Towson thwarted by Blue Hens

TD pass with 30 sec­onds left sinks Tigers, 40-36; Mor­gan State routed, 38-3

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Pat Ke­hoe threw a 3-yard TD pass to Vinny Pa­pale with 30 sec­onds left and host Delaware held off Towson’s fi­nal drive for a 40-36 win Sat­ur­day.

Towson’s Shane Simp­son re­turned the kick­off 63 yards to the Delaware 33 and Tom Flacco’s 17-yard pass to Sam Gal­la­han gave the Tigers a first down at the 16, but the Blue Hens (6-2, 4-1 Colo­nial Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion) held strong as the Tigers fin­ished with four in­com­plete passes.

Towson (6-2, 4-1), which en­tered the game ranked 10th in the Foot­ball Cham­pi­onship Sub­di­vi­sion coaches’ poll, had won six straight games.

Delaware erased a 28-13 deficit with three straight touch­downs, capped by Kani Kane’s 1-yard score that made it 33-28 with 8:17 left in the game. Towson an­swered with a 13-play, 70-yard drive to re­take the lead near the two-minute mark, but DeJoun Lee’s 47-yard kick­off re­turn set up the Hens at the Towson 36.

Ke­hoe had 305 pass­ing yards, four touch­downs and one in­ter­cep­tion. Pa­pale caught eight passes for 142 yards and two scores. Shane Simp­son ran for 123 yards and a touch­down and caught three passes for 49 yards for the Tigers.

FLORIDA A&M 38, MOR­GAN STATE 3: The host Rat­tlers (6-2, 5-0 Mid-Eastern Ath­letic Con­fer­ence) scored 38 straight points and routed the Bears (2-6, 1-5).

Alex Raya made a 29-yard field goal with 13:06 left in the game for Mor­gan State’s only score. FAMU’s Ryan Stan­ley com­pleted 14 of 22 passes for 163 yards and three touch­down passes.

BOWIE STATE 35, LIN­COLN (PA.) 14: Amir Hall com­pleted 24 of 42 passes for 306 yards, four touch­down passes and one in­ter­cep­tion to lead the vis­it­ing Bull­dogs (702, 4-1 Cen­tral In­ter­col­le­giate Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion) past the Lions (1-8, 1-4).

Do­minique Rogers in­ter­cepted Hall and re­turns it for a 50-yard touch­down to give Lin­coln (Pa.) 7-0 lead with 7:23 re­main­ing in first quar­ter.

Lin­coln pushed its lead to 14-0 at the 4:27 mark of the se­cond quar­ter, when the Lions blocked a Bull­dogs punt and scored.

Mon­tez Clay (Dunbar) caught a 68-yard touch­down pass from Hall to pull Bowie State within 14-7 with 4:08 left in the se­cond quar­ter. Bull­dogs get a quick two as Der­rick Tate and Tay­lor John­son score on a safety to trim deficit to 14-9 with 3:06 left be­fore half­time.

Bowie State took a 15-14 lead with 44 sec­onds left in se­cond quar­ter on a Hall-to-Ge­or­dan Clark for a touch­down.

JOHNS HOP­KINS 27, MUH­LEN­BERG 16:The host Blue Jays (7-1, 6-1 Cen­ten­nial Con­fer­ence) took a 21-0 lead in the first half and held off the Mules (7-1, 6-1) to win.

The Blue Jays scored touch­downs on three of their six first-half pos­ses­sions to grab the 21-point half­time lead that they would never re­lin­quish. Hop­kins’ David Tam­maro went 19-for-39 for 262 yards and two touch­down passes. He also had 16 car­ries for 46 yards and one rush­ing touch­down.

The Blue Jay de­fense, which forced six turnovers in a game for the first time since 2010, made four in­ter­cep­tions, to­taled three sacks and lim­ited Muh­len­berg to four of 14 on third-down chances. The Blue Jays also had 11 pass breakups on the day.

SAL­IS­BURY 45, ROWAN 7: Jack Nav­it­sky had 15 car­ries for 103 yards and three touch­downs and the vis­it­ing Sea Gulls (8-0, 7-0 New Jer­sey Ath­letic Con­fer­ence) routed the Profs (5-3, 4-3).

The Sal­is­bury de­fense held Rowan to 145 to­tal yards and forced one turnover. Harold Kwigova led the de­fen­sive ef­fort with seven to­tal tack­les and four tack­les for loss while Sean Car­roll had his third in­ter­cep­tion of the sea­son.

Nav­it­sky scored on the open­ing drive cap­ping a six-play 72-yard drive, as he raced into the end zone from 49 yards out for his fifth rush­ing touch­down of the sea­son.

Con­nor Cox (South River) com­pleted 12 of 15 passes for 201 yards and five touch­down passes to lead the host Bob­cats (7-0, 6-0 New Jer­sey) past the Knights (2-6, 1-6).

Cox also had four car­ries for 20 yards and a touch­down run.

Frost­burg State scored nine touch­downs on 14 pos­ses­sions, while the Bob­cats de­fense al­lowed the Knights into FSU ter­ri­tory just four times. Frost­burg’s de­fense held SVU to less than 10 of­fen­sive yards on 11 of 14 drives and the vis­i­tors punted the ball eight times, fum­bled twice and threw one in­ter­cep­tion.

The last time Frost­burg State went 7-0 was 1994.

URSINUS 30, MCDANIEL 14: The vis­it­ing Bears (5-3, 4-3 Cen­ten­nial Con­fer­ence) scored the first 23 points and routed the Green Ter­ror (3-5, 2-5). Is­sac Mur­ray (Atholton) had 24 car­ries for 137 yards for McDaniel.

Ursinus had 424 yards of to­tal of­fense to McDaniel’s 292.

FROST­BURG STATE 61, SOUTH­ERN VIR­GINIA 7:

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