NORFOLK, Va. — Tyree Lee rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown and Taylor Heinicke ran for three scores as Old Dominion defeated Delaware 31-26 Saturday.
Heinicke, who was leading the Football Championship Subdivision in touchdown passes with 24, didn’t throw for any but completed 36 of 45 passes for 375 yards.
The Monarchs (7-1, 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association) led 21-17 at halftime after Heinicke scored on a 22-yard run and twice from 1 yard out. Lee broke free for a 50-yard burst in the third quarter and later scored from the 9 to make it 28-17.
Delaware (5-3, 2-3) cut it to 28-20 on a field goal and to 28-26 on Tim Hurley’s 13-yard touchdown pass to Nihja White in the fourth quarter. But after a false start penalty, a two-point conversion try failed.
Old Dominion tacked on a field goal with 1:17 left, and Devon Simmons’ interception sealed the win.
Southern Utah 30, No. 1 Eastern Washington 27 — Box Score
CEDAR CITY, Utah — Colton Cook booted a 36-yard field goal with 3 seconds left in the game and Southern Utah rallied for a 30-27 victory against Eastern Washington.
Southern Utah (4-5, 3-3 Big Sky) trailed 27-20 entering the fourth quarter.
Brad Sorensen found Fatu Moala for a 21-yard touchdown pass with 7:01 left in the game to pull the Thunderbirds even.
Sorensen completed 33 of 43 passes for 392 yards and a TD, and Moala caught 10 passes for 112 yards and a TD.
Quarterbacks Kyle Padron and Vernon Adams combined to complete 35 of 50 passes for 404 yards and 2 TDs for Eastern Washington (6-2, 5-1).
Linebacker Zak Browning had 15 tackles (14 solo) and recovered a fumble for Southern Utah.
No. 2 Georgia Southern 39, Chattanooga 31 — Box Score
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Quarterback Jerick McKinnon ran in three touchdowns, including the game-winner in triple overtime, as Georgia Southern held off Chattanooga 39-31 Saturday to maintain sole possession of first place in the Southern Conference.
McKinnon ran for 141 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown in the third overtime. During Chattanooga’s third-overtime turn, Mocs quarterback Jacob Huesman was stoned on fourth-and-2 from the 5 to end the game.
Each team scored touchdowns in the first overtime, including an 8-yard, fourth-down scoring completion from Huesman to Faysal Shafaat to keep Chattanooga (4-4, 3-2) alive.
In the second overtime, Nick Pollard missed a 41-yard field goal attempt for Chattanooga, but McKinnon lost a fumble on the first play of the ensuing drive.
Alex Hanks missed wide right on a 49-yard field goal try for Georgia Southern (7-1, 6-1) at the regulation buzzer.
Huesman finished with 170 yards rushing on 26 attempts.
No. 3 North Dakota State 23, Southern Illinois 17 — Box Score
FARGO, N.D. — John Crockett’s 5-yard touchdown run with 5:23 to play gave North Dakota State a 23-17 win against Southern Illinois Saturday.
The Bison (7-1, 4-1 Missouri Valley), who suffered their only loss of the season in their last home game two weeks ago against Indiana State, trailed 17-10 entering the fourth quarter. Derrick Lang’s 1-yard run with 12:38 remaining tied it and North Dakota State used a 11-play, 52-yard drive to score the winning TD.
Southern Illinois (5-4, 4-2) scored on Kory Faulkner’s 32-yard pass to LaSteven McKinney and on Brand Williams’ 55-yard fumble return. The Salukis only managed 11 rushing yards to North Dakota State’s 186.
Brock Jensen ran for a score and completed 15 of 25 passes for 200 yards for the Bison. Faulkner was 17 of 26 for 166 yards for SIU.
No. 4 Montana State 55, North Dakota 10 — Box Score
BOZEMAN, Mont. — Cody Kirk ran for 160 yards and three touchdowns and Montana State amassed a school-record 695 yards of total offense en route to a 55-10 win against North Dakota on Saturday.
The Bobcats (7-1, 4-1 Big Sky) held North Dakota quarterback Braden Hanson to 165 yards passing a week after he threw for 660 yards against Montana.
Montana State scored touchdowns on four of its first six possessions to take a 28-7 halftime lead. Denarius McGhee was 16 of 19 for 185 yards and a touchdown in the first half and finished the game 24 of 32 for 259 yards and three touchdowns. McGhee has now thrown a touchdown pass in 33 straight games.
North Dakota(4-5, 2-4) was led by Kenny Golladay, who had four receptions for 83 yards, including a 60-yarder to set up the Fighting Sioux’s lone touchdown.
No. 5 Sam Houston State 56, Lamar 7 — Box Score
BEAUMONT, Texas — Tim Flanders rushed for 131 yards and four touchdowns, and Sam Houston State limited Lamar to 181 yards of offense in a 56-7 victory on Saturday.
Flanders had 7-, 1-, 59- and 10-yard scoring runs for the Bearkats (6-2, 4-1 Southland Conference), who won their fifth straight. It was the 20th 100-yard game of his career.
Sam Houston State compiled 508 yards of offense, 391 on the ground.
Kevin Johnson had the only score for the Cardinals (3-6, 0-4) on an 89-yard kickoff return.
Brian Bell threw 13 passes for the Bearkats, completing nine for 84 yards and a touchdown. Running back Richard Sincere was 2 for 2 passing with a 42-yard TD to Brandon Wilkerson.
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No. 8 Wofford 24, The Citadel 21 — Box Score
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Eric Breitenstein carried the ball 23 times for 110 yards and two touchdowns to help Wofford beat The Citadel 24-21 Saturday in a Southern Conference showdown.
The Citadel (4-4, 3-3) scored on its opening possession when Ben Dupree hooked up with Domonic Jones for the 23-yard touchdown.
Wofford (7-1, 5-1) tied the game at 7-7 on the next possession when Breitenstein scored on an 8-yard touchdown run. Wofford scored the next 17 points to take a 24-7 lead into halftime.
The Citadel cut the lead to 24-14 on Darien Robinson’s 44-yard touchdown run with 8:49 left in the third quarter, then scored on the first play of the fourth quarter when Van Dyke Jones ran it in from 5-yards out, cutting the lead to 24-21.
But that was the closest The Citadel would get as the Terriers stopped the Bulldogs on fourth-and-9 with 1:03 left to seal the victory.
No. 9 Stony Brook 56, Presbyterian 17 — Box Score
CLINTON, S.C. — Miguel Maysonet and Marcus Coker combined for 356 of Stony Brook’s 416 rushing yards as the Seawolves blew out Presbyterian 56-17 Saturday in a Big South contest.
Maysonet accrued 212 yards on 19 carries while Coker contributed 144 yards on 16 rushes. Each player also scored two touchdowns as Stony Brook (8-1, 4-0) accumulated its largest rushing totals since piling up 521 yards against Pace on Sept. 8.
Seawolves quarterback Kyle Essington was 10-of-14 passing for 185 yards and three scores, all of which went to Kevin Norrell (six catches, 138 yards).
Two of Essington’s touchdown passes came in the first quarter as Stony Brook jumped to a 14-3 lead. Maysonet scored his first touchdown early in the second, and by halftime, Presbyterian (2-7, 0-4) trailed 28-10.
For the Blue Hose, Kaleb Griffin was 20 of 33 for 202 yards passing with one interception.
No. 10 James Madison 28, Georgia State 21 — Box Score
HARRISONBURG, Va. — Dae’Quan Scott rushed for 130 yards to surpass 2,000 for his career and James Madison held off a fourth-quarter Georgia State rally to win 28-21 Saturday.
Scott, who caught a 6-yard TD pass from Michael Birdsong and also ran for a 4-yard score, now has 2,085 yards.
The Dukes (6-2, 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association) took a 28-7 lead early in the fourth quarter after Brandon Lee blocked a punt and returned it 3 yards for a touchdown.
The Panthers (1-8, 1-5) answered with a 5-yard pass from running back Rosevelt Watson to Emmanuel Ogbuehi and a 10-yard TD from Ben McLane to Parris Lee with 6:31 left.
James Madison gave Georgia State little chance to score again, consuming 5:35 with a 12-play, 51-yard drive that ended with Cameron Starke’s 41-yard missed field goal.
The Panthers did get to the Dukes’ 45 before McLane was sacked for a 15-yard loss.
Sacramento State 35, No. 11 Cal Poly 29 — Box Score
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Garrett Safron threw for 303 yards and four touchdowns to lead Sacramento State to a 35-29 victory against Cal Poly on Saturday night.
Safron completed 31 of 38 passes for the Hornets (6-3, 4-2 Big Sky). Morris Norrise had 97 yards and two touchdowns on seven catches.
Deonte Williams rushed for 168 yards on 22 carries for the Mustangs (7-1, 5-1). Cal Poly had 387 yards on the ground.
With Sacramento State holding a 28-23 lead, Safron hit Norrise with a 32-yard touchdown pass with 3:09 to play, culminating a four-play, 59-yard drive. Andre Broadous hit Willie Tucker for a 44-yard TD to get Cal Poly within six points, but the Hornets recovered the ensuing onside kick and ran the last 2:10 off the clock.
After Cal Poly turned two fumble recoveries by linebacker Nick Dzubnar into a 10-0 lead, Safron threw touchdown passes to Norrise, Shane Harrison and T. J. Knowles, and Ezekiel Graham had a 15-yard scoring run to give the Hornets a 28-17 halftime lead.
No. 12 New Hampshire 40, Rhode Island 20 — Box Score
KINGSTON, R.I. — Sean Goldrich threw for 245 yards and Chris Setian ran for a touchdown and caught another in New Hampshire’s 40-20 win against Rhode Island in Colonial Athletic Association action Saturday.
Goldrich, who completed 17 of 27 passes, threw a nine-yard touchdown to Setian and ran one in from nine yards to give the Wildcats (7-2, 5-1) a 40-13 third-quarter lead.
Rhode Island (0-8, 0-5) held a 6-3 advantage in the first quarter but would not see the lead again as Setian scored on a two-yard run on New Hampshire’s next possession, sparking a 23-0 run.
Setian posted 55 yards on four carries and added 25 yards on two catches. R.J. Harris led all receivers with 131 yards on eight catches. Harris leads the CAA in receiving yards per game (94.1) and touchdown catches (8).
Rhode Island’s Bob Betson threw a touchdown and ran for two more but was intercepted twice.
No. 13 Northern Arizona 12, Northern Colorado 10 — Box Score
GREELEY, Colo. — Andy Wilder kicked an 18-yard field goal with 15 seconds left in the game to cap a 76-yard, 15-play drive and Northern Arizona escaped with a 12-10 victory against Northern Colorado on Saturday.
Northern Arizona (7-1, 5-0 Big Sky) had a 9-3 lead at the half, courtesy of Mike Doser’s 59-yard interception return for a touchdown with 4:07 left in the second quarter.
Northern Colorado (2-6, 1-4) took a 10-9 lead with 4:52 left in the game on a 15-yard scoring pass from Seth Lobato to Dominic Gunn.
Northern Arizona’s Cary Grossart completed 21 of 32 passes for 225 yards, and Lobato completed 20 of 36 passes for 198 and a TD. Each quarterback threw an interception.
No. 14 Central Arkansas 34, Southeastern Louisiana 14 — Box Score
HAMMOND, La. — Backed by three passing scores from Wynrick Smothers, Central Arkansas maintained sole possession of first place in the Southland Conference with a 34-14 win against Southeastern Louisiana Saturday.
The Bears (7-2, 5-1) scored the game’s first 21 points, including Smothers’ first two TD passes. The first was a 7-yarder to Chase Dixon, and the second was a 60-yarder to Jesse Grandy.
Nathan Stanley charged the Lions (3-5, 3-1) back into contention, though, with consecutive touchdowns to Tony McCrea and Xavier Roberson in the third quarter to get within a touchdown.
Eddie Camara stretched the Bears’ lead with a 26-yard field goal early in the fourth, and then Smothers hit Grandy for a 48-yard touchdown to extend the advantage to 31-14.
Smothers finished 21-of-33 passing for 261 yards.
Stanley was 20 of 35 with 191 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but also threw two interceptions.
No. 15 Appalachian State 38, Western Carolina 27 — Box Score
CULLOWHEE, N.C. — Logan Hallock completed the first 20 passes of his collegiate career, passing for two touchdowns in Appalachian State’s 38-27 victory against Western Carolina on Saturday.
Hallock, whose only previous playing time was taking a knee on two late-game snaps earlier this season, entered in the first quarter after starting quarterback Jamal Jackson injured his knee. Jackson had thrown a 32-yard touchdown pass to Tony Washington. Once Jackson went to the bench, he never returned and Hallock never misfired until his 21st pass, an incompletion.
He finished 20 of 21 for 230 yards and no interceptions. Hallock’s scoring passes were an 18-yarder to Sean Price and a 16-yarder to Drew Bailey that gave the Mountaineers (6-3, 4-2) a 38-13 lead.
Steven Miller rushed for 245 yards and a touchdown for Appalachian State. For Western Carolina (1-8, 0-7), Troy Mitchell ran for two touchdowns and threw a 74-yard TD to Deja Alexander.
No. 17 Illinois State 33, Northern Iowa 21 — Box Score
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Matt Brown threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Illinois State beat Northern Iowa 33-21 on Saturday.
Brown was 22 of 27 for 274 yards and two touchdowns — a 76-yard pass to Tyrone Walker and a 49-yard pass to James O’Shaughnessy. Brown kept the ball and scored on a 1-yard run in the first quarter.
Cameron Hunt got the scoring started for Illinois State (7-2, 4-2 Missouri Valley) with a 19-yard run into the end zone. Darrelynn Dunn rushed in for a 1-yard touchdown in the fourth for the Redbirds.
Sawyer Kollmorgen was 20 of 48 for 218 yards for Northern Iowa (2-6, 1-4). Kollmorgen kept the ball for the Panthers first touchdown, scoring on a 6-yard run. He later threw a 2-yard TD pass to Chad Owens. David Johnson scored on a 5-yard run in the fourth, finishing with 20 carries for 118 yards.
Eastern Illinois 24, T-No. 18 Eastern Kentucky 7 — Box Score
RICHMOND, Ky. — Jake Walker rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown to help Eastern Illinois beat Eastern Kentucky 24-7 Saturday.
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Eastern Illinois (5-3, 4-1 Ohio Valley Conference) took the early lead on Walker’s 1-yard run up the middle, but Eastern Kentucky answered with 25 seconds left in the second quarter when Matt Denham scored from 4 yards out for a 7-7 tie at halftime. Denham finished with 95 yards on 25 carries.
Eastern Illinois went on to score 17 unanswered points in the second half, while Eastern Kentucky (6-3, 4-2) failed to move the ball. Jimmy Garoppolo found Erik Lora for a 15-yard touchdown to push the final lead to 24-7 with 12:08 left in the fourth quarter.
The Panthers gained their first win on the road as the defense stifled the Colonels, sacked quarterback T.J. Pryor five times, forced an interception and held the Colonels to 3-for-18 on third down efficiency.
T-No. 18 Indiana State 45, South Dakota 14 — Box Score
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Shakir Bell rushed for 150 yards and a pair of touchdowns and caught a 25-yard scoring pass, helping Indiana State roll to a 45-14 victory against South Dakota on Saturday.
Indiana State (7-2, 5-1 Missouri Valley) also had two interception returns for TDs — a 25-yarder by Johnny Towalid and a 52-yarder by Donovan Lane.
Mike Perish threw a pair of scoring passes for Indiana State and Kevin Earl threw for 101 yards and a TD for South Dakota (1-7, 0-5).
Lucas Hileman was a significant factor for Indiana State. Three of his four punts were downed inside the 20-yard line, limiting South Dakota’s field position.
No. 20 Albany 23, Sacred Heart 20 — Box Score
FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Omar Osbourne, on just his third carry all day, raced 40 yards for a touchdown with 1 minute, 38 seconds left to give Albany a 23-20 victory against Sacred Heart Saturday.
The Great Danes (7-1, 5-0) barely remained unbeaten in Northeast Conference play. Quarterback Will Fiacchi threw two touchdown passes to Ryan Kirchner: a 29-yarder for Albany’s first touchdown, then a 19-yarder to climax an 88-yard, third-quarter scoring drive for a 17-13 lead.
But Sacred Heart’s Luke Wischnowski responded with his third touchdown pass and second to Rock Tate, whose 30-yard catch opened the scoring in the first quarter. Wischnowski’s 35-yard scoring pass to Tate with 2:35 remaining in the game gave the Pioneers a 20-17 lead.
Osbourne then ran 40 yards to win it. Albany’s Dave Plungas had 16 tackles and Jon Morgan two interceptions — the last with 57 seconds left to seal it.
T-No. 21 Tennessee State 22, Tennessee Tech 21 — Box Score
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Michael German threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to A.C. Leonard as time expired and Jamin Godfrey, who had already kicked a school-record five field goals, added the extra point to lift Tennessee State to a 22-21 win against Tennessee Tech on Saturday.
Godfrey kicked field goals of 37 and 32 yards in the first quarter and 27 and 41 yards in the second, giving the Tigers (8-1, 4-1 Ohio Valley Conference) a 12-7 lead.
After Darian Stone’s 41-yard touchdown pass to Eric Belew pushed the Golden Eagles (2-6. -0-5) ahead 14-12 at halftime, Godfrey kicked a 22-yarder in the third.
Stone, who was 5-of-13 passing for 77 yards, threw a 6-yard TD pass to Cody Matthews for a 21-15 Tennessee Tech lead early in the fourth.
With second-and-goal and 1 second left, German found Leonard in the back of the end zone.
Tennessee State’s Trabis Ward added 129 yards rushing.
South Dakota State 41, T-No. 21 Youngstown State 28 — Box Score
BROOKINGS, S.D. — Austin Sumner threw for five touchdowns, Zach Zenner ran for another and South Dakota State lit up the scoreboard in the second quarter Saturday with a 41-28 victory against Youngstown State.
Sumner completed 19 of 28 passes for 351 yards and five touchdowns, three of which came in the 28-point second quarter for the Jackrabbits. Zenner carried the ball 17 times for 87 yards and a second quarter touchdown.
South Dakota State (6-2, 4-1 Missouri Valley) led 41-7 after Sumner found Aaron Rollin for a 49-yard touchdown strike only 1:37 into the third quarter. It was the fifth different receiver found by Sumner for a touchdown. Rollin had three catches for 108 yards and the score.
Youngstown State (4-4, 1-4) put up a fight, scoring 21 unanswered points to end the game. Will Shaw caught 10 balls for 120 yards and a touchdown in the loss for the Penguins.
No. 24 Harvard 31, Dartmouth 14 — Box Score
HANOVER, N.H. — Colton Chapple posted 258 all-purpose yards and Treavor Scales ran for three touchdowns as Harvard defeated Dartmouth for the ninth consecutive time, beating the Big Green 31-14 on Saturday.
Chapple tallied 170 yards on 17 of 31 passes and added 88 rushing yards. His 16-yard touchdown run on Harvard’s opening drive gave the Crimson (6-1, 3-1 Ivy League) a 7-0 lead.
Scales then scored twice in the second quarter, one from 3 yards and another from 2 yards, to help Harvard take a 21-0 advantage at halftime.
Dartmouth (4-3, 2-2) rallied back, cutting the deficit to 21-14 behind two touchdown passes from Alex Park, but Scales’ third touchdown, another 2-yarder, sealed the win.
Scales finished with 89 yards on 21 carries. It was his third multi-touchdown rushing effort of the season.
Park threw for 304 yards and completed 23 of 38 passes but Dartmouth managed just 15 rushing yards.
No. 25 Towson 49, No. 23 Villanova 35 — Box Score
VILLANOVA, Pa. — Grant Enders passed for four touchdowns and rushed for another and Terrance West had two rushing TDs and one receiving score to help Towson outlast Villanova 49-35 Saturday.
The game was tied at 35 when West’s 4-yard TD capped a 74-yard drive with 7:39 left in the third quarter.
Enders added a 40-yard romp with 2:32 remaining to seal the victory for the Tigers (4-4, 3-2 Colonial Athletic Association).
West rushed for 144 yards and Enders had 122 as the Tigers rolled up 321 yards on the ground. Enders was 16 of 28 for 269 passing yards, including a 78-yard TD to West to give Towson a 21-14 lead late in the first quarter.
For the Wildcats (6-3, 4-2), John Robertson also threw for four touchdowns on 17-of-23 passing for 216 yards and ran for a 5-yard score.
Villanova’s Kevin Monangai added 103 yards rushing and caught two touchdown passes.
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