Carson Coffman threw two touchdown passes to Attrail Snipes to bail out Kansas State, which bumbled its way through a 21-17 victory over Massachusetts last night in Manhattan, Kan.
In coach Bill Snyder’s first game in three years, the Wildcats turned it over three times and allowed a blocked punt return for a TD, frittering away most of an 18-point halftime lead.
UMass also struggled for most of Kevin Morris’s coaching debut, managing just 212 total yards on offense.
Kyle Havens turned a muffed punt into a 4-yard TD pass to Andrew Krevis late in the third quarter, and on Kansas State’s next drive, D.J. Adeoba scooped up Jeremy Horne’s blocked punt and rumbled 26 yards to get the Minutemen within 4.
Havens also had an uneven debut, throwing for 102 yards on 10-of-34 passing.
UConn 23, Ohio 16 - Zach Frazer threw for two TDs and Jordan Todman rushed for one to pace the Huskies in Athens, Ohio. UConn is 15-1 all time against the Mid-American Conference.
UNH 24, St. Francis (Pa.) 14 - Sean Jellison ran for 118 yards and scored two early TDs for the Wildcats, who held off the Red Flash in Durham, N.H.
URI 41, Fordham 28 - Joe Trainer won his coaching debut for the host Rams as Chris Paul-Etienne passed for two TDs and ran for another.
Stonehill 45, Wagner 42 - The Skyhawks scored three straight times in the second quarter to take the lead at Staten Island, N.Y., and Stonehill held on behind 191 yards rushing and three TDs from Eddie Vachon.
Bryant 19, Southern Conn. 10 - Michael Croce threw for two scores, including a late 9-yarder to Matt Tracey that put the game away for the host Bulldogs. Chris Bird connected on two second-quarter field goals for Bryant, from 37 and 24 yards.
Central Conn. 28, Lehigh 21 - Hunter Wanket’s 40-yard TD pass to Josue Paul in the third quarter was the difference for the Blue Devils in Bethlehem, Pa.
AIC 58, Merrimack 34 - The Yellow Jackets couldn’t be stopped in North Andover as Rob Parent passed for 363 yards and four TDs, three to Kertis Hussey.
New Haven 33, Lincoln 10 - Playing their first game since 2003, the Chargers rolled in West Grove, Pa., behind two rushing TDs from Andrew Nass and 247 yards passing from Ryan Osiecki.
Endicott 26, Framingham St. 15 - Colby Hawkins’s 15-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter put the host Gulls in front and Endicott intercepted the Rams seven times.
Springfield 55, Fitchburg St. 7 - Josh Carter threw for two scores, ran for two more, and had 184 of the 407 yards rushing for the host Pride.
WPI 34, Salve Regina 20 - At Worcester, Mike Swanton ran for one TD and threw for another as the Engineers scored 27 points after the break.
Bridgewater St. 40, Mount Ida 29 - Justin Fuller had 183 of the 422 rushing yards accumulated by the Bears in Bridgewater. Fuller ran for three TDs.