State football roundup (Oct. 28): Towson allows last-minute TD to Delaware in 40-36 loss

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Pat Kehoe threw a 3-yard TD pass to Vinny Papale with 30 seconds left and host Delaware held off Towson 's final drive for a 40-36 win Saturday.

Towson's Shane Simpson returned the kickoff 63 yards to the Delaware 33 and Tom Flacco's 17-yard pass to Sam Gallahan gave the Tigers a first down at the 16, but the Blue Hens (6-2, 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association) held strong as the Tigers finished with four incomplete passes.

Towson (6-2, 4-1), which entered the game ranked 10th in the Football Championship Subdivision coaches' poll, had won six straight games.

Delaware erased a 28-13 deficit with three straight touchdowns, capped by Kani Kane's 1-yard score that made it 33-28 with 8:17 left in the game. Towson answered with a 13-play, 70-yard drive to retake the lead near the two-minute mark, but DeJoun Lee's 47-yard kickoff return set up the Hens at the Towson 36.

Kehoe had 305 passing yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Papale caught eight passes for 142 yards and two scores. Shane Simpson ran for 123 yards and a touchdown and caught three passes for 49 yards for the Tigers.

Florida A&M 38, Morgan State 3: The host Rattlers (6-2, 5-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference ) scored 38 straight points and routed the Bears (2-6, 1-5).

Alex Raya made a 29-yard field goal with 13:06 left in the game for Morgan State's only score. FAMU 's Ryan Stanley completed 14 of 22 passes for 163 yards and three touchdown passes.

Bowie State 35, Lincoln (Pa.) 14: Amir Hall completed 24 of 42 passes for 306 yards, four touchdown passes and one interception to lead the visiting Bulldogs (702, 4-1 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) past the Lions (1-8, 1-4).

Dominique Rogers intercepted Hall and returns it for a 50-yard touchdown to give Lincoln (Pa.) 7-0 lead with 7:23 remaining in first quarter.

Lincoln pushed its lead to 14-0 at the 4:27 mark of the second quarter, when the Lions blocked a Bulldogs punt and scored.

Montez Clay (Dunbar) caught a 68-yard touchdown pass from Hall to pull Bowie State within 14-7 with 4:08 left in the second quarter. Bulldogs get a quick two as Derrick Tate and Taylor Johnson score on a safety to trim deficit to 14-9 with 3:06 left before halftime.

Bowie State took a 15-14 lead with 44 seconds left in second quarter on a Hall-to-Geordan Clark for a touchdown.

Johns Hopkins 27, Muhlenberg 16:The host Blue Jays (7-1, 6-1 Centennial Conference) took a 21-0 lead in the first half and held off the Mules (7-1, 6-1) to win.

The Blue Jays scored touchdowns on three of their six first-half possessions to grab the 21-point halftime lead that they would never relinquish. Hopkins' David Tammaro went 19-for-39 for 262 yards and two touchdown passes. He also had 16 carries for 46 yards and one rushing touchdown.

The Blue Jay defense, which forced six turnovers in a game for the first time since 2010, made four interceptions, totaled three sacks and limited Muhlenberg to four of 14 on third-down chances. The Blue Jays also had 11 pass breakups on the day.

Salisbury 45, Rowan 7: Jack Navitsky had 15 carries for 103 yards and three touchdowns and the visiting Sea Gulls (8-0, 7-0 New Jersey Athletic Conference) routed the Profs (5-3, 4-3).

The Salisbury defense held Rowan to 145 total yards and forced one turnover. Harold Kwigova led the defensive effort with seven total tackles and four tackles for loss while Sean Carroll had his third interception of the season.

Navitsky scored on the opening drive capping a six-play 72-yard drive, as he raced into the end zone from 49 yards out for his fifth rushing touchdown of the season.

Frostburg State 61, Southern Virginia 7: Connor Cox (South River) completed 12 of 15 passes for 201 yards and five touchdown passes to lead the host Bobcats (7-0, 6-0 New Jersey) past the Knights (2-6, 1-6).

Cox also had four carries for 20 yards and a touchdown run.

Frostburg State scored nine touchdowns on 14 possessions, while the Bobcats defense allowed the Knights into FSU territory just four times. Frostburg's defense held SVU to less than 10 offensive yards on 11 of 14 drives and the visitors punted the ball eight times, fumbled twice and threw one interception.

The last time Frostburg State went 7-0 was 1994.

Ursinus 30, McDaniel 14: The visiting Bears (5-3, 4-3 Centennial Conference) scored the first 23 points and routed the Green Terror (3-5, 2-5). Isaac Murray (Atholton) had 24 carries for 137 yards for McDaniel.

Ursinus had 424 yards of total offense to McDaniel's 292.

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