Top 10 Roundup
Montana St. wins with backup QB; Sam Houston State rolls
TOLEDO, Ohio -- David Fluellen rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns as Toledo outlasted No. 2 Eastern Washington 33-21 on Saturday night.
Toledo's powerful ground game eased the burden on freshman quarterback Logan Woodside, who took over when starter Terrance Owens injured his knee early in the second quarter.
Cassius McDowell added 89 yards on 10 carries as the Rockets (1-2) bulled their way to 325 yards on the ground. Most of Woodside's 185 yards came on an 81-yard score to Bernard Reedy near the end of the third quarter, giving Toledo a 23-14 lead. He finished the game 14 of 24.
The Eagles (2-1) responded as Vernon Adams hit Cooper Kupp for his third touchdown pass, closing the lead to 23-21 with 14:55 left. However, Toledo answered with a 12-play, 88-yard scoring drive. A late Jermiah Detmer field goal iced the game.
Adams finished 21 of 42 for 326 yards for the Eagles.
BOZEMAN, Mont. -- Jake Bleskin threw for 305 yards and two touchdowns in his debut at quarterback for No. 3 Montana State, leading the Bobcats to a 26-0 win against Division II Colorado Mesa.
Bleskin, who completed 26 of 35 passes and had no interceptions, is filling in for injured senior Denarius McGhee, who separated his shoulder last week against Southern Methodist on the last play of the game.
Junior wide receiver Brian Flotkoetter caught two touchdowns and had five catches for 80 yards for the Bobcats (2-1). Both touchdowns were from 18 yards out. Tanner Bleskin, Jake's brother, caught 10 passes for 96 yards and Jon Ellis had seven catches for 110 yards. The starting wide receivers had 22 catches for 286 yards.
Colorado Mesa (1-1) had little success moving the ball all day. They finished with 164 yards thanks in part to MSU defensive end Brad Daly and outside linebacker Alex Singleton. Daly had four sacks, and Singleton had four tackles for loss and returned an interception for a touchdown.
TOWSON, Md. -- Terrance West rushed for five touchdowns, tying a school record, and No. 4 Towson routed Delaware State 49-7 in its home opener Saturday night.
West, who now has a program-best 52 career rushing touchdowns, scored four times in the first half as the Tigers took a 35-0 lead. His five touchdowns tie a record set by Tony Vinson in 1993. West finished with 82 yards on 16 carries.
Derrick Joseph returned a kickoff 95 yards for a TD for Towson.
The victory was the seventh consecutive for the Tigers (3-0) in more than two seasons, the second-best streak in the FCS behind North Dakota State (11).
Delaware State (0-2) scored its only touchdown on Cory Murphy's 6-yard pass to Milton Williams. Murphy attempted 53 passes, completing 26 for 234 yards, as the Hornets had only 15 yards rushing.
The teams renewed a rivalry that ran for 15 consecutive years before ending in 1994.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Timothy Flanders ran for 108 yards and two touchdowns as No. 5 Sam Houston State ran away from visiting Texas Southern 55-17 on Saturday.
The Bearkats (2-1) pulled ahead in the second quarter, taking advantage of three recovered fumbles and scoring on their final four possessions of the half. Both of Flanders' scores followed Texas Southern turnovers and put the Bearkats ahead 27-3.
Brian Bell finished nine of 17 for 121 yards with two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. He also ran for 32 yards and a score.
Daveonn Porter rushed for 104 yards on 16 carries for Texas Southern (0-2), including a 50-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Zach Zenner ran for three touchdowns on 128 yards rushing and No. 6 South Dakota State erased a first-half deficit to defeat Southeastern Louisiana 34-26 on Saturday night.
The Jackrabbits (3-0) remain undefeated heading into a big game at Nebraska next week.
Southeastern Louisiana (1-2) had the upper hand early, leading 19-7 after a Bryan Bennett touchdown run early in the third quarter.
But Zenner responded with a 75-yard rushing score and Austin Sumner added a 20-yard rushing touchdown late in the third quarter to give the Jackrabbits their first lead at 20-19.
After another Zenner score, Dallas Brown returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown to give South Dakota State a 34-19 lead.
The Lions had 506 yards of total offense compared with 345 for the Jackrabbits but were hurt by six turnovers.
Tony McCrea had 7 receptions for 158 yards to aid the Southeastern Louisiana offense.
MARTIN, Tenn. -- J'vontez Blackmon blocked Eddie Camara's 42-yard field goal attempt as time expired to preserve Tennessee-Martin's 24-23 win against No. 7 Central Arkansas on Saturday night.
UTM (2-1) extended its lead to 24-14 when Dylan Favre hit Jeremy Butler for a 24-yard touchdown with 6:53 to play but Central Arkansas responded just 1:20 later, as Wynrick Smothers found Damien Watts on a 42-yard touchdown to pull within 3.
Following a three-and-out by the Skyhawks' offense, Central Arkansas (1-2) drove to the UTM 37 before Leon Carlton III intercepted a pass from Smothers at the 8. A personal foul moved the Skyhawks back to their 4.
Three plays later, UTM took an intentional safety in an effort to kill the clock.
The Bears, however, took just 28 seconds to move the ball to the UTM 25 where they lined up for the field goal.
Favre threw for three touchdowns and rushed for 107 yards.
DURHAM, N.H. -- Andy Vailas and Nico Steriti each accounted for two touchdowns as No. 9 New Hampshire used a dominant first half to rout Colgate 53-23.
New Hampshire (1-1) raced to a 19-0 first-quarter lead behind two touchdown passes from Vailas to Harold Spears. A 50-yard touchdown pass from Sean Goldrich to R.J. Harris later gave the Wildcats 26 first-quarter points.
Steriti then ran for two scores -- one of which was a 56-yarder to give New Hampshire a 40-6 halftime lead.
In addition to giving up 551 yards of total offense, Colgate (0-3) struggled offensively, as well. The Raiders finished with only 46 passing yards as Dylan Finelli completed just five of his 18 pass attempts and threw two interceptions.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Donovan Johnson rushed for 141 yards on 36 attempts to lead a run-oriented Wofford offense that defeated Georgia Southern 30-20 on Saturday night.
No. 10 Wofford (2-1, 2-0 Southern) won its home opener against Georgia Southern (2-1, 0-1), giving the Eagles a loss in the first game of their last season as a conference member.
A Torrance Hunt touchdown run in the second quarter gave Georgia Southern its only lead at 14-10. But Wofford responded with three unanswered scores to build a 30-14 lead and held on for the win.
Jonny Martin scored two rushing touchdowns for the Terriers to compliment Johnson's ground game as Wofford pulled away in the second half.
Wofford rushed 67 times compared with nine passing attempts. Jeff Ashley caught a 40-yard touchdown pass from Michael Weimer to highlight the Terriers' limited passing game.
Jerick McKinnon had 114 yards rushing and two scores to lead the Eagles.