Lehigh Rallies Past New Hampshire
Bethlehem, Pa. — Brandon Bialkowski threw two touchdowns and Sean Farrell ran for two more to lead Lehigh to a 34-27 come-from-behind win over New Hampshire on Saturday.
Lehigh was trailing 27-20 in the third quarter when Farrell scored his second consecutive rushing TD to tie the game. The Lehigh defense held and Bialkowski capped the next Mountain Hawks drive with a 15-yard scoring pass to Derek Knott. Bialkowski was 31 of 52 for 359 yards passing.
New Hampshire had a chance for a comeback, but Andy Vailas overthrew his receiver in the end zone as time ran out. Vailas ran for one TD and connected with Chris Setian for another one for the Wildcats. Setian also had two 5-yard scoring runs.
The win boosts Lehigh’s record to 4-0 and is only the third time in nine contests that the Mountain Hawks have beaten UNH (1-2).
Buffalo 41, UConn 12
Buffalo, n.y. — Buffalo beat UConn for the first time in a dozen years, increasing the pressure on third-year UConn head coach Paul Pasqualoni.
Buffalo (2-2) scored through the air, on the ground and on defense in building a 28-12 halftime lead while the Huskies (0-4) committed 2 turnovers and had a field goal attempt blocked. UConn gave away five turnovers.
Maine 28, Richmond 21
Richmond, Va. — Marcus Wasilewski hit Arthur Williams for a 48-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter as Maine (4-1, 1-0 CAA) held off Richmond.
Rhode Island 42, CCSU 7
Kingston, r.i. — Justin Semmes rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns for Rhode Island (2-3) to secure a victory against Central Connecticut State (1-4).
Bryant 47, Wagner 28
New York — Paul Canevari rushed for 173 yards and three touchdowns as Bryant (3-1, 1-0 Northeast Conference) defeated Wagner (1-4, 0-1).
Middlebury 27, Colby 10
Middlebury, Vt. — Middlebury (2-0) scored on its first three possessions of the fourth quarter, pulling away from Colby in the Panthers’ home opener.
Middlebury quarterback McCallum Foote finished the day 30-46 for 349 yards with a pair of touchdowns.
Plymouth St. 14
North Dartmouth, Mass. — Abiola Aborishade scored two touchdowns to lead UMass-Dartmouth (1-2, 1-1 MASCAC) over Plymouth State (1-3, 0-2).
PSU’s Zac Iovanella caught for 92 yards and a TD.
Yale 38, Cornell 23
New Haven, Conn. — Deon Randall scored four second-half touchdowns as Yale pulled away from Cornell in the Ivy League opener for both teams.
The Bulldogs (2-0, 1-0 Ivy) broke a 10-10 halftime tie with four consecutive touchdown drives, the first three culminating with touchdown passes from Henry Furman to Randall.
Randall then ran for a 10-yard score on Yale’s following possession to extend its lead to 38-10 in the fourth quarter. Randall finished with 11 receptions for 148 yards. Furman went 29 for 36 and had 353 yards passing.
Jeff Mathews threw for 336 yards and three touchdowns for Cornell (1-1, 0-1), but also tossed two interceptions and fumbled on a sack.
Monmouth 30, Columbia 14
New York — Julian Hayes rushed for 128 yards and one touchdown to lead Monmouth past Columbia (0-2).
Marcorus Garrett’s 41-yard touchdown run with 8:27 left in the first quarter gave Columbia a 7-3 lead, but Thaddeus Richards scored on a 6-yard run in the waning seconds of the opening frame to give Monmouth (2-3) the lead for good.
Villanova, Pa. — John Robertson passed for three touchdowns, rushed for a 36-yard TD and accounted for 398 total yards of offense in leading Villanova over Pennsylvania (1-1).
Robertson was 19 of 28 for 266 yards, with two TD strikes to Poppy Livers and the other to Joe Price as the Wildcats (2-2) won their second straight game.
Princeton 50, Georgetown 22
Washington — Quinn Epperly scored four rushing touchdowns on just four attempts as Princeton (1-1) survived a furious first quarter — in which the teams combined for 34 points — to defeat Georgetown (1-4).
Epperly, the quarterback, is the first Princeton player in 20 years to score four times in a game.