Jordan Scott ran for 257 yards and two touchdowns, and Colgate clinched its third Patriot League title in four seasons with a 34-7 road win over Georgetown yesterday.
The win ensured Colgate (8-3, 5-1) a share of the conference title, but the Raiders had to wait about 35 minutes for Lafayette to finish off a 23-19 win at Lehigh before Colgate could also claim the Patriot League's automatic bid to the Division I-AA playoffs.
The Raiders handed Scott the ball a league record 47 times, which allowed him to outgain the Hoyas (4-7, 2-4) on his own. Georgetown managed just 195 offensive yards.
On the season, Scott has rushed for 1,159 yards, a Colgate freshman record. Scott scored yesterday on runs of 28 and 13 yards.
Georgetown avoided the shutout when Nick Cangelosi threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to Glenn Castergine with 37 seconds left. The Hoyas are 0-4 all-time against Colgate.
* DELAWARE STATE 23, HOWARD 7: The Bison were held to just 40 yards of total offense in losing their season finale in Dover, Del.
The Hornets' Peter Gaertner kicked three field goals to give him 16 for the season, a school record.
Ronald Venters managed just 28 yards passing for Howard (4-7, 1-7 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference).
Jamar Smith was Howard's leading rusher with 25 yards. The Bison finished 0 for 11 on third down conversions.
Howard took a 7-6 lead on the final play of the first half when Lawrence Hellams blocked a punt and Geoffrey Pope returned it 20 yards for a touchdown.
But Delaware State (7-4, 6-2) regained the lead on its opening drive of the second half when Vashon Winton scored on a one-yard run.
A 36-yard touchdown pass from Winton to Freddie Middlebrooks early in the fourth quarter helped put the game away for the Hornets.