Former McCallie School quarterback Robert Riddle set a Mercer University record during Saturday's 45-7 win at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina.
Riddle already had thrown for a 13-yard touchdown and rushed for a 17-yard score when he connected with Rob Lake on a 98-yard touchdown for a 21-0 advantage in the first quarter. It marked the longest offensive play in Mercer history.
The Bears (2-0) opened their season with a 49-27 Southern Conference win at Western Carolina.
Riddle, a 6-foot-3, 207-pound redshirt sophomore from Lookout Mountain, has completed 29 of 50 passes (58.0%) for 532 yards with seven touchdowns and three interceptions through two games. He also has rushed four times for 35 yards (8.8 per carry) and a score.
A SoCon All-Freshman selection last year despite playing fewer than four full games due to a season-ending collarbone injury, Riddle is 4-0 in games he has started and finished against fellow Football Championship Subdivision competition.
Mercer's home opener is Saturday night against Austin Peay.