College Football Roundup
The college roundup …
CLEMSON, S.C. ó C.J. Spiller, who opened the game with a 96-yard kickoff return touchdown, did not play the second half because of injury in Clemson’s 37-14 win over Middle Tennessee on Saturday.
Spiller returned to the Tigers for his senior season for one last crack at an Atlantic Coast Conference championship. He showed off that desire ó along with some blazing speed ó as he broke through the Blue Raiders for his school-record fourth career return for a touchdown.
However, Spiller appeared to come up funny after his 50-yard punt return in the second quarter. He returned for a couple of snaps after that and jogged to the locker room with about 3 minutes left in the quarter.
Spiller returned early in the third to watch the rest of the game from the sidelines. Athletic spokesman Tim Bourret said Spiller’s injury was not considered serious.
Tennessee 63, W. Ky. 6
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. ó Tennessee coach Lane Kiffin’s tenure on Rocky Top is off to a smooth start.
Jonathan Crompton threw five touchdown passes Saturday, leading the Volunteers to a 63-7 rout of Football Bowl Subdivision newcomers Western Kentucky and their largest margin of victory in nine years.
“This is the way that we expect to play,” Kiffin said. “We have high expectations here. I just talked to them about understanding that was one game and it’s over. We’ve got to find a way to play better next week.”
Richmond 24, Duke 9
DURHAM ó Tyler Kirchoff rushed for a touchdown and blocked a punt leading to another score to help Richmond defeat Duke 24-16.
The Spiders, reigning champions of the Football Championship Subdivision, won their 10th straight victory dating back to last season.
W&Mary 26, Virginia 14
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. ó R.J. Archer was still trying to comprehend it all.
The redshirt senior, who grew up near Scott Stadium and was a regular in the stands for Virginia games, came home as William & Mary’s quarterback and played almost mistake-free football in leading the Tribe to a 26-14 victory against Virginia.
N.C. A&T 19, WSSU 10
WINSTON-SALEM ó Mike Mayhew’s 5-yard touchdown run capped a nine-point fourth quarter in North Carolina A&T’s 19-10 win over Winston-Salem.
The Aggies, who led 13-10 after a field goal by Patrick Courtney in the third quarter, secured the game following a Winston-Salem fumble.
Elon 56, Davidson 0
ELON ó Scott Riddle threw for 326 yards and four touchdowns to lead Elon to a season-opening 56-0 victory over Davidson.
Elon had 575 yards of total offense and held Davidson to only 104 yards and seven first downs.