BOONE, N.C. — Warren Smith threw for three touchdowns and Maine held Appalachian State to 3 yards rushing in a 34-12 win Saturday in the second round of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs.
The Black Bears (9-3) dominated the ground game. Pushaun Brown rushed for 111 yards on 24 carries, including a 31-yard score, and David Hood romped 54 yards for a TD to finish with 88 yards on four carries.
Maine will play at Georgia Southern in the quarterfinals.
NORTHERN IOWA 28,
In Cedar Falls, Iowa, Tirrelle Rennie threw a pair of touchdown passes for Northern Iowa (10-2).
David Johnson’s 1-yard TD run put the Panthers up 21-14 to start the fourth quarter. Wofford fumbled the ensuing kickoff in the end zone, and Phil Wright recovered to give the Panthers a 14-point lead.
Eric Breitenstein scored three touchdowns for Wofford (8-4), which outgained the Panthers 478-238 but committed three costly turnovers.
LEHIGH 40, TOWSON 38
In Towson, Md., Tom Bianchi sacked Grant Enders for a safety, then Lehigh ran the final 5 minutes off the clock to preserve its win.
The Mountain Hawks (11-1),
who trailed 31-24 in the fourth quarter, reached the quarterfinals for the first time since 2001.
NORTH DAKOTA STATE 26, JAMES MADISON 14
In Fargo, N.D., D.J. McNorton rushed for 154 yards, including a 60-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, and North Dakota State beat James Madison.
Sam Ojuri added 61 yards and two scores for the Bison (11-1), who will play host to Lehigh next weekend.
CENTRAL ARKANSAS 14
In Missoula, Mont., Jabin Sambrano caught two touchdown passes from Jordan Johnson and Jordan Canada ran for two more scores, powering Montana (10-2).
SAM HOUSTON STATE 34,
STONY BROOK 27
In Huntsville, Texas, Tim Flanders rushed for 102 yards and the go-ahead touchdown with 1:01 remaining as Sam Houston State (12-0) defeated Stony Brook.
MONTANA STATE 26,
NEW HAMPSHIRE 25 (OT)
In Bozeman, Mont., DeNarius McGhee ran for two touchdowns and threw for a third as Montana State (10-2) overcame four turnovers and rode a missed extra point with 7 seconds left to a win over New Hampshire.