No. 8 Wofford wins tight opener
Roundup: Appalachian St., Delaware fall to FBS teams
CLINTON, S.C. – Eighth-ranked Wofford needed a last-minute touchdown catch to take a 35-28 win against Presbyterian on Saturday at Bailey Memorial Stadium.
Jeff Ashley had two touchdown catches, including the game-winner, as the Terriers overcame penalties and turnovers for the win.
Wofford (1-0) was led by Eric Breitenstein with 107 rushing yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. Mitch Allen was 7-of-14 passing for 138 yards and he added 44 rushing yards and a touchdown. Alvin Scioneaux led the team with ten tackles, including two sacks.
Washington 30, No. 1 Eastern Washington 27 -- Full Story
SEATTLE -- Desmond Trufant intercepted Eastern Washington quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell in the end zone with 29 seconds left and Washington survived for a 30-27 win on Saturday against the defending FCS national champions.
Mitchell had driven the Eagles from their own 5 to the Washington 25 with 41 seconds left. After an incompletion, Mitchell tried to force a pass to Brandon Kaufman and Trufant won the jump ball, wrestling it away from Kaufman as the pair hit the purple turf and creating a giant exhale from the 58,000 in attendance.
Washington quarterback Keith Price tossed a trio of touchdown passes in the first home start of his career and Chris Polk ran for 125 yards less than three weeks after having minor knee surgery.
Virginia Tech 66, No. 2 Appalachian State 13
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech capitalized on a pair of early turnovers to mount a 38-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 66-13 win against Appalachian State in Saturday's season opener at Lane Stadium.
The Hokies (1-0) scored three times in the game's first nine minutes to jump out to a 17-0 advantage. Virginia Tech would score three more times in the second quarter to open up a comfortable advantage heading into the intermission.
Trailing 52-0 in the third, Jamal Jackson found Brian Quick for a 46-yard touchdown pass to break up the shutout. Quick was a bright spot for the Mountaineer (0-1) offense with three grabs for 110 yards and a score.
Virginia 40, No. 4 William & Mary 3
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Kevin Parks rushed for 114 yards and three touchdowns and Robert Randolph kicked four field goals to lead Virginia to a 40-3 romp against William & Mary on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.
The Cavaliers also got a big boost from their much-maligned defense, which held the Tribe to 169 yards of offense and produced two turnovers that led to 10 points. The Tribe converted only 2 of 14 third-down situations.
William & Mary was unable to cross midfield until 8 minutes remained in the game. The Tribe used three quarterbacks who combined to complete only 11 of 34 passes for 121 yards and one interception.
Navy 40, No. 5 Delaware 17
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- Navy quarterbacks have had a history of big games against Delaware.
Senior Kriss Proctor added to that legacy Saturday afternoon as he ran for 176 yards and three touchdowns and passed for another score as the Mids spoiled the season opener for the Blue Hens with a 40-17 victory before a sun-splashed crowd of 34,117 at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium.
The No. 5 ranked Blue Hens, last year's FCS national runner-up, were able to pile up 363 yards of offense but too many missed opportunities proved to be Delaware's undoing.