Savannah State 3
David Blackwell ran for 3 touchdowns and threw for 2 more as Bethune-Cookman routed Savannah State before a crowd of 4,964 at Municipal Stadium. The Wildcats (7-3) led 24-0 before Derek Williams kicked a 30 yard field goal early in the second quarter for SSU. The Tigers drove to the Cookman one and seven yard lines in the second quarter but were unable to score. AJ DeFilippis threw for 45 yards for SSU (1-9) while Justin Babb ran for 66 yards and caught 3 passes for 10 yards. Jamani Chavis and Justin Dixon each had 8 tackles for SSU.
SSU Men 54
The Savannah State men opened their 2011-12 basketball season with a loss to Georgetown at the Verizon Center before 9,876 fans on November 12. SSU trailed 32-24 at the half bhut cut their deficit to 32-29 early in the second period. The Hoyas answered with a 12-0 run and never looked back. Deric Rudolph had 12 points for SSU (0-1) while Rashad Hassan added 11 points. The Tigers lost a exhibition game to Benedict in Tiger Arena on Nov. 8 as Screven County native Antrjun Albright burned the nets for 28 points for the winners. Benedict led by 16 before SSU made a late run. Jyles Smith led SSU with 14 points,10 rebounds and four blocks while Arnold Louis, Preston Blackmon and Rudolph each chipped in 12 points.
SSU Women 55
Ezzine Kalu scored 21 points as Savannah State opened the season with a win over Paine on November 11 in Tiger Arena before a crowd of 901. SSU led 26-20 at the half. Up by 10 points in the second half, the Lady Tigers reeled off a 11-0 run to take a 46-25 lead with 7:30 left. SSU led by as many as 24 in the second period. Alisha Nelson added 14 rebounds for SSU (1-0). Paine was led by Savannah native Ariel Brown who scored 10 points. Paine is coached by Willie Adams, the son of former SSU basketball and softball player Theresa Adams of Brunswick.
South Carolina State 30
North Carolina A&T 22
South Carolina State improved to 6-4 with a win over North Carolina A&T at Dawson Stadium before 16,224 fans. The Bulldogs led 17-14 at the half but scored 13 points in the third quarter to expand their lead to 30-14. Travis Crosby returned a interception 55 yards for a score for A&T early in the fourth quarter. Blake Erickson kicked field goals of 31, 45 and 48 yards for SCSU while Richard Cue passed for 161 yards and 2 touchdowns. Lewis Kindle passed for 215 yards and 2 scores for the Aggies (4-6).
Albany State 17
Patton Chambers kicked a 29 yard field goal with 9 seconds left to lift Miles to a win over Albany State in the SIAC championship game played at Clark Atlanta before a crowd of 6,374. Miles trailed 9-7 at the half but scored 10 points in the third period for a 17-9 lead. Nathan Hoyte scored on a two yard run and then ran for the two point conversion for ASU early in the final quarter to tie the game at 17-17. Jordan Lewis ran for 100 yards for Miles (7-4) while David Thomas passed for 158 yards. Hoyte ran for 147 yards for the Rams (8-3) while Stan Jennings passed for 126 yards.