WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Jake Phillips moved into third place on William & Mary's all-time touchdown passing list as the Tribe defeated Northeastern 38-17 on Saturday night.
Phillips' 3-yard touchdown pass to Chase Hill with 2:51 left in the second quarter was the 55th of his career and gave William & Mary (7-2, 5-1 Colonial Athletic Association) a 21-10 lead.
The Tribe, No. 14 in the Sports Network poll and 16th in the FCS Coaches poll, won its fifth straight game heading into next week's game at No. 1 James Madison.
Derek Cox scored William and Mary's first touchdown on an 89-yard, first-quarter punt return -- the Tribe's first since 2003 -- and its last, on a 12-yard interception return with 8:22 to play.
Cox became the first Tribe player to return a punt and an interception for touchdowns in the same season since current Minnesota Viking Darren Sharper did it in 1996.
The Wildcats (2-8, 1-5 CAA) outgained the Tribe by 109 yards in the first half, but two big plays -- a 61-yard pass completion to D.J. McAulay and a 67-yard run by Jonathan Grimes -- kept William and Mary in front.
Phillips was 15 of 22 for 217 yards and two touchdowns. He also scored on a 5-yard run.
Grimes finished with 130 yards on 16 carries and McAulay caught three passes for 96 yards.
Northeastern's Anthony Orio was 25 of 43 for 247 yards and a touchdown.
The silence from LSU's administration this week about Miles' job status spoke volumes, but not as loudly as the support Tigers fans showed on Saturday. It's been a strange week in Baton Rouge.
Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine combine for 267 rushing yards and four touchdowns in Oklahoma's 58-23 victory over Oklahoma State that captured the Big 12 title for the Sooners.
Paul Harris ran 27 times for 166 yards and a touchdown to help Hawaii snap an eight-game losing streak on Saturday night, 28-26 over Louisiana-Monroe.
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The Capital One Cup Impact Performances of the Week include Stanford QB Kevin Hogan, Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott, Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield and Alabama RB Derrick Henry.
Donnel Pumphrey and Chase Price surpassed 100 yards rushing on Saturday night, and San Diego State completed an undefeated conference season with a 31-14 win over Nevada.
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