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Maine advances in FCS

UNH knocked out on missed PAT

From Staff And Wire Reports / December 4, 2011
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Warren Smith threw for three touchdowns and Maine held Appalachian State to 3 yards rushing in a 34-12 win yesterday at Boone, N.C., in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.

The 13th-ranked Black Bears (9-3) dominated on the ground. Pushaun Brown rushed for 111 yards on 24 carries, including a 31-yard score, and David Hood romped 54 yards for a TD to finish with 88 yards on four carries.

Meeting for the first time since Maine won, 14-13, in the 2002 playoffs, the Black Bears led at halftime, 13-6. Smith threw touchdown passes of 44 and 35 yards to Damarr Aultman, and then had a 21-yarder to John Ebeling in the third quarter.

Jamal Jackson was 26 of 45 for 272 yards and a touchdown and two interceptions for the ninth-ranked Mountaineers (8-4), whose string of six straight 10-win seasons ended.

The Black Bears will play next at Georgia Southern, which beat Old Dominion, 55-48.

Montana St. 26, New Hampshire 25 - DeNarius McGhee ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the host Bobcats overcame four turnovers and rode a missed extra-point kick with six seconds remaining to a victory over the 11th-ranked Wildcats in the second round of the FCS playoffs.

No. 7 Montana State (10-2) seemed to have the game put away when Darius Jones intercepted a Mark Becker pass at the Bobcat 3-yard line with 1:16 to play and his team leading, 26-19. But a shanked punt gave the Wildcats (8-4) the ball with 17 seconds remaining, and Becker hit Justin Mello on a 29-yard scoring pass.

Mike MacArthur hit the right upright with his extra-point attempt, sending Montana State into the quarterfinals against Sam Houston State.

McGhee had scoring runs of 2 and 37 yards - the latter giving Montana State a 23-19 lead in the third quarter - as well as an 11-yard TD pass to Tray Robinson in the second quarter.

Becker was 18 of 30 for 200 yards for UNH, which was outgained, 399-248.

Division 2

Winston-Salem St. 27, New Haven 7 - Kameron Smith had two touchdown passes and Nicholas Cooper scored on a 12-yard run with 11 seconds remaining in the first half to power the host Rams (13-0) into the semifinals of the NCAA tournament.

Ryan Osiecki (16 of 32 for 209 yards) found Demetrious Washington on a 33-yard TD pass to give the Chargers (11-2) a 7-6 lead in the first quarter.

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