Football

Appleby's kick seals upset victory for Union

Jacob Appleby made three field goals in Union's 37-34 upset victory over No. 10 Virginia-Wise, but none more important than the 21-yarder with 12 seconds to go to win the game.

Appleby also hit field goals of 27 and 49 yards in the win for No. 21 Union at Wise, Va.

H. Abdul Saboor's 2-yard run, which capped a seven-play 80-yard drive, tied it 34-34 for Wise before Appleby's game winner.

Ryan Hippeard threw for four touchdowns and 329 yards in the win.

Union College improved to 7-2, 4-1 and Virginia-Wise fell to 7-2, 4-1.

North Texas 51, Western Kentucky 40: Giovanni Vizza threw four touchdown passes to lead North Texas at Bowling Green.

Vizza completed 23 of 37 passes for 214 yards, and Cam Montgomery added 131 yards and a score on 21 carries for the Mean Green (1-8, 1-4 Sun Belt Conference).

David Wolke rushed for 190 yards and two scores on 21 carries for the Hilltoppers (2-7, 0-2).

Western Kentucky outgained North Texas 504-387, but the Mean Green capitalized on turnovers, including a 99-yard interception return for a score in the game's final seconds.

Georgetown 59, Pikeville 21: The Tigers scored 21 points in the first and fourth quarters to rout host Pikeville.

Georgetown (4-4, 2-3 Mid-South Conference) had 10 players combine for 310 yards rushing on 51 carries. A.J. Brooks had 96 and a touchdown on five carries to lead the way.

Lake Erie 38, Kentucky Wesleyan 31: Dave Romeo hauled in a 7-yard pass from Sean Bedevelsky with 2:20 remaining to break a 31-31 tie and hand Lake Erie (3-7) the win at Owensboro.

Chris Owen passed for 278 yards and two touchdowns to pace Kentucky Wesleyan (3-6). Josh Smith caught both TD passes and had 13 catches for 169 yards.

Centre 23, Rhodes 15: Jonathan Pinque led the Colonels with 152 yards on the ground and a touchdown. Tyler Osterman also had a touchdown run for visiting Centre (5-3, 3-2), which held off a late rally by the Lynx (3-5, 1-4).

Cumberlands 34, Campbellsville 27: Visiting Cumberlands (8-1, 5-0) rolled out to a 14-0 lead and kept going from there, getting two touchdowns apiece from runners Freddy West and Cohleach Holmes. West had 81 yards on 25 carries and Holmes added 64 yards on five carries.

Campbellsville (2-7, 1-3) trailed 34-14 before making it respectable with two straight touchdown passes from Ross Deaton.

Morehead State 44, Valparaiso 10: Jerrod Pendleton scored three touchdowns to lead Morehead State to a home victory.

Pendleton had a pair of 2-yard rushing scores in the first half and David Hyland had a 46-yard interception for a touchdown to help the Eagles (4-5, 2-3 Pioneer League) claim a 31-10 lead at halftime.

Morehead State added two fourth-quarter touchdowns — Pendleton on a 4-yard run and Jared Phillips on a run from 53 yards away.

Thomas More 35, Washington & Jefferson 29: The Saints beat previously undefeated Washington & Jefferson to earn their first-ever Presidents' Athletic Conference Championship and the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Playoffs.

The Saints were led by Trevor Stellman, who was 9-for-15 passing for 150 yards and carried the ball 18 times for 85 yards and a touchdown.

Benedict 42, Kentucky State 35: Reanado Rose ran for a 9-yard touchdown with 6:34 to play to give Benedict College a win in Columbia, S.C. Rose also accounted for Benedict's first score.

Thorobreds quarterback Kevin Warner was 17-for-32 for 262 yards and three touchdowns. Juwan Jones, who had seven catches for 111 yards, had two TD catches.

Southern Virginia 30, Kentucky Christian 27 (OT): Stephen Webster hit a 19-yard field goal in overtime to seal the win for host Southern Virginia (3-6). Luke Taylor's 1-yard run midway through the fourth quarter tied the game. Kentucky Christian fell to 1-7.

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