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College football highlights: Morehead rallies for one-point win over Valparaiso

Brandon Bornhauser scored from 4 yards out with 17 seconds remaining and Morehead State beat Valparaiso 48-47 on Saturday.

The Eagles (3-5, 2-3 Pioneer Football League) closed to 47-42 on Jake Raymond's 5-yard run with 3:13 left. On the winning six-play, 58-yard drive, quarterback Austin Gahafer threw 22 yards to Bornhauser with the latter then completing an 18-yarder to Gahafer. Three plays later, Bornhauser scored for the second time Saturday.

Valparaiso led 24-14 at halftime before the teams combined for 37 points in the third quarter.

Gahafer, a sophomore who played at St. Xaiver, passed for 352 yards — including a career-high 116 for Raymond — with three touchdowns and an interception.

Brandon Hall had 120 yards rushing for Valparaiso, which scored on punt and kickoff returns.

The teams totaled 962 yards offense. The win was Morehead State's eighth straight over the Crusaders (2-6, 0-4). A minimum of 52 points has been scored in the last five meetings.

Thomas More 64, Grove City 7: Saints running back Domonique Hayden rushed for 174 yards and five TDs in his return after sitting out last week's game with an injury.

Hayden, the KHSAA record-holder for most rushing TDs with 120 during his time at Lexington Christian, became the 23rd Division III running back to cross 5,000 career rushing yards.

Goose Cohorn, who starred for Dixie Heights, caught his 19th career TD in the first quarter to set a Thomas More record.

The Saints (6-2, 5-1 President's Athletic Conference) outgained the visiting Wolverines (0-7, 0-5) 625-195 in total offense.

Georgetown 37, Pikeville 26: The sixth-ranked NAIA Tigers rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to win on the road.

In the third quarter, Josh Harris (Mason County) blocked a UPike PAT and Ryan Sowder (Scott) scooped it up and returned it for a two-conversion for the Tigers (6-1, 3-0 Mid-South Conference) to make it 26-20.

Later in the quarter, Neal Pawsat (Mason County) found AJ Johnson on a fourth-down play for the go-ahead touchdown.

"I think we started executing better and started being more patient," Georgetown Coach Bill Cronin said of the Tigers' rally over the Bears (2-6, 2-2).

Pawsat threw for 259 yards and three TDs to place him atop Georgetown's career passing TDs list.

Lindsey Wilson 91, Belhaven 14: The No. 14 Blue Raiders managed just 525 yards of total offense but scored 13 TDs in its record-breaking rout.

The 13 scores, 91 points and 77-point margin of victory were all school bests for Lindsey Wilson (6-2, 3-0 MSC). Kicker Caleb Keeton was 13-for-13 on PATs, breaking the previous record of eight in a single game.

Belhaven (2-6, 0-3), helmed by former Kentucky coach Hal Mumme, managed 317 yards of offense but failed to convert points. Blazers quarterback Eric Mosley threw four interceptions while going 28-for-52 for 187 yards and two TDs.

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