Norfolk, VA (Sports Network) - Old Dominion kept alive its postseason hopes and severely damaged Delaware's bid for an FCS playoff spot with a 31-26 victory on Saturday.
The No. 6 Monarchs improved to 7-1 overall and 4-1 in the CAA as quarterback Taylor Heinicke threw for 375 yards and rushed for three touchdowns.
Tyree Lee also rushed for a career-high 128 yards and scored on a 9-yard run midway through the third quarter.
Trent Hurley threw for two touchdowns for No. 20 Delaware, which fell to 5-3 and 2-3. The Blue Hens' final three games are against ranked teams as well.
The Sports Network FCS Top 25
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Saturday, Oct. 27
No. 1 Eastern Washington (6-1, 5-0 Big Sky) at Southern Utah (3-5, 2-3), 3 p.m.
No. 2 Georgia Southern (6-1, 5-1 SoCon) at Chattanooga (4-3, 3-1), 6 p.m.
Southern Illinois (5-3, 4-1 Missouri Valley) at No. 3 North Dakota State (6-1, 3-1), 3:30 p.m.
North Dakota (4-4, 2-3 Big Sky) at No. 4 Montana State (6-1, 3-1), 4:05 p.m.
No. 5 Sam Houston State (5-2, 3-1 Southland) at Lamar (3-5, 0-3), 4 p.m.
No. 6 Old Dominion (7-1, 4-1 CAA) 31, No. 20 Delaware (5-3, 2-3) 26
Quarterback Taylor Heinicke scored Old Dominion's first three touchdowns on rushes and the Monarchs held on to hand Delaware its third loss in four games.
He completed 36-of-45 pass attempts for 375 yards.
Tyree Lee scored ODU's other touchdown on a 9-yard touchdown, giving the host squad a 28-17 lead midway through the third quarter. He finished with a career-high 128 rushing yards.
Delaware pulled within 28-26 on Trent Hurley's 13-yard touchdown pass to Nihja White early in the fourth quarter, but was denied a two-point conversion after a holding penalty negated a successful attempt.
Jarod Brown extended ODU's lead to 31-26 on a 29-yard field goal with 1:17 left. Devon Simmons' interception then sealed the win.
No. 7 Wofford (7-1, 5-1 Southern) 24, The Citadel (4-4, 3-3) 21
Eric Breitenstein rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns, lifting Wofford in a battle of triple option teams. The Terriers held a 24-7 halftime lead before escaping The Citadel's upset bid.
Darien Robinson rushed for 85 yards and one touchdown for the visiting Bulldogs, who have lost four of their last five games after a 3-0 start.
Wofford held a slight 283-271 edge in rushing yards.
No. 8 Lehigh (8-0, 2-0 Patriot), Idle
Lehigh, which owns the longest regular-season winning streak in the FCS at 17, returns to action next Saturday at Holy Cross.
Georgia State (1-7) at No. 9 James Madison (5-2, 3-1 CAA), 3:30 p.m.
No. 10 Stony Brook (8-1, 4-0 Big South) 56, Presbyterian (2-7, 0-4) 17
Stony Brook's Miguel Maysonet rushed for 214 yards and two touchdowns on only 19 carries and fellow running back Marcus Coker added 144 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries.
The Seawolves finished with 416 yards on the ground.
Kyle Essington threw three touchdown passes to Kevin Norrell (six receptions for 138 yards) in the first half.
No. 11 Cal Poly (7-0, 5-0 Big Sky) at Sacramento State (5-3, 3-2), 9:05 p.m.
No. 12 New Hampshire (7-2, 5-1 CAA) 40, Rhode Island (0-8, 0-5) 20
UNH running back Chris Setian scored on a touchdown run and reception, and the Wildcats posted all of their points in the first three quarters, including three touchdowns off Rhode Island turnovers.
Sean Goldrich threw for 245 yards and a touchdown. Backup quarterback Andy Vailas also threw for a touchdown.
No. 13 Northern Arizona (6-1, 4-0 Big Sky) at Northern Colorado (2-5, 1-3), 3:35 p.m.
No. 14 Central Arkansas (6-2, 4-1 Southland) at Southeastern Louisiana (3-4, 3-0), 8 p.m.
No. 15 Indiana State (7-2, 5-1 Missouri Valley) 45, South Dakota (1-7, 0-5) 14
Indiana State's conference winning streak reached five games behind Shakir Bell's 150 rushing yards and three total touchdowns.
Quarterback Mike Perish was 9-of-17 for 113 yards and two touchdowns.
No. 16 Appalachian State (5-3, 3-2 SoCon) at Western Carolina (1-7, 0-6), 3:30 p.m.
No. 17 Illinois State (6-2, 3-2 Missouri Valley) at Northern Iowa (2-5, 1-3), 5 p.m.
Eastern Illinois (5-3, 4-1 OVC) 24, No. 18 Eastern Kentucky (6-3, 4-2) 7
Eastern Illinois overcame four turnovers to knock Eastern Kentucky from first place in a key Ohio Valley Conference game.
Jimmy Garoppolo completed 32-of-51 pass attempts for 266 yards and a touchdown to Erik Lora, with two interceptions. Lora was held under 100 yards for the first time this season, catching 10 passes for 97 yards.
EIU's Jake Walker rushed for 119 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries, while Eastern Kentucky's Matt Denham had 95 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries.
No. 23 Towson (3-4, 2-2 CAA) at No. 19 Villanova (6-2, 4-1), 3:30 p.m.
No. 21 Tennessee State (8-1, 4-1 OVC) 22, Tennessee Tech (2-6, 0-5) 21
Michael German's 6-yard touchdown pass to A.C. Leonard with no time on the clock tied the game and Jamin Gofrey kicked the extra point, giving Tennessee State a huge victory in the OVC.
German threw for 294 yards and Trabis Ward rushed for 129 yards on 28 carries.
Tennessee Tech quarterback Darian Stone threw for two touchdowns and rushed for one more in the loss - the Golden Eagles' sixth in a row.
No. 22 Youngstown State (4-3, 1-3 Missouri Valley) at South Dakota State (5-2, 3-1), 3 p.m.
No. 24 Albany (7-1, 5-0 NEC) 23, Sacred Heart (2-6, 1-4) 20
Omar Osbourne's 40-yard touchdown run with 1:38 remaining in the game - only his third carry of the game - lifted Albany from a 20-17 deficit.
Will Fiacchi threw two touchdowns to Ryan Kirchner for the NEC-leading Great Danes, while running back Drew Smith, who entered the game with an FCS-high 15 touchdowns, was kept out of the end zone. He rushed for 103 yards on 27 carries.
Sacred Heart quarterback Luke Wischnowski completed 24-of-43 passes for 211 yards and three touchdowns, but was intercepted three times. The host Pioneers posted a 15-minute, 40-second advantage in time of possession.
No. 25 Richmond (5-3, 3-2 CAA), Idle
A win over then-No. 2 James Madison moved the Spiders into the Top 25 for the first time this season. Up next is a home game against Rhode Island next Saturday.