer to Florida State, Everett Golson has been named the Seminoles' starting quarterback.
After hinting at it for more than a week, LSU coach Les Miles confirmed Monday that Brandon Harris will start at quarterback in Saturday's opener against McNeese State.
USC AD Pat Haden said he had "thoughtful conversations" with medical professionals and that "a lot of careful thought was given" before deciding on a course of action for coach Steve Sarkisian.
A final decision in Ohio State's quarterback derby won't be revealed until just before the season kicks off, but Urban Meyer isn't ruling out playing both his decorated candidates.
With less than a week to go before the season opener, No. 9 Georgia finally has a starting quarterback. Coach Mark Richt announced Monday that Greyson Lambert had won the starting job.
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