Week 7 FCS Top 25 Roundup

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Normal, IL (Sports Network) - The depth in the Missouri Valley Football Conference has caught up to the early season darling, Youngstown State.

In a terrific game Saturday, Illinois State senior quarterback Matt Brown had a hand in four touchdowns to lead the 14th-ranked Redbirds to a 35-28 win, sending the eighth-ranked Penguins to their second straight loss.

Brown rushed for a 1-yard touchdown with 2:44 remaining to snap a 28-28 tie.

With the first of his three touchdown passes, Brown set a new school record for career touchdown passes. He ended the game with 65.

Youngstown State's Jamaine Cook rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries.

Illinois State is 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the MVFC. YSU, which lost at top- ranked North Dakota State last Saturday, is 4-2 and 1-2.

The Sports Network FCS Top 25

All Times ET

Saturday, Oct. 13

Indiana State (4-2, 2-1 Missouri Valley) at No. 1 North Dakota State (5-0, 2-0), 4 p.m.

No. 6 Eastern Washington (4-1, 3-0 Big Sky) at No. 2 Montana State (6-0, 3-0), 3:35 p.m.

Villanova (4-2, 2-1 CAA) at No. 3 Old Dominion (5-0, 2-0), 3:30 p.m.

William & Mary (2-4, 1-4 CAA) at No. 4 James Madison (4-1, 2-0), 3:30 p.m.

No. 5 Wofford (5-0, 3-0 SoCon) at No. 7 Georgia Southern (4-1, 3-1), 6 p.m.

No. 14 Illinois State (6-1, 3-1 Missouri Valley) 35, No. 8 Youngstown State (4-2, 1-2) 28

Illinois State quarterback Matt Brown scored from 1 yard out with 2:44 left to play to snap a 28-28.

Brown was 20-of-31 for 225 yards and three touchdowns.

Youngstown State's Jamaine Cook rushed for 177 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries.

No. 9 Sam Houston State (3-2, 1-1 Southland) at Nicholls (1-3, 0-1), 7 p.m.

No. 10 Lehigh (7-0, 1-0 Patriot) 17, Georgetown (3-4, 0-1) 14

Lehigh continued to do just enough for a win, snapping a 14-14 tie on Jake Peery's 29-yard field goal with 10:58 to play.

Zach Barket rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown in the win. The Mountain Hawks won despite quarterback Mike Colvin having an off game with four interceptions. The Mountain Hawks also lost a fumble.

Georgetown's Jeremy Moore returned an interception 80 yards for a touchdown.

No. 11 Stony Brook (5-1, 1-0 Big South) at Coastal Carolina (2-3, 0-0), 3:30 p.m.

No. 12 New Hampshire (5-2, 3-1 CAA) 44, Richmond (4-3, 2-2) 40

Quarterback Andy Vailas threw for three touchdowns and rushed for one, lifting UNH in a high-scoring game.

The Wildcats went ahead 41-40 on Chris Setian's 5-yard run and Mike MacArthur's subsequent extra point with 2:57 left.

Richmond quarterback John Laub had 372 total yards and fullback Kendall Gaskins rushed for 97 yards and three touchdowns.

No. 13 Appalachian State (4-2, 2-1 SoCon) at No. 25 Samford (5-1, 3-1), 3 p.m.

Northern Colorado (1-4, 0-2 Big Sky) at No. 15 Cal Poly (5-0, 3-0), 9:05 p.m.

No. 16 Northern Arizona (4-1, 2-0 Big Sky) at North Dakota (3-3, 1-2), 4 p.m.

Maine (2-3, 1-1 CAA) at No. 17 Towson (2-3, 1-1), 7 p.m.

No. 18 Tennessee State (6-0, 2-0 OVC) at Southeast Missouri State (2-3, 1-1), 7 p.m.

Western Illinois (3-2, 1-1 Missouri Valley) at No. 20 South Dakota State (4-1, 2-0), 7 p.m.

No. 21 Central Arkansas (4-2, 2-1 Southland) at No. 19 McNeese State (4-1, 1-1), 8 p.m.

Bucknell (1-4) at No. 22 Harvard (4-0), 3:30 p.m.

Austin Peay (0-6, 0-4 OVC) at No. 23 Eastern Kentucky (4-2, 2-1), 3 p.m.

Delaware (4-2, 1-2), Idle

The Blue Hens been outscored 60-10 over their last six quarters. They are healing their wounds before hosting Rhode Island on Oct. 20.

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