MACON, Ga. -- Kaelan Riley threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score, Tyray Devezin ran for two touchdowns and Mercer beat Jacksonville 45-3 on Saturday night for coach Bobby Lamb's 100th career win.
Robert Riddle's 3-yard run capped the Bears' opening drive and Devezin's 5-yarder made it 31-0 at halftime after Mercer's defense forced four Jacksonville punts and recovered a fumble while holding the Dolphins to 87 total yards in the first half.
Tee Mitchell scored on a 14-yard run and gained 118 yards on 12 carries to become the third player in Mercer (1-1) history with 2,000 career rushing yards.
Riley was 8-of-10 passing for 46 yards passing and hit Stephen Houzah on a 5-yard scoring pass. Devezin finished with 99 yards on 13 carries, including a 9-yard scoring run in the third quarter.
Javier Arce-Ramirez made a 49-yard field goal with 1:30 to play for Mercer (1-1).
University of Alabama running back Josh Jacobs couldn't help himself. Everyone knows that the tradition in the Third Saturday of October rivalry is for the winning side to break out victory cigars, which the Crimson Tide has done 11 straight times.
Undefeated UCF has to be wondering what it is going to take for the Knights to move up in the rankings.
Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin has offered a scholarship to the 11-year-old son of former USC and NFL quarterback Matt Leinart.
After being on the road for three of the last four games, South Florida coach Charlie Strong is looking forward to getting back to Tampa's Raymond James Stadium for Saturday's American Athletic Conference East Division matchup with Connecticut.
Illinois treks to Camp Randall Stadium for its second true road game of the season on Saturday and No. 23 Wisconsin is aiming to get back on track after one of the most humbling setbacks in the tenure of coach Paul Chryst.
Given recent history, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is taking nothing for granted when his No. 3-ranked Tigers host No. 16 N.C. State on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.