Savannah State 7
Matt Johnson ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more to lead Bethune- Cookman (2-0) to a rout of Savannah State before a crowd of 2,510 at Municipal Stadium. Johnson had touchdown runs of 1 and 67 yards and threw scoring passes of 43 and 13 yards. Johnson finished the game with 110 yards rushing and 167 passing. Justin Babb led the Tigers (0-3) with 125 yards rushing. Babb, who suffered a hamstring injury during the game, scored SSU’s only touchdown on a 1 yard run with 1:01 left in the first quarter to tie the game at seven. J. Vince Cochran led the SSU defense with 10 tackles. AJ DeFilippis passed for 59 yards but also threw two interceptions. Simon Heyward caught four passes for 28 yards.
Albany State 34
Stan Jennings threw for 136 yards and three touchdowns to lead Albany State(3-0) to a win over 10th ranked Tuskegee in Abbott Stadium before a crowd of 7,857 . Jennings threw TD passes of 19, 12 and 26 yards. The Rams defense limited Tuskegee (2-1) to 30 rushing yards. ASU led 20-0 at the half and 27-0 in the third before Tuskegee scored with 5:45 left in the quarter. The loss snapped Tuskegee’s 24 home game winning streak which dated back to 2004.
South Carolina State 61
Chris Massey and Asheton Jordan each rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns as South Carolina State routed Benedict. Massey ran for 148 yards while Jordan ran for 126 yards. South Carolina State (2-1) rolled up 415 yards total offense, 371 on the ground, before a record crowd of 13,334 in the HBCU Classic. Benedict (0- 4) took a 7-0 lead when Domenic Silvera returned a blocked punt 6 yards for a score, but the Bulldogs needed just 47 seconds to tie the game on Massey’s 11-yard run with 5:33 left in the first quarter. Benedict had six fumbles, losing four.
Alabama State 18
Prairie View A&M 15
Andrew Lyons nailed a 47- yard field goal with 23 seconds left to lift Alabama State to a win over Prairie View A&M before a crowd of 4,212 at Blackshear Field. The Hornets (3-0) were down 7-12 going into the fourth quarter, but Devin Dominguez found Nick Andrews in the end zone with 10 minutes left and then connected with Chad Griffin for the 2-point conversion. The Panthers (1-2) later tied it at 15 on a field goal by Brady Faggard from 42 yards with 1:55 left, but ASU drove 34 yards in nine plays after the next kickoff to set up Lyons for the winning field goal. Prairie View held the lead most of the game thanks to a team safety in the first quarter, a 19-yard scoring run by Donald Babers in the second and a field goal by Kyle Mathews in the third.