Area football roundup: Delaware State stages come-from-behind victory against Howard

In Dover, Del., Mitchell Ward kicked a 26-yard field goal as time expired to lift Delaware State in a come-from-behind victory over Howard, 22-20, on Saturday.

Down 20-13, Cole Murphy connected with Milton Williams on a 33-yard touchdown pass to pull Delaware State (4-5, 4-2 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) within one with 1:38 remaining. The Hornets recovered the ensuing onside kick, and Murphy led a nine-play drive to set up Ward’s winning kick.

The Bison (3-6, 2-4) opened the fourth quarter with a 13 minute, 99-yard drive capped by a four-yard touchdown run by Anthony Philyaw.

DELAWARE 32, TOWSON 31: At United Stadium, Trevor Sasek tossed his third touchdown with 19 seconds remaining to lift the Fightin’ Blue Hens to a stunning victory over the host Tigers (8-2, 4-2 Colonial Athletic). Sasek’s three-yard connection with wide receiver Rob Jones capped a fourth quarter in which Delaware (outscored 7-2, 4-1) Towson 22-3. It spoiled an incredible day by Tigers running back Terrance West, who rushed 29 times for 206 yards and a pair of scores.

LAFAYETTE 45, GEORGETOWN 27: In Washington, Drew Reed connected with four different receivers for touchdowns as the visiting Leopards defeated the Hoyas. Matt Smalley added a school-record 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.

Reed was a sparkling 18 of 24 for 275 yards with scoring strikes of 36, 10, two and five yards to Demetrius Dixon, Mike Duncan, Pat Creahan and Mark Ross for Lafayette (3-5, 3-0 Patriot). Kyle Nolan passed for two touchdowns — both to Daniel Sprotte — and ran for another for Georgetown (1-8, 0-3).

●JAMES MADISON 31, VILLANOVA 21: In Harrisonburg, Va., DeAndre’ Smith returned an interception 86 yards for a score to help the Dukes to a victory over the Wildcats.

Villanova (4-5, 3-3 CAA), trailing 24-14 midway through the fourth quarter, had a new set of downs at James Madison’s 20, when Smith picked off the pass.

The Dukes (6-3, 3-2) were led defensively by Stephon Robertson, who finished with a career-high 16 tackles.

●WILLIAM & MARY 17, NEW HAMPSHIRE 0: In Williamsburg, senior quarterback Brent Caprio made his first start of the season, throwing for one touchdown as the Tribe (6-3, 3-2 CAA) stayed undefeated on their home field. The Wildcats (4-4, 3-2) were blanked for the first time since the Tribe handed them a 39-0 loss on Sept. 23, 1995, — a span of 220 games.

●BOWIE STATE 76, LINCOLN 19: The Bulldogs scored early and often, opening a 52-13 lead at halftime en route to a thrashing of the visiting Lions (1-8, 0-6 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association). Bowie State (4-5, 2-4) quarterback Jared Johnston threw for 226 yards; his 1,553 yards is also a new single-season record.

SHEPHERD 45, GLENVILLE 19: Freshman running back Jabre Lolley ran for 87 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead the visiting Rams (8-0, 7-0 Mountain East Conference) past the Pioneers (4-5, 4-4).

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