Old Dominion races past Campbell 42-14, more area scores
Taylor Heinicke threw three touchdown passes and teammates Antonio Vaughan and Larry Pinkard each finished with over 150 yards receiving Saturday as Old Dominion downed Campbell 42-14.
Vaughan caught eight passes for 171 yards. Pinkard caught six passes for 156 yards with the longest reception being a game-high 74 yards for the Monarchs (8-3). David Washington threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Vaughan with 5:13 left in the fourth quarter for the final score of the game. Heinicke was 23 of 29 for 341 yards passing, after averaging 355.1 yards passing per game.
Brian Hudson threw for 278 yards and one touchdown for Campbell (2-9) in the Fighting Camels first game against an FBS member in program history. Campbell pushed back its regular season finale against rival Davidson to November 23rd after the late addition of the matchup with Old Dominion.
N.C. A&T 41, Savannah St. 14
GREENSBORO (AP) — Tarik Cohn and Ricky Lewis ran for two touchdowns apiece as North Carolina A&T rolled to a win over Savannah State (1-11, 0-8) on Saturday.
Cohen had two of his scores, including a 49-yarder, in the first half as the Aggies (6-4, 3-4 MEAC) raced to a 35-0 lead.
Cohen, a freshman, finished with 98 yards on just 10 carries to break the 1,000-yard barrier. He is just the seventh Bulldog to reach that milestone.
Lewis Kindle completed 14 of 15 passes for NC A&T for 234 yards and a short touchdown pass to Denzel Keyes just before intermission. The 93.3-percent completion percentage set a school record.
The Aggies had great balance with 230 yards on the ground. Defensively they limited Savannah State to 19 yards on 20 attempts.
Appalachian St. 33, Wofford 21
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Marcus Cox rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns — all after halftime — as Appalachian State came from behind to defeat Wofford on Saturday, eliminating the Terriers from a share of the Southern Conference championship.
Trailing 14-10 after two quarters, the Mountaineers (3-8, 3-4 Southern) scored on their first four possessions after halftime, meanwhile holding Wofford to two three-and-outs and a fumble.
Cox started the comeback with a TD from the 1, boosting Appalachian St. into the lead 17-14. After a Wofford fumble at the 17, Cox scored again from the 3 and capped his scoring by carrying the ball 10 times on a 15-play drive to make the score 33-14 with 5:36 to play.
Wofford (5-5, 4-3), with one game remaining, can't catch conference leaders Chattanooga and Samford.
With seven catches, Brian Peacock becomes Appalachian State's all-time receiving leader.
Gardner-Webb 27, Charleston Southern 10
BOILING SPRINGS (AP) — Lucas Beatty threw for a touchdown and Jordan Day nailed three field goals as Gardner-Webb defeated Charleston Southern Saturday.
Beatty was 20 of 33 for 134 yards. Day hit a field goal from 34 yards and two from 26 yards. Kenny Cook caught Beatty's lone touchdown pass, a 4-yarder, to cap a 12-play, 86-yard drive in the second quarter. The Runnin' Bulldogs (6-5, 1-3 Big South) scored 20 unanswered points in the first half.
Charleston Southern (10-2, 3-1) scored early in the third when Elijah Lee intercepted a Beatty pass and returned it 17 yards for a Buccaneers touchdown. But Gardner-Webb's J.J. Hubbard answered with a TD on the following possession on an 87-yard kickoff return.
N.C. Central 24, Norfolk St. 13
DURHAM (AP) — Andre Clarke rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown as North Carolina Central rallied to beat Norfolk State on Saturday.
Quarterback Jordan Reid scored the first Eagle touchdown in the first quarter on a 1-yard rush after driving 70 yards in 12 plays. He was 8 of 16 for 103 yards passing on the day.
Clarke's rushing TD came with under two minutes to go in the first half as the Eagles (5-6, 3-4 MEAC) trailed 13-7. An Oleg Parent field goal from 25 yards in the third gave the Eagles a 4-point lead. Then, early in the fourth quarter, NC Central blocked a Cameron Marouf field goal attempt from 29 yards and C.J. Moore returned it 70 yards for the final Eagles score.
Spartan QB Tyler Clark was 19 of 31 for 146 yards and one touchdown, a 4-yard toss to wide receiver DeAndre Sangster.
Georgia Southern 38, Elon 20
ELON (AP) — Kevin Ellison rushed for 163 yards on 14 carries to lead Georgia Southern to a victory over Elon Saturday.
Ellison, who ran for two touchdowns, also threw for 104 yards.
Elon (2-8, 1-6 Southern) took an early lead on two John Gallagher field goals. That changed quickly when Ellison broke for a 53-yard touchdown run to give Georgia Southern (6-4, 4-4) a 7-6 lead with 2:09 remaining in the first. The Eagles extended that to 17-6 at the half on an Irving Huggins score, from 2 yards out, and a Koo Younghoe field goal. Huggins had three touchdowns and 67 yards rushing.
This was Georgia State's final game in the Southern Conference as the Eagles will be moving to the Sun Belt Conference.