Tim Hightower and David Freeman each ran for two touchdowns as Richmond beat Hampton, 38-10, in the opening round of the Division I-AA playoffs last night in Hampton, Va.
Freeman had 21 carries for 117 yards, including a pair of two-yard touchdown runs. Hightower scored from three yards and eight yards, finishing with 73 yards on 15 carries.
Quarterback Stacy Tutt scored on a one-yard run for Richmond (9-3) in the first quarter. Onrea Jones caught a seven-yard pass for a touchdown in the second for the Pirates (11-1).
Hightower and Freeman took over after halftime to put the game out of reach and give the Spiders their eighth straight win.
Tutt finished 12 for 19 for 102 yards and two interceptions.
* NEW HAMPSHIRE 55, COLGATE 21: It was difficult to tell what was more slippery -- the playing field in Durham, N.H. or Wildcats quarterback Ricky Santos.
Playing on a surface still a bit slick from a recent snow, the elusive Santos avoided constant blitzing to throw for three touchdowns and run for another as top-ranked New Hampshire won its first-round game in the Division I-AA playoffs.
"It was very slippery out there," said Santos, who rushed for a career-high 176 yards.
Santos threw three touchdown passes to David Ball and John McCoy ran for three scores.
New Hampshire (11-1) will play at home on Saturday against Northern Iowa.
* FURMAN 14, NICHOLLS STATE 12: In Greenville, S.C., Ingle Martin overcame a sluggish passing game and Brandon Mays had 61 yards rushing to lead the Paladins in the first round of the Division I-AA playoffs.
The Furman defense stopped the Colonels (6-4) on fourth down on their 39-yard line with about five minutes remaining, and then drove deep into Nicholls State territory as the clock ran out.
The Paladins (10-2) will face Richmond next.
* CAL POLY 35, MONTANA 21: James Noble rushed for 188 yards and a touchdown in each quarter to lead the No. 10 Mustangs to a road win in the Division I-AA playoffs.
Cal Poly (9-3) beat the Grizzlies (8-4) for the first time in 11 tries and avenged a 36-27 loss to Montana on Oct. 22.
Noble, a freshman, had touchdown runs of 3, 4, 5 and 35 yards for Cal Poly, which advanced to a second-round game against Texas State.
Cullen Finnerty threw two touchdown passes, and Ryan Hukill ran for another score to lead top-ranked Grand Valley State to a 24-17 quarterfinal victory over Saginaw Valley in Allendale, Mich.
The Lakers (11-0) will host East Stroudsburg in the semifinals on Saturday.
Trailing 14-7 at halftime, Grand Valley drove 58 yards to tie the game in the third quarter. The Lakers converted on two fourth-down plays during the drive, including a 16-yard pass from Finnerty to Jeremy Cochrane for a touchdown.
Finnerty passed 58 yards to Eric Fowler to set up a 33-yard field goal by Scott Greene for a 17-14 lead in the third quarter.
* EAST STROUDSBURG 55, C.W. POST 28: Jimmy Terwilliger threw for 384 yards and five touchdowns to lead East Stroudsburg (Pa.) to the quarterfinal win at home.
Terwilliger threw for more than 300 yards for the 22nd time in his career, and it was the 36th consecutive game in which he threw a touchdown pass, both Division II records.
Derek Lucas rushed for 103 yards for East Stroudsburg (11-2) and Terwilliger ran for 35.
In Greenville, Pa., Rico Haynes returned a blocked punt 12 yards for a touchdown as Bridgewater, Va., beat Thiel, 24-13, in the second round of the playoffs.
After a field goal gave the Eagles a 10-7 lead, Drew McQueen blocked Matt McKinney's punt and Haynes took it in for a score with 33 seconds left in the third quarter.
Bridgewater (10-1) will play Wesley in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
* MOUNT UNION 44, AUGUSTANA 7: In Alliance, Ohio, Nate Kmic scored four times and set a Mount Union record with 361 yards rushing against Augustana (Ill.).
Kmic averaged nearly 10 yards per rush on 37 carries and scored in every quarter for the defending champions, who gained 424 of their 536 yards on the ground. Mike Jorris added 112 yards and a touchdown on 8-of-10 passing for Mount Union (11-1).