ELON, N.C. — Ben Dupree threw for one touchdown and rushed for three more to lead Citadel in a crushing 35-10 victory over Elon on Saturday.
Dupree threw only six times for four completions and 166 yards. But his 65-yard touchdown pass to fullback Darien Robinson early in the third quarter would mark the beginning of the end for Elon as it gave the Bulldogs (4-6, 4-4 Southern Conference) a 21-10 lead from which they would never look back. The Citadel scored a total of four unanswered touchdowns and its offensive total of 424 yards was nearly twice that of Elon (2-8, 1-5).
Hampton 29, N.C. Central 21: Jorrian Washington scored two touchdowns and ran for 72 yards for host Hampton (Va.).
Washington’s third quarter touchdown pushed Hampton (4-6, 4-2 MEAC) to a 26-14 lead. N.C. Central got within five when Jordan Reid scored from 14 yards out with 4:35 left. Hampton marched down the field and converted a 33-yard field goal for the game’s final score.
N.C. Central (4-6, 2-4) took an early 7-0 lead after Adrian Wilkins returned the opening kickoff for a 96-yard touchdown.
Morgan State 24, N.C. A&T 23: Chris Moller’s 27-yard field goal as time expired gave Morgan State (4-6, 4-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) the win in Baltimore.
Cody Jones connected on a pair of 38-yard field goals early in the fourth quarter, the second of which gave NC A&T (5-4, 2-4) a 23-14 lead with 8:49 to go.
Morgan State answered immediately with a 12-play, 73-yard drive capped by a 9-yard touchdown pass from Seth Higgins to Antonio Jefferson. The drive, which took just 2:35 off the clock, was aided by two 15-yard penalties (first a personal foul, then pass interference) against the Aggies.
Marist 55, Campbell 28: Chuckie Looney threw four touchdown passes, including a 67-yarder, and then ran in a fifth for visiting Marist (7-3, 6-1 Pioneer). Atiq Lucas rushing for 174 yards and three TDs and Bartley Leneghan caught five passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns.
Campbell (2-8, 1-6) got a big game from Brian Hudson, who passed for 340 yards and three touchdowns, including a 71-yard TD strike to Jordan Hildreth (Anson High) and a 74-yarder to Ben Bolling (Knightdale).
Georgia Southern 35, Western Carolina 19: Jerick McKinnon accounted for three touchdowns for host Georgia Southern (5-4, 3-4 Southern).
Western Carolina (2-8, 1-5) quarterbacks Troy Mitchell and Eddie Sullivan each had touchdown passes. But Mitchell, the starting quarterback, had three interceptions. Sullivan threw one.
S.C. State 25, Florida A&M 21: Richard Cue ran for one score and threw for another and the host Bulldogs (7-3, 5-1 MEAC) won when the Rattlers (3-7, 2-4) fumbled the ball away on the game’s final drive.
Chattanooga 20, Wofford 10: Jacob Huesman rushed for 116 yards and threw for another 151 for host Chattanooga (8-2, 6-1 Southern Conference).
The Terriers’ (5-4, 4-2) last two drives ended in a fumble and an interception.
Charleston Southern 31, Coastal Carolina 26: Christian Reyes ran for two touchdowns and over 100 yards for the host Buccaneers (10-1, 3-0 Big South).
Reyes ran for 22 carries and 109 yards, pushing the Buccaneers into their fourth 300-yard rushing game of the season. Charleston Southern’s victory set a program record for wins and puts the Buccaneers in a position to win their first outright conference championship.
The Chanticleers (9-1, 3-1) trailed 24-6 at the half, but De'Angelo Henderson ran 42 yards for a TD to pull Coastal Carolina within two TDs. A TD pass from Alex Ross to Thomas Pauciello made it a five-point game.
Furman 35, Samford 17: Reese Hannon was 10 of 14 passing for 159 yards with a touchdown for host Furman.
Samford (6-4, 4-2 Southern) was staying close, trailing 14-9 late in the second quarter, when Hannon completed an 85-yard scoring strike to Andrej Suttles to give Furman (5-5, 4-2) a 21-9 advantage.
The Bulldogs had 531 total yards, but were held to three field goals by the Furman defense until Fabian Truss scored on a 23-yard run late in the third quarter. Furman finished with 336 total yards.
Samford, trailing 28-17 in the final quarter, was driving for a late score when Marcus McMorris picked off a pass, returning it 89 yards for a score to seal the victory for the Paladins.
VMI 27, Gardner-Webb 9: Five turnovers by the visiting Bulldogs (5-5, 0-3 Big South) sent off the Keydets (2-8, 1-4) from the Big South with a win. VMI joins the Southern Conference next season.
Liberty 35, Presbyterian 14: Desmond Rice ran for 101 yards and three touchdowns for the host Flames (6-4, 3-1 Big South). The Blue Hose are 3-6, 1-2.
Lenoir-Rhyne 62, Alderson Broaddus 24: Fullback Isaiah Whitaker (Salisbury) rushed for three first-half touchdowns and defensive back Michael Green returned two interceptions for scores after halftime for the host Bears (9-1, 6-0 South Atlantic).
Mars Hill 56, Wingate 42: The host Lions (3-7, 1-5 SAC) scored 22 unanswered fourth-quarter points. Freshman quarterback Trent Miller set a school record with six touchdown passes as the teams combined for 1124 total yards. Wingate is 4-5, 3-3.
Catawba 20, North Greenville 17: The Indians (6-4) won on the road. A reception by Tyler Hamilton (Vance) with six seconds left set up the winning field goal.
Carson-Newman 52, Newberry 31: Three early turnovers on the road doomed the Wolves (8-2, 5-2 SAC).
Brevard 52, Tusculum 33: Jordan Ollis rushed for four touchdowns and 134 yards for the host Tornados (3-7, 2-5 SAC).
Shaw 32, Saint Augustine’s 14: Marquise Grizzle gained 121 yards, for the Shaw (6-4, 4-3 CIAA) single-season rushing yards record. Evan Strange had one sack, giving him 8.5 on the season and breaking that single season record. The Falcons dropped to 4-6, 3-4.
Chowan 77, Lincoln (Pa.) 14: Robert Holland caught 278 yards’ worth of passes for four touchdowns, and Ryan Simpson ran for 160 yards and a TD and threw for 150 yards and two TDs in the CIAA road win. The Hawks are 4-6.
Winston-Salem State 28, Fayetteville State 14: Maurice Lewis’ two first-quarter rushing touchdowns gave the host Rams the cushion they needed.
WSSU will try for its third straight CIAA championship on Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium, taking on Virginia State. Both teams are 9-1, and the Rams have won 24 straight against CIAA opponents.