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Sunday, September 15, 2013
LYNCHBURG - Desmond Rice rushed for 97 yards and three touchdowns to help Liberty dominate Morgan State 38-10 Saturday night.
Liberty QB Josh Woodrum was 9 of 15 for 101 yards and one interception.
But it was the running game that gave the Flames (2-1) the winning advantage with 330 total yards rushing. Rice was joined in the backfield by Clifton Richardson who had 86 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries.
The Flames were up 28-3 at halftime and added to their lead in the second half with a Rice rushing touchdown and a John Lunsford field goal.
Morgan State's (0-3) passing game was almost non-existent.
Moses Skillon was held to just 3 completions and 28 yards. Skillon rushed for 90 yards. Freshman running back Herb Walker, Jr. scored the Bears lone touchdown in the fourth quarter after a 14-play, 75-yard drive.
Old Dominion 76, Howard 19
NORFOLK - Taylor Heinicke passed for four touchdowns and rushed for another in the first half before being rested, leading Old Dominion past Howard.
Heinicke, the 2012 Payton Award winner, hit 20 of 27 passes for 406 yards as Old Dominion (1-2) scored four times in the first quarter and three times in the second.
Old Dominion finally cracked the win column after opening the season with road losses to East Carolina and Maryland - the first two FBS teams the Monarchs have ever played.
Howard (1-2) was plagued by four turnovers - two fumbles lost and two interceptions.
Greg McGhee completed 19 of 26 pass attempts for 215 yards. William Parker led the Bison with 17 carries for 85 yards.
David Washington subbed for Heinicke and hit 5 of 6 passes for 69 yards and 2 TDs. Zach Pascal led the Monarchs receivers with 113 yards on 8 catches.
James Madison 24, Saint Francis (Pa.) 20
HARRISONBURG - Dae'Quan Scott rushed for 190 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winner with under eight minutes to play, as the Dukes defeated the Red Flash.
James Madison (2-1) quarterback Michael Birdsong completed 10 of 23 passes for 145 yards and score.
Kyle Harbridge ran for 100 yards and a score for St. Francis (0-2).
Gardner-Webb 12, Richmond 10
BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Jordan Day kicked his fourth field goal, a 30-yarder with 25 seconds left to vault the Bulldogs to a dramatic victory over the Spiders.
Richmond (1-2) took a 10-9 lead with 2:06 left when Michael Strauss found Sam Roller with a 9-yard touchdown pass.
Strauss completed 28 of 43 passes for 305 yards and a touchdown for Richmond.
Lucas Beatty completed 23 of 36 passes for 205 yards for Gardner-Webb (2-1).
Tennessee Tech 30, Hampton 27
HAMPTON - Golden Eagle quarterback Darian Stone threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Cody Matthews on a 4th-and-13 with 4:09 remaining as Tennessee Tech beat the Pirates.
Stone completed 14 of 28 pass attempts for 158 yards and a score and ran 16 times for 52 yards and another touchdown.
Hampton (0-3) quarterback Jaylian Williamson completed 22 of 36 passes for 190 yards and two scores.
Randolph-Macon 33, Averett 6
DANVILLE - Zac Naccarato threw two touchdown passes and Will McGhee ran for two scores as the Yellow Jackets outpaced the Cougars.
McGhee rushed for 123 yards on 21 carries to lead all rushers.
Naccarato completed 16 of 22 passes for 130 yards to go with his two touchdowns for Randolph-Macon (1-1).
Kirkland Brown accounted for the only score of the day for Averett (0-2) as he threw a touchdown pass in the first quarter.
Bridgewater 38, Greensboro 13
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Jacob Wright rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries and Sammy Coleman ran back an interception 95 yards for a score as the Eagles walloped the Pride.
Bridgewater (2-0) quarterback Willie Logan also rushed for a score and completed 14 of 18 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown.
Mark Graham ran for a touchdown and Mark Throndset had a touchdown pass for Greensboro (1-1).
Emory & Henry 27, Maryville (Tenn.) 21
EMORY - Kyle Boden passed for 286 yards and three touchdowns and Ryan Byrd ran back an interception 28 yards for the game-clinching score as the Emory & Henry Wasps got past the Maryville Scots.
Chad Williams, Cleo Cooper and Lucas Kirby each caught touchdown passes for Emory & henry (2-0).
Travis Felder ran for 123 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries for Maryville (1-1).
Christopher Newport 17, Hampden-Sydney 7
NEWPORT NEWS - Marcus Morrast and Paul Dukes each rushed for a touchdown in the first quarter as the Christopher Newport Captains shot out to a 17-0 lead and never looked back in a win over the Hampden-Sydney Tigers.
Nash Nance completed 45 of 72 passes for 364 yards, but was intercepted five times.
Brady Macko scored a rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter to avert the shutout for Hampden-Sydney (1-1).
Mic Edwards and Cameron Barlow each intercepted two passes for Christopher Newport (2-0).
Shaw 33, Virginia Union 21
RICHMOND - The Shaw Bears rallied from a 21-7 deficit with 26 unanswered points to score a comeback victory over the Trojans of Virginia Union.
Quinshon Odom threw for four touchdowns for Shaw (2-0), two of which were hauled in Marquise Grizzle.
Benedict 30, Virginia State 14
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Marcus Graham threw for 211 yards and three touchdowns as the Tigers defeated the Trojans in the New York Urban League Classic at the Met Life Stadium.
Rashad Land caught two touchdown passes for Benedict (2-0) in the second half to break open a 14-10 halftime score.
Jordan Anderson scored a rushing touchdown and Sean Smith returned a kickoff 86 yards for a score for Virginia State (1-1).
Gallaudet 38, Apprentice School 14
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Braxton Baker rushed for two touchdowns and BJ Flores, Mike Hantge and Ryan Bonheyo each ran for a touchdown as the Bison ran all over the Builders.
Though he did not score, Todd Bonheyo was the leading rusher for Gallaudet (2-0) with 114 yards on 23 carries. He also completed three passes for 38 yards.
Jonathan Whelan threw two touchdown passes for Apprentice School (0-2).
W.Va. Wesleyan 37, UVa-Wise 7
BUCKHANNON, W.Va. - The Cavaliers committed six turnovers and the Bobcats turned them into 30 consecutive points that broke open a tie game and allowed West Virginia Wesleyan (1-1) to win comfortably.
UVa-Wise (0-2) quarterbacks Jeremy Eubank, Ty Ryans and Cullen LaVoi combined to throw six interceptions.
James Long caught 11 passes for 160 yards and Terrance Younger added six catches for 74 yards for the Cavaliers.
Winston-Salem State 62, VU-Lynchburg 8
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Tehvyn Brantley caught three touchdown passes and Patrick Mputu ran for two touchdowns as the Rams defeated the Dragons.
Brantley had five catches for 139 yards for Winston Salem State (1-1).
Emmanuel Yeager threw a touchdown pass to DeRay Crawford to account for the only score for VU-L (0-2).
Shenandoah 43, Ferrum 29
FERRUM - Tae Gilbert rushed for three touchdowns as Ferrum (0-2) rushed out to an early 14-0 lead only to see the Hornets stage a comeback and score 14 points in the fourth quarter to put away the Panthers.
Josh Wells ran for a score and caught a touchdown pass and Andrew Smith rushed for two second-half TD's to lead the Shenandoah (1-1) attack in the second half.
Southern Virginia 24, N.C. Wesleyan 21, OT
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. - Davis Cragun kicked a 27-yard field goal in overtime to lead the Knights over the Bishops.
Andy Jones and Nate Caldwell both had touchdown runs in the fourth quarter for Southern Virginia (1-1), that staked them to a 21-13 lead late.
However, NC Wesleyan (0-2) quarterback Robbie Lanier threw a touchdown pass with eight seconds left in regulation to force the overtime period.
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