MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Playing just the first half, Brady White threw for 358 yards and five touchdowns in his Memphis debut and the Tigers defeated Mercer 66-14 in the season opener for both teams Saturday.
Memphis tied a program record with 56 points in the first half and White completed 22 of 28 passes. The Tigers scored seven touchdowns on their first seven possessions, and T.J. Carter had a 35-yard pick-6 intercepting Kaelan Riley.
The Tigers set a school record with 752 total yards of offense. Robert Riddle threw two late touchdowns for Mercer, which had 174 yards of total offense.
White, a graduate transfer from Arizona State, beat out sophomore David Moore for the starting job less than two weeks ago. White played three games in 2016 before a foot injury sidelined him for the remainder of that year and all of 2017 and he has two years of eligibility.
Memphis coach Mike Norvell was the Sun Devil's offensive coordinator when White began his college career at ASU.
Wake Forest has fired defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel, coach Dave Clawson announced Sunday, a day after the Demon Deacons' 56-27 loss to Notre Dame.
After being out the first four games of the season, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he expects running back Dexter Williams to play this week against Stanford.
Can Ohio State not just make the playoff but reach the CFP title game? One of our bowl experts thinks so after the Buckeyes' dominating Week 4 win with Urban Meyer back on the sideline.
LSU jumped over Oklahoma, but the top 10 remained mostly unchanged in the AP college football poll. In the bottom half of the poll, five teams entered the Top 25 on Sunday, including No. 17 Kentucky for the first time since 2007.
Tennessee linebacker Quart'e Sapp says he would never disrespect his team, coaches, family or fans by refusing to enter a game -- an allegation made by Vols head coach Jeremy Pruitt.
Virginia Tech has dismissed defensive end Trevon Hill from the team.
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