Saturday, November 11, 2017

SIAC and CIAA Championship Games Today; Full Schedule of HBCU Football


It's championship Saturday in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

Tuskegee at Fort Valley State - 2 p.m. Eastern (ESPN3)

In the SIAC today, Tuskegee visits Fort Valley State in the SIAC Championship game.  The Golden Tigers (8-2, 6-0 SIAC) overcame a couple of bad bumps in the road earlier in the season (a loss to Albany State that didnt count in the conference standings, and a 61-0 blowout at the hands of Findlay), to win their last six games.  The last one was a 50-20 defeat of Miles to give the SIAC West championship and a chance to win their 31st SIAC title.

Fort Valley State's record - 5-4 - may now seem gaudy, but they were most imporantly 5-1 in the SIAC this year.  They won four of their last five, with the loss coming to Albany State a week after they claimed the SIAC East title. 

The other thing: Fort Valley State is the defending SIAC champ, having defeated Kentucky State 33-30 in last year's title game. 

"Last year, we inherited some seniors who were really hungry and really looking for a new direction, so that helped us," said FVSU head coach Kevin Porter to the Macon Telegraph.  "This year, we have just grown into it, trying to play better each week."

Fort Valley State sports the SIAC's top scoring offense (27.2 points per game) and second best total offense.  They are led by quarterback Slade Jarman, who has thrown for 1,530 yards and 14 TDs this season. 

Tuskegee on the other hand is ranked fourth in total defense (just ahead of FVSU) and allow just 19 points a game as the SIAC's second-best in scoring defense. 

That unit is led by linebacker Osband Thompson, who was named the SIAC's Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.  Thompson is second in the nation in tackles.  Also, the Tuskegee defense hasn't allowed more than 200 yards passing in their last six games.

Kickoff is at 2 p.m. EST and the game is on ESPN3.

Fayetteville State vs. Virginia State - 4:30 p.m. Eastern (ESPN3) 

At the beginning of the season, this probably wasn't the CIAA championship game that everyone expected.  Bowie State lost to Virginia State and Fayetteville State defeated Winston-Salem State.

So now the FSU Broncos (6-4, 5-2 CIAA) will take on a Virginia State team that is undefeated at 9-0, 7-0 in CIAA play. 

A little over a month ago, Fayetteville State was 1-4 and didn't look much like they were going to any championship game.  But things changed drastically after a 64-31 loss to Bowie State.  The Broncos won five straight games, including last weekend's nail-biter over Winston-Salem State that put them into the championship game.

"Early on, we lost those heartbreakers, but then we started winning those heartbrekers and breaking other people's hearts," said FSU head coach Richard Hayes to the Fayetteville Observer.  "It's just been our year.  Things fell our way and we'll take it."

The Broncos average 30 points a game and are led by a young core - sophomore running back Stevie Green (1,113 yards and 14 TDs rushing) and freshman quarterback Richard Latimer (1,074 yards and six TDs passing).

Virginia State has been a bit more straight-forward.  The Trojans have averaged 43 points a game in steamrolling through their schedule this year.  That includes a huge 47-35 win over Bowie State that for all intents and purposes was the CIAA North title game.

Their offense is led by dual-threat quarterback Corderial Cook (1,353 yards and nine TDs passing, 662 yards and 17 touchdowns rushing) and star running back Trenton Cannon, who has rumbled for 1,387 yards and 14 touchdowns this season. He was named the CIAA's Offensive Player of the Year this week. 

Kickoff is at 4:30 p.m. Eastern and the game will be on ESPN3.

Here is the rest of today's slate of HBCU football games:


Norfolk State at Howard
Savannah State at North Carolina A&T
Hampton at South Carolina State
Morgan State at Delaware State
Bethune-Cookman at North Carolina Central


Jackson State at Alabama A&M
Arkanasas-Pine Bluff at Prairie View A&M
Mississippi Valley State at Alcorn State
Southern at Texas Southern
Grambling at Alabama State


Langson at Wayland Baptist
Lyon at Texas College
Edinboro at Cheyney
Lincoln (Mo) at Southwest Baptist
West Virginia State at West Virginia Wesleyan
Southeast Missouri at Tennessee State

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Fayetteville State Defeats WSSU to Earn CIAA Title Game Berth; Tuskegee Wins SIAC Title Game Spot; Recaps of ALL HBCU Football Games


Fayetteville State will make their first Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association football championship game appearance next week after they erased a 15-point, second-half deficit to defeat Winston-Salem State for the first time since 2004, 23-22.

The Broncos (6-4, 5-2 CIAA, 5-0 CIAA South) will be making their first championship game appearance since 2009 when they defeated Bowie State.  They will face Virginia State next Saturday.

Fayetteville State jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on Richard Latimer's 41-yard touchdown pass to Stevie Green.  But Winston-Salem State (6-4, 4-3 CIAA, 3-2 CIAA South) scored 22 unanswered, as Daniel Rivera kicked three field goals, and Jahiz Linebarger rushed for two touchdowns.

But after Rivera's last field goal, FSU's Brandon Scott took the ensuing kickoff back 89 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter.  David Lamb hit a 44-yard FG midway through the fourth quarter and then with 30 seconds left, Darnell Walker had a 1-yard TD run to tie the game.  Lamb then hit the extra point for the game-winner.

Green led FSU with 56 yards rushing, 73 yards and a TD receiving.  Seth Johnson had 13 tackles, ten solo, for Fayetteville State. WSSU was led by Linebarger's 90 yards and two TDs rushing.  Fayetteville State only had ten first downs183 yards of total offense to WSSU's 442 yards of offense. The Rams also picked off Latimer three times.

Undefeated Langston Wins CSFL By Defeating SAGU 14-10

In a battle of Top 20 NAIA teams, 8th-ranked Langston (9-0, 7-0) used a tough defense to hold off No. 16 Southwest Assemblies of God (7-2, 6-1) 14-10 Saturday to win the Central States Football League conference title.

Neither team generated a ton of offense as SAGU outgained Langston 253-229, and in first downs (15-13).  But Langston's defense kept SAGU out of the end zone in the fourth quarter, especially huge two defensive stands, one ending at their 10-yard line and another on their 25 with 27 seconds remaining.

Touchdown runs by Taj Johnson and Jaylen Lowe were just enough for Langston to earn the victory.

Tim Whitfield led Langston with 46 yards rushing while Lowe and Milton Harper combined for just 83 yards passing. Arthur Mitchell finisehd dwith 12 tackles for Langston. C.J. Collins had 181 yards and a touchdown passing for SAGU.

Langston plays Wayland Baptist in their final regular season game next week and then awaits the determination of who their NAIA playoff opponent will be.

Here are the recaps of all of the other HBCU football action Saturday:


St. Augustine's 34, Shaw 14 - St. Augustine's (5-5, 5-2, 4-1 South) did what they needed to gain a CIAA Championship Game berth by defeating Shaw (3-7, 2-5, 1-4 South).  But Winston-Salem State's loss to Fayetteville State meant they'd miss out on the title game.  Jeremiah Miller rushed for 142 yards and a touchdown for SAU, while Demetrius Lewis ran for a score and threw for another. Daron Daulton led Shaw with 96 yards and a touchdown passing while Coleman Blackson Jr. rushed for 66 yards.

Johnson C. Smith 27, Livingstone 14 - Terrance Ervin threw for 190 yards and three TDs and ran for 148 yards as Johnson C. Smith (2-8, 2-5, 2-3 South) defeated Livingstone (0-10, 0-7, 0-5 South).  Two of his TD passes went to Gabriel Yuille, one of them for 76 yards. Marcel Toran had ten tackles and a sack for JCSU. Livingstone was led by Thaddeus Bell who threw for 182 yards and two touchdowns.

Bowie State 77, Elizabeth City State 21 - Robert Chesson set CIAA single-game records for rushing yards and points as Bowie State (9-1, 6-1, 4-1 North), the nation's top Division II offense struck again in routing Elizabeth City State (4-6, 2-5, 1-4 North). Chesson rushed for 304 yards and ran for seven touchdowns.  The seven TDs tied a CIAA record. The nation's second-best player in total offense, BSU quarterback Amir Hall, had 299 yards and a touchdown passing, along with 52 yards rushing. Bowie State now awaits a call to see where they will be in the NCAA Division II Playoff field.  Their only loss was to CIAA North champ Virginia State. Daquan Neal had a huge day for ECSU, throwing for 290 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for 92 yards.

Virginia State 40, Virginia Union 39
Chowan 38, Lincoln (Pa) 22


North Carolina A&T 35, Norfolk State 7 - Lamar Raynard became North Carolina A&T's all-time leading passer and the Aggies (9-0, 6-0) are 9-0 for the first time ever after defeating Norfollk State (3-6, 3-3).  The Aggies have now had four-consecutive nine-win seasons. Raynard finished with 277 yards passing and ran for two TDs, while Marquell Cartwright rushed for 104 yards and a touchdown.  Anthony Smith and Aaron Chandler led Norfolk State with 15 and 11 tackles. 

North Carolina Central 14, Hampton 6 - Davanta Reynolds' second interception of the day capped a strong defensive effort by North Carolina Central (7-2, 5-1) as they defeated Hampton (5-4, 4-2). Reynolds' second interception in the end zone ended a late comeback bid with 37 seconds remaining. Chauncey Caldwell threw for 181 yards and a toudhdown for NCCU while Isaiah Totten rushed for 76 yards. Jacen Murphy caught seven passes for 145 yards and a touchdown, while on defense, Reggie Hunter had 11 tackles and a sack.  Hampton was led by Delmon Williams, who threw for 260 yards, but was picked off three times. Shai McKenzie rushed for 79 yards.

Howard 37, Florida A&M 26
Bethune-Cookman 41, Morgan State 28
Savannah State 35, Delaware State 21


Morehouse 40, Clark Atlanta 0 - Morehouse (4-6, 2-4) sacked Johnathon McCrary seven times, picked off three of his passes, forced a fumble and allowed Clark Atlanta (4-6, 2-4) minus-14 yards in rushing in defeating their Atlanta University Center rivals. Kivon Taylor threw for 166 yards and four touchdowns while Isiah Hicks ran for 97 yards and a TD.  David Smith had 14 tackles, three sacks and forced a fumble for Morehouse. Jaquatin Victrum led CAU with 14 tackles while Harding Harper added 11.

Lane 28, Central State 20

Benedict 20, Kentucky State 16 - Johnny Willis returned a punt 91 yards for a touchdown with just over three minutes remaining to lift Benedict (7-2, 5-1) to the win over Kentucky State (3-7, 2-4). In a close game, KSU had taken the lead early in the fourth quarter on a Michael Simpson TD pass to Marques Livers.  Philip Brown threw for 147 yards and a TD for Benedict, while Kenneth Gunter had eight tackles and two sacks for the Tigers. Brett Sylve had 65 yards rushing for Kentucky State while their defense was led by Kenneth Horn and his nine tackles and a sack.

Albany State 34, Fort Valley State 9 - The Albany State (6-4, 4-2) running game amassed 268 yards as the Golden Rams defeated Fort Valley State (5-4, 5-1). Kellas Williams rushed for 86 yards and two touchdowns while Kelan Fraise ran for 90 yards and a touchdown. Williams also threw for 141 yards and a touchdown.  Fort Valley State, who had already claimed the SIAC East Division crown and a berth in the SIAC Championship Game, was led by Slade Jarman's 110 yards passing and Chauncey Jackson's 75 yards rushing. Juan Serna kicked a field goal while Zacharius Anderson returned a fumble 32 yards for a touchdown.


Grambling 31, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 26 - Grambling (8-1, 5-0) held off Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2-7, 1-4), as Devante Kincaide threw for 254 yards and three touchdowns.  In a surprisingly close game, UAPB twice held the lead in the first half and was only down by one point before Marquez Carter's touchdown run just before halftime game Grambling a 21-13 lead, giving the Tigers the lead for good.  Brandon Duncan threw for 89 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 86 yards for UAPB.

Alcorn State 47, Alabama A&M 22 - Alcorn State (6-3, 4-1) rushed for 416 yards, the most they've had since 2015 when they ran for 500 (against AAMU) in defeating Alabama A&M (3-6, 3-3).  P.J. Simmons ran for 172 yards and two TDs, Noah Johnson rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns, and De'Lance Turner ran for 113 yards and a touchdown.  Corey McCullogh set a school-record four field goals.  Aqueel Glass led AAMU with 142 yards and a touchdown passing, while Jordan Bentley rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown.

Texas Southern 38, Mississippi Valley State 21 -

Alabama State 13, Jackson State 3 - Darryl Pearson rushed for 53 yards and a touchdown and threw for 61 yards to lead Alabama State (3-5, 3-2) to a win over Jackson State (1-8, 1-4). Alabama State rushers combined for 203 yards, led by Pearson and George Golden who ran for 46 yards.  Jackson State's Jordan Williams had 50 yards rushing and 55 passing.  ASU picked off JSU's Brent Lyles three times.


Tennessee State 60, Virginia-Lynchburg 0
Kutztown 65, Cheyney 0
Urbana 36, West Virginia State 35
William Jewell 13, Lincoln (Mo) 3

HUGE Games in the CIAA and SIAC as Title Game Opponents Are Determined; Complete Schedule of HBCU Football Games


It's decision Saturday in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference as some big games today will decide who will be in championship games.

In the CIAA, St. Augustine's needs a win over Shaw and a Fayetteville State win over Winston-Salem State today to win the CIAA South and advance to their first-ever CIAA Championship Game. Winston-Salem State can win the division by defeating Fayetteville State and Shaw beats SAU.  Fayetteville State advances to the championship game with a win over WSSU.

In the SIAC, it's simple - the winner of today's Miles vs. Tuskegee game wins the SIAC West Division and advances to the SIAC Championship game againsst East Division titlist Fort Valley State.

Langston Battles for CSFL Title

Today, undefeated Langston visits Southwestern Assemblies of God in what will be the battle for the NAIA's Central States Football League title.

Langston (8-0), the eighth-ranked team in the NAIA, and SWAG are both 6-0 in the CSFL.


Clark Atlanta at Morehouse
Central State at Lane
Kentucky State at Benedict
Albany State at Fort Valley State


Alabama State at Jackson State
Texas Southern at Mississippi Valley State
Alabama A&M at Alcorn State
Grambling at Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Prairie View A&M at Southern


St. Augustine's at Shaw
Johnson C. Smith at Livingstone
Bowie State at Elizabeth City State
Fayetteville State at Winston-Salem State
Virginia Union at Virginia State
Chowan at Lincoln (Pa)


North Carolina Central at Hampton
North Carolina A&T at Norfolk State
Howard at Florida A&M
Delaware State at Savannah State


Virginia-Lynchburg at Tennessee State
Kutztown at Cheyney
Urbana at West Virginia State
William Jewell at Lincoln (Mo)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Undefeateds North Carolina A&T and Virginia State Continue to Top ADD'S HBCU SPORTS REPORT FCS/Division II Football Polls


The end of October brings a crucial time to the HBCU football season as teams are fiercely jockeying for posistion in conference races across the coumtry.

That has had an effect on the middle of this week's ADD'S HBCU SPORTS REPORT FCS/Division II Football Top Ten polls.

In FCS football, top-ranked North Carolina A&T is crusing along, undefeated at 8-0 and on top of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, followed by 7-1 Grambling.  But Howard has moved up in this week's poll, as did Bethune-Cookman and Southern after wins, while Hampton, Norfolk State and Tennessee State fell after losses.

In Division II football, Virginia State continues to roll along undefeated while Bowie State, who lost earlier this season to VSU, put up a school-record 86 points against Lincoln (Pa).  Albany State had a big drop as they lost their second-consecutive game.

Here is this week's ADD'S HBCU SPORTS REPORT Top Ten football polls:


1) North Carolina A&T (8-0, 5-0 MEAC)
2) Grambling (7-1, 4-0 SWAC)
3) North Carolina Central (6-2, 4-1 MEAC)
4) Alcorn State (5-3, 3-1 SWAC)
5) Howard (5-3, 4-1 MEAC)
6) Southern (5-3, 3-1 SWAC)
7) Bethune-Cookman (4-4, 3-2 MEAC)
8) Hampton (5-3, 4-1 MEAC)
9) Norfolk State (3-5, 3-2 MEAC)
10) Tennessee State (4-4, 1-4 OVC)


1) Virginia State (8-0, 6-0 CIAA)
2) Bowie State (8-1, 5-1 CIAA)
3) Tuskegee (7-2, 5-0 SIAC)
4) Virginia Union (6-3, 5-1 CIAA)
5) Miles (6-3, 4-1 SIAC)
6) Winston-Salem State (6-3, 4-2 CIAA)
7) Fort Valley State (5-3, 5-0 SIAC)
8) Benedict (5-2, 4-1 SIAC)
9) Fayetteville State (5-4, 4-2 CIAA)
10) Albany State (5-4, 3-2 SIAC)

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Langston Remains Undefeated; Savannah State Supriises Norfolk State; Fort Valley State Claims SIAC East Title; Scores and Recaps of EVERY HBCU Football Game


So far, Langston just cannot be stopped.

The Lions are undefeated at 8-0 after stopping Panhandle State 27-14 Saturday afternoon. Langston, which is now 6-0 in the Central States Football League, is the eighth-ranked NAIA football team in the country.

Saturday, the Lions jumped out to a 27-0 lead as Jaylen Lowe threw a touchdown and ran for another score, Tim Whitfield added a touchdown run, and Cedrick Jackson threw a TD.  The Lions never looked back.

Whitfield led Langston in rushing with 62 yards while Lowe, who threw for 60 yards, had 61 rushing. Charles Harvin had 11 tackles for Langston.

The win sets up a huge game next week for Langston as they now Southwestern Assemblies of God, a team that is also 6-0 in the CSFL


Howard 28, South Carolina State 20 - Holding onto hopes for a MEAC title, Howard (5-3, 4-1) jumped out to a 21-3 lead and held on to defeat South Carolina State (2-6, 1-5) for the first time since 2002.  Caylin Newton threw for 171 yards and a touchdown, but was sacked three times. Dezmond Wortham led Howard with 82 yards rushing.  SCSU was led by Dewann Ford's 174 yards and one TD passing.

Savannah State 27, Norfolk State 9 - Jaylen McCloud rushed for 132 yards and a touchdown as Savannah State (1-7, 1-4) won their first game of the season, surprising Norfolk State (3-5, 3-2).  Savannah State rushed for 262 yards with quarterback D'Vonn Gibbons rushing for 89 and a touchdown to go with his 120 yards and one TD passing.  Anthony Smith had ten tackles for Norfolk State. Juwan Carter threw for 150 yards and rushed for Norfolk State's only TD.

North Carolina Central 42, Delaware State 14 - Chauncey Caldwell thew for 242 yards and two touchdowns as North Carolina Central (6-2, 4-1) with a win over Delaware State (1-7, 1-5).  Jacen Murphy caught ten passes for 189 yards and two TDs for NCCU. Brian Cavicante had 16 tackles for Delaware State, while Jahad Niebauer had 12 for the Hornets. NCCU is locked in a three-way tie for second place, one game behind North Carolina A&T who is undefeated.

Florida A&M 34, Morgan State 31 - Ryan Stanley's 12-yard touchdown pass to Ricky Henrilus lifted Florida A&M (3-6, 2-4) over Morgan State (1-7, 1-4).  FAMU tied the game early in the fourth quarter on a Yahia Aly field goal.  Morgan State went ahead midway through the quarter on their own field goal before Stanley's touchdown with 5:54 remaining.  Stanley threw for 286 yards and three touchdowns, with Chad Hunter catching six of those passes for 140 yards and a touchdown.  MSU was led by DeAndre Harris who threw for 149 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another score.

Bethune-Cookman 24, Hampton 21 - Akevious Williams threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Jawill Davis with 3:10 remaining to give Bethune-Cookman (4-4, 3-2) the win over Hampton (5-3, 4-1). The Hampton loss dropped them into a second-place tie with North Carolina Central and Howard in the MEAC championship race.  Larry Brihm Jr. led BCU with 262 yards and a touchdown passing. Delmon Williams led Hampton with two touchdown passes and one TD rushing.


Fort Valley State 52, Morehouse 7 - Slade Jarman threw for three touchdowns and ran for one as Fort Valley State (5-3, 5-0) clinched the SIAC East title with a rout of Morehouse (3-6, 1-4).  FVSU broke open a 10-7 halftime game with Jarman's 3-yard TD run, Demetri Harris' ensuing 15-yard fumble recovering for a touchdown, Jarman's 15-yard TD pass to Chauncey Jackson and Cameron Young's 59-yard interception return for a touchdown, all in the third quarter.  Tajee Steele had five catches for 101 yards and a TD for FVSU.  Michael Sims led Morehouse with 181 yards and a touchdown passing.

Tuskegee 45, Central State 0 - Tuskegee (7-2, 5-0) piled up nearly 500 yards of offense as they readied themselves for a showdown with Miles for the SIAC West title next week in defeating shutting out Central State (1-8, 0-5).  Justice Owens ran two touchdowns, Herbert Lowe had 86 yards and a TD on the ground, and Jamarcus Ezell had 189 yards and a TD passing. Osband Thompson had 11 tackles and an interception for Tuskegee.

Benedict 17, Albany State 12 - Benedict (6-2, 4-1) blanked a slumpiing Albany State (5-4, 3-2) for three quarters and held on for the win.  Benedict got touchdowns from Travionte Brown and Malik Willis.  Benedict held ASU to just 226 yards of offense, just 60 of it rushing.

Kentucky State 32, Lane 5 - Kentucky State (3-6, 2-3) picked up their first win since Sept. 23 as Brett Sylve had his fourth-straight 100-yard rushing game as the Thorobreds took down Lane (1-8, 0-5).  Sylve, the SIAC's third-leading rusher, ran for 111 yards and two touchdowns.

Miles 38, Clark Atlanta 17 (Thursday) - Justin Hardy rushed for 177 yards and two touchdowns to lead Miles (6-3, 4-1) victory over Clark Atlanta 4-5, 2-3).  Joseph Cambridge threw for 161 yards adn two touchdowns while CAU was led by Johnathon McCrary's 269 yards and one touchdown passing. While Clark Atlanta was holding onto hopes of a tie with Benedict for the SIAC East crown, those hopes were dashed as Miles set themselves up with a huge showdown with Tuskegee for the SIAC West title.


Alabama State 21, Alabama A&M 16 - An Alex Anderson touchdown run and a Darryl Pearson touchdown pass, both in the third quarter, lifted Alabama State (2-5, 2-6) to a Magic City Classic win over rival Alabama A&M (3-6, 3-2).  Pearson, who only had 28 yards passing, threw a TD pass and ran for another. He rushed for a team-leading 85 yards.  Neither team was prolific on offense, as ASU won the yardage battle 249 to 221.  Dylan Smith threw for 105 yards for A&M while Trevon Waters ran for 85 yards.

Grambling 50, Texas Southern 24 - Gambling (7-1, 4-0) won their seventh straight as DeVante Kincaid threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns and ran another TD as the Tigers defeated Texas Southern (0-7, 0-4).  The Grambling defense only allowed Texas Southern 24 yards of rushing.  Elijah Obom threw for 118 yards and a touchdown and ran for another touchdown. Grambling remains a game ahead of Southern in the SWAC West with three games to go - the only one within the division being the annual Bayou Classic against Southern.

Jackson State 24, Mississippi Valley State 5 - Jordan Johnson rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns as Jackson State (1-7, 1-3) got their first win of the season, defeating Mississippi Valley State (2-6, 1-3).  Mississippi Valley State's running woes continued as they rushed for minus-10 yards.  They have rushed for a TOTAL of minus-88 yards this entire season.  Jerry Garner had 11 tackles for Mississippi Valley State.  Jackson State sacked MSVU quarterbacks six times.

Southern 47, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 40 - Austin Howard threw for 338 yards and five touchdown passes as Southern (5-3, 3-1) held off Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2-6, 1-3).  Herbert Edwards ran for 122 yards for Southern, with Devon Benn adding 73 yards and a TD.  UAPB was led by KeShawn Williams' 122 yards and two touchdowns rushing and two touchdown passes by Brandon Douglas and one by LaEarl Patterson.  Tashad Charity had 13 tackles for UAPB while Nijul Canada and Jalen Steward both had 12.

Prairie View A&M 34, Bacone College 17 - Neiko Hollins threw two touchdowns while Sta'fon McCray rushed for another as Prairie View A&M (3-4) defeated Bacone in a game that was shortened to two 10-minute quarters after halftime. PVAM scored on five of their first seven possesions on Bacone College, an NAIA team.


Bowie State 86, Lincoln (Pa) 14 - In a complete mismatch, Bowie State (8-1, 5-1) made school history by scoring the most points ever in one game in routing Lincoln (Pa) (0-9, 0-6).  BSU scored 34 first-quarter points as Amir Hall threw two touchdown passes, Robert Chesson ran a TD, William Flowers returned a punt 89 yards for a TD, and De'Vonta High took an interception back 45 yards for at TD.  Hall finished with 238 yards and six touchdowns passing in just a littel over one half of play, while Chesson finished with 135 yards and two TDs on the ground, and Maurice Williams ran for 123 yards and a touchdown.  Lansana Sesay caught four passes for 139 yards and two TDs, while Brandon Britton also caught two TD passes. Bowie State's offense had 562 yards and 31 first downs.

Virginia State 26, Chowan 23 - Undefeated Virginia State (8-0, 6-0) was behind Chowan (3-6, 3-3) much of the day, but VSU got Cordelral Cook TD pass to Joshua Harris early in the fourth quarter to get the win.  Trenton Cannon led Virginia State with 164 yards and two touchdowns rushing, while Cook finished with 182 yards and a touchdown passing.  Bryce Witt led Chowan with 192 yards and a touchdown in the air while Tyrell Freeman had 85 yards and TD on the ground. A win over Virginia Union next week would lock up the CIAA North Division championship for VSU, along with a berth in the CIAA title game.

St. Augustine's 24, Johnson C. Smith 0 - Darryl Johnson threw for 176 yards and two touchdowns while Jeremiah Miller rushed for 130 yards and a touchdown as St. Augustine's (4-5, 4-2, 3-1 CIAA South) kept their title hopes alive by blanking Johnson C. Smith (1-8, 1-6, 1-3 CIAA South). SAU can win the division by defeating Shaw next week and if Fayetteville State beats Winston-Salem State. SAU defeated WSSU 17-14 two weeks ago.

Virginia Union 37, Elizabeth City State 21 - Darius Taylor threw for 177 yards and two touchdowns as Virginia Union (6-3, 5-1, 2-1 CIAA North) erased a nine-point halftime lead to defeat Elizabeth City State (4-5, 2-4, 1-2 CIAA North).  Tabyus Taylor led Virginia Union with 82 yards rushing. Ray Lewis III had 11 tackles for Virginia Union.

Winston-Salem State 27, Shaw 21 - Jahiz Linebarger's 20-yard TD run in overtime lifted Winston-Salem State (6-3, 4-2, 3-1 CIAA South) over Shaw (3-6, 2-4, 1-3 CIAA South), keeping the Rams CIAA championship hopes alive. Linebarger finished with 94 yards and two TDs rushing, while Farrell Murchinson had 125 yards and a TD rushing.  Darron Downing led Shaw with 151 yards and two TDs passing, including a 53-yarder that eventually sent the game into overtime.  He also rushed for a TD. WSSU has to defeat Fayetteville State next weekend while St. Augustine's, who defeated Winston-Salem State two weeks ago, has to lose to Shaw for WSSU to win the CIAA South and make it to the CIAA Championship Game.

Fayetteville State 28, Livingstone 26 - Stevie Green caught a 27-yard pass from Richard Latimer with 1:30 remaining to lift Fayetteville State (5-4, 4-2 CIAA, 4-0 CIAA South) to a win over Livingstone (0-9, 0-6 CIAA, 0-4 South).  Green finished with 77 yards rushing to go over the 1,000-yard mark for the season.  He now has 1,057. The win sets up a battle for the CIAA South title and a trip to the CIAA Championship Game when they take on Winston-Salem State next Saturday.  The Livingstone ground game had a huge day, rushing for a total of 284 yards, led by Justin Ruffin's 99 yards and a TD.


McKendree 36, Lincoln (Mo) 12 - Shayeen Edwards rushed for 118 yards and a touchdown as McKendree (6-3, 4-1) defeated Lincoln (Mo) (1-7, 0-5). Reece Metcalf threw for 190 yards and three TDs, two of them to Jalyn Williams.  Josh Revay caught five passes for 125 yards and a touchdown. Travis Martin led Lincoln (Mo) with 123 yards rushing.

Tennessee Tech 30, Tennessee State 26 - Patrick Smith caught a career-high three touchdown passes, but Tennessee State (4-4, 14 OVC) fell to previously-winless Tennessee Tech (1-7, 1-4 OVC).  The loss likely derails TSU's slim hopes for a FCS playoff berth. Tech jumped out to a 20-7 lead early in the game, with TSU countering with 17 points to go up 24-20 early in the third. But Andrae Sale's TD pass to Tav Kilpatrick gave Tech a lead they wouldn't surrender.  Smith finished with seven catches for 152 yards and three TDs.  Steven Newbold had seven catches for 108 yards. Michael Hughes had TSU's first 300-yard passing day, throwing for 331 yards and three TDs. Andre Goldsmith led Tech with 101 yards and a touchdown rushing.

Fairmont State 34, West Virginia State 27 - Two halves couldn't have looked more different. West Virginia State (5-4, 4-4) ran out to a 24-7 halftime lead, only to give up 27 points in the second half - 24 in the third quarter alone - and not score anymore to lose to Fairmont State (6-3, 6-2).  Terrell Charles led Fairmont State with 104 yards and a touchdown while Rakeem Darden rushed for two scores. Matt Kinnick led WVSU with 203 yards and two TDs passing.

Millersville 59, Cheyney 7 - Tony Staffieri threw four touchdowns in the first two quarters as Millersville (4-5, 3-3) scored 52-first half points to cruise to the victory over Cheyney (1-9, 0-6). Staffieri added 67 yards and a touchdown rushing. Tyrone Gibson also had 73 yards and two TDs rushing. Cheyney was led by Dominick Trautz' 70 yards and one TD passing and Damon Williams' 82 yards rushing.

Arizona Christian 56, Texas College 0 - Ryan Esslinger threw for 311 yards and six touchdowns as Arizona Christian (6-3, 4-3) routed Texas College (1-7, 1-5). Demario Fair added 72 yards and a TD rushing, though he had a 65-yard TD run. Sean Stell led Texas College with 103 yards rushing.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Virginia State Takes Over CIAA North After Defeating Bowie State; ALL Of Saturday's HBCU Football Results


In a huge North Division battle between the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association's best teams,
Virginia State outscored Bowie State 20-14 in a wild fourth quarter to defeat the Bulldogs 47-35 Saturday.

It was the first loss of the season for Bowie State (6-1, 3-1 CIAA) and puts them behind Virginia State (6-0, 4-0 CIAA) in the race for the division's berth in the CIAA Championship Game.

"Ain't never been one like that," Virginia State quarterback Cordelral Cook told the Progress Index after the game.  "Coming in, we knew it was a big game and a big task .... and our goal was just to come out and win at the end."
Going into the highly-anticipated battle, both teams had video game type statistics, with Bowie State averaging nearly 55 points and 600 yards of offense per game and Virginia State averaging 41 points a game, with 112 points in their previous two games.
VSU took an early 20-7 lead after touchdown runs by Cook, Trenton Cannon and Blair Wynn.  Cannon's went for 93 yards.

Amir Hall threw TD passes to Lansana Seay and Brandon Britton in the second quarter while Cook threw a TD 55-yard TD pass as the things were close at halftime at 27-21 Virginia State.

But Cook ran two fourth quarter touchdowns and threw another to Joshua Harris as Virginia State sprinted away for the win.

Cook threw for 234 yards and two TDs and ran for 100 yards and three more touchdowns in a huge day.  Cannon also had a big day, rushing for 234 yards and a touchdown.

Hall finished with 281 yards and five touchdowns passing for Bowie State. Britton caught 11 passes for 131 yards and two of those TDs.  Robert Chesson rushed for 87 yards.

Here are the rest of Saturday's HBCU football results:


Hampton 16, Norfolk State 14
- Yakhee Johnson rushed for 115 yards and Shai McKenzie ran for two touchdowns as Hampton (4-3, 3-0) held on to defeat Norfolk State (2-4, 2-1) in the Battle of the Bay.  Hampton jumped out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead on McKenzie's two TDs and they held on to get the win.  The Pirate defense bent, but didn't break, besides two NSU touchdown passes by Juwan Carter.  Carter finished with 211 yards passing, 111 of that and the two TD passes to Marcus Taylor.

North Carolina Central 24, Gardner-Webb 17 - Chauncey Caldwell threw for 333 yards and two TDs and ran for another score to lead North Carolina Central (5-1) to the win over Gardner-Webb (1-5).  GWU was led by Tyrell Maxwell who had 165 yards and two touchdowns rushing.

Howard 52, Delaware State 23 - Howard (3-3, 2-1) broke open a close game with 21-third quarter points to pull away for the easy win over Delaware State (0-6, 0-4).  Caylin Newton led Howard with 285 yards and two touchdowns passing and 81 yards rushing. Kyle Anthony caught six passes for 135 yardss and a touchdown.  Delaware State was led by quarterbacks Jack McDaniel (191 yards and a touchdown) and Keenan Black (175 yards and two touchdowns).  There was plenty of offense - Howard had 628 yards of offense while DSU had 510, including 401 yards passing, their most in modern DSU history.

North Carolina A&T 31, Florida A&M 20 - Lamar Reynard threw three second-quarter touchdown passes as North Carolina A&T (7-0, 4-0) stayed undefeated by knocking off Florida A&M (2-5, 1-3). Raynard threw for 215 yards while Marquell Cartwright ran for 84 yards and a touchdown. NCAT was far from perfect as they turned the ball over three times and were outgained by FAMU in the second half.  Florida A&M was led by Ryan Stanley who threw for 167 yards and a touchdown and Devin Bowers who rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns.


Tuskegee 33, Jackson State 7 - Tuskegee (5-2, 3-1 SIAC) is now 2-0 against FCS/SWAC opponents this season after handling Jackson State (0-6, 0-2 SWAC). The Golden Tigers defeated Alabama State 14-6 in their opener.  Saturday, Jamarcus Ezell threw for 183 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 73 yards while Hoderick Lowe rushed for 73 yards. Tuskegee's defense only allowed JSU 21 yards rushing and 96 yards passing, had six sacks and an interception.  Brent Lyles threw for Jackson State's only touchdown.

Albany State 34, Morehouse 10 - Cameron Miller's 59-yard interception return for a TD early in the second quarter had Morehouse (3-4, 1-2) up 10-9 heading into halftime, but Albany State (5-2, 3-0) scored 25 unanswered in the second half to get the big East Division win. McKinley Habersham had another big day for ASU, rushing for 120 yards and a touchdown.  Chancellor Johnson threw for 105 yards and a touchdown.  Morehouse was led by Kivon Taylor's 93 yards passing. Morehouse sacked ASU quarterbacks six times while ASU sacked Morehouse quarterbacks seven times.

Fort Valley State 37, Lane 14 - Slade Jarman threw three touchdown passes during Fort Valley State's 31-0 start as the Wildcats (3-3, 3-0) cruised to the win over Lane (1-6, 0-3). Jarman finished with 293 yards and four touchdowns passing. Tajee Steele caught two of those TD passes.  Lane only had 136 yards of offense, 109 of it rushing. DeMichael McQueen had 15 tackles for Lane.

Miles 35, Kentucky State 0 - Justin Hardy had a huge day, rushing for 178 yards and two touchdowns to lead Miles (4-2, 2-1) to a rout of Kentucky State (2-4, 1-2).  Joseph Cambridge threw two TD passes for Miles. Brett Sylve led Kentucky State with 106 yards rushing.  Andre Miles had 12 tackles for KSU.

Benedict 14, Clark Atlanta 3 - The SIAC's top offense met up with the conference's top scoring defense.  The defense won out as Benedict (4-2, 2-1) kept Clark Atlanta (3-3, 1-2) out of the end zone for the first time this season.  Benedict held Clark Atlanta to 130 yards of total offense.  Christian Lisby, in his first start, threw for 200 yards and ran for a touchdown. Receiver Okechi Ntiasagwe caught ten passes for 118 yards. Harding Harper led Clark Atlanta with ten tackles, eight solo and he forced a fumble.

Central State 40, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 35 - Central State (1-6, 0-3 SIAC) broke a nine-game losing streak dating back to last season as they defeated FCS/SWAC Arkanasas-Pine Bluff (2-5, 1-2 SWAC).  CSU was down 28-20 going into the fourth quarter, but got two touchdown runs from Terraris Saffold and one from Darius Meadors to take over the game on the road.  Trent Mays threw for 334 yards and a touchdown while Safford had 87 yards.  Darius Ford caught eight passes for 117 yards.  UAPB was led by LeEar patterson who threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns and KeShawn Williams rushed for 97 yards and a TD. 


Alcorn State 34, Prairie View A&M 21 - After falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter, Alcorn State (5-2, 3-0) scored 34 unanswered points to defeat Prairie View A&M (2-4, 2-2).  Its Alcorn State's fourth consecutive win.  Noah Johnson threw for one touchdown and ran for two others to lead ASU while Lenorris Footman also ran for a score.  Neiko Hollins led Prairie View A&M with 291 yards and three touchdowns passing.

Alabama A&M 49, Mississippi Valley State 14 - Damion May threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more TDs as Alabama A&M (3-4, 3-1) routed Mississippi Valley State (1-5, 1-2).  Mississippi Valley State's rushing woes continue - they had minus-27 yards rushing on the day.  They did have 313 yards passing - Christopher Few threw for 179 yards and a touchdown while Dewayne Betts threw for 134 yards.

Alabama State 23, Texas Southern 16 - A week after Brian Jenkins was fired as football coach at Alabama State (1-5, 1-2), the Hornets got their first win of the season as they scored 20 unanswered points on Texas Southern (0-6, 0-2).  Interim coach Donald Hill-Eley saw his team erase a late second quarter 16-3 deficit with two Darryl Pearson touchdown passes and two Hunter Hanson field goals.  Dominick DeLira led Texas Southern with 175 yards and two touchdowns passing.


Fayetteville State 41, Johnson C. Smith 16 - Stevie Green rushed for 120 yards and three touchdowns to lead Fayetteville State (3-4, 2-2) to a win over Johnson C. Smith (0-7, 0-4)).
Of FSU's 388 yards of offense, 241 of it came on the ground.  Donshel Jetton ran for 63 yards and two touchdowns for the Broncos. Johnson C. Smith was led by Harold Herbin and his 49 yards and a touchdown rushing and David Francis who had nine tackles.

Shaw 35, Livingstone 14 - A three-touchdown second quarter pushed Shaw (2-4, 1-3) out far enough for a comfortable win over Livingstone (0-6, 0-3). Daron Downing threw for 183 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score to lead Shaw. Thaddeus Bell threw for 173 yards and a touchdown and caught a TD to lead Livingstone.

St. Augustine's 17, Winston-Salem State 14 - Sam Boyd's 9-yard touchdown reception with 29 seconds left gave St. Augustine's (3-4, 3-1) the upset win over Winston-Salem State (4-3, 2-2). Kerrion Moore's 7-yard TD run midway through the 3rd quarter gave WSSU their first lead at 14-7.  But a Sean Smith 30-yard field goal and then Boyd's TD catch from Demetrius Lewis late gave SAU the win. WSSU only had four drives after their third quarter TD, and only one of them were more than four plays. WSSU outgained SAU 304 to 248, but St. Augustine's defense stood up late.  Lewis threw one TD while Darryl Johnson threw another, with Boyd catching both of them.

Virginia Union 35, Chowan 10 - Virginia Union (5-2,  4-0) got their fourth win in a row as Darius Taylor threw for 190 yards and three touchdowns.  Eric Caldwell also threw two TD passes for VUU. Jaiden Reavus had a huge day as he caught three of those touchdown passes in catching five balls for 129 yards.  Chowan (2-5, 2-2) was led by Bryce Witt and his 238 yards passing and a great day by Tyrell Freeman who rushed for 185 yards.

Elizabeth City State 56, Lincoln (Pa) 18 - Victor Greene had three first half touchdowns, two rushing and one receiving, to help Elizabeth City State (4-3, 2-2) jump out to a big halftime lead that Lincoln (Pa) (0-7, 0-4) couldn't overcome. Daquan Neal threw for 204 yards with four touchdown passes while also leading ECSU in rushing with 89 yards and a TD.  Carlos Croslin led Lincoln with 88 yards and a TD rushing. Trey McCullom threw for 178 yards and a touchdown.


(Photo by Sam Jordan)
Austin Peay, 21, Tennessee State 17 - Tennessee State (4-3, 1-3 OVC) came back and led 17-14 in the fourth quarter, until giving up to Austin Peay (4-3, 3-1) a big punt return, a long run to Austin Peay quarterback Jeremiah Oatsvall and then the game-winning 2-yard Ahmaad Tanner touchdown run, all within the game's final three minutes. Oatsvall led APSU in rushing with 82 yards and passed for 85 yards, even though the TSU defense only allowed Austin Peay 264 yards of offense the entire night.  TSU was led by Michael Hughes who threw for 148 yards and a touchdown. Chris Collins had a game-high tackles, all solo, for TSU.

West Virginia State 47, Concord 29 - West Virginia State (4-3, 3-3) jumped out to a 33-7 lead and never looked back in defeating Concord (1-6, 1-6).  Matt Kinnick threw for 231 yards and a touchdeown and caught a 27-yard TD pass. Juwan Etheridge rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns.  Concord was led by Adam Fulton who passed for 193 yards and three touchdowns.

Shippensburg 56, Cheyney 0 - The Shippensburg (6-1, 3-1) running game accounted for 273 yards and seven touchdowns as the Raiders routed Cheyney (1-6, 0-4). London Whitfield rushed for 57 yards and two touchdowns, Cole Chiappialle had 48 yards and three TDs, and Cole McDermott had 39 yards and two touchdowns for Shippensburg.  Cheyney had a miserable day on offense, gaining only two first downs, had minus-23 yards rushing and just 20 yards passing for a grand total of minus-3 yards of total offense. Samuel Anojulu and Esaie Batoula both had seven tackles for Cheyney.

Missouri S&T 37, Lincoln (Mo) 3 - Missouri S&T (5-2, 3-0) won their fifth-straight game by limiting Lincoln (Mo) (1-5, 0-3) to nine yards rushing.  The Miners' balanced attack was led by DeShawn Jones who rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown, Tyler Swart threw for 175 yards and another touchdown. D'Luis West also ran for two touchdowns.  Lincoln (Mo) was led by Drake Davidson who threw for 190 yards. Willard Cotton had 11 tackles and a sack for Lincoln.

Webber International 16, Edward Waters 9 - Webber International (3-3, 1-1) got their first Sun Conference win without scoring an offensive point againt Edward Waters (0-6, 0-2).  Marcus Mannerstedt kicked three field goals and Jaylen Cayo recovered an EWC fumble in the end zone.  Garry Choulotte threw for 134 yards - though he was sacked three times - and rushed for 33 yards for Webber International. Edward Waters was led by Christian Hayes who ran for 97 yards and a touchdown and threw for 89 yards.

Langston 44, Texas College 17  - The NAIA's eighth best team, Langston (6-0, 4-0) stayed undefeated by getting three late touchdowns to pull away for the win over Texas College (1-6, 1-4). Texas College was close, 23-17, in the third quarter after Vontyne Williams 43-yard TD run. But Milton Harper threw a late third quarter TD for Langston and then Jaylen Lowe threw a TD pass and ran for another to lead Langston to the win.  Tim Whitifeld rand for 175 yards and two touchdowns for Langston.

This Week's ADD'S HBCU SPORTS REPORT FCS/Division II Top Ten Polls For This Week


1) Bowie State
2) Virginia State
3) Winston-Salem State
4) Albany State
5) Tuskegee
6) Virginia Union
7) Miles
8) Morehouse
9) Clark Atlanta
10) Elizabeth City State


1) North Carolina A&T
2) Grambling
3) North Carolina Central
4) Alcorn State
5) Tennessee State
6) Hampton
7) Howard
8) Southern
9) Prairie View A&M
10) Norfolk State

Undefeated Bowie State and Virginia State Clash Today; Full Schedule of HBCU Football Games Today


What can you say about a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference football team that scores 112 points in its last two games, averages nearly 41 points a game and is undefeated?

That they are a second place team.

Those lofty stats belong to Virginia State (5-0, 3-0), a team that takes on the even gaudier Bowie State (6-0, 3-0), a team that averages nearly 600 yards of offense and a whopping 54 points a game. 

It's a game between the two best HBCU Division II teams in the nation and will go a long way in determining who will win the CIAA Northern Division title.  On top of that, it's homecoming day at Virginia State.

"You've got two undefeated teams going at it, so it's going to be an exciting game," said Bowie State head coach Damon Wilson to the Winston-Salem Journal.  "We know it's going to be a dogfight and we'll habve to be ready to play."

Bowie State is led by star quarterback Amir Hall who has thrown for nearly 2,000 yards this season, averages 330 yards passing a game, and has thrown 24 touchdowns versus just two interceptions.  He's also run for 266 yards and six touchdowns. 

Virginia State counters the CIAA's top running back in Trenton Cannon.  Cannon has rushed for 629 yards, averaging 125 yards a game, and six touchdowns.

The two teams are also the CIAA's top defenses, with Bowie State ranked first and VSU second in total defense.

So this is a big game.

VSU head coach Reggie Barlow says his team is focused on containing the Bowie State offense.

"If they get close to their average, then it's going to be hard for us to keep pace, but we still want to play our game," Barlow said, according to the Winston-Salem Journal.  "We know how good they've been so far this season because you can see it in the scores of their games."

Here is a look at today's HBCU football schedule:


Savannah State at Morgan State
Gardner Webb at North Carolina Central
Howard at Delaware State
Hampton at Norfolk State
North Carolina A&T at Florida A&M
South Carolina State at Bethune-Cookman


Clark Atlanta at Benedict
Morehouse at Albany State
Lane at Fort Valley State
Kentucky State at Miles


Mississippi Valley State at Alabama A&M
Prairie View A&M at Alcorn State
Jackson State at Tuskegee
Central State at Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Alabama State at Texas Southern


Chowan at Virginia Union
Winston-Salem State at St. Augustine's
Livingstone at Shaw
Fayetteville State at Johnson C. Smith
Lincoln (Pa) at Elizabeth City State
Bowie State at Virginia State


Austin Peay at Tennessee State
Texas College at Langston
Shippensburg at Cheyney
West Virginia State at Concord
Edward Waters at Webber International
Missouri S&T at Lincoln (Mo)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

EVERY HBCU Football Score From This Past Weekend


Virginia State 56, Elizabeth City State 0
Fayetteville State 24, Shaw 21
St. Augustine's 30, Livingstone 29
Winston-Salem State 27, Johnson C. Smith 22
Boise State 41, Chowan 10
Virginia Union 45, Lincoln (Pa) 23


North Carolina Central 13, Howard 7
Norfolk State 35, Florida A&M 28
North Carolina A&T 44, Delaware State 3
Hampton 17, Savannah State 10
South Carolina State 35, Morgan State 14


Miles 41, Central State 20
Tuskegee 23, Morehouse 17 (OT)
Fort Valley State 41, Clark Atlanta 24
Albany State 30, Lincoln (Mo) 10


Grambling 34, Prairie View A&M 21
Southern 35, Alabama A&M 14
Kennesaw State 48, Texas Southern 3


Tennessee State 45, Eastern Kentucky 21
West Virginia State 35, Kentucky State 23
Edward Waters 56, University of God's Chosen 12
Langston 27, Lane 21
Lock Haven 62, Cheyney 0

Previews of EVERY HBCU Game Scheduled Today!


Grambling at Prairie View A&M - Grambling (4-1, 1-0) is not going to let you run the ball on them.  They have the SWAC's top run defense, giving up just 72 yards a game.  But that will be tested as Prairie View A&M (2-2, 2-0)  sports the SWAC's top rushing offense, averaging 218 yards a game. Da'Wonya Tucker and Sta'fon McCray are both top ten SWAC rushers.  The Grambling offense has scored at least 31 points in their last three games, all wins. 

Alabama A&M at Southern - Things started pretty badly for Alabama A&M (2-3, 2-0) as they were dominated by three Division I-FBS teams.  But coming back to FCS/SWAC football has been good for them as they've defeated Texas Southern and Arkansas-Pine Bluff giving up just 31 points total in both games.  Southern (2-3, 0-1) broke a three-game slide by defeating Division II Fort Valley State last week. But this is a team that defeated a good South Carolina State team in their opener.  Herbert Edwards had a huge game last week, rushing for 141 yards last week. 

Mississippi Valley State at Arkansas-Pine Bluff - What can you say about Mississippi Valley State (0-4, 0-1)? They've played some of the better teams in the nation and they've gotten creamed.  They average five points a game and have given up nearly 56 points a game.  They have rushed for a TOTAL of minus-143 yards all season.  Still, they've done well in the passing game - Christopher Fowler averages 188 yards a game and threw for 341 yards against Grambling.  But the Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2-3, 1-1) is last in total offense in the MEAC. 

Texas Southern at Kennesaw State - Texas Southern (0-4, 0-1) heads to Georgia for non-conference play against Kennesaw State (3-1), a team that won its third-straight game last week. The have the nation's sixth-best defense, giving up only 69 yards rushing per game. Texas Southern isn't much of a running team, but they lean on talented quarterback Jay Christophe who has accounted for 184 yards of total offense a game. Still, they only average 13 points a game. Another issue for Texas Southern could be defense.  They give up nearly 200 yards a game rushing and 262 a game passing. 


Virginia State at Elizabeth City State - One of the first things that Elizabeth City State (3-2, 1-1) may set out to do is stop Virginia State (4-0, 2-0) running back Robert Chesson.  He leads the CIAA in rushing with 132 yards a game for the CIAA's second-best offense.  But the ECSU defense has given up 34 points and 170 yards rushing a game. In their two losses, they have given up 132 yards rushing to Shaw and 253 to UNC Pembroke. 

Livingstone at St. Augustine’s - If you take out St. Augustine's (1-4, 1-1) 81-9 shellacking of Lincoln (Pa), this is a team that struggles on offense. They've scored 41 points in their four other games.  But quarterback Darryl Johnson did throw five TDs in that Lincoln (Pa) rout, so the potential is there.  Livingstone (0-5, 0-2) has also had offensive troubles, averaging just 86 yards rushing and 11 points scoring a game. 

Shaw at Fayetteville State - These are two teams that are ranked eighth and ninth in total offense in the CIAA, but they do it differently.  Shaw (2-3, 1-1) Daron Downing and Vidal Woodruff at quarterback is more likely to throw it while Fayetteville State (1-4, 0-2) is better at running it as Stevie Green averages 118 yards rushing and has run for six touchdowns.  The problem for both is defense - FSU gives up nearly 42 points a game while Shaw gives up 38.4, though both have been torched badly by Bowie State so that throws things off a bit. Well, a little. 

Johnson C. Smith at Winston-Salem State - Winston-Salem State (3-2, 1-1) is looking for defensive consistency.  They have won every other game this season, but have given up 33 points and 31`points in their two losses.  But on offense, Kerrion Moore is again having a great season, averaging 113 yards rushing a game and leading an offense that averages more than six yards a rush. Johnson C. Smith (0-5, 0-2) has the CIAA's worst scoring offense, picking up just nine points a game, though they did score 17 in a three-point loss to Elizabeth City State two weeks ago.  JCSU also played better defense the past two weeks, evidenced by only giving up 10 points in a 10-7 loss to Chowan last week. 

Chowan at Bowie State - It's now Chowan's time to try to slow down one of the nation's top offenses in Bowie State (5-0, 2-0). Amir Hall is averaging 327 yards passing, has thrown for 21 touchdowns and run for five more while Robert Chesson has averaged nearly 120 yards rushing a game.  All for a team averaging an astounding 57 points a game. On top of that, their defense is only giving up 15 points a game. Chowan (2-3, 2-0) has won their last two games and has gotten steady play from quarterback Bryce Witt who has thrown for nearly 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns, but has seven interceptions.  Michael Offut and Tyrell Freeman both average more than 61 yards rushing for a good running team.  

Virginia Union at Lincoln (Pa) - Virginia Union (3-2, 2-0) has won their last two games and are looking good with Darius Taylor at quarterback.  He has thrown for 893 yards and eight touchdowns this season, with five of those touchdowns coming against Fayetteville State two weeks ago. Things have been tough for Lincoln (Pa) (0-5, 0-2) though. They give up 56 points a game on defense and have averaged just 13 points on offense.  Vincent Espinoza has played well at quarterback (though they haven't scored a passing touchdown since Sept. 16) and linebacker Deion Miller is second best among all CIAA tacklers with 46 this season. 


Morgan State at South Carolina State - Its never a good thing when the team with the worst scoring offense is visiting the team's with the second-best scoring defense.  But that's whats happening here. Morgan State (0-4, 0-1) averages four points a game. Four. They scored their first points last week in a 49-17 loss to North Carolina A&T. But MSU actually has a good passing game with Elijah Staley at quarterback. They just can't get it into the end zone. South Carolina State (1-3, 0-2) has played a tough schedule, losing to SWAC Southern and to MEAC powers North Carolina A&T and North Carolina Central. Dewann Ford leads SCSU on offense, throwing for 772 yards this season and rushing for 163. SCSU's All American Darius Leonard leads the MEAC in tackles with 43. 

North Carolina Central at Howard - Howard (2-2, 1-0) got its first FCS win in its first FCS game of the season last week against Bethune-Cookman. They have the MEACs second-best offense, mainly through a strong ground game. It's led by freshman Caylin Newton who is the MEAC's second-leading rusher and the conference's fourth best passer.  North Carolina Central (3-1, 2-0) has only lost to FBS/ACC Duke and has since won three straight. They also have the MEAC's third-best rush defense, giving up just 107 yards a game - roughly half of what Howard averages. Big problem for Howard - they are ranked last in the MEAC on defense. But this could be a really good game. 

Delaware State at North Carolina A&T - This one could be ugly.  Delaware State (0-4, 0-2) hasn't won a game since 2015 and North Carolina A&T (5-0, 2-0) is undefeated and is the best FCS HBCU team in the country. DSU did give Norfolk State all they could handle in a 17-7 loss last week as they held NSU to 53 yards rushing.  But the Aggies average 41 points a game and give up just 11. They have the conference's top passer in Lamar Raynard and leading rusher in Marquell Cartwright. 

Hampton at Savannah State - Hampton (2-2, 1-0) returns to MEAC play for the first time since defeating Delaware State in Week 2. Statistically, they are one of the better teams in the conference. They are tops in pass defense, second in passing, second in total defense and fourth in total offense. Savannah State (0-4, 0-2) has the MEAC's worst offense with just three offensive touchdowns this season. On defense, they've given up 20 touchdowns already this season while opposing offenses average 477 yards a game.

Florida A&M at Norfolk State - Take out a guarantee game against FBS/SEC Arkansas and Florida A&M (2-3, 1-1) has played decent defense against some good competition this season.  It's the offense that's not helped them. They average just 16 points a game and rush for just 100 yards a game. But the passing game is ranked fourth in the MEAC. Norfolk State (1-3, 1-0) picked up their first win of the season last week over Delaware State.  But this team has played one of the best Division II teams in the country, an FBS team, and the top-ranked FCS team in America. So this may be their most even match-up all season.  This could be a really entertaining football game. 


Miles at Central State - Miles (2-3, 0-1) needs a win to keep pace with Tuskegee in the SIAC West race. Their offense was shut down for the second time this season when Albany State beat them last week.  But they've averaged 28 points in the games they've played against two other SIAC teams, one of them Morehouse who leads the conference in total defense. Central State (0-5, 0-2) is looking for some homecoming magic, and a little help on defense as they've given up a league worst 35.8 points a game this season.

Tuskegee vs. Morehouse - This could be a pretty good test for both teams.  Tuskegee (3-2, 2-0) got a 61-0 drubbing by Findlay two weeks ago out of their system by beating Lane last week to remain undefeated in SIAC play.  Morehouse (3-2, 1-0) got a bitter loss to Miles out of their system by beating Kentucky State last week.  Morehouse sports the SIAC's top-ranked defense and has gotten solid quarterback play from Kivon Taylor.  Tuskegee interestingly is ranked last in the SIAC in total offense, but this is a team that has played a tough schedule already this season.  This game, the oldest HBCU rivalry, will be a good one Saturday.

Fort Valley State at Clark Atlanta - These are two teams tied for second behind Albany State (with Morehouse) in a close SIAC East race.  Clark Atlanta (3-2, 1-0) played FCS Grambling strong last week, holding them to just 74 yards rushing.  CAU's Johnathon McCrary leads the SIAC in passing and total offense. Fort Valley State (1-3, 1-0) has struggled on offense in losses to West Georgia, Miles and FCS Southern, but looked good in a double-overtime win over Benedict two weeks ago.  Last year, FVSU beat CAU in three overtimes.

Langston at Lane - NAIA Langston (5-0) is undefeated and sports and offense that has averaged 35 points a game behind quarterbacks Jaylen Lowe and Milton Harper, and running backs Tyree Harrison and Charles Marshall. Most importantly, Langston leads the NAIA in defense.  Lane (1-4, 0-2) has the second-ranked defense in the SIAC, allowing 301 yards per game.  Thurston Rubin has taken over the passing duties at quarterback for Lane and is coming off a game in which he threw for 199 and two touchdowns and ran for another in leading to a win last week. 


West Virginia State at Kentucky State - West Virginia State (2-3) broke a three-game losing streak last week on the strength of Matt Kinnick's three touchdown passes.  He has thrown for nearly 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns already this season.  Where they have problems is on defense - they give up 38 points a game. Kentucky State (2-3) has won two of their last three, but lost to the best team they've face the past three weeks, Morehouse.  But they scored 21 on a good Morehouse defense.  Their problem has also been defense as they've given up 33 points a game.  But Paul Campbell has been steady at quarterback and Brett Sylve has been solid at running back. 

Lincoln (Mo) at Albany State - Lincoln (Mo) (1-3) will be playing Albany State (3-2) for the first time.  They face a good Albany State team that has really seen McKinley Habersham play some good football.  Habersham leads the SIAC in rushing and ran for 184 yards and three touchdowns last week against Miles. Lincoln (Mo) hasn't won a road game since 2015.  Lincoln (Mo) will counter with a dual quarterback system that features Henry Ogala (354 yards passing) and Eugene Sainterling (404 yards). 

Tennessee State at Eastern Kentucky - After a great start, Tennessee State (3-2, 0-2 Ohio Valley Conference) has lost their first two conference games, last week in double overtime.  Things don't get any easier this week as they visit perennial stalwart Eastern Kentucky.  The TSU defense has solid, giving up just 17 points a game this season.  The offense has had period where they've sputtered. The passing game has only accounted for 237 yards in the past two games.  EKU has the OVC's second-worst pass offense and gives up 27 points and nearly 400 yards a game to opposing offenses. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

EVERY HBCU Football Score From Saturday Sept. 30


Tuskegee 28, Lane 23 - Tuskegee (3-2, 2-0) held off Lane's (1-4, 0-2) 20-point fourth quarter to earn the win. Hoderick Lowe rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown to lead a Tuskegee running game that had 182 yards and three touchdowns.  Osband Thompson had 11 tackles and an interception while Davoris Thomas also had 11 tackles.  Lane was led by Thurston Rubin who threw for 199 yards and two touchdowns and ran for another touchdown.

Morehouse 31, Kentucky State 21 - Kivon Taylor threw for 373 yards and four touchdowns as Morehouse (3-2, 1-0) pulled away from Kentucky State (2-3, 1-1) in the second half to get the win. Tremell Gooden and Ricki Nuckles both caught TD passes and had 107 and 103 yards receiving. Brett Sylve led Kentucky State with 73 yards and a TD rushing. Andre Mills had 12 tackles (three for losses), a sack and an interception for KSU.

Benedict 21, Central State 11 - Despite a big day from Central State's Terraris Safford, Benedict (3-2, 1-1) kept Central State (0-5, 0-2) winless. Safford rushed for 165 yards, but Benedict's defense only allowed a late Trent Miles touchdown pass. Dominique Harris led Benedict by throwing a touchdown pass and running for TD.  Kenneth Gunter had six tackles and two sacks for the Benedict defense.

Albany State 34, Miles 9 - McKinley Habersham rushed for 184 yards and three touchdowns to lead Albany State (3-2, 2-0) to an easy win over Miles (2-3, 1-1). Nick Christiansen's second of three field goals actually pulled Miles to within eight, 14-6, midway through the second quarter. But ASU scored three touchdowns over the next quarter and a half to pull away for the win.  Albany State rushed for 353 yards, as Kelan Fraise also had 86 yards on the ground. Sidney Wilson led Miles with 105 yards rushing.


Grambling 31, Clark Atlanta 20 - Devante Kincaide came off the bench to throw for 278 yards and three touchdowns to lead Grambling (4-1) over Clark Atlanta (3-2), their fourth straight win.  Clark Atlanta quarterback Johnathon Kincade threw for 371 yards and three touchdowns, but he had four interceptions.  Clark Atlanta outgained Grambling and held them to 74 yards rushing - 100 below their season average. Grambling's De'Arius Christmas had 14 tackles, four for losses, and a sack, while CAU's Jaquatin Victrum also had 14 tackles, four for losses, and a sack.

Southern 31, Fort Valley State 14 - Herbert Edwards rushed for 141 yards while Southern (2-3) used three first-quarter big plays to pull away from Fort Valley State (1-3) early. Cameron Mackey had a 62-yard TD run, Danny Jackson returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown and Austin Howard threw a 7-yard touchdown to Jarmarqueza Mims as they jumped out to a 21-7 lead in the first quarter. Myles Graham rushed for 116 yards to lead Fort Valley State.  David Brown had 16 tackles, 12 unassisted, for FVSU.

Alabama A&M 27, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 14 - Trevon Waters rushed for 83 yards and two touchdowns while Aqeel Glass threw for 291 yards as Alabama A&M (2-3, 2-0) defeated Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2-3, 1-1).   Yurik Bethune had five tackles and 2.5 sacks as the Bulldogs defense only allowed UAPB 50 yards rushing and 83 yards passing.

Prairie View 38, Jackson State 9 - Lavell McCullers threw for 190 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 68 yards to lead Prairie View (1-2, 1-0) to the win over Jackson State (0-4, 0-1).  The PVAMU defense kept Jackson State's passing game in check, only allowing 136 yards and forcing five sacks. Of the 89 yards Jackson State had rushing, 52 came on one run by Quitten Brown.

Charleston Southern 58, Mississippi Valley State 7 - Mississippi Valley State (0-4) gave Charleston Southern (2-2) a tough first half, only trailing 10-7 at halftime. But Charleston Southern's 35 point third quarter allowed them to pull away for an easy win.  CSU was led by Terrance Wilson who rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns.


Bowie State 64, Fayetteville State 31 - Amir Hall and Robert Chesson again had big days as Bowie State (5-0, 2-0) continued their high-scoring ways, easily defeating Fayetteville State (1-4, 0-2). BSU went up 34-7 early in the second quarter after Hall's third TD pass.  But Fayetteville State scored 17 unanswered points to make things interesting. But Chesson ran for two touchdowns and Hall threw another TD pass to put the game out of reach. Hall finished with 329 yards and four TDs passing and another one rushing, while Chesson ran for 172 yards and two touchdowns.  FSU was led by Donshel Jetton rushed for 94 yards and a touchdown.  Their defense also had two interception returns for touchdowns.

Chowan 10, Johnson C. Smith 7

Shaw 23, Elizabeth City State 17 - Uriah Behthea's 8-yard TD run with 1:19 remaining lifted Shaw (2-3, 1-1) to the win over Elizabeth City State (3-2, 1-1).  ECSU had tied the game on a Joshua Laverty field goal early in the fourth quarter of a close game.  Bethea finished with 95 yards rushing and two touchdowns.  ECSU was led by Daquan Neal who threw for 249 yards and a touchdown.  Shaw's defense only allowed ECSU 10 yards rushing.

Virginia Union 28, St. Augustine's 7

Virginia State 56, Livingstone 18

Winston-Salem State 48, Lincoln (Pa) 0 - Rod Tinsley ran two for two touchdowns while the WSSU defense accounted for two TDs as Winston-Salem State (3-2, 1-1) over Lincoln (Pa) (0-5, 0-2).  Canard Brown took the opening kickoff back 95 yards for a touchdown and then Daijon Carson recovered a block punt for a touchdown as the Rams went up 14-0 early.  Brown later returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown and Tyron Roberts scooped up a fumble and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown.  Trey McCullom led Lincoln (Pa) with 92 yards passing and 53 yards rushing.


North Carolina Central 21, Florida A&M 14 (Thursday) -

Bethune-Cookman 24, Savannah State 12

North Carolina A&T 21, South Carolina State 7


Eastern Illinois 19, Tennessee State 16
East Stroudsburg 33, Cheyney 13
West Virginia State 34, Glenville State 28
Ave Maria 48, Edward Waters 35