HBCU Football Roundup: Week 7

By BASN Wire Services
Updated: October 10, 2010

NEW YORK (BASN) — Here’s how the teams in the Boxtorow.com/BASN HBCU Media Top 10 Poll fared this weekend. No. 1 South Carolina State 34, Norfolk State 13 Josh McFadden scored on a 47-yard punt return and South Carolina State’s defense limited visiting Norfolk State in a win on Saturday. The Bulldogs (4-1, 2-0 MEAC) fell behind 7-0 on a 39-yard interception return by Norfolk State’s Ricardo Volcin 49 seconds into the game. However, South Carolina State answered on McFadden’s touchdown less than four minutes later, followed by a 9-yard scoring pass from Malcolm Long to Chris Massey late in the first quarter. The Spartans (2-3, 1-2) pulled within four on a 45-yard field goal by Ryan Estep, but the Bulldogs pulled away with 13 unanswered points. South Carolina State held Norfolk State to 96 yards of total offense, including 41 yards rushing. Chris Massey had 82 yards on 23 carries for the Bulldogs, who finished with 297 yards of total offense in their fourth-straight win. No. 2 Grambling State 22, Alabama State 7 Anthony Carrothers threw for a touchdown and Zoltan Riazzo kicked three field goals to help host Grambling State defeat Alabama State on Saturday. Frank Warren rushed for 107 yards on 24 carries as the Tigers (4-1, 4-0 SWAC) finished with 216 yards on the ground. Grambling, who came in averaging 236.3 yards rushing per game, held the Hornets (3-3, 3-3) to just 71 yards on the ground. Grambling State jumped out to a 12-0 lead on Riazzo’s 39-yard field goal and maintained their dominance in the second half, despite a touchdown run by the Hornets. Quenda McKibbon capped an 8-play, 62-yard drive on a 1-yard scoring run to pull Alabama State within 12-7 with 7:17 left in the third quarter. Riazzo then kicked a 36-yard field goal and Larry Donnell caught a 4-yard pass from Carrothers 48 seconds into the fourth quarter for the final margin. Saint Augustine’s 40, No. 3 Winston-Salem State 35 Winston-Salem (6-1, 4-1 CIAA) simply ran out of time when the team took a home loss to Saint Augustine’s (5-1, 4-0 CIAA). After falling behind 37-7 in the third quarter, the Rams mounted a furious comeback that the team nearly pulled out in their first loss of the season. It was turnovers that plagued the Rams in the tough loss as the team gave the ball away six times in the loss, including five interceptions. Running back Walter Sanders, the CIAA’s leading rusher, ran for 121 yards and scored two touchdowns on 34 carries and. The Falcons, who earned their biggest win since restarting football in 2002, are now in first place in the CIAA’s Southern Division. No. 4 Albany State 34, Miles College 7 The host Golden Rams extended their winning streak to six games after cruising to a Homecoming victory over the Golden Bears Saturday afternoon. More than 9,300 fans enjoyed the game at the Albany State Coliseum. Junior quarterback Stanley Jennings passed for 230 yards, completing 10 of 19 passes, and three touchdowns, including a 16-yard pass to senior receiver Ronnie Childs on opening possession of the game. ASU (6-0, 5-0 SIAC) racked up 308 offensive yards, including 257 passing yards. The “Dirty Blue” defense was led by senior linebacker Issac Warren with eight tackles, including four solos, and Jacob Hardwick with six tackles (four solos), with four for a loss of 23 yards, two forced fumbles, a sack, a fumble recovery and a quarterback hurry. It was the Bears’ first game (2-5) under interim head coach Patrick Peasant, who took over for Billy Joe who resigned last Monday. No. 5 Tuskegee 31, No. 6 Morehouse College 15 Nykeem Barton rushed for three touchdowns and Tuskegee’s defense held off a second-half rally to hand Morehouse its first loss of the season Saturday at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium in Columbus. It was the seventh straight win in the series for Tuskegee (5-1, 4-1 SIAC), which improved to 66-27-7 all-time against Morehouse (5-1, 4-1). Barton scored on a 2-yard run on the Golden Tigers’ first possession and his 7-yard run, and subsequent two-point conversion run, in the second quarter put Tuskegee ahead 21-2 at halftime. But it was his third touchdown that effectively spelled the end of Morehouse’s comeback hopes. The Tuskegee defense limited Morehouse to 81 rushing yards, 154 fewer than its SIAC-leading average. Barton finished with 71 yards on 19 carries and quarterback Joshua Harris completed 14 of 24 passes for 250 yards. Southeast Missouri State 19, No. 7 Tennessee State 17 Matt Scheible ran for one touchdown and threw for another Saturday night to lead host Southeast Missouri past Tennessee State. Scheible finished with 128 yards rushing and 49 yards passing for the Redhawks (5-1, 4-0 Ohio Valley), who compiled 390 yards on the ground in the game. Henry Harris ran for 188 yards and a TD for the Redhawks (5-1, 4-0 Ohio Valley), who led 19-3 at the half. They missed the extra point after the first score and then missed the 2-point try after the second. Terrance Wright scored on runs of 6 and 9 yards, the second with 6:43 remaining, to draw the Tigers (3-3, 0-2) close. But Tennessee State couldn’t complete the comeback as the Redhawks kept possession of the ball for the last four minutes. No. 8 Bethune-Cookman 47, Delaware State 24 Androse Bell rushed for two touchdowns and Matt Johnson accounted for two scores to lead host Bethune-Cookman to a win on Saturday night. Bethune-Cookman (5-0, 3-0 MEAC) has won its first five games to start the season for the fifth time in the Wildcats’ 85-year football history and first since 2002. Bell opened the scoring at 4:23 of the first quarter on a 1-yard run. He added a 3-yard run near the end of the first half to put Bethune-Cookman ahead 27-2. The Hornets (0-3, 0-5) struggled against Bethune-Cookman’s defense in the first half. But Delaware State did score two points after returning a blocked extra point in the first quarter. Johnson, who completed 16 of 21 passes, finished with 259 yards. He scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter and threw for a 41-yard touchdown to Jevaughn Reams in the third. No. 9 Jackson State 30, Alabama A&M 14 Casey Therriault threw three touchdown passes to Anthony Mayes as host Jackson State took care of Alabama A&M in SWAC play on Saturday night. Therriault hooked up with Mayes on two separate 44-yard touchdowns to give the Tigers (4-1, 2-1) an early 14-0 lead. The second score capped a 91-yard scoring drive that took just 28 seconds. Kaderius Lacey scored on a 10-yard run in the second quarter to cut the Bulldogs’ deficit to 14-7. Therriault increased the Tigers’ lead to 20-7 on a 1-yard touchdown run with 6:44 left in the first half before Reed Gallagher’s missed extra point. Lacey scored his second TD early in the third quarter from 11 yards out to cut the deficit for Alabama A&M (2-4, 1-4) to 20-14. Gallagher kicked a 25-yard field goal, and Therriault hit Mayes with a 10-yard touchdown pass with 13:29 left in the game to end the scoring. NOTE: No. 10 Florida A&M was idle.