ATLANTA -- Richmond bolted to a big halftime lead and rolled to a 35-14 victory against Georgia State on Saturday.
The Spiders led 28-7 at the break.
Quarterback John Laub led Richmond (3-1, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) with 223 yards and one touchdown on 16-of-25 passing and rushed for 73 yards and three TDs.
Richmond's Stephen Barnette caught three passes for 87 yards, including a 49-yard touchdown.
Georgia State (0-4) matched the Spiders in yards gained -- Richmond led only 398-390 -- but the Panthers were 5-for-13 on third-down conversions, and they managed only one first down on four fourth down conversion attempts.
Donald Russell rushed for 126 yards and a touchdown for Georgia State. He matched his career-high with a 52-yard run.
Mark Helfrich, criticized a year ago for signing no players from the state of Oregon, brings four of the state's top five into the 2016 fold.
The Sooners' biggest need heading into signing day was bolstering the linebacking corps, and they did just that in adding ESPN 300 LB Caleb Kelly.
Danny Kanell explains why he thinks Jim Harbaugh is making a smart move taking the Michigan football team to Florida for spring practice.
The ACC announced its 56-person 2015 all-league academic team Wednesday, with players from all 14 conference teams featured.
Despite the need for reinforcements along the offensive line, the Bulldogs' most-heralded recruits were all on defense.
USC athletic director Pat Haden received medical attention after feeling light-headed on Wednesday, the school confirmed.
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