Sunday, October 21, 2012

Weekend of Oct. 18-20

Winston Salem State Routs Livingstone 58-0 to Stay Undefeated

   Kameron Smith threw seven touchdown passes to lead Winston Salem State, the nation's second-ranked Division II team, to a 58-0 homecoming win over Livingtone.
   In a little over three quarters of work, Smith threw for 276 yards and ran for 23 yards to keep the Rams record unblemished at 8-0, 5-0 in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.  Backup running back Brandon McDonald added 128 yards rushing.
    Winston Salem State has won 13 CIAA games in a row and have outscored their CIAA opponents this year 212-47.
    The Rams can clinch their second straight CIAA title with a win over Shaw next Saturday.

Tennessee State Loses First Game of the Season in Overtime to Jacksonville State

Photo by Matt Reynolds, Jacksonville State Sports Information Department
    Top-ranked HBCU team Tennessee State missed a field goal at the end of regulation and another in overtime as they lost their first game of the season, 31-28 to Jacksonville State.
    Griffin Thomas hit a 44-yard field goal in overtime after TSU's Jamin Godfrey missed one on the Tigers' only overtime possession.   TSU (7-1, 3-1),who is also the nation's 17th ranked FCS team, thought they had won after Godfrey hit a 42-yard field at the end of regulation.  But an illegal motion penalty backed the Tigers up, forcing Godfrey to kick again.  He missed and the game went into overtime.
     Jacksonville State (4-3, 3-2) won their fourth consecutive overtime game.
     TSU quarterback Mike Germain finished 21-of-37 for 311 yards and three touchdowns, but also had two interceptions.  Running back Trabis Ward had another big day with 168 yards rushing and a touchdown.  He went over the 1,000 yard mark on the season as he now has 1,076 yards rushing for 2012.
     Tennessee State is still tied for the Ohio Valley Conference lead as they host Tennessee Tech next weekend.

Storied Grambling Gets First Win of the Season Over Virginia-Lynchburg

Photo by Arely D. Castilo of The News Star

  Cedric Skinner rushed for two touchdowns while Grambling's defense clamped down against Virginia-Lynchburg to give the Tigers a 22-7 win.
    The Grambling defense gave up 109 yards rushing to Virginia-Lynchburg's Macha Shinholster, but held the Dragons to only 23 yards of offense in the second half.
   The victory was the first of the season for Grambling (1-6) who has struggled this season.

 Saturday Scores


Arkansas-Pine Bluff 50, Southern 21
Jackson State 14, Mississippi Valley 7 (2OT)
Grambling 22, Virginia-Lynchburg 7
Prairie View 57, Alcorn State 37


Bethune Cookman 48, Norfolk State 3
Savannah State 42, Edward Waters 35
Delaware State 24, North Carolina A&T 0
Howard 21, Morgan State 20
North Carolina Central 37, Hampton 20
South Carolina State 27, Florida A&M 20


Benedict 39, Morehouse 26
Albany State 36, Clark Atlanta 9
Miles 38, Lane 20
Tuskegee 37, Kentucky State 0
Fort Valley State 35, Stillman 17


Winston Salem State 58, Livingstone 0
Johnson C. Smith 35, Shaw 20
Virginia Union 37, Bowie State 13
St. Augustine's 34, Fayetteville State 28 (3OT)
Elizabeth City State 47, Chowan 21
Virginia State 23, Lincoln (PA) 3


Jacksonville State 31, Tennessee State 28 (OT)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Recap of Weekend of Oct. 11-13

Saturday Stars From Oct. 13 Action

Trabis Ward, RB, Tennessee State - Rushed 43 times for 267 yards and four touchdowns in a 40-28 win over Southeast Missouri.  The 43 carries were the most this season by any FCS (formerly Division I-AA) runner. 

Clayton Moore, QB, Jackson State - Had two touchdowns and 269 yards passing as well as three touchdowns and 131 yards rushing in win over 37-34 win over Alabama State.

Antonio Henten, QB, Fort Valley State - 301 yards passing and three touchdowns in a 38-12 win over Concordia.

Michael Johnson, S, Fayetteville State - Had 19 tackles, 12 of them solo, and two-and-a-half sacks in a loss to Johnson C. Smith.
Julien David, Howard - Had 15 tackles (nine of them solo tackles) and three pass break-ups in loss to North Carolina A&T.
Kaderius Lacey, RB, Alabama A&M - Rushed for 205 yards and a touchdown in 21-20 loss to Alcorn State.

Terrick Colston, DB, Delaware State - Intercepted two passes (returning one of them 53 yards for a touchdown), had nine tackles and a pass break-up in a win over South Carolina State.
Jahuann Butler, WR, Winston Salem State - Caught for eight passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns in win over St. Augustine's
Kameron Smith, QB, Winston Salem State - Threw for 347 yards and two touchdowns in win over St. Augustine's
Marquise Grizzle, RB, Shaw - Rushed for 229 yards and two touchdowns in win over Livingstone.  Grizzle also had four catches for 25 yards.

Ty Brown, LB, North Carolina Central - Had nine tackles (eight of them solo tackles), two sacks and recovered a fumble in a 31-17 win over Morgan State.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Weekend of Oct. 11-13

Alcorn State Shuts Down Deaunte Mason To Upset Undefeated Alabama A&M

      Alcorn State's defense held Alabama A&M star quarterback Deaunte Mason in check and spoiled A&M's homecoming with a 21-10 upset of the previously undefeated Bulldogs.
       Mason, who had scored at least two touchdowns passing and running in each of the last four games, only mustered one TD pass, had 158 yards in the air and threw his first two interceptions of the season.  Alcorn State (3-4, 3-2) was outgained 406 yards to 211, but avoid giving up big plays to  Alabama A&M (6-1, 5-1).
       A&M running back Kaderius Lacey scored the Bulldogs other touchdown and became the school's all-time rushing leader 205 yards on the day.

Trabis Ward's Four TD's Lead Undefeated TSU Over Southeast Missouri State

Running back Trabis Ward rushed for 267 yards and four touchdowns to power undefeated and 18th ranked Tennessee State to a 40-28 win over Southeast Missouri State.
    Ward had touchdown runs of 7, 4, 1 and 30 as he helped the Tigers (7-0, 3-0) fend off a game Southeast Missouri State (2-4, 1-2) team.  Ward's 267 yards on the ground for the game was the second-most in TSU history.  Charles Anthony rushed for 285 against Samford in 2004.
     Tennessee State is now only four FCS (Football Championship Series, which is the former Division I-AA) teams to remain undefeated so far this season.  The others are Harvard, Lehigh, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo and Lehigh.

Kameron Smith Passes Undefeated Winston Salem State to Win Over St. Augustine's

                                          Photo by Winston Salem Journal

     Kameron Smith shook off a fumble and an interception to pass for 347 yards and three touchdown to lead Winston Salem State to a 56-37 victory over St. Augustine's.
     St. Augustine's (4-3, 2-2) came in looking to slow down a Rams team that has stormed through their CIAA schedule so far this season.  That did not happen Saturday.
     Smith's first two possessions resulted in turnovers, including a recovery of his fumble that was run back for a Falcons touchdown and their only lead of the game.   But Smith, one of Division II's top quarterbacks, settled down to have another big day to lead the Rams (7-0, 4-0) to another easy victory.

Weekend Scores

Alcorn State 21, Alabama A&M 20
Mississippi Valley State 45, Grambling 21
Southern 34, Texas Southern 7
Jackson State 37, Alabama State 34


Hampton 28, Norfolk State 14
North Carolina A&T 38, Howard 10
Delaware State 31, South Carolina State 17
Florida A&M 44, Savannah State 3
North Carolina Central 24, Morgan State 20


Albany State 16, Morehouse 13
Lane 16, Point 10
Miles 45, Kentucky State 0
Fort Valley 38, Concordia 12
Clark Atlanta 14, Benedict 10
Tuskegee 16, Stillman 0 (Thursday, Oct. 11)


Virginia State 26, Bowie State 20 (OT)
Elizabeth City State 63, Lincoln 19
Shaw 48, Livingstone 20
Winston Salem State 56, St. Augustine's 37
Johnson C. Smith 35, Fayetteville State 18


University of Indianapolis 45,  Central State 13
Tennessee State 40, Southeast Missouri 28

Friday, October 12, 2012

Weekend of Oct. 11-13

Tuskegee Shuts Out Stillman in Big SIAC West Contest
                                                       Photo by Erin Nelson for The Tuscaloosa News
            In a key Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Western Division matchup, Tuskegee shut out Stillman 16-0 on Thursday night.
            Tuskegee’ (5-1, 4-0) owned the first half as William Buford picked off a Stillman pass and returned for a touchdown and the SIAC’s leading rusher, Derrick Washington, had a 12-yard touchdown run.  Tuskegee added a field goal to close out the half.
            The Stillman offense got it together in the second half, but couldn’t cash in on red zone opportunities.  Twice they got inside the Tuskegee 20 yard line, but came up empty both times.  One was stymied by a Jamar Hornsby interception of a Joshua Straughan pass in the end zone.
            The win gives Tuskegee a leg up in a close division race.  They host Kentucky State on Oct. 18 whil  Stillman (4-3, 3-1) hosts Fort Valley State that same day.
 Tennessee State, Alabama A&M and Winston Salem State Continue to Top HBCU Polls 

Tennessee State continues to top the black college football polls as Alabama A&M and Winston Salem State continue to follow close behind.
     All three teams are 6-0 and in the midst of dream seasons.  (Winston Salem State is a Division II team and is ranked first in D-II polls or third in polls for all HBCU teams).  TSU has hit the thick of the Ohio Valley Conference season and has knocked off one ranked Football Championship Series team (#16 Eastern Kentucky) and faces another top FCS team in Southeast Missouri this week.  Alabama A&M has plowed through the Southwestern Athletic Conference so far but face an improving Alcorn State team Saturday.   Winston Salem State faces a feisty St. Augustine's team that is 4-2 and looking to knock off a contender.


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Schedule for the Week of 11-13


Jackson State vs. Alabama State
Texas Southern vs. Southern
Alcorn State vs. Alabama A&M
Grambling vs. Mississippi Valley Sta


South Carolina State vs. Delaware State
Howard vs. North Carolina A&T
North Carolina Central vs. Morgan State
Norfolk State vs. Hampton


Albany State vs. Morehouse
Lane vs. Point
Miles vs. Kentucky State
Benedict vs. Clark Atlanta
Concordia vs. Fort Valley State


St. Augustine vs. Winston Salem State
Elizabeth City State vs. Lincoln
Johnson C. Smith vs. Fayetteville State
Shaw vs. Livingstone
Virginia State vs. Bowie State


Tennessee State vs. Southeast Missouri
Central State vs. University of Indianapolis

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Results From Weekend of Oct. 6

Tennessee State Stays Unbeaten With Win Over #16 Eastern Kentucky

       Michael Germain's one-yard touchdown dive with eight seconds left gave 24th ranked Tennessee State a 23-20 win over #16 Eastern Kentucky, keeping the Big Blue Tigers undefeated at 6-0 on the season.
       Tennessee State, the number one ranked historically black college football team in the nation, was down 20-10 in the fourth quarter.  Running back Trabis Ward capped a 72-yard Tiger drive with a three-yard touchdown run.  The Tigers missed the extra point, but stopped the EKU offense on their next drive.
       Germain led the Tigers 68 yards over the next 2:24 seconds, ending with his touchdown run to give TSU the win.
        Germain finished with 228 yards passing while Ward moved up to fourth on TSU's all-time rushing list with 113 yards on the ground.
Deaunte Mason's Four Touchdowns Leads Unbeaten Alabama A&M Over Mississippi Valley


 Deaunte Mason threw for two touchdowns and ran for another two and the SWAC's stingiest defense clamped down as Alabama A&M routed Mississippi Valley State 35-0 to stay unbeaten.
        Mason had thrown for three scores and ran for two in each of the three games before Saturday's contest.  Against Mississippi Valley, the Bulldogs didnt need the extra TD.
        Mason ran a touchdown and added a 31-yard touchdown pass to lead the Bulldogs to a 21-0 halftime lead.  He added another rushing touchdown and touchdown pass to secure the win.  Mason has accounted for 19 touchdowns already this season and hasn't thrown an interception.
        Alabama A&M continues their dream season, with the Bulldogs 6-0 for the first time since 1966.  The Bulldogs host Alcorn State next weekend for Alabama A&M's homecoming weekend.

Kam Smith Throws for Five TDs in Winston Salem's Rout of Johnson C. Smith 

     Winston Salem State didnt even need starting quarterback in the second half against Johnson C. Smith.
     That's how dominant the Rams were in trouncing Johnson C. Smith 63-7 Saturday in Charlotte.
     Winston Salem quarterback Kam Smith threw five touchdown passes and 259 yards in the first half and then sat out the final two quarters as the Rams ran their record to 6-0 on the season.  Winston Salem State is ranked fourth among all Division II teams in the country.

Scores from This Weekend


Alabama State 45, Texas Southern 0
Alabama A&M 35, Mississippi Valley State 0
Alcorn State 20, Southern 17
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 34, Jackson State 24
Prairie View 31, Grambling 14


Howard 17, Florida A&M 10
Bethune Cookman 28, North Carolina A&T 12
Morgan State 45, Savannah State 6
North Carolina Central 40, South Carolina State 10
Delaware State 20, Norfolk State 17


Albany State 36, Lane 14
Stillman 24, Benedict 19
Tuskegee 21, Morehouse 14
Miles 28, Clark Atlanta 7
Fort Valley State 36, Kentucky State 6


Virginia State 28, Elizabeth City State 17
Shaw 45, Fayetteville State 28
Virginia Union 61, Lincoln 13
St. Augustine's 32, Livingstone 27
Winston Salem State 63, Johnson C. Smith 7
Bowie State 35, Chowan 31


Tennessee State 23, Eastern Kentucky 20
Missouri University of Science & Technology 27, Central State 21

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Weekend of Oct. 4-6

Nation's Oldest HBCU Classic Has A Lot Riding for Morehouse and Tuskegee Today

    A lot is riding on today's installment of the nation's oldest continuously running matchup between historically black college and university football teams, the 77th Annual Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic in Columbus, Ga.
    Tuskegee (4-1) can start to truly assert themselves in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference western division, where three teams are unbeaten in conference play.  They'd also avenge a loss to Morehouse last season, which snapped a long winning streak in the series.
    The Maroon Tigers (2-3) have had two heartbreakingly-close losses this season and then seen injuries to their two top running backs - last year's SIAC Player of the Year David Carter and Shelton Hamilton.  A win would keep them in contention for the SIAC East Division crown and give them the pick-me-up they need.
    Carter returns to action today while the SIACs other top back, Tuskegee's Derrick Washington tries to keep pace.  Carter and Washington are tied for first in the SIAC with 101 yards per game rushing averages this season.
    It's also a game where the conference's top scoring defense, Tuskegee who only gives up 13.7 points per game, faces the SIAC's second-best scoring offense in Morehouse, which puts up a little over 31 points a game.
      Kickoff in Columbus is 2 p.m.


                                                                   Alabama A&M quarterback Deaunte Mason

HBCU top-ranked Tennessee State faces a stiff test as they step back into Ohio Valley Conference play to host Eastern Kentucky.
    The Big Blue Tigers (5-0) easily has the toughest game of the nation's three undefeated HBCU football teams.  Eastern Kentucky is 4-1 this season and is ranked 16th in the country among Football Championship Series (formerly Division I-AA) teams, their highest ranking since 1999.  That year they lost to Tennessee State the week they were ranked this high.  But the Colonels have already defeated one ranked FCS team this year, 24th ranked Southeast Missouri.  Tennessee State, now ranked 24th in the country in the FCS, has beaten EKU twice in the schools' last three meetings.
     Alabama A&M (5-0) goes down to the Delta to take on a Mississippi Valley State team that is 1-3 after being shellacked by Northwestern State 45-14 last week.  A&M's Deaunte Mason will try to continue his astounding streak of throwing for at least three touchdowns and rushing for two TDs in three straight games.
    Winston Salem State (5-0), Division II's fourth ranked team nationally, goes to Charlotte to take on Johnson C. Smith, a 1-3 team that scores a lot of points.  They average nearly 31 points a game and nearly 400 yards of total offense.  The problem for them is they give up 32 points per game.  Winston Salem drilled Bowie State 35-3 last week and leads the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association in offense and defense.

Schedule for Week of Oct. 4-6


Southern vs. Alcorn State (ESPNU - 9:30 pm tape delay)
Jackson State vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff  (SWACTV 6 pm)
Texas Southern vs. Alabama State
Alabama A&M vs. Mississippi Valley State
Prairie View vs. Grambling


South Carolina State vs. North Carolina Central (Circle City Classic, Indianapolis, Ind)
Florida A&M vs. Howard
North Carolina A&T vs. Bethune Cookman
Delaware State vs. Norfolk State
Morgan State vs. Savannah State


Bowie State vs. Chowan
Elizabeth City State vs. Virginia State
Fayetteville State vs. Shaw
Winston Salem State vs. Johnson C. Smith
Lincoln vs. Virginia Union
St. Augustine's vs. Livingstone


Morehouse vs. Tuskegee (77th Annual Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic, Columbus, Ga)
Albany State vs. Lane (Music City Classic, Macon, Ga)
Stillman vs. Benedict
Clark Atlanta vs. Miles
Kentucky State vs. Fort Valley State


Eastern Kentucky vs. Tennessee State
Missouri University of Science and Technology vs. Central State

Monday, October 1, 2012

Sept. 27-29

Top-Ranked Tennessee State Goes to 5-0 After Routing Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Tennessee State quarterback Michael Germain through for 262 yards and two touchdowns as the Big Blue Tigers scored 28 unanswered second-half points to rout Arkansas-Pine Bluff 40-13 in a rousing homecoming win Saturday.

TSU, also celebrating the school's 100-year anniversary, fell behind early as Lions quarterback Benjamin Anderson hit Ladarius Eckwood on a 42 yard pass in the game's second play.  Arkansas Pine-Bluff settled for a field goal on that drive, but followed up with another long Anderson to Eckwood connection - a 55-yard touchdown - on the next drive to go up 10-0.

TSU got on the board with a Telvin Hooks touchdown run (they missed the extra point) in the second quarter and added a field goal before halftime to take a 12-10 lead into the locker room.

The two teams traded field goals to begin the third quarter when the Big Blue defense stiffened and the offense exploded for four touchdowns.  Hooks ran for another touchdown while Germain had two touchdown tosses during their scoring explosion.  Hooks finished with 108 yards rushing, his career best.

TSU is now 5-0 for the first time since 2001 and now goes into Ohio Valley Conference competition when they host Eastern Kentucky Saturday.  Arkansas-Pine Bluff falls to 3-2 and hosts Jackson State next Saturday.

Deaunte Mason's Three Touchdowns to Lead Alabama A&M Over Grambling 

Deaunte Mason threw for three touchdowns for the third straight game to lead undefeated Alabama A&M to a big 38-17 win over Grambling in the Louis Crews Classic and Hall of Fame Game in Huntsville.

Mason threw touchdown passes of 30, 32 and 30 yards to lead the Bulldogs to another win and their best season start since 1966. Mason has accounted for 13 touchdowns in the last three games.  One of those touchdowns passes Saturday went to Kaderius Lacey who ran for 165 yards and added a rushing touchdown.

The school also honored legendary coach Louis Crews with a new statue in the foyer of the stadium that bears his name.  Twenty-two of the schools greatest football players were also inducted into the Alabama A&M Hall of Fame before the game.

Alabama A&M is now 5-0 on the season and visits Alcorn State Saturday.  Grambling falls to 0-4 and goes to Dallas Saturday to take on Texas Southern in the State Farm Classic.

Saturday stars: 

- Doug Cook, Lincoln - 343 yards passing and four touchdowns against Johnson C. Smith

- Brad Davis, Elizabeth City State - six solo tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and four quarterback hurries against St. Augustine

- Derrick Washington, Tuskegee - 218 yards rushing and two touchdowns against Fort Valley State
- Aquanius Freeman, Howard - 212 yards rushing and 2 TDs against Savannah State
- Deaunte Mason, Alabama A&M - three touchdown passes and 247 yards against Grambling
Dedrick Anderson, Johnson C. Smith - 161 yards rushing and two touchdowns against Lincoln
- Donnay Ragland, Morehouse - 149 yards passing,  one touchdown pass and 131 yards rushing against Clark Atlanta
- Kaderius Lacey, Alabama A&M - 165 yards rushing and two touchdowns against Grambling
- Tyrone Laughinghouse, St. Augustine - 248 all-purpose yards including a 95-yard kickoff return and a 77-yard punt return

Scores from Sept. 27-29


Alabama State 54, Alcorn State 14
Southern 21, Florida A&M 14
Alabama A&M 38, Grambling 17
Tennessee State 40, Arkansas Pine Bluff 13
Jackson State 34, Prairie View 13
Sam Houston State 50, Texas Southern 6 (Thursday, Sept. 27)


Howard 56, Savannah State 9
South Carolina State 14, Norfolk State 0
Southern 21, Florida A&M 14
Bethune Cookman 38, Hampton 26


Tuskegee 49, Fort Valley State 18
Stillman 32, Lane 22
Albany State 17, Kentucky State 14
Morehouse 34, Clark Atlanta 16
Miles 50, Benedict 7


Winston Salem State 35, Bowie State 3
Elizabeth City State 23, St. Augustine's 21
Chowan 27, Fayetteville State 3
Lincoln 55, Johnson C. Smith 53
Livingstone 23, Virginia Union 21
Shaw 16, Virginia State 6


Central State 23, William Jewell College 21

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sept. 26, 2012

Tennessee State and Winston Salem State Top the HBCU Football Polls

Historically black college and university football experts in four of the five most respected weekly HBCU football polls have named Tennessee State University as the nation's top HBCU football team this week.
     Only one, the Black College Sports Page, ranked the Nashville school outside of the top spot.  In their poll, 4-0 TSU was ranked second to Winston Salem State University, who is also undefeated at 4-0 so far this season.  Undefeated Alabama A&M is ranked either No. 2 or 3 in each of the polls.
      In the polls that split NCAA Division I and Division II teams, D-II Winston Salem State leads their national polls while TSU tops the Division I polls.
       Tennessee State hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff in their homecoming game Saturday afternoon while Winston Salem State visits Bowie State in Maryland.
        Here are the links to the five HBCU polls:      

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Dr. Cavil

Black College Sports Page

HBCU Football Schedule for the Weekend of Sept. 27-29


Sam Houston State vs. Texas Southern (Thursday, Sept.27)
Florida A&M vs. Southern (Atlanta Football Classic, Atlanta, Ga.)
Grambling vs. Alabama A&M (Louis Crews Classic/Hall of Fame Game)
Prairie View vs. Jackson State
Alabama State vs. Alcorn State (Homecoming)
Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Tennessee State (Homecoming)


Morgan State vs. North Carolina A&T (Thursday, Sept. 27)
Savannah State vs. Howard
Bethune Cookman vs. Hampton (Military Salute Day/Take A Kid to the Game/Greek Night)
Florida A&M vs. Southern (Atlanta Football Classic, Atlanta, Ga)
Norfolk State vs. South Carolina State (Youth/ROTC Day)


Winston Salem State vs. Bowie State (Services Appreciation Day)
Fayetteville State vs. Chowan
Johnson C. Smith vs. Lincoln (Inaugural Hall of Fame Game)
Livingstone vs. Virginia Union (11th Annual Lucille M. Brown Community Youth Bowl)
St Augustine vs. Elizabeth City State (15th Annual Down East Viking Classic)
Shaw vs. Virginia State


Morehouse at Clark Atlanta
Stillman vs. Lane
Albany State vs. Kentucky State (Chicago Football Classic, Chicago, Ill.)
Benedict vs. Miles
Fort Valley State vs. Tuskegee

Independents/Other Conferences

Central State vs. William Jewell College
St. Augustine vs. Elizabeth City State
Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Tennessee State (Homecoming)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Weekend of Sept. 22-24, 2012

(photo by Nigel Cook/Daytona Beach News Journal)

Tennessee State goes to 4-0 for the first time since 2006 after defeating Bethune-Cookman 21-14 Saturday afternoon in Daytona Beach, Fla.
       The Big Blue Tigers capitalized on quarterback Michael Germain's 80-yard pass to A.C. Leonard on the game's second play with a 4-yard Trabis Ward touchdown run immediately afterwards.  The Tigers added two more touchdowns -- a 6-yard dash by Ward and a recovered blocked punt by Daniel Fitzpatrick that he took 33 yards for another touchdown to put TSU up 21-0 with 2:15 left in the first half.
       Bethune-Cookman answered with a quick drive that ended with a Preston Cleckley touchdown catch.  The Wildcats then grabbed a tipped Germain pass and returned it for another touchdown to pull within a touchdown, 21-14, before the end of the first half.
       Neither team could muster another a second half score as Bethune-Cookman, now 2-2 on the season, lost their first home game since September 2011.  The loss also ends an eight-game FCS Wildcats winning streak.
        Ward finished with 157 yards rushing to go with his two touchdowns for TSU.  Bethune-Cookman's Isadore Jackson had 65 yards on the ground and a touchdown.
        Tennessee State now looks to go 5-0 for the first time since 2001 when they host Arkansas Pine-Bluff (3-1) next week during TSU's homecoming week.  TSU will also be celebrating the University's 100th anniversary.


 Deaute Mason had five touchdowns, three rushing and two passing, as Alabama A&M scored on six of 11 offensive drives to rout Texas Southern 41-13 in Houston, Texas Saturday.  Alabama A&M goes to 4-0 on the season, their best start since 1966.
       After a Chris Ervin interception, Mason's 1-yard run put the Bulldogs up 7-0 early in the first quarter.  Texas Southern answered with Randolph Johnson's 44-yard touchdown pass to Fred Plummer to pull to 7-6.   But the Bulldogs, led by Mason's arms and legs, scored 28 unanswered points to put the game away.
       It was Mason's second straight five-TD day after he had three rushing touchdowns and two through the air against Prairie View on Sept 15.
       Alabama A&M hosts Grambling on Sept. 29 in the Louis Crews Classic and Hall of Fame Game.  The 6 p.m. game will be live on ESPN3 and on tape delay on ESPNU.



Arkansas State 56, Alcorn State 0
Northwestern St. 45, Mississippi Valley 14
Southern 28, Jackson State 21
North Dakota State 66, Prairie View 7
Alabama A&M 42, Texas Southern 13
Arkansas Pine-Bluff 24, Alabama State 21 (Thursday, Sept. 20)


North Carolina Central 45, Savannah State 33
Florida A&M 24, Delaware State 22
Tennessee State 21, Bethune-Cookman 14
Ohio 44, Norfolk State 10
Texas A&M 70, South Carolina State 14


Livingston 48, Lincoln (Pa) 33
Chowan 49, Shaw 35
Johnson C. Smith 28, Virginia State 21
Elizabeth City State 20, Fayetteville State 13
Winston Salem State 35, Virginia Union 6
St. Augustine 38, Bowie State 22


Miles 41, Albany State 6
Fort Valley 33, Benedict 10
Concordia 22, Clark Atlanta 17
Lane 37, Morehouse 34 (OT)
Stillman 27, Kentucky State 8