RAMS CRUISE TO BIG WIN BEHIND SMITHS SIX TOUCHDOWNS
MURFREESBORO, NC-Quarterback Kameron Smith continued his hot start, passing for a career-high 355 yards and tossing six touchdowns to six different receivers as the visiting Winston-Salem State Rams (3-0,1-0 CIAA) cruised to a 55-24 win over the Chowan Hawks (1-2, 0-1 CIAA).
The anticipated matchup between two high-scoring offenses never materialized, but Winston-Salem State more than held up their end of the deal. The Rams jumped out to a 34-10 halftime lead on the Hawks behind Smiths four first-half touchdown passes, including a career-long 85-yarder to Jahuann Butler in the second quarter.
Smith would throw two more touchdowns in the third quarter, before backup Jamie Degeare came in for relief. Degeare also threw for two scores as the Rams finished the game with a season-high 619 yards of offense and with eight different receivers catching touchdowns. Tailback Nic Cooper just missed his third straight 100-yard game, finishing with 98 yards on 13 carries and a 29-yard touchdown reception. Chowan receiver Robert Holland was stellar in the loss, catching six passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns. Next week, the Rams host Fayetteville State in their home opener, while Chowan travels to Virginia State. In other CIAA action this week
Laquan Williams passed for 207 yards and a touchdown and Daron Jones had a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown as the Lincoln Lions snapped a 13-game CIAA losing streak with a 19-10 win over the Virginia Union Panthers in West Grove, Pennsylvania.
In Charlotte, Defensive back Lance Harris 94-yard fumble return for a touchdown with 57 seconds left in the game sealed the deal as the Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls shocked defending Northern Division champ Virginia State 14-7.
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AlabamaState31, Grambling 17
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Alabama State outplayed Grambling State in virtually every offensive category and beat the Tigers 31-17 in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game Saturday night.
The Hornets (1-1, 1-0) also forced four Grambling turnovers (including three interceptions) and held the Tigers (1-1, 1-0) to just 177 yards total offense. Quarterback Devin Dominguez hit Nick Andrews for a 50-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. Andrews later caught a 15-yard scoring pass from backup quarterback Gregory Jenkins to give Alabama State a 17-10 lead it never relinquished.
That was the first of three unanswered touchdowns by the Hornets. Jenkins later scored on a 16-yard run in the fourth quarter and Quendarius McKibbens closed the Alabama State scoring with a 3-yard run.
Freshman quarterback D.J. Williams passed for 113 yards and two touchdowns for Grambling, but that wasnt nearly enough. AlcornState 39, Mississippi Valley State 14
ALCORN STATE, Miss. Brandon Bridge passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third as Alcorn State outscored Mississippi Valley State 29-7 in the second half and coasted to a 39-14 victory Saturday in a Southwest Athletic Conference game.
The Braves (1-2 overall, 1-2 SWAC) led 10-7 at halftime but scored four touchdowns in the second half to trounce MSVU (0-3, 0-2 SWAC). AlabamaA&M 21, Tuskegee 6
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. Alabama A&Ms defense held Tuskegee to less than 200 yards total offense in a 21-6 win on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs (1-2) limited the Tigers to 54 yards rushing, recovered two fumbles and registered five sacks for minus-31 yards. Willie Fuller was the catalyst on defense for the Bulldogs with 12 total tackles, including five for losses, and a sack. Alabama A&M leads the series 25-19-2. TexasSouthern 49, Texas College 6
HOUSTON Texas Southern dismantled Texas College by outgaining them 503 to 89 in total yards of offense en route to a 49-6 victory Saturday night.
Texas Southerns Riko Smalls passed for 290 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions, and three different running backs scored touchdowns for the Tigers. JacksonState28, Southern 24
BATON ROUGE, La. Casey Therriault threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns as Jackson State rallied to beat Southern University 28-24 on Saturday night.
Trailing 24-21 with 4:36 minutes to play, Therriault threw a 12-yard TD pass to Rico Richardson to give Jackson State (3-0, 1-0 SWAC) a 28-24 lead. The touchdown capped a seven play, 65-yard drive that completed the Tigers comeback. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 36, Prairie View A&M 29
PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas Stephen Jones ran for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help Arkansas-Pine Bluff come from behind to beat Prairie View 36-29 on Saturday night.
Jones finished with a game-high 86 yards rushing and three touchdowns, including a first-quarter scoring dash.
Jerry Lovelocke threw for 259 yards and two TDs for the Panthers while LeDarryae Groover ran for 21 yards and a touchdown.
Tuskegeeat Alabama A&M
With an announced crowd of 18,629, Alabama A&M defeated in-state rival Tuskegee University, 21-6, to win their first contest of the year in the Second Annual Louis Crews Classic
Tuskegees Wayne Williams led all receivers with 92 yards on five catches while AAMU quarterback Deonte Mason finished with 91 yards rushing and a touchdown as well as 62 yards passing and a touchdown. Next Opponent: Tuskegee (vs. Stillman at 1 p.m. CST) Edward Waters at Morehouse
David Carter rushed for 123 yards and four touchdowns, as Morehouse rolled over Edward Waters College, 49-15.
Carter, a junior from Marietta, GA, scored on two 26-yard runs, a four-yard run and a one-yarder, to bring his season total to 363 yards and six touchdowns.
The Maroon Tigers rolled up a season-high 507 yard of offense, in the lopsided win over EWC, which plays in the smaller-college NAIA. Next Opponent: Morehouse (at Lane- 9/24 at 2 p.m.) Miles at West Georgia
On Thursday night, Miles College traveled to Carrollton, GA and were defeated by West Georgia, 23-20, in the Wolves home opener.
Miles running back ran for 89 yards on 19 carries while quarterback David Thomas completed 16 of 21 passes for 176 yards and a touchdown while also rushing two touchdowns. Corey Robinson led Miles with 13 tackles.
Emmanuel Taylor completed nine passes for 69 yards while also rushing for 77 yards on 10 carries and two touchdowns. Next Opponent: Miles (vs. Albany State- 9/24 at 6 p.m.) Point at Lane After a tough loss to Clark Atlanta last week, the Lane College Dragons bounced back with a dominating performance, defeating Point University 46-18.
Alan Ferguson finished with 186 yards on 16 of 23 passes and two touchdowns while Kendric Hooks totaled seven tackles (five solo) and a sack along with his interception returned for a TD. Next Opponent: Lane (vs. Morehouse- 9/24 at 2 p.m.) FortValley State at Clark Atlanta
In the conference opener for both teams, Clark Atlanta defeated Fort Valley State, 16-11, at Panther Stadium in Atlanta, GA.
CAU quarterback Bryan Mann threw for 92 yards while Crite finished with six tackles, including two for loss, and an interception. FVSU punter Marquette King also nailed a school-record 76-yard punt. Next Opponent: Fort Valley State (at Benedict- 9/22 at 8 p.m.); Clark Atlanta (vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff- 9/24 at 3 p.m. CST) ValdostaState at Albany State
A Daniel Andersen 43 yard field goal with 3:15 remaining in the game proved to be the game winner as No. 12 Valdosta State upset No. 6 Albany State, 30-27, in non-conference football action at ASU Coliseum Saturday evening.
Albany State (2-1) had two chances to regain the lead after Andersens field goal, but saw both attempts come to naught.
Albany State tallied finished the game with 303 yards, including 245 yards passing from Jennings who also threw three touchdowns. Staton caught five passes for 115 yards while Bruce Ryals and Demonte Queen finished with seven tackles each. Next Opponent: Albany State (vs. Miles- 9/24 at 6 p.m.) Stillman at Kentucky State
A hard fought contest filled with big hits and big special teams play ended with Stillman earning a 31-29 victory over the Kentucky State Thorobreds in the SIAC opener for both teams. Next Opponent: Kentucky State (at Kentucky Wesleyan 9/24 at 7 p.m. CST); Stillman (at Tuskegee- 9/24 at 1 pm CST) Shaw at Benedict
Emmanuel Houston scored three touchdowns to lead the Benedict College Tigers to their first football victory of the season, powering the Tigers to a 23-17 victory over the Shaw University Bears in a non-conference NCAA Division II game Saturday at Charlie W. Johnson Stadium. Next Opponent: Benedict (vs. Fort Valley State- 9/22 at 8 p.m.)
Spartans Outlast Howard, 23-9
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Chris Walley completed 17 of 23 passes for 239 yards and two touchdowns, and the Norfolk State defense kept Howard out of the end zone for the final 55 minutes of the game as the Spartans downed Howard 23-9 in the MEAC opener for both teams on Saturday afternoon at Greene Stadium.
The Spartans (2-1, 1-0 MEAC) extended their win streak to four over the Bison (1-2, 0-1).
Howard took the opening kickoff and drove 80 yards in 10 plays. Freshman quarterback Greg McGhee hit Charles Anderson on a 1-yard TD pass with 10:27 left in the first quarter on a 4th-and-goal play to get Howard on the board first. The conversion missed due to a botched snap.
The Spartans answered right back with a six-play, 62-yard march. Walley hit Victor Hairston on a 21-yard TD pass with 7:39 remaining in the quarter, and the extra point by Ryan Estep gave NSU a 7-6 lead.
NSUs next score was set up by another Howard miscue. A high punt snap sailed over Bison punter Bryan Jacksons head, setting up NSU at the Howard 35. Four plays later, Everett Goldberg drilled a career-long 51-yard field goal to give the Spartans a 10-6 edge. It was Goldbergs second straight week hitting a 50-yard field goal.
That score would hold up going into halftime as the defenses stiffened and offenses struggled to find a rhythm. NSU had a key stop just before halftime when linebacker Onyemechi Anyaugo intercepted a McGhee pass in the Spartan red zone in the final minute of the second quarter. Pirates Lose In Heartbreaker To Old Dominion
NORFOLK, Va. -Hampton lit up the scoreboard at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium on Saturday night, but Old Dominion squeaked out a 45-42 win to hand the Pirates their first loss of the season.
The Pirates fell to 2-1 on the season, while the Monarchs improved to 3-0.
The Monarchs had an 11-point lead, 45-34, with 3:41 left in the contest thanks to a 7-yard scamper from ODU quarterback Thomas DeMarco his second touchdown rush of the night, culminating a drive that came about thanks to a Hampton fumble
But the Pirates stormed back down the field, going 41 yards in seven plays before senior quarterback David Legree found senior wideout Reginald Hicks (for an 11-yard touchdown with 13:46 to play.
Legree found Hicks again for the 2-point conversion to pull Hampton to within 45-42.
Morgan State holds off Robert Morris BALTIMORE-Morgan State and Robert Morris entered todays match-up in search of their first win of the 2011 season. A missed extra point by Greg Langer turned out to be the difference in MSUs 13-12 victory over the Colonials at Hughes Stadium.
Robert Morris advanced to the FCS Playoffs in 2010, so Morgan States home-opener was scheduled to be big test for the Bears. But the Colonials ended up hurting themselves time after time with costly holding penalties on offense.
The Morgan State defense held running back Justin Brooks to 68 yards on 16 carries. They had to make some adjustments on him and quarterback Jeff Sinclair, who gave Morgan some problems with his feet in the first half as well. The Bears defense got the job done when it counted and finished the day by recording four sacks and two interceptions.
Robert Morris scored the first points of the game with a field goal by Greg Langer with 7:09 left in the first quarter to cap an 11-play, 53-yard drive.
Morgan State (1-2) answered late in the second quarter off an interception by freshman linebacker Cody Acker. Sophomore Abraham Mercado booted a 40-yard field goal with 46 seconds left in the second quarter to tie the game at 3.
MSUs offense ran into trouble early as the Colonials sacked redhsirt-freshman quarterback Robert Council four times in the first half.
Council completed 4-of-8 passes for 93 yards, a touchdown and an interception on the day.
RMU (0-3) took advantage of the MSU blitz numerous times completing passes over the middle and finding wide open receivers. South Florida romps Rattlers, 70-17 TAMPA, Fla. - Darnell Scott scored four touchdowns for the University of South Florida as the Bulls defeated Florida A&M 70-17, Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium.
USF took a 7-0 lead as they scored on their first possession of the game on a 43-yard TD pass to A.J. Love from B.J. Daniels with 13:14 to go in the first, capping a six play, 69-yard drive.
The Bulls would increase their lead to 21-0 as they scored a pair of rushing TD on a Darrel Scott six yard run with 6:03 to in the first, followed by a Daniels five yard run with 4:55 to go.
Terry Johnsons 48-yard interception return set up the Rattlers first TD of the game as Lavante Page scored on a four-yard TD reception from Austin Trainor with 13:57 to go in the second quarter. The score capped a four play seven yard drive, cutting USFs lead to 21-7.
Scott would score his second TD of the night for USF on a 56-yard run with 12:58 to go in the second, capping a three play, 76-yard drive, giving the Bulls a 28-7 lead.
A Lenworth Lennon 20-yard scamper would set up the Rattlers second TD of the game. A 32-yard TD pass to Edmond Baker from Trainor with 11:48 to go in the first half, made the score 28-14 in favor of USF.
The Bulls took a 49-14 lead into the break, as they scored on their next three possessions on three Daniels TD passes to Sterling Griffin (18 yards), Scott (84 yards) and Andre Davis (27 yards).
The Bulls scored two TDs in the third quarter as Scott scored his fourth of the night on a 30-yard run with 11:49 to go. USF scored on a blocked punt by Marcus Shaw, who recovered it and scored on a two-yard punt return, giving USF a 70-14 lead.
FAMU would score their final points of the game on a 34-yard field goal by Trevor Scott for the 70-17 final. Hornets No Match For Hens In First State Battle Newark, Del. The University of Delaware scored touchdowns on each of its first five possessions and never looked back in a dominating 45-0 win over Delaware State in the third meeting between the states two Division I teams.
The Hens, ranked seventh in the two major Top 25 Football Championship Subdivision polls, won their second straight game to improve to 2-1 on the season, while the Hornets fell to 2-1.
Delaware outgained DSU 512-112 to improve to 3-0 in the series between the teams. The Hens have outscored the Hornets 116-24 in the three meetings.
Elon Overcomes Five Turnovers To Slip Past NCCU DURHAM, N.C. - Elon overcame five turnovers by piling up 525 yards of total offense and taking advantage of North Carolina Central special teams miscues, as the visiting Phoenix escaped NCCUs OKelly-Riddick Stadium with a 23-22 win on a cool, misty Saturday night.
For NCCU, a Division I newcomer against a traditional FCS contender, this was the game that got away.
With the visitors holding a one-point lead with less than two minutes left in the game, NCCU drove down the field to get into position for a potential game-winning 39-yard field goal. However, the snap from the long snapper was low and the rain-soaked ball slipped through the holders hands. Rookie kicker Oleg Parent, who missed an extra-point kick in the second quarter, never got a chance to redeem himself.
The sensational Elon duo of junior quarterback Thomas Wilson and junior receiver Aaron Mellette proved too much for the Eagles to handle. Wilson completed 34 of 48 passes for a career-best 416 yards and three touchdowns, while Mellette had 16 receptions for a career-high 237 yards with a score.
Wilson also made a shoe-string, touchdown-saving tackle when NCCU junior safety Marc Lewis appeared to be heading to the end zone after a first-quarter interception. The last line of defense, Wilson dove and barely tripped up Lewis at the Elon 15-yard line, and NCCU had to settle for a 30-yard field goal by Parent.
Elon senior receiver Christian Dennis caught six passes for 64 yards and two touchdowns, including what proved to be the game-winner with 4:46 remaining in the game.
Bulldogs Fall Short 38-21 To Hoosiers BLOOMINGTON, IND- SC State chances of knocking off a FBS opponent came up short, as the Bulldogs dropped a tough 38-21 decision to Big Ten foe Indiana at Memorial Stadium Saturday.
Indiana jumped out to quick 14-0 lead early in the first quarter, when quarterback Edward Baker-Wright tossed a 30-yard strike to wide receiver Duwyce Wilson to make the score 7-0 at the 11:59 mark. Running back Stephen Houston two-yard scamper gave the Hoosiers a two score advantage with 9:20 left in the quarter.
Junior quarterback Derrick Wiley threw a 69-yard pass to sophomore Tyler McDonald to pull SC State within a score, 14-7 at the 9:03 mark. Matt Perez one-yard punch gave Indiana a 21-7 advantage to close on the first quarter.
Mitch Ewald scored the only point s on the second quarter, on a 26-yard field goal to put Indiana ahead 24-7 with 3:49 left in the first-half. The Hoosiers closed out the half with a 24-7 lead.
Edward Baker-Wright led the passing attack with throwing 17 of 22 for 208 yards and one touchdown, Wiley finished with 7 of 11 for 138 yards and one score.
In the second-half, Wiley threw his second touchdown toss on the day when he found sophomore Caleb Davis in the end zone on a 5-yard toss with 3:52 left in the third quarter. D Angelo Roberts 7-yard touchdown run closed out the third quarter and gave Indiana a 31-14 lead. SSU Loses To Appalachian State BOONE, N.C.- Antonio Bostick came off the bench to lead Savannah State to their only touchdown of the game as the Tigers fell to third-ranked Appalachian State 41-6 at Kidd Brewer Stadium before a crowd of 24,917.
Bostick entered the game early in the second quarter, after starter AJ DeFilippis went out with a head injury.
Trailing 34-0, Bostick engineered a 7-play, 52-yard drive that ended with Bostick scoring on a 10-yard run with 10:51 left in the third quarter. The extra point attempt was blocked.
The key play on the drive was a 24-yard catch by tight end Kris Drummond that gave the Tigers a first down at the ASU ten yard line.
The Mountaineers scored the final touchdown of the evening with 2:11 left in the game when Jamal Jackson scored on a 16-yard run. Sam Martin kicked the extra point for a 41-6 advantage.
Despite the score, SSU had more passing yards (244 to 186) and had more possession time (32:00 to 28:00). Email This Article