Howard wins its homecoming game

October 22, 2011

Howard’s defense stopped North Carolina A&T quarterback Lewis Kindle a yard short of the end zone in overtime to give the Bison a 35-28 victory Saturday, only their second win in their last six homecoming games.

After the Bison (4-4, 3-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) scored on Terrence Leffall’s three-yard run on the first possession of overtime, the Aggies (4-3, 3-1) picked up a couple of first downs to reach the Howard 3-yard line.

Two incompletions and a one-yard loss on a Mike Mayhew run left them with a fourth and four, and Kindle was stopped by defensive end Sackie Kerkulah after a three-yard gain.

The Aggies rallied from a 13-0 halftime deficit to lead 14-13 after three quarters. Both teams scored two touchdowns in the fourth, including a 66-yard run by Mayhew, who had 115 yards on 25 carries, and an 82-yard kickoff return by Howard’s Aquanius Freeman.

GEORGETOWN 40, COLGATE 17: Isaiah Kempf threw a 63-yard touchdown to Jamal Davis and ran for another score as the host Hoyas beat the Raiders for the first time in the nine-game series. Brett Weiss kicked field goals of 29, 30, 21 and 37 yards for Georgetown (6-2, 2-1 Patriot League), which won its third straight game while snapping Colgate’s three-game winning streak.

After the first quarter, the Hoyas outscored the Raiders 33-3 before Colgate (4-4, 1-2) scored a touchdown with 1 minute 4 seconds remaining.

The game pitted the Hoyas’ 10th-ranked rushing defense (allowing 90.71 yards per game) against the Raiders’ seventh-ranked rushing offense (248.6 yards). Colgate, which rushed for more than 300 yards in its previous two games against Georgetown, gained 121 yards.

The Hoyas intercepted three passes, with Robert McCabe returning one for a 50-yard score. He also had 15 tackles.

TOWSON 38, WILLIAM & MARY 27: The Tigers (6-1, 4-0 Colonial Athletic Association), who had lost 26 of their previous 28 conference games entering this season, are off to their best start since moving up from Division II in 1987.

MAINE 23, RICHMOND 22: The visiting Black Bears scored 23 points in the fourth quarter to keep the Spiders (3-4, 0-4) winless in the CAA.

GALLAUDET 44, BECKER 20: Freshman quarterback Quentin Williams finished with 25 carries for 138 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bison (4-3, 3-1 Eastern Collegiate Football Conference) to a win at home. Sophomore linebacker Matt Harris had a school- record seven sacks.

ELIZABETH CITY STATE 23, BOWIE STATE 12: The Bulldogs (4-4, 3-3 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association) were eliminated from the conference championship race with their loss on the road.

SHEPHERD 37, WEST VIRGINIA STATE 7: Senior running back Tommy Addison (Quince Orchard) rushed 17 times for 66 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the Rams (6-2, 4-2 West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference) to a win at home.

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