Lyle McCombs ran for 130 yards and Dave Teggart kicked three field goals as Connecticut beat South Florida, 16-10, yesterday in East Hartford without scoring an offensive touchdown.
Cornerback Byron Jones ran a third-quarter fumble back 10 yards for what turned out to be the winning score after defensive tackle Twyon Martin stripped South Florida running back Darrel Scott deep in UConn territory.
B.J. Daniels threw for 164 yards and ran for 64 and a touchdown. But the South Florida quarterback also threw two interceptions and had a key fumble.
The Bulls (4-2, 0-2 Big East) failed to convert on a fourth down with just under 2 1/2 minutes left, and the Huskies (3-4, 1-1) ran out the clock.
A 32-yard run by Daniels had given the Bulls the ball in UConn territory. But a fourth-down completion to Sterling Griffin was stopped 4 yards short of the first-down marker.
Teggart, who beat South Florida with last-minute field goals in their two previous meetings, hit from 18, 46, and 28 yards.
UConn won despite having just 253 yards of offense, and much of that came from McCombs, who recorded his fourth 100-yard game.
Monmouth 40, Bryant 35 - Julian Hayes rushed for three touchdowns and the visiting Hawks stopped the Bulldogs on fourth and 1 from the 6 with 1:03 left to hold on for a Northeast Conference win.
The Hawks (3-3, 2-1) took a 40-28 lead midway through the fourth quarter on Craig Peterson’s 18-yard pass to Neal Sterling, but the Bulldogs (4-3, 2-2) cut it to 40-35 with 5:31 left on Mike Croce’s pass to Matt Tracey.
Duquesne 28, Central Conn. 21 - Quarterback Sean Patterson, who rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns, ran for a 4-yard score with 42 seconds left, sending the Dukes (5-2, 3-1 Northeast) over the Blue Devils (2-5, 1-3) in Pittsburgh.
Sacred Heart 47, St. Francis (Pa.) 24 - Greg Moore and Keshaudas Spence combined for 237 yards and five touchdowns as the host Pioneers (4-2, 2-1 Northeast) won their fourth straight.
Southern Conn. 31, Bentley 29 - Rashaad Slowley rushed for two touchdowns and caught a TD pass as the visiting Owls (5-2, 4-1 NE-10) rallied from a 17-7 halftime deficit to beat the Falcons (4-3, 3-2). Bryant Johnson passed for 275 yards and two scores for Bentley.
New Haven 34, AIC 20 - Ryan Osiecki was 12-of-22 passing for 124 yards and a touchdown, and Mike DeCaro rushed for another score to lift the Chargers (6-1, 4-0) to a Northeast-10 victory over the visiting Yellow Jackets (4-3, 3-2).
Stonehill 49, Pace 0 - Jermetrius Troy ran for four touchdowns, all in the first half, and the Skyhawks (2-5, 1-3 NE-10) rolled to a 42-0 halftime lead and cruised past the Setters (1-5, 0-4).
Wesleyan 21, Bates 14 - LaDarius Drew rushed for 162 yards and three TDs as the host Cardinals (3-1 NESCAC) built a 21-0 lead with 11 minutes to play and held on to beat the Bobcats (2-2).
Bowdoin 20, Hamilton 7 - Peter Troubh had three sacks as the Polar Bears (2-2 NESCAC) registered a school-record six in the game and held the visiting Continentals (2-2) to minus-34 yards rushing.
Amherst 31, Colby 7 - Blake Grauer threw for two touchdowns and a career-high 283 yards, Landrus Lewis returned a punt for a score, and Gordie Lockbaum returned an interception for another TD as the visiting Lord Jeffs (4-0) earned a NESCAC victory over the Mules (0-4).
Williams 48, Middlebury 28 - Marco Hernandez rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns and Tom Wohlwender ground out 122 yards and three more scores as the Ephs (2-2) toppled the host Panthers (1-3).
Trinity 9, Tufts 0 - Evan Bunker rushed for 207 yards and the Bantams (4-0) limited the host Jumbos (0-4) to 13 yards rushing to claim a NESCAC victory in Somerville.
Western N.E. 31, MIT 0 - Kevin Cook ran for 135 yards and two scores and the Golden Bears (6-1, 4-0 NEFC Boyd) rolled over the host Engineers (1-5, 0-4).
Salve Regina 31, Curry 6 - The visiting Seahawks (4-3, 2-2) capitalized on six turnovers by the Colonels (2-2, 3-4) to pull off the NEFC Boyd triumph.
Mass. Maritime 19, Fitchburg St. 7 - Matt White rushed for 126 yards and Barry Reopell ran for a pair of touchdowns to lead the visiting Buccaneers (4-2, 2-2 NEFC Bogan) over the Falcons (2-5, 1-3).
Framingham St. 42, Maine Maritime 14 - Tailback Melikke Van Alstyne pounded out 251 yards and five touchdowns to help the Rams (5-2, 4-0) stay unbeaten in the NEFC Bogan with a rout of the Mariners (4-2, 2-2).
Bridgewater St. 34, Worcester St. 23 - Jake Scott rushed for a pair of scores and the visiting Bears (4-2, 2-2 NEFC Bogan) scored 14 points in the final 5:13 of the game to beat the Lancers (5-2, 2-2).
UMass-Dartmouth 21, Nichols 6 - Mike Perry intercepted a pass and returned it 62 yards for a score to help the Corsairs (4-3, 3-1 NEFC Boyd) knock off the Bison (0-7, 0-4).
Endicott 49, Plymouth St. 0 - Mike Lane set a school record with four touchdowns and rushed for 147 yards - his sixth straight 100-yard game - to power the host Gulls (7-0, 4-0 NEFC Boyd) past the Panthers (4-3, 2-2).
Westfield St. 24, Coast Guard 21 - The visiting Owls (2-2, 3-4 NEFC Bogan) recovered a fumble at the Coast Guard 3-yard line with 1:49 remaining and Tyler Dow hit tight end Jeff Winchell for the winning TD against the Bears (1-5, 1-3).
Mount Ida 50, Husson 0 - Johrone Bunch rushed for three scores and Scott Drosendahl passed for three more to help the Mustangs (3-3, 2-1 ECFC) cruise past the Eagles (0-6, 0-3).
Norwich 10, Gallaudet 7 - Quarterback Kris Sabourin scored on a 12-yard run with 33 seconds left to lift the Cadets (4-3, 3-0 ECFC) past the Bison (3-3, 2-1).
Cortland St. 56, Western Conn. 10 - Dan Pitcher completed 14 of 21 passes for 270 yards and three touchdowns, all in the first half, to lead the visiting Red Dragons (4-2, 4-2 NJAC) over the Colonials (0-6, 0-5).
Springfield 38, Ithaca 33 - Quarterback Josh Carter, the nation’s leading Division 3 scorer, ran for touchdowns of 47, 19, and 56 yards to power the Pride (4-2, 2-2 Empire 8) past the visiting Bombers (3-3, 1-3).
Stony Brook 55, Saint Anselm 6 - Brock Jackolski and JeVahn Cruz rushed for a combined 268 yards and four touchdowns as the Seawolves (3-3) rolled over the visiting Hawks (0-6).