FCS Roundup: No. 2 New Hampshire holds Delaware to two touchdowns
DURHAM, N.H. -- Sean Goldrich threw four touchdown passes -- three into the hands of Harold Spears -- as New Hampshire clocked its ninth-consecutive win with a 43-14 victory against Delaware on Saturday afternoon.
Goldrich was 24 of 33 for 285 yards to lead the Wildcats (9-1, 7-0 Colonial Athletic Association). Spears set a career-high with three touchdown receptions, and finished with eight catches for 108 yards.
After jumping out to a 17-0 lead, New Hampshire let the Fightin' Blue Hens within nine, 23-14, after Wes Hills ran in for his second touchdown with 9:02 left in the third.
Goldrich responded on the ensuing possession by driving 46 yards in three plays, and finished it with a 19-yard TD pass to Spears to stretch the lead.
The Wildcats forced four turnovers, including three fumbles and one interception.
Hills had 115 yards on 13 carries and both touchdowns for the Fightin' Blue (6-5, 4-3).
CONWAY, S.C. -- Alex Ross threw for 255 yards and three touchdowns and added 66 more with a touchdown on the ground to lead Coastal Carolina to a 52-21 win against Monmouth on Saturday.
De'Angelo Henderson added 110 yards on the ground on just 13 carries with a touchdown, andJohn Israel caught eight passes for 111 yards and a score for a Coastal Carolina offense that racked up 560 yards of total offense and out rushed Monmouth 284 to 51.
Defensively, Quinn Backus, Imir Sanders, and Kamron Summers each had interceptions for Coastal Carolina (11-0, 4-0 Big South).
Neil Sterling caught eight passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns, including a 73-yard bomb in the second quarter to lead Monmouth (5-5, 0-4).
Coastal Carolina took a 21-point lead into the break, extending it to 24 at the end of three.
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Darius Jackson returned a fourth-quarter interception for a touchdown, and Jacksonville State remained undefeated in the Ohio Valley Conference with a 27-20 win against Eastern Illinois on Saturday.
Jackson's touchdown made it 27-17 for the Gamecocks (9-1, 7-0) with 11:33 to play and the defense held EIU (5-6, 5-2) to a 20-yard field goal and two four-down possessions from there.
Eli Jenkins threw for 288 yards with a touchdown and 153 yards going to Josh Barge. Ruben Gonzalez added 113 yards receiving and DaMarcus James ran 26 times for 112 yards and a touchdown.
After Jacksonville State built a 20-7 halftime lead, the Panthers cut the deficit to 20-17 on Nick Bruno's 41-yard field goal and Taylor Duncan's 2-yard touchdown run.
Jalen Whitlow threw for 137 yards and ran for 78 and a touchdown, but threw two interceptions -- both in the second half.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Carson Wentz threw a career-high five touchdown passes to lead North Dakota State in a 45-10 victory against Missouri State on Saturday.
Wentz threw for 247 yards, and his five touchdowns tied a Bison school record for touchdown passes thrown in a game.
John Crockett's 6-yard TD run capped a 12-play drive with 7:55 left before the break, and the Bison went on to score 42 points and shut out the Bears in the second and third quarters.
Crockett finished with 177 yards on 27 carries. Zach Vraa added 119 yards with five receptions and a touchdown for North Dakota State (10-1, 6-1 Missouri Valley).
Kierra Harris threw for 141 yards with two interceptions, and the Bears (4-7, 1-6) were held to just 99 yards rushing. Harris found Gannon Sinclair at the start of the fourth after a seven-play, 81-yard drive for Missouri State's only touchdown.
PHILADELPHIA -- John Robertson ran for three touchdowns and threw for two more to lead Villanova in a 48-31 victory against Albany on Saturday night.
Roberts threw for 225 yards and added 168 more on the ground. Kevin Gulyas was on the receiving end of both of Roberts' touchdown passes, and had 106 yards on three receptions for Villanova (9-2, 6-1 Colonial Athletic Association).
Robertson completed a 62-yard touchdown pass to Gulyas in the first drive after the half, and Kevin Monangai's 2-yard TD run with 8:55 left in the third put the Wildcats up 42-10.
Omar Osbourne scored two touchdowns on the ground for Albany (6-5, 2-5) and had 64 of the Great Danes' 77 yards rushing.
Will Fiacchi threw for 331 yards and two touchdowns, the final a 25-yarder to Brian Parker with 49 seconds left to play to cut the difference to 17 points.
VERMILLION, S.D. -- Marshaun Coprich ran for two touchdowns, Tre Roberson threw for one and ran for two more Saturday, and Illinois State beat South Dakota 45-26.
Coprich gained 221 yards on 33 carries for his school-record 10th consecutive 100-plus yards rushing performance. He gained 157 yards in the first half, scoring on runs of 56 and 28 yards.
Roberson had TD runs of 12 and 9 yards and hit Cameron Meredith on a 32-yard scoring pass for a 28-12 halftime lead. He was 16 of 29 for 226 yards and gained 71 yards on 13 carries.
Josh Burch intercepted a pass by Kevin Earl and ran 46 yards for a Redbirds' score with 9 seconds to play.
Earl passed for two TDs and ran for another and Nick Aussieker added a 19-yard field goal for the Coyotes (2-9, 0-7 Missouri Valley).
Illinois State (9-1, 6-1) held the Coyotes to 20 yards rushing and outgained them 519-315.
NEW YORK CITY -- Peter Maetzold threw two touchdowns and Kendall Pearcey ran in three more to propel Fordham past Georgetown in a 52-7 win on Saturday that kept the Rams unbeaten in the Patriot League.
Maetzold finished with 285 yards on 15-for-19 passing and Pearcey had 89 yards on 14 carries, with all three of his TD runs coming from within the red zone. Chase Edmonds and Kevin Anderson also had touchdown runs, while Brian Wetzel and Sam Ajala each hauled in a TD pass for Fordham (10-1, 6-0), which has won three Patriot League titles and received the 2014 championship trophy following the win.
The Rams dominated Georgetown (2-8, 0-5), piling up 496 yards in total offense while holding the Hoyas to 251, including just 80 yards in the air.
Jo'el Kimpela had 102 yards on 15 carries for Georgetown, which was held scoreless until the fourth quarter.
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Jacob Huesman threw passed for 234 yards and four touchdowns and added 89 yards rushing to lead Chattanooga past Tennessee Tech 38-17 on Saturday.
Chattanooga (8-3) allowed Tennessee Tech just nine first downs and 171 total yards, 64 of which came on a touchdown run by Ladari Vanlier, and held the ball for 40 minutes.
Vanlier's touchdown pulled Tennessee Tech (4-7) within four midway through the second quarter, but Chattanooga responded with an 8-play, 60-yard drive capped by a 2-yard scoring pass from Huesman to Taharin Tyson about 2 1/2 minutes left in the half.
On the first play of the ensuing drive, Keionta Davis strip-sacked Darian Stone and recovered the fumble, setting up a 9-yard touchdown catch by Tommy Hudson, giving Chattanooga a 28-10 lead at halftime.
Tennessee Tech never threatened again.
Huesman's 7,705 career yards of total offense ranks 5th in Southern Conference history.
HAMMOND, La. -- Bryan Bennett threw four touchdown passes to lead Southeastern Louisiana to a 28-9 victory against McNeese State on Saturday night.
The Lions (8-3, 6-1 Southland Conference) stretched their 14-9 lead when Bennett threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Smiley with 11:35 remaining. Bennett's 55-yard TD strike toDevante Scott capped a seven-play, 98-yard drive with 4:46 to play.
Bennett threw scoring passes to Trey Hallman and Smiley in the first quarter. He finished 10 of 18 passing for 185 yards and ran for another 41.
Tyler Bolfing threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Khalil Thomas and Jean Breaux kicked a 34-yard field goal in the second quarter to lead McNeese State (6-4, 4-3).
The win helped Southeastern Louisiana keep pace with Sam Houston State (7-4, 6-1) -- which beat Houston Baptist 76-0 on Saturday -- atop the conference standings.