Marietta College falls to John Carroll, 48-21

Photo by Jordan Holland
Marietta College’s Javi Zaragoza, right, collides with John Carroll’s Antwain Hamilton during Saturday’s game at Don Drumm Stadium.

Photo by Jordan Holland Marietta College’s Javi Zaragoza, right, collides with John Carroll’s Antwain Hamilton during Saturday’s game at Don Drumm Stadium.

John Carroll 48,

Marietta College 21

MARIETTA — Darrien Fields’ 14-yard touchdown pass to Roger Walker, which included a dazzling hurdle by Walker into the end zone, got host Marietta College within 14-7 of John Carroll Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium.

However, the visiting Blue Streaks (3-2) scored 31 unanswered points to take a 48-7 lead and had Marietta (2-3) its second straight loss.

Sam Kukura (8 carries, 64 yards) rushed for three touchdowns while quarterback Anthony Moeglin (17 for 25, 257 yards) tossed three TDs for JCU. Ro Gilphin was Carroll’s top ground-gainer (15-103) while brian Kornowski (8-130, TD) was Moeglin’s top receiver.

Marietta, which travels to Wilmington next Saturday, added two late scores in the fourth quarter. Fields connected with Walker again on an 8-yard TD pass at the 11:58 mark and then hooked up with Tanner Clark on a 15-yard scoring strike with 3:11 to go.

Fields finished 21 for 29 with 218 yards and three touchdowns passing, but MC was held to just 42 rushing yards on 26 attempts.

John Carroll finished with 510 total yards of offense.

Glenville State 48,

Concord 28

GLENVILLE — Jaylen McNair accounted for four touchdowns to lead Glenville State to a 48-28 victory over visiting Concord Saturday.

McNair was 18 for 29 for 223 yards threw the air, throwing three touchdowns and one pick. He also ran for a 1-yard touchdown as the Pioneers (2-4) totaled 574 yards of offense.

Austin Ratliff ran for 156 yards on 12 carries, 94 of those yards coming on a touchdown run in the first quarter to make it 14-0. Dominique Gibson added 73 yards on 15 rushes and a TD, while DJ Williams was GSC’s leading receiver with 94 yards and two touchdowns on four receptions.

Klevin Flores was 6 for 6 on PATs and also kicked a pair of field goals from 33 and 24 yards out.

Glenville State overcame 157 yards of penalties. The Pioneers were flagged 15 times in the game compared to Concord’s three for 14 yards.

Adam Fulton had an up-and-down day at quarterback for Concord, tossing three touchdowns but also four interceptions. He was 13 for 32 with 154 yards passing. Brandon Plyler caught a pair of touchdowns for the visitors.

Central Michigan 26,

Ohio 23

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Tyler Conklin caught 10 passes for 136 yards — each a career best — and scored a pair of touchdowns as Central Michigan edged Ohio 26-23 on Saturday.

Conklin had missed the first five games with a foot injury and the Chippewas (3-3, 1-1 Mid-American Conference) ended a three-game losing streak with his return. He caught a 16-yarder from Shane Morris for Central Michigan’s first TD and a 10-yarder for the final score. Morris went 25-for-35 passing for 249 yards and two TDs.

Ohio (4-2, 1-1), which saw a three-game win streak end, scored twice in less than three minutes late in the fourth quarter on a safety and a Nathan Rourke TD run. The Bobcats cut the gap to 26-23 with 5:01 to play, but the Chippewas never gave up the ball afterward.

Rourke scored all three Ohio touchdowns on 118 yards rushing but fumbled three times and threw his first career interception.

Marshall 14, Charlotte 3

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Litton threw two touchdown passes to Tyre Brady and Marshall beat Charlotte 14-3 on Saturday for the 49ers’ sixth straight loss.

It’s the 26th straight game Litton has thrown a TD pass, the second-longest streak in the nation behind Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield (31).

Litton hit Brady on a 37-yard scoring pass after the Thundering Herd started its third drive near midfield. He capped Marshall’s opening second-half drive with an 11-yard TD toss to Brady in the left corner of the end zone.

Litton was 19 of 28 for 192 yards passing and Marshall (4-1, 1-0 Conference USA) outgained Charlotte 404 to 212, holding the 49ers to 80 yards rushing and 3.1 yards per carry. Eight Charlotte drives ended in punts. Kaare Vedvik pinned the 49ers inside the 20 on three of his five punts.

Helped by Hasaan Klugh’s 22-yard fourth-quarter pass to Workpeh Kofa, Charlotte’s deepest drive reached Marshall’s 10 late in the game, but Nigel Macauley missed a field goal after having earlier made a 30 yarder.

Klugh was 10 of 26 for 132 yards passing with an interception for Charlotte (0-6, 0-2).

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