RICHMOND, Ky. -- Jared McClain passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead Eastern Kentucky to a 38-6 victory over Robert Morris on Thursday night.
The Eastern Kentucky defense picked off a pass and recovered a fumble and limited Robert Morris to 2 of 12 on third-down conversions.
Robert Morris' score came late in the second quarter on a pass from Paul Jones, but the extra-point attempt was blocked. It was Jones' first start after transferring from Penn State.
Eastern Kentucky controlled the game offensively, gaining 401 total yards, compared with 232 for Robert Morris. The Colonels scored the opening 21 points, and led 28-6 at halftime.
The Colonels won their season-opener for the first time since 2000.
South Carolina's loss to The Citadel, coupled with Georgia and Florida struggling in tight victories, was an embarrassment for the conference.
Alabama's Derrick Henry and Stanford's Christian McCaffrey are up for both the Maxwell Award and the Doak Walker Award as finalists for the College Football Awards were announced.
CBS lead analyst Gary Danielson joins The Paul Finebaum Show to discuss the SEC as the end of regular season approaches.
Minnesota coach Tracy Claeys explains why the rivalry between the Golden Gophers and the Badgers means so much to both schools.
How will the Big Ten play out? Who will make the College Football Playoff? Will Minnesota finally beat Wisconsin? We try to get to the bottom of it.
The Utes and Buffaloes will try to overcome injuries to key contributors Britain Covey (Utah) and Sefo Liufau (Colorado) on Saturday.
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