On Howard’s second possession, Philyaw capped a 75-yard drive with a 30-yard scoring run. The Tigers scored next on two field goals, but that was as close as they would get in their season finale.
McGhee got both of his touchdown passes — seven yards to Brandon Flanagan and 19 yards to Stewart Hartman — in the second quarter when the Bison (5-6) scored 23 points to take a 30-6 lead at the half. Philyaw also got his second touchdown of the game — a two-yarder — in the second quarter.
The Bison rolled up 458 yards of total offense.
McGhee passed for 190 yards.
SUNY MARITIME 7, GALLAUDET 6: The Bison, ranked 25th in Division III, saw their undefeated season vanish in the regular season finale for both Eastern Collegiate Football Conference teams. The loss is Gallaudet’s first since Oct. 27, 2012, snapping an 11-game winning streak.
The Bison (9-1, 6-1 ECFC) will await the announcement of the Division III championship field of 32 teams that will be made Sunday. The Bison will make their first NCAA tournament appearance, and they will be the first men’s sports team to make an NCAA appearance in Gallaudet history.
SUNY Maritime is 5-5, 5-2.
BUCKNELL 17, GEORGETOWN 7: Brandon Wesley threw for 112 yards and a touchdown to lead the Bison in Lewisburg, Pa.
Wesley was 14 for 21 on the day, hitting Josh Brake for a touchdown early in the second after a scoreless first quarter. Running back C.J. Williams led the ground game for Bucknell (5-5, 3-2 Patriot League) with 67 yards on 19 carries.
The lone Hoyas scoring drive — an 11-play, 71-yard march — took place midway through the fourth as Dalen Claytor took the ball in from one yard out. Quarterback Kyle Nolan was 20 for 37 for 149 yards passing.
The Hoyas have lost eight straight and are winless in the Patriot League.
TOWSON 15, WILLIAM AND MARY 9: Terrance West rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Tigers in Williamsburg.
West ran in from a yard out in the second quarter for a 7-3 lead to complete a 72-yard drive. His three-yard run in the third quarter finished a 71-yard drive for the 15-9 lead that held up for the Tigers (9-2, 5-2 Colonial Athletic Association).
All of the scoring for the Tribe (7-4, 4-3) came on three John Carpenter field goals.
The victory was Towson’s 10th straight on the road over two seasons.
STONY BROOK 41, JAMES MADISON 38: The No. 25 Dukes’ comeback attempt fell short in the final home game of the season. JMU fell to 6-5 overall, 3-4 in CAA play, with its first home loss of the year. Stony Brook improved to 4-6, 2-5.
Redshirt senior Dae’Quan Scott eclipsed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the Dukes.
SHEPHERD 41, CONCORD 33: In Athens, W.Va., redshirt freshman quarterback Jeff Ziemba completed 14 of 15 passes for 231 yards and three touchdowns, all to junior wide receiver Justin Ford (Patuxent), as the Rams (10-0) clinched the inaugural Mountain East Conference title.
CATHOLIC 42, BRIDGEWATER 19: The Cardinals (6-4) snapped the Eagles’ 13-game winning streak in the series with their first victory since 1999 in Bridgewater, Va.