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Florida Atlantic tops Hilltoppers

Charles Pierre rushed for 192 yards and two touchdowns to lead Florida Atlantic to a 24-20 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday night.

Pierre averaged 8 yards a carry on his 24 attempts and scored on a school-record 74-yard touchdown run to cut Western Kentucky's lead to 17-14 with 6:38 left in the second quarter. Pierre also scored on an 8-yard run early in the second quarter.

The Owls (2-5) racked up 399 yards of offense, 225 yards coming on the ground. The Hilltoppers (2-6) totaled 317, with 240 on the ground.

The teams combined for 35 points in the second quarter, with Florida Atlantic taking a 21-17 lead into halftime.

Tanner Stewart's 22-yard field goal cut the lead to 21-20 with 8:22 remaining in the third quarter, but Warley Leroy kicked a 23-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to give Florida Atlantic a 24-20 lead with 11:12 remaining.

Cumberlands 35, Georgetown 20: The host Patriots turned a 13-7 second-quarter deficit into a 28-13 halftime lead in a victory over the Tigers.

Maurice Berryhill scored twice in the second quarter and Ricky Walker found the end zone once in the period to put the Patriots (6-1) on top for good.

Walker's 97 yards on 19 carries led a Cumberlands rushing attack that gained 244 yards on 50 attempts. The Patriots attempted just 11 passes.

Georgetown (2-4) did most of its damage through the air, but the Tigers' passing game also benefited Cumberlands. Mike Lewis completed 23 of 39 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown, but he also threw four interceptions. In all, Georgetown had five turnovers to Cumberlands' zero.

Jacksonville State 31, Murray State 21: Ryan Perrilloux threw four touchdown passes to lead Jacksonville State to a victory against visiting Murray State.

Perrilloux, who transferred from Louisiana State after its BCS Championship season in 2007, completed 17 of 19 passes for 175 yards for the Gamecocks (5-2). Maurice Dupree added 79 yards and two touchdowns on five receptions.

Jeff Ehrhardt completed 24 of 42 passes for 171 yards with an interception, and also rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries for the Racers (3-5).

Jacksonville 40, Morehead State 9: Josh McGregor threw six touchdown passes to lead Jacksonville to a victory at Morehead State.

The Dolphins (4-3) took a 13-0 lead in the first quarter after McGregor threw a 20-yard touchdown to Geavon Tribble and a 21-yard scoring pass to Cameron Abdallah.

After a Morehead State field goal, McGregor hit Rodney Sumter on an 11-yard touchdown in the second quarter. Those two connected again in the third on a 24-yard passing score to put Jacksonville ahead 26-3.

Evan Sawyer went 15-for-28 for 146 yards and a touchdown for Morehead (3-4).

Union 42, Pikeville 24: The host Bulldogs scored 28 points in the second quarter and coasted after halftime to top the Bears.

Union quarterback Mike Brinkley threw three second-quarter TD passes and finished the game 17-for-21 passing for 241 yards and five touchdowns.

Union led 7-0 before Terrence Pollock scored on a 13-yard run less than a minute into the second quarter to put the Bulldogs up 14-0 and start a 28-3 spurt to close the half.

The Bulldogs (6-1) built a 42-3 lead before Pikeville (1-6) scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Miles 29, Kentucky State 23: The visiting Thorobreds more than doubled Miles in total offensive yardage, but that couldn't translate to a victory.

Behind Kevin Warner (214 yards passing) and Michael Wright (84 yards rushing), Kentucky State (3-5) outgained Miles 387-188.

But Miles (2-5) got a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown with 8:29 left to go up 13 points on the Thorobreds, who never recovered.

Campbellsville 35, Belhaven 33: The host Tigers recovered from an early 14-0 hole and defended a late two-point conversion attempt for the win.

After falling behind 14-0 in the second quarter, Campbellsville (2-5) scored three straight touchdowns on two passing scores from Ross Deaton and a 43-yard TD run by Greg Fountain.

Belhaven (2-5) tied it at 21-all before the end of the third quarter, but the visitors were never able to retake the lead.

Belhaven's Damian Davis scored on a 2-yard run to get within two points with 2:14 left, but the ensuing two-point conversion came up short.

Thomas More 35, Grove City 14: The visiting Saints extended their winning streak to five games, their longest such run since 2001.

Kendall Owens had touchdown runs of 16 and 74 yards in the second quarter and Thomas More (5-1) opened a 28-0 lead by halftime.

Missouri S&T 58, Kentucky Wesleyan 7: David Shields ran for three touchdowns and Missouri S&T (4-3) scored 38 points before the Panthers got their only score.

S&T had 37 first downs to Wesleyan's 12 and racked up 697 yards of total offense on the Panthers (4-3).

David Smith led Wesleyan with four catches for 90 yards and a touchdown, and 12 rushing yards.

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