Monday, October 1, 2012
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.
- 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
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