WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. -- Monmouth (N.J.) scored three times in the first quarter and held on to defeat Bryant 21-12 on Saturday.
The Hawks (2-4, 2-1 Northeast Conference) scored on a safety 3:06 into the game, then added a 26-yard field goal by Eric Spillane midway through the quarter. On Bryant's next possession, the Bulldogs fumbled and Monmouth's Jose Gumbs recovered on the Bryant 40. L.J. Caprio scored on a 3-yard run with 2:22 to go.
In the second quarter, Spillane missed a 48-yard attempt, then quarterback Kyle Frazier scored on a 34-yard run, capping a two-play, 52-yard drive, for 18-0.
The Bulldogs (4-3, 1-2) got on the scoreboard with Mike Croce's 3-yard run with 2:29 left in the half, but the kick was blocked.
Spillane added a 33-yard field goal in the fourth quarter as Monmouth took 5:52 off the clock. Only 30 seconds remained when Croce hit Jordan Harris with a 25-yard TD pass.
Perry Hills will start at quarterback Saturday for Maryland against top-ranked Ohio State, the latest development in the three-way battle to be the Terrapins' starter under center.
A UCLA football player was suspended indefinitely Friday after he was arrested on suspicion of rape.
The tougher tests await down the road for No. 3 Baylor Bears, but coach Art Briles has seen enough of his Bears to know this is his best team.
A decision has been made that Randy Edsall will not be the football coach at Maryland next season, and discussions are taking place about how and when to separate, a source said Thursday night.
Florida State running back Mario Pender has been released from the hospital but could be given a medical redshirt if he cannot return to the field this season.
The University of Wisconsin agreed to a 10-year deal with Under Armour on Friday worth a total of $96 million in cash and the retail value of products received.