Brandon Gilbert kicked four field goals, including a 30-yarder with three seconds to play, giving North Carolina Central a 26-23 win over Bowie State in Durham, N.C., for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship.
It's the first title for the Eagles since 1980.
N.C. Central (10-1) won it after rallying from deficits of 17-0 at the half and 23-10 in the third quarter.
Bowie State's Isaac Redman, the CIAA's rushing leader, carried 28 times for 112 yards and opened the scoring with a two-yard run.
The Bulldogs' (8-3) final points came when Lamar Manigo hit Glenn Thomas for a 46-yard touchdown with 3 minutes 45 seconds left in the third quarter, the second time the pair connected on a scoring pass.
Gilbert kicked a 47-yard field goal with 12 seconds left in the quarter and added a 23-yarder 1:05 into the final quarter to make it 23-16.
North Carolina Central tied the score on Julius McClellan's 60-yard touchdown catch from Adrian Warren with 7:41 left.
Greg Pruitt led N.C. Central's ground game with 99 yards on 21 carries.
* LEHIGH 46, GEORGETOWN 14: In Bethlehem, Pa., sophomore Sedale Threatt completed just 10 passes but four of them went for touchdowns to lead the Mountain Hawks (7-2, 3-1 Patriot League).
Threatt threw for just 95 yards and got almost half of them on a 43-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Zebluim in the third quarter that made the score 32-7.
Marques Thompson rushed for 117 yards on 11 carries and Eric Rath added 91 yards and a touchdown for Lehigh. Threatt chipped in 73 yards on the ground as Lehigh leaned heavily on the ground game, picking up 332 yards on 52 carries.
Nick Cangelosi scored on five-yard run in the second quarter and tossed a two-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth to give the Hoyas (4-5, 2-3) their only points.
Lehigh held Georgetown to 44 yards on the ground.
* S.C. STATE 23, HOWARD 9: Rondriekas Darby's 50-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter and Terrance Bennett's 61-yard interception return late in the fourth helped the Bulldogs win on the road.
The victory kept South Carolina State (7-2, 5-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) in good position for a possible spot in the Division I-AA playoffs and sent the Bison (4-5, 1-5) to their third loss in four games.
Keon Coleman had 129 rushing yards for Howard, his third straight 100-yard game.
* GUILFORD 49, CATHOLIC 42: Keith Ricca completed 25 of 46 passes for 452 yards and two touchdowns for Catholic (2-7, 1-4 Old Dominion Athletic Conference), but a fourth quarter comeback fell short at home. Guilford improved to 3-5, 2-2.