Stony Brook, Coastal Carolina, Wagner and South Dakota State were the winners in the four NCAA Division I Football National Championship first round games Saturday.
Complete results of the first round games:
STONY BROOK 20, VILLANOVA 10
Miguel Maysonet carried 25 times for 160 yards and two second quarter touchdowns to lead Stony Brook to a 20-10 victory on their home field Saturday.
Maysonet leads FCS rushing with 156.5 rushing yards per game. He scored on runs of one and 14 yards.
The Seawolves (10-2), from the Big South Conference, will travel to No. 3 seed Montana State (10-1) for a second-round game on Dec. 3.
Maysonet's first score capped a 21-play, 98-yard drive that started in the first quarter and lasted 12 minutes, 43 seconds.
Wesley Skiffington kicked 37- and 29-yard field goals in the second half and Stony Brook took a 20-3 lead.
Redshirt freshman quarterback John Robertson scored Villanova's only touchdown, a 21-yard run with 6:57 left. He finished with 85 yards on 15 carries, and was 15-of-31 for 135 yards and two interceptions.
The Wildcats, who earned the automatic playoff bid from CAA Football, saw their season end with an 8-4 record. They won six more games than a year ago, when they finished 2-9.
Wagner 31, Colgate 20
Wagner never trailed on Saturday while it forced five turnovers in a 31-20 victory over Patriot League champion Colgate in the first round.
The Seahawks, who improved to 9-3 with a ninth straight win, were playing in their first postseason game since 1988, when the team competed at the Division III level.
The third team to represent the NEC in the playoffs, the Seahawks will travel to No. 2 seed Eastern Washington for a second-round matchup Dec. 1.
Wagner's defense stifled Colgate's dangerous rushing attack, led by quarterback Gavin McCarney and running back Jordan McCord, by holding the Raiders to just 296 yards of offense and only 177 rushing yards. McCarney and McCord both rushed for touchdowns, however.
Wagner jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the game's first 17 minutes behind a Nick Doscher touchdown pass and a Dominique Williams rushing touchdown. Doscher only threw for 95 yards, but tossed two touchdowns, became the Seahawks' all- time passing yardage leader (5,975) and upped his streak of passes without an interception to 210. He added 91 yards and one touchdown on the ground.
Colgate, ranked 24th nationally, ended its season with a 8-4 record. Their 20 points were the lowest total for the team this season.
Coastal Carolina 24, Bethune-Cookman 14
Aramis Hilary threw for 180 yards and a touchdown and added 50 on the ground as the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers continued their hot late-season run with their sixth straight win, 24-14 at 22nd-ranked Bethune-Cookman in the first round of the playoffs.
It was Coastal's first FCS playoff win in three all-time appearances. The Chanticleers (8-4) next play at No. 4 Old Dominion (10-1) in the second round Dec. 1.
Coastal, which has a first-year coach in Joe Moglia, overwhelmed Bethune- Cookman with 17 second-quarter points, scoring on its first three possessions.
Marcus Whitener opened the scoring with a 14-yard touchdown run at the 13:50 mark before quarterback Aramis Hillary connected on a 3-yard scoring pass to Matt Hazel with 7:23 left.
After Quenton Davis recovered a fumble by Bethune-Cookman's Jordan Murphy in Wildcats terrority, the Chanticleers went ahead 17-0 on Alex Catron's 35-yard field goal with 3:05 remaining.
It was the 17th straight playoff loss for a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference team, dating to 1999.
Hillary completed 19-of-24 pass attempts for 180 yards, the touchdown and one interception.
South Dakota State 58, Eastern Illinois 10
Running back Zach Zenner accounted for a school-record 295 rushing yards and three touchdowns, and South Dakota State had 434 on the ground. The Jackrabbits jumped out to a comfortable 34-3 halftime lead before literally running away to the first-round win.
It was the first FCS playoff win in three appearances for the Jackrabbits (9-3), who will play in an intriguing second-round matchup on Dec. 1 against fellow Missouri Valley Conference member North Dakota State (10-1), the No. 1 seed and the defending FCS champion.
SDSU already played at North Dakota State on Nov. 10, losing, 20-17.
The Jackrabbits totaled 580 yards of offense and 29 first downs. Quarterback Austin Sumner completed 13-of-28 passes for 146 yards and one touchdown. Reggie Gandy also rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns.
Zenner broke the game open with a 68-yard touchdown run to put the Jackrabbits up 7-0 with 4:27 left in the first quarter. They scored 24 second-quarter points.
The complete schedule for the NCAA second round:
South Dakota State (9-3) at No. 1 North Dakota State (10-1)
New Hampshire (8-3) at Wofford (8-3)
Central Arkansas (9-2) at No. 5 Georgia Southern (8-3)
Coastal Carolina (8-4) at No. 4 Old Dominion (10-1)
Stony Brook (9-2) at No. 3 Montana St. (10-1)
Cal Poly (9-2) at Sam Houston State (8-3)
Illinois State (8-3) at Appalachian State (8-3)
Colgate (8-3) at No. 2 Eastern Washington (9-2)