Nivon Holland’s 100-yard kick return not enough in low-scoring affair with No. 4 William & Mary
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Malachi Imoh scored the game’s only offensive touchdown and the William & Mary defense took care of the rest in a 15-7 victory over Charleston Southern on Saturday.
The Tribe (3-0) allowed just 97 yards and eight first downs. William & Mary scored a safety when Nate Lynn forced a fumble and Charleston Southern recovered in its own end zone.
William & Mary opened the scoring with a field goal, then Nivon Holland returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and a 7-3 lead for Charleston Southern (1-2).
Caden Bonoffski kicked his second field goal for the Tribe, then the defense scored the safety for an 8-7 lead through one quarter.
Imoh’s touchdown came on a 12-yard run in the third quarter and William & Mary had no trouble holding on for the win behind its defense that entered the game fourth in FCS in total defense (233 ypg) and 12th in scoring defense (15 ppg).
Imoh had 110 yards rushing and Darius Wilson threw for 204 yards for the Tribe, ranked No. 4 in the FCS coaches poll.
The Tribe have won 41 of their last 43 games against nonconference FCS opponents.
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