Miles Football Coach Resigns
Miles College coach Billy Joe resigned on October 4, ending his career with the second-most victories of any coach at historically black colleges. The 69-year-old has 243 wins over 33 seasons, including 11 at Florida A&M, 13 at Central State in Ohio and seven at Cheyney State in Pennsylvania. His victory total trails only Eddie Robinson’s 408 among HBCU coaches. Joe was inducted into the National Football Foundation College Hall of Fame in 2007 and became head coach at Miles in 2008. Miles assistant coach Patrick Peasant will be the interim head coach while the school searches for a replacement.
Georgia State 55
Savannah State 21
Drew Little threw 4 touchdown passes to lead Georgia State to a win over Savannah State in a game played in the Georgia Dome before a crowd of 14,908. The Panthers (4-2) led 14-0 before Sheldon Barnes scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter for SSU. The Panthers led 34-7 at the half. Trailing 41-7 in the third, Antonio Bostic threw a 38 yard touchdown pass to Brain Lackey for SSU. Down 48- 14, Barnes scored on another 1-yard run in the fourth quarter for the Tigers. Barnes ended the game with 78 yards rushing while Bostic passed for 95 yards. Simon Heyward caught 6 balls for 31 yards and Vince Coleman had 8 tackles. SSU (0-6) had 93 yards in penalties and four turnovers.
Nykeen Barton rushed for three touchdowns and Joshua Harris passed for 250 yards to lead 18th ranked Tuskegee to a victory over 16th ranked Morehouse in the annual Tuskegee-Morehouse Football Classic played in Columbus, Georgia before a crowd of 18,975. Tuskegee led 21-2 at the half but Morehouse cut their deficit to 24-15 midway in the fourth quarter before Barton iced the game with a 7 yard touchdown run with just over two minutes remaining. Both teams are now 5-1.
Delaware State 24
Bethune-Cookman improved to 5-0 with a homecoming win over Delaware State before 10,151 fans at Municipal Stadium. The Wildcats led 12-2 after the first quarter and 24-2 at the half. Delaware State outscored the Wildcats 22-13 in the second half. Cookman, who had 590 yards of offense, were led by Matt Johnson who passed for 259 yards and Jevaughn Reams who caught 6 passes for 119 yards. Anthony Glaud and Nick Elko combined to pass for 236 yards for DSU (0-5). Both teams were penalized heavily during the game. BCU drew 127 yards in penalties while the Hornets had 108 yards in penalties.