Norfolk State 45
Savannah State 3
Norfolk State scored three touchdowns in the first quarter and never looked back in a victory over Savannah State in T.A. Wright Stadium, before a crowd of 4,193. SSU fumbled the opening kickoff and things continued to spiral downward. NSU (8-2) had 559 yards of offense while the Tigers could only muster 45. The Spartans led 24-0 at the half and SSU prevented a shutout when Derek Williams kicked a 44 yard field goal with 11:36 left in the third quarter. Sheldon Barnes ran for 22 yards for SSU (1-8), Antonio Bostick was sacked four times and threw for 23 yards and Dylan Cook caught three passes for 23 yards. Jamani Chavis had a game-high 14 tackles for the Tigers.
Savannah State 70
Armstrong Atlantic State 64
Red-shirt juniors Rashad Hassan and Arnold Louis led the way as Savannah State downed crosstown rival Armstrong Atlantic State in Tiger Arena before a crowd of 4,100 in a exhibition basketball contest. AASU scored the first seven points of the game but the Tigers rallied with a 20-6 run. SSU led by seven at the half and as much as 14 in the second half before the Pirates rallied down the stretch. Hassan had 18 points and 11 rebounds while Louis added 12 points and 19 rebounds. Aric Miller, the son of former SSU football standout Ernest Miller, led the Pirates with 19 points and seven rebounds.
Morgan State 23
Bethune-Cookman broke open a close game with 35 straight points as the Wildcats won their homecoming game over Morgan State before a crowd of 9,649 at Municipal Stadium. The Bears led 10-7 midway in the second quarter before B-CU (6-3) exploded for five touchdowns to take a 42-10 lead early in the fourth quarter. Jackie Wilson led Cookman by running for three touchdowns and passing for 186 yards. Travis Davis ran for 133 yards and a touchdown for Morgan State (5-4) while Seth Higgins threw for 178 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Cookman also had 155 yards in penalties.
Albany State 38
Fort Valley State 29
Fort Valley State led 14-10 at the half but could not hold on as Albany State rallied to defeat the Wildcats in the 22nd Fountain City Classic played before a crowd of 21,953 in Columbus, Georgia. ASU rallied to take a 26-14 lead early in the fourth quarter and after the Wildcats (2-8) pulled within five, the Rams added two more touchdowns for a 38- 21 lead with two minutes left. Adrian Alexander ran for 110 yards and scored three touchdowns for ASU (8-2), Stan Jennings passed for 194 yards and two touchdowns while Ronnie Tubbs caught five passes for 101 yards and a score.
Cummings Named A-Sun Preseason Player of the Year
Kennesaw State Owls junior guard Markeith Cummings was named the 2011-12 Atlantic Sun Conference Preseason Player of the Year. Cummings, a two-time All A-Sun honoree, was selected by opposing coaches around the league. “I’m really thankful that the coaches selected me for this honor, but my goal is to stay humble and continue to work hard,” said Cummings, who led the A-Sun with 18.3 points per game last season. “The most important thing for me will be helping our team get to where we want to go and win games.” Cummings is joined by fellow junior LaDaris Green, who last season led the league with 8.5 rebounds per contest, making the Beach High School grads the first duo on the same team in the A-Sun to accomplish that feat since 1995-96.