College Football Roundup
The college roundup …
BOILING SPRINGS ó Tommy Beecher threw three touchdown passes and Mike Brown rushed for two scores to help Liberty pull away from Gardner-Webb 51-28 Saturday.
Liberty (8-2, 5-0 Big South Conference) took sole possession of first place in the league following Stony Brook’s 30-27 overtime loss to Charleston Southern. Liberty plays at Stony Brook next week.
Beecher, a former Concord star who transferred from South Carolina, was 23-for-32 for 337 yards for the Flames, who had 510 yards of offense.
Coastal Carolina 41, Presbyterian 37
CONWAY, S.C. ó Zach MacDowall threw three touchdown passes and Coastal Carolina beat Presbyterian 41-37.
MacDowall went 11-for-23 for 193 yards passing with one interception for the Chanticleers (5-5, 3-2 Big South).
Furman 30, Georgia Southern 22
STATESBORO, Ga. ó Jordan Sorrells threw for 244 yards and Furman scored two touchdowns as Furman defeated Georgia Southern 30-22.
The Paladins (5-5, 4-3 Southern Conference) snapped a three-game losing streak.
NCCU 18, WSSU 10
WINSTON-SALEM ó Michael Johnson threw a touchdown pass as North Carolina Central rallied to beat Winston-Salem State 18-10.
Johnson went 10-for-21 for 122 yards and an interception.
The Eagles (3-7) added a 26-yard field goal by Salisbury’s Frankie Cardelle in the fourth quarter for the final margin.
Marist 14, Davidson 6
DAVIDSON ó Matt Heavner threw for 57 yards and one interception for the Wildcats (3-7, 3-5).
Mississippi 42, Tennessee 17
OXFORD, Miss. ó Dexter McCluster ran for 282 yards and finished with 324 all-purpose yards, setting two Mississippi records, and the Rebels ran over the Volunteers.
McCluster broke the Rebels’ single-game rushing record of 242 set by Dou Innocent in 1995.
Nebraska 31, Kansas 17
LAWRENCE, Kan. ó Roy Helu Jr. ran for 156 yards and three touchdowns, helping Nebraska (7-3, 4-2) move into a tie atop the Big 12 North with a 31-17 victory over Kansas.
HANOVER, Ind. ó Daniel Passafiume has set the NCAA record for most receptions in a single game, catching 25 passes for Division III Hanover College.
Passafiume finished with 153 yards receiving and two touchdowns in a 42-28 loss to Franklin College. His 25 receptions were one more than the previous all-divisions mark shared by Jerry Rice and Chas Gessner.