By Off the BlackAthlete Sports Wire
Updated: October 4, 2004

NEW HAVEN, CT.—Jonathan Autry passed for 101 yards and a touchdown and Nick Green rushed for 125 yards and a score as Fayetteville State rallied to down Shaw 24-14 yesterday in Garner, NC. Second quarter touchdown runs by Shaw’s Dion McIver and Jermonty Kimbrough had Fayetteville State in a 14-0 hole with just under five minutes left in the first half. The Broncos were forced to punt on their next possession, but their defense held and forced Shaw to punt after three incomplete passes by Kimbrough. Darryl Bright’s 20-yard punt return set the Broncos up at the 50-yard line with 2:22 remaining in the half. Following an 11-yard completion from Autry to Elliot London, successive personal fouls by Shaw moved the ball down to the Bears’ 10-yard line. Autry scampered 10 yards into the endzone on the next play and Ross McKernan added the PAT to cut Shaw’s lead to 14-7 as the teams headed for the locker room. The Broncos put the only points on the board in the third quarter when Autry connected with Barry McCauley on a 55-yard scoring strike with 2:35 remaining in the quarter. McKernan added another PAT to knot the game at 14-14. The fourth quarter was a punting exhibition as both defenses stood pat. The Broncos finally broke through, capping an 8-play, 34-yard drive that featured five carries for 26 yards by Green, with a 38-yard field goal by McKernan to take a 17-14 lead with 1:32 left in the game. Following the kickoff, the Broncos sealed the win when Lemuel Watkins intercepted Kimbrough’s pass and returned it to the Shaw 5-yard line with 1:17 left in the contest. Two plays later, Green plunged into the endzone from 6 yards out and McKernan added his third PAT for a 24-14 Bronco lead and the win. With the win, the Broncos improve to 3-2, 1-1, heading into next week’s important Western Division match up with Winston-Salem State. Shaw drops to 3-2, 1-2 and will host Bowie State in an equally pivotal Eastern Division contest on Saturday.

IN OTHER CONFERENCE ACTION THIS WEEK: Adrian Warren passed for 188 yards and two scores and Greg Pruitt Jr. rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown as North Carolina Central improved to 4-1, 2-0, with their 28-20 win over Elizabeth City State in Kinston, NC. Donald Norman passed for 205 yards and two TD’s to lead Elizabeth City…In Richmond, Herbert Jones caught 5 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown to lead the Virginia Union Panthers to a 20-16 Homecoming win over the Saint Augustine’s Falcons…Nick Fleming and PJ Berry each scored touchdowns as Virginia State beat Livingstone 19-13 in Petersburg. David Melton passed for 203 yards and two touchdowns to Chris Jeter to lead Livingstone in the loss…A missed extra point proved to be the difference as Bowie State held off Winston-Salem State 7-6 in a defensive battle in Bowie, MD…Johnson C. Smith fell to 0-5 with their 56-0 loss to 2003 Division 1-AA playoff semifinalist Wofford, yesterday in Spartanburg, SC.


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Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 2004 Football Standings Through games of September 25, 2004

CIAA EAST Div/Conf Overall —- W L PCT W L PCT Virginia State 2 1 0.667 4 1 0.800

Bowie State 2 1 0.667 3 2 0.600

Shaw 1 2 0.333 3 2 0.600

Virginia Union 1 2 0.333 1 4 0.200

Elizabeth City St 0 3 0.000 1 4 0.200

CIAA West —- W L PCT W L PCT N.C. Central 2 0 1.000 4 1 0.800

Fayetteville St. 1 1 0.500 3 2 0.600

Saint Augustine‘s 1 1 0.500 2 3 0.400

Livingstone 1 1 0.500 1 4 0.200

Winston-Salem St 1 1 0.500 1 4 0.200

Johnson C. Smith 0 2 0.000 0 5 0.000

Designated Non-Conference Game(s) for 9/25:

DNG for Livingstone against Virginia State

Upcoming Games:

10/2 Fayetteville State U. Winston-Salem State U. Winston-Salem, NC 2:00pm Homecoming

10/2 Bowie State U. Shaw U. Raleigh, NC 1:00pm

10/2 Elizabeth City State Virginia State Elizabeth City, NC 1:30pm

10/2 Johnson C. Smith Livingstone Salisbury, NC 6:00pm

10/2 Virginia Union Florida A&M Tallahassee, FL 7:00pm

10/2 NC Central St. Augustine’s Raleigh, NC 1:30pm


September 25, 2004

Offensive Lineman

Robert Duncan North Carolina Central, OL, 6’0”, 255, Winston-Salem, NC

Duncan open up holes and provided protection as the Eagles’ offense rushed for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns and passed for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns as North Carolina Central defeated Elizabeth City State 28-20.


Herb Jones – Virginia Union, WR, 6’2”, 180, JR, Virginia Beach, VA

Jones was a key factor for Virginia Union’s offense where he hauled in 5 receptions for 109 yards and one touchdown as the Panthers picked up their first win of the season against Saint Augustine’s College. His longest catch of the game was for 37 yards.

Offensive Back

Adrian Warren – North Carolina Central, QB, 6’5”, 208, JR, Raleigh, NC Warren continues to put up impressive numbers as he guided the Eagles to a 28-20 win over Elizabeth City State. He finished the game completing 14 of 24 passes for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions and rushed 6 times for 26 yards and one touchdown as North Carolina Central improve their record to 4-1 overall.

Defensive Lineman

Lemuel Watkins – Fayetteville State, LB, 6’0”, 209, JR, Durham, NC

Watkins was instrumental in the Broncos’ defense charge which shut down the Bears offense completely in the second half. He had 10 total tackles (6 solo, 4 assisted) including one tackle for a loss of 3 yards, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception returned for 12 yards in the win over Shaw University.

Defensive Back

Atcheson ConwayBowie State, SS, 6’0”, 215, SR, Silver Spring, MD

Conway had 12 total tackles (6 solo, 6 assisted) including 1.5 tackles for a loss of 14 yards in the Bulldogs 7-6 win over Winston-Salem State.


Greg Moore – Elizabeth City State, DE, 6’5”, 240, FR, Teachy, NC

Moore amassed a total of 8 tackles (3 solo, 5 assisted) including 3.5 tackles for a loss of 21 yards, 2.5 sacks for a loss of 20 yards and one quarterback hurry in the loss to North Carolina Central.


Brandon Gilbert - North Carolina Central, 5’10”, 165, SR, Graham, NC

Gilbert was four for four on PAT’s in the Eagles’ victory over Elizabeth City State. He has connected on 16 of 17 extra point attempts and 6 of 7 field goals for the season.


Rod Broadway – North Carolina Central

Coach Broadway guided the Eagles’ to their third consecutive win of the season by beating Elizabeth City State 28-20 in Saturday’s conference action. North Carolina Central improve their record to 2-0 in the Western Division and 4-1 overall. The last 4-1 start for the Eagles’ came in 1996.