Sunday, October 2, 2016

Here Is Your Final Look At All The Scores and Recaps from October 1 HBCU Football Action


(Photo by Sam Jordan/TSU athletics)
Tennessee State 34, Tennessee-Martin 30 - Tennessee State (4-0, 1-0 OVC) outscored Tennessee-Martin (2-3, 0-1 OVC) 17-14 in a furious fourth quarter, capped by a game-winning Ronald Butler to Patrick Smith 9-yard touchdown pass with 18 seconds remaining to get the win. Butler, in his first game replacing O'Shay Ackerman-Carter who is out for the season, threw for 223 yards and three touchdowns, two of them to Smith. UT-Martin's Troy Cook threw for 318 yards and four TDs, but also three interceptions.

Lincoln (Mo) 12, Lane 9 - Alex Templeton kicked four field goals, including the game-winner with two seconds remaining, to give Lincoln (Mo) (1-4) their first win of the season.  Lane (3-2) loses their second game in a row, again struggling to score.  Marcus Reynolds had a 68-yard TD run in the first half, which was the bulk of the 103 yards he had rushing. Running back Marcus Holiday ran for 93 yards for Lane.  Lane had five sacks on the day, two by Whitney Richardson. Lincoln (Mo) was led Antwon Hoard, who had ten tackles and forced and recovered a fumble.

Edward Waters at Southeastern - After a three hour delay, the game was postponed due to bad weather.

Arizona Christian 34, Langston 10 - Gerrit Groenwold threw for 324 yards and two touchdowns as Arizona Christian (2-2) handed Langston (2-2) their second consecutive defeat.  Christian Mines had 12 tackles and forced a fumble for Langston. Arizona Christian led by as many as 25 points. Mark Wright led Langston with 219 yards passing and added 65 yards rushing.

Bacone 35, Texas College 26 - Trey Seward threw for 241 yards and three touchdowns as Bacone (2-3, 1-1 CSFL) held off Texas College (0-4, 0-1 CSFL).  Texas College had 13 third quarter points to pull to within two at 28-26.  But Seward ran a three-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Johnnie Thomas rushed for 210 yards on 28 carries for Bacone. Texas College was led by Sean Still who threw for 233 yards and two touchdowns. Curtez Griffin caught eight passes for 133 yards and two TDs.

East Strousdburg 54, Cheyney 12 - Robert Healy rushed for 108 yards and three touchdowns to lead East Stroudsburg (3-2, 1-1 PSAC) to an easy win over Cheyney (1-4, 0-2 PSAC).  Cheyney's running game was good as they rushed for 250 yards. Erik Heller led them with 92 yards and a touchdown with Devin Miller adding 79.

Virginia-Wise 39, West Virginia State 37 - A wild back-and-forth fourth quarter ended with Trent Martin kicking a 28-yard field goal with one second left to give UVA-Wise (3-2, 2-2 MEC) the win over West Virginia State (1-4, 1-4 MEC). WVSU led 24-23 when the fourth quarter began, but Martin kicked three fourth quarter field goals and Zachary Blair returned an interception 82 yards for a touchdown to give UVA-Wise the push. Brycen Lee threw for 423 yards and two touchdowns for UVA-Wise.  West Virginia State was led by Austin Hensley who threw for 494 yards and four touchdowns.


Arkanssas 52, Alcorn State 10 - In a result that wasn't much of a surprise, Austin Allen threw for 206 yards and three touchdowns, Devwah Whaley (135 yards, 1 TD) and Rawleigh Williams (126 yards) each had big rushing days as FBS SEC Arkansas (4-1) picked up the easy win over Alcorn State (1-3). Noah Johnson, who rushed for 95 yards, had Alcorn State's only touchdown, a 12-yard run. Arkansas had 559 yards of total offense and didn't punt all day.  Daniel Franklin had 11 tackles for Alcorn State.

Alabama State 41, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 21 - Khalid Thomas rushed for 143 yards and two touchdowns while Quenterris Toppings added a touchdown rushing and two passing to lead Alabama State (1-4, 1-3 SWAC) to a win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1-4, 1-2 SWAC).  UAPB actually outgained Alabama State 403 yards to 393 as quarterback Brandon Douglas had a big day with 380 yards and two touchdowns passing.  But he was sacked six times and UAPB only had 23 yards rushing.

Grambling 36, Prairie View A&M 16 - Grambling (3-1, 3-0 SWAC) withstood a 16-0 first quarter deficit to score 36 straight points to defeat Prairie View (3-2, 3-1 SWAC). Devante Kincaid threw for 207 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 90 yards and two TDS. Justin Kelly also had 117 yards and two TDs rushing.  Dawonya Tucker rushed for two touchdowns for PVAM while Trey Green threw for 207 yards and a touchdown.

Texas Southern 34, Alabama A&M 31 - Eric Medina's 51-yard field goal with no time remaining lifted Texas Southern (3-2, 3-1 SWAC) to the win over Alabama A&M (1-4, 1-3 SWAC).  In a back-and-forth game, Texas Southern tied the contest with 2:25 remaining on a Averion Hurts 5-yard TD run. Hurts threw for 256 yards and two TDs to go with his 55 yards and one TD rushing. Jordan Bentley led Alabama A&M with 114 yards and three TDs rushing.  De'Angelo Ballard had a big day passing for Alabama A&M with 309 yards and a touchdown.

Jackson State 16, Mississippi Valley State 14 - Thirteen unanswered second quarter points was all Jackson State (2-3, 2-1 SWAC) needed as they defeated Mississippi Valley State (0-5, 0-4 SWAC) in a low scoring affair. Jordan Johnson rushed for 114 yards to lead the JSU ground game while Brent Lyles, who's second quarter TD pass gave the Tigers the lead for good, threw for 162 yards and a TD. Austin Bray led MVSU with 164 yards and one touchdown passing.


Tuskegee 21, UNC Pembroke 16 - Tuskegee erased a 16-0 deficit with 21-fourth quarter points to defeat 21st ranked UNC Pembroke.  Jayjerian Craig rushed for an 8-yard touchdown followed by two Kevin Lacey to Desmond Reece touchdown passes.  The Tuskegee defense held UNC-Pembroke quarterback Patrick O'Brien to just 128 yards and one touchdown on the day. Quavon Taylor and Osband Thompson each had 13 tackles. Tuskegee is 5-0 for the first time since 2008.

Alderson Broaddus 33, Fort Valley State 9 - A tough Fort Valley State (1-4, 1-2 SIAC) season continued as Brandon Jones rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns to lead Alderson Broaddus to the win.  Fort Valley State only had 135 yards of total offense, with just 39 rushing. Mekall Yancie threw for 96 yards and a touchdown and ran for 35 yards to lead FVSU.

Clark Atlanta 37, Morehouse 36 - A 22-point Morehouse (2-3, 0-3 SIAC) lead midway through the third quarter evaporated as Johnathon McCrary threw four second half touchdowns to lead Clark Atlanta 3-2, 2-2 SIAC) to a win in the Battle of the Atlanta University Center.  The game's final straw was a 35-yard Carlos Saldana field goal with no time remaining to give CAU the win.  McCrary finished with 456 yards and five touchdowns passing.  Morehouse's Monquavious Johnson threw for 112 yards and a touchdown, but also had two interceptions.  He also rushed for two touchdowns.

Gardner-Webb 45, Benedict 0 - Kahlil Lewis rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns as FCS Gardner-Webb (2-3) blanked Benedict (3-2).  Gardner-Webb held Benedict to minus-1.6 yards per rushing.  Robert Cummings had 13 tackles for Benedict.

Kentucky Wesleyan 21, Central State 7 - DaMarcus Wood threw two second half touchdowns to Keelan Cole to lead a 21-point half as Kentucky Wesleyan (1-4) got their first win of the season over winless Central State (0-5).  Cole finished with five receptions for 155 yards and two TDs. De'Michael Jackson had a big day for Central State as he rushed for 150 yards. Moses Vines added 88 yards on the ground for CSU.  As a team they rushed for 314 yards and outgained Kentucky Wesleyan 401 yards to 208.

Albany State 35, Miles 33 - Caleb Edmonds finished 12-for-14 passing with 183 yards and a touchdown as Albany State (2-3, 1-1 SIAC) held off a fourth-quarter Miles (2-1, 1-2 SIAC) rally to win the game.  Miles' Jamarcus Nance ran a touchdown and caught a 15-yard TD from David Whipple to cap a 16-point fourth-quarter that made it close.  Whipple finished with 282 yards and two TDs passing and rushed for 43 yards and another score.


Morgan State 20, Delaware State 17 - Chris Andrews threw for 197 yards and two touchdowns as Morgan State (2-2, 2-0 MEAC) kept Delaware State (0-4, 0-1 MEAC) winless.  Mike Waters led Delaware State by rushing for 96 yards and a touchdown.  The Hornets rushed for 190 yards as a team.

Howard 33, Norfolk State 28 - Howard (1-4, 1-2 MEAC) scored 27 unanswered points and held off Norfolk State (1-4, 0-2 MEAC) to get their first win of the season.  Norfolk State quarterback Greg Hankerson threw two long touchdown passes and ran for another score for a 21-point Spartans first quarter.  But two Kalen Johnson touchdown passes and TD runs by Anthony Philyaw and Da'Vaun Johnson were enough to put Norfolk State away.  Hankerson finished with 366 yards and two touchdowns passing and two TDs rushing.  Philyaw led Howard with 115 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Florida A&M 19, Savannah State 14 - Freshman Ryan Stanley threw for 230 yards and touchdown in his first while Jacques Bryant ended Savannah State's potentially game-winning drive with an interception as Florida A&M (1-4, 1-1 MEAC) got their first win of the season.  Savannah State (1-3, 1-1 MEAC) was looking for their first back-to-back wins as a MEAC member and their first back-to-back wins over an opponent after defeating FAMU last season.  Florida A&M outgained Savannah State 450 yards to 213.

North Carolina Central 31, Bethune-Cookman 14 - Malcolm Bell threw two touchdowns and ran for another as North Carolina Central (3-2, 2-0 MEAC) scored 24 unanswered points to defeat Bethune-Cookman (0-4, 0-2 MEAC).   Bell finished wth 295 yards passing while Ramone Simpson led the Eagles running game with 116 yards and a TD.  BCU's Frank Brown caught six passes for 109 yards and a touchdown to lead BCU.


Elizabeth City State 28, Shaw 21 - DaQuan Neal's 15-yard run late in the fourth quarter lifted Elizabeth City State (2-3, 1-1 CIAA) to a close win over Shaw (0-5, 0-2 CIAA). Neal finished with 201 yards and two TDs passing to go with his 45 yards and one TD rushing.  Darron Downing led Shaw with 193 yards and two touchdowns passing.

Virginia Union 50, St. Augustine's 21 - Virginia Union (3-2, 3-0 CIAA) won their third straight game as Shawheem Dowdy threw for 247 yards and five TDs in their win over St. Augustine's (1-4, 1-1 CIAA).  William Stanback had a big day on the ground with 159 yards and a touchdown rushing. SAU was led by D.J. Johnson who threw for 308 yards and two TDs passing and 60 yards rushing.

Bowie State 37, Fayetteville State 3 - Amir Hall threw for 422 yards and touchdown and Robert Chesson rushed for 88 yards and three touchdowns as Bowie State (3-2, 2-0 CIAA) easily defeated Fayetteville State (0-5, 0-2 CIAA).  The Bulldogs rolled up 581 yards of offense while only allowing FSU 164. Stevie Green rushed for 78 yards for FSU.

Virginia State 47, Livingstone 0 - Trenton Cannon rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns to lead a Virginia State (4-1, 1-1 CIAA)  rushing offense that accounted for 242 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Trojans to an easy win over Livingstone (1-4, 0-2 CIAA). Tarian Ayers added 93 yards and a touchdown passing.  Thaddeus Bell led Livingstone with 159 yards passing, but threw two interceptions including one that was returned 70 yards for a touchdown by Trevon Bryon.

Winston-Salem State 51, Lincoln (Pa) 10 - Kerrion Moore rushed for 179 yards and three touchdowns on just nine carries to lead Winston-Salem State (3-2, 1-1 CIAA) over Lincoln (Pa) (1-4, 0-2 CIAA).  Te'Vaughn Hurse added 121 yards and touchdown rushing.  WSSU rushed for 406 yards on the day.  Stephen Scott had the only TD for Lincoln (Pa), a 3-yard run in the first quarter.

Chowan 47, Johnson C. Smith 14 - Randall Dixon threw for 404 yards and five touchdowns to lead Chowan (4-1, 2-0 CIAA) to the win over Johnson C. Smith (1-4, 1-1 CIAA).  Tyree Lee had a big day on the ground for Chowan, rushing for 191 yards and two touchdowns. JCSU's quarterback Harold Herbin accounted for both of their touchdowns, one passing and one rushing. He threw for 140 yards, but had two interceptions and was sacked three times.

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