Hampton 40, W.Illinois 20

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HAMPTON, Va. (AP)—Alonzo Coleman scored three touchdowns as Hampton gave coach Joe Taylor a 40-20 victory Saturday over his alma mater, Western Illinois.

Jerome Mathis added two touchdowns on a 99-yard kickoff return and a 60-yard pass from Prince Shepherd as the Pirates ran their record to 3-0 for the first time since 1999.

Coleman scored on runs of 5 and 2 yards and caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from Shepherd. He finished with 88 yrds on 18 carries.

Western Illinois (1-2), which defeated Division II Cheyney 98-7 last week, found the going much tougher against the Hampton defense, which forced six turnovers. The Leathernecks’ three quarterbacks combined for 219 yards passing but lost 38 yards on the ground.

The Leathernecks’ Travis Glasford, who scored six touchdowns in the first half of last week’s game, gained 98 yards on 26 carries and scored on an 11-yard run in the third quarter. He also led all receivers with 7 receptions for 73 yards.

Shepherd was 9-of-17 for 150 yards and two touchdowns.

Adam Smith was 15-of-24 for 213 yards and one touchdown for Western Illinois.

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