PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Running back Paul James and quarterback Chris Laviano will remember Saturday for different reasons but both played a role in the 38-25 victory over FCS Howard. Both members of the two-deep discussed their role in the game, including the first snap for Laviano since Hicksville (N.Y.) Holy Trinity High School.
Running back Paul James is on fire through two games. The junior impact tailback averaged 158 yards and three touchdowns per game in his first two. That included his first career 100-yard receiving game Saturday against Howard.
For quarterback Chris Laviano, his second-half work against Howard was the first on-field action he has seen since high school. Laviano attempted just three passses and did not orchestrate any scoring drives.
Laviano did, however, gain crucial in-game experience -- something held exclusively by Gary Nova and Chas Dodd dating back to the 2010 season and Tom Savage.