Richard, Collier each run for two TDs, North Carolina Central tops North Carolina A&T 30-16

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Davius Richard and Latrell Collier each carried 17 times for 95 yards and two touchdowns as North Carolina Central pulled away from North Carolina A&T for a 30-16 win in the Aggies' season opener Saturday night.

Richard scored on a 4-yard run in the first quarter and Collier did the same in the second to give the Eagles a 14-3 lead. Taymon Cooke returned a kick-off 80 yards to cut the NC Central lead to 14-9 after Owen Daffer missed the extra point and Wesley Graves ran 47 yards for a touchdown to give the Aggies a 16-14 lead with two minutes left in the first half.

Adrian Olivo put the Eagles back in front with a 35-yard field goal with 27 seconds left in the half.

Collier scored from the 5 in the third quarter and Richard scored from eight-yards out in the fourth to complete the scoring.

Richard completed 15 of 23 passing for 127 yards for NC Central.

North Carolina A&T managed just 207 total yards of offense.


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