William & Mary 20, Boston U. 17
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) _ Third-stringer Daron Pope threw for 189 yards and a 2-yard touchdown in the final quarter Saturday as William & Mary rallied to beat Boston University 20-17.
William & Mary (4-1, 1-1 Atlantic 10), ranked No. 9 in Division I-AA, trailed 17-13 after the Terriers’ Roger Harriott ran 51 yards for a score in the final minute of third quarter. After the ensuing kickoff, Pope drove the Tribe 59 yards in 11 plays, culminating in the TD pass to William Brown.
The Terriers (0-3, 0-1) have won only twice in their past 23 games.
The Tribe was down to its No. 3 quarterback after starter Mike Cook injured his left knee the second game of the season. His backup, Steve Fill, sprained an ankle in the same game. Cook is gone for at least two more games, and Fill is day-to-day.
Harriott, who rushed for 149 yards on 14 carries, scored on a 74-yard run late in the first quarter to give the Terriers a 7-3 lead. Michael Nycz put the Terriers ahead 10-3 with a 29-yard field goal in the second quarter.
The Tribe then responded with 10 second-quarter points on Ron Harrison’s 42-yard fumble return and Brian Shallcross’ second 35-yard field goal of the game.
Pope was 17 of 31 with one interception.
Alvin Porch led the Tribe with 186 yards on 30 carries as William & Mary outgained the Terriers 435 yards to 278 yards. Tribe wideout Dave Conklin, the A-10′s top receiver with 31 catches for 558 yards, was held to one catch for 9 yards. Redshirt freshman Chris Rozier caught four passes for 61 yards for William & Mary.