Albany State 28 Savannah State 14
Albany State improved to 4-0 with a victory over Savannah State in the inaugural Rumble in the Swamp Classic played at Memorial Stadium in Waycross, GA before a crowd of 9,273 fans. The 16th ranked Rams led 21-0 at the half and 28- 0 with just under five minutes left in the third quarter. SSU (0-4) woke up after that as AJ DeFilippis threw a 6 yard touchdown pass to Dylan Cook late in the quarter. Red-shirt freshman quarterback Antonio Bostic led the Tigers on a 99 yard drive that ended with Sheldon Barnes scoring on a 5 yard run with 5:41 left in the game. DeFilippis passed for 153 yards, Bostic ran for 61 yards and Simon Heyward caught 10 passes for 104 yards. Chris Asbury and J. Vince Cochran each had 11 tackles for the defense while Darren Hunter had 10 and a interception.
James Madison 10 Liberty 3
Matt Bevins kicked a 19 yard field goal early in the second quarter to give Liberty a 3-0 lead but 3rd ranked James Madison took a 7-3 lead into the half and then added a field goal midway in the third to defeat the Flames before 16,385 fans at Bridgeforth Stadium in Harrisonburg, VA. Liberty, ranked 21st in the FCS, was held to 61 yards on the ground but Mike Brown passed for 203 yards. JMU improved to 3-0 while Liberty falls to 2-2.
Morehouse 30 Lincoln 14
David Carter rushed for 211 yards and a touchdown as Morehouse to improved to 5-0 with a win over Lincoln at B. T. Harvey Stadium before a crowd of over 4,000 fans. The Morehouse defense continued to wreak havoc on the opposition, forcing four Lincoln fumbles and recording nine quarterback sacks. In all, Morehouse defenders registered 15 tackles for loss and limited Lincoln to 137 yards of total offense.
Jackson Laid To Rest
Dr. Prince A. Jackson, Jr., 85, passed away on September 21 at Candler Hospital in Savannah, Georgia with his family at his bedside. Jackson, who served as president at Savannah State from 1971- 78, was a 1949 graduate of Savannah State, which was known as Georgia State at the time. The Savannah native and Navy veteran was also a member of the Georgia State football team in the mid-1940s. Dr. Clyde Hall, another former Savannah State president, was a teammate of Jackson. “We go way back,” said Hall. “He joined the team after he returned from the war. He also served as vice president of the student council and eventually became student council president. He was a nice guy,” he added. Funeral services were held Sept. 25 at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in downtown Savannah. He was buried in Catholic Cemetery.