Campbell comes back for 19-18 win over Stetson
Brian Hudson ran for an 11-yard touchdown with 1:07 left, leading Campbell to a 19-18 comeback victory over Stetson on Saturday.
Campbell (2-7, 1-5 Pioneer) trailed by two possessions after a 61-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tentler to Rob Coggin extended Stetson's lead to 18-7 with 5:12 left. But Jonathon Rogers returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for a score to cut the lead to 18-13.
Campbell then forced a three-and-out and got the ball back on its own 32-yard line with just over three minutes to play. Hudson led the offense 68 yards down the field for the game-winning score, converting a fourth-and-9 with a 10-yard run along the way.
Stetson (1-7, 0-5) took an 11-7 lead with just under 10 minutes remaining on a 33-yard touchdown run by Ryan Tentler but elected to go for two and failed the conversion.
Rob Coggin had 113 yards receiving for Stetson.
North Carolina A&T 59, Virginia University 12
GREENSBORO (AP) — Tarik Cohen ran for 130 yards and scored one of the six total rushing touchdowns for North Carolina A&T as they moved past Virginia University of Lynchburg Saturday.
The Aggies (5-3) faced an early 6-0 deficit, but stormed back quickly as Lewis Kindle threw touchdown passes to Darren Bullock and Joseph Spann. The next six touchdowns for NC A&T came on the ground as Desmond Lawrence, Ricky Lewis, Cohen, Dominique Drake and Kwashaun Quick each found the end zone to fuel the rout.
The Dragons (2-6) led early in the first quarter when Emmanuel Yeager hit Devon Stewart for a 54-yard touchdown on their first play of their first possession.
NC A&T forced seven turnovers, picking off Yeager three times and recovering four fumbles.
Bethune-Cookman 38, North Carolina Central 14
DURHAM (AP) — Isidore Jackson rushed for a season-high 182 yards and a touchdown, leading Bethune-Cookman to a MEAC victory over North Carolina Central on Saturday.
Jackson became the all-time leading rusher in school history as the Wildcats (8-1, 5-0) won their 18th consecutive conference game.
The Wildcats held a 17-0 lead at halftime, highlighted by a 31-yard touchdown pass from Quentin Williams to Eddie Poole.
Bethune-Cookman added three second-half rushing touchdowns while the defense stifled the Eagles throughout the game, logging two interceptions and limiting North Carolina Central (4-5, 2-3) to 137 yards of total offense.
Thomas Dixon returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown to put the Eagles on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter.
Mercer 51, Davidson 26
DAVIDSON (AP) — JeTarii Donald had 261 yards from scrimmage and three total touchdowns while Mercer rushed for 397 yards to beat Davidson on Saturday.
Donald shined again in relief of Payton Usher, who is still recovering from a concussion suffered last week against Campbell. Donald's 4-yard touchdown run with 14:07 to go in the game broke the game open, giving Mercer a 37-20 lead.
The Bears (8-1, 4-1) remain in the hunt for the regular season championship.
Davidson (0-9, 0-6) managed 171 yards rushing — 100 more than its season average. Robert Klein had 110 yards on 14 carries and William Morris added seven catches for 141 yards for the Wildcats.
Gardner-Webb 51, Warner 14
BOILING SPRINGS (AP) — Lucas Beatty threw a pair of touchdowns in a prolific offensive attack that led Gardner-Webb to a rout of Warner on Saturday.
Beatty was 14-of-21 for 231 yards. His favorite target, wide receiver Kenny Cook, had eight receptions for 179 yards and two touchdowns. Freshman running back Rodrick Talley carried nine times for 107 yards and a touchdown. The win breaks a three-game losing streak for Gardner-Webb (5-4, 0-2).
The first half ended with a modest 24-14 Gardner-Webb lead. But the Runnin' Bulldogs would score four unanswered touchdowns in the second half, including one by the defense, a 32-yard interception return by Brandon Swayze in the fourth quarter.
Coastal Carolina 50, Charlotte 25
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Lorenzo Taliaferro ran for three touchdowns and Alex Ross returned from a sprained foot to fire a pair of touchdown passes as undefeated Coastal Carolina (9-0, 3-0) turned away Charlotte (4-5), 50-25, in a non-conference game Saturday.
Ross fired a five-yard pass to Matt Hazel to end the first quarter and found DeMario Bennett from 39 yards out in the second. The Chanticleers came into the game as the highest scoring team in FCS, averaging 47 points per game.
The win sets up a Big South showdown next week at Charleston Southern between the conference's two remaining unbeaten teams.
Kalif Phillips carried 15 times for 132 yards and a touchdown for the 49ers.
Chattanooga 35, Appalachian St. 28
BOONE (AP) — Nakevion Leslie's interception for a tie-breaking touchdown capped a 35-28 rally for Chattanooga against Appalachian State Saturday.
Leslie intercepted a Kameron Bryant pass and returned it 28 yards into the end zone, completing a 21-point fourth quarter for the Mocs (6-2, 4-1). A 29-yard pass six minutes earlier from Jacob Huesman to Xavier Borishade had given Chattanooga its first lead of the game at 28-21. Huesman finished with over 100 yards in both passing and rushing and three total touchdowns.
Appalachian St. (2-7, 2-4) took an early lead with a Marcus Cox run for a TD. Cox finished with 158 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
The interception thrown by Bryant was the only turnover for Appalachian St. The Mountaineers got the ball back with 2:52 left on the clock, and drove down the field for 10 plays and 77 yards, ending the game with two incomplete passes.