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)

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