Football Recap: Week 8
Hornets Shutout Aggies for Third Straight Win
DOVER, Del. - Nick Elko completed 22-of-36 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown, and Travis Tarpley had nine catches for 128 yards and a score to lead Delaware State to a 24-0 homecoming win over North Carolina A&T at Alumni Stadium today.
The Hornets won their third straight game to improve to 4-3 overall and 3-1 in the MEAC. The Aggies fell to 3-4 and 1-3.
The shutout was DSU's first since blanking North Carolina A&T 27-0 in 2007. The Hornets have also won three straight MEAC games since the 2007 season.
The Hornet defense forced three more turnovers in the contest, including an 85-yard interception return for a touchdown by cornerback Jermond Colston to give DSU a 24-0 lead with 1:56 left to play.
Read more at DSUHornets.com.
Howard Capitalizes on Morgan State Miscue to Win
WASHINGTON, DC - Morgan State failed on a game-tying PAT attempt that allowed Howard University to escape with a 21-20 win over Morgan State in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference before an overflow homecoming crowd of 10,305 in Greene Stadium.
Trailing 21-14, the Bears (3-4, 2-2 in the MEAC) rallied and made things interesting when they drove 89 yards in nine plays to get within one on a 35-yard gallop by Morgan State quarterback Robert Council. From there, Morgan State set up the potential conversion.
Morgan State's Robert Miranda snapped the ball, but it was slightly over the head of the holder Saquan Moody, who reached for it. But it was tipped by the placekicker Earvin Gonzalez. In an attempt to salvage the play, Gonzalez attempted to pass for the two-point conversion but it was intercepted by junior linebacker Tabrian Resby.
Read the complete story at Howard-Bison.com.
Bulldogs Knock Off Rattlers in Overtime
TALLAHASSEE, Fla - The South Carolina State Bulldogs(3-5overall, 2-3 MEAC) snapped a two game losing streak in a 27-20 overtime thriller of the Rattlers of Florida A&M (3-5 overall, 3-2 MEAC) Saturday at Bragg Memorial Stadium.
"This was a great, hard-fought victory , with both teams playing their hearts out, "said SC State head coach Buddy Pough. "If there was ever a team that needed something good to happen it was this team."
The Bulldogs jumped out to an early 7-0 lead on a 1-yard punch by sophomore running back Julius Pendergrass (5-8, 170) at the 9:47 mark in the first quarter. FAMU tied the game 7-7 on a 25-yard pass from sophomore quarterback Damien Fleming (6-3, 180) to sophomore wide receiver Admasen Felix (5-11, 195) with 0:46 seconds left in the first half.
Read more at SCSUathletics.com.
B-CU Roars Past Spartans 48-3 in Biker Classic
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - As motorcycles rumbled throughout Daytona Beach for Biketoberfest, Bethune-Cookman's offense roared to a season-high offensive output Saturday as the Wildcats downed Norfolk State, 48-3, before a Second Annual Biker Classic crowd of 6,243 at Municipal Stadium.
Isidore Jackson scored two touchdowns and Quentin Williams threw two touchdown passes for the Wildcats, who improved to 5-2 overall and 4-0 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference while setting the stage for a critical showdown next Saturday against North Carolina Central. This was B-CU's ninth consecutive MEAC triumph.
B-CU scored on five of its six first half possessions, and racked up 271 total yards in the first half against the defending champion Spartans (2-6,0-4 MEAC) defense that entered the game ranked third in FCS with an average of 272 yards allowed per game.
Williams once again was efficient, leading the Wildcats on four scoring drives longer than 66 yards, converting 9-of-13 third downs and one fourth down. He left midway through the third quarter with a stat line reading 9-of-11 passing for 157 yards, adding another 27 yards rushing.
Read more at BCUAthletics.com.
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