Chapter Update: Kent State stages a fourth-quarter rally under the lights and 10 other chapter schools post Week 6 victories
Kent State raced to a three-score halftime lead, withstood a furious Buffalo comeback in third quarter and scored the final 14 points to nail down a prime time thriller. Senior quarterback Dustin Crum threw for a career-high 407 yards and three touchdowns. He also added a pair of rushing touchdowns to give him five total touchdowns. Crum is the first Kent State quarterback to account for five touchdowns in a game since Jose Davis did it against UCF in 1997.
Georgia Tech: Down three points on the road with less than two minutes showing on the clock, the Yellow Jackets offense marched 88 yards in 51 seconds to claim victory when Adonicas Sanders hauled in a 36-yard touchdown pass from Jeff Sims. It marked the first time since 2016 that Tech scored a winning touchdown in the final minute.
Florida State: Led by quarterback Jordan Travis, the Seminoles picked up their second win a row by overpowering North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Travis threw three TD passes and added a career-high 121 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. It was his second consecutive 100-plus yard rushing game. Travis is the first Seminole over the past 25 years with three passing and two rushing touchdowns in the same game and the first FSU quarterback in program history to have back-to-back 100-yard rushing games. Florida State Chapter Vice President, wide receiver Keyshawn Helton, led the Seminoles in receiving with 71 yards on three catches.
Saint Francis: The Red Flash scored the third most points in program history against a Division I opponent, 55, and Josh McGrigg showed his versatility in a win over LIU. McGrigg, a senior, scored three touchdowns and finished with 201 all-purpose yards. He scored on a pass reception, a kickoff return and a punt return. His 94-yard kickoff return was the fourth longest in program history and the last 94-yard kickoff return for the Red Flash was in 2001. McGrigg earned the Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week honor.
Penn: Using a ground game that piled up more than 300 rushing yards, Penn scored both its touchdowns in the fourth quarter to pull away from fellow chapter school Lehigh as the Quakers recorded their first shutout since 2009. It was the first home game for Penn at Franklin Field in exactly 700 days. Isaiah Malcome and Trey Flowers combined for 316 rushing yards and each RB scored once. Penn Chapter leader, linebacker Brian O’Neill, tied for the team lead with four tackles including a TFL and a pair of QB hurries.
Round-Up: Notre Dame trailed by eight with less than four minutes to play at Virginia Tech before rallying to score 11 unanswered points to nail down a heart stopping victory. Kicker Jonathan Doerer nailed a 48-yard field goal with 17 seconds remaining to complete the comeback. Fighting Irish quarterback Tyler Buchner came on in relief and threw a touchdown pass and added a rushing touchdown to become the first true freshman quarterback in Notre Dame history to record a touchdown passing and rushing in the same game. Notre Dame Chapter leaders, linebackers Drew White and JD Bertrand, each had big games. Bertrand led the Irish with 10 tackles, his fourth double-digit tackles game this season, and White had six stops including tying his career best with 2.0 TFL’s. … Baylor quarterback Gerry Bohanon had a career day for the Bears to guide them to a blowout home win over West Virginia. Bohanon threw for a career-best 336 yards with four touchdowns and also added a rushing touchdown to make it five games in a row with at least one TD on the ground. He is the first Bears QB since 2015 to throw for 300-plus yards and account for five or more touchdowns in a game. … Marist scored 17 unanswered points in the first quarter to seize control on its way to a comfortable 31-point win over Stetson for its second win in a row. The Red Foxes defense had six sacks, six TFL’s, forced two turnovers and did not surrender a touchdown. Marist Chapter Vice President, kicker Luke Paladino, nailed field goals covering 41 and 29 yards. … Princeton scored 25 of the final 32 points to rally from a 21-6 third-quarter deficit to overtake FCS No. 25 Monmouth on the road. Kicker Jeffrey Sexton nailed a 35-yard field goal with 10 seconds remaining to win it for the Tigers. … Fordham won its third in a row after an 0-3 start, blowing out Wagner behind a defense that limited the visitors to the Bronx to fewer than 250 total yards. Fordham Chapter leaders, offensive lineman Lucas Portes and Ryan Joyce, were the starting guards for an offense that piled up 552 total yards including 197 on the ground. … Valdosta State pounded out a season-high 401 yards on the ground to make it five wins in as many games by blanking Delta State.