Saturday, November 11, 2017

SIAC and CIAA Championship Games Today; Full Schedule of HBCU Football

By ADD SEYMOUR JR.

It's championship Saturday in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Tuskegee at Fort Valley State - 2 p.m. Eastern (ESPN3)

In the SIAC today, Tuskegee visits Fort Valley State in the SIAC Championship game.  The Golden Tigers (8-2, 6-0 SIAC) overcame a couple of bad bumps in the road earlier in the season (a loss to Albany State that didnt count in the conference standings, and a 61-0 blowout at the hands of Findlay), to win their last six games.  The last one was a 50-20 defeat of Miles to give the SIAC West championship and a chance to win their 31st SIAC title.

Fort Valley State's record - 5-4 - may now seem gaudy, but they were most imporantly 5-1 in the SIAC this year.  They won four of their last five, with the loss coming to Albany State a week after they claimed the SIAC East title. 

The other thing: Fort Valley State is the defending SIAC champ, having defeated Kentucky State 33-30 in last year's title game. 

"Last year, we inherited some seniors who were really hungry and really looking for a new direction, so that helped us," said FVSU head coach Kevin Porter to the Macon Telegraph.  "This year, we have just grown into it, trying to play better each week."

Fort Valley State sports the SIAC's top scoring offense (27.2 points per game) and second best total offense.  They are led by quarterback Slade Jarman, who has thrown for 1,530 yards and 14 TDs this season. 

Tuskegee on the other hand is ranked fourth in total defense (just ahead of FVSU) and allow just 19 points a game as the SIAC's second-best in scoring defense. 

That unit is led by linebacker Osband Thompson, who was named the SIAC's Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.  Thompson is second in the nation in tackles.  Also, the Tuskegee defense hasn't allowed more than 200 yards passing in their last six games.

Kickoff is at 2 p.m. EST and the game is on ESPN3.

Fayetteville State vs. Virginia State - 4:30 p.m. Eastern (ESPN3) 

At the beginning of the season, this probably wasn't the CIAA championship game that everyone expected.  Bowie State lost to Virginia State and Fayetteville State defeated Winston-Salem State.

So now the FSU Broncos (6-4, 5-2 CIAA) will take on a Virginia State team that is undefeated at 9-0, 7-0 in CIAA play. 

A little over a month ago, Fayetteville State was 1-4 and didn't look much like they were going to any championship game.  But things changed drastically after a 64-31 loss to Bowie State.  The Broncos won five straight games, including last weekend's nail-biter over Winston-Salem State that put them into the championship game.

"Early on, we lost those heartbreakers, but then we started winning those heartbrekers and breaking other people's hearts," said FSU head coach Richard Hayes to the Fayetteville Observer.  "It's just been our year.  Things fell our way and we'll take it."

The Broncos average 30 points a game and are led by a young core - sophomore running back Stevie Green (1,113 yards and 14 TDs rushing) and freshman quarterback Richard Latimer (1,074 yards and six TDs passing).

Virginia State has been a bit more straight-forward.  The Trojans have averaged 43 points a game in steamrolling through their schedule this year.  That includes a huge 47-35 win over Bowie State that for all intents and purposes was the CIAA North title game.

Their offense is led by dual-threat quarterback Corderial Cook (1,353 yards and nine TDs passing, 662 yards and 17 touchdowns rushing) and star running back Trenton Cannon, who has rumbled for 1,387 yards and 14 touchdowns this season. He was named the CIAA's Offensive Player of the Year this week. 

Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m. Eastern and the game will be on ESPN3.


Here is the rest of today's slate of HBCU football games:

MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE 

Norfolk State at Howard
Savannah State at North Carolina A&T
Hampton at South Carolina State
Morgan State at Delaware State
Bethune-Cookman at North Carolina Central

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE 

Jackson State at Alabama A&M
Arkanasas-Pine Bluff at Prairie View A&M
Mississippi Valley State at Alcorn State
Southern at Texas Southern
Grambling at Alabama State

OTHERS

Langson at Wayland Baptist
Lyon at Texas College
Edinboro at Cheyney
Lincoln (Mo) at Southwest Baptist
West Virginia State at West Virginia Wesleyan
Southeast Missouri at Tennessee State













Saturday, November 4, 2017

Fayetteville State Defeats WSSU to Earn CIAA Title Game Berth; Tuskegee Wins SIAC Title Game Spot; Recaps of ALL HBCU Football Games

By ADD SEYMOUR JR.


Fayetteville State will make their first Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football championship game appearance next week after they erased a 15-point, second-half deficit to defeat Winston-Salem State for the first time since 2004, 23-22.

The Broncos (6-4, 5-2 CIAA, 5-0 CIAA South) will be making their first championship game appearance since 2009 when they defeated Bowie State.  They will face Virginia State next Saturday.

Fayetteville State jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on Richard Latimer's 41-yard touchdown pass to Stevie Green.  But Winston-Salem State (6-4, 4-3 CIAA, 3-2 CIAA South) scored 22 unanswered, as Daniel Rivera kicked three field goals, and Jahiz Linebarger rushed for two touchdowns.

But after Rivera's last field goal, FSU's Brandon Scott took the ensuing kickoff back 89 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter.  David Lamb hit a 44-yard FG midway through the fourth quarter and then with 30 seconds left, Darnell Walker had a 1-yard TD run to tie the game.  Lamb then hit the extra point for the game-winner.

Green led FSU with 56 yards rushing, 73 yards and a TD receiving.  Seth Johnson had 13 tackles, ten solo, for Fayetteville State. WSSU was led by Linebarger's 90 yards and two TDs rushing.  Fayetteville State only had ten first downs183 yards of total offense to WSSU's 442 yards of offense. The Rams also picked off Latimer three times.

Undefeated Langston Wins CSFL By Defeating SAGU 14-10

In a battle of Top 20 NAIA teams, 8th-ranked Langston (9-0, 7-0) used a tough defense to hold off No. 16 Southwest Assemblies of God (7-2, 6-1) 14-10 Saturday to win the Central States Football League conference title.

Neither team generated a ton of offense as SAGU outgained Langston 253-229, and in first downs (15-13).  But Langston's defense kept SAGU out of the end zone in the fourth quarter, especially huge two defensive stands, one ending at their 10-yard line and another on their 25 with 27 seconds remaining.

Touchdown runs by Taj Johnson and Jaylen Lowe were just enough for Langston to earn the victory.

Tim Whitfield led Langston with 46 yards rushing while Lowe and Milton Harper combined for just 83 yards passing. Arthur Mitchell finisehd dwith 12 tackles for Langston. C.J. Collins had 181 yards and a touchdown passing for SAGU.

Langston plays Wayland Baptist in their final regular season game next week and then awaits the determination of who their NAIA playoff opponent will be.

Here are the recaps of all of the other HBCU football action Saturday:

CENTRAL INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

St. Augustine's 34, Shaw 14 - St. Augustine's (5-5, 5-2, 4-1 South) did what they needed to gain a CIAA Championship Game berth by defeating Shaw (3-7, 2-5, 1-4 South).  But Winston-Salem State's loss to Fayetteville State meant they'd miss out on the title game.  Jeremiah Miller rushed for 142 yards and a touchdown for SAU, while Demetrius Lewis ran for a score and threw for another. Daron Daulton led Shaw with 96 yards and a touchdown passing while Coleman Blackson Jr. rushed for 66 yards.

Johnson C. Smith 27, Livingstone 14 - Terrance Ervin threw for 190 yards and three TDs and ran for 148 yards as Johnson C. Smith (2-8, 2-5, 2-3 South) defeated Livingstone (0-10, 0-7, 0-5 South).  Two of his TD passes went to Gabriel Yuille, one of them for 76 yards. Marcel Toran had ten tackles and a sack for JCSU. Livingstone was led by Thaddeus Bell who threw for 182 yards and two touchdowns.

Bowie State 77, Elizabeth City State 21 - Robert Chesson set CIAA single-game records for rushing yards and points as Bowie State (9-1, 6-1, 4-1 North), the nation's top Division II offense struck again in routing Elizabeth City State (4-6, 2-5, 1-4 North). Chesson rushed for 304 yards and ran for seven touchdowns.  The seven TDs tied a CIAA record. The nation's second-best player in total offense, BSU quarterback Amir Hall, had 299 yards and a touchdown passing, along with 52 yards rushing. Bowie State now awaits a call to see where they will be in the NCAA Division II Playoff field.  Their only loss was to CIAA North champ Virginia State. Daquan Neal had a huge day for ECSU, throwing for 290 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 92 yards.

Virginia State 40, Virginia Union 39
Chowan 38, Lincoln (Pa) 22

MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE


North Carolina A&T 35, Norfolk State 7 - Lamar Raynard became North Carolina A&T's all-time leading passer and the Aggies (9-0, 6-0) are 9-0 for the first time ever after defeating Norfollk State (3-6, 3-3).  The Aggies have now had four-consecutive nine-win seasons. Raynard finished with 277 yards passing and ran for two TDs, while Marquell Cartwright rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown.  Anthony Smith and Aaron Chandler led Norfolk State with 15 and 11 tackles. 

North Carolina Central 14, Hampton 6 - Davanta Reynolds' second interception of the day capped a strong defensive effort by North Carolina Central (7-2, 5-1) as they defeated Hampton (5-4, 4-2). Reynolds' second interception in the end zone ended a late comeback bid with 37 seconds remaining. Chauncey Caldwell threw for 181 yards and a toudhdown for NCCU while Isaiah Totten rushed for 76 yards. Jacen Murphy caught seven passes for 145 yards and a touchdown, while on defense, Reggie Hunter had 11 tackles and a sack.  Hampton was led by Delmon Williams, who threw for 260 yards, but was picked off three times. Shai McKenzie rushed for 79 yards.

Howard 37, Florida A&M 26
Bethune-Cookman 41, Morgan State 28
Savannah State 35, Delaware State 21

SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE


Morehouse 40, Clark Atlanta 0 - Morehouse (4-6, 2-4) sacked Johnathon McCrary seven times, picked off three of his passes, forced a fumble and allowed Clark Atlanta (4-6, 2-4) minus-14 yards in rushing in defeating their Atlanta University Center rivals. Kivon Taylor threw for 166 yards and four touchdowns while Isiah Hicks ran for 97 yards and a TD.  David Smith had 14 tackles, three sacks and forced a fumble for Morehouse. Jaquatin Victrum led CAU with 14 tackles while Harding Harper added 11.

Lane 28, Central State 20

Benedict 20, Kentucky State 16 - Johnny Willis returned a punt 91 yards for a touchdown with just over three minutes remaining to lift Benedict (7-2, 5-1) to the win over Kentucky State (3-7, 2-4). In a close game, KSU had taken the lead early in the fourth quarter on a Michael Simpson TD pass to Marques Livers.  Philip Brown threw for 147 yards and a TD for Benedict, while Kenneth Gunter had eight tackles and two sacks for the Tigers. Brett Sylve had 65 yards rushing for Kentucky State while their defense was led by Kenneth Horn and his nine tackles and a sack.

Albany State 34, Fort Valley State 9 - The Albany State (6-4, 4-2) running game amassed 268 yards as the Golden Rams defeated Fort Valley State (5-4, 5-1). Kellas Williams rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns while Kelan Fraise ran for 90 yards and a touchdown. Williams also threw for 141 yards and a touchdown.  Fort Valley State, who had already claimed the SIAC East Division crown and a berth in the SIAC Championship Game, was led by Slade Jarman's 110 yards passing and Chauncey Jackson's 75 yards rushing. Juan Serna kicked a field goal while Zacharius Anderson returned a fumble 32 yards for a touchdown.

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Grambling 31, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 26 - Grambling (8-1, 5-0) held off Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2-7, 1-4), as Devante Kincaide threw for 254 yards and three touchdowns.  In a surprisingly close game, UAPB twice held the lead in the first half and was only down by one point before Marquez Carter's touchdown run just before halftime game Grambling a 21-13 lead, giving the Tigers the lead for good.  Brandon Duncan threw for 89 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 86 yards for UAPB.


Alcorn State 47, Alabama A&M 22 - Alcorn State (6-3, 4-1) rushed for 416 yards, the most they've had since 2015 when they ran for 500 (against AAMU) in defeating Alabama A&M (3-6, 3-3).  P.J. Simmons ran for 172 yards and two TDs, Noah Johnson rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns, and De'Lance Turner ran for 113 yards and a touchdown.  Corey McCullogh set a school-record four field goals.  Aqueel Glass led AAMU with 142 yards and a touchdown passing, while Jordan Bentley rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown.

Texas Southern 38, Mississippi Valley State 21 -



Alabama State 13, Jackson State 3 - Darryl Pearson rushed for 53 yards and a touchdown and threw for 61 yards to lead Alabama State (3-5, 3-2) to a win over Jackson State (1-8, 1-4). Alabama State rushers combined for 203 yards, led by Pearson and George Golden who ran for 46 yards.  Jackson State's Jordan Williams had 50 yards rushing and 55 passing.  ASU picked off JSU's Brent Lyles three times.

OTHERS 

Tennessee State 60, Virginia-Lynchburg 0
Kutztown 65, Cheyney 0
Urbana 36, West Virginia State 35
William Jewell 13, Lincoln (Mo) 3



HUGE Games in the CIAA and SIAC as Title Game Opponents Are Determined; Complete Schedule of HBCU Football Games

By ADD SEYMOUR JR.

It's decision Saturday in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as some big games today will decide who will be in championship games.

In the CIAA, St. Augustine's needs a win over Shaw and a Fayetteville State win over Winston-Salem State today to win the CIAA South and advance to their first-ever CIAA Championship Game. Winston-Salem State can win the division by defeating Fayetteville State and Shaw beats SAU.  Fayetteville State advances to the championship game with a win over WSSU.

In the SIAC, it's simple - the winner of today's Miles vs. Tuskegee game wins the SIAC West Division and advances to the SIAC Championship game againsst East Division titlist Fort Valley State.

Langston Battles for CSFL Title

Today, undefeated Langston visits Southwestern Assemblies of God in what will be the battle for the NAIA's Central States Football League title.

Langston (8-0), the eighth-ranked team in the NAIA, and SWAG are both 6-0 in the CSFL.


SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE 

Clark Atlanta at Morehouse
Central State at Lane
Kentucky State at Benedict
Albany State at Fort Valley State


SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE 

Alabama State at Jackson State
Texas Southern at Mississippi Valley State
Alabama A&M at Alcorn State
Grambling at Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Prairie View A&M at Southern


CENTRAL INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

St. Augustine's at Shaw
Johnson C. Smith at Livingstone
Bowie State at Elizabeth City State
Fayetteville State at Winston-Salem State
Virginia Union at Virginia State
Chowan at Lincoln (Pa)

MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

North Carolina Central at Hampton
North Carolina A&T at Norfolk State
Howard at Florida A&M
Delaware State at Savannah State

OTHERS 

Virginia-Lynchburg at Tennessee State
Kutztown at Cheyney
Urbana at West Virginia State
William Jewell at Lincoln (Mo)


Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Undefeateds North Carolina A&T and Virginia State Continue to Top ADD'S HBCU SPORTS REPORT FCS/Division II Football Polls

By ADD SEYMOUR JR.

The end of October brings a crucial time to the HBCU football season as teams are fiercely jockeying for posistion in conference races across the coumtry.

That has had an effect on the middle of this week's ADD'S HBCU SPORTS REPORT FCS/Division II Football Top Ten polls.

In FCS football, top-ranked North Carolina A&T is crusing along, undefeated at 8-0 and on top of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, followed by 7-1 Grambling.  But Howard has moved up in this week's poll, as did Bethune-Cookman and Southern after wins, while Hampton, Norfolk State and Tennessee State fell after losses.

In Division II football, Virginia State continues to roll along undefeated while Bowie State, who lost earlier this season to VSU, put up a school-record 86 points against Lincoln (Pa).  Albany State had a big drop as they lost their second-consecutive game.

Here is this week's ADD'S HBCU SPORTS REPORT Top Ten football polls:

FCS

1) North Carolina A&T (8-0, 5-0 MEAC)
2) Grambling (7-1, 4-0 SWAC)
3) North Carolina Central (6-2, 4-1 MEAC)
4) Alcorn State (5-3, 3-1 SWAC)
5) Howard (5-3, 4-1 MEAC)
6) Southern (5-3, 3-1 SWAC)
7) Bethune-Cookman (4-4, 3-2 MEAC)
8) Hampton (5-3, 4-1 MEAC)
9) Norfolk State (3-5, 3-2 MEAC)
10) Tennessee State (4-4, 1-4 OVC)


DIVISION II

1) Virginia State (8-0, 6-0 CIAA)
2) Bowie State (8-1, 5-1 CIAA)
3) Tuskegee (7-2, 5-0 SIAC)
4) Virginia Union (6-3, 5-1 CIAA)
5) Miles (6-3, 4-1 SIAC)
6) Winston-Salem State (6-3, 4-2 CIAA)
7) Fort Valley State (5-3, 5-0 SIAC)
8) Benedict (5-2, 4-1 SIAC)
9) Fayetteville State (5-4, 4-2 CIAA)
10) Albany State (5-4, 3-2 SIAC)

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Langston Remains Undefeated; Savannah State Supriises Norfolk State; Fort Valley State Claims SIAC East Title; Scores and Recaps of EVERY HBCU Football Game

By ADD SEYMOUR JR.

So far, Langston just cannot be stopped.

The Lions are undefeated at 8-0 after stopping Panhandle State 27-14 Saturday afternoon. Langston, which is now 6-0 in the Central States Football League, is the eighth-ranked NAIA football team in the country.

Saturday, the Lions jumped out to a 27-0 lead as Jaylen Lowe threw a touchdown and ran for another score, Tim Whitfield added a touchdown run, and Cedrick Jackson threw a TD.  The Lions never looked back.

Whitfield led Langston in rushing with 62 yards while Lowe, who threw for 60 yards, had 61 rushing. Charles Harvin had 11 tackles for Langston.

The win sets up a huge game next week for Langston as they now Southwestern Assemblies of God, a team that is also 6-0 in the CSFL


MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Howard 28, South Carolina State 20 - Holding onto hopes for a MEAC title, Howard (5-3, 4-1) jumped out to a 21-3 lead and held on to defeat South Carolina State (2-6, 1-5) for the first time since 2002.  Caylin Newton threw for 171 yards and a touchdown, but was sacked three times. Dezmond Wortham led Howard with 82 yards rushing.  SCSU was led by Dewann Ford's 174 yards and one TD passing.


Savannah State 27, Norfolk State 9 - Jaylen McCloud rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown as Savannah State (1-7, 1-4) won their first game of the season, surprising Norfolk State (3-5, 3-2).  Savannah State rushed for 262 yards with quarterback D'Vonn Gibbons rushing for 89 and a touchdown to go with his 120 yards and one TD passing.  Anthony Smith had ten tackles for Norfolk State. Juwan Carter threw for 150 yards and rushed for Norfolk State's only TD.


North Carolina Central 42, Delaware State 14 - Chauncey Caldwell thew for 242 yards and two touchdowns as North Carolina Central (6-2, 4-1) with a win over Delaware State (1-7, 1-5).  Jacen Murphy caught ten passes for 189 yards and two TDs for NCCU. Brian Cavicante had 16 tackles for Delaware State, while Jahad Niebauer had 12 for the Hornets. NCCU is locked in a three-way tie for second place, one game behind North Carolina A&T who is undefeated.

Florida A&M 34, Morgan State 31 - Ryan Stanley's 12-yard touchdown pass to Ricky Henrilus lifted Florida A&M (3-6, 2-4) over Morgan State (1-7, 1-4).  FAMU tied the game early in the fourth quarter on a Yahia Aly field goal.  Morgan State went ahead midway through the quarter on their own field goal before Stanley's touchdown with 5:54 remaining.  Stanley threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, with Chad Hunter catching six of those passes for 140 yards and a touchdown.  MSU was led by DeAndre Harris who threw for 149 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another score.

Bethune-Cookman 24, Hampton 21 - Akevious Williams threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jawill Davis with 3:10 remaining to give Bethune-Cookman (4-4, 3-2) the win over Hampton (5-3, 4-1). The Hampton loss dropped them into a second-place tie with North Carolina Central and Howard in the MEAC championship race.  Larry Brihm Jr. led BCU with 262 yards and a touchdown passing. Delmon Williams led Hampton with two touchdown passes and one TD rushing.


SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE


Fort Valley State 52, Morehouse 7 - Slade Jarman threw for three touchdowns and ran for one as Fort Valley State (5-3, 5-0) clinched the SIAC East title with a rout of Morehouse (3-6, 1-4).  FVSU broke open a 10-7 halftime game with Jarman's 3-yard TD run, Demetri Harris' ensuing 15-yard fumble recovering for a touchdown, Jarman's 15-yard TD pass to Chauncey Jackson and Cameron Young's 59-yard interception return for a touchdown, all in the third quarter.  Tajee Steele had five catches for 101 yards and a TD for FVSU.  Michael Sims led Morehouse with 181 yards and a touchdown passing.

Tuskegee 45, Central State 0 - Tuskegee (7-2, 5-0) piled up nearly 500 yards of offense as they readied themselves for a showdown with Miles for the SIAC West title next week in defeating shutting out Central State (1-8, 0-5).  Justice Owens ran two touchdowns, Herbert Lowe had 86 yards and a TD on the ground, and Jamarcus Ezell had 189 yards and a TD passing. Osband Thompson had 11 tackles and an interception for Tuskegee.

Benedict 17, Albany State 12 - Benedict (6-2, 4-1) blanked a slumpiing Albany State (5-4, 3-2) for three quarters and held on for the win.  Benedict got touchdowns from Travionte Brown and Malik Willis.  Benedict held ASU to just 226 yards of offense, just 60 of it rushing.


Kentucky State 32, Lane 5 - Kentucky State (3-6, 2-3) picked up their first win since Sept. 23 as Brett Sylve had his fourth-straight 100-yard rushing game as the Thorobreds took down Lane (1-8, 0-5).  Sylve, the SIAC's third-leading rusher, ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns.

Miles 38, Clark Atlanta 17 (Thursday) - Justin Hardy rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns to lead Miles (6-3, 4-1) victory over Clark Atlanta 4-5, 2-3).  Joseph Cambridge threw for 161 yards adn two touchdowns while CAU was led by Johnathon McCrary's 269 yards and one touchdown passing. While Clark Atlanta was holding onto hopes of a tie with Benedict for the SIAC East crown, those hopes were dashed as Miles set themselves up with a huge showdown with Tuskegee for the SIAC West title.

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE



Alabama State 21, Alabama A&M 16 - An Alex Anderson touchdown run and a Darryl Pearson touchdown pass, both in the third quarter, lifted Alabama State (2-5, 2-6) to a Magic City Classic win over rival Alabama A&M (3-6, 3-2).  Pearson, who only had 28 yards passing, threw a TD pass and ran for another. He rushed for a team-leading 85 yards.  Neither team was prolific on offense, as ASU won the yardage battle 249 to 221.  Dylan Smith threw for 105 yards for A&M while Trevon Waters ran for 85 yards.



Grambling 50, Texas Southern 24 - Gambling (7-1, 4-0) won their seventh straight as DeVante Kincaid threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns and ran another TD as the Tigers defeated Texas Southern (0-7, 0-4).  The Grambling defense only allowed Texas Southern 24 yards of rushing.  Elijah Obom threw for 118 yards and a touchdown and ran for another touchdown. Grambling remains a game ahead of Southern in the SWAC West with three games to go - the only one within the division being the annual Bayou Classic against Southern.


Jackson State 24, Mississippi Valley State 5 - Jordan Johnson rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns as Jackson State (1-7, 1-3) got their first win of the season, defeating Mississippi Valley State (2-6, 1-3).  Mississippi Valley State's running woes continued as they rushed for minus-10 yards.  They have rushed for a TOTAL of minus-88 yards this entire season.  Jerry Garner had 11 tackles for Mississippi Valley State.  Jackson State sacked MSVU quarterbacks six times.

Southern 47, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 40 - Austin Howard threw for 338 yards and five touchdown passes as Southern (5-3, 3-1) held off Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2-6, 1-3).  Herbert Edwards ran for 122 yards for Southern, with Devon Benn adding 73 yards and a TD.  UAPB was led by KeShawn Williams' 122 yards and two touchdowns rushing and two touchdown passes by Brandon Douglas and one by LaEarl Patterson.  Tashad Charity had 13 tackles for UAPB while Nijul Canada and Jalen Steward both had 12.

Prairie View A&M 34, Bacone College 17 - Neiko Hollins threw two touchdowns while Sta'fon McCray rushed for another as Prairie View A&M (3-4) defeated Bacone in a game that was shortened to two 10-minute quarters after halftime. PVAM scored on five of their first seven possesions on Bacone College, an NAIA team.

CENTRAL INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE



Bowie State 86, Lincoln (Pa) 14 - In a complete mismatch, Bowie State (8-1, 5-1) made school history by scoring the most points ever in one game in routing Lincoln (Pa) (0-9, 0-6).  BSU scored 34 first-quarter points as Amir Hall threw two touchdown passes, Robert Chesson ran a TD, William Flowers returned a punt 89 yards for a TD, and De'Vonta High took an interception back 45 yards for at TD.  Hall finished with 238 yards and six touchdowns passing in just a littel over one half of play, while Chesson finished with 135 yards and two TDs on the ground, and Maurice Williams ran for 123 yards and a touchdown.  Lansana Sesay caught four passes for 139 yards and two TDs, while Brandon Britton also caught two TD passes. Bowie State's offense had 562 yards and 31 first downs.

Virginia State 26, Chowan 23 - Undefeated Virginia State (8-0, 6-0) was behind Chowan (3-6, 3-3) much of the day, but VSU got Cordelral Cook TD pass to Joshua Harris early in the fourth quarter to get the win.  Trenton Cannon led Virginia State with 164 yards and two touchdowns rushing, while Cook finished with 182 yards and a touchdown passing.  Bryce Witt led Chowan with 192 yards and a touchdown in the air while Tyrell Freeman had 85 yards and TD on the ground. A win over Virginia Union next week would lock up the CIAA North Division championship for VSU, along with a berth in the CIAA title game.


St. Augustine's 24, Johnson C. Smith 0 - Darryl Johnson threw for 176 yards and two touchdowns while Jeremiah Miller rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown as St. Augustine's (4-5, 4-2, 3-1 CIAA South) kept their title hopes alive by blanking Johnson C. Smith (1-8, 1-6, 1-3 CIAA South). SAU can win the division by defeating Shaw next week and if Fayetteville State beats Winston-Salem State. SAU defeated WSSU 17-14 two weeks ago.

Virginia Union 37, Elizabeth City State 21 - Darius Taylor threw for 177 yards and two touchdowns as Virginia Union (6-3, 5-1, 2-1 CIAA North) erased a nine-point halftime lead to defeat Elizabeth City State (4-5, 2-4, 1-2 CIAA North).  Tabyus Taylor led Virginia Union with 82 yards rushing. Ray Lewis III had 11 tackles for Virginia Union.

Winston-Salem State 27, Shaw 21 - Jahiz Linebarger's 20-yard TD run in overtime lifted Winston-Salem State (6-3, 4-2, 3-1 CIAA South) over Shaw (3-6, 2-4, 1-3 CIAA South), keeping the Rams CIAA championship hopes alive. Linebarger finished with 94 yards and two TDs rushing, while Farrell Murchinson had 125 yards and a TD rushing.  Darron Downing led Shaw with 151 yards and two TDs passing, including a 53-yarder that eventually sent the game into overtime.  He also rushed for a TD. WSSU has to defeat Fayetteville State next weekend while St. Augustine's, who defeated Winston-Salem State two weeks ago, has to lose to Shaw for WSSU to win the CIAA South and make it to the CIAA Championship Game.

Fayetteville State 28, Livingstone 26 - Stevie Green caught a 27-yard pass from Richard Latimer with 1:30 remaining to lift Fayetteville State (5-4, 4-2 CIAA, 4-0 CIAA South) to a win over Livingstone (0-9, 0-6 CIAA, 0-4 South).  Green finished with 77 yards rushing to go over the 1,000-yard mark for the season.  He now has 1,057. The win sets up a battle for the CIAA South title and a trip to the CIAA Championship Game when they take on Winston-Salem State next Saturday.  The Livingstone ground game had a huge day, rushing for a total of 284 yards, led by Justin Ruffin's 99 yards and a TD.

OTHERS 


McKendree 36, Lincoln (Mo) 12 - Shayeen Edwards rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown as McKendree (6-3, 4-1) defeated Lincoln (Mo) (1-7, 0-5). Reece Metcalf threw for 190 yards and three TDs, two of them to Jalyn Williams.  Josh Revay caught five passes for 125 yards and a touchdown. Travis Martin led Lincoln (Mo) with 123 yards rushing.



Tennessee Tech 30, Tennessee State 26 - Patrick Smith caught a career-high three touchdown passes, but Tennessee State (4-4, 14 OVC) fell to previously-winless Tennessee Tech (1-7, 1-4 OVC).  The loss likely derails TSU's slim hopes for a FCS playoff berth. Tech jumped out to a 20-7 lead early in the game, with TSU countering with 17 points to go up 24-20 early in the third. But Andrae Sale's TD pass to Tav Kilpatrick gave Tech a lead they wouldn't surrender.  Smith finished with seven catches for 152 yards and three TDs.  Steven Newbold had seven catches for 108 yards. Michael Hughes had TSU's first 300-yard passing day, throwing for 331 yards and three TDs. Andre Goldsmith led Tech with 101 yards and a touchdown rushing.

Fairmont State 34, West Virginia State 27 - Two halves couldn't have looked more different. West Virginia State (5-4, 4-4) ran out to a 24-7 halftime lead, only to give up 27 points in the second half - 24 in the third quarter alone - and not score anymore to lose to Fairmont State (6-3, 6-2).  Terrell Charles led Fairmont State with 104 yards and a touchdown while Rakeem Darden rushed for two scores. Matt Kinnick led WVSU with 203 yards and two TDs passing.


Millersville 59, Cheyney 7 - Tony Staffieri threw four touchdowns in the first two quarters as Millersville (4-5, 3-3) scored 52-first half points to cruise to the victory over Cheyney (1-9, 0-6). Staffieri added 67 yards and a touchdown rushing. Tyrone Gibson also had 73 yards and two TDs rushing. Cheyney was led by Dominick Trautz' 70 yards and one TD passing and Damon Williams' 82 yards rushing.


Arizona Christian 56, Texas College 0 - Ryan Esslinger threw for 311 yards and six touchdowns as Arizona Christian (6-3, 4-3) routed Texas College (1-7, 1-5). Demario Fair added 72 yards and a TD rushing, though he had a 65-yard TD run. Sean Stell led Texas College with 103 yards rushing.


















Saturday, October 14, 2017

Virginia State Takes Over CIAA North After Defeating Bowie State; ALL Of Saturday's HBCU Football Results

By ADD SEYMOUR JR.

In a huge North Division battle between the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's best teams,
Virginia State outscored Bowie State 20-14 in a wild fourth quarter to defeat the Bulldogs 47-35 Saturday.

It was the first loss of the season for Bowie State (6-1, 3-1 CIAA) and puts them behind Virginia State (6-0, 4-0 CIAA) in the race for the division's berth in the CIAA Championship Game.

"Ain't never been one like that," Virginia State quarterback Cordelral Cook told the Progress Index after the game.  "Coming in, we knew it was a big game and a big task .... and our goal was just to come out and win at the end."
Going into the highly-anticipated battle, both teams had video game type statistics, with Bowie State averaging nearly 55 points and 600 yards of offense per game and Virginia State averaging 41 points a game, with 112 points in their previous two games.
VSU took an early 20-7 lead after touchdown runs by Cook, Trenton Cannon and Blair Wynn.  Cannon's went for 93 yards.

Amir Hall threw TD passes to Lansana Seay and Brandon Britton in the second quarter while Cook threw a TD 55-yard TD pass as the things were close at halftime at 27-21 Virginia State.

But Cook ran two fourth quarter touchdowns and threw another to Joshua Harris as Virginia State sprinted away for the win.

Cook threw for 234 yards and two TDs and ran for 100 yards and three more touchdowns in a huge day.  Cannon also had a big day, rushing for 234 yards and a touchdown.

Hall finished with 281 yards and five touchdowns passing for Bowie State. Britton caught 11 passes for 131 yards and two of those TDs.  Robert Chesson rushed for 87 yards.

Here are the rest of Saturday's HBCU football results:

MID-EASTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE



Hampton 16, Norfolk State 14
- Yakhee Johnson rushed for 115 yards and Shai McKenzie ran for two touchdowns as Hampton (4-3, 3-0) held on to defeat Norfolk State (2-4, 2-1) in the Battle of the Bay.  Hampton jumped out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead on McKenzie's two TDs and they held on to get the win.  The Pirate defense bent, but didn't break, besides two NSU touchdown passes by Juwan Carter.  Carter finished with 211 yards passing, 111 of that and the two TD passes to Marcus Taylor.


North Carolina Central 24, Gardner-Webb 17 - Chauncey Caldwell threw for 333 yards and two TDs and ran for another score to lead North Carolina Central (5-1) to the win over Gardner-Webb (1-5).  GWU was led by Tyrell Maxwell who had 165 yards and two touchdowns rushing.

Howard 52, Delaware State 23 - Howard (3-3, 2-1) broke open a close game with 21-third quarter points to pull away for the easy win over Delaware State (0-6, 0-4).  Caylin Newton led Howard with 285 yards and two touchdowns passing and 81 yards rushing. Kyle Anthony caught six passes for 135 yardss and a touchdown.  Delaware State was led by quarterbacks Jack McDaniel (191 yards and a touchdown) and Keenan Black (175 yards and two touchdowns).  There was plenty of offense - Howard had 628 yards of offense while DSU had 510, including 401 yards passing, their most in modern DSU history.


North Carolina A&T 31, Florida A&M 20 - Lamar Reynard threw three second-quarter touchdown passes as North Carolina A&T (7-0, 4-0) stayed undefeated by knocking off Florida A&M (2-5, 1-3). Raynard threw for 215 yards while Marquell Cartwright ran for 84 yards and a touchdown. NCAT was far from perfect as they turned the ball over three times and were outgained by FAMU in the second half.  Florida A&M was led by Ryan Stanley who threw for 167 yards and a touchdown and Devin Bowers who rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns.

SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE 


Tuskegee 33, Jackson State 7 - Tuskegee (5-2, 3-1 SIAC) is now 2-0 against FCS/SWAC opponents this season after handling Jackson State (0-6, 0-2 SWAC). The Golden Tigers defeated Alabama State 14-6 in their opener.  Saturday, Jamarcus Ezell threw for 183 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 73 yards while Hoderick Lowe rushed for 73 yards. Tuskegee's defense only allowed JSU 21 yards rushing and 96 yards passing, had six sacks and an interception.  Brent Lyles threw for Jackson State's only touchdown.

Albany State 34, Morehouse 10 - Cameron Miller's 59-yard interception return for a TD early in the second quarter had Morehouse (3-4, 1-2) up 10-9 heading into halftime, but Albany State (5-2, 3-0) scored 25 unanswered in the second half to get the big East Division win. McKinley Habersham had another big day for ASU, rushing for 120 yards and a touchdown.  Chancellor Johnson threw for 105 yards and a touchdown.  Morehouse was led by Kivon Taylor's 93 yards passing. Morehouse sacked ASU quarterbacks six times while ASU sacked Morehouse quarterbacks seven times.


Fort Valley State 37, Lane 14 - Slade Jarman threw three touchdown passes during Fort Valley State's 31-0 start as the Wildcats (3-3, 3-0) cruised to the win over Lane (1-6, 0-3). Jarman finished with 293 yards and four touchdowns passing. Tajee Steele caught two of those TD passes.  Lane only had 136 yards of offense, 109 of it rushing. DeMichael McQueen had 15 tackles for Lane.


Miles 35, Kentucky State 0 - Justin Hardy had a huge day, rushing for 178 yards and two touchdowns to lead Miles (4-2, 2-1) to a rout of Kentucky State (2-4, 1-2).  Joseph Cambridge threw two TD passes for Miles. Brett Sylve led Kentucky State with 106 yards rushing.  Andre Miles had 12 tackles for KSU.

Benedict 14, Clark Atlanta 3 - The SIAC's top offense met up with the conference's top scoring defense.  The defense won out as Benedict (4-2, 2-1) kept Clark Atlanta (3-3, 1-2) out of the end zone for the first time this season.  Benedict held Clark Atlanta to 130 yards of total offense.  Christian Lisby, in his first start, threw for 200 yards and ran for a touchdown. Receiver Okechi Ntiasagwe caught ten passes for 118 yards. Harding Harper led Clark Atlanta with ten tackles, eight solo and he forced a fumble.

Central State 40, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 35 - Central State (1-6, 0-3 SIAC) broke a nine-game losing streak dating back to last season as they defeated FCS/SWAC Arkanasas-Pine Bluff (2-5, 1-2 SWAC).  CSU was down 28-20 going into the fourth quarter, but got two touchdown runs from Terraris Saffold and one from Darius Meadors to take over the game on the road.  Trent Mays threw for 334 yards and a touchdown while Safford had 87 yards.  Darius Ford caught eight passes for 117 yards.  UAPB was led by LeEar patterson who threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns and KeShawn Williams rushed for 97 yards and a TD. 

SOUTHWESTERN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Alcorn State 34, Prairie View A&M 21 - After falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter, Alcorn State (5-2, 3-0) scored 34 unanswered points to defeat Prairie View A&M (2-4, 2-2).  Its Alcorn State's fourth consecutive win.  Noah Johnson threw for one touchdown and ran for two others to lead ASU while Lenorris Footman also ran for a score.  Neiko Hollins led Prairie View A&M with 291 yards and three touchdowns passing.


Alabama A&M 49, Mississippi Valley State 14 - Damion May threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more TDs as Alabama A&M (3-4, 3-1) routed Mississippi Valley State (1-5, 1-2).  Mississippi Valley State's rushing woes continue - they had minus-27 yards rushing on the day.  They did have 313 yards passing - Christopher Few threw for 179 yards and a touchdown while Dewayne Betts threw for 134 yards.

Alabama State 23, Texas Southern 16 - A week after Brian Jenkins was fired as football coach at Alabama State (1-5, 1-2), the Hornets got their first win of the season as they scored 20 unanswered points on Texas Southern (0-6, 0-2).  Interim coach Donald Hill-Eley saw his team erase a late second quarter 16-3 deficit with two Darryl Pearson touchdown passes and two Hunter Hanson field goals.  Dominick DeLira led Texas Southern with 175 yards and two touchdowns passing.

CENTRAL INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE 


Fayetteville State 41, Johnson C. Smith 16 - Stevie Green rushed for 120 yards and three touchdowns to lead Fayetteville State (3-4, 2-2) to a win over Johnson C. Smith (0-7, 0-4)).
Of FSU's 388 yards of offense, 241 of it came on the ground.  Donshel Jetton ran for 63 yards and two touchdowns for the Broncos. Johnson C. Smith was led by Harold Herbin and his 49 yards and a touchdown rushing and David Francis who had nine tackles.

Shaw 35, Livingstone 14 - A three-touchdown second quarter pushed Shaw (2-4, 1-3) out far enough for a comfortable win over Livingstone (0-6, 0-3). Daron Downing threw for 183 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score to lead Shaw. Thaddeus Bell threw for 173 yards and a touchdown and caught a TD to lead Livingstone.


St. Augustine's 17, Winston-Salem State 14 - Sam Boyd's 9-yard touchdown reception with 29 seconds left gave St. Augustine's (3-4, 3-1) the upset win over Winston-Salem State (4-3, 2-2). Kerrion Moore's 7-yard TD run midway through the 3rd quarter gave WSSU their first lead at 14-7.  But a Sean Smith 30-yard field goal and then Boyd's TD catch from Demetrius Lewis late gave SAU the win. WSSU only had four drives after their third quarter TD, and only one of them were more than four plays. WSSU outgained SAU 304 to 248, but St. Augustine's defense stood up late.  Lewis threw one TD while Darryl Johnson threw another, with Boyd catching both of them.

Virginia Union 35, Chowan 10 - Virginia Union (5-2,  4-0) got their fourth win in a row as Darius Taylor threw for 190 yards and three touchdowns.  Eric Caldwell also threw two TD passes for VUU. Jaiden Reavus had a huge day as he caught three of those touchdown passes in catching five balls for 129 yards.  Chowan (2-5, 2-2) was led by Bryce Witt and his 238 yards passing and a great day by Tyrell Freeman who rushed for 185 yards.

Elizabeth City State 56, Lincoln (Pa) 18 - Victor Greene had three first half touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving, to help Elizabeth City State (4-3, 2-2) jump out to a big halftime lead that Lincoln (Pa) (0-7, 0-4) couldn't overcome. Daquan Neal threw for 204 yards with four touchdown passes while also leading ECSU in rushing with 89 yards and a TD.  Carlos Croslin led Lincoln with 88 yards and a TD rushing. Trey McCullom threw for 178 yards and a touchdown.

OTHERS 

(Photo by Sam Jordan)
Austin Peay, 21, Tennessee State 17 - Tennessee State (4-3, 1-3 OVC) came back and led 17-14 in the fourth quarter, until giving up to Austin Peay (4-3, 3-1) a big punt return, a long run to Austin Peay quarterback Jeremiah Oatsvall and then the game-winning 2-yard Ahmaad Tanner touchdown run, all within the game's final three minutes. Oatsvall led APSU in rushing with 82 yards and passed for 85 yards, even though the TSU defense only allowed Austin Peay 264 yards of offense the entire night.  TSU was led by Michael Hughes who threw for 148 yards and a touchdown. Chris Collins had a game-high tackles, all solo, for TSU.

West Virginia State 47, Concord 29 - West Virginia State (4-3, 3-3) jumped out to a 33-7 lead and never looked back in defeating Concord (1-6, 1-6).  Matt Kinnick threw for 231 yards and a touchdeown and caught a 27-yard TD pass. Juwan Etheridge rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns.  Concord was led by Adam Fulton who passed for 193 yards and three touchdowns.


Shippensburg 56, Cheyney 0 - The Shippensburg (6-1, 3-1) running game accounted for 273 yards and seven touchdowns as the Raiders routed Cheyney (1-6, 0-4). London Whitfield rushed for 57 yards and two touchdowns, Cole Chiappialle had 48 yards and three TDs, and Cole McDermott had 39 yards and two touchdowns for Shippensburg.  Cheyney had a miserable day on offense, gaining only two first downs, had minus-23 yards rushing and just 20 yards passing for a grand total of minus-3 yards of total offense. Samuel Anojulu and Esaie Batoula both had seven tackles for Cheyney.

Missouri S&T 37, Lincoln (Mo) 3 - Missouri S&T (5-2, 3-0) won their fifth-straight game by limiting Lincoln (Mo) (1-5, 0-3) to nine yards rushing.  The Miners' balanced attack was led by DeShawn Jones who rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown, Tyler Swart threw for 175 yards and another touchdown. D'Luis West also ran for two touchdowns.  Lincoln (Mo) was led by Drake Davidson who threw for 190 yards. Willard Cotton had 11 tackles and a sack for Lincoln.


Webber International 16, Edward Waters 9 - Webber International (3-3, 1-1) got their first Sun Conference win without scoring an offensive point againt Edward Waters (0-6, 0-2).  Marcus Mannerstedt kicked three field goals and Jaylen Cayo recovered an EWC fumble in the end zone.  Garry Choulotte threw for 134 yards - though he was sacked three times - and rushed for 33 yards for Webber International. Edward Waters was led by Christian Hayes who ran for 97 yards and a touchdown and threw for 89 yards.


Langston 44, Texas College 17  - The NAIA's eighth best team, Langston (6-0, 4-0) stayed undefeated by getting three late touchdowns to pull away for the win over Texas College (1-6, 1-4). Texas College was close, 23-17, in the third quarter after Vontyne Williams 43-yard TD run. But Milton Harper threw a late third quarter TD for Langston and then Jaylen Lowe threw a TD pass and ran for another to lead Langston to the win.  Tim Whitifeld rand for 175 yards and two touchdowns for Langston.



This Week's ADD'S HBCU SPORTS REPORT FCS/Division II Top Ten Polls For This Week



DIVISION II

1) Bowie State
2) Virginia State
3) Winston-Salem State
4) Albany State
5) Tuskegee
6) Virginia Union
7) Miles
8) Morehouse
9) Clark Atlanta
10) Elizabeth City State

FCS

1) North Carolina A&T
2) Grambling
3) North Carolina Central
4) Alcorn State
5) Tennessee State
6) Hampton
7) Howard
8) Southern
9) Prairie View A&M
10) Norfolk State