Sunday, September 29, 2013

Thorpe's Late TD Pass Gives Virginia State 19-17 Win Over Johnson C. Smith; All Other HBCU Football Scores


Justin Thorpe

Justin Thorpe threw a 6-yard touchdown pass with 41 seconds left lifted Virginia State a 19-17 win over previously undefeated Johnson C. Smith.

Keahn Wallace put Johnson C. Smith up 17-13 late in the fourth of the back-and-forth battle with an 11-yard touchdown run with 5:14 left in the fourth quarter.  But Virginia State drove down the field, 81 yards on 11 plays, to put away the game.

Thorpe finished with 76 yards rushing and 84 yards passing and two touchdowns for Virginia State.  Jordan Anderson added 84 yards rushing for the Trojans. Wallace had 322 yards passing and a touchdown to lead the Golden Bulls.

Virginia State (3-1, 1-0 CIAA)is at Shaw next Saturday while Johnson C. Smith (3-1, 1-1) hosts Lincoln (Pa.).

Photo by Lloyd Gallman/Montgomery Advertiser
 Crowell's Four Touchdowns Leads Alabama State to 49-20 Win Over Alcorn State

Isiah Crowell had 133 yards rushing and four touchdowns to power Alabama State to a 49-30 win over Alcorn State in a key Southwestern Athletic Conference clash Saturday.

Crowell had three first half touchdown runs of 4, 25, and 4 to help the Hornets jump out to a 28-7 halftime lead.  The Hornets lead was 42-7 early in the fourth quarter, but Alcorn State made it interesting, outscoring Alabama State 23-7 to make a late run.

Alcorn State quarterback John Gibbs, who had two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, finished 288 yards passing and three touchdowns.

Alabama State (3-2, 2-2 SWAC) is at Texas Southern next week while Alcorn State (3-2, 2-1) hosts Southern.

Photo by Bob Cathany/

Wells' Late Touchdown Lifts Alabama A&M to 12-10 Win Over Texas Southern

Brandon Wells' 4-yard touchdown run with 1:32 left in the game lifted Alabama A&M to a 12-10 victory over Texas Southern.

The Tigers, who were looking for their first win of the season, had taken a 10-6 lead at the end of the third quarter after Edward Perkins-Loving's 6-yard touchdown run.  But the Bulldogs drove down the field on their final drive to set up Wells' run.  Texas Southern missed a 42-yard field goal at the end of the game that would have been the game winner.

Brandon Eldemire led the Bulldogs with 83 yards rushing and a touchdown while Barrington Scott added 77 yards on the ground.  Homer Causey had 184 yards passing for Texas Southern.

Alabama A&M (2-3 2-1) gets back into the thick of the SWAC race with the win.  They host Mississippi Valley State next weekend.  Texas Southern (0-4, 0-3) hosts Alabama State.

Tennessee State Manhandles Marauders 73-6

In its final regular-season game with an HBCU football game, nationally-ranked Tennessee State served notice to the black college football world that they aren't just playing around this year.

Tim Broughton had 108 yards rushing and two touchdowns as a balance TSU attack throttled Central State 73-6 in the Gateway Classic in St. Louis. 

TSU quarterbacks Michael German and Ronald Butler each added three touchdowns passing (the two combined to go 13-of-16 on the night).  

Broughton had two first quarter touchdowns while German started the game 8-for-8 and all three of his touchdowns as the Tigers ran out to a 43-6 halftime lead.  Butler then came in added three second half touchdowns passes. 

At the same time, the Tennessee State defense only allowed the Marauders 180 yards total offense,

Tennessee State (4-1) now focuses on Ohio Valley Conference play when they host Southeast Missouri State next Saturday.  Central State (0-4), in their first season of Division II competition, visits West Texas A&M.

All Other HBCU Football Scores:


Norfolk State 27, Morgan State 21
South Carolina State 30, Hampton 6
Delaware State 24, Savannah State 22
North Carolina A&T 27, Howard 19 (Thursday night)


St. Augustine's 29, Bowie State 7
Winston-Salem State 55, Virginia Union 15
Livingstone 35, Lincoln (Pa.) 7
Fayetteville State 31, Elizabeth City State 27
Chowan 29, Shaw 23


Lamar 27, Grambling 16
Prairie View 56, Stephen F. Austin 48
Jackson State 19, Southern 14


Miles 22, Albany State 14
Stillman 26, Kentucky State 21
Morehouse 28, Edward Waters 26
Tuskegee 42, Lane 14
Fort Valley 35, Benedict 30

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