Maysonet lifts Stony Brook past Army
Top 25: EWU overpowers Montana; Central Arkansas falters
WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Senior Miguel Maysonet rushed for a career-high 220 yards and two touchdowns, and Stony Brook dominated Army 23-3 on Saturday to notch its first victory against an FBS opponent.
Kyle Essington finished 11-for-15 passing for 151 yards for the Seawolves (4-1) and Kevin Norrell added 95 receiving yards in the wire-to-wire win.
In the teams' first meeting, Stony Brook held Army to a three-and-out on the game's first series and marched 74 yards on four plays, including a 49-yard touchdown rush by Maysonet. The Seawolves recovered all four Army fumbles and converted 11-of-17 third downs.
The Black Knights (0-4), who entered the game as the nation's leading rushing team, were held to 273 yards on the ground in losing their eighth consecutive match dating back to last season.
A hobbled Trent Steelman started and set Army's all-time rushing record for quarterbacks with his team-high 89 yards.
No. 1 North Dakota State 33, No. 17 Northern Iowa 21 -- Box Score
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- John Crockett rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns as North Dakota State kicked off its Missouri Valley Conference schedule with a 33-21 victory against Northern Iowa on Saturday.
Crockett scored on a 3-yard run late in the second quarter and from six yards early in the third. Brock Jensen added 243 yards passing, including a 19-yard touchdown to Kevin Vaadeland in the fourth quarter, for the Bison (4-0), who haven't lost a road game since the 2010 season.
The Panthers (1-4) pulled within 20-14 midway through the third when Sawyer Kollmorgen hit Wes Smith for a 27-yard score. Later, Kollmorgen would throw an interception to set up Vaadeland's touchdown.
Kollmorgen added a 20-yard TD to Terrell Sinkfield in the final minute and finished with 213 yards passing, while David Johnson had 85 yards rushing and a touchdown.
NDSU's Adam Keller made four of his five field-goal attempts.
No. 2 Montana State 24, Southern Utah 17 -- Box Score
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CEDAR CITY, Utah -- DeNarius McGhee threw a 3-yard touchdown to Brian Flotkoetter with 2:59 remaining, giving Montana State a 24-17 victory against Southern Utah on Saturday.
McGhee was 18 of 28 for 211 yards passing and two touchdowns, and Orenzo Davis added a 74-yard touchdown run as the Bobcats (5-0) remained unbeaten.
Davis finished with 123 yards rushing for Montana State, which is off to its best start since winning its first eight games in 1978.
Southern Utah (2-3) trailed 17-7 after three quarters but tied it up on an 8-yard TD pass from Brad Sorensen to Mitch Jessop and a 49-yard field goal from Colton Cook with 4:03 remaining.
Sorensen completed 25 of 47 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns. Jessop had six catches for 97 yards.
No. 3 Youngstown State -- IDLE
No. 4 Old Dominion 45, Richmond 37 -- Box Score
RICHMOND, Va. -- Taylor Heinicke threw two touchdowns and rushed for another in the first half as Old Dominion defeated Richmond 45-37 Saturday in a Colonial Athletic Association contest.
After a John Laub touchdown pass to Ben Edward's tied the game at 7-7, Heinicke ran one in from five yards out to put the Monarch's back on top for good.
Heinicke, who set NCAA records for total offense and passing yards in a game in the Monarch's 64-61 win against New Hampshire last week, finished with 360 yards on 32-of-42 passing. His 1-yarder to Marquel Thomas gave Old Dominion (5-0) a 31-14 lead.
The sophomore now has 2,281 passing yards this season after posting 2,385 passing yards all of last season.
Laud led Richmond (3-2) with 339 yards through the air and two touchdowns, however, the Spiders struggled on the ground, recording just 52 yards on 25 attempts.
No. 5 Wofford 49, Elon 24 -- Box Score
ELON, N.C. -- Eric Breitenstein ran for a Southern Conference single-game record of 321 yards and scored two touchdowns, and Brian Kass scored three touchdowns rushing and threw for one to propel Wofford to a 49-24 victory against Elon on Saturday.
It was the first 300-yard rushing game in conference history.
The touchdown pass was the only one Kass completed in six tries, and he was intercepted once.
Wofford (4-0) piled up 516 yards of offense to Elon's 410.
Elon's Thomas Wilson was 31-for-47 passing with 322 yards and two touchdowns, and Aaron Mellette caught 13 for 177 yards and two TDs. The 100-yard receiving game was the 17th of Mellette's career, moving him into a tie for second in conference history. He has caught 33 career scoring passes, moving him into third place in the conference record book.
No. 6 James Madison -- IDLE
No. 7 Eastern Washington 32, No. 20 Montana 26 -- Box Score
CHENEY, Wash. -- Vernon Adams threw two touchdown passes in the last 2:19 as Eastern Washington came back for a 32-26 victory against Montana on Saturday.
Adams found Ashton Clark for a go-ahead, 20-yard touchdown with 53 seconds remaining for the Eagles (3-1). He hit Brandon Kaufman from 30 yards out to get Eastern Washington within 26-24, and the Eagles recovered an onside kick at midfield.
Adams, who has started the last two games at quarterback after SMU transfer Kyle Padron started the first two, was 25 of 41 for 353 yards with three TDs and an interception. He led Eastern Washington's rushers with 54 yards on 10 attempts.
Jordan Canada ran for 167 yards on 19 carries and Peter Nguyen added 119 yards on 23 attempts for the Grizzlies (2-3). Montana drove to the Eagles' 29 yard line with 11 seconds left, but the clock ran out after Nate Harris' 9-yard completion to Ellis Henderson.
The Grizzlies compiled 407 yards on the ground.
The Eagles led 17-10 at halftime, but Montana scored 16 consecutive points on TD runs by Trent McKinney and Canada and a 25-yard field goal by Chris Lider.
No. 22 New Hampshire 34, No. 8 Delaware 14 -- Box Score
DURHAM, N.H. -- Trailing by seven at halftime, New Hampshire erupted for 34 unanswered points in the second half and the Wildcats defeated Delaware 34-14 Saturday in Colonial Athletic Association action.
Andy Vailas led the rally for New Hampshire (3-2), throwing two touchdown passes and rushing for a third score. He completed 23 of 36 passes for 315 yards. After Delaware quarterback Trent Hurley's 1-yard scoring run in the first quarter, Vailas tied the score with a 32-yard touchdown pass to R.J. Harris in the third quarter.
New Hampshire blew the game open in the fourth quarter. Harris caught another touchdown pass from Vailas, a 7-yarder. Two Mike Macarthur field goals made it 27-7. When Jimmy Owens scored on a 60-yard run, it was 34-7. Hurley's 26-yard touchdown pass to Mike Milburn with 34 seconds left ended the scoring.
Delaware (4-1) managed just 234 total yards compared to New Hampshire's 472.
No. 9 Georgia Southern 35, No. 25 Samford 16 -- Box Score
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Jerick McKinnon took over at quarterback in the second quarter and carried 13 times for 162 yards to lead Georgia Southern to a 35-16 Southern Conference win against Samford on Saturday.
McKinnon gave the Eagles (3-1) an immediate lift when he replaced starter Ezayi Youyoute with the Bulldogs (4-1) leading 10-7. McKinnon rushed 14 yards on his first play and scored on a 41-yard run three plays later.
Lavelle Westbrooks' 72-yard interception return put Georgia Southern ahead 21-10 at halftime. The Eagles won their 13th consecutive at home.
After Samford made it 21-16 in the third quarter on Jaquiski Tartt's 80-yard return of a fumble, McKinnon's 67-yard burst gave Georgia Southern a 28-16 lead.
Dominique Swope added a 40-yard touchdown run in the fourth. He had 133 yards on 21 carries.
No. 10 Sam Houston State 50, Texas Southern 6 -- Box Score
HOUSTON, Texas -- Brian Bell passed for 208 yards and three touchdowns as Sam Houston State had 558 yards of total offense in a 50-6 victory against Texas Southern on Thursday.
The Bearkats (2-2) struck early, with Bell finding Texas A&M transfer Chance Nelson open for a 61-yard scoring pass three minutes into the game. Bell also threw a 22-yard scoring pass to Stephen Williams and added a 32-yarder to Nelson en route to a 33-6 halftime lead at BVAA Compass Stadium.
Bell was 10 of 15 with one interception, and Nelson finished with three catches for 127 yards.
Linebacker Darius Taylor had eight tackles, including two sacks, and Sam Houston limited the Tigers (1-4) to 165 yards of total offense.
Dax Swanson's 12th career interception set up the Bearkats' second touchdown, with Trey Diller scoring on a 32-yard run after an option pitch from Bell. Swanson needs one interception to tie the Sam Houston career-record set by Ronnie Choate (1955-59).
Justice Jones threw a 16-yard TD pass to James Davis in the second quarter for Texas Southern's lone points. Preston Sanders blocked the extra point and Kenneth Jenkins picked up the ball at the 20 and ran it back for a defensive conversion.
No. 11 Lehigh 34, Fordham 31 -- Box Score
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Jake Peery kicked a 22-yard field goal as time expired to lift Lehigh to a 34-31 victory against Fordham on Saturday.
The Mountain Hawks (5-0) trailed 14-0 midway through the first but rebounded and took a 31-21 lead before the Rams (3-2) evened the score in the fourth quarter.
Peery's kick extended Lehigh's regular-season winning streak to 14, tops in the country.
Mike Colvin threw for a career-high 341 yards and a touchdown on 24-of-40 passing, and also rushed for 61 yards and a score. Ryan Spadola finished with eight catches for 85 yards.
Zach Barket and Keith Sherman rushed for touchdowns of 48 and 41 yards, respectively. The Mountain Hawks outrushed the Rams 174 yards to 69 and have won 14 of its past 15 against the Rams.
Fordham's Ryan Higgins was 28-for-41 passing for 373 yards and two touchdowns.
No. 12 Illinois State 34, South Dakota 31 -- Box Score
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VERMILLION, S.D. -- Darrelynn Dunn ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns and Illinois State won its fifth consecutive game, defeating South Dakota 34-31 on Saturday.
Matt Brown threw for 336 yards and a TD, and ran for another score. The Redbirds (5-0) are off to their best start since the 1967 team began 6-0. Donovan Harden and Tyrone Walker each surpassed 100 yards receiving for ISU, with Harden hauling in a 79-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter to break a 24-24 tie. Nick Aussieker kicked a 42-yard field goal with 56 seconds left to give Illinois State a 10-point lead.
Marcus Sims ran for 120 yards, including a 53-yard score, and caught a 41-yard touchdown pass from Josh Vander Maten for the Coyotes (1-3), playing their first game in the Missouri Valley. Vander Maten threw for three touchdowns, all in the second half.
LSU 38, No. 13 Towson 22 -- Box Score
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Zach Mettenberger and the LSU offense are still searching for consistency as the Tigers enter one of the toughest stretches on their schedule.
Mettenberger connected with Odell Beckham Jr. five times for 128 yards and two touchdowns, but No. 3 LSU was unable to eliminate nagging offensive sloppiness in a 38-22 victory against overmatched but feisty Towson on Saturday.
Mettenberger's scoring strikes to Beckham went for 53 and 27 yards, and LSU's quarterback finished 15-of-26 for 238 yards passing. Still, Mettenberger was sacked four times, missed some open receivers and a fumble he gave up - one of three LSU turnovers - led to the first of two touchdown runs by Towson's Terrance West.
West's first TD run gave Towson a stunning 9-7 lead in the second quarter before LSU responded with 24 consecutive points.
J.C. Copeland, LSU's powerful 272-pound fullback, scored his third touchdown of the season on a 1-yard plunge, but was hurt in the fourth quarter and did not put any weight on his left leg as he was helped off the field.
Towson quarterback Grant Enders was 13-of-33 for 103 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown pass to Gerrard Shepard. He also rushed for 86 yards, including a 43-yard scamper that set up West's first TD on a 1-yard dive. West finished with 79 yards on 22 carries. His second TD run also came from a yard out.
Stephen F. Austin 42, No. 14 Central Arkansas 37 -- Box Score
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -- Gus Johnson rushed for 215 yards and four touchdowns to lead Stephen F. Austin to a sloppy 42-37 victory against Central Arkansas on Saturday.
Johnson scored on 1, 2, 3 and 66-yard runs for the Lumberjacks (2-3). Brady Attaway passed for 296 yards and two TDs, both in the second quarter as Stephen F. Austin took control by outscoring Central Arkansas 20-0.
The Bears (3-2) had just 217 total yards and were held to 16 in the second quarter. The Lumberjacks led 35-21 at halftime.
On the water-logged artificial turf, the teams combined for 13 fumbles, eight of them lost. Jonath Woodard returned a fumble 72 yards for a touchdown to get Central Arkansas within seven with 4:29 remaining, but the Bears netted a combined six yards on their last three possessions while Stephen F. Austin gave up a safety in the final seconds.
Chattanooga 28, No. 15 Citadel 10 -- Box Score
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Terrell Robinson rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown and passed for a score to lead Chattanooga to a 28-10 victory versus The Citadel on Saturday.
After The Citadel led 3-0 early, the Mocs (2-3) scored 21 consecutive points to take control of the game.
Chattanooga controlled the ball, scoring on drives of 78, 82, 85 and 85 yards.
Ron Moore and Faysal Shafaat caught touchdown passes for Chattanooga, and Jacob Huesman threw a scoring pass.
Chattanooga outgained The Citadel 412-357, held the ball for 33:41 and kept the Bulldogs to 1 of 9 on third-down conversions. The Citadel turned the ball over twice - throwing one interception and losing one of three fumbles - to none for the Mocs.
The Citadel's Darien Robinson rushed for 132 yards.
No. 16 Appalachian State 55, Coastal Carolina 14 -- Box Score
BOONE, N.C. -- Jamal Jackson threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, and Steven Miller rushed for a career-high 202 yards and two scores as Appalachian State routed Coastal Carolina 55-14 Saturday.
The Mountaineers (3-2) amassed 286 yards in the first quarter en route to a 21-0 lead and had 405 by halftime. They finished with 684 yards total offense, their highest total since gaining 712 in a 52-16 win against Georgia Southern on Oct. 24, 2009, while the Chanticleers (2-3) had 304.
Appalachian State had 399 yards rushing, with Miller scoring on runs of three and 75 yards among his 17 carries.
Jackson completed 19 of 27 passes for 285 yards. with Sean Price catching eight for 128 yards, including touchdown receptions of 69 and nine yards. The freshman tied a school record with his third consecutive 100-yard receiving game.
Coastal Carolina's Aramis Hillary passed for 145 yards and two touchdowns.
No. 19 Eastern Kentucky 28, Tennessee-Martin 16 -- Box Score
MARTIN, Tenn. -- T.J. Pryor lead a fourth-quarter rally for Eastern Kentucky with two touchdown passes, helping the Colonels beat Ohio Valley Conference foe Tennessee Martin 28-16 Saturday.
Pryor finished 12 of 26 with 211 passing yards and three touchdowns.
With Eastern Kentucky (4-1) trailing 16-7 late in the third quarter, backup quarterback Jared McClain completed a 25-yard touchdown pass to Tyrone Goard, cutting the deficit to 16-14. Goard led receivers with seven catches for 175 yards and four touchdowns.
Tenn Martin (3-2) struggled moving the ball, scoring just three points in the second half.
Entering the fourth quarter trailing by two, the Colonels struck with 8:57 left in the game when Pryor connected on a 78-yard pass to Goard for the go-ahead score 21-16.
After the Colonels defense stopped the Skyhawks on four consecutive plays and forced a turnover on downs, Pryor's 27-yard touchdown pass to Goard sealed the victory for Eastern Kentucky.
No. 21 McNeese State 30, Northwestern State 22 -- Box Score
LAKE CHARLES, La. -- Cody Stroud threw two touchdown passes and McNeese State held on for a 30-22 win against Northwestern State Saturday for the first Southland Conference win of the season for the Cowboys.
Stroud threw for 195 yards for the Cowboys (4-1), who built a 17-0 halftime lead and hung on for the win despite a late rally.
Stroud threw touchdown passes of 17 yards to Josh Jordan and 43 yards to Diontae Spencer in the first half, and a 17-yard kick by Josh Lewis gave the Cowboys the 17-point halftime cushion. Trailing 30-14 after a Javaris Murray 18-yard touchdown run, the Demons fought back.
Brad Henderson hit Jovhan Jilbert for a 58-yard score with 5:58 to play to pull within eight points. Northwestern State (2-3) then drove deep into Cowboys territory on its next possession, but Henderson was intercepted by McNeese State's Ford Smesny to end the threat.
No. 23 Cal Poly 35, North Dakota 17 -- Box Score
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Thanks to a late offensive outburst by Cal Poly, including a game-sealing score by Deonte Williams, the Mustangs were able to earn a 35-17 victory Saturday against North Dakota.
Williams rushed 19 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns, his most important score coming on an 18-yard run with 3:25 left to give Cal Poly the lead for good.
Cal Poly (4-0) stayed perfect in its new-found conference, making its Big Sky debut last week with a 28-20 win against UC Davis.
Shortly after Andre Broadous gave the Mustangs a 28-17 lead with a 2-yard touchdown run with 3:54 remaining, North Dakota (3-2) quarterback Marcus Hendrickson was sacked by Jake Irwin, fumbling the ball on the Fighting Sioux's 24. Sullivan Grosz recovered for Cal Poly, Williams scored and North Dakota's hope for a comeback came to an end.
No. 24 Harvard 52, Holy Cross 3 -- Box Score
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Colton Chapple threw four touchdown passes in Harvard's 49-point first half and the Crimson went on to rout Holy Cross 52-3 on Friday.
Chapple was 13 of 18 for 260 yards for the Crimson (3-0) and didn't have an interception. He opened the scoring with a 10-yard pass to Ricky Zorn, and also threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Brate Cameron in the first quarter. Harvard made it 21-3 late in the quarter on D.J. Moore's 23-yard return on a blocked punt.
In the second quarter, Chapple added a 14-yard scoring pass to Kyle Juszczyk and a 19-yarder to Cameron. Rich Zajeski made it 49-3 with a 4-yard run.
Zorn had six catches for 99 yards and Cameron added four receptions for 69 yards. Treavor Scales led Harvard in rushing with 82 yards on 15 carries.
Ryan Laughlin was 9 of 24 for 105 yards for Holy Cross (0-4).