FAMU holds on for victory
DES MOINES, Iowa - John Williams intercepted a North Carolina A&T pass in the end zone on the final play of the game to preserve Florida A&M's 26-20 win on Saturday. The Aggies drove from their own 7 to the Florida A&M 39 before Lewis Kindle's pass was intercepted as time expired. Trevor Scott kicked two field goals in the second half and four in the game as the Rattlers (6-3, 4-2 MEAC) broke a 20-20 halftime tie. Scott was good from 40 yards in the third quarter and from 33 yards with 4:41 remaining in the game. Damien Fleming passed for 254 yards and two touchdowns for Florida A&M, which has won three in a row.B-CU 49, MORGAN STATE 23 Bethune-Cookman scored five straight touchdowns in routing Morgan State. Trailing 10-7 midway through the second quarter, Bethune-Cookman (6-3, 4-2 MEAC) used three different rushers to rattle off 35 straight points in 22:43. During the span, Johnathan Moment scored on runs of 28 and 3 yards, Jackie Wilson scored from 4 yards and 45 yards, and Isidore Jackson capped off the scoring burst with a 21-yard run to give Bethune-Cookman a 42-10 fourth-quarter lead. Jackson led B-CU with 93 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. Moment added 78 yards and two touchdowns, and Wilson had 74 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries. W. KENTUCKY 10, FIU 9 Casey Tinius hit a 34-yard field goal as time expired and Western Kentucky beat Florida International for its fifth win in a row. The Hilltoppers (5-4, 5-1 Sun Belt) overcame three kicking blunders before Tinius hit the winner, including a blocked kick, a botched snap and a missed field goal by Jesse Roy. Tinius had missed seven straight attempts heading into the game. Jack Griffin went 3 of 3 on field goals for FIU, including a 43-yarder that gave the Golden Panthers (5-4, 2-3) a 9-7 lead on the first play of the fourth quarter. ARKANSAS STATE 39, FAU 21 Ryan Aplin ran for four touchdowns and passed for one as Arkansas State beat Florida Atlantic. Aplin was 24-for-37 for 244 yards passing, while rushing for 49 yards as Arkansas State (7-2, 5-0 Sun Belt) maintained first place in the conference. Graham Wilbert was 16-for-24 for 147 yards passing and Alfred Morris carried 19 times for 163 yards and two touchdowns, but FAU (0-8, 0-5) stretched its losing streak to 11 games, dating to last season. DRAKE 31, JACKSONVILLE 24 Josh McGregor threw for 249 yards and three touchdowns for Jacksonville (6-3, 5-1 Pioneer League), but he was intercepted four times. Turnovers set up Drake's tying and go-ahead touchdowns in the fourth quarter.