FCS Roundup: Colgate knocks off James Madison; SDSU wins big; Northern Iowa loses
HAMILTON VILLAGE, N.Y. - Chris Puzzi kicked a 38-yard field goal as time expired to give Colgate a 23-20 win over James Madison in Saturday’s Football Championship Division second-round game.
Colgate, a No. 8-seed with a 9-1 record, will play a quarterfinal game next Friday or Saturday at top-seeded North Dakota State.
James Madison, a national champion two years ago and a runnerup to the Bison last year, finishes its season with a 9-3 record.
James Holland carried the ball 25 times for 89 yards for Colgate. Grant Breneman completed 14 of 23 passes for 190 yards and one touchdown. Owen Rockett caught five passes for 104 yards and one touchdown.
James Madison quarterback Ben Dinucci completed 19 of 33 passes for 192 yards, but was intercepted five times.
James Madison had 392 total yards compared to Colgate’s 330 total yards.
South Dakota State 51, Duquesne 6
BROOKINGS, S.D. - No. 5-seed South Dakota State rolled up 470 yards of total offense to advance to next weekend’s quarterfinal game at No. 4-seed Kennesaw State.
Mikey Daniel carried the ball 10 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns while Pierre Strong had 12 carries for 92 yards and one touchdown. Taryn Christon completed 12 of 26 passes for 144 yards and one touchdown for SDSU, which improved to 8-2 overall.
Cal-Davis 23, Northern Iowa 16
DAVIS, Calif. - Northern Iowa’s comeback rally fell short when it threw two incompletions on third and fourth down from the Cal-Davis 36 with two minutes remaining.
Cal-Davis, the No. 6 seed with a 10-2 record, advances to next weekend’s quarterfinal game at No. 3-seed Eastern Washington. Northern Iowa’s season ends with a 7-6 record.
Kennesaw State 13, Wofford 10
KENNESAW, Ga. - Justin Thompson kicked a 30-yard field goal with 1 minute, 52 seconds remaining to lift Kennesaw State into its home quarterfinal next weekend game against South Dakota State.
Kennesaw, the No. 4 seed with a 10-1 record, had 242 total yards and limited Wofford to 236 total yards. Darnell Holland carried the ball six times for 74 yards for Kennesaw.
Eastern Washington 42, Nicholls State 21
CHENEY, Wash. - After trailing 14-10 at halftime, Eastern Washington outscored Nicholls State 32-7 in the second half to advance to its home quarterfinal game next weekend against Northern Iowa or Cal Davis.
Eastern Washington, the No. 3 seed, was led by Sam McPherson who carried the ball 20 times for 137 yards and two touchdowns and Eric Barriere who completed 17 of 29 passes for 162 yards and one touchdown.
Maine 55, Jacksonville State 27
ORONO, Maine -- Maine built a 42-14 halftime lead and never looked back to advance to tnext weekend’s quarterfinals at Weber State.
Despite getting beat in total yardage 477-427, Maine cashed in on three Jacksonville State turnovers. Maine, now 9-3 overall, was led by Ramo Jefferson who carried the ball 26 times for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Chris Ferguson completed 14 of 26 passes for 159 yards and five touchdowns.
Weber State 48, Southeast Missouri State 23
OGDEN, Utah -- No. 2-seed Weber State erupted for 27 points in the second quarter to advance to its home quarterfinal game next weekend against Maine.
Treshawn Garrett carried the ball 17 times for 134 yards for Weber State. Quarterback Jake Constantine completed 18 of 30 passes for 199 yards and four touchdowns.