Dukes’ six turnovers costly in upset loss
NEW HAMPSHIRE 35, JAMES MADISON 24
Evan Horn and Rick Ellison returned interceptions for firsthalf touchdowns, and New Hampshire (3-6, 2-4 CAA) upset James Madison, 35-24, in Durham, N.H.
The Dukes (6-3, 4-2), ranked third in the Football Championship Subdivision coaches poll, outgained UNH 486-315 but had six turnovers, including four interceptions, while the Wildcats were turnover-free and racked up five sacks.
UMASS 62, LIBERTY 59 (3OT): Cooper Garcia kicked a field goal that made the difference in Amherst, Mass.
With the score tied at 59 in the third overtime, Jarell Addo intercepted a pass by Stephen Calvert, denying Liberty (4-4) a scoring opportunity. Garcia booted a 22yard field goal to give the Minutemen (4-6) the victory.
MAINE 35, TOWSON 28: Ramon Jefferson ran for a late touchdown, and the Black Bears’ defense stopped the Tigers (6-3, 4-2 CAA) just shy of the goal line in Towson, Md. Maine improved to 6-3, 5-1. BOWIE STATE 49, ELIZABETH CITY 7: Amir Hall continued his standout senior season by passing for 333 yards and four touchdowns as host Bowie State dominated Elizabeth City
The Bulldogs (8-2, 5-1 CIAA) shut out the Vikings (1-7, 0-6) until the final seconds.
Bowie State will play Fayetteville State in the CIAA championship Saturday in Salem, Va.
HOWARD 31, FLORIDA A&M 23: In Washington, Dedrick Parson had 26 carries for 149 yards and a touchdown as the Bison (4-4, 4-2 MEAC) snapped the Rattlers’ five-game winning streak. Florida A&M dropped to 6-3, 5-1.
HAMPTON 51, N.Y. MARITIME 10: Delmon Williams threw for three touchdowns and 210 yards for the Pirates (5-3) against the Division-III Privateers (6-3) in Hampton, Va.
MERCHANT MARINE 44, CATHOLIC 10: The Cardinals (0-9, 0-6 NEWMAC) were held to minus-36 rushing yards in an ugly loss in Washington against the conference-leading Mariners (7-1, 5-1).
HUSSON 63, GALLAUDET 2: Corey Brandon threw for 404 yards and five touchdowns — including 249 yards and four touchdowns to Kyle Gaudet — as the Eagles (7-2, 6-0 ECFC) routed the Bison (3-4, 3-2) in Bangor, Maine.
SHEPHERD 25, CHARLESTON 20: Antwan Squire caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from Tyson Bagent with 12:36 remaining for the final points in a back-andforth game in Charleston, W.Va.
In the fourth quarter, the Rams (7-2, 7-2 MEC) forced Charleston (5-5, 5-4) into two punts and a turnover on downs.