SOMERVILLE, Mass. — Brendan Costa completed 19 of 29 pass for 254 yards and three touchdowns, and also rushed 18 times for 113 yards and a score as Bates earned its first football win of the season, beating Tufts 33-10 on Saturday.

Costa threw a 20-yard pass to Sean Bryant in the first quarter, then ran 30 yards for a score in the second quarter as Bates (1-3) took a 13-3 halftime lead. He threw a 32-yard scoring pass to Bryant in the third to make it 19-3, then hooked up with Bryant again in the fourth quarter with 24 seconds left. Owen Straley returned a fumble 25 yards for another touchdown just 10 seconds later to put it away.

Bryant caught five passes for 91 yards and three touchdowns. Christian Olivieri added four receptions for 80 yards.

Michael Berluti completed 31 of 52 passes for 302 yards, one touchdown and one interception for Tufts (0-4).

WESLEYAN 38, BOWDOIN 35: Jotham Casey missed a 37-yard field goal as time expired and the Polar Bears (0-4, 0-4 NESCAC) lost to the Cardinals (4-0, 4-0) in Middletown, Conn.

Bowdoin quarterback Andrew Boel completed 21 of 30 passes for 410 yards and tied a school records with five touchdown passes. Colton Fahey had 221 receiving yards and three touchdowns – almost matching a school record – on eight receptions.

Charlie McPhee scored the winning touchdown on a 2-yard run. McPhee finished with 79 yards rushing, and quarterback David Estevez gained 99 yards on the ground to go with 232 yards and three scores through the air.

SALVE REGINA 48, UNE 6: Joey Mauriello rushed 17 times for 207 yards and two touchdowns as the Seahawks (5-1, 1-1 Commonwealth Coast) beat the Nor’easters (3-2, 1-1) in Newport, Rhode Island.

Jack Maguire completed 12 of 20 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns for Salve Regina. Connor Welsh and Joseph Vachon each added a rushing touchdown.

Jaymeson Maheux rushed for 48 yards and a touchdown for UNE.

HUSSON 21, CURRY 14: Tyler Halls caught five passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns, and the Eagles (4-1, 1-0 Commonwealth Coast) beat the Colonels (2-3, 1-1) in Bangor.

Hall caught a 4-yard pass from Nick Visser to give Husson a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, then added a 46-yard TD reception in the second quarter. Visser also threw a 49-yard scoring pass to Jon Bell in the third quarter.

Visser completed 15 of 26 passes for 271 yards. Garrett Poussard rushed 19 times for 103 yards.

Justin Mullaney threw touchdown passes to Devon Hughes and Tahg Coakley for Curry.

WILLIAMS 42, COLBY 0: The Ephs (5-0) scored 28 points in the second quarter and cruised to a win over the Mules (1-4) in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Bobby Maimaron completed 9 of 14 passes for 177 yards and a touchdown for Williams. Joel Nicholas rushed six times for 36 yards and two touchdowns, while Mario Fischetti rushed nine times for 113 yards and a score. Dan Vaughn rushed for 61 yards and a touchdown.

Matt Hersch completed 11 of 25 passes for 120 yards for Colby.

(2) GEORGIA 34, (18) AUBURN 10: Stetson Bennett passed for 231 yards and two touchdowns and led the Bulldogs (6-0, 4-0 SEC) past the Tigers (3-2, 1-1) for the second straight year, in Auburn, Alabama.

The nation’s top defense gave up only its second touchdown of the year for the Bulldogs, who were still without injured starting quarterback JT Daniels. None of that kept Georgia from another comfortable SEC win and a fifth straight in the Deep South’s oldest rivalry.

(3) IOWA 23, (4) PENN STATE 20: Spencer Petras threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Nico Ragaini to complete Iowa’s comeback from a two-touchdown deficit, Penn State’s offense did next to nothing after quarterback Sean Clifford was knocked out of the game, and the Hawkeyes (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) held on for a bruising win over the Nittany Lions (5-1, 2-1) in Iowa City, Iowa.

The Hawkeyes took control of the Big Ten West with their 12th straight win and thrust themselves into the College Football Playoff conversation.

(6) OKLAHOMA 55, (21) TEXAS 48: Kennedy Brooks ran for 217 yards and two go-ahead touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a 33-yard romp with 3 seconds left, and the Sooners (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) beat the Long Horns (4-2, 2-1) in Dallas in the Red River rivalry that will soon move to the Southeastern Conference.

(7) OHIO STATE 66, MARYLAND 17: C.J. Stroud threw five touchdowns passes, Ohio State scored on nine straight possessions and the Buckeyes (5-1, 3-0 Big Ten) steamrolled the Terrapins (4-2, 1-2) in Columbus, Ohio.

BOISE STATE 26, (10) BYU 17: Hank Bachmeier threw for 172 yards and the Broncos (3-3) forced four turnovers in an upset over the Cougars (5-1) in Provo, Utah.

(11) MICHIGAN STATE 31, RUTGERS 13: Jalen Nailor caught touchdown passes of 63, 63 and 65 yards from Payton Thorne and the Spartans (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) used their big-play offense to remain unbeaten with a victory over the Scarlet Knights (3-3, 0-3) in Piscataway, New Jersey.

(14) NOTRE DAME 32, VIRGINIA TECH 29: Jonathan Doerer kicked a 48-yard field goal with 17 seconds remaining, capping a dramatic rally that gave the Fighting Irish (5-1) a win over the Hokies (3-2) in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Notre Dame tied it at 29 on Jack Coan’s 4-yard pass to Avery Davis and a 2-point conversion completion to Kevin Austin with 2:26 left. After forcing the Hokies to punt, Coan drove them 45 yards in seven plays, and Doerer split the uprights, sparing the Fighting Irish a second straight loss.

The Hokies had taken command with an interception return for a touchdown by Jermaine Waller and another touchdown drive started by an interception and finished with a 19-yard run by Braxton Burmeister with 3:55 to play, but Coan returned after playing just the first quarter to lead the comeback.

(16) KENTUCKY 42, LSU 21: Will Levis threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more scores, and the Wildcats dominated throughout in a blowout at Lexington, Kentucky.

The Wildcats have their first 6-0 start since 1950, improved to 4-0 in the Southeastern Conference and earned a second consecutive win over a conference heavyweight by defeating the Tigers (3-3, 1-2). Their biggest challenge looms at No. 2 Georgia next week in an East Division showdown, and they’ll enter with their best performance since the season opener.

(17) MISSISSIPPI 52, (13) ARKANSAS 51: Sam Williams and Tavius Robinson pressured Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson on a potential game-winning 2-point conversion and the Rebels (4-1, 1-1 SEC) held on for a wild victory against the Razorbacks (4-2, 1-2) after allowing a touchdown on the final play of regulation, in Oxford, Mississippi.

(19) WAKE FOREST 40, SYRACUSE 37: A.T. Perry caught a 22-yard pass from Sam Hartman in the left corner of the end zone, his third touchdown of the game, and the Demon Deacons (6-0, 4-0 ACC) rallied to defeat the Orange (3-3, 0-2) in overtime in Syracuse, New York.

(20) FLORIDA 42, VANDERBILT 0: Emory Jones had a career-high four touchdowns passes, potentially quieting calls for backup Anthony Richardson to take over, and the Gators (4-2, 2-2 SEC) routed the woeful Commodores (2-4, 0-2) in Gainesville, Florida.

(24) SMU 31, NAVY 24: Tanner Mordecai threw for 324 yards and two touchdowns, and the Mustangs (6-0, 2-0 AAC) rallied from a 14-point second-quarter deficit to beat the Midshipmen (1-4, 1-2) in Annapolis, Maryland.

VILLANOVA 28, JAMES MADISON 27: Daniel Smith and Rayjoun Pringle combined on a 57-yard touchdown for the winning points late in the third quarter, and the Villanova defense shut out the Dukes (4-1, 2-1 CAA) in the second half as the Wildcats (4-1, 2-0) earned an upset in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

James Madison, ranked second in the FCS coaches poll, put together two long drives in the fourth quarter but Ethan Ratke missed 27- and 36-yard field goals. In the first half he hit from 41 and 21 yards, giving him 81 made field goals in his career.

RHODE ISLAND 22, DELAWARE 15: L.B. Mack III returned a blocked put for the game-winner and Jordan Jones intercepted a pass in the end zone to seal it as the Rams (5-0, 3-0 CAA) scored twice in the fourth quarter and held on in the final minute to edge the Blue Hens (3-2, 2-1) in Kingston, Rhode Island.

WILLIAM & MARY 31, ALBANY 24: Darius Wilson threw for 145 yards and a touchdown, Martin Lucas scored on two short touchdown runs and the Tribe (4-1, 2-0 CAA) erased an 18-point deficit to defeat the Great Danes (0-5, 0-3) in Williamsburg, Virginia.

TOWSON 21, STONY BROOK 14: Chris Ferguson threw a pair of touchdown passes and the Tigers (2-3, 1-1 CAA) held off the Seawolves (1-5, 0-3) for a win in Towson, Maryland.

The Tigers were about to pull away when Ferguson completed a 7-yard pass to Jason Epps, but Epps fumbled the ball just before crossing the goal line, turning the ball over to Stony Brook. The Seawolves’ Ty Son Lawton then broke loose on a 41-yard touchdown run on the ensuing series that capped the scoring with 7:32 to play.


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