The Bison trailed 24-3 early in the third quarter following a 79-yard interception returned for a touchdown by Delaware State’s Nick Williams.
But Lefall sparked a furious comeback by Howard (7-4, 6-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). His nine-yard touchdown run cut the deficit to 24-10 and the Bison outscored the Hornets (6-5, 5-3), 31-10, the rest of the game.
Greg McGhee found Stewart Hartman to tie the score at 34 late in the third quarter and Lefall gave Howard its first lead, 31-24, on a three-yard run with 14 minutes 39 seconds left in the fourth quarter.
Howard sealed the win on Delaware State’s next possession when Keith Pough returned a fumble 36 yards for a score and a 38-24 advantage. In the second half, Howard gained 292 rushing yards.
●HOLY CROSS 24, GEORGETOWN 0: The host Hoyas (5-6, 2-3 Patriot League) were held to 196 yards of total offense by the Crusaders (2-9, 2-3).
Senior linebacker Robert McCabe finished with 15 tackles for Georgetown; he finished his career with 19 consecutive games of 10 or more tackles. McCabe also is the first player in program history with more than 400 career tackles (he finished with 407).
Holy Cross took the lead for good on its second possession. Ryan Laughlin threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Gerald Mistretta for a 7-0 lead with 7:55 left in the first quarter.
●RICHMOND 21, WILLIAM & MARY 14: The 20th-ranked Spiders won a share of the Colonial Athletic Association crown; it is the 11th conference title in program history.
Kendall Gaskins ran for 77 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries and also caught a touchdown pass for Richmond (8-3, 6-2).
The host Tribe (2-9, 1-7) trailed 7-0 early in the first quarter when it had a fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line. Richmond’s defense stuffed the play.
Quarterback Michael Graham completed 18 of 37 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns.
●TOWSON 64, NEW HAMPSHIRE 35: In Durham, N.H., Terrance West rushed for 236 yards and two touchdowns and Grant Enders passed for 245 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Tigers.
Enders also rushed for two touchdowns for Towson (7-4, 6-2 CAA). Ten receivers caught passes for Towson, with Aaron Banks and Emmanual Holder on the receiving end for scores.
Towson led 30-28 at the intermission but exploded with 34 second-half points, including 21 in the fourth quarter for its fourth consecutive victory. Towson gained 660 yards in total offense against the Wildcats (8-3, 6-2).
●OLD DOMINION 38, JAMES MADISON 28: Taylor Heinicke threw for 357 yards and four touchdowns for the visiting Monarchs (10-1, 7-1 CAA). The Dukes (7-4, 5-3) led 28-17 following a five-yard touchdown run by Justin Thorpe late in the third quarter.