MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) Mathew Barr threw an 84-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Buss with 3:18 left in the game and Cole Blake added a 12-yard scoring run just under two minutes later to help Robert Morris overcome a late 9-7 deficit and beat East Tennessee State 21-9.
Barr finished with 225 yards passing and two touchdowns for the Colonials (3-6). Buss added 138 yards receiving on nine receptions with a touchdown, and Blake had 83 yards rushing with a TD.
East Tennessee State (1-8) entered the fourth quarter leading 9-7 on the strength of three JJ Jerman field goals. After the Barr to Buss touchdown strike gave Robert Morris the advantage the Buccaneers had an opportunity to retake the lead but turned the ball over on downs after gaining just three yards in eight plays.
Falon Lee had 73 yards rushing for East Tennessee State. Jajuan Stinson added 71.