(Sports Network) - The magic continued Saturday.
Illinois State became the fifth FCS program this season to defeat an FBS
opponent with an impressive 31-14 victory at Eastern Michigan.
Illinois State trailed 14-10 at halftime, but scored 17 straight in the
The Redbirds (2-0) torched the Eagles for 216 yards behind Darrelynn Dunn (32
carries, 129 rushing yards, two touchdowns) and Jonathon Miller, who scored on
a 58-yard first-quarter run in the first quarter,
The Missouri Valley Football Conference has taken down two FBS programs on the
season, with Illinois State joining Youngstown State from Week 1.
In Week 2 of FCS action, 15 ranked teams played at 6 p.m. or later. Two teams
from last year's playoff field started off the action, the No. 16-ranked
Lehigh Mountain Hawks and the No. 14-ranked New Hampshire Wildcats.
Lehigh senior quarterback Mike Colvin passed for 249 yards and one touchdown,
adding a score on the ground as well, in a 35-14 win at Central Connecticut
State. The Mountain Hawks (2-0) jumped out to a three-touchdown lead at
halftime and never looked back. .
New Hampshire dropped its third straight FBS contest in the last three years,
falling to Minnesota, 44-7. Redshirt freshman signal-caller Sean Goldrich
suffered a shoulder injury on the Wildcats' second offensive play of the game.
New Hampshire had no answer for Minnesota quarterback MarQueis Gray, who
finished 6-of-8 for 100 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 109 yards
and two touchdowns.
The Sports Network FCS Top 25
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Incarnate Word (1-0) at No. 1 Sam Houston State (1-0), 7 p.m.
No. 2 North Dakota State (1-0) at Colorado State (1-0), 7 p.m.
No. 3 Georgia Southern (1-0) at The Citadel (1-0), 6 p.m.
No. 4 Montana State (1-0) at Drake (1-0), 7:05 p.m.
Alcorn State (1-0) at No. 5 James Madison (1-0), 6 p.m.
Valparaiso (0-1) at No. 6 Youngstown State (1-0), 4 p.m.
No. 7 Old Dominion (1-0) at Hampton (0-1), 6 p.m.
Central State (0-1) at No. 8 Northern Iowa (0-1), 7 p.m.
No. 9 Eastern Washington (1-0) at Washington State (0-1), 3 p.m.
Lincoln, Pa. (0-1) at No. 10 Wofford (1-0), 7 p.m.
No. 12 Montana (1-0) at No. 11 Appalachian State (0-1), 6:30 p.m.
No. 13 Towson (0-1), Idle
The defending CAA Football champion has two weeks to prepare for its
conference and home opener against William & Mary.
Minnesota (2-0) 44, No. 14 New Hampshire (1-1) 7
UNH lost its starting quarterback Sean Goldrich to a shoulder injury on the
offense's second play of the game.
Delaware State (1-0) at No. 15 Delaware (1-0), 3:30 p.m.
No. 16 Lehigh (2-0) 34, Central Connecticut State (0-2) 14
Senior running back Zach Barkat led the Mountain Hawks rushing attack, which
totaled 148 yards and four touchdowns in their second straight non-conference
Pace (0-1) at No. 17 Stony Brook (1-0), 6 p.m.
No. 18 Illinois State (2-0) 31, Eastern Michigan (0-2) 14
The dynamic running duo of Darrelynn Dunn and Jonathon Miller rushed for three
touchdowns on a combined 41 carries. The Redbirds held Eastern Michigan to
just 103 rushing yards.
No. 19 Stephen F. Austin (1-0) at SMU (0-1), 8 p.m.
Boston College (1-1) 34, No. 20 Maine (0-1) 3
The Black Bears led 3-0 after one quarter, but that was the closest it would
be all game.
Morehead State (1-0) at No. 21 Eastern Kentucky (0-1), 6 p.m.
McMurry (0-1) at No. 22 McNeese State (1-0), 8 p.m.
No. 23 Indiana State (1-1) 44, Quincy (0-2) 0
The Sycamores, who are known for its rushing attack, played lights out
defensively. Division II Quincy totaled only 114 yards.
Chattanooga (0-1) at No. 24 Jacksonville State (0-1), 7 p.m.
No. 25 Central Arkansas (0-1) at Murray State (0-1), 7 p.m.
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