Fred McCaskill ran for 109 yards and scored two touchdowns for Bethune-Cookman, in a 34-24 win over Savannah State at T. A. Wright Stadium. McCaskill scored on a 5-yard run with 12:58 left to give the Wildcats (2-4) a 20-17 lead. After Kurvin Curry scored on a 8 yard run for SSU (1-5) to give the Tigers a four point lead, the Wildcats took a 27- 24 lead on a 1-yard run by Jonathan Moment with 6:58 remaining.The key moment of the contest took place when the Wildcats stopped a Tigers’ scoring opportunity when Ryan Davis stuffed Curry at the Wildcats’ 1-yard line on fourth-and-goal with just over two minutes left. On the Tigers’ next possession, Curry was intercepted by Michael Williams, who returned it 52 yards for a touchdown with 42 seconds left. B-CU led 14-0 before Curry scored on a 16 yard run just before halftime. In the third quarter Justin Babb scored on a two yard reception and Derek Williams kicked a 40 yard field goal to put SDSU ahead 17-14. Curry passed for 174 yards for SSU while Antwan Allen had nine tackles.
SSU Retires Sharpe Jersey
Savannah State officially retired the #2 jersey worn by Shannon Sharpe on October 17. A brunch was held that morning where Pete Liakakis presented Sharpe with a key to Chatham County and SSU grads Edna Jackson and Van Johnson presented him with a key to Savannah. Sharpe’s jersey was unveiled during a ceremony that afternoon in Tiger Arena and during the pregame ceremony, SSU president Earl Yarbrough presented Sharpe with a framed jersey. Many former teammates returned to see the events such as Steve Gerido, Richard Basil, Earl Bryant, Eugene Johnson, Randy Pitts, Edwin Ford and others.
Life After Tiger Football
Life after Savannah State has been good to many of the former Tiger football players who played with Shannon Sharpe. Many of those made the trip to Savannah to see his number get retired by the university. Bernard Mack is now a professional comedian in New Jersey; Alfredo Givens is in law enforcement on Beaufort, SC; Lucius Cole is a engineer in Stone Mountain, GA; Gene Earls is a educator in Atlanta; Glenn Allen is in public relations in Lithonia, GA; Richard Basil is a recreation manager in Atlanta and Steve Gerido is in law enforcement in Washington, DC.
Old Dominion Beats Campbell
Old Dominion improved to 5- 2 with a 28-17 win over Campbell. Thomas DeMarco passed for three touchdowns and 145 yards. Old Dominion freshman Desmond Williams added a career-high 145 yards on 29 carries with one touchdown. The Monarchs are in their first year of football. Campbell fell to 1-5 despite a good effort from Daniel Polk who was 16 of 23 for 185 yards. He also rushed 17 times for 70 yards and one touchdown.