Chapter Update: Stony Brook knocks off fellow chapter school Colgate to highlight 14 winning teams in Week 2
Defense played a major role in guiding Stony Brook to its first win of the season - a comfortable 21-point victory on the road against fellow chapter school Colgate.
The Seawolves’ defense limited the Raiders to only 60 yards on the ground, recorded 12 stops behind the line of scrimmage (nine TFL’s and three sacks), had a pair of interceptions and produced a key goal-line stand that halted a 77-yard Colgate drive.
Stony Brook Chapter leader, offensive lineman Kyle Nunez, started up front and helped the Seawolves grind out nearly 300 yards on the ground. RB Tyson Lawton had a career-high 134 yards and eclipsed the 1,000-yard barrier for his career.
Kent State: The Golden Flashes rushed for 494 yards in their home opener victory over VMI, the most in a single game since 1954. Kent State’s offense also topped 600 yards for the fifth time in the last two years, rolling up 698 yards of total offense, third most in program history. Marquez Cooper’s 119 yards led a balanced rushing attack that saw five Flashes hit 70 or more yards with seven different players scoring a rushing touchdown. Kent State Chapter leader, safety Nico Bolden, finished tied for second in tackles with five stops. Junior cornerback Montre Miller had three interceptions to become first Golden Flash with three picks in a game since 2008 to earn the Uplifting Athletes Rare Performance of the Week honor.
Penn State: For the first time in 22 months fans filled the seats at Beaver Stadium and the No. 10 ranked Nittany Lions responded with a convincing win over defending MAC champion Ball State to record their 300th victory at Beaver Stadium. PSU’s defense limited the Cardinals to fewer than 300 total yards and had a pair of interceptions for the second game in row - already matching the 2020 interception total. Senior DE-LB Jesse Luketa had his first career interception and returned it 16 yards for a touchdown. Former Penn State Chapter President, quarterback Sean Clifford, became the 10th Nittany Lions quarterback to eclipse 5,000 career passing yards. Current PSU Chapter President, long snapper Chris Stoll, handled all the special team snap duties for the Nittany Lions.
Georgia Tech: Freshman quarterback Jordan Yates became the first Yellow Jacket to ever throw four touchdowns in the first start of his collegiate career to help Tech pick up its first win of the season. His four TD passes also tied for the third-most ever in Georgia Tech history, just one shy of the single-game school record shared by Eddie McAshan (1972 vs. Rice) and Joe Hamilton (1999 vs. Clemson).
Northwestern: Punt returners Brandon Joseph and Raymond Niro III combined for 166 punt return yards to establish a new school record that had stood since 1950 in the win over Indiana State. Joseph had 111 of those yards on two returns and became the first Northwestern player since 2012 to record more than 100 yards in punt returns in a game. Northwestern Chapter leaders Joe Spivak, Peter Snodgrass and Conrad Rowley all played for the Wildcats. Spivak started at defensive tackle for a defense that limited ISU to only 169 yards and six points.
Western Michigan: The Broncos defense tied a program record for fewest yards allowed in a game with 57, tying the 1972 WMU defense against Marshall, in a shutout win over Illinois State. Western Michigan Chapter President, linebacker Zaire Barnes, started for the Broncos and had a pair of tackles. Chapter Vice President, safety Jake Moertl, had three stops including a pair of solo tackles.
Round-Up: Top 10 ranked Notre Dame needed a late touchdown to hold off the monster upset bid of MAC squad Toledo and extend its home winning streak to 25 consecutive games. Notre Dame Chapter Vice President, linebacker JD Bertrand, led the Irish in tackles for the second game in a row with 11 including 10 solo stops. He also had three TFL’s, a sack and recovered a fumble. ND Chapter President, linebacker Drew White, also started and had one tackle. … Davidson piled up more than 300 yards on the ground and held off a late charge from Shaw to claim its home opener. … Balance on offense powered Top 10 ranked Clemson past South Carolina State in the home opener. The Tigers had 262 passing yards to go along with 242 yards on the ground. Clemson Chapter leader, punter Aidan Swanson, averaged 42 yards on a pair of kicks. Chapter President, Jack Maddox, handled long snapper duties for the Tigers. … Baylor amassed its most rushing yards in six years (419), had 700-plus yards of total offense and scored on the longest fumble return in program history to improve to 2-0. … Eight Maryland Terrapins scored at least one touchdown and the defense limited visiting Howard to zero conversions on third down to post an easy victory. … Charleston Southern senior WR Garris Schwarting had four receiving touchdowns to match a Big South record and tie the Buccaneers program mark for most touchdown receptions in a single game in a victory over The Citadel. … Valdosta State WR Antwan Dixon, a member of the 2019 Rare Disease Champion Team, had four catches for 52 yards as the Blazers rolled to an easy road win. … Florida Atlantic University scored 38 unanswered points to win its ninth consecutive game at FAU Stadium, taking the 2021 home opener behind N’Kosi Perry’s 332 yards and four passing touchdowns.