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In the first meeting in 20 years for Division II SIAC power Tuskegee (3-0) and FCS MEAC squad Florida A&M (0-3), the two teams went back and forth, with the biggest lead coming after two Dalton Hall field goals put Tuskegee up 6-0 in the first quarter.
Lacey's touchdown was followed by a Florida A&M drive that had the potential to be a game-winner. But Florida A&M receiver Kevin Troutman fumbled the ball away on the Tuskegee 35, basically ending the game after the Golden Tigers recovered and salted away the win.
Florida A&M struggled on the ground against the Tuskegee defense, with only 37 yards rushing. Quarterback Kenneth Coleman was the FAMU offense, passing for 162 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 29 yards. Quavon Taylor led the Tuskegee defense, which only allowed 169 yards of offense to FAMU, with seven unassisted tackles
Virginia Union 37, Winston-Salem State 14 - William Stanback rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns while Shawheem Dowdy threw for 212 yards and two touchdowns to lead Virginia Union (1-2, 1-0 CIAA) to a surprisingly easy 37-14 over Winston-Salem State (1-2, 0-1 CIAA). Dowdy and Stanback each had two touchdowns in a first half that put the game out of reach at 27-7. WSSU moved the ball, but was riddled by turnovers. Quarterback Rod Tinsley threw for 235 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 80 yards. But he threw three interceptions.
UNC Pembroke 38, Shaw 19 - Eight turnovers - three fumbles and five interceptions - pretty much sunk Shaw's upset bid of UNC Pembroke (3-0). Shaw (0-3) was up 13-10 at halftime before giving up 21 answered points on just 13 plays. Quarterback Daron Downing led Shaw with 90 yards rushing, mainly on the 72-yard TD run he had to open the scoring.
Elizabeth City State 35, Morehouse 30 - Daquan Neal threw for 194 yards and four touchdowns and led Elizabeth City State (1-2) with 48 yards rushing to lead ECSU to the win over Morehouse (2-1). Morehouse was up 14-0 in the second quarter, but ECSU scored 28 unanswered to salt away the win. David Smith had nine tackles, a sack and three tackles for loss for Morehouse.
Morehead State 56, Lincoln (Pa) 6 - Austin Gahafer threw for 258 yards and three touchdowns and Ryan Watkins added two touchdowns rushing as FCS Morehead State (1-2) piled up 514 yards offense on Lincoln (Pa) (1-2). Lincoln (Pa) had only 140 yards of offense, just 16 of them rushing. Deon Miller had 13 tackles for Lincoln (Pa) with Jabari Thomas 10.
Virginia State 20, Kentucky State 7 - Kavon Bellamy rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns to lead Virginia State (3-0) win over Kentucky State (0-3, 0-1 SIAC). VSU won despite only passing for 12 yards all day. The Virginia State defense continued their stellar play as they've only allowed 9, 10 and 7 points in three games this season. Myrthel Stewart Jr. led the Kentucky State defense with 14 tackles. Travon Spencer and Rodriguez Jones both added 11.
Chowan 35, West Florida 28 - Randall Dixon threw for nearly 400 yards and two touchdowns, including a 4-yarder in the fourth quarter to lead Chowan (2-1) to the win over NAIA West Florida (2-1). West Florida scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to tie the game before Dixon's winning pass early in the fourth quarter. Tyrone Carter caught 11 passes for 188 yards and TD while Tyree Lee added 139 yards and two touchdowns rushing. West Florida was led by Kaleb Nobles and his 398 yards and three TDs passing with receivers Anas Hasic (9 receptions, 190 yards, 3 TDs) and Ishmel Morrow (12 catches, 161 yards, 1 TD) having huge days.
Elon 26, Fayetteville State 3 - FCS Elon (1-2) shut down the Fayetteville State (0-3) offense - the Broncos only had 60 yards passing - as they easily won. Daniel Thompson, who is replacing Elon's No. 1 quarterback Connor Christiansen who is out for the season, threw for 173 yards and a touchdown for a balanced Elon offense. Seth Johnson had 11 tackles for Fayetteville State.
Central Connecticut State 44, Bowie State 35 - Bowie State (1-2) went head-to-head with FCS Central Connecticut State (1-2) but fell just short. Brenden Lytton rushed for 99 yards and three touchdowns while Cameron Nash added 116 yards and a TD on the ground to lead CCSU to the win. Bowie State quarterback Amir Hall had a big day as he threw for 418 yards and three touchdowns. Nyme Manns caught 12 of those passes for 150 yards and a touchdown. While CCSU was more balanced on offense, Bowie State only had 13 yards rushing.
Wofford 59, Johnson C. Smith 0 - FCS team Wofford (3-0) overpowered Johnson C. Smith (0-3) as Lorenzo Long's 127 yards and three TDs rushing led a Wofford ground attack that piled up 330 yards. The Golden Bulls, on the other hand, rushed for only 18. Johnson C. Smith hasn't scored since week one when they scored 28 in a loss to Wingate. The bright spots for JCSU were Basir Wright and Kahj Huitt who both had 12 tackles for the Golden Bulls.
Davidson 38, Livingstone 12 - FCS Davidson (2-1) forced four first half Livingstone (1-2) turnovers, including a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown and an in interception also returned for a TD in getting the win. Davidson quarterback Stockton McGuire threw for 124 yards and a TD while Keylan Brown's 78 yards and a TD led the Davidson rushing attack. Bryan Digsby led Livingstone with 201 yards and a touchdown passing. The Davidson defense also had six sacks.
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North Carolina Central 65, St. Augustine's 7 - Malcolm Bell threw for 270 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another to lead North Carolina Central (1-2) to an easy win over Division II CIAA St. Augustine's (0-3). Dorrel McClain rushed for 130 yards and two TDs as the Eagles rolled up 676 yards of offense. D.J. Johnson led St. Augustine's with 193 yards and a touchdown passing. H also led SAU with 26 yards rushing.
Clemson 59, South Carolina State 0 - In what is probably one of the most frustrating blowouts for Buddy Pough, everything went wrong for South Carolina State (0-3), including one of the most embarrassing touchdowns ever. You can see it here https://twitter.com/darrenrovell/status/777196268976279552. How close was it not? Both coaches agreed to shorten the third and fourth quarters to 12 minutes each instead of 15 minutes each. SCSU had 54 yards passing and 48 rushing. Clemson had 555 yards of offense. Clemson has beaten South Carolina State in each of their four meetings, scoring at least 54 points in each and only allowing them to score in one of those games.
Hampton 34, Howard 7 - Howard's scoring woes continue as they remain winless in three games. Howard (0-3, 0-1 MEAC) has been outscored 134-34 so far this season. Saturday, Hampton (1-2, 1-0 MEAC) broke open a 7-0 game by erupting for 24 points in the third quarter. Jaylian Williamson led Hampton with 198 yards and one touchdown passing. Howard was paced by running backs Jason Collins and Anthony Philyaw who combined for 181 yards rushing and a touchdown.
William & Mary 35, Norfolk State 10 - Albert Funderburke rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns to lead William & Mary (2-1) to the victory over Norfolk State (1-2). Funderburke led a rushing attack that had 277 yards on the day. Greg Hankerson led Norfolk State with 125 yards passing and 43 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Tulsa 58, North Carolina A&T 21 - A week after North Carolina A&T (2-1) defeated FBS team Kent State, the Aggies had problems stopping another FBS team in Tulsa (2-1). North Carolina A&T had two blocked punts, two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, in the game's first 20 minutes. Tulsa's Dane Evans threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns with Keevan Lewis caught all three TD passes and totaled 119 yards receiving. Justin Hobbs caught seven passes for 114 yards. Elijah Bell caught five passes for 101 yards and a touchdown to lead A&T. Lamar Raynard threw for a touchdown and ran for another for North Carolina A&T.
Benedict 42, Central State 6 - George Meyers Jr. rushed for 235 yards and a touchdown and quarterback Philip Brown rushed for two TDs to lead Benedict (2-1, 1-0 SIAC) to an easy win over Central State (0-3, 0-2 SWAC). Benedict rushed for 333 yards on the CSU defense. Central State's De'Michael Jackson rushed for 107 yards while quarterback Lavon Meeks threw for 184 yards and a touchdown.
Fort Valley State 37, Clark Atlanta 31 - Fort Valley State (1-2, 1-2 SIAC) erased a fourth quarter, two touchdown deficit and then got a Chancey Jackson 1-yard TD run in the third overtime to defeat Clark Atlanta (1-2, 1-2 SIAC). Domontay Jones threw a 9-yard TD pass to Otis Brown with five minutes left in the game and then on the next CAU series, Brian Walker picked off a Dashawn Blow pass and returned it 35 yards for the game-tying TD. Jones three three TD passes for FVSU while Blow threw two touchdown passes and rushed for another.
Lane 46, Langston 44 -
Albany State 24, Southeastern University 2 - In a game that was ended midway through the third quarter because of weather, Caleb Edmonds threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns to lead Albany State (1-2, to the win over NAIA Southeastern (1-1). Nick Scott had six tackles and two interceptions for the Albany State defense.
Southern 64, Alabama State 6 - Austin Howard threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns and Lenard Tillery rushed for 124 yards to lead Southern (1-2, 1-0 SWAC) to an easy win over Alabama State (0-3, 0-1). Howard's three TD passes went to Willie Quinn who caught four balls for 178 yards. Quinn also returned a punt 73 yards for a touchdown and threw a 30-yard touchdown pass.
Grambling 35, Jackson State 14 - The Grambling (1-1, 1-0 SWAC) defense got two big turnovers for touchdowns - a Joseph McWilliams 62-yard interception return in the first half and Donovan McCray had a 51-yard fumble recovery for a TD - as they G-Men cruised to a win over Jackson State (0-3, 0-1 SWAC). Devante Kincaide threw for 227 yards and a TD for Grambling, with Chad Williams catching seven of those balls for 131 yards and a touchdown. Arkez Cooper had eight tackles, two sacks and forced a fumble for the Grambling defense.
Texas Southern 31, Mississippi Valley State 0 - Averion Hurts threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns and the Texas Southern (1-2, 1-1 SWAC) defene limited Mississippi Valley State (0-3, 0-1) to minus-10 yards rushing to get the shutout. Tyler Cook rushed for a TD and cautght a touchdown pass. Sean Jones led the TSU defense with ten tackles, three and a half for losses, and a sack. Ladrelan Cheatham was the star on defense for MVSU with 11 tackles and 1.5 sacks of three Delta Devils sacks on the day.
West Virginia Wesleyan 35, West Virginia State 14 -
Indiana (Pa) 55, Cheyney 0 -
Quincy 40, Lincoln (Mo) 14 -