Wooster 38, Hiram 24
The College of Wooster found the end zone on three of its first four possessions to build a lead Hiram couldnít overcome and the Fighting Scots took down the host Terriers in a North Coast Athletic Conference game.
Wooster (2-1, 2-0 NCAC) turned a George Blake interception into a 29-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Richard Barnes to Darrian Owens to take a quick 7-0 lead. After a punt, Barnes found Owens for a 53-yard gain that led to a second touchdown pass, this one a 5-yarder to Justin Rice. Barnes then did it himself on the Fighting Scotsí fourth drive, running in a touchdown from the 17-yard line to give Wooster a 21-0 lead.
Hiram (2-2, 1-2 NCAC) struck next with a 71-yard touchdown pass from Blake to Richard Simpson to cut the lead to 21-7, but thatís as close as the Terriers got the rest of the day.
Barnes finished 25-of-34 passing for 343 yards and three touchdowns. Owens led Wooster with five catches for 137 yards and a score. Rice ended up with 59 yards and seven catches and two touchdowns.
Blake threw for 357 yards, his career high, on 20-of-35 passing and had two touchdowns and two interceptions. Simpson caught three passes for 134 yards and two scores.
Wayne State 38, Malone 27
Malone held a 20-10 lead in the second quarter but couldnít stop Wayne State University in the second half, eventually falling at home in a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game.
The Pioneers (0-4, 0-3 GLIAC) gave up 21 unanswered points to Wayne State (2-2, 2-1) after grabbing a 10-point lead and never recovered.
Bryce Pratt had 43 yards rushing and a touchdown. Justin Davis led the Pioneers with 83 yards on only 13 carries.
Ferris State 59, Walsh 16
Walsh quarterback Paul Kempe threw for 256 yards but the Cavaliers defense couldnít slow down Ferris Stateís offense in a rout at Fawcett Stadium.
Ferris State (3-1) piled on 38 points in the second half after taking a 21-3 lead into halftime.
Kempe finished the game 29-of-47 passing with a touchdown and interception. Krishawn Hogan led Walsh with 59 yards receiving on six catches.
Mount Union 84, Marietta 14
Mount Union (3-0) quarterback Kevin Burke threw for 336 yards and five touchdowns on 22-of-30 passing in a rout of Marietta (0-3) at home.
Taurice Scott (99 yards rushing) and Germany Woods (76 yards) each ran for two touchdowns. Brian Gainer (112 yards receiving) and Jack Nicholls (105 yards) each had 100-yard days receiving and caught two touchdowns.
Mount Union outgained Marietta 690-276 yards.