How BASN’s Black College Football Top 10 Fared

By Off The BASN Sports Wire
Updated: September 11, 2006

NEW YORK — Here’s how BASN’s Black College Football Top 10 fared in games through Sunday, September 10.

(1) HAMPTON 46, HOWARD 7 Walter Payton Award candidate Alonzo Coleman rushed for 172 yards and three touchdowns to become Hampton’s all-time leading rusher and scorer, while guiding the Pirates to a victory over Howard in the MEAC opener for both teams. QB Princeton Shepherd also passed for 250 yards and two scores as the Pirate offense racked up 573 yards of total offense to Howard’s 329. Coleman’s fourth quarter score also put him in sole possession of Hampton’s all-time rushing record with 3,840 yards and the school’s all-time scoring record with 330 career points, surpassing Montrell Coley on both counts.

(3) ALABAMA A&M 30, GRAMBLING ST. 27 (OT) Freshman Kicker Jeremy Licea went from question mark to hero as he nailed a 20-yard game clinching field goal in overtime to give the Bulldogs a victory over Grambling in the SWAC opener and home opener at Louis Crews Stadium. Unlike lat week’s loss against Hampton, Tim Manuel made good on the kick for the Tigers as Grambling again found itself in an overtime game for the second straight week.Neither team’s offensive numbers were staggering. A&M rushed for 212 yards and ended up with 361 total. Grambling had 330 total yards, 271 of those through the air.


Down 10-0 after the first quarter, Miles College would score 31 unanswered points and shock the Golden Tigers at Abbott Stadium. Two defensive touchdowns by the Golden Bears were keys to the victory A 58-yard fumble recovery by Grant Bennett late in the first half put MC up for good. Then, A Willie Byrd 78-yard interception return ended the scoring barrage in the third quarter. It’s the first time since 1961 that the Golden Bears have defeated the Golden Tigers at Abbott Stadium.


Down 14-10 in the second quarter, The Jaguars scored 21 unanswered points to gain a win over the Delta Devils at Mumford Stadium. In a game which featured two of the top quarterbacks in 1-AA football, MVSU’s Aries Nelson was 15 of 32 for 142 yards and two interceptions. Running back Johey Hargrett rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries for MVSU.
SU’s J.C. Lewis completed 57.6 of his passes (19-of-33) throwing for 287 yards and three touchdowns, each to different receivers. (6) S.C. STATE 35, WINSTON-SALEM ST. 6 The Bulldogs used 334 yards rushing to run past the Rams Saturday at Bowman Gray Stadium in a non-conference game. SCSU running back William Ford recorded the first and third touchdowns of the contest en route to an 11-carry, 170-yard rushing performance as he single-handedly out-rushed the Rams. WSSU’s only score of the game would come courtesy of Justin Sherrod’s first career touchdown pass as he completed a 25-yard scoring strike to Brad Herring (Sr./Lumberton, NC) with only 1:18 remaining in the contest.

(8) N.C. CENTRAL 38, LENOIR-RHYNE 16 The Eagles held LRC to just 73 yards rushing on their way to a victory in front of 6,347 fans at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium. NCCU fell behind 10-0 early, but behind QB’s Stadford Brown and Adrian Warren, the Eagle offense scored 17-straight points to lead 17-10 at halftime. They added two more scores early in the third and were never headed. Brown completed 12-of-19 passes for career-highs of 278 yards and three touchdowns. His 278 yards are the most by an NCCU quarterback since Warren amassed 334 yards and seven touchdowns against Edward Waters College on Aug. 27, 2005.

(10) DELAWARE ST. 63, ST. FRANCIS (Pa.) 28 The first night game at Alumni Stadium produced some of the biggest offensive numbers in recent DSU football history. The Hornets improved to 2-0 while racking up 562 total yards, its most since 1986. QB Vashon Winton completed 12-of-13 passes for 222 yards and four touchdowns, each to Shaheer McBride. The Hornets also rushed for 325 yards as Emmanual Marc (game-high 126 yards) and Lennox Norville (106) each topped the 100-yard mark. It’s the first time since 1997 that DSU had two 100-yard rushers in a game.