DURHAM, N.H. – Andy Vailas and Nico Steriti each accounted for two touchdowns as New Hampshire used a dominant first half to rout Colgate 53-23.
New Hampshire (1-1) raced to a 19-0 first-quarter lead behind two touchdown passes from Vailas to Harold Spears. A 50-yard touchdown pass from Sean Goldrich to R.J. Harris later gave the Wildcats 26 first-quarter points. Steriti then ran for two scores — one of which was a 56-yarder — to give New Hampshire a 40-6 halftime lead.
In addition to giving up 551 yards of offense, Colgate (0-3) struggled offensively as well. The Raiders finished with only 46 passing yards, as Dylan Finelli completed just 5 of 18 pass attempts and threw two interceptions.
New Hampshire’s 53 points were its most since last September, when the Wildcats put up 61 in a loss to Old Dominion.
Demetrius Russell finished with 144 yards rushing for the Raiders.
BUFFALO 26, STONY BROOK 23: Anthone Taylor scored on a 6-yard run in the fifth overtime to lift Buffalo (1-2) over visiting Stony Brook (1-1).
Taylor finished with a career-high 118 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries for the Seawolves. Stony Brook’s Malcolm Eugene’s touchdown reception with 29 seconds remaining in regulation capped a 10-point comeback to send the game into overtime. His second score sent the game into a third OT.
Stony Brook (1-1) was just 4 of 19 on third-down conversions.
USC 35, BOSTON COLLEGE 7: Cody Kessler passed for 237 yards and two touchdowns, Tre Madden became the first Southern California player to open a season with three straight 100-yard rushing games in 32 years and the Trojans (2-1) beat Boston College (2-1) at Los Angeles.
The Trojans outgained the Eagles 521-184.