William & Mary rallies by No. 6 UNH
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The Tribe (4-3, 2-2 Colonial Athletic Association) outscored New Hampshire 17-0 in the second half.
Caprio's 50-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Grimes gave the Tribe the lead for good at 14-10 with 8:57 left in the third quarter. Caprio was 7 for 11 with 162 yards.
The win was the ninth consecutive against the Wildcats for William & Mary, which matched its highest point total of the season.
It was the lowest point total of the season for the Wildcats (4-2, 2-1), who had scored at least 22 points in each of its first five games.
New Hampshire led 10-7 after a 15-yards pass from Kevin Decker to R.J. Harris with 8 seconds remaining before halftime. Decker finished with 422 yards passing, but was intercepted once and sacked six times.
No. 1 Georgia Southern 50, Furman 50-20 -- Box Score | Full Recap
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Five different players ran for touchdowns as the Georgia Southern ground attack was on full display, leading the Eagles to a 50-20 rout of Furman.
The Eagles (6-0, 5-0 Southern Conference) outgained the Paladins (3-3, 2-2) on the ground 361-115, led by Johnathan Bryant with 95 yards and a TD.
Eagles quarterback Jaybo Shaw led the team with two touchdowns on just one net rushing yard, but was 6 of 9 for 171 yards passing.
J.J. Wilcox's 5-yard rush and Shaw's first TD had the Eagles at a 16-13 advantage in the second quarter, but Georgia Southern exploded for 27 consecutive points from that juncture. The spree included Bryant's 14-yard run, Shaw's second score from a yard out and Robert Brown's 2-yarder.
Ezayi Youyoute's 36-yard run sealed the scoring and the win for Georgia Southern.
Chris Forcier had 217 passing with one touchdown and an interception for Furman.
No. 2 UNI 31, South Dakota State 14 -- Box Score | Full Recap
BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Tirrell Rennie threw four touchdown passes and Northern Iowa took advantage of five turnovers to defeat South Dakota State 31-14.
The Panthers (5-1, 4-0 Missouri Valley) trailed 14-7 in the second quarter before scoring 24 unanswered points.
Rennie was 16 of 20 passing for 239 yards and no interceptions. He threw TDs of 8 and 22 yards to Terrell Sinkfield, 80 yards to Jarred Herring and 19 yards to Darion Howard. Herring finished with five catches for 120 yards.
Austin Summer completed 37 of 54 passes for 354 and two touchdowns for South Dakota State (2-5, 1-3), but was intercepted four times. Summer hit Aaron Rollin for a 4-yard score in the first quarter and Dale Moss from 3 yards out in the second to give the Jackrabbits an early lead.
J.J. Swain had two of the interceptions for Northern Iowa.
No. 3 Montana State 41, Northern Arizona 24 -- Box Score | Full Recap
BOZEMAN, Mont. -- DeNarius McGhee threw three touchdown passes and Cody Kirk ran for 142 yards and a touchdown as Montana State compiled 524 total yards in a 41-24 Big Sky Conference victory against Northern Arizona.
McGhee tossed scoring passes of 11 and 15 yards to Elvis Akpla, and another for 46 to Tanner Bleskin as the first-place Bobcats (6-1 overall, 4-0 Big Sky) raced to a 34-10 lead and withstood two late scoring plays by the Lumberjacks (2-4, 1-3).
The Bobcats responded with an 8-yard touchdown run by Everett Gilbert with 6:19 to play for a 41-24 lead.
McGhee was 18 for 22 passing with 247 yards and one interception. NAU quarterback Cary Grossart was 10 for 20 passing for 249 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.
Eric Breitenstein rushed for two touchdowns and Brian Kass passed for 101 yards and three scores on 5-of-8 passing for the Terriers (5-1). Breitenstein has rushed for at least 100 yards in five games this season. He scored on runs of 1 and 3 yards in the first quarter for a 14-0 Wofford lead. The Terriers led 21-0 in the second quarter before the Highland Cavaliers scored on an 86-yard kickoff return by Marcus Bratton to trim the deficit to 21-7.
On the ensuing kickoff, Derek Boyce set a school record with a 99-yard kickoff return for the Terriers that sparked 26 unanswered points.
Kass' three touchdown passes followed -- 29 yards to Brenton Bersin, 13 yards to Kenny Barnes and 27 yards to Michael Harpe.
No. 5 North Dakota State 51, Missouri State 21 -- Box Score | Full Recap
FARGO, N.D. -- Brock Jensen threw three touchdown passes, D.J. McNorton ran for two more and North Dakota State stayed undefeated with a 51-21 victory against winless Missouri State.
Jensen had 211 yards passing for the Bison (6-0, 3-0 Missouri Valley) and completed 19 of 23 attempts, the longest a 47-yarder for a touchdown to Warren Holloway in the second quarter. He also hit Holloway from 31 yards out in the first quarter and Matt Veldman on a 10-yarder in the third.
McNorton rushed for 92 yards on 14 carries with TD runs of 20 yards in the second quarter and 9 yards to cap the scoring in the fourth. Marcus Williams returned the second-half kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown, and Ryan Jastram kicked three field goals.
Missouri State (0-7, 0-4) led 14-10 early in the second quarter behind Trevor Wooden's two touchdown passes. Wooden added a third-quarter rushing score.
No. 7 Appalachian State 49, The Citadel 42 -- Box Score | Full Recap
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- In the highest-scoring game in series history, Appalachian State ran all over The Citadel to build a 49-14 lead, then held on for a 49-42 victory in the Southern Conference.
The Mountaineers (4-2, 2-1), who set season highs in rushing (318 yards) and total offense (552), scored on seven of their first eight possessions. Quarterback Jamal Jackson, making his first start in place of the injured DeAndre Presley, completed his first 15 passes and finished 21 for 27 for 234 yards and three touchdowns.
A 28-yard scoring pass to Brian Quick was the 25th touchdown catch of Quick's career, tying the school record.
With Tavaris Cadet rushing for 133 yards and a touchdown, Appalachian State's eighth consecutive win against The Citadel seemed secure. But the Bulldogs (2-4, 1-4) rallied for 28 unanswered points with the aid of two Appalachian State fumbles and Domonic Jones' 7-yard scoring return with a blocked punt.
Kellen Pagel, who threw for 245 yards, put UMass ahead 14-0 with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Emil Igwenagu. Julian Talley closed out the scoring for the Minutemen (4-2, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association) on a 3-yard run with 1:21 remaining in the first quarter.
The win snapped a two-game losing streak to Delaware, which saw its seven-game home winning streak end. It was the fewest points allowed in 14 games for UMass, dating back to last season.
Darrell Thellen had two interceptions for the second consecutive game for UMass, and Tyler Holmes had 10 tackles for his fourth conseuctive game in double digits.
Tim Donnelley had 155 yards passing and a touchdown for the Blue Hens (4-3, 2-2), who scored all their points in the second quarter.
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Lum, who came in leading the Football Championship Subdivision in passing yards and touchdowns, finished 32 of 47 and also threw two interceptions. The Mountain Hawks (6-1, 2-0 Patriot League) quarterback has now thrown at least two TDs in 15 of his last 16 games, a span over which Lehigh is 14-2.
Ryan Spadola, who entered leading the FCS with 147 receiving yards per game, had 216 yards and a touchdown.
Lum threw a 17-yard TD to Jake Drwal in the first quarter and a 2-yarder to Zachary Hayden in the second, helping Lehigh to a 20-5 halftime advantage. His 62-yard TD toss to Spadola in the third quarter closed the scoring.
Ryan Higgins threw for 253 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for the Rams (1-5, 0-2).
No. 10 Jacksonville State 44, Austin Peay 14 -- Box Score | Full Recap
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -- Washaun Ealey ran for a touchdown, Jacksonville State quarterback Coty Blanchard rushed for another and the Gamecocks' defense returned three turnovers for TDs in a 44-14 rout of Austin Peay.
Ealey ran for 124 yards on 18 carries to lead the Gamecocks (5-1, 4-0 Ohio Valley Conference). Blanchard was 10 of 19 for 130 yards and an interception, adding 25 yards and a score on 12 carries.
The Jacksonville State defense matched the offense in scoring, though, as Brooks Robinson picked up a fumble and rumbled 32 yards just before the break for a 28-7 halftime lead. Ben Endress's 10-yard interception return for a touchdown with 3:37 to play and Jamaal Johnson's 45-yard interception return just over a minute later sealed the scoring.
Jake Ryan was 16 of 31 for 172 yards with one touchdown but was intercepted five times for the Governors (2-4, 2-2).
The Grizzlies (5-2, 3-1 Big Sky) rallied from a 11-point halftime deficit, starting with Canada's touchdown to cut Portland State's lead to 21-16 midway through the third quarter.
The Vikings (3-3, 2-2) dominated the first half with two field goals by Zach Brown and touchdown runs by Connor Kavanaugh and Cory McCaffrey.
Montana got on the board in the second quarter with a short scoring run by Jordan Johnson and a field goal by Brody McKnight.
After Canada's score, Dan Moore added a touchdown run for the Grizzlies and McKnight iced the game in the fourth quarter with a pair of field goals.
The Vikings' final attempt to win came ended when Houston Roots snagged an interception with less than a minute left.
Brown finished with three field goals.
No. 12 Sam Houston State 47, Nicholls State 7 -- Box Score | Full Recap
HUNTSVILLE, Tex. -- Robert Shaw ran an interception return 61 yards for Sam Houston State's first touchdown of a 47-7 blowout against Nicholls State.
Tim Flanders ran for two touchdowns and Richard Sincere ran for one more as the Bearkats (6-0, 3-0 Southland) shut out the Colonels (1-6, 0-3) until almost the final minute.
Nicholls State finally scored with 1:01 left when LaQuintin Caston found Jesse Turner with a 12-yard touchdown pass.
The Bearkats' Brian Bell led the game in passing, completing 14 of 20 for 128 yards and a touchdown. Caston threw 4 for 6 for 36 yards.
Miguel Antonio added a field goal for Sam Houston State while Kash David grabbed a safety.
No. 13 James Madison 34, Villanova 10 -- Box Score | Full Recap
HARRISONBURG, Va. -- Trailing 10-6 midway through the third quarter, James Madison erupted for four touchdowns -- two each in the third and fourth quarters -- and pulled away from Villanova for a 34-10 victory in Colonial Athletic Association play.
Jordan Anderson ran for three touchdowns for the Dukes (5-2, 3-1), two in the decisive second half. He scored on a 1-yard plunge in the third quarter when James Madison took the lead for good, and an 8-yard run in the fourth quarter to close the scoring. The Dukes rushed for 253 yards, 19 yards more than Villanova's total offensive output.
Dustin Thomas' 25-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Miles in the second quarter gave the Wildcats (1-6, 0-4) an early lead. But in the second half, James Madison redshirt freshman quarterback Jace Edwards threw the first two touchdown passes of his career, including an 80-yarder to Kerby Long.
Matt Brown threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score for the Redbirds (4-3). Brown threw for 133 yards, while Illinois State finished with 228 yards rushing.
South Dakota's Dante Warren was sacked six times and completed five passes in 16 attempts for only 25 yards. No South Dakota receiver had more than one catch and none had double figures in receiving yards.
The Coyotes (4-3) managed 108 yards in total offense, most of which came in a 16-play, 91-yard drive that ended in Kevin Robb's 20-yard field goal just before halftime to make the score 7-3.
Brown threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Tyrone Walker in the third quarter, then Leggett scored from 13 yards for a 21-3 Illinois State lead. Leggett scored a 12-yard TD with 1:29 to play.
Rhode Island (1-5, 0-3) answered on a 25-yard touchdown pass from Robert Bensten to Anthony Baskerville to close the gap. Then late in the third quarter, Bensten threw an interception from his own 4-yad line to seal Rhode Island's fate. Maine's Vinson Givans ran back the interception 12 yards for a 27-7 lead.
The Rams tacked on two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but it was too late.
Smith finished with 233 yards and three touchdowns on 18 of 26 passing.
Brown led the Rams with 103 yards on 29 carries.
Liberty 63, No. 20 Coastal Carolina 27 -- Box Score | Full Recap
LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Liberty scored 42 points in the first half and coasted the rest of the way, beating Coastal Carolina 63-27 in Big South action.
The Flames (4-3, 2-0) rushed for six touchdowns, two each by Aldreakis Allen, quarterback Mike Brown and Desmond Rice. The first score, a 5-yarder by Brown just 21 seconds into the game, was set up by a career-long 59-yard run by Sirchauncey Holloway. Brown also threw two scoring passes, one a 50-yarder to Pat Kelly.
After Liberty took that 42-0 lead, the Chanticleers (4-2, 1-1) finally got on the board with two touchdown passes by Aramis Hillary. The second was a 44-yarder to Adrian Kelly. But Liberty promptly responded.
The Flames scored three unanswered touchdowns, the last coming on a blocked punt that was recovered in the end zone by Bobby Partilla.
Central Arkansas 21, No. 17 McNeese State 18 -- Box Score | Full Recap
CONWAY, Ark. -- Nathan Dick threw for 201 yards and two touchdowns as Central Arkansas held on for a 21-18 victory against McNeese State.
The Bears (4-3, 3-1 Southland) scored all of their points in the first half. The first touchdown came when Dick connected with Dominque Croom on an 81-yard pass early in the first quarter. The second came later that quarter when he found Brett Soft for 25 yards.
The biggest play for Central Arkansas was early in the second quarter when linebacker Frank Newsome picked up a fumble and ran it 98 yards for the touchdown.
Javaris Murray ran for the Cowboys' (3-3, 2-1) only first-half touchdown. They trailed 21-7 at halftime.
In the second half, the Cowboys' Josh Lewis kicked a field goal and Cody Stroud threw a touchdown pass to DeVio Edmonson, with Andre Anderson running in for a two-point conversion. But it was not enough.
No. 21 Indiana State 46, Western Illinois 24 -- Box Score | Full Recap
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Shakir Bell ran for 213 yards and three touchdowns to lead Indiana State to a 46-24 victory against Western Illinois.
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Ronnie Fouch completed only six passes in 21 attempts -- but four went for touchdowns for the Sycamores (5-2, 3-1 Missouri Valley). All were at least 32 yards, with the longest an 80-yarder to Alex Jones.
Bell's touchdown runs of 51 and 47 yards in the fourth quarter put the game out of reach for the Sycamores after Western Illinois had pulled within 33-24. Bell, who carried 21 times, also scored from 6 yards in the first quarter.
Josh Hudson was 23 of 35 for 269 yards and two touchdowns, both to Aaron Muhammad for the Leathernecks (2-4, 1-2). Terriun Crump caught eight passes for 111 yards, his fifth 100-yard game this season.
No. 23 Towson 39, No. 22 Old Dominion 35 -- Box Score | Full Recap
NORFOLK, Va. -- Grant Enders threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to Tom Ryan on fourth-and-29 with 1:07 left in the game, sealing Towson's 39-35 comeback win against Old Dominion.
The Old Dominion defense had just sacked Enders and backup quarterback Peter Athens on consecutive plays prior to the game-winning pass. The Monarchs (5-1, 3-0 Colonial Athletic Association) had one final possession, but the Towson defense came up with two sacks of its own, followed by Kenton Powell's interception of Taylor Heinicke to seal it.
Enders scored on an 8-yard run and Leonard Kinnard connected with Mike Evans for the two-point conversion just two minutes before the game-winner, starting the 15-0 fourth quarter run that won it.
Enders threw for 314 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Terrance West added 151 yards and two scores for the Tigers.
Heinicke had 360 yards, three scores and an interception for Old Dominion (5-2, 2-2).
No. 23 Jackson State 17, Mississippi Valley State 16 -- Box Score | Full Recap
ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Tommy Gooden ran for a touchdown and Casey Therriault threw for another as Jackson State rallied to beat Mississippi Valley State 17-16.
After a Jabril Smith field goal drew Jackson State (6-1, 4-1 Southwest Athletic Conference) within three points at 6-3. Tommy Gooden capped off a 5-play, 80-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run that gave the Tigers a 10-6 lead early in the third quarter.
Marin Pittman's 45-yard run put MVSU (0-7, 0-6) back on top 13-10 but Therriault connected with Gooden 30 seconds later on a 75-yard touchdown pass that gave Jackson State the lead for good.
Gooden finished with 88 yards on 12 carries and 101 yards receiving while Therriault added 71 yards on the ground and 254 through the air.
MVSU ran the ball well racking up 229 rushing yards but the Delta Devils committed 14 penalties and only converted 4 of 15 on third downs.