SSU 33 North Carolina Central 30
Antonio Bostick ran for two
touchdowns and threw for another as Savannah State defeated North Carolina Central (1-3) at Kelly-Riddick Stadium before a crowd of 7,536. Bostick and Justin Babb both had touchdown runs of 7 yards in the first half to give SSU (1- 3) and 13-12 halftime lead. NCCU went ahead 15-13 early in the third quarter but Bostick threw a school record 99 yard touchdown pass to Brian Lackey in the third quarter and Bostickranfora5yardtouchdown run with 10 minutes left in the game for a 27-15 lead. Ahead 27-22, the Tigers sealed the game with 46 seconds left when Byron Leggett intercepted a pass and ran it back 50 yards for a touchdown. Bostick passed for a career-high 200 yards and Babb ran for a season high 93 yards. Lackey caught 2 passes for 107 yards. The defense, which had 5 sacks, was led by John Wilson and Rahman Hemingway who had 12 and 10 tackles respectively.
Morgan State 14 Howard 9 Howard (1-3) made six turnovers in a loss to Morgan State before a crowd of 24,996 in the New York Urban League Classic at MetLife Stadium. MSU led 14-0 at the half but the Bison rallied back by blocking a punt for a safety late in the third
quarter and cut their deficit to 14-9 early in the fourth when Willie Carter caught a 16 yard touchdown pass. Howard had several chances to pull closer, but kicker Parker Munoz missed a 35-yard field goal attempt and had a 39-yard attempt blocked. Howard’s offense gained 375 yards while their defense limited the Bears to just 51 yards rushing. Greg McGhee passed for 226 yards for HU while Terrence Leffall ran for 145 yards and Carter caught 9 passes for 96 yards.
Grambling Sports Information Director Dies Roderick Mosley, the sports information director at Grambling died recently. Mosley was 38 and leaves behind a wife and three children. A Southern University alumnus, he also served as the SID at Mississippi Valley State. Funeral services have
been set for September 29 at the Elm Grove Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, La. at 11:00 a.m.
Tigers Receive Warm Welcome Home
Following their victory over North Carolina Central, the Savannah State football team received a warm welcome as they returned home. The Tigers had police escort by campus security from the Talmadge Bridge all the way back to campus. When the bus arrived at Tiger Arena around 4 a.m.. they were greeted by a few hundred students singing their praises. The win was SSU’s first road win since 2009.
Wright To Have Touch Free Restrooms
When fans flock to the newly renovated T.A. Wright Stadium to watch Savannah State this season they will notice the new bleachers, locker rooms, concession areas and the scoreboard, which has switched sides. Another important feature is that the restrooms will be able to accommodate about 140 people. The women’s restroom will have about 40 stalls on each side (home and visitor) and all restrooms will be touch free.