FAMU rushes past Howard

Published September 17, 2006

WASHINGTON - Anthony Edwards ran for 124 yards and two touchdowns, including a 25-yard run with 6:03 left in the fourth quarter that helped Florida A&M beat Howard 31-23 Saturday.

Edwards and quarterback Albert Chester combined for four touchdowns as Chester threw for 213 yards and two touchdowns to lead Florida A&M to its highest point total of the season. The Rattlers had scored a total of 24 points in two games.

Howard had a chance to tie the game at 24 with 8:35 left in the fourth quarter after reserve quarterback William Blanden ran in from 31 yards, pulling Howard within 24-23. However, after an illegal formation penalty against the Bison, kicker Dennis Wiehberg missed the extra point.

Edwards, who also scored on a 2-yard run in the first quarter, gave Florida A&M a bigger lead with his 25-yard run about two minutes later.

Michael Creary's interception with 1:39 left preserved the Rattlers' win.


Boise State 17, Wyoming 10: Ian Johnson rushed for 119 yards and quarterback Jared Zabransky scored a touchdown to give Boise State a victory on the road in Laramie.

Cowboys quarterback Jacob Doss threw two interceptions and was sacked four times.

Boise State scored both of its touchdowns in the second quarter. First, Zabransky ran in from 6 yards to give the Broncos a 10-3 lead midway through the quarter.

About a minute and a half later, a pass from Doss grazed Greg Bolling's outstretched hands before being intercepted by Quinton Jones, who returned the ball 61 yards for a touchdown.

Kent St. 16, Miami (Ohio) 14: Julian Edelman passed for one touchdown and ran for another and Kent State kept Miami of Ohio scoreless deep into the third quarter and held on in Oxford, Ohio, to break an 11-game losing streak.

Edelman was 14-for-22 for 244 yards, including a 16-yard scoring pass to Najah Pruden.

The Golden Flashes rolled to a 16-0 lead before Brandon Murphy scored for Miami on a 3-yard run with 2:46 remaining in the third quarter.

Mike Kokal's 2-yard scoring run with 1:04 remaining in the fourth pulled Miami within two. But Kokal's attempt at a two-point conversion to tie was incomplete.

Cent. Michigan 24, Akron 21: Josh Gordy returned an interception 100 yards for a touchdown and Dan LeFevour totaled more than 200 yards of offense to lead Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant, Mich.

After a scoreless first quarter, the Chippewas ran out to a 14-0 lead as quarterback LeFevour connected with Justin Gardner for a 2-yard touchdown pass, then Gordy intercepted a pass from Akron quarterback Luke Getsy in the end zone and raced the other way for the score with 4 seconds left in the first half.

LeFevour finished with 162 yards passing and also led all rushers with 67 yards on 10 carries.

Akron's Jabari Arthur finished with 137 yards receiving while David Harvey added 133 as Getsy finished with 375 yards passing but also threw three interceptions.

Richmond 58, VMI 7: Richmond's Tim Hightower and Justin Forte each rushed for over 100 yards in a half in Richmond, Va.

Hightower gained 106 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the first half as Richmond led 44-0 at halftime. Forte gained 144 second-half yards and scored a touchdown. The Spiders (2-0) outgained the Cadets 560 yards to 129. VMI had minus 1 yard passing, the first time in school history it finished with negative yards passing.

Hampton 48, N. Carolina A&T 14: Hampton's Kevin Beverly ran for 204 yards and four touchdowns in Hampton, Va.

Beverly ran 4 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, then scored twice in the second quarter on runs of 1 and 6 yards to put the Pirates up 28-7 at the half. He scored again with 43 seconds left in the game on a 9-yard run.

The Pirates outrushed North Carolina A&T 246-104.

Princeton Shepherd finished 15-for-25 with 140 yards and an interception for Hampton.