Trailing Delaware by 10 at halftime, William and Mary won its sixth straight game and tied the Blue Hens atop the Colonial Athletic Association standings by rallying for a 17-16 victory in Williamsburg, Va., yesterday.
The fourth-ranked Tribe (6-1, 4-1) cut the margin to 13-10 when Mike Callahan connected with Alex Gottlieb on a 15-yard score with 3:51 left in the third quarter. No. 2 Delaware (7-1, 4-1) pushed the advantage to 16-10 on Mike Perry’s 20-yard field goal early in the fourth, but William and Mary running back Jonathan Grimes tossed a 6-yard TD pass to wide receiver Chase Hill to put the Tribe on top.
Villanova 14, James Madison 7 — Chris Whitney passed for two second-quarter TDs and James Pitts intercepted a pass in the end zone as time expired to clinch a home win for the sixth-ranked Wildcats (5-2, 3-1).
The No. 11 Dukes (4-3, 1-3) opened the second half with a nine-play, 73-yard drive and closed to 14-7 on Kavon Seaton’s 2-yard TD run. James Madison started its final possession with 1:38 left and reached the Villanova 36 before Pitts’s interception.
Maine 28, Rhode Island 23 — Warren Smith threw for a TD and ran for another to lead the Black Bears (3-5, 2-3) to the road win. Terrel Walker ran 86 yards for a score in the third quarter to extend Maine’s lead to 21-10.
The Rams (2-5, 1-3) got a 14-yard TD pass from Steve Probst to Ramadan Abdullah with 10 seconds left in the third. Pushaun Brown scored on a 2-yard run to push the Black Bears’ cushion to 28-17.
Richmond 28, Towson 6 — Kendall Gaskins ran for 100 yards and a TD as the host Spiders (4-3, 2-2) routed the Tigers (1-6, 0-4).