East Tennessee State moves to 4-0 in SoCon
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Tyree Robinson returned an interception 42 yards for a score, and J.J. Jerman kicked a collegiate careerhigh four field goals as East Tennessee State University beat The Citadel 26-23 Saturday.
Tied at 16 in the fourth quarter, the Buccaneers (6-1, 4-0 Southern Conference) converted two third downs before Jerman’s fourth field goal, a go-ahead 36-yarder with 4:02 to play that tied ETSU’s single-game record for field goals. Jerman also kicked field goals of 46, 40 and 31 yards.
Robinson picked off Jordan Black’s pass on fourth-and-5 on the Bulldogs’ next drive and returned it for the score, sealing the win. It was Robinson’s second interception of the game and his third pick in two games.
Former Cleveland High School quarterback Austin Henrink was 15-of-20 passing for 169 yards with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Kobe Kelley.
Black was 15-of-23 for 188 yards and ran for a touchdown for The Citadel (1-4, 1-3).
› Furman 34, Wofford 14 GREENVILLE, S.C. — Harris Roberts passed for three touchdowns and ran for two as the Paladins upset the Terriers, who are ranked in the top 10 of both Football Championship Subdivision polls.
Furman (2-3, 2-1) led 21-7 at halftime against Wofford (4-2, 3-1), which is ranked No. 4 by coaches and tied for sixth in the STATS FCS poll.
Andre Stoddard’s 6-yard touchdown run cut the Terriers’ deficit to 27-14 late in the third quarter, but Roberts capped the scoring with a 1-yard plunge in the final period.
Roberts finished with 235 yards on 16-of-19 passing and added 32 yards on 14 carries.
› Samford 73, VMI 22 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Devlin Hodges passed for 438 yards and six touchdowns and added a seventh on the ground as the Bulldogs cruised for most of the afternoon.
Virginia Military Insitute (0-6, 0-5) took a 9-7 lead in the first quarter after Reece Udinski’s 72-yard touchdown pass to Javeon Lara, but Hodges found Kelvin McKnight to cap a 13-play, 75-yard drive that gave Samford (3-4, 2-2) the lead for good.
VMI cut its deficit to 28-22 with 6:30 left in the first half, but Hodges answered by hitting Chris Shelling for his second touchdown of the half, and DeMarcus Ware scored from the 1 to make it 42-22 with Mitchell Fineran’s extra-point kick.
› Yale 35, Mercer 28
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Kurt Rawlings passed for 344 yards and four touchdowns as Yale held off Mercer in the first meeting between the programs.
J.P. Shohfi hauled in two of those touchdown tosses for the Ivy League’s Bulldogs while totaling six catches for 152 yards. Reed Klubnik added seven catches for 86 yards and a score for Yale (3-2), which led 28-14 at halftime.
Calhoun High School graduate Kaelan Riley threw touchdown passes of 12 and 35 yards in the second half to help Mercer (3-3) close the gap. He finished with 333 passing yards and three touchdowns.