Riddle was 21 of 30 for 160 yards and Newsome rushed for 161 yards on 25 carries for the Phoenix (5-1, 3-0 Southern Conference), who never trailed.
Jordan Sorrells was 26-of-43 for 248 yards and one touchdown for Furman (4-2, 1-1).
Riddle hit Newsome on a 1-yard score and a 24-3 lead with 2:19 left in the third quarter.
Sorrells threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Chris Truss to cut the lead to 24-10 with 8:16 left in the game before Newsome scored on a 9-yard run to cap the scoring with 2:17 remaining in the game.
Newsome also caught six passes for 29 yards.
With so many departures and holes to fill across the division, no team is in great shape at linebacker.
ESPN'S KC Joyner joins The Paul Finebaum Show to give his take on the Rebels' strength of schedule and impact of replacing important starters.
Wisconsin gets LSU at Lambeau Field and a win would provide a big leap for the Badgers; the West is wide open and will come down to the final week.
In 2006, coach Gary Pinkel and QB Chase Daniel were beginning a run that would see the Tigers win Big 12 North Division titles in 2007 and 2008.
Marcell Ateman credits his mental approach and work ethic for his breakout junior season.
ESPN's Edward Aschoff joins The Paul Finebaum Show to discuss the benefits of eliminating divisions for the conference.
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