Liberty trips Indiana State
VMI’s offense is silenced in defeat at Robert Morrus
LYNCHBURG — Corbin Jackson leaped just high enough to get his right hand up to block a 23-yard field goal attempt as time expired to secure Liberty’s 42-41 win over Indiana State on Saturday night.
It appeared Liberty (3-0) had won when Indiana State’s Cade Sparks threw incomplete on fourth down with 1:04 left in the game, but Liberty had called time out and the Sycamores got another chance from Liberty’s 48.
Sparks responded with three straight completions, setting up Jerry Nunez to boot the game winner. But Jackson got the block.
Robert Morris 23, VMI 0: Jimmy Walker passed for 291 yards and three touchdowns to help the Colonials beat the visiting Keydets.
The Robert Morris defense forced three turnovers and limited VMI to 182 yards.
Walker hit Warren Robinson for a 39-yard gain and then, after a short run by Harrison Dreher, connected with Brandon Magee on a 23-yard pass to make it 7-0 with 13:35 left in the first quarter.
VMI fell to 0-3.
Hampton 59, Livingstone 0: Yahkee Johnson rushed for 132 yards and three touchdowns, Aulden Knight had 106 receiving and two scores and Hampton blanked visiting Livingstone.
Hampton remained perfect in 10 meetings against the Division II Blue Bears (0-3) after holding Livingstone to just 105 yards offense.
Johnson averaged 11 yards on his 12 carries, including a 73-yard scoring run.
Knight averaged 21 yards on his five receptions, including a catch good for 51 yards.
The Pirates (2-1) spent most of the first half in Livingstone’s end of the field, starting only one of their five opening-half touchdown drives in their own territory. Two of the drives began after interceptions by Raheim Huskey and Brendan Cole.
38, Hampden-Sydney 29: Alec Cobb had 317 yards passing and four touchdowns as Hampden-Sydney outgained visiting Wisconsin-Platteville, but three lost fumbles doomed the Tigers as the Pioneers came back on two different occasions.
Hampden-Sydney (1-2) started fast on offense, as Cobb found Cam Johnson twice on the Tigers’ first two offensive drives, and later hit Major Morgan twice in the second quarter on connections that gave Hampden-Sydney a 29-21 halftime lead.
But the Tigers left the door open on multiple occasions for the Pioneers (2-0) to get back into the game with fumble troubles.
The Pioneers took a 14-13 lead early in the second quarter on the heels of a Hampden-Sydney fumble as Wyatt Thompson rumbled into the end zone on a 19-yard run.
The second half was all Wisconsin-Platteville, and after Tyler Blang found Zack Rappel on a 32-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 29-28, Michael Pratl converted a 24-yard field goal after another Hampden-Sydney fumble that gave the Pioneers the lead for good.
Catholic 25, RandolphMacon 20: The Yellow Jackets outscored the host Cardinals by 14 in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a 19point halftime deficit.
Quarterback Alejandro Ros had two of his three touchdown passes in the first half for Catholic (2-1) as it went into halftime with a 19-0 lead.
Eric Hoy put RandolphMacon (2-1) on the board with a 1-yard run in the third quarter. Quarterback Joe McBride had two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter as the Yellow Jackets cut their deficit to 5 with 2:18 left. But Randolph-Macon never got the ball back, and Catholic held on.
Winston-Salem State 21, Virginia Union 20: The visiting Rams held the Panthers out of the end zone in the second half.
Winston-Salem State (2-1) struck first with a touchdown pass from
Rod Tinsley to Darren Dowdell. But Virginia Union’s Lavatiae Kelly returned a blocked punt 60 yards for a score, and Darius Taylor rushed for a 9-yard touchdown to give the Panthers (1-2) a 14-7 lead, which they carried into the break.
Virginia Union managed only two Jefferson Souza field goals in the second half, however, and rushing touchdowns by Kerrion Moore and Tinsley carried the Rams to the win.
Bridgewater 52, Apprentice 0: Led by Malivai Barker’s 134 rushing yards and two touchdowns, the Eagles improved to 3-0 with a win over the Builders (1-2), outgaining them 436-211 in a home win.
Hobart 56, Shenandoah 30: Hayden Bauserman continued his strong start for the Hornets (2-1), with 303 yards passing and four touchdowns, but the Statesmen (2-1) used 368 rushing yards to dart past Shenandoah for a home win.
Frostburg State 33, Christopher Newport 30: K.J. Kearney passed for 319 yards and four touchdowns, but the Captains (2-1, 1-1 NJAC) couldn’t stop the Bobcats’ rushing attack as Frostburg State (3-0, 2-0) amassed 162 yards on the ground.
Averett 19, Ferrum 7: Tyriek Able picked off Zack Clifford and ran the interception back for a 71-yard touchdown, B.J. Robbins returned a punt 57 yards for a score, and the visiting Cougars (1-2, 1-0 USA South) defeated the Panthers despite gaining just 99 yards of total offense.
Clifford passed for 191 yards for Ferrum (2-1, 0-1), and Brian Mann added 114 yards rushing.
Washington and Lee
24, Claremont-MuddScripps 14: Walker Brand rushed for 154 yards and two touchdowns, Josh Breece added 47 yards and a score, and the visiting Generals (2-1) outran the Stags (1-1) to win their second straight game.
Maryville 56, Emory & Henry 46: Kevin Saxton passed for 239 yards and a touchdown, and the Wasps’ (1-2) rushing attack accounted for four rushing touchdowns.
But it wasn’t enough as the Scots (2-1) crushed the Emory & Henry defense for 586 yards of total offense in a shootout victory in Emory.
Montclair State 24, Southern Virginia 0: Ryan Adzima passed for three touchdowns, as the Red Hawks (1-1, 1-0 CAC) blanked the Knights (0-3, 0-3) in Buena Vista.