Tigers Fall To 1-3
Harrison Ellison kicked a 35 yard field goal as time expired to give Concordia (2- 3) a come from behind 23-21 win over Savannah State in the Southern Georgia Heritage Classic played at Laney Stadium in Augusta, GA on September 23. SSU led 21-14 early in the fourth quarter but the Hornets scored the final nine points to send SSU to their third straight loss. Justin Babb scored twice for the Tigers (1-3) and rushed for 74 yards. AJ DeFilippis passed for 95 yards and two touchdowns and Deron Talley caught three passes for 45 yards. Defensively, Antwan Allen had 12 tackles. Edward Ndem, who had five tackles and blocked a extra point attempt, was named the game Defensive MVP. Although SSU never trailed, they were sloppy, getting 10 penalties for 122 yards.
Charleston Southern Wins First Game
Charleston Southern rolled up 516 yards of offense as the Buccaneers beat North Greenville 34-0 to win their first game of the season. The CSU defense limited North Greenville (0-5) to just 90 yards of offense. AJ Toscano threw for 235 yards and a touchdown while Gerald Stevenson caught eight passes for 114 yards. CSU improved to 1-3.
FAMU Downs Tennessee State
Curtis Pulley threw for 315 yards and two touchdowns to lead Florida A&M to a 31-12 victory over Tennessee State in the Atlanta Football Classic. Pulley was 24-for-34 and threw second-half touchdown passes of 2 and 26 yards to help the Rattlers (4- 0) rally from a 12-10 halftime deficit. TSU fell to 1-3.
Albany State Wins Homecoming
Albany State gave their fans and alumni something to cheer about with a 38-6 homecoming win over Benedict before 12,113 fans. The Rams (4-0) led 14-6 at halftime but scored 24 unanswered points in the second half. AJ McKenna passed for 252 and three touchdowns for ASU while Demetrice Johnson ran for 94 yards and a score and caught four passes for 108 yards and a touchdown. Benedict fell to 3-3.
SSU To Hold Shannon Sharpe Day
The Savannah State athletics department will honor former football star Shannon Sharpe on October 17 on the SSU campus. On that same day at 5pm, the Tigers will play Bethune-Cookman at TA Wright Stadium. According to SSU athletics director Bart Bellairs, the school will have a reception for Sharpe as well as a autograph session. All former teammates and coaches of Sharpe are invited to attend the festivities. For more info, Bellairs can be contacted at bellairs@savannahstate. edu or 912-353- 5181 or 912-704-1183.