Chuckie Keeton scored on a 62-yard run to put Utah State up, 7-3, and Williams sparked a 28-point fourth quarter when he broke through the Toledo (9-4) defense and raced 63 yards for a TD to put the Aggies up, 20-9. Williams followed that with TD runs of 5 and 25 yards. Keeton ran for 92 yards and was 21-of-31 passing for 229 yards.
FCS semifinal — Quarterback Brian Bell ran for two touchdowns and threw for another and Sam Houston State raced to a 35-0 halftime lead but barely held on to beat Eastern Washington, 45-42, in Cheney, Wash., earning a trip to the Football Championship Subdivision championship game. The Bearkats (11-3) face top-seeded North Dakota State, which won last year’s matchup, 17-16, on Jan. 5 in Frisco, Texas.
Vernon Adams tied a school record with six TD passes to pull the Eagles (11-3) within a field goal with 3:02 to play. Sam Houston State, however, was able to run out the clock behind Tim Flanders, who rushed for 219 yards.
Division 2 championship — Matt Pierce returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and freshman Cedric O’Neal ran for 140 yards and a score to lead Valdosta State to a 35-7 victory over Winston-Salem State in Florence, Ala.
The Blazers (12-2) of Georgia took a 21-0 halftime lead en route to their 10th straight win and first national title since 2007, coach David Dean’s debut season. The Rams (14-1) were trying to become the first historically black school to win the Division 2 title, but they couldn’t overcome six turnovers.
Vermont 5, St. Lawrence 2 — Kyle Reynolds had a goal and two assists, and Jacob Fallon added a goal and an assist to lead the Catamounts (4-8-3) over the Saints (7-8-2) in Canton, N.Y. Chris McCarthy and Nick Luukko also scored for Vermont. Greg Carey and Kyle Essery scored for St. Lawrence.
Union 3, Maine 2 — Christine Valente broke a scoreless tie 27 seconds into the third period to lead the Dutchwomen (5-9-3) over the Black Bears (2-14-1) in Orono, Maine. Nicole Bartlett and Kelly McGrath added goals for Union. Brittany Dougherty scored twice for Maine.
Division 1 championship — Bailey Webster had 14 kills, Haley Eckerman added 12, and third-seeded Texas (29-4) swept Oregon (30-5) in Louisville, Ky., for its first NCAA championship since 1988. The Longhorns won, 25-11, 26-24, 25-19.
Texas was making its fourth Final Four appearance in five years and playing in its first title game since 2009, when the Longhorns lost to Penn State in five sets.