Morgan State 48 SSU 28
Savannah State scored a season-high 28 points but it would hardly be enough as the Tigers fell to Morgan State 48-28 in a game played at Hughes Stadium on October 14. The homecoming crowd of 11,865 saw SSU score from their first play from scrimmage as D’Vonn Gibbons threw a 83 yard touchdown to Uriah Oliver but the Bears (1-5) answered with 42 straight points in the opening half. The Tigers out-scored Morgan State 21-6 in the second half but the deficit was too large to overcome. SSU’s passing game was on target but the offensive line continued to stumble, giving up seven sacks. The Tigers had minus eight yards rushing as
a team. Gibbons passed for 160 yards and two touchdowns and David Handler added 151 yards and two touchdowns. Two of Derek Kirkland’s four receptions went for touchdowns while Charles Barnes caught a 41 yard touchdown. Stefen Banks led the defense with ten tackles. Savannah State (0-6) has now lost nine games in a row, which dates back to last season. The loss also guarantees the program its 20th consecutive losing season.
Bethune- Cookman 12 South Carolina State 9
Delwuan Beard blocked Tyler Scandrett’s 42 yard field goal attempt as time expired
to give Bethune-Cookman a hard fought 12-9 win over visiting South Carolina State, in a game played October 14 at Municipal Stadium, before a crowd of 6,191. The Wildcats rode the leg of Uriel Hernandez who kicked field goals of 34, 37, 32 and 33 yards. South Carolina State’s Trey Samuel scored the only touchdown of the contest, a four-yard run, with 2:50 left before halftime to tie the game at 9-9. Scandreet’s extra point attempt was blocked. Hernandez’s last field goal, which proved to be the game winner, came with 12:09 remaining in the fourth quarter. B-CU had 371 yards of offense and was led by Larry Brihm who passed for 234 yards. SC State (2-4) had 261 yards and two turnovers. Dewann Ford threw
for 168 yards.
Tuskegee 33 Jackson State 7
Tuskegee’s offense produced 479 yards while the Golden Tiger defense had six sacks in a 33-7 rout of Jackson State, in the 5th Quarter Classic played October 14 in Mobile, Alabama at Ladd Peeples Stadium . Tuskegee led 13-7 at the half and out-scored JSU 20-0 in the second half. Justice Owen had a one yard run for TU in the first quarter while Javarrius Cheatham caught a 35 yard touchdown pass from Jamarcus Ezell early in the second quarter. Ezell tossed a 25 yard touchdown pass to Chardian Johnson midway in the third quarter. With just over five minutes left in the quarter, Tyrez Mc-
Cain caught a 35 yard touchdown pass from Ahmad Deramus. The final score of the contest came early in the fourth quarter when Hoderick Lowe broke lose for a 41 yard touchdown run. Jackson State (0-6) ended the game with just 117 yards of offense. Lowe ran for 90 yards for TU (5-2) while Ezell threw for 183 yards and Cheatham caught four balls for 106 yards.
Albany State 34 Morehouse 10
Savannah native McKinley Habersham ran for 120 yards and a touchdown to lead Albany State to a 34-10 homecoming victory over Morehouse, in a contest
played October 14 at the ASU Coliseum. The crowd of 10,000 saw Jaylin Boyd return return a interception 57 yards for a touchdown to give the Rams the early lead. Morehouse (3-4) went ahead 10-9 early in the second quarter when Cameron Miller returned a interception 59 yards for a score. The second half belonged to Albany State (5-2) as their defense kept Morehouse from scoring. Quadrey Simmons caught a touchdown pass for the Rams in the third quarter while in the final quarter Kelan Fraise (73 yards) and Habersham (49 yards) had touchdown runs and Gabriel Ballinas kicked a 39 yard field goal.