Tarik Cohen (Bunn) ran for 144 yards on 36 carries and N.C. A&T scored twice on defense to beat Delaware State 33-20 on Saturday.
N.C. A&T (6-2, 3-1 MEAC) went up 7-0 on Marquell Cartwright’s (High Point Andrews) 4-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Later in the frame, D’Vonte Grant (Mallard Creek) blocked a punt inside Delaware State territory and Jerome Beatty (Vance) recovered for a touchdown to make it 14-0.
In the second, Marlon Kelly’s pass was picked off by defensive lineman Angelo Keyes (Kinston), who went 55 yards for another score and the Aggies led 24-0 at half.
Delaware State (2-6, 2-2) got on the board in the fourth quarter on Lamar Shaw’s 2-yard touchdown run and two Gilbert Rivera touchdown passes.
Morgan State 21, N.C. Central 20: Robert Council hit Andrew King on a 15-yard scoring strike with 32 seconds left in the game for host Morgan State (4-3, 3-1 MEAC).
Morgan State was trailing 20-7 with 12:34 remaining. The Bears drove 58 yards and scored when Herb Walker, Jr. ran it in from the 4. NCCU (3-4, 2-1) got to the Morgan State 34 where Eric Fenton missed a 51-yard field goal. The Bears drove 66 yards in 10 plays to get the winning score.
Stony Brook 20, Elon 3: Stacey Bedell ran for 118 yards and a touchdown for the visiting Seawolves (4-4, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association).
Elon fell to 1-6, 0-3.
Winston-Salem State 36, Saint Augustine’s 13: Maurice Lewis (Lumberton) rushed for two touchdowns for the hosts (6-1), who won despite Rudy Johnson throwing three interceptions.
Campbell 28, Davidson 27: David Salmon (Middle Creek)directed two late touchdown drives and Aaron Nichols’ interception set up the go-ahead score for the hosts (4-3, 4-0 Pioneer).
Davidson (1-7, 0-4) suffered its seventh straight loss.
Livingstone 21, Shaw 20: Drew Powell tied the score with 5 minutes, 51 seconds left on a 30-yard run, and Leonardo Manzo’s kick won it for the host Blue Bears (4-2).
Marquise Grizzle scored twice for Shaw (2-4).
Appalachian State 53, Troy 14: Marcus Cox ran 16 times for 123 yards and three touchdowns for visiting Appalachian State’s first Sun Belt victory.
After building a 26-14 halftime lead, Appalachian State (2-5, 1-2 Sun Belt) scored 27 straight points, ending its four-game losing streak.
The Mountaineers outrushed Troy 441-79 with four different players gaining at least 80 yards on the ground. Ricky Fergeson (Fuquay-Varina) ran 10 times for 107 yards and Terrence Upshaw added 82 yards rushing.
Wofford 24, Samford 20: Lorenzo Long rushed for 128 yards and quarterback Michael Weimer scored on a 1-yard sneak with 4:34 left for visiting Wofford.
After Warren Handrahan’s 34-yard field goal gave Samford a 20-17 lead early in the fourth, Weimer orchestrated a 15 play, 75-yard scoring drive that turned out to be the difference for the Terriers (4-3, 2-1 Southern Conference).
Michael Eubank went 32 of 43 for 305 yards and one rushing touchdown to lead Samford (3-3, 2-2).
Chattanooga 34, The Citadel 14: Jacob Huesman threw for 163 yards, ran for 84 more, and had three total touchdowns for visiting Chattanooga.
All three of Huesman’s touchdowns came in the first half, including a 66-yard bomb to C.J. Board 19 seconds into the game, as the Mocs (4-3, 3-0 Southern Conference) opened up a 31-0 halftime lead.
Aaron Miller (Clover) put The Citadel on the board with a 2-yard quarterback sneak early in the third. Miller had 75 yards rushing and Vinny Miller added 60 yards to lead the Bulldogs (2-5, 0-2), who were held to 236 total yards.
Gardner-Webb 47, VMI 41 (2OT): Lucas Beatty (Olympic) threw five touchdown passes, including the game-winner, to lead visiting Gardner-Webb.
Kenny Cook caught a 25-yard touchdown reception from Beatty in the second overtime, one play after Dillon Christopher missed a 36-yard field goal for VMI. Paul Schumacher forced overtime with a 43-yard field goal for Gardner-Webb with 4 seconds left.
Beatty passed for 430 yards for Gardner-Webb (4-3, 1-3 Big South), finding Cook 12 times for 251 yards and two touchdowns.
Al Cobb threw for 351 yards and six touchdowns for VMI (1-7, 1-2 Southern). Doug Burton (Cardinal Gibbons) caught six balls for 85 yards and a score.
Presbyterian 7, Charleston Southern 3: DaRon Dickey and Shonquille Byers (Gaffney) had interceptions and visiting Presbyterian (4-3, 1-1 Big South) recorded three sacks and eight tackles for loss.
Demarcus Rouse accounted for 66 of 70 yards on Presbyterian’s opening drive, including a 48-yard touchdown run.
It stayed 7-0 until 1:29 left in the half, when Charleston Southern (5-2, 0-1) went 36 yards on six plays, settling for David Kennedy’s 27-yard field goal.
Fayetteville State 34, Johnson C. Smith 14: The hosts (3-4, 3-1 CIAA) won their third straight game behind two rushing touchdowns from Corbin Rascoe and a rushing and passing touchdown from Jemeryn Jenkins.
The Golden Bulls are 1-6, 0-4.
Lenoir-Rhyne 23, Newberry 10: The visiting Bears (7-0, 4-0 South Atlantic) took the lead for good on a 70-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Placid Ajoku in the second quarter.
Wingate 43, Brevard 21: The visiting Bulldogs (5-2, 2-2 South Atlantic) posted 388 yards of offense and recorded four takeaways and a defensive TD.
Sophomore Kyle Johnson (Hickory) tied a career high by throwing three touchdowns, and also ran for a score.
Brevard fullback Jordan Ollis had two rushing touchdowns for the Tornados (0-7, 0-4).
Western Carolina 35, Mercer 21: Spearman Robinson caught three touchdown passes from Troy Mitchell for the visiting Catamounts (5-2). Jaleel Lorquet also returned a fumble recovery 10 yards for an early Western Carolina score.
Catawba 30, UNC Pembroke 17: The visiting Indians (4-3) overcame an early 14-6 deficit with two touchdowns and a field goal in the second quarter.
UNC Pembroke is 1-5.