Tarleton holds off Midwestern State 17-14

NCAA Football

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP)Steven Duncan threw a pair of touchdown passes to Max Maxfield and Tarleton beat Division II-member Midwestern State 17-14 on Saturday night.

Duncan and Maxfield connected on a 19-yard score in the first quarter, and again with a 5-yarder with 12:12 to play. Adrian Guzman’s 28-yard field goal gave Tarleton (4-3) a 17-7 lead with 4:37 remaining.

Jalen March’s 5-yard touchdown run for Midwestern State capped the scoring with 2:18 left. Midwestern State then forced a three-and-out, but Jake Walrath’s 45-yard punt pinned the Mustangs at the 1. Dillon Sterling-Cole threw an interception four plays later.

Duncan completed 15-of-23 passes for 146 yards.

Sterling-Cole was 20-of-40 passing and threw one touchdown and two interceptions. March ran 14 times for 85 yards.

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