KINGSTON, R.I. -- John Robertson rushed his way into the school record books Saturday, leading Villanova to a dominating 45-0 win over Rhode Island.
Robertson, who needed just 32 yards to break the school rushing record for a quarterback, got that and a whole lot more as he had 133 yards rushing on just 12 carries before leaving the game midway of the third quarter. He tied his career high with four touchdowns rushing. He also threw for 179 yards.
The sophomore now has 2,262 career yards rushing. That ranks him fourth for all rushers at the school. Robertson has rushed for 1,240 yards this season.
This was the first shut out for Villanova (5-5, 4-3 Colonial Athletic Association) since blanking Lehigh 35-0 on September 11, 2010. Villanova's defense stymied Rhode Island (3-8, 2-5 CAA), allowing only 88 yards of total offense.
South Carolina football players will wear stickers on their helmets this season to honor the nine people who died in a shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston this past June.
Washington has found its starting quarterback, but coach Chris Petersen said the Huskies will keep that information under wraps until Friday's season opener at No. 23 Boise State.
Joey Counts scored on a 1-yard run on fourth-and-goal with 2 seconds left to give Montana a 38-35 victory over four-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State on Saturday.
Transfer Vernon Adams will be the starting quarterback when Oregon begins its season against Eastern Washington on Sept. 5.
Tim Beckman is threatening legal action after Illinois fired him as football coach Friday amid allegations of influencing medical decisions and pressuring players to play hurt.
LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron revealed in a post-practice news conference that he has been treated for prostate cancer but plans to coach this season.