Hampton 21, SSU 13
Jeremiah Schwartz ran for 188 yards and two touchdowns to lift Hampton to a homecoming win over Savannah State in a game played October 27 at Armstrong Stadium before 5,500 fans. SSU (1-7) took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter but the Pirates led 14-0 at the half. HU increased their lead to 21-3 in the third but the Tigers pulled within eight as Juhwan Arnold scored on a one yard run late in the third quarter and Preston Mc- Carthy kicked a field goal midway in the fourth. SSU’s Antonio Bostick was sacked five times but he was able to pass for 251 yards and run for 52 yards. Dylan Cook caught six passes for 85 yards and Wayne Burden had 1 tackles. McCarthy kicked field goals of 28 and 29 yards. Hampton improved to 2-5 with the victory.
North Carolina A&T 30, Norfolk State 9
North Carolina A&T (4-4) broke open a close game by holding Norfolk State scoreless in the second half. The homecoming crowd of 20,356 at Aggie Stadium saw NSU jump out to a 6-0 lead thanks to field goals of 51 and 37 yards by Everett Goldberg. A 47 yard attempt by Goldberg midway in the second quarter fell short of the goal posts and A&T’s D’Vonte Graham returned it 100 yards for a touchdown. Goldberg kicked a 26 yard field goal in the second quarter ands sent the Spartans (2-7) into the half with a 9-7 advantage. A&T out-scored NSU 23-0 in the second half to seal their win.
Paine To Re-Start Football
Paine College President, Dr. George C. Bradley, formally announced plans on October 26 to revive football at the 131 year-old Liberal Arts Institution. During the fall meeting of the Paine College Board of Trustees, the governing body voted unanimously to revive the sport that has been absent for fifty years.“The wheels are in motion to have a full football program by 2014,” said Tim Duncan, Athletics Director during his address to faculty, staff, students and alumni who attended the morning press conference held on the front lawn of Haygood-Holsey Hall. He went on to say that as early as 2013, the college had plans to recruit a coach to lead the program and expected to acquire student athletes to participate in Club Ball during the fall 2013 semester.
Fort Valley State 26 Morehouse 19
Senior quarterback Antonio Henton passed for two touchdowns and 213 yards, while rushing for a 31-yard score in the second quarter to help Fort Valley race out to a 26-7 lead as the Wildcats defeated Morehouse (2-7) at B. T. Harvey Stadium to spoil the Maroon Tigers homecoming. Germaine Taite rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown, and receiver Chris Slaughter caught four passes for 120 yards, including a 44-yard touchdown reception from Henton in the second quarter. David Carter, who rushed for 115 yards on 39 carries, scored on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter to cut the Wildcats lead to 26-13. The play was set up by a Fort Valley State fumble. Moments later, quarterback Donnay Ragland found receiver Devon Man for a 97-yard touchdown, which cut the FVSU (7-2) lead to 26-19. On the final drive of the game, FVSU’s Leron Furr intercepted a pass deep in the Wildcat’s territory to negate Morehouse’s attempt to tie the game in the final minute of the game.
SSU To Tip Off Basketball Season
The men’s and women’s basketball teams at Savannah State will tip off the 2012- 13 season with a exhibition game against cross-town rival Armstrong Atlantic State on November 1 at Tiger Arena. The women start at 6pm and the men’s game will follow. Cedric Baker is starting his 10th year with the SSU Lady Tigers after posting a 10-20 record last season. The top returning player on the team is junior Ezzine Kalu. The Newark, New Jersey native averaged 17.6 points, 4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.7 steasls a game. The SSU men won the MEAC regular season title last year and received a invitation to play in the National Invitational Tournament. Horace Broadnax, who enters his 7th season at the helm of the SSU program, will count on senior Rashad Hassan, who averaged 13 points and 5.3 rebounds a game last year, to guide the Tigers to another winning season. SSU went 21-12 last year. The Tigers will also host former SIAC rival Fort Valley State in a exhibition game on Nov. 5 at 7 pm in Tiger Arena.