RICHMOND, Va. -- Terrance West rushed for 272 yards and 4 touchdowns, and caught a TD pass, to lead Towson to a 48-32 victory over Richmond Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association matchup.
Towson (8-1, 4-1) had little trouble with Richmond (2-6, 0-4), building a 9-point halftime advantage then adding to that via a strong run game that amassed 341 yards.
West scored touchdowns in all four quarters, starting with a 6-yard reception from Peter Athens to open the scoring. Towson's leading rusher then scored on TD runs of 2, 1, 1, and 3 yards.
The Tigers also scored two defensive touchdowns. Christian Carpenter picked off Michael Strauss and returned it 34 yards for a second quarter score and Telvion Clark sacked Strauss, forced a fumble, recovered it and went 32 yards in the fourth quarter.
Strauss finished 28 of 38 for 281 yards and two TDs to pace the Spiders.
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.
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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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