FCS Top 25 Roundup – Week 8

(SportsNetwork.com) – If Villanova quarterback John Robertson gets tired of
winning CAA Football offensive player of the week, there’s another award that
might be out there for him.

Robertson, already a four-time winner of top CAA honors, was at it again on
Saturday, totaling four more total touchdowns, including a 13-yard pass to
Kevin Gulyas with 52 seconds left to play to lift the No. 5 Wildcats past No.
15 William & Mary, 35-31, in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Villanova (6-1, 4-0) took a half-game lead over third-ranked New Hampshire (5-,
3-0) in the CAA. William & Mary fell to 4-3 and 1-2.

Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. had been the favorite for the
Walter Payton Award which honors the outstanding player in the FCS, but he has
been sidelined since suffering a broken right foot on Oct. 4, and Robertson
seemingly has taken over the frontrunner’s position.

Against William & Mary, the redshirt junior completed 20-of-32 pass attempts
for 267 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 63 yards and two
touchdowns on 18 carries.

This season, Robertson, the 2012 Jerry Rice Award winner as the FCS freshman of
the year, has thrown for 22 touchdowns against only one intercepion, with three
more rushing scores. He is averaging 306.4 total yards per game.

William & Mary quarterback Steve Cluley threw for 350 yards and three
touchdowns. Two of the scores went to Tre McBride (11 receptions, 209 yards)
and the third one was a 3-yarder to Andrew Cashin with 10:23 remaining in the
fourth quarter, which gave the Tribe a 31-28 lead.

The Tribe outgained Villanova in yards, 518-444, but committed two turnovers.

The Sports Network FCS Top 25

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No. 1 North Dakota State (7-0, 3-0 Missouri Valley) 34,

No. 22 Indiana State (4-3, 1-2) 17

North Dakota State stretched its FCS-record winning streak to 31 games, beating
the team which last beat the Bison on Oct. 13, 2012.

Carson Wentz threw a pair of touchdowns to Zach Vraa (nine receptions, 119
yards), and John Crockett rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns on 20
carries.

The Bison held the ball for 41 minutes, 12 seconds.

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Northern Colorado (2-4, 1-2 Big Sky) at No. 2 Eastern Washington (6-1, 3-0),
4:05 p.m.

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No. 3 New Hampshire (5-1), Idle

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No. 4 Coastal Carolina (7-0), Idle

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No. 5 Villanova (5-1, 3-0 CAA) at No. 15 William & Mary (4-2, 1-1), 3:30 p.m.

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No. 6 Jacksonville State (5-1), Idle

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No. 7 Montana (5-2, 3-0 Big Sky) 42, UC Davis (1-6, 0-4)

Montana’s Jordan Canada carried the ball 15 times for 151 yards as well as
three second-half touchdowns.

Quarterback Jordan Johnson returned from an ankle injury to go 18-for-27 for
280 yards and two touchdowns. Five of the receptions went to Jamaal Jones for
146 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown to open the scoring in the first
quarter.

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Central Arkansas (4-3, 3-0 Southland) at No. 8 Southeastern Louisiana (5-2,
3-0), 8 p.m.

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Weber State (0-6, 0-2 Big Sky) at No. 9 Montana State (5-2, 3-0), 5:35 p.m.

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No. 10 Illinois State (6-0, 3-0 Missouri Valley) 37,

Western Illinois (3-4, 1-2) 34

Illinois State scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to remain unbeaten.

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Abilene Christian (4-3, 2-1 Southland) at No. 11 McNeese State (3-2, 1-1), 7
p.m.

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No. 12 Fordham (6-1), Idle

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No. 13 Eastern Kentucky (6-0, 3-0 Ohio Valley) at Tennessee Tech (2-4, 1-2), 8
p.m.

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No. 14 Southern Illinois (5-2, 2-1 Missouri Valley) at No. 21 Youngstown State
(4-2, 1-1), 4 p.m.

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No. 16 Bethune-Cookman (5-1, 2-0 MEAC) at Savannah State (0-6, 0-3), 6 p.m.

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No. 17 Chattanooga (4-3, 3-0 Southern) 34, The Citadel (2-5, 0-2) 14

Chattanooga quarterback Jacob Huesman had 247 total yards and three total
touchdowns (two passing, one rushing), and the Mocs raced to a 31-0 halftime
lead.

The Mocs racked up 315 rushing yards. Derrick Craine rushed for 137 yards,
Keon Williams had 89 yards with a touchdown, and Huesman added 84 yards on the
ground.

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No. 18 South Dakota State (4-2, 1-1 Missouri Valley) at No. 20 Northern Iowa
(3-3, 1-1), 5 p.m.

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No. 19 Richmond (5-2, 2-1 CAA) 37, Rhode Island (0-7, 0-3) 0

Richmond forced six turnovers, including five interceptions. Safety David Jones
picked off two passes, returning one 34 yards for a touchdown, and had a fumble
recovery.

Michael Rocco made his first start as Richmond’s starting quarterback, going
17-for-31 for 162 yards and one touchdown.

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Presbyterian (4-3, 1-1 Big South) 7, No. 23 Charleston Southern (5-2, 0-1) 3

Presbyterian’s Demarcus Rouse capped the game’s opening drive with a 48-yard
touchdown run, and the Blue Hose made it stand against Charleston Southern.

The Buccaneers managed only 97 passing yards and 250 total yards. Their only
points came on David Kennedy’s 27-yard field goal in the second quarter.

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No. 24 Sam Houston State (3-3, 2-0 Southland) at Northwestern State (3-3, 1-1),
4 p.m.

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No. 25 Harvard (5-0) 24, Lafayette (3-4) 14

Harvard built a 24-0 third-quarter lead en route to its ninth straight win
since last season.

Scott Hosch threw touchdown passes to Andrew Fischer (six receptions, 107
yards) and Ben Braunecker, while Paul Stanton Jr. had 102 yards and a touchdown
on the ground.

Lafayette’s Ross Scheuerman rushed for 105 yards on 20 carries and caught eight
passes for 125 yards and a touchdown.