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HBCU Football Rewind: Week 2

HBCU Football Rewind: Week 2
Posted By: HBCU Connect Sports on September 25, 2011

HBCUSportsOnlines week 2 game by game recap of scores and highlights for each conference.

Morehouse at Howard

After building an 11-point third quarter lead, Morehouse relinquished 21 unanswered points and lost to the Howard Bison, 30-27.

Morehouse got on the board first with an 18-yard touchdown reception by Derrick Hector from reserve quarterback Donnay Ragland. Howard responded three minutes later when Willie Carter caught a 39-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Greg McGhee.

The Bison then scored a safety when the snap to Morehouse punter Brandon Hoffman sailed over his head into the end zone but Morehouse bounced back with a one yard dive into the end zone by Winston Bodrick to give the Maroon Tigers a 14-9 lead.

In the third quarter, David Carter sprinted 81 yards for the longest play of the game, giving Morehouse a 20-9 advantage. Howard would respond with a 29-yard touchdown pass from McGhee to Brandon Flanagan. The Bison added a two-point conversion to make the score 20-17.

McGhee would then find Carter again for a 23-yard score over the middle to give the Bison a 24-20 lead.

Looking to put the game away, Bison running back Charles Brice scored on a 17-yard burst off the left side to open up a 30-20 lead with 6:03 remaining.However, the Maroon Tigers refused to go away without a fight as defender Latavius Watts picked up a Howard fumble and returned it 15 yards for a score, making it 30-27 with 2:23 remaining.

The Maroon Tigers managed to get the ball back and moved the ball down the field quickly but an interception by Howards Lanny Kelly ended the Morehouse comeback effort.

The Maroon Tigers were led by David Carter, who rushed for a game-high 122 yards on 10 carries while Derrick Hector led all receivers with six catches for 99 yards.

Howards McGhee completed 22 of 29 for 248 yards and three touchdowns while adding another 46 yards on the ground. Howard linebacker Keith Pough finished with 10 tackles.

Next Opponent: Morehouse (vs. Edward Waters 9/17 at 7 p.m.)

Wingate vs. Albany State
In a rematch of the last years second round playoff game, the #7 Albany State Golden Rams routed the #23 Wingate Bulldogs, 49-28, at ASU Coliseum on Saturday night.

In the first quarter, Stanley Jennings led ASU on a 13-play, 81-yard drive that was finishes off with a 1-yard plunge by running back Luther Edwards to take an early 7-0 lead.

After a Bulldog fumble in the second quarter, ASU running back Nathan Hoyte finished off a 3-play, 30-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run. On the next ASU possession, Jennings found Octavius Staton for a 20-yard touchdown pass to give the Golden Rams a 20-0 halftime lead.

Early in the third quarter, Jennings capped off an 8-play, 75-yard drive with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Ronnie Tubbs to make the score 27-0. Wingate would battle back with a pair touchdown passes by quarterback Cody Haffly to Chris Bowden (29 yards) and Marquise Allen (20 yards), respectively, to cut the Golden Ram lead to 14. Albany State would respond late in the third quarter when Jennings found Tubbs again for a 28-yard touchdown pass to give the Rams a 34-14 lead.

Early in the fourth quarter, Albany would put the game out of reach when Jennings hit Tubbs for a 53-yard touchdown pass, their third time of the game, which was followed by a 67-yard fumble return by Jamarkus Gaskins to give ASU a 46-14 lead with 10:41 remaining.

After a 22-yard field goal by ASU Tory Torstenson, the Bulldogs would add a pair of touchdowns but it wouldnt be enough to overtake the Golden Rams.

ASU quarterback Stanley Jennings completed 17 of 30 passes for 307 yards and four touchdowns while Ronnie Tubbs caught six passes for 136 yards and three touchdowns. ASU defender Larry Whitfield led the Golden Ram defense with nine tackles and a sack. The Golden Rams finished with 427 yards of total offense.

Wingate quarterback Cody Haffly completed 22 of 44 passes for 257 yards with three touchdowns and an interception while Jarvis Smith led the Bulldog defense with nine tackles.

Next Opponent: Albany State (vs. Valdosta State- 9/17 at 7 p.m.)

Lane at Clark Atlanta

After an opening week loss, Clark Atlanta University rebounded with a 21-3 win over conference-foe Lane Colleg in front of a home crowd of 1,257 on Saturday.

Clark Atlanta freshman Rashad Lewis rushed for a game-high 117 yards on 25 carries while the Clark Atlanta quarterback duo of Bryan Mann and T.J. Smith combined for 232 yards on completing 19-of-33 passes and a touchdown. The Clark Atlanta defense, led by Harrison Porter with a team-high 10 tackles, held the Dragons to an astonishing 32 yards of total offense, including negative 103 yards rushing.

Lanes Cordero Cooper led the team with 95 all-purpose yards, including 39 yards receiving. On defense, Kyle led the way with six solo tackles, 10 total, and 3.5 tackles for loss while Paris Hopper finished with 10 tackles and 2.5 sacks.

Next Opponent: Clark Atlanta (vs. Fort Valley State- 9/17 at 6 p.m.); Lane (vs. Point- 9/17 at 2 p.m)

Benedict at Bowie State

For the second week in a row, turnovers were critical for the Benedict College Tigers football team, as Bowie State University took advantage of four Benedict miscues and claimed a 31-14 victory in a non-conference NCAA Division II football game Saturday at Bulldogs Stadium.

Harlon Samuels led the Tigers with 99 yards passing on 4-of-14 attempts and 53 yards rushing. Mujihad Assad had two catches for 68 yards, while Emmanuel Houston had two catches for 31 yards.

The Tigers gained 246 yards of total offense, compared to 473 yards of offense for Bowie State. Ramono Flowers led the Bulldogs with 144 yards rushing. Andrew Johnson completed 12-of-20 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns.

Anthony Davis led the Benedict defense with nine total tackles, while Brandon Beech had eight tackles.

Next Opponent: Benedict (vs. Shaw- 9/17 at 5 p.m.)

Langston at Tuskegee

After a bye in week one, the Tuskegee Golden Tigers opened the season with a loss to the Langston Lions, 33-19, in front of 6,698 at Abbott Stadium.

Langstons Darrion Lewis completed 11 of 17 passes for 149 yards and two touchowns while running back Carlos Ross rushed for 115 yard on 20 carries.

Tuskegee quarterback Jeremy Williams threw for 144 yards on 9-of-16 passing and two touchdowns. Tuskegee linebacker Christian Williams led the Golden Tigers with eight tackles, including three tackles for loss, and two sacks.

Next Opponent: Tuskegee (at Alabama A&M- 9/17 at 6 p.m.)

Stillman at Samford

Despite totaling 231 yards of total offense, the Stillman Tigers found themselves on the tail end of a 48-6 decision on the road at Samford.

Stillman held the ball for over 33 minutes of game action, but saw several unfavorable instances of field position on both sides of the ball place the team into some unwanted situations.

For Stillman (1-1), QB Dondre Purnell would complete 4-of-8 pass attempts for 129 yards before leaving the game. Backup QB Brandon Allen would play the remainder of the contest going 6-of-16 for 57 yards passing and an interception while rushing nine times for 19 yards.

Damian Ford would finish with two catches for 106 yards while Roger Dixon would have three receptions for 29 yards.

On defense, LB Jarell Thomas would have 11 total tackles (nine solo) while SS Ronrico would finish with ten total stops (eight solo).

Next Opponent: Stillman (at Kentucky State- 9/17 at 6 p.m.)

Fort Valley State vs. Delta State

After nearly upsetting Division I FCS Florida A&M in the opening week, Fort Valley State returned home to take on #11 Delta State only to suffer a similar fate, losing 27-7 against the Statesmen on Saturday night.

QB Micah Davis passed for 289 yards, and two touchdowns as the Statesmen out gained the Wildcats 567 yards to 187. FVSU quarterback Antonio Henton, who left the game early in the first quarter, threw for 65 yards on 6-of-11 passing and a touchdown.

Next Opponent: Fort Valley State (at Clark Atlanta- 9/17 at 6 p.m.)

Lincoln (PA) at Kentucky State

In a highly anticipated home opener, the Kentucky State University Thorobreds galloped past the Lincoln University Lions with a score of 43-27.

Lincoln quarterback Doug Cook went 16-33 for 202 yards and one (1) touchdown, while Laquan Williams chipped in with four completions for 47 yards. Matthew Coston led the Lions receiving corps with seven (7) catches for 110 yards.

KSU quarterback Jerrel Noland threw for 205 yards and one interception on 15-22 passing. Senior, Raphael Amey led the offense with five receptions for 116 yards (long of 53).

The Thorobred defense was paced Cory Spalding leading with 12 tackles. Terry Horton and Carlos Ware assisted on the defensive end with one sack each. Berryman nailed three field goals from 26, 43 and 39 yards.

Next Opponent: Kentucky State (vs. Stillman 9/17 at 6 p.m.)

Concordia at Miles

Miles head coach Reginald Ruffin picked up his first win as a college head coach as the Golden Bears (1-1) defeated the Honest of Concordia-Selma College (0-2), 13-6, on Saturday at Albert J. Sloan-Alumni Stadium.

Junior running back Jordan Lewis led the way with 142 yards and a touchdown and sophomore kicker Patton Chambers added two field goals.

Miles had 264 yards of total offense, including 233 rushing yards.

Concordia-Selma quarterback Christian Dobbs was picked off three times by the Miles defense including senior defensive back LaDarryl Bell, sophomore defensive back Quentin Jones and freshman defensive back Tyrrell Kinder.

Senior Linebacker Corey Robinson led the Golden Bears defense with 15 tackles, one sack for a loss of six yards, five tackle-for-losses and one forced fumble.

Next Opponent: Miles (at West Georgia- 9/15 at 7 p.m. )

Jackson State 35, Tennessee State 29

MEMPHIS, Tenn. Casey Therriault threw for three touchdowns and 337 yards as Jackson State overpowered Tennessee State 35-29 on Saturday night.

Jackson State (2-0) totaled 477 yards of offense, compared to 304 by Tennessee State, which struggled in the running game just a week after rushing for 342 against Southern.

Tennessee State (1-1) managed just 78 yards on 36 carries against Jackson State.

Jackson State tallied 140 yards rushing as B.J. Lee led the way with 70 yards on 11 carries. Tommy Gooden chipped in 67 yards and a touchdown on five carries as Jackson State averaged 4.0 yards per carry, compared to 2.2 by Tennessee State.

Tennessee State pulled within two, 28-26, on a safety with 6:17 to go, but couldnt stop Therriault and Jackson State. Therriault capped an 82-yard, 11-play drive on a 21-yard pass to Rico Richardson for a 35-29 lead with 2:04 to play.

Southern 21, Alabama A&M 6

BATON ROUGE, La. Dray Joseph threw three touchdown passes, accounting for all Southern Universitys scoring in a 21-6 win over Alabama A&M in the Southwestern Athletic Conference opener for both teams on Saturday night.

Joseph threw for 308 yards on 18 for 27 passing and added 16 more on nine carries for the Jaguars (1-1), who snapped a seven-game losing skid dating back to last season.

The Southern quarterback notched his three TD passes all by halftime, connecting with LaQuinton Evans from 72 yards out, Charles Hawkins on a 57-yarder and Michael Berry with a 21-yard score. Evans finished with 102 receiving yards on four catches.

Chance Wilson kicked field goals of 27 and 32 yards on the only scores for the Bulldogs (0-2), who lost despite not committing a turnover and tallying two from the Jaguars.

Deaunte Mason completed 20 of 44 passes for 280 yards for Alabama A&M.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff 27, Alcorn State 20

PINE BLUFF, Ark. Dennis Jenkins made a 5-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter to lift Arkansas-Pine Bluff to a 27-20 victory over Alcorn State on Saturday night.

The Golden Lions (1-1, 1-0 Southwestern) were down 20-10 at halftime but kept the Braves (0-2, 0-2) scoreless in the second half.

Pine Bluffs Adrian Moore led the game in rushing with 130 yards, including a 57-yard run in the fourth quarter that put his team in place for the winning touchdown three plays later.

The Braves went ahead in the first half as Brandon Bridge threw to Simon Collier for two touchdowns and Arturo Tamayo kicked a pair of field goals.

Chris Ewald helped Pine Bluff with a pair of field goals. Stephen Jones added an 11-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and Rontrell Bailey caught a 7-yard pass from Benjamin Anderson in the third.

Prairie View A&M 37, Texas Southern 34

HOUSTON, Texas Prairie View rallied from 14 points down midway through the fourth quarter to defeat arch rival Texas Southern, 37-34. The game was tied 20-20 entering the final quarter, and TSU built a 34-20 lead with two quick scores.

Christopher Barricks 36-yard field goal with :04 remaining was the difference.

Louisiana-Monroe 35, Grambling 7

MONROE, La. Centarius Donald rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown to help Louisiana-Monroe defeat Grambling State 35-7 on Saturday night.

Donald became the first Warhawks player to break the 100-yard rushing mark since 2008. The Warhawks gained 247 yards rushing on 48 carries and three players scored touchdowns.

With the game tied 7-7 midway through the first quarter, a 1-yard touchdown pass from Cody Wells to Keavon Milton with 19 seconds left in the first quarter put the Warhawks (1-1) ahead for good and started a 28-0 run.

Louisiana-Monroes defense made the difference, holding the Tigers (1-1) to 144 yards in total offense and just four first downs. The Warhawks sacked Grambling quarterback D.J. Williams eight times and had two interceptions. ULM also had nine tackles for losses.

Eastern Michigan 14, Alabama State 7

YPSILANTI, Mich. Dominique Sherrer ran for a touchdown and Eastern Michigan piled up 336 rushing yards on the way to a 14-7 victory over Alabama State on Saturday.

Sherrer finished with 111 yards on 16 carries, while Javonti Greene ran 22 times for 146 yards for the Eagles (2-0), who held Alabama State of the FCS to minus-13 yards rushing.

Quarterback Alex Gillett ran for 74 yards including a 58-yard run that set up Sherrers 6-yard score in the third quarter and threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Nick Olds for the games only first-half points.

The Hornets (1-1) got on the board on Devin Dominguezs 22-yard pass to T.C. McWilliams.

Murray State 39, Mississippi Valley State 0

ITTA BENA, Miss. Mike Harris rushed for 104 yards and two touchdowns, and Murray State recorded its first shutout in seven years in a 39-0 rout over Mississippi Valley State on Saturday.

The Racers (1-1) held an opponent scoreless for the first time since a 38-0 win against Tennessee-Martin in 2004. It was their first road shutout since 1996, blanking Southeast Missouri 16-0 in 1996.

Murray State was never threatened by MVSU (0-2), claiming a 9-0 lead on Harris 15-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Harris, who finished with 19 carries, had a 13-yard touchdown as Murray State went ahead by 32 points in the third.

Casey Brockman completed 21 of 33 passes for 238 yards and one touchdown. Hannibal Beauford caught seven passes for 111 yards.

MVSU couldnt find its rhythm on offense, playing three different quarterbacks. The Delta Devils were held to 213 yards on offense, giving up 452 to Murray State.


RICHMOND, VA-So much for showdowns. A game that was anticipated to be a highly competitive matchup between one team with a stifling defense and one with an explosive offense, turned into a one-sided rout as the Winston-Salem State Rams (2-0) completely manhandled the Virginia Union Panthers 67-16 last night at Hovey Field.

The Panthers (2-1), who had shut out their previous two opponents, gave up their first three touchdowns of the 2011 season in the first half and trailed 20-3 at intermission.

Virginia Union seemed to have made the right halftime adjustments and forced WSSU to punt on their first possession of the second half. But the Rams exploded and outscored the Panthers 34-0 over the final eight minutes of the third quarter to turn this one into a blowout and crush any hopes Virginia Union had of rallying. The Rams led 54-3 after three quarters. In the fourth quarter, Winston-Salem State logged two touchdown passes from backup quarterback Jamie DeGeare and Virginia Union scored on an 11-yard touchdown pass from Quentis Clark to Raymond Mack and a 7-yard fumble recovery by Anthony Davis for the 67-16 final margin.

In a totally dominating offensive performance, Winston-Salem State outgained Virginia Union 493-195. Quarterback Kameron Smith threw for 238 yards and four touchdowns to three different receivers; tailback Nic Cooper who nearly averaged a first down every time he touched the ball; rushing for 113 yards on 12 carries (9.4 yards per carry) and two touchdowns and receiver Dominique Fitzgerald hauled in five passes for 87 yards and two scores as the Rams rolled to their largest margin of victory since 1990.

The Rams showed theyre also dangerous on the defensive side of the ball, forcing five fumbles, including two that were returned for touchdowns; recording three sacks, and picking off a pass while holding the Panthers to less than 200 yards of total offense.

Next week, Winston-Salem State travels to Murfreesboro to take on Chowan, while the Panthers try to get back on the winning track when they travel to Lincoln (PA).



#23 SC State Outlasts # 24 Bethune-Cookman on ESPNU

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA- The #23 ranked South Carolina State Bulldogs (1-1, 1-0 MEAC) pulled out a huge come from behind victory defeating the #24 ranked Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman (1-1, 0-1 MEAC) 26-18 in a tough defensive battle Saturday at Municipal Stadium.

The Bulldogs avenged last seasons only conference loss, which snapped SC States 21-game winning streak in the 14-0 defeat.

The first-half was a battle of the defenses with the Bulldogs scoring first off a safety by senior Ronell Ferguson in the first quarter. Senior Blake Erickson tied his longest career field goal nailing a 48-yarder to give SC State a 5-0 lead at the 10:12 mark.

Senior quarterback Jamarr Robinson put the Wildcats ahead on a 44-yard strike to junior wide receiver Eddie Poole to take a 6-5 lead with 7:53 left in the first-quarter. Bethune-Cookman defense came up big stopping the Bulldogs for a safety to increase their margin 8-5.

Bethune-Cookman dominated the first-half with 232 total yards on offense, while SC State managed just 76.

McGhee Leads Howard to Win Over Morehouse

Game StatsWashington, DC-September 10Greg McGhee threw for three touchdowns and the defense came up with the big plays down the stretch to lead Howard University to a thrilling 30-27 win over Morehouse College in the First Annual Nations Football Classic at RFK Stadium before 18,049.

A 6-3, 200-pound freshman from Pittsburgh, PA, McGhee completed 22 of 29 for 248 yards while adding another 46 yards on the ground. All totals were career highs.

The Maroon Tigers (1-1) jumped on top early when sophomore quarterback Donnay Ragland connected with senior wide receiver Derrick Hector from 18 yards out at the 7:42 mark of the first quarter.

The Bison (1-1) answered three minutes later when McGhee engineered an 81-yard drive that took eight plays and used 3:14 off the clock. The drive was capped off with a 39-yard TD pass to senior wide receiver Willie Carter down the left sideline. It was McGhees first career TD pass.

Howard got an easy score two minutes later when the Morehouse center snapped the ball out of the end zone to make it 9-7 at the 2:23 mark.

But the Maroon Tigers responded less than a minute later when sophomore running back Winston Brodrick scored from a yard out following the first of four Bison turnovers.

NCCU Amasses 392 Total Yards in 42-3 Win Over Central State

CLEVELAND, Ohio North Carolina Central senior quarterback Michael Johnson threw four touchdown passes and redshirt freshman running back Andre Clarke rushed for two scores to lead the Eagles to a 42-3 victory over Central State in the Cleveland Classic at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Saturday.

After going three-and-out on its first two possessions, NCCU (1-1) scored touchdowns the next five times with the pigskin. In doing so, NCCU tied a school record by scoring 28 points in the second quarter, the most points tallied in the second stanza by the Eagles since Nov. 13, 1971, against Howard.

The Eagles struck first after a botched punt attempt gave NCCU beneficial field possession at the CSU 28-yard line. It took NCCU six plays, but on third down and nine to go, Johnson connected with senior receiver Demario Lackey for a 15-yard touchdown with 2:06 left in the first quarter.

Hornets Storm Back to Stun Shaw, 31-27

DOVER, Del. Delaware State appeared headed for defeat against Shaw University, but a generous play call by the Bears, a big defensive play and a touchdown pass in a driving rain storm with 35 seconds left resulted in a stunning 31-27 victory for the Hornets in a wild contest at Alumni Stadium Saturday evening.

Shaw led by as many as 18 points in the second half before the Hornets stormed back to improve to 2-0. The Bears fell to 0-2.

Delaware State trailed 27-24 when freshman Mitchell Ward missed a potential game-tying 33-yard field goal attempt in a downpour with 1:01 left to play, setting off a jubilant celebration along the Shaw sideline.

With just one timeout remaining, the Hornets needed a miracle to avoid a home loss to the Division II Bears. After a delay of game penalty against Shaw, the Bears attempted a running play on their next snap.

Delaware State defensive end Olusegun Ayanbiola stripped the wet ball from Shaw runningback James Langford, and recovered the fumble at the Bears 13-yard line with 49 seconds left in the game.

Two plays later, Nick Elko connected with wide receiver Darius Jackson on a 13-yard touchdown pass to give the Hornets a 30-27 lead with 35 seconds left. Wards extra point kick gave DSU a four-point lead.

Big 3rd Quarter Helps Mountaineers Overtake NSU

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Quarterback Geno Smith passed for 371 yards and four touchdowns, two in a 28-point West Virginia third quarter, as the 19th-ranked Mountaineers rallied from a 12-10 halftime deficit to top a game Norfolk State team, 55-12, before 51,911 on Saturday afternoon at Milan Puskar Stadium.

Playing their fourth-ever game against a Division I FBS team and second against a ranked FBS squad, the Spartans (1-1) led West Virginia (2-0) at the half thanks to four field goals and an inspired defensive effort. NSU converted its first possession into points as a 56-yard **** from Nico Flores to Xavier Boyce moved the Spartans deep into WVU territory. Penalties bogged the drive down, but NSU got on the board thanks to a college-long 50-yard field goal off the foot of junior college transfer Everett Goldberg.

Ryan Estep hit a 39-yard field goal 19 seconds into the second quarter to pad NSUs cushion to 6-0, culminating a nine-play, 74-yard drive.

WVU then drove 60 yards in 10 plays, with the big play being a 45-yard completion from Smith to Tavon Austin down to the NSU 1-yard line. The Spartan defense, however, kept the Mountaineers out the end zone on six straight plays from the 1 one being a pass interference penalty that gave WVU a new set of downs. The Mountaineers settled for Tyler Bitancurts 17-yard field goal to get them on the board.

WVU would go 81 yards in 11 plays on its next drive, with Smith capped by finding Devon Brown for an 18-yard TD pass. But the Spartans scored on the final two drives of the half, with Estep hitting field goals of 39 and 40 yards to send NSU into the half up 12-10.

NSU outgained the Mountaineers 242-143 in the first half. Takeem Hedgeman ran six times for 46 yards, while quarterbacks Chris Walley and Flores combined to complete 14 of 21 passes for 178 yards in the half.

Tigers Fall to Southeastern Louisiana

HAMMOND, La.- Southeastern Louisiana broke open and close game with 49 unanswered points as the Lions defeated Savannah State 63-6 at Strawberry Stadium before a crowd of 4,974.

SELU scored on their first possession as Zeke Jones scored rushed for one yard with 12:13 left in the first quarter. Seth Sebastin added the extra point for a 7-0 lead.

After exchanging punts, Savannah State got on the scoreboard as Derek Williams capped a 9-play, 42-yard drive with a 27-yard field goal with 3:19 on the clock. The drive stalled at the Lions 15 yard line. The key play on the drive was a 25-yard pass play from A.J. DeFilippis to Dylan Cook.

SELU took a 14-3 lead at the start of the second quarter when Jones added another one-yard touchdown run.

Schilz Throws 5 TDs lead way as Bowling Green rips Bears

BOWLING GREEN, OHIO In the end, the Bowling Green State did exactly what they were supposed to do against a lower-division FCS team.

A dominating 58-13 victory over Morgan State extended the Falcons record to 2-0, yet the Bears may have come out of the game with a new starting quarterback in Robert Council.

Council, a redshirt-freshman who received the first start of his career, completed 4-of-19 passes for 32 yards and gained 51 yards on the ground. Councils single glaring mistake was when he had his pass intercepted byJerry Boo Boo Gates on the third play of MSUs second drive and returned it to the Bears 12. Two plays later, Schilz threw to Kamar Jorden for a ten-yard touchdown,Kyle Burkhart notched the extra point for a 14-0 lead.

A week after giving up over 500 total yards to Towson, the Falcons hung 572 yards on the Bears defense, 268 on the ground. Anthon Samuel had 122 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, while Jordan Hopgood also had a touchdown among his 12 carries for 90 yards. Redshirt freshman Jamel Martin saw his first career action and scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Read the complete story at MorganStateBears.com

Aggies Lose to Third-Ranked ASU

BOONE, N.C. For over two and a half quarters it didnt look as if North Carolina A&T was outmanned against third-ranked Appalachian State. But a second quarter blocked punt and an interception thrown deep in ASU territory gave the Mountaineers the edge they needed in a 58-6 win over the Aggies at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

Operating with 35 fewer scholarship athletes than ASU, N.C. A&T had some good moments. But the Aggies good moments were often offset by miscues. The Mountaineers were able to jump out to a 14-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the ballgame.

But special teams put the Aggies in position to answer the ASU early start as DVonte Grant recovered a muffed punt at the ASU 37-yard line. Two plays into the drive, a false start penalty turned a 3rd-and-4 into a 3rd-and-9. The Aggies couldnt convert the longer third down play, forcing them to punt.

ASUs Phillip Strickland raced through the middle of the Aggies protection to block Skyler Thomas punt, setting up the Mountaineers at the 50. Nine players later Cedric Baker Boney charged in from two yards out to make it a 21-0 game.

Despite their misfortunes, the Aggies wouldnt let the Mountaineers rest. Aggies quarterback Lewis Kindle opened the second half with a 31-yard completion to Wallace Miles. Three plays later, the two Westlake High School grads hooked up for a 40-yard touchdown pass to cut ASUs lead to 21-6.

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