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Turnovers a treat for Maine

Davis's 3 TDs key ground game

Maine had five interceptions in a 38-0 victory over Northern Colorado last night, returning two of the pickoffs for touchdowns.

Anthony Hicks scored on a 30-yard interception return in the second quarter for the Black Bears (1-1), and Darren Stone added to the romp with a 38-yard scoring runback in the fourth.

Maine also held Northern Colorado (1-1) to 65 yards in the first half as the Black Bears took a 21-0 lead. Marcus Williams finished with 85 yards on 16 carries, including a 38-yard scoring run in the third quarter.

Maine broke out on Ron Whitcomb's 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin McMahan, and made it 14-0 in the first quarter on Whitcomb's 16-yarder to Christian Pereira after Northern Colorado fumbled the snap on a punt.

URI 39, Central Conn. 7 -- Quarterback Jayson Davis ran for three TDs as the Rams (2-0) built a 20-0 halftime lead and were never challenged in their home opener. Davis ran for 68 yards on 13 carries, and Jason Ham led URI with 133 yards on 20 attempts and two touchdowns. Marquis Morrison had the lone score for the Blue Devils (1-1) on a 21-yard run in the third quarter. Jerell Jones added a touchdown run for URI, which gained 395 yards on 67 carries and held a 488-203 advantage in total yards.

Montana 41, Hofstra 23 -- Craig Ochs passed for 364 yards and a touchdown and the host Grizzlies (2-0), ranked second in Division 1-AA, pulled away from the Pride (1-1) in the second half. Chris Onorato pulled Hofstra within 27-23 with a 35-yard field goal with 10:40 remaining, but Jefferson Heidelberger returned the ensuing kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown to spark Montana. Heidelberger caught 12 passes for 147 yards.

Villanova 22, Lehigh 16 -- The Wildcats (2-0) scored 22 unanswered points in Bethlehem, Pa., taking the lead on Terry Butler's 1-yard plunge with 4:02 left.

Delaware 21, Towson 17 -- Sidney Haugabrook scored on an 80-yard punt return and Niquan Lee had a 1-yard touchdown run with 7:26 left, rallying the Blue Hens (1-1) in Newark.

Richmond 34, VMI 7 -- Stacy Tutt tied a school record with four touchdown passes, and David Freeman ran for 130 yards on just 16 attempts to carry the Spiders (1-1) at Lexington, Va.

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