6:00 PM ET, September 4, 2004
Carter-Finley Stadium, RALEIGH, NC
RALEIGH, North Carolina (Ticker) -- Jay Davis threw for a pair of first-half touchdowns in his first game as Phillip Rivers' replacement as North Carolina State rolled to a 42-0 victory over Division I-AA Richmond in the season opener for both teams.
Davis did not miss a beat in taking over for the second-leading passer in NCAA history, completing 16-of-22 passes for 168 yards. He hit wide receiver Tramain Hall with a 17-yard scoring strike late in the first quarter to give North Carolina State a 14-0 edge.
Davis, a junior who beat out Marcus Davis for the job, capped a 21-point second quarter with his second touchdown pass, an eight-yard connection with Brian Clark just before the first half ended.
Playing without starting tailback T.A. McLendon, who scored 11 touchdowns in 2003, the Wolfpack got a big boost from their defense, which twice intercepted Richmond's Stacy Tutt.
Marcus Hudson returned a blocked punt for a score in the second period for North Carolina State, which allowed Richmond past midfield just three times.
Tutt was 10-of-26 for just 63 yards for Richmond, which was outgained, 403-167.
|3rd Down Conversions||3-17||5-13|
|4th Down Conversions||1-1||2-2|
|TD||6:49||DARRELL BLACKMAN 2 YD RUN (JOHN DERANEY KICK)|
Drive info: 12 plays, 55 yards.
|TD||2:44||TRAMAIN HALL 17 YD PASS FROM JAY DAVIS (JOHN DERANEY KICK)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 64 yards.
|FG||12:16||JOHN DERANEY 24 YD FG|
Drive info: 9 plays, 25 yards.
|FG||5:14||JOHN DERANEY 22 YD FG|
Drive info: 8 plays, 55 yards.
|TD||3:24||MARCUS HUDSON 0 YD BLOCKED PUNT RETURN (CHANCE MOYER 2PT RUSH)||0||28|
|TD||0:24||BRIAN CLARK 8 YD PASS FROM JAY DAVIS (JOHN DERANEY KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 57 yards.
|TD||11:22||REGGIE DAVIS 2 YD RUN (JOHN DERANEY KICK)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 29 yards.