Lees-McRae took advantage of two turnovers by Montgomery College and scored twice late in the fourth quarter for a 33-22 victory yesterday in Rockville.

Eric Nichols, the Knights' starting quarterback, suffered a slight concussion late in the first period and played no more. The Bobcats from Banner Elk, N.C., sixth in the junior-college poll, are 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Coastal Conference. Montgomery-Rockville, which is ranked 10th, is 1-1 and 1-1.

After trailing most of the game, Lees-McRae went ahead with 2:44 left when the Knights' punter, Todd Petrie, fumbled a low snap in the end zone and Craig Reece recovered for the touchdown.

The Bobcats missed an earlier chance to go ahead when Craig Brawley missed a 38-yard field goal kick with 3:39 to go.

Lees-McRae scored its last touchdown with 58 seconds left when Jesse Davis passed to Charles Whittenburg for 81 yards. Before that, the Knights had controlled Lees-McRae's passing game, stopping two drives with interceptions in the third quarter.

Through three quarters they were also able to stop Robert Hardy, who had averaged 150 yards rushing in his first two games. But in the fourth quarter, he kept drives going with big-yardage runs.

"{The line} was blocking," he said. "I cut back and the line blocked well on backside pursuit."

Nichols' replacement, Damon Ramsey, completed 14 of 45 passes for 192 yards. Tony Harris caught 16 for 229 yards.

After the Knights went ahead, 2-0, on a safety, Ramsey called a reverse option to Jerry Williams, who found Harris wide open at the 10 for 42 yards and an 8-0 lead.

In the third quarter, Ramsey threw to Harris for a 20-yard touchdown for a 22-13 lead. Ramsey was able to beat the constant blitz with good blocking and quick passes.

"I was hoping Eric wouldn't go down like that, but I had to be prepared," said Ramsey. "I knew they had a blitzing defense. I just wanted to hit quick patterns."

Montgomery had one more opportunity to win. But Eric Simmons intercepted Ramsey's pass in the end zone with 1:25 left.

Gallaudet 47, Brooklyn 22: Gallaudet became 2-0 as Carl White ran for 142 yards and four touchdowns at Gallaudet.

Georgetown 21, St. Francis 0: Junior tailback Dean Lowry gained 162 yards on 23 carries and scored two touchdowns in Loretto, Pa.

The Hoyas (1-0) rushed 332 yards. They led at the half, 6-0, on the first of Lowry's two touchdowns. He got the second on a 54-yard run late in the third quarter. St. Francis (1-1) totaled 107 yards.

Elizabeth City St. 57, UDC 7: In Elizabeth City, N.C., the winners (1-2) intercepted five passes and recovered two fumbles for touchdowns. Midway in the last period, UDC (0-3) got its first touchdown in nine periods when Kevin Brawner caught a 13-yard pass from Tony Heard, who had taken Brawner's lateral.

Fordham 13, Catholic 7: Eddie Pearson scored the go-ahead touchdown with 1:17 left in the third quarter to give the Rams (3-0) a homecoming victory in New York.

Ferrum 15, Salisbury 14: Ferrum (3-0) scored two short-yardage touchdowns in the fourth quarter in Salisbury, Md., to break Salisbury State's 20-game regular season winning streak.

Frostburg St. 37, Wesley 0: Shevin Kuperman rushed 102 yards and scored twice in Frostburg, Md., where the once-beaten hosts won their first for their new coach, Dennis Riccio. Wesley is 0-2.