GREENSBORO, N.C. — Lamar Raynard was 17-of-25 passing for 262 yards and five scores and North Carolina A&T cruised to a 56-0 win against Division II-member Mars Hill on Saturday in the Aggies’ home opener.

Raynard entered the game leading the country in quarterback efficiency with a 253.93 rating.

Against the Mountain Lions he threw touchdowns of 3, 53, 66, 11 and 22 yards to put North Carolina A&T (2-0) on top 35-0 at halftime. Raynard had 251 yards passing before halftime and completed passes to seven different receivers.

In his first two games, Raynard has thrown just nine incomplete passes and has 36 completions for 583 yards and eight touchdowns.

Marquell Cartwright finished with 121 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown.

Defensively, the Aggies haven’t surrendered a touchdown and have outscored their opponents 101-3.

David Salmon threw for 231 yards for Mars Hill (1-1).


More AP college football: http://collegefootball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.