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HBCU Football Roundup: Week 4
The visiting Rams crushed the Maroon Tigers to move to 3-0 on the season and in the SIAC. The win also avenged last season’s 21-19 home loss in which the Tigers ended ASU’s undefeated season and went on to win the SIAC title, while the Rams dropped three of their last four to end the season. Stanley Jennings threw three TD passes — two to Octavius Staton and one to Ronnie Childs — and Robert Welton and LiRonnie Davis added rushing scores. he win was also significant because it ended Tuskegee’s 24-game win streak at home dating back to 2004. The last team to beat the Tigers before that streak started?
Albany State.No. 5 Winston-Salem State 48, Chowan 7 See L.A. Batchelor’s story with more on the Rams’ victory. No. 6 Grambling State 28, No. 8 Jackson State 21 Frank Warren carried 16 times for 256 yards and host Grambling State stopped Jackson State on fourth-and-2 with 6 seconds left in a victory on Saturday night. Warren scored on a 52-yard run with 5:33 left in the third quarter, his second touchdown of the game, to give GSU (1-1) a 21-14 lead over JSU (2-1) in the teams’ SWAC opener. With Grambling State leading 28-14, a 5-yard scoring run by quarterback Casey Therriault brought JSU within 28-21 with 5:46 left. After Grambling State punted to the Jackson State 7 with 2:54 left, Therriault drove his team to the Grambling State 20.
After two incompletions and an 8-yard scramble, his fourth-down pass fell incomplete. Therriault, who came in averaging 344 yards passing per game, completed 29 of 51 for 346 yards.No. 7 Norfolk State 51, Virginia State 28 DeAngelo Branche scored four touchdowns from less than two yards out as host Norfolk State beat Virginia State on Saturday night. Branche scored on the Spartans (2-1) first play from scrimmage on a 2-yard run following a 66-yard punt return from Dwight Fluker-Berry. On their next possession, a 46-yard pass from Chris Walley to Kelvin Lewis gave the Spartans the ball at the Virginia State 1-yard line. Branche scored his second touchdown of the game on the following play. Branche added a 2-yard rushing score in the second quarter and a 1-yard touchdown run in the third. Virginia State’s Antwain Lyde scored on a 6-yard run in the second quarter for the Trojans’ (2-1) only score of the first half. Norfolk State led 34-7 at the half and put up 505 yards of total offense in the victory. NOTE: No. 9 (tie) Southern was idle.