Saturday, October 8, 2016

Ayers' Three TDs and Bellamy's Two Touchdowns Lead Virginia State Past Elizabeth City State


The Virginia State running game did what they do best, as Kavon Bellamy rushed for 147 yards and two touchdowns and Trenton Cannon had 91 yards and a TD as the Trojans held off Elizabeth City State 44-38 Friday night. 

Virginia State (5-1, 2-1 CIAA)  Bellamy, Cannon and quarterback Tarian Ayers helped the Trojans run out to a 44-16 lead by early in the fourth quarter as Ayers also threw two touchdowns and ran for another score. 

But Elizabeth City State (2-4, 1-2 CIAA) made things interesting late, with 22-fourth quarter points. Quarterback Daquan Neal accounted for two rushing touchdowns during that span.  He finished with 275 yards and two touchdowns passing and led his team in rushing with 75 yards and two TDs. 

ECSU had two defenders who finished with double digit tackles - Jaquil Johnson (12 tackles) and Miacah Cooper (11 tackles).  VSU's Geo Feggins had 11 stops, a sack and two tackles for losses. 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Today's Full Schedule and Previews of HBCU Football Games



Central State at Miles - As good as Miles is, they have a few bugaboos - one is rushing defense.  They rank sixth in the SIAC, giving up 117 yards a game.  That's not good news as what Central State does best is run the football, Behind De'Michael Jackson's conference leading 120 yards rushing a game, they are second in the SIAC in rushing offense. While CSU moves the ball well, but they don't score much, averaging nearly 12 points a game.  Miles, on the other hand, averages 24.5 points a game and Central State gives us a little more than that each game.

Morehouse vs. Tuskegee - Tuskegee is coming in on a roll as they are undefeated and Morehouse on the other hand blew a big lead to lose at Clark Atlanta last week an has lost two straight as they head into the toughest part of their schedule.  This week the top Division II HBCU team in the country. Next week, Albany State. Tuskegee has won 11 of the past 12 meetings -- the last five straight - between these two teams.

Benedict at Lane - Benedict is looking to regain some of their mojo after they were blanked by FCS Gardner Webb last week. Before that, they looked good in defeating Fort Valley State and Central State.  Lane lost a tough game at Lincoln (Mo) last week, but they have an even bigger issue - scoring. In three of their losses this year, they've averaged just a little over nine points a game.  That's not good news this week as Benedict has been one the SIAC's better defensive scoring teams this year.

Kentucky State at Fort Valley State - It doesn't sound nice, but Kentucky State is having a rough year. They rank last in defense and offense in the SIAC. This game comes at a good time for Fort Valley State, a team has won only once this season and has sputtered offensively in recent weeks. Quarterback Demontay James has had a decent season so far, as he has thrown seven touchdown passes and averages 156 yards passing a game.


Alcorn State at Alabama A&M - Who would have thought this would be a battle of two one-win teams? Alcorn State is the surprise in that equation as their offense has not been the machine that they've been in previous years. They average 391 points a game, but score 23 points a game, down from what they are used to. They also are second to the bottom in total defense in the SWAC.  The worst team in total defense?  Alabama A&M But Alabama A&M rides an offense that is buoyed by quarterback D'Angelo Ballard and running back Jordan Bentley.

Alabama State at Prairie View A&M - Alabama State is visiting a Prairie View A&M team that is smarting from a big SWAC matchup with Grambling last week, a game that they lost. Alabama State won their first game of the season last week over a not-so-great Arkansas-Pine Bluff team.  This week's competition will be much better. PVAM quarterback Trey Green is having a solid season with more than 1,000 yards and seven TDs for an offense that averages 28 points a game. ASU's pass defense ranks near the bottom of the SWAC so far this season. But the Hornets run game is solid with Khalid Thomas averaging 84 yards a game.

Mississippi Valley State at Montana - It could be a tough day for Mississippi Valley State as they visit Montana. The Delta Devils are having a tough season in which they have been the SWAC worst offense.  They will need more than the 13 points a game that they average so far. Montana is 3-1 and has scored at least 40 points in three of their four games this season. Quarterback Brady Guftason has thrown for 1,304 yards and ten touchdowns so far this season.


Fayetteville State at Shaw - Both of these teams are looking for their first win of the season. Fayetteville State has had a tough schedule so far as they've played an FCS team and four really strong Division II teams.  Shaw's schedule hasn't been much easier, but they've given up 42 points a game while averaging just 13.  Fayetteville State is a little better when it comes to those stats - they give up 29.8 points a game and average around 13 points a game themselves.

Lincoln (Pa) at Virginia Union - It's been a rough past few weeks for Lincoln (Pa). They've given up 51-plus twice in blowout losses and had a tough 35-31 loss to St. Augustine's.  Still, they are a decent scoring team, with quarterback Jason Epps and Justin White averaging a little over 200 yards passing a game with a total of six passing touchdowns.  Virginia Union gives up that much passing a game, but they feature a potent one-two punch on offense with quarterback Shawheem Dowdy (206.3 yards a game, 10 touchdowns) and running back William Stanback (135 yards per game, eight touchdowns).

Winston-Salem State at Johnson C. Smith - After a slow start, Winston-Salem State has looked strong in their last two games, blowing out Virginia State and Lincoln (Pa). Running back Te'Vaughn Hurse has been unstoppable in both of those games, rushing for 187 yards against VSU and 121 yards against Lincoln (Pa). That's not good news for a Johnson C. Smith team that has not been able to stop the rush.  They give up an average of 269 rushing yards a game.

St. Augustine's at Livingstone (Sunday) - Livingstone is not scoring much.  They have the lowest scoring offense in the CIAA with 11.8 points per game. The most they've scored in a game besides the 28 they put up against NAIA Edward Waters is 13 against Chowan.  St. Augustine's is not much better, but their main issue is defense.  They give up an average of 51 points a game. Granted, they've played the likes of North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central in blowout losses.  But they've also given up 35 to Lincoln (Pa).


Monmouth at Howard - Howard is in better spirits after getting their first win of the season last week in beating Norfolk State.After struggling on offense early, the Bison have picked up the pace, averaging 26 points a game in their last two contests. Quarterback Kalen Johnson has been solid in both games. Monmouth is 3-2 and won in overtime last week against Fordham. They feature a balanced offensive attack with sophomore Cody Williams and receiver Reggie White Jr. turning out to be a potent combination.  They also have two running backs, Lavon Chaney and Ed Royds who have combined for 500 yards and six TDs so far this season.

Bethune-Cookman at South Carolina State - RESCHEDULED FOR NOV. 26 DUE TO HURRICANE MATTHEW

Hampton at Delaware State - Delaware State ranks at or near the bottom offense and defense in the MEAC. Their pass defense is second to last, something Hampton will look to exploit.  Hampton's Jaylien Williamson is the MEAC's top passer with 242 yards a game. They also have one of the conference's top rushers in Yahkee Johnson who averages 64 yards a game.

Florida A&M at North Carolina Central - North Carolina Central quarterback Malcolm Bell surely wont take Florida A&M for granted this week, despite the Rattlers only having one win this season (and thats over Savannah State). FAMU has the MEAC's stingiest pass defense as they give up just 162 yards a game through the air.  Still, Bell leads the MEAC's second best pass offense that has accumulated 1,188 yards (most in the MEAC) and nine touchdowns so far this season



Tennessee State at Eastern Illinois - This is a big Ohio Valley Conference game for these two teams.  Both are ranked among the nation's top 25 FCS teams with Tennessee State (5-0) at No. 25 and Eastern Illinois (3-2) at No. 19.  EIU has beaten TSU eight times in their last 11 meetings including an overtime win last year.  TSU is in their second game with Ronald Butler at quarterback after he replaced O'Shay Ackerman Carter who is out for the season. EIU lost last week, snapping a three-game winning streak as their offense was shut down by Southeast Missouri State.

Lock Haven at Cheyney -

St. Joseph's at Lincoln (Mo) -

Texas College at Lyon -

West Virginia State at Notre Dame College -

Webber International at Edward Waters -

Elizabeth City State Visits Virginia State in Game Moved Up a Day Because of Hurricane Matthew


Don't let Elizabeth City State's 2-3 overall record fool you.  This group of Vikings who visit Virginia State for a rare Friday night contest are a lot better than their schedule has indicated.  The game was moved up a day due to the pending Hurricane Matthew.

The Vikings (2-3, 1-1 CIAA) have won two of their last three games, losing two weeks ago only by three to Johnson C. Smith.  In fact, Elizabeth City State has been in every game, except for a blowout by FCS Fordham.

They are led by dual threat quarterback Daquan Neal, who has thrown for eight touchdowns and nearly 200 yards a game and leads Elizabeth City State in rushing with five TDs and 44 yards rushing a game.

Running the football is exactly what Virginia State (4-1, 1-1) does best.  The Trojans lead the CIAA in rushing with 232 yards a game, led by the running back duo of Kavon Bellamy and Trenton Cannon. Both have rushed for five TDs this season.

This game will come down to defense, which Virginia State has plenty of.  The Trojans only allow 12 points a game so far and have only allowed three touchdowns on defense.  Bryant Frazier has 6.5 sacks this season, along with 12.5 tackles for losses. Geo Feggins leads the team with 45 tackles this season and has three sacks.

Micah Cooper leads an Elizabeth City State unit that has allowed 37 points and 401 yards of offense a game.  Cooper has 39 tackles and a sack while Jerrell Timmons has made 30 tackles, forced a fumble and sacked quarterbacks twice this season.

Johnathan McCrary's Late 48-Yard TD Pass Lifts Clark Atlanta Over Shorter 27-23


Johnathan McCrary's 48-yard touchdown to Johnathan Sanders with 1:13 left in the game as Clark Atlanta erased a 16-point, second half deficit for a come-from behind 27-23 win over winless Shorter College Thursday.

McCrary's touchdown pass was his second in a second half where Clark Atlanta (4-2) scored 20-unanswered points to get the win over Shorter (0-6).

Shorter's Tyler Pullum threw for a touchdown and rushed for another to help Shorter get out to a 23-7 lead early in the third quarter.

McCrary, a Vanderbilt transfer, led CAU with 269 yards and two TDs and also rushed for 45 yards. Jacob Michael had ten tackles to lead the CAU defense. Pullum led Shorter with 249 yards passing and also ran for 46 yards. Jevarius Jones had a big day for the Shorter defense with 12 tackles, ten of them solo, 1.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for losses.

Amir Hall Throws Two TD Passes to Lead Bowie State to a 21-14 Win Over Chowan

Amir Hall threw two first half touchdown passes as Bowie State held off Chowan 21-14 Thursday in a battle of two of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's better teams so far this season.

Chowan's Edwin Thomas muffed a punt in the first quarter and two plays later, Hall threw a 10-yard
TD pass to Jordan Garrison . Hall added a 20-yard touchdown pass to Deron Smith in the second quarter while Brandon Abrams added a short touchdown run to give Bowie State (4-2, 3-0 CIAA) a 21-0 lead midway through the second quarter.

Chowan (4-2, 2-1 CIAA) didn't allow Bowie State to score again and got then got a 39-yard Randall Dixon touchdown pass just before halftime and then a 36-yarder midway through the fourth quarter to pull within seven.   Chowan got one more chance late in the fourth quarter but the Bowie State defense held as the Hawks could only reach midfield.

Chowan actually outgained Bowie State 370 yards to 269. Chowan also had nine penalties for 133 yards.  Bowie State also converted an Edwin Thomas first quarter fumble into a touchdown for their first score.

Tyree Lee had a big night on the ground for Chowan as he rushed for 158 yards on 30 carries.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Tarik Cohen Becomes MEAC All-Time Leading Rusher in North Carolina A&T's 35-0 Win Over Norfolk State

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Tarik Cohen had his second straight 200-yard plus rushing game, this time rushing for 200 yards and becoming the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference career rushing leader, to lead North Carolina A&T to a 35-0 shutout win over Norfolk State Thursday.

Cohen's 62-yard third quarter touchdown run broke the MEAC career rushing record that had been held by William Ford who rushed for 4,672 yards for South Carolina State from 2006-2009.  Cohen now has 4,701 yards with six games remaining.

North Carolina A&T (4-1, 2-0 MEAC) held Norfolk State (1-5, 0-3 MEAC) to only 137 yards of offense with NSU quarterback Greg Hankerson throwing for 111 yards and rushing for 26.  The Spartans have now lost five in a row after an opening-week win over Division II Elizabeth City State.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Tennessee State, Tuskegee Top Season's First ADD'S HBCU SPORTS REPORT FCS and Division II Top Ten Polls.


Now that all of the money games in which the small schools play meat for the much larger schools around the country are pretty much over, we can now start to see who really is better than whom in the HBCU football world.

In the first week of this year's ADD'S HBCU SPORTS REPORT FCS and Division II Top Ten HBCU football polls, undefeated Tennessee State and Tuskegee lead the way so far.

Tennessee State (4-0, 1-0 OVC) breezed through the HBCU portion of their schedule and got a late win over Ohio Valley Conference foe Tennessee-Martin Saturday.  But the Tigers are rallying around quarterback Ronald Butler who is replacing O'Shea Ackerman-Carter because of injury for the rest of the season.

They are followed closely by North Carolina A&T (3-1, 2-0 MEAC), who's only loss is to FBS Tulsa but has defeated FBS Kent State, and Grambling (3-1, 3-0 SWAC), a team that nearly pulled off a huge upset when they took FBS Arizona to the wire earlier this season.

In Division II, Tuskegee (5-0, 3-0 SIAC) easily tops the poll as they have some very impressive wins already this season, over FCS Florida A&M, a talented Albany State team and nationally-ranked UNC-Pembroke.

Behind them are four CIAA teams that could very well be tied at this point - Bowie State, Virginia State, Virginia Union and Chowan.

Here are the complete FCS and Division II ADD'S HBCU SPORTS REPORT HBCU Top Ten football polls for this week:


1) Tennessee State (4-0)
2) North Carolina A&T (3-1. 2-0 MEAC)
3) Grambling (3-1, 3-0 SWAC)
4) Southern (2-2, 2-0 SWAC)
5) Prairie View A&M (3-2, 3-1 SWAC)
6) North Carolina Central (3-2, 2-0 MEAC)
7) Texas Southern (3-2, 3-1 SWAC)
8) Morgan State (2-2, 2-0 MEAC)
9) South Carolina State (1-3, 1-0 MEAC)
10) Jackson State (2-3, 2-1 SWAC)


1) Tuskegee (5-0, 3-0 SIAC)
2) Bowie State (3-2, 2-0 CIAA)
3) Virginia State (4-1, 1-1 CIAA)
4) Virginia Union (3-2, 2-0 CIAA)
5) Chowan (4-1, 2-0 CIAA)
6) Winston-Salem State (3-2, 2-0 CIAA)
7) Benedict (3-2, 2-0 SIAC)
8) Clark Atlanta (3-2, 2-2 SIAC)
9) Albany State (2-3, 1-1 SIAC)
10) Lane (3-2, 1-1 SIAC)

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.