Tyler Clark completed 18 of 28 passes for 125 yards and two touchdowns for the Spartans. Brendon Riddick added 17 carries for a game-high 70 yards and a score for NSU (1-3). Keith Johnson added two receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown.
Quarterback Seth Higgins led Morgan State (0-5) with 12 rushes for 63 yards and two scores. Higgins was 5 of 14 for 83 yards with one TD and two interceptions.
After Higgins’ 1-yard run gave the Bears a 7-0 lead with 1:04 left in the first quarter, Clark found Lynden Trail for a 4-yard score with 3:37 left in the half. Ryan Lee hit a 21-yard field goal just before halftime, and Clark connected with Johnson for a 33-yard score to increase the Spartans’ cushion to 17-7 with 2:24 left in the third quarter.
Higgins rushed in from 8 yards to pull Morgan State within 20-14 with 11:49 to play, but Riddick capped an eight-play, 50-yard drive on a 2-yard run with 3:03 left to make it 27-14. Higgins found Chris Flowers for a 12-yard score with 1:58 left, but Morgan State would get no closer.
Delaware 29, JMU 22
Trent Hurley threw for all three of his touchdowns in the second half as the Blue Hens rallied from a 19-7 deficit to edge the FCS No. 14 Dukes in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.
Hurley passed for 233 yards and added a team-high 48 on the ground for Delaware (4-1), which won its fourth consecutive conference opener. Nick Boyle finished with five catches for 49 yards and two touchdowns, the first of which gave the Blue Hens their first lead with 44 seconds left in the third quarter.
JMU's Michael Birdsong went 19-of-35 for 292 yards and two touchdowns while Dae'Quan Scott - who had rushed for over 100 yards in each of his team's first four games - was held to 51 yards on 20 carries. Scott contributed four receptions for 60 yards and a score for the Dukes (3-2, 0-1).
Maine 28, Richmond 21
Marcus Wasilewski hit Arthur Williams for a late 48-yard go-ahead score to lift Maine (4-1) to a win at FCS No. 22 Richmond in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams at sold-out Robins Stadium.
Senior Ben Edwards, a York High graduate, led the Spiders with a career-high 14 catches for 126 yards, plus a tying 2-point conversion in the fourth quarter. He led UR in rushing with 56 yards on eight carries.
Wasilewski completed 26-of-34 passes for 293 yards and a pair of scores, while Nigel Jones ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns for Maine (4-1, 1-0 CAA), which overcame a six-point deficit in the second half.
Michael Strauss was 31-for-45 for 333 yards and two touchdowns for the Spiders (2-3, 0-1), but he threw three second-half interceptions, including one in the end zone with less than a minute left.
Bruton High graduate Lorenzo Taliaferro rushed for three TDs and 205 yards on 32 carries as No. 12 Coastal Carolina (5-0) won 53-28 at Elon. ...
Paul Jones threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns as visiting Robert Morris (2-2) erased a 10-point deficit to beat VMI 37-31 in two overtimes. Deontae Howard rushed for 100 yards and the winning touchdown.
Eric Kordenbrock completed 34-of-51 passes for 359 yards and three touchdowns for VMI (1-4). ...
John Robertson threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score as No. 19 Villanova (2-2) beat visiting Penn 35-6. ...
Darrin Peterson caught two touchdown passes and D.J. Abnar rushed for 108 yards and two scores as Liberty (3-2) routed Division II Kentucky Wesleyan 73-7 in Lynchburg.
Peterson hauled in a 55-yard touchdown pass from Josh Woodrum on the first play from scrimmage. ...
Alfred State 55, Apprentice 41
As records fell in Alfred, N.Y., the Builders fell to 0-4.
Rasheed Williams ran for 335 yards on 36 carries and scored three touchdowns for the Pioneers (1-3), who gained 624 yards of total offense. Alfred led 35-28 at halftime, then outscored the Builders 13-0 in the third quarter.
Jonathan Whelan threw for 342 yards, three TDs and three interceptions for Apprentice. The Builders had 463 yards of total offense, the second-most in program history, trailing a 566-yard game against SUNY Maritime on Oct. 20, 2007.
Also, Marlon Lane set a record for the longest return, returning a fumble 92 yards for a score in the first quarter. Chase Donahue had nine catches for 204 yards, becoming the second Apprentice player since 1980 to eclipse that mark. Donahue fell 23 yards shy of the record set by Andre Ross in 1992.
Terry Baggett rushed for a career-high 143 yards and two touchdowns as Army beat Louisiana Tech 35-16 at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
Army (2-3) rolled up 414 rushing yards and had five touchdown drives - all covering at least 10 plays and 61 yards. ...
Antonio Andrews rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns as Western Kentucky (3-2) beat visiting Navy 19-7. Brandon Doughty was 25-of-31 passing for 198 yards.
The Midshipmen (2-1) had just 162 total yards and struggled after quarterback Keenan Reynolds left midway through the second quarter with a concussion.
Division II (CIAA)
Justin Thorpe threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Wi Stubblefield with 41 seconds remaining as host Virginia State (3-1) edged J.C. Smith 19-17, dropping the Golden Bulls to 3-1. ...
Rudy Johnson was 14-of-26 for 263 yards and four TDs as Winston-Salem State (3-1), rated 18th in Division II, hammered Virginia Union 55-15 in Richmond. The Panthers fell to 0-4. ...
Casey Turner, a former Great Bridge High star, was 32-of-48 for 383 yards and two touchdowns for the Vikings (0-4). But the Broncos' Derek Bryant was 14-of-20 for 256 yards and three scores, including the winning 4-yarder to Antonio Allen with 8:17 remaining. ...
St. Augustine’s won 29-7 at Bowie State. Phoebus High graduate Chaz Robinson, as usual, led the victorious Falcons' defense, making 10 tackles and breaking up two passes. ...
Chowan (2-2) beat Shaw 29-23 in Murfreesboro, N.C., thanks to Cameron Stover's 16-yard winning TD pass to Antjuan Randall with 23 seconds remaining. The Bears dropped to 2-2.
Huntingdon beat USA South rival Ferrum 56-35 in Montgomery, Ala., as Austin Bennett rushed for two touchdowns and Brantley Carr caught two TD passes. ...
N.C. Wesleyan edged Averett 27-24 in Danville as the Bishops’ Robbie Lanier passed for 236 yards and three scores.