DURHAM — N.C. Central redshirt senior Malik Cromartie blocked a 34-yard field goal attempt in the second overtime to preserve the Eagles’ 23-20 victory in front of a sellout crowd of 12,742 on Saturday. Cromartie also had a team-high 12 tackles and four pass break-ups.Earlier, Eagles kicker Oleg Parent blasted a career-long 46-yard field goal to push the contest into the second overtime.Running back and return specialist Arthur Goforth sparked the Eagles with a 92-yard punt return for a touchdown, the longest in school history.
Appalachian State 31, Georgia Southern 28: Jamal Jackson threw for 383 yards for visiting Appalachian State.
Georgia Southern held the longest active home-win streak in the Football Championship Subdivision and had won six straight Southern Conference games before Saturday.
Georgia Southern (7-2, 6-2) took a 28-24 lead behind Ezayi Youyoute’s third quarter touchdown run. But Jackson’s third touchdown pass of the day, a 23-yarder to Tony Washington in the fourth quarter, gave Appalachian State (7-3, 4-2) the lead for good.
Jackson has 10 consecutive games with at least 200 yards passing and has never completed less than half of his passes as a starter.
Appalachian State’s Sean Price, who caught seven passes for 231 yards, entered ranked second in the Southern Conference and led all NCAA Division I FCS freshman in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown receptions.
The Citadel 38, Elon 24: Darian Robinson rushed for 178 yards and one touchdown and Aaron Miller scored twice on the ground for the host Bulldogs.
Ben Dupree ran for 104 yards and one score as the Bulldogs (5-4, 4-3) totaled 366 yards rushing.
The Citadel snapped a four-game losing streak to Elon and remained in the hunt for a berth in the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
Thomas Wilson was 27-of-50 passing for 351 yards and two scores for Elon (3-6, 1-5).
Valparaiso 41, Campbell 21: Jake Hutson ran for a career-high 248 yards and three touchdowns and visiting Valparaiso won its first game of the season, rallying from a 14-point deficit.
The Crusaders (1-8, 1-5 Pioneer Football League) trailed 21-7 with 8:41 left in the first half, then scored 34 unanswered points.
Valparaiso had 504 yards total offense compared to just 287 for the Camels (1-8, 0-6).
Chowan 35, Lincoln (Pa.) 19: The host Hawks (6-4) scored 28 in the first quarter, including two rushing touchdowns by Elliott Smalls, who played at Southeast Raleigh. Lincoln fell to 1-9.