Elizabeth City State 27, Saint Augustine’s 17 FINAL
Elizabeth City State used a balanced attack and a strong defensive performance to defeat Saint Augustine’s, 27-17, to secure their first CIAA win in nearly two years.
The Vikings jumped out to an early 20-0 lead in the first quarter thanks to pair of touchdown passes (11 and 33 yards) from Kedrick Patterson, who also ran for a score.
Saint Augustine’s would battle back, scoring 17 unanswered points that included a 37-yard touchdown pass from D’Ontre Gillard to Aakiel Greer to make it 20-17 with 7:18 left in the game. ECSU would respond with an 11-play, 38-yard drive that ended with a 5-yard scoring run by Deshon Saunders to seal the win.
Patterson finished with 178 yards of total offense and three touchdowns and Lawrence Brown led a Vikings defense gave up just 54 yards rushing with seven tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, and a .5 sack. SAU got a game-high 11 tackles from both Joseph Harris and Durrell Nash, who also added 1.5 sacks.
Next Opponent: ECSU vs. Virginia State, Oct. 12 at 1:30 PM; SAU vs. Livingstone, Oct. 12 at 1:30 PM
Johnson C. Smith 26, Lincoln (PA) 19 FINAL
In a game that was back and forth throughout, Johnson C. Smith scored pair of fourth quarter touchdowns that included a 36-yard run from Emanuel Wilson to defeat Lincoln (PA), 26-19.
Both teams put up points in the first quarter, including a 52-yard punt return from JCSU’s Braxton Gambrell and a 12-yard TD pass from LUPA quarterback Emmitt Hunt to Justin Johnson, and would be the only points of the first half.
Hunt threw for 329 yards and three touchdowns passes, including an 81-yarder to Hunter Terrell and one from 16 yards to Ricardo Patterson in the third quarter that gave the Lions their final lead of the game at 19-14. Terrell also finished with 150 yards receiving.
Along with Wilson’s scoring run, the Golden Bulls added a 7-yard touchdown run from Malik Evans in the fourth to help secure the win.
Wilson had 19 carries and 135 yards, his fourth straight game with over 100 rushing yards, and a touchdown while teammates Tyki Lawson-Oates and Demarcus Jordan each recorded a game-high 12 tackles and picked off passes.
FULL GAME RECAP: JCSU Wins 26-19 at Home over Lincoln (Pa.) BOX SCORE: Lincoln (PA) at Johnson C. Smith
Next Opponent: JCSU at Winston-Salem State, Oct. 12 at 1:30 PM; LUPA vs. Virginia Union, Oct. 12 at 1:00 PM
Virginia State 35, Shaw 0 FINAL
A strong run game and stingy defense that gave up just 18 rushing yards allowed Virginia State to shutout conference foe Shaw, 35-0, to win their fourth straight game.
The Trojans had three players rush for at least 70 yards in Darius Hagans (89 yards), Toure Wallace (71), and Cordelral Cook (70), finishing with 248 yards on the ground for the game.
Hagans also ran for score along with Cook, who added 129 yards and a score through the air.
Shaw quarterback Torrin Campell, the CIAA’s leading passer, was held to just 169 yards passing but connected with tight end Kevonta Moses four times for 58 yards.
William Lulu led the VSU defense with a game-high 10 tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss.
Next Opponent: VSU at Elizabeth City State, Oct. 12 at 1:30 PM; SU at Fayetteville State, Oct. 12 at 1:00 PM
#20 Bowie State 23, Winston-Salem State 13 FINAL
The Bowie State defense came up big with three interceptions that included a pick-six to defeat Winston-Salem State, 23-13, on the road and remain unbeaten.
WSSU jumped out to an 13-0 lead on a 3-yard run by Farrell Murchinson and a 20-yard Dominique Graves touchdown pass to Cameron Williams, who finished with 49 receiving yards, in the second quarter.
Following the Graves to Williams score, BSU’s Tevin Singleton returned the blocked PAT attempt 98 yards for two points. Singleton also picked off Graves late in the fourth quarter and returned it 12 yards for a score to seal the win.
Sandwiched between the Singleton scores, Ja’rome Johnson added a 23-yard touchdown run and found Dushon David for a 3-yard scoring pass. Johnson finished with 199 yards of total offense, including a game-high 122 yards on the ground.
BSU’s leading tackler Anthony Howard had a game-high 11 tackles (7 solos), including two tackles for loss, while WSSU defender Ta’Shaun Taylor had a team-high 10.
Next Opponent: WSSU vs. Johnson C. Smith, Oct. 12 at 1:30 PM; BSU vs. Chowan, Oct. 12 at 1:00 PM
Fayetteville State 66, Chowan 20 FINAL
Fayetteville State ran for nearly 500 rushing yards and scored 66 points to defeat Chowan, 66-20, on homecoming.
The Broncos had four players with at least 60 yards on the ground, including 187 yards from Stevie Green and 112 from Johnnie Glaspie. Green also ran three touchdowns and a caught a pass for 21 yards. Darnell Walker also ran for three scores and 33 yards for the Broncos.
FSU quarterback Richard Latimer was efficient in the passing game, completing 11 of 16 passes for 129 yards and two touchdowns.
Bryce Witt had 206 yards of total offense for Chowan, including 158 yards passing and two touchdown passes, and teammate Colby Scott had a team-high nine tackles.
FSU’s Nigel Peele had a game-high 10 tackles while Keyshawn James totaled 8 tackles, including 3.0 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks for the Broncos.
Next Opponent: FSU vs. Shaw, Oct. 12 at 1:00 PM; CU at Bowie State, Oct. 12 at 1:00 PM
Virginia Union 44, Livingstone 0 FINAL
The Virginia Union defense gave up 172 yards of offense, including just 24 yards rushing, as they defeated Livingstone, 44-0, on the road.
Panthers quarterback threw for 215 yards and four touchdowns, including two to Charles Hall who also finished with 129 yards receiving. VUU running back Tabyus Taylor ran for 53 yards and a score.
Livingstone got 52 yards receiving from Anthony Faramio and a game-high 10 tackles from DeAndre Moore, who also totaled three tackles for loss.
Sterling Hammond led the VUU defense with eight tackles, including seven solos.
Next Opponent: VUU at Lincoln (PA), Oct. 12 at 1:00 PM; LC at Saint Augustine’s, Oct. 12 at 1:00 PM