Savannah State fell to 1-2 after suffer ring a 56-0 setback to eighth ranked McNeese State before a crowd of 13, 912 fans at Bonnette Field. The Cowboys (3-0) led 28-0 after the first quarter and 42-0 at halftime. If there was any consolation, SSU did not allow the Cowboys to score in the fourth quarter. The Tigers were held to 138 yards of offense and could not get past the MSU 42 yard line. Daniel Heslop ran for 28 yards for SSU while A.J. DeFilippis passed for 65 yards. Justin Babb caught three passes for 30 yards and Edward Ndem had eight tackles on defense.
Benedict scored 24 points in the second quarter and held on to defeat Concordia- Selma 24-13 in the Miami Classic held on the campus of Florida International before a crowd of 3,273 fans. Pat Riley rushed for 115 yards for the Tigers while passing for 76. Benedict (3-2) won despite being out-gained 274 to 239 and losing 4 of 8 fumbles. Concordia (0-3) was led byT’Chelpio Woods who passed for 112 yards and a touchdown.
During halftime of the Denver Broncos game with the Cleveland Browns, former Savannah State wide receiver Shannon Sharpe was inducted into the Broncos Ring of Fame. Sharpe played 12 of his 14 NFL seasons with the Broncos. He helped the Broncos win back-toback Super Bowls in 1997 and 1998 and also won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens in 2000. He was named to seven consecutive Pro Bowls (tying a team record) and, upon his retirement after the 2003 season, he was the NFL’s alltime leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns by a tight end. (Atlanta’s Tony Gonzalez has since broken those records).
The Savannah Warriors semi-pro football team will be holding a team meeting for old and new players interesting in playing the upcoming 2010 season beginning in Feb. 2010 on Sept. 23 at Zaxby”s on Hwy 17 at 6:30 pm. For more information please call 912-856-0488, 912-663-5022 or 386-214- 9993 email firstname.lastname@example.org Tuskegee Honors Heard
Former Savannah State baseball and assistant football coach Maurice Heard was one of 10 inductees into the Tuskegee Sports Hall of Fame on September 18 at the Kellogg Conference Center on the Tuskegee campus. Heard, who graduated from TU in 1993 where he played quarterback, coached Savannah State during the 1996 baseball season and won a SIAC Championship.