Shane Carden threw for five touchdowns and Vintavious Cooper rushed for three scores on Senior Day as East Carolina (8-2, 6-1 Conference USA) breezed past Alabama Birmingham 63-14 Saturday in Greenville, N.C.

Carden connected for three scoring strikes to Reese Wiggins (five catches, 142 yards) as part of his 21-of-31 effort for 347 yards.

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Zach Zwinak rushed for 149 yards and a career-high-tying three touchdowns as Penn State beat Purdue 45-21. Bill Belton added 81 yards and a score on the ground for Penn State (6-4, 3-3 Big Ten), which has beaten the Boilermakers seven straight times.

Danny Etling threw for a touchdown and ran for another for Purdue (1-9, 0-6), which has dropped eight straight . ...

Keenan Reynolds threw for one touchdown and ran for another as Navy (6-4) beat South Alabama 42-14 in Annapolis, Md., to secure a bowl bid for the 10th time in 11 seasons. ...

Kansas snapped a 27-game Big 12 losing streak by beating West Virginia 31-19. James Sims rushed for a career-high 211 yards and three touchdowns for the host Jayhawks (3-7, 1-6). Paul Millard threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns for WVU (4-7, 2-6). Charles Sims added two touchdowns for the Mountaineers.

N.C. Central 24, Norfolk State 13

C.J. Moore returned a blocked field-goal try 70 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown, sparking North Carolina Central (5-6, 3-4 MEAC) past the Spartans in Durham.

Rolandan “Deuce” Finch, a transfer from Boston College who leads the MEAC in rushing, ran for 85 yards and a touchdown for NSU (3-8, 3-4) to go over 1,000 yards rushing for the season.

Richmond 46, Delaware 43

Richmond’s Michael Strauss passed for a school-record 543 yards and threw a school-record-tying five touchdown passes, including a 3-yarder to Reggie Diggs with four seconds left, as the visiting Spiders beat 21st-ranked Delaware in an epic Colonial Athletic Association contest.

Richmond (5-6, 3-4 CAA) dealt a big blow to the FCS playoff hopes of the Blue Hens (7-4, 4-3), though UR blew a 19-point lead in the second half.

The Hens’ Andrew Pierce scored on an 11-yard run with 45 seconds left to give Delaware a 43-39 lead. But Strauss, a transfer from the University of Virginia, moved the Spiders 75 yards on seven plays, with a 22-yard pass to Rashad Ponder (nine catches, 175 yards) preceding Diggs' touchdown.

Strauss, who also threw five TD passes in last week's 39-31 victory at Stony Brook, completed 35-of-46 passes to lead UR to its third straight victory.

Stephen Barnette became the fourth UR receiver to reach 1,000 yards in a season (1,099) after recording 127 yards and a touchdown on eight catches.

Delaware's Trent Hurley was 18-of-35 for 286 yards and four touchdowns, with three coming after intermission and helping erase a 36-17 deficit. Michael Johnson made four catches for 132 yards.

Stony Brook 41, JMU 38

Stony Brook (4-6, 2-5 CAA) won at James Madison (6-5, 3-4), ending the Dukes’ playoff hopes, as Lyle Negron accounted for five touchdowns. Adrian Coxson had nine catches for 183 yards and a score for the Seawolves.

Michael Birdsong went 23-of-34 for 355 yards and a school-record five TDs for JMU, setting the school’s single-season record for passing yards (2,558) in the process. Isle of Wight Academy graduate Daniel Brown had two TD catches for JMU, which is 6-1 at home but 0-4 on the road.

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No. 6 Maine clinched the Colonial Athletic Association championship, beating Rhode Island 41-0 as Rickey Stevens scored on a school-record 90-yard run.

Stevens broke the previous record of 89 yards set by Carl Smith in 1991, and finished with 125 yards on 14 carries for the Black Bears (10-1, 7-0). Marcus Wasilewski completed 14-of-16 passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns in the first half for Maine, which wraps up the regular season at New Hampshire next week.

Kolt Peavey completed 10-of-28 passes for 173 yards and one interception for the Rams (3-9, 2-6). ...

Quarterback Ben Dupree ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns to lead The Citadel past visiting VMI 31-10. A.J. Augustine completed 17-of-25 for 189 yards and a score for the Keydets (2-9). ...

Josh Woodrum threw for 247 yards and three touchdowns as Liberty (7-4) routed Division II Brevard 59-10 in Lynchburg.

Ave Maria 42, Apprentice 21

Freshman Clayton Uecker threw for 405 yards and four touchdowns for Ave Maria (Fla.), which jumped to a 21-0 lead and beat the Builders on Senior Day at Apprentice Field.

Freshman Joseph Hodge topped the Builders with 20 carries for 113 yards. Apprentice senior Brock Bullock ended his career with a 12-tackle performance to break the school's career mark with 307.  He also had his first two collegiate interceptions.

Apprentice's Jonathan Whelan threw for 287 yards and three touchdowns, completing 21-of-38.

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Quarterback Nash Nance ran for three touchdowns and passed for one as Hampden-Sydney (8-2, 6-1) held off Randolph-Macon 28-26 in Ashland in what amounted to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship game and clinched a playoff berth. The Yellow Jackets finished 7-3, 5-2 in losing to their biggest rivals before 5,567 fans.

R-MC's Will McGhee, who ran 38 times for 198 yards, scored his second touchdown of the game -- a 2-yarder with 1:35 left -- to pull the Yellow Jackets within two points. But the Tigers stuffed him on the conversion attempt, then recovered an onside kick to clinch the triumph. ...

Michael Pitsenberger rushed for 129 yards and two TDs on 23 carries, leading Catholic (6-4) to a 42-19 win at Bridgewater (4-6). ...

Guilford (6-4) overcame a 31-point third-quarter deficit at home to edge Emory and Henry 35-31. Matt Pawlowski threw four TD passes, three in the fourth quarter — including a 42-yarder to Adam Smith for the winner with 19 seconds left. E&H finished 5-5. ...

Shenandoah (4-6) closed with a 21-14 overtime win over Washington and Lee (5-5) in Winchester. Drew Ferguson threw a 22-yard TD pass to David Bell in overtime, then Michael Messick recovered a W&L fumble at the 15 on second down to the end the game. ...

Methodist (8-2) completed one of its most successful seasons by winning a 69-62 thriller over USA South rival North Carolina Wesleyan (2-8) in Fayetteville, N.C.

The Monarchs earned a three-way share of the conference crown with Maryville and Huntingdon. Huntingdon beat Maryville 45-38 Saturday in Birmingham, Ala., leaving all three teams at 6-1, but Maryville won the automatic bid based on its 35-26 victory over Methodist on Sept. 28.

Jordan Vann completed a 14-yard TD pass to Blake Scott with 23 seconds left, rescuing Methodist from a 62-61 deficit.