Troy 66 Savannah State 3
Corey Robinson passed for 180 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead Troy (2- 0) past Savannah State on September 7 at Veterans Memorial Stadium. The 20,021 fans in attendance saw the Trojans jump out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter. Troy led 24-0 in the second quarter before Savannah State’s John Barron kicked a 40 yard field goal with 55 seconds to go before halftime to make the score 24-3. Troy scored 4 touchdowns in the 3rd quarter and two more in the 4th quarter to put the Tigers (0-2) away. The SSU running game has yet to get on track as they were held to just 14 net yards. Third string quarterback Victorian Hardison ran for 12 yards, starting quarterback Leon Prunty passed for 78 yards while Cantrell Frazier caught 2 passes for 49 yards. Justin Dixon and Greg Brown led the defense with 9 tackles each. Troy had 531 yards of offense while the defense sacked SSU’s quarterbacks 6 times. the game was shown on ESPN3.
Valdosta State 36 Fort Valley State 21
Cayden Cochran tossed 3 touchdowns and ran for another to lift Valdosta State over Fort Valley State in the Macon Heritage Classic played at Henderson Stadium before a crowd of 5,161. FVSU (0-1) scored first to take a 6-0 lead but the Blazers, the defending Division II national champions, answered with a 29-2 run to take a 29-8 lead into the half. VSU (1-0) led 36-8 midway in the third quarter before the Wildcats scored a touchdown late in the third and midway in the fourth to make the score respectable. Eugene Smith led FVSU by running for 41 yards and two touchdowns and passing for 287 yards. DeAngelo Smith caught 3 passes for 122 yards for the Wildcats. Valdosta had 454 yards of offense while FVSU had 358.
N.C. A&T 24 Appalachian State 21
North Carolina A&T held off a late rally as the Aggies upset Appalachian State before a crowd of 25,723 at Brewer Stadium. A&T led 24-6 with 8:11 left in the game but App State quarterback Kameron Bryant threw two touchdown passes to pull the Mountaineers within three with 24 seconds remaining. ASU recovered a onside kick at mid-field and they marched down field to the A&T 30 where they attempted a 46 yard field goal with two seconds left. The FG attempt went wide left. Kawshaun Quick threw for 100 yards and a touchdown for A&T while Dominique Drake ran for 84 yards.
Howard 26 Morehouse 17
Greg McGhee passed for 242 yards and three touchdowns and added 54 more on the ground while the Bison defense recorded nine sacks to lead Howard (1- 1) to a win over Morehouse in the third annual AT&T Nation’s Football Classic before 17,012 at RFK Stadium. Both squads made field goals in the first quarter but Howard led 20-3 at the half. Trailing 27-3 in the second half, Morehouse put together two scoring drives late in the third quarter and early in the fourth to slice their deficit to 27-16 with just over 10 minutes left but could not get any closer.
Former SSU Coach Dies
LaSonya Stovall, a former coach at Savannah State died over the weekend. Stovall coached at SSU during the early 90s, working with the women’s basketball, volleyball and cross country teams. A Life Member of the SSU Alumni Association, Stovall was a part of the SSU coaching staff that helped the women’s basketball team post a 105-38 record over a five year period. At the time of her death, Stovall was employed at SSU as the director of residential services and programs. Funeral services will be held September 14, 2013 at 1pm at Rush Memorial Congregational Church located at 150 James Brawley Ave in Atlanta, Georgia 30314