Ursinus pulls away from Hopkins late

A 38-yard field goal from Michael Bennett and a one-yard touchdown run from Justin Descristofaro in the final eight minutes of the fourth quarter lifted host Ursinus over Johns Hopkins, 26-17. at Patterson Field in Collegeville, Pa., Saturday.

The Bears improved to 6-0 overall and 5-0 in the Centennial Conference, while Johns Hopkins fell to 3-3 overall and 3-2 in the Centennial.

The Bears led 17-9 early in the fourth, but Taylor Maciow returned a fumble 54 yards to the Ursinus one yard line and Nick Fazio scored two plays later to make it 17-15. When Hewitt Tomlin hit Tucker Michels on a quick slant for a two-point conversion, the Blue Jays had tied it at 17 with more than 11 minutes left.

Ursinus got a 39-yard return from Mike Rissmiller on the kickoff and after Fazio's touchdown and used nine plays to set up Bennett's 38-yard field goal. Joe Henry then intercepted Tomlin on JHU's first play of its next possession and Decristofaro went over from a yard out six plays later to seal the victory.

Salisbury 45, Huntingdon 21: Sea Gulls coach Sherman Wood collected his 100th career win and quarterback Dan Griffin rushed for four touchdowns for host Salisbury (5-1).

Griffin finished with 30 attempts for 250 yards. The Sea Gulls scored on two of their first three offensive possessions. Both of the scoring drives went for at least 67 yards and Salisbury led 14-0 after the first quarter.

Griffin had five carries on the opening drive and capped it with a 9-yard touchdown run. The Jarrettsville, Maryland, native carried the ball 30 times for the Sea Gulls, the first time a Salisbury player has done so since Ronnie Curley had 30 carries against Delaware Valley on Nov. 18, 2006. The high number of carries led to 238 rushing yards for the sophomore.

The Hawks fell to 3-4.

Bowie State 24, Lincoln 18: Clifton Budd went 13-for-24 for a game-high 167 yards, threw one touchdown pass and rushed for a two-point conversion to lead the host Bulldogs (4-4, 4-1 Centrail Intercollegiate Athletic Association).

The Lions fell to 1-6, 0-4.

Washington & Jefferson 21, Frostburg State 6: Tim McNerney ran for 173 yards and two touchdowns and Gino Rometo added 224 yards and one touchdown pass for the host Presidents (4-2).

The Bobcats (1-5) have lost three straight.

Frostburg State scored the first touchdown at 9:03, but Washington & Jefferson dominated leading in total yards (448-96), first downs (26-7) and time of possession (38:02-21:58). Washington & Jefferson had a balanced offensive attack with 224 yards both through the air and on the ground.

Muhlenberg 29, McDaniel 0: Terrence Dandridge notched his fourth straight 100-yard rushing day with 140 yards to lead the visiting Mules (5-1, 5-0 Centennial) past the Green Terror (4-3, 3-2).

Michael Katz converted three field goals of 40-plus yards for Muhlenberg, who won their fifth straight game to remain perfect in the conference and keep pace with Ursinus, which is also 5-0 after a 26-17 win over Johns Hopkins.

McDaniel was able to muster a season-low 143 yards of total offense, including abysmal 22 yards on 20 rushes, in its first shutout loss in two seasons. Tom Massucci (Seneca, N.J./Tabernacle) completed 19 of 39 passes for 121 yards.