Miami 77 SSU 7
The Miami Hurricanes rolled up 637 yards of offense as they defeated Savannah State in Sun Life Stadium before a crowd of 42,571 fans. Duke Johnson ran the opening kickoff back 95 yards for the 16th ranked Hurricanes to the SSU four yard line to set up the first touchdown of the contest. UM scored 21 points in the first quarter and 28 in the second frame for a 49-0 halftime cushion. Leading 63-0 in the third quarter SSU prevented a shutout when freshman running back DeQuan Daniels scored on a 75 yard run to make the score 63-7 with 2:09 left in the quarter. UM (3-0) returned the ensuing kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown and added another score late in the third for the final points of the game. To limit injuries and further embarrassment, both head coaches agreed to play only 12 minutes in the fourth quarter.
SSU only crossed midfield twice during the game. The Tigers (1-3), who made $375,000, had 183 total yards but also gave up 4 sacks and 4 interceptions. Daniels was the leading rusher with 75 yards while Antonio Bostick threw for 23 yards while Jake Durham caught 2 passes for 18 yards. John Wilson led the defense with 12 tackles.
Albany State 34 Elizabeth City St.13
Frank Rivers ran for one touchdown and threw for another as Albany State beat Elizabeth City State to give head coach Mike White his 100th career win. ASU (1-2) led 6-0 at the half but a one yard touchdown run by Rivers and a 65 yard interception return by Tavarius Washington in the third gave the Rams a 20-0 lead. ECSU (0-3) got on board late in the third quarter but ASU answered with two toucowns in the final quarter to grab a 34-7 advantage. The Vikings added a late tiuchdown as time expired. Alabnay had 418 yards of offense. Adrain Alexander ran for 126 yards while Rivers passed for 129.
North Dakota State 51 Delaware State 0
North Dakota State, the top ranked FCS team in the nation, paid Delaware State a $200,000 guarantee in a blowout win over the Hornets before a crowd of 18,995 at Gate City Bank Field. NDSU led 41-0 at the half and added 10 more points in the third quarter. The Hornets (0-3) advanced to the NDSU 21 in the third quarter but lost the ball on downs. Delaware State only had 34 yards rushing and gave up four sacks while the Bison gained 548 yards.
Football Contest Cancelled
The September 21 football game between Miles College and Concordia Selma College at Albert J. Sloan-Alumni Stadium in Fairfield, Ala., was cancelled due to a fire on the Concordia-Selma bus which destroyed all equipment. No injury were sustained to the Concordia-Selma football team or coaches. The game will not be rescheduled.