TOLEDO, Ohio -- Phillip Ely passed for 337 yards and threw 4 touchdown passes in his first start and Toledo trounced New Hampshire 54-20 on Saturday night.
Ely, an Alabama transfer completed 24 of 34 passes for the Rockets without an interception, while Kareem Hunt gained 136 yards of the total Toledo rushing effort of 314 yards.
New Hampshire of the Colonial Athletic Association jumped in front of Toledo 14-3, but the Rockets scored twice in the final six minutes of the second half on Ely's 64-yard touchdown pass to Corey Jones, and Hunt's 2 yard TD run. Toledo, of the Mid-American conference ran away with the game in the second half and limited the Wildcats to only 37 rushing yards on 31 carries.
Sean Goldrich passed for 291 yards, completing 27 of 39 attempts with two touchdowns for New Hampshire, which was ranked pre-season No. 4 in the FCS and was expected to be a formidable opponent for FBS member Toledo.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday he has informed competing quarterbacks Jake Rudock and Shane Morris of his decision on a starter for the Wolverines' opener Thursday night at Utah.
No. 5 Michigan State will start redshirt freshman Vayante Copeland at one of its two cornerback spots Friday night at Western Michigan.
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.