College roundup: Indiana opens with record-setting romp
August 29, 2013 11:03PM
North Carolina v South Carolina
Updated: August 30, 2013 9:07PM
Nate Sudfeld threw four touchdown passes, and Tevin Coleman rushed for 169 yards and two more scores Thursday night in a record-breaking 73-35 victory by host Indiana over Indiana State.
The Hoosiers (1-0) scored 45 points in the first half, their highest total since the school started keeping records in 1949, and broke the Memorial Stadium scoring record by topping the 69 points Nebraska scored in 1978.
Special teams lift Gophers
Marcus Jones returned the second-half kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown and Minnesota pulled away for a 51-23 victory over UNLV in Minneapolis, the 23rd loss in a row on the road for the Rebels. The Gophers, who scored twice on special teams, turned a tight game into a romp without any scoring by the offense for the first 23-plus minutes after intermission.
Kent State’s Archer injured
Star running back Dri Archer was knocked out of the Kent State’s opening game against visiting Liberty with a leg injury. Archer, who was being promoted by the school as a Heisman Trophy candidate, was on the sideline with a protective boot on his left foot during the second half. The Golden Flashes won 17-10.
In other openers ...
Mike Davis ran 75 yards for a touchdown, Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson each threw long scoring passes and All-American Jadeveon Clowney helped No. 6 South Carolina’s defense hold visiting North Carolina to its lowest point total under coach Larry Fedora in a 27-10 victory.
◆ Blake Bortles had three TD passes and threw for a career-high 314 yards as host UCF blew past Akron 38-7.