NEW YORK -- Julian Hayes rushed for 128 yards and one touchdown to lead Monmouth past Columbia 37-14 Saturday.
Marcorus Garrett's 41-yard touchdown run with 8:27 left in the first quarter gave Columbia a 7-3 lead, but Thaddeus Richards scored on a 6-yard run in the waning seconds of the opening frame to give Monmouth (2-3) the lead for good.
Hays carried the ball 32 times and helped control the clock for the Hawks, who more than doubled Columbia in time of possession.
Kwabena Asante added 97 yards rushing and a touchdown for Monmouth.
Garrett rushed for 149 yards and 2 touchdowns on just 15 carries for the Lions (0-2), who failed to convert a third down opportunity on 12 tries.
The Trojans are in great shape at running back and receiver, but questions at quarterback could linger into the season.
West Virginia DE Noble Nwachukwu is coming off a junior campaign that featured 47 tackles including 13 for loss, 8.5 sacks and six hurries.
TCU surprises Oklahoma to remain unbeaten, and Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and West Virginia keep pace atop the conference.
Diving into another installment of the ACC mailbag with a look at how the perception of the ACC compared to the SEC entering the season.
Vanderbilt will need to get off to a fast start if it wants to emerge from a difficult schedule with a first-ever bowl bid for coach Derek Mason.
The Buckeyes wrote letters to families of soldiers with ties to Ohio who died while serving their country, and it left a lasting impact on the players.