College Football

State football (Nov. 4): Elon edges Towson in double overtime

ELON, N.C. — Owen Johnson lifted Elon to its eighth-straight victory with a 26-yard field goal in the second overtime to edge Towson 33-30 on Saturday.

Dondre Howell blocked Towson's 33-yard field goal try to end the Tigers' previous possession. The winning kick was Johnson's fourth field goal of the game.


Brelynd Cyphers had 14 carries for 129 yards and a touchdown for Elon (8-1, 6-0 Colonial Athletic Association), and De'Sean McNair finished with 107 yards rushing and a touchdown. Davis Cheek went 20 of 33 for 271 yards and connected with Tre Marsh for an 8-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter to give Elon its first lead of the game, 14-10.

Towson (3-6, 1-5) fell behind 27-10 but rallied in the fourth quarter with two quick touchdowns followed by a short field goal by Aidan O'Neill to tie it with 1:20 left and force overtime. Both teams hit field goals with their opening overtime possessions.


Towson's Ryan Stover had 303 yards passing, threw two touchdown passes and caught a touchdown from wide receiver Jabari Allen.

Shane Leatherbury had eight catches for 109 yards and a touchdown and Jabari Greenwood finished with 130 yards receiving for the Tigers.

Bethune-Cookman 41, Morgan State 28: Larry Brihm Jr. threw for 354 yards and a career-high five touchdowns to lead the host Wildcats (5-4, 4-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) past the Bears (1-8, 1-5).

Brihm finished 23-for-30 passing and spread the ball around, connecting with a different receiver on each touchdown. Jamaruz Thompkins added a 20-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

Catching the TD throws for Bethune-Cookman were Keavon Mitchell, Jawill Davis, Frank Brown, Que'Shaun Byrd and Ja-Quan Lumas.

Morgan State out-gained the Wildcats in total yardage, 504 to 471, and got 218 yards and two touchdowns from Eric Harrell, who had 19 carries. DeAndre Harris had touchdown throws to Dushon David and Manassah Bailey.

The win extends Bethune-Cookman's series advantage over Morgan State to 23-7.

Bowie State 77, Elizabeth City State 21: Robert Chesson (Old Mill) had 20 carries for 304 yards and seven touchdowns to power the visiting Bulldogs (9-1, 4-1 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) past the Vikings (4-6, 1-3).


The win clinched the Northern Division title for Bowie State. The Bulldogs opened with a 14-0 lead in the first quarter and never trailed.

Johns Hopkins 57, Juniata 14: David Tammaro went 18 for 27 for 264 yards and four touchdown passes to lead the host Blue Jays (8-1, 7-1 Centennial Conference) past the Eagles (3-6, 2-6).

Johns Hopkins is in a first-place tie with Franklin & Marshall entering the final game of the regular season. With a win at McDaniel the Blue Jays would take the Centennial Conference's automatic bid to the playoffs by virtue of the 45-7 win over the Diplomats on Oct. 7.

Stevenson 44, Wilkes 12: Dan Williams completed 28 of 45 for 446 yards and five touchdown passes and Preston Addo had 10 receptions for 230 yards and three touchdowns to lead the visiting Mustangs (5-4, 5-3 Middle Atlantic Conference) past the Colonels (0-9, 0-8).

Frostburg State 17, Kean 14: T.J. Peer completed two touchdown passes to Sergio Andino (Northeast) in the third quarter to lift the host Bobcats (8-1, 7-1 New Jersey Athletic Conference) over the Cougars (4-5, 4-4).

The pair connected on a 34-yard pass with 9:14 left and a 13-yard pass with 2:51 left in the third quarter. Frostburg State trailed 14-3 at halftime.


Wesley 30, Salisbury 20: The host Wolverines (8-1, 8-0 New Jersey Athletic Conference) went on a 17-0 run in the second half to beat the Sea Gulls (7-2, 7-1).

Salisbury used three touchdown runs by Damien King (58 yards), Brad Curley (Howard, 15 yards) and Dandre Dennis (1 yard) to take a 20-13 halftime lead.

Susquehanna 33, McDaniel 10: The host River Hawks (6-5, 5-3 Centennial Conference) scored the final 20 points to beat the Green Terror (3-6, 2-6).

Matt Schleifer led McDaniel with six catches for 77 yards and a touchdown. He also added 87 return yards to finish with 164 all-purpose yards on the day.

Cameron Ott led Susquehanna with 19 carries for 138 yards and three scores. He also caught three passes out of the backfield for 48 yards.

Baltimore Sun staff contributed to this story.