NORFOLK, Va. -- Lamar Raynard threw for 277 yards to break North Carolina A&T's single-season record, and the undefeated Aggies beat Norfolk State 35-7 on Saturday.
Raynard has passed for 2,302 career yards, topping Maseo Bolin's mark of 2,262 in 1995. NC A&T coach Rod Broadway broke a tie with Hornsby Howell and Bert Piggott for the second-most wins in program history with 56, trailing Bill Hayes' 106.
Raynard also ran for two 1-yard touchdowns for NC A&T (9-0, 6-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference), which won its ninth game for the fourth straight season. Marquell Cartwright and Jamari Smith also scored on 1-yard runs.
NC A&T scored the first 14 points before NSU ended a 14-quarter touchdown drought in the series with Isaiah Winstead's 8-yard scoring grab. The Aggies had kept the Spartans touchdown-less in 2014, '15 and '16.
Juwan Carter was 14-for-32 passing with one touchdown and two interceptions for Norfolk State (3-6, 3-3), which lost its fifth straight in the series.
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Former Alabama assistant coach Billy Napier will be coming back to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday.
Duke dodged trouble in the short term when its starting quarterback went down.
The No. 18 Texas Longhorns travel to Kansas State Saturday with one thing on their minds: change. That idea sounds pretty good to Kansas State right now as well.
The schedule forces Michigan State to take a step back this week. If the Spartans want to remain in the rankings, they can't afford to take an even bigger step back.
South Carolina will be the next team to see if it can stop or at least slow Kentucky running back Benny Snell when the Gamecocks and Wildcats clash Saturday in Lexington, Ky.
Florida coach Dan Mullen understands he may get less than a welcoming reception when the Gators visit No. 23 Mississippi State on Saturday.
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