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Howard, North Carolina A&T State Post Big Non-Conference Wins

Courtesy: MEAC Media Relations
          Release: 08/31/2017

Howard 43, UNLV 40
North Carolina A&T State 45 Gardner-Webb 3
Delaware 22, Delaware State 3 
Arkansas 49, Florida A&M  7
Miami 41, Bethune-Cookman 13
Towson 10, Morgan State 0
Virginia State 14, Norfolk State 10
Duke 60, North Carolina Central 7
Ohio 59, Hampton 0
Southern 14, South Carolina State 8


Howard (1-0), UNLV 0 (0-1)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Freshman quarterback Caylin Newton combined for 330 total offensive yards as he led Howard to a 43-40 upset over FBS member UNLV. This marks the second consecutive season a MEAC team has pulled off an FBS win.

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North Carolina A&T State 45 (1-0), Gardner-Webb 3 (0-1)

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. - Lamar Raynard threw for 321 yards and three touchdowns and North Carolina A&T won its season opener for the fifth straight time, thumping Gardner-Webb on the road Saturday, 45-3.

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Delaware (1-0) 22, Delaware State 3 (0-1)

NEWARK, Del. - Holding a five-point halftime lead, Delaware scored two touchdowns in the second half to break open a close contest en route to a 22-3 win over Delaware State. The Hornets were their own worst enemy with three turnovers and missed scoing opportunities on the UD side of the field.

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Arkansas (1-0) 49, Florida A&M (1-1) 7

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Arkansas rolled up 400-plus yards of total offense as they defeated Florida A&M 49-7 at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Ark. on Thursday night.

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Miami (1-0) 41, Bethune-Cookman (0-1) 13

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. - A close game got away from Bethune-Cookman Saturday as the Wildcats dropped a 41-13 decision in their 2017 opener to 18th-ranked Miami at Hard Rock Stadium.

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Towson (0-1) 10, Morgan State 0

TOWSON, Md. - Monty Fenner's interception set up the only touchdown which led to Towson beating Morgan State 10-0 in a defensive struggle as the cross-town rivals met in the Battle for Greater Baltimore on Saturday night in the season opener.

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Virginia State (1-0) 14, Norfolk State (0-1) 10

NORFOLK, Va. – Trenton Cannon rushed for 145 yards and Virginia State quarterback Cordelral Cook ran for two short touchdowns to lead the Trojans to a 14-10 win over Norfolk State on Saturday night at the ABNB Labor Day Classic at Dick Price Stadium.

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Duke 60 (1-0), North Carolina Central 7 (0-1)

DURHAM, N.C. - An 81-yard touchdown run by redshirt freshman Isaiah Totten highlighted North Carolina Central University's performance in a 60-7 setback against ACC opponent Duke University during the "Bull City Gridiron Classic" at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday.

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Ohio (1-0) 59, Hampton 0 (0-1)

ATHENS, Ohio - Backup quarterback Nathan Rourke ran for three touchdowns and the Ohio defense was dominant as the Bobcats opened the season with a 59-0 win over Hampton on Saturday night.

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Southern 14 (1-0), South Carolina State 8 (0-1)

BATON ROUGE, La. - The South Carolina State Bulldogs (0-1) dropped a tough 14-8 decision to host Southern University (1-0) in the annual MEAC/SWAC Challenge Sunday (Sept.3) at A.W. Mumford Stadium.

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