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State football roundup: WKU's Doughty dominates with 4 TD tosses

Western Kentucky's Gavin Rocker (88) holds onto Rice quarterback Tyler Stehling (10) for a sack during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Houston. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT
Western Kentucky's Gavin Rocker (88) holds onto Rice quarterback Tyler Stehling (10) for a sack during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Houston. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT AP

Brandon Doughty threw for 409 yards and four first-half touchdowns to lead Western Kentucky to a 49-10 win over Rice on Saturday in Houston.

D'Andre Ferby added two touchdown runs for the Hilltoppers (4-1, 2-0 Conference USA), who piled up 504 yards.

Doughty finished 28 of 38 and moved into the top 100 in NCAA for career passing yards with 9,800. He connected with Taywan Taylor for 10 yards, Jared Dangerfield for 39 and Antwane Grant for 45 in the first quarter. In the second he connected with Tyler Higbee for 30 yards to make it 28-3.

Doughty has thrown for 400-plus yards in six of his last seven games with an average of 356 yards in the first half of the last three after having 343 against Rice.

Western Kentucky turned five Rice (2-3, 0-1) turnovers into touchdowns.

Darmontre Warr also ran for a Western Kentucky touchdown.

Campbellsville 59, Faulkner 50: Campbellsville broke or tied nine records as it outgunned the No. 3 Eagles.

Campbellsville (3-2, 1-0 MSC West) and Faulkner racked up a combined 1,059 yards. The Eagles outgained Campbellsville, 589-480, but the Tigers were able to come up with five turnovers.

Jacob Russell broke his own single-game passing record with six touchdown tosses, finishing the day hitting 30-of-53 for 379 yards.

Jarrod Harrington (Boyle County) caught 12 of those passes for 131 yards to tie the single-game record for receptions. Harrington finished with 375 all-purpose yards which broke Greg Fountain's record at 314. Tyus Alcorn also tied a single-game record, hauling in three of the six Russell TDs.

Campbellsville also had three fumble recoveries and four fumbles forced to break single-game records.

Jacksonville 30, Morehead State 26: Ulysses Bryant scored two touchdowns and Brandon Behr kicked three field goals as Jacksonville survived a late comeback to remain unbeaten.

The Dolphins (4-0, 2-0 Patriot League) jumped out to a 24-7 halftime lead but only scored on a pair of Behr field goals in the second half while Morehead State (2-3, 1-1) rallied.

Austin Gahaffer found Justin Cornwell for scoring passes of 11 and 9 yards, and Shavi Bash added two field goals for the Eagles. Bash's 32-yarder pulled Morehead State to 30-26 with 4:40 left to play.

Jacksonville, which had a blocked punt and an interception end its two previous drives, steadied to run out the clock with a 10-play drive.

Kentucky State 32, Benedict 19: With the game tied at 19 midway through the fourth quarter, Reginal Harris streaked 38 yards down the left sideline for the touchdown that would put Kentucky State in front for good.

Harris finished with 86 yards and a touchdown, and Ora Johnson ran for 75 with a score, while also throwing for 106.

Cumberlands 59, Bethel 7: The Patriots scored 16 points in the first 90 seconds and never looked back. Cumberlands rushed for 432 yards, led by Hunter Lewis with 105 yards on 15 carries and two TDs.

Georgetown 37, Kentucky Christian 0: Georgetown gained 423 yards on 86 plays — 330 on the ground — as Eastern Kentucky University transfer JJ Jude had a breakout game with 95 yards on 11 touches and one touchdown.

The Tigers' special teams came up with two blocked punts, one rushed punt, two punts downed inside the 10-yard line and a return that set up a short field goal.

Kentucky Wesleyan 35, Central State 7: The Panthers outgained Central State 411-177 as quarterback Oliver Dalton threw for 389 yards and four touchdowns. He was 20-for-35 with two interceptions.

Cumberland (Tenn.) 37, Pikeville 33: A fumble on its opening drive and blocked punt for a touchdown in the first quarter were too much for the Bears to overcome.

Pikeville outgained Cumberland 510-456 and had five more first downs, but too many penalties did the Bears in. While the Bulldogs were called for just one on the day, the Bears were flagged seven times for 71 yards.

Hendrix 51, Centre 48: Centre forced three Hendrix turnovers, but the visiting Warriors used 622 yards of total offense to top the Colonels at Homecoming.

In a game which saw 10 lead changes, neither team led by more than eight points at any point in the matchup.

Centre QB Heath Haden threw for 131 yards and two touchdowns, while running back Nolan Coulter rushed 21 times for 116 yards and a another pair of TDs.

Thomas More 38, Washington & Jefferson 20: Running back C.T. Tarrant led the offense with 193 yards and two touchdowns on 37 carries, while also pulling in three catches for 14 yards. Senior quarterback Jensen Gebhardt was 13-for-26 for 190 yards and three touchdowns.

Sophomore linebacker Tre' Tunstill led the Saints with nine tackles (seven solo, two assisted), including one for a loss.

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