Desmond Rice scored three rushing touchdowns and Clifton Richardson had two of his own as host Liberty beat Morgan State, 38-10, on Saturday.
Josh Woodrum threw for 101 yards and gained 42 more on the ground for the Flames (2-1), who outgained the Bears 431-171.
Moses Skillon gained 90 yards on 16 carries for Morgan State (0-3). Skillon had just three completions in 12 attempts, two of which came on a late touchdown drive capped by Herb Walker Jr.'s 4-yard scoring run.
Rice, who led all runners with 97 yards on only nine carries, started the scoring with a 14-yard touchdown 5:19 in, and Richardson made it 14-0 later in the first quarter when he took it in from 7 yards out.
Rice and Richardson each scored in the second quarter as the Flames took a 28-3 lead into the break; Rice went in untouched from 20 yards out with 6:02 remaining in the third quarter to make it 35-3. Liberty gained 330 yards on the ground in improving to 3-1 all-time against Morgan State.
Johns Hopkins 24, Susquehanna 7: The host Blue Jays used tough defense and a balanced offense to fuel a victory over the Crusaders.
The win, Hopkins' 13th straight in the month of September and 14th straight in the regular season at home, improves the Blue Jays' record to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the Centennial Conference. Susquehanna slips to 0-2 overall and 0-1 in the Centennial.
In a game where the Blue Jays outgained the Crusaders 485-122, they couldn't quite pull away until late in the game. A 14-7 lead in the middle of the second quarter remained intact until early in the fourth, when senior quarterback Robbie Matey finally gave the Blue Jays some breathing room when he scampered into the end zone from 13 yards out to cap a 10-play, 67-yard drive that made it 21-7.
The Crusaders netted a total of 8 yards on their ensuing two possessions, and Hopkins extended its lead to three scores with a 13-play, 66-yard drive that took nearly six minutes off the clock. Freshman Nick Campbell kicked a 21-yard field goal to give the Blue Jays a 24-7 lead with less than three minutes remaining.
Stevenson 24, Albright 18: The host Mustangs' goal-line stance stopped a 12-play, 70-yard drive and preserved a win over the Lions (1-1). Stevenson (2-0) led 24-10 at halftime.
Albright scored on a safety and a touchdown to pull within six with 3:15 left in the game. The Lions started their final drive with a 1:29 to go. Quarterback T.J. Luddy completed his fourth pass of the drive, a 22-yarder, to Daniel McNair to the Stevenson 2-yard line. The Mustangs took a timeout with four seconds left before Luddy overthrew McNair for the final play of the game.
Stevenson's Austin Tennessee (Atholton) had a 99-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown with 10:24 left in the first half.
McDaniel 21, Moravian 14: Joe Rollins rushed for the first three touchdowns of the game to lead the host Green Terror (1-1) past the Greyhounds (0-2).
Rollins finished with 29 carries for 219 yards. McDaniel's defense held Moravian to two touchdowns in the second half.
Wesley 30, Salisbury 27: The visiting Sea Gulls (0-2) took their first lead, 27-24, since the first half with five minutes left in the game. But the Wolverines (2-0) rallied and won on a 43-yard touchdown pass from Jeremiah Howe to Joe Callahan with 52 seconds to go.
The game marked the fifth time in series history that this contest has been decided by three points.
Waynesburg 59, Frostburg State 49: Tied at 42 with less than 13 minutes to play, the Yellow Jackets (2-0) scored three of the last four touchdowns to beat the Bobcats (0-2).
Ken Emmons led Frostburg by completing 24 of 41 passes for 384 yards and rushed 16 times for 137 yards. Emmons threw four touchdown passes and rushed for three more.
Waynesburg's Carter Hill broke the school record for passing yards in a game. He completed 38 of 53 attempts for 483 yards in his second week of throwing three touchdown passes.
Johnson C. Smith 58, Bowie State 41: Bowie's Jared Johnston had a three-yard touchdown rush to tie the score at 7-all with 10:12 left in the first quarter. That was the closest the visiting Bulldogs (1-1) would get. The Golden Bulls (2-0) pulled away by putting together four scoring drives and led 30-7 at halftime.
Johnston threw for a school record 394 yards. Keith Brown finished with 19 carries for 99 yards and three touchdowns to lead Bowie.
Both teams had over 500 total yards of offense, 522 for Bowie and 519 for Johnson C. Smith. But, the Golden Bulls used a 20-0 scoring run in the second quarter to outdistance Bowie State.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun