Top 10 Roundup
No. 17 Lehigh comes from behind to knock off No. T7 Wildcats
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- North Dakota State, the nation's top-ranked FCS team, shut out No. 6 South Dakota State 20-0 on Saturday.
The Bison (4-0) came off a 51-0 victory against Delaware State last week that included a visit from ESPN's "College GameDay'' show.
The two-time defending FCS champions have now won 14 consecutive on the road.
The Jackrabbits (3-2) lost 59-20 last week at Nebraska but were on a nine-game home winning streak, with the last loss coming to the Bison in 2011.
The first score came early in the second quarter with a 1-yard run by Bison quarterback Brock Jensen.
North Dakota State allowed South Dakota State to stay in the game well into the fourth quarter when NDSU running back John Crockett scored.
On the next possession, Jensen ran it again for his second TD of the game.
SDSU set an attendance record of 16,498.
STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Darius Victor had only five carries, but one was for a 31-yard touchdown with 2:38 left, as unbeaten Towson scored 18 unanswered points to rally past Stony Brook 35-21 on Saturday night.
Victor's TD capped a 10-play, 96-yard drive that put Towson (5-0, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association) ahead for the first time of the night 28-21. During Stony Brook's (1-3, 1-2) ensuing offensive series, Lyle Negron fumbled when sacked by Ryan Delaire. Donnell Lewis returned the fumble 43 yards to put the Tigers up 35-21 with 42 seconds to play and preserved the Tigers nine-game winning streak.
Terrence West led the Tigers with 26 carries for 150 yards and one touchdown.
The Towson defense, which averages 12.2 points a game, quickly fell behind 14-0 and trailed until Victor's fourth quarter score.
James Kenner and Jameel Poteat each rushed for a touchdown to lead the Seawolves.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Timothy Flanders rushed for 280 yards and two touchdowns, reaching 5,000 yards for his career, to lead Sam Houston State to a 49-34 win against Eastern Washington on Saturday.
The only thing that slowed Flanders was a rainstorm that delayed the start of the showdown between two top five FCS teams for more than an hour.
The teams combined for 1,052 yards after piling up 1,026 last year when Sam Houston (4-1) beat the Eagles (2-2) 45-42 in the FCS semifinals.
Sam Houston had 450 yards on the ground, with Richard Sincere adding 98, including a 51-yard score on the third play of the game. Brian Bell threw for two touchdowns to Torrance Williams and ran for a third.
Vernon Adams threw for 355 yards and touchdowns covering 33, 59 and 62 yards for Eastern Washington. However, DeAntrey Loche returned an interception 42 yards for a touchdown for SHSU.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Sawyer Kollmorgen passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns, and rushed for 30 yards and another touchdown, to lead Northern Iowa against McNeese State 41-6 on Saturday.
Northern Iowa (4-0) dominated from start to finish, limiting McNeese State (4-1) to just 280 total yards and recovered three fumbles.
Kollmorgen opened the scoring with a 32-yard touchdown to David Johnson as the Panthers built a 17-0 halftime lead. Northern Iowa stretched the lead on the first series of the second half, as Kollmorgen hit Chad Owens for a 25-yard touchdown less than two minutes into the half.
McNeese State finally scored later in the third quarter as Cody Stroud completed a six-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Wiltz, but a two-point conversion failed.
Kollmorgen then converted a Cowboys fumble into a one-yard scoring run late in the third and Northern Iowa added two more TDs in the fourth quarter to complete the romp.
BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Brandon Bialkowski threw two touchdowns and Sean Farrell ran for two more to lead Lehigh to a 34-27 come-from-behind win against New Hampshire on Saturday.
Lehigh was trailing 27-20 in the third quarter when Farrell scored his second consecutive rushing TD to tie the game. The Lehigh defense held and Bialkowski capped the next Mountain Hawks drive with a 15-yard scoring pass to Derek Knott. Bialkowski was 31 of 52 for 359 yards passing.
New Hampshire had a chance for a comeback, but Andy Vailas overthrew his receiver in the end zone as time ran out. Vailas ran for one TD and connected with Chris Setian for another one for the Wildcats. Setian also had two 5-yard scoring runs.
The win boosts Lehigh's record to 4-0 and is only the third time in nine contests that the Mountain Hawks have beaten New Hampshire (1-2).
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Northern Arizona's defense returned two fumbles for scores, including Ryan Reardon's 98-yarder, and the Lumberjacks smothered the Montana offense in a 34-16 victory Saturday night.
Trailing 14-3 in the second quarter, the Grizzlies had fourth-and-goal at the 2-yard line when Jordan Johnson fumbled near the goal line and Reardon's long return gave Northern Arizona (3-1, 1-0 Big Sky) a 21-3 lead. The Grizzlies opened the third quarter with another fumble and Marcus Alford's 22-yard return made it 28-3.
Northern Arizona's Zach Bauman rushed for 118 yards and scored back-to-back touchdowns in the first quarter, including one for 41 yards, to give the Lumberjacks an early 14-0 lead.
Montana (3-1, 0-1) finally scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter when Johnson tossed a 15-yard score to Mitch Saylor. Johnson was 17 of 38 for 292 yards and threw two touchdowns.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Cody Kirk rushed for five touchdowns to lead Montana State to a 63-20 victory against North Dakota in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams Saturday.
Montana State (3-2, 1-0 Big Sky) jumped out to an early lead as Kirk scored all five touchdowns in the first half.
Jake Miller ran for a score from 14 yards out to get North Dakota (1-3, 0-1) within a touchdown 14-7 early in the second quarter. The Bobcats took control from then on to cruise to a 42-7 halftime advantage.
Montana State, which shared the Big Sky Conference championship with Eastern Washington and Cal-Poly last year, racked up 586 total yards of offense. DeNarius McGhee had 194 yards through the air, completing 13 of 18 attempts. Shawn Johnson was the most prolific rusher for the Bobcats, totaling 134 yards on 13 carries.