HAMPTON, Va. -- Yahkee Johnson rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns, including 15-yarder for a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter, and Dereon Carr had a late interception to help Hampton beat Howard 20-17 on Saturday in the Battle of the Real HU.
After Johnson's score with 11:07 left, Caylin Newton led an eight-play, 65-yard drive to pull Howard to within 20-17 on a 1-yard sneak. Howard went 13 plays in six-plus minutes but missed a 24-yard field goal with 1:32 left, giving Howard one more opportunity.
But Carr sealed it with an interception at Howards' 39.
Johnson had a 2-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and Delmon Williams added a 7-yard sneak in the third for a 14-10 lead for Hampton (6-5, 5-3 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Williams threw for 150 yards on nine completions and added 83 yards on the ground.
Earlier in the week, Hampton announced it was leaving the MEAC after 22 years to join the Big South Conference, effective July 1, 2018.
Newton threw for 259 yards but was intercepted twice for Howard (7-4, 6-2).
Jordan Love was 21 of 26 for 236 yards and two touchdowns -- all in the first half -- and Utah State beat Tennessee Tech 73-12 on Thursday night.
Utah State's Jordan Nathan returns Tennessee Tech's punt for a 59-yard touchdown.
Utah State QB Jordan Love finds WR Savon Scarver for a 36-yard touchdown to tack on to the Aggies' lead.
Wesley Dugger scored three of Davidson's 13 touchdowns, helping the Wildcats beat Division III Guilford 91-61 on Thursday night in a game moved up two days because of the threat of Hurricane Florence.
Washington State University officials investigated allegations of sexual harassment against staff member and former football star Jason Gesser and found no violations of school policy.
Ben DiNucci accounted for a career-high five touchdowns and James Madison eased by Robert Morris 73-7 on Thursday night in a game played early because of Hurricane Florence.
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