South Carolina State Thrashes Howard

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: November 7, 2008

ORANGEBURG, S.C. — South Carolina State moved one step closer to a MEAC title and remained undefeated in the conference with a 56-0 routing of Howard University at Oliver C. Dawson Thursday night.

With the victory, the Bulldogs, ranked No. 2 in the latest HBCU Top 10 Football poll, improved to 8-2 overall and 6-0 in the MEAC.

Redshirt freshman Dewayne Clark went 11-18 in the air for 175 yards and rushed for 89 yards and seven carries to lead SCSU in the victory.

S.C. State jumped to a quick 14-0 lead in the first quarter on a 10-yard touchdown run from All-MEAC running back Will Ford and a one yard punch by junior Travil Jamison.

The Bulldogs took control of the first-half when DeWain Clark connected on a nine yard pass to Dusten Dubose to increase the lead to 21-0.

SCSU continued to dominate on the ground attack on a four-yard score from Jamison with 6:21 left in the half. Will Ford’s three yard and Anthony Campbell’s 11-yard touchdown runs closed out the half to give SCSU a 42-0 lead.

SCSU once again found the end zone on with Travil Jamison’s five yard and Campbell’s eight yard run to seal the deal as the Bulldogs cruised to a 56-0 victory over Howard (1-8, 0-6)..

S.C. State finished the game with 541 total offense and an impressive 374 on the ground. The Bulldogs were also led on offense by senior running back Anthony Campbell with 14 carries for 101 yards and two touchdowns, while junior running back Will Ford had 12 carries for 91 yards and two scores.

South Carolina State will return to action on next Saturday when they travel to Baltimore, MD to take on the Bears of Morgan State. Kickoff is 4 p.m.


Johnson C. Smith University has released head football coach Daryl McNeill effective immediately.

The announcement came in a joint statement from new JCSU President Ronald L. Carter and Golden Bull Athletics Director Steve Joyner.

McNeill was on his second stint as JCSU head football coach having completed his fourth season with a 3-7 overall record (2-5: CIAA). He became head football coach in December 2004. He also served as associate athletics director.

McNeill was the university’s 14th head football coach. He previously served as head football coach during the 1995 and 1996 season