RICHMOND, Va. -- Michael Strauss passed for 265 yards and three touchdowns in Richmond's 34-0 season-opening win over the Virginia Military Institute on a soggy Saturday night.
A threat of lightning caused play to be suspended for 70 minutes at halftime. By then, the Spiders led 21-0 on Strauss' TD completions to three different receivers. The junior quarterback finished 23-for-36 -- including a 59-yard strike to Ben Edwards -- before being spelled by Kyle Lauletta.
Jacobi Green rushed for a game-high 95 yards as Richmond compiled 539 yards of total offense.
The win was Richmond's eighth-straight in home openers and continues a streak of 11 in a row against VMI
The Keydettes were unable to find any spark on the damp night, converting on just one of 12 third downs. Quarterback Eric Kordenbrock passed for just 135 yards and was picked off three times. VMI was limited to 39 yards rushing.
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.
Florida linebacker Antonio Morrison, who injured his left knee in January and needed two surgeries to repair the damage, will play in Saturday's opener against New Mexico State.
Middle Tennessee coach Rick Stockstill has named his son, redshirt freshman Brent Stockstill, his starting quarterback for the Blue Raiders' season opener against Jackson State.
A new college football award will be given to the nation's best offensive line and honor the memory of Joe Moore, who coached 52 players who went on to the NFL.
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.