RICHMOND, Va. -- David Jones returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown and Kyle Lauretta threw a pair of touchdown passes as Richmond blanked Norfolk State 34-0 in the Spiders home opener Saturday.
It was Richmond's 11th straight win to start the season at home.
Lauretta threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns last week in the Spiders' upset win over Virginia and was named the Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week. This week he was 15 of 27 for 216 yards and had scoring passes of 21 and 51-yards but was intercepted twice.
Jones got Richmond on the board with his punt return with 1:06 left in the first quarter and Lauretta fired 21 yards to Tyler Wilkins in the second quarter to make it 14-0 at intermission.
Holton Ahlers keeps it himself and powers his way into the end zone, giving the Pirates a 7-0 lead.
Rod Johnson returned a kickoff 94 yards in the final seconds of the game to give The Citadel a 38-31 victory over Mercer on Saturday as the Bulldogs notched their first win of the season.
Sam Ehlinger passed for two touchdowns and ran for a score, all in the second half, and Texas ended a four-game losing streak to No. 17 TCU with a 31-16 victory Saturday in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
Lil'Jordan Humphrey finds the open field for a 38-yard touchdown, putting Texas up 31-16.
Sam Hayworth kicked three field goals, Eastern Kentucky scored on a fake field goal, and the Colonels defeated Southeast Missouri State 23-14 on Saturday in an Ohio Valley Conference opener.
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