Sunday, September 13, 2015

Winston Salem State Falls to 0-2 After Big Loss to Valdosta State; Full Rundown of Saturday's HBCU Football Action


This definitely isn't the Winston Salem State football team you are probably used to.

After losing to Valdosta State Saturday 31-3, they are 0-2 and have scored only one touchdown in two games and have given up 51 points in two games.

Doesn't sound like the Rams program we are used to.

"We've got so many new guys in our lineup, we're still trying to figure it out," Winston Salem State head coach Kienus Boulware said to the Winston-Salem Journal.  "We have to figure whether we're going to be a running team or a passing team, just figure out who we are as a team."

Saturday, the Rams offense again struggled, albeit against the 14th best Division II in the country in Valdosta State.  WSSU only had 178 yards of offense against VSU, 110 of those came from Tyree Massey's 110 yards rushing.

Defensively, the Rams had three sacks and an interception, but allowed 359 yards of offense to Valdosta State Saturday.

Things aren't going to get much easier for Winston Salem State.  They are back on the road to take on Tuskegee next week.
Here is a rundown of the rest of Saturday's HBCU football action:


Bethune-Cookman 56, Grambling 53 - At the beginning of the fourth quarter, Bethune-Cookman was leading Grambling 28-27.  After that, the defense ceased.  BCU outscored Grambling 28-26, highlighted by three Quentin Williams touchdowns, to get the win.  Williams threw three TDs and Larry Brihm threw for 219 yards and three touchdowns.  Johnathan Wiliams threw for three touchdowns and ran for another for Grambling.
Richmond 31, Hampton 28 -
Boston College 76, Howard 0 - Boston College rushed for 347 yards in routing Howard.  The Bison could only muster 11 yards of offense - four on the ground and seven in the air.
Samford 58, Florida A&M 21 -
North Carolina 53, North Carolina A&T 14 - One of HBCU football's top teams was no match for the ACC's North Carolina.  UNC's QB Marquis Williams threw for 211 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another.  His teammate Elijah Hood ran for two scores.
Coastal Carolina 41, South Carolina State 14 - The FCS' top ranked team, Coastal Carolina, jumped out to a 32-point halftime lead in easing to the win. Alex Ross threw for two touchdowns while De'Angelo Henderson rushed for 136 yards and another score.
Kent State 45, Delaware State 13 - Delaware State had -33 yards of offense in a game they were dominated by Kent State. Delaware's State's two touchdowns came off fumble recoveries, one taken for five yards and another for 72 yards.
Duke 55, North Carolina Central 0 - The 655 yards of offense that Duke had in this rout was the most ever surrendered by North Carolina Central in a game to one opponent.   NCCU's Jordan Miles did have a career best 14 tackles.
Old Dominion 24, Norfolk State 10 - Ray Lawry rushed for 215 yards and two touchdowns to lead ODU to the win. Greg Hankerson threw for 163 yards and rushed for 74 to lead Norfolk State, who is 0-2 so far this season.
Illinois State 67, Morgan State 14


Virginia State 40, Tusculum 13 - Trenton Cannon's two first quarter touchdown runs helped Virginia State jump out to a 21-point first quarter lead in which they coasted from.  The Trojans rushed for 347 yards. Kavon Bellamy ran for 187 yards while Cannon finished with 152 yards.
Lincoln (Pa) 28, N.C. Wesleyan 17 -
Bowie State 35, Brevard 21 -
Virginia Union 42, St. Augustine's 7 - Shawheem Dowdy threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as VUU has no problem with St. Aug's.  Hakeem Dowdy ran for 153 yards and a touchdown. Miles Pace had six tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery for Virginia Union.
Johnson C. Smith 38, Kentucky State 14 - The Bulls jumped out to a 24-7 lead and never looked back.  Harold Herbin didn't have a great day, but he threw for two touchdowns and ran for another. Both teams combined to throw seven interceptions.
Elizabeth City State 55, Benedict 0 - Daquan Neal threw for two TDs and Jaquez Miles completed two-of-three passes for two touchdowns as ECSU had an easy time with Benedict.  The ECSU defense picked off four passes, had three sacks, recovered a fumble and only allowed 40 yards passing all day.
Campbell 35, Chowan 3 - Campbell jumped out to a 28-0 halftime lead to coast to the win.  Chowan only had eight yards rushing the entire game.
UNC Pembroke 14, Fayetteville State 10 - UNC Pembroke follows up their upset win over Winston Salem State last week with their second straight win over a CIAA opponent.  Cliff Jones' 1-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter gave UNC-Pembroke the win.
Wingate 30, Shaw 16 - Wingate scored 28 unanswered points early to coast to the win.  Lawrence Pittman rushed for 147 yards for Wingate while Shaw's Quenton Rucker threw for 206 yards and two late TDs.
Livingstone 48, Virginia-Lynchburg 19 -


Texas Southern 63, Bacone 0 - TSU had no trouble with Bacone, a team that lost to Lamar 66-3 last week.  In fact, the 63-0 score mirrors the result last season between the two schools. Johnathan Bowen threw for three touchdowns and ran for three more.
Tennessee State 35, Jackson State 25 - O'Shay Carter-Ackerman threw for 250 yards and three touchdowns as TSU jumped out early to defeat their rivals in Jackson State. Two of his TD passes went for 64 yards.
Texas State 63, Prairie View A&M 24 - Texas State's school-record 35 point first quarter sealed the deal early against Prairie View.  It's the Bobcats' 12th straight win over Prairie View A&M and the third for their head coach, Dennis Franchione.
Alcorn State 31, Alabama State 24 - John Gibbs Jr. ran for a touchdown and threw another during a 24-point mid-game spree that erased a seven point deficit and gave Alcorn State the win.  Gibbs threw for 305 yards.


Arkansas Pine Bluff 29, Morehouse 27 (3OT) - Wasn't much going on for the first three quarters as no one scored. But from the fourth quarter until the end of the third overtime, this game went back and forth until the very end when Morehouse didnt convert a 2-point conversion after a TD, giving UAPB the win. Monquavious Johnson had 247 yards and four TDs passing, but was picked off five times by UAPB.  Johnson also rushed for 74 yards. UAPB's Marcus Terrell had 126 yards and a touchdown passing and added 77 yards and a TD rushing.
Stillman 18, Concordia-Selma 15 - Li'John Corder's two fourth quarter TDs lifted Stillman in a game dominated by two good defenses.
Tuskegee 27, Albany State 14 - Kevin Lacey's 79-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter lifted Tuskegee to a late lead while Ricky Norris' 95-yard interception return for a touchdown sealed the win for the Golden Tigers.  Albany State falls to 0-2 after falling to Valdosta State last week.
Fort Valley State 50, Lane 38 - In a wild game, Fort Valley State's two fourth quarter touchdowns in the game's final five minutes erased an early fourth quarter, 2-point deficit. Otis Brown led FVSU with 18 yards passing and a touchdown and 78 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Lane's ground game was completely on point - they rushed for 435 yards. Lane Quarterback Marcus Reynolds ran for 239 and two TDs and threw for 105 and another touchdown. Courtney Bass ran for 133 yards and a touchdown for Lane.
West Georgia 33, Miles 7 - Dallas Dickey threw for 214 yards and a touchdown while Aares McCall ran for 101 yards and a touchdown to lead West Georgia's easy win over Miles. West Georgia rolled up 457 yards of offense.


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