No. 1 GRAMBLING STATE 35, MISS. VALLEY STATE 14
SWAC rusning leader Frank Warren rambled for second-half touchdowns of 85 and 39 yards and finished with 209 yards on 27 carries enabling the G-Men (6-1, 6-0 SWAC W) to pull away late from MVSU.
Grambling entered the fourth quarter with a slim 14-7 lead over the Delta Devils (0-7, 0-5) but went up by two touchdowns on quarterback Danny Reyes’ one-yard run early in the final quarter. On GSU’s next possession, Warren scampered 89 yards to paydirt for a 28-7 Grambling lead. After MVSU’s Paul Cox hauled in a 41-yard scoring pass from Oliver Hughes, Warren capped the scoring on his 39-yard jaunt with 7:12 left.
Cox (3 rec., 137 yards, 2 TDs) also had a 89-yard TD catch in the third quarter to pull MVSU within 14-7. Kiare Thompson opened the scoring with a 77-yard TD pass from Reyes.
No. 2 BETHUNE-COOKMAN 23, NC CENTRAL 10
Undefeated BCSP No. 2 Bethune-Cookman jumped up early and then held on to knock off stubborn North Carolina Central, playing its first game under interim coach Darryl Bullock.
The Wildcats (7-0, 6-0 MEAC) got off to an early 14-0 lead, scoring on Isaih Jackson’s 7-yard run after marching 75 yards in nine plays with the opening kickoff. They would lscore later in the quarter on linebacker Ryan Lewis’s 67-yard interception return.
NCCU would get on the board two minutes before halftime on Franklin Caldwell’s 42-yard field goal. They would pull within 14-10 on Arthur Goforth’s 8-yard run with 6:01 left in the third quarter.
B-CU would score the game’s final nine points on Matthew Johnson’s 7-yard scoring pass to B. Poole with 4:27 left in the third period.
No. 3 ALBANY STATE 13, No. 8 MOREHOUSE 12
Albany State scored all its points in the fourth quarter including Stanley Jennings’ game-winning 5-yard scoring pass to Ronnie Childs with 18 seconds left to lift the undefeated BCSP No. 4 Golden Rams over No. 8 Morehouse.
ASU (8-0, 7-0), playing at Morehouse’s homecoming, trailed the Maroon Tigers 12-0 going into the fourth quarter. Morehouse had scored in the second quarter on Derrick Hector’s 6-yard TD reception and in the third quarter on Donnay Ragland’s 4-yard run. Morehouse placekicker Ian Mullen missed both PAT attempts.
ASU got on the board early in the fourth quarter, cutting the lead to 12-7 on Jennings’ 12-yard TD run that came with 12:09 to play. The game-winning drive covered 87 yards in 10 plays after ASU got the ball with 4 minutes and 7 seconds to play following a 64-yard punt by Mullen.
Jennings finished 19 of 31 for 202 yards with 1 TD and two interceptions. Childs had 7 catches for 109 yards.
No. 4 SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 10, No. 6 HAMPTON 7
Blake Erickson’s fourth-quarter career-long 45-yard field goal was the difference in BCSP No. 4 SC State’s win over No. 6 Hampton.
Erickson’s kick came with 7:23 left in the game. in the ensuing drive, Hampton drove to the SCSU 20 but Rodrido Hernandez’s 37-yard field goal attempt was blocked and recovered by David Erby.
On the final possession of the game, Hampton drove to the SCSU 33 but quarterback David Legree was sacked on fourth down.
In a defensive struggle, Hampton was held to 144 total yards. SC State accounted for only 241.
TEXAS SOUTHERN 21, No. 5 JACKSON STATE 18
Texas Southern (4-3, 4-1 SWAC W) rushed for 295 yards and three rushing touchdowns while limiting prolific Jackson State passer Casey Therriault to 18 completions in 48 attempts en route to staging a come-from-behind win over the BCSP No. 5 Tigers.
Training 7-0 at the half, TSU quarterback Arvell Nelson ran for two second half touchdowns and running back Martin Gilbert ran for one score. Both topped the 100-yard rushing mark in the game. Nelson had 16 carries for 116 yards while Gilbert carried 26 times for 139 yards.
Jackson State (5-2, 3-2 SWAC E), who got a 32-yard interception return for a score on TSU’s first possession of the game, got a Reed Gallagher 32-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter to pull within 14-10. After Nelson’s one-yard run at the end of a 11-play, 80-yard drive put theTSU up 21-10 at the 6:24 mark, Therriault hit Marcell Wilder with a 10-yard scoring pass with 1:51 left. His two-point conversion pass to Renty Richardson capped the scoring...
Therriault finished \with 256 passing yards, one TD and one interception.
No. 7 ST. AUGUSTINE’S 34, JC SMITH 24
BCSP No. 7 St. Augustine’s ran out to a 28-3 halftime lead and cruised to a win in Charlotte Saturday over Johnson C. Smith at the Golden Bulls’ homecoming.
Walter Sanders had first-half scoring runs of 13, 45 and 5 yards en route to rushing for a game-high 208 yards on 33 carries. With his effort, Sanders becomes the Falcons’ first 1,000 yard rusher in the modern era. He now has 1,177 yards and 14 TDs this season thru eight games.
T. Laughinghouse added a 39-yard scoring reception from Teddy Bacote to put the Falcons (7-1, 5-0 CIAA South) up 21-0 in the first quarter.
Bacote finished 11 of 17 for 177 yards and a TD.
No. 9 WINSTON-SALEM STATE 21, UNC-PEMBROKE 7
Kameron Smith threw touchdown passes of 47 and 30 yards to Jahuan Butler and also ran in from six yards away to push the Rams (8-1) to a non-conference win over UNC-Pembroke.
Running back Nick Cooper added 109 yards on 19 carries to pace the Rams’ ground attack. Cooper also had 39 yards on five receptions.
No. 10 SHAW 35, CHOWAN 14
Quarterback Kevin Atkins had touchdown throws of 54, 46 and 80 yards to pace Shaw (6-2, 5-0 CIAA S) past Chowan. Atkins completed 9 of 16 passes for 238 yards.
Shaw scored its first two scores on runs – one of 15 yards by Antonio Dunn another of 64 yards by Tyrone Bolden. Bolden later caught the 80-yarder from Atkins.
TOP PERFORMANCES FOR OCT. 23
K. J. Black, Prairie View A&M 20 of 32, 306 yards, 2 TDs, 0 ints
Creven Powell, Eliz. City State 20 of 35, 304 yards
Brandon Bridge, Alcorn State 17 of 39, 271 yards, 2 TDs, 3 ints.
Danny Reyes, Grambling 11 of 15, 259 yards, 2 TDs, 2 ints.
Devin Dominguez, Alabama State 18 of 27, 259 yards, 2 TDs, 1 int.
Casey Therriault, Jackson State 18 of 48, 256 yards, 1 TD, 1 int..
Josh Boudreaux, Ark.-Pine Bluff 18 of 33, 254 yards, 2 TDs, 0 Ints.
Carton Hill, MIles 21 of 38, 253 yards, 2 TDs, 1 int.
Kevin Atkins, Shaw 9 of 16, 238 yards, 3 TDs
George Hines, NC A&T 12 of 16, 235 yards, 3 TDs
Kameron Smith, WSSU 14 of 21, 205 yards, 2 TDs, 1 int.
Stanley Jennings, Albany State 19 of 31, 202 yards, 2 TDs, 1 int.
Cheston Hickman, Virginia Union 12 of 22, 202 yards, 2 TDs
Clifton Budd, Bowie State 12 of 26, 200 yards, 1 TD, 1 int.
Frank Warren, Grambling 27 carries, 209 yards, 2 TDs
Walter Sanders, St. Augustine’s 33 carries, 208 yards, 3 TDs
Daronte McNeill, Eliz. City State 34 carries, 155 yards, 1 TD
Brandon Bridge, Alcorn State 18 carries, 142 yards, 2 TDs
Martin Gilbert, Texas Southern 26 carries, 136 yards, 1 TD
Phillip Sylvester, Florida A&M 23 carries, 130 yards, 1 TD
Jeremy Washington, Virginia Union 34 carries, 127 yards, 2 TDs
Donald Babers, Prairie View A&M 27 carries, 122 yards, 2 TDs
Arvell Nelson, Texas Southern 16 carries, 115 yards, 2 TDs
Michael Adams, Benedict 22 carries, 115 yards, 1 TD
Jashawn Jones, Delaware State 22 carries, 114 yards, 1 TD
Mike Mayhew, NC A&T 23 carries, 109 yards, 2 TDs
Nic Cooper, Winston-Salem State 19 carries, 109 yards
Adrian Moore, Arkansas Pine Bluff 15 carries, 88 yards, 3 TDs
Edward Johnson, Alcorn State 6 receptions, 138 yards, 2 TDs
Paul Cox, Miss. Valley State 3 receptions, 137 yards, 2 TDs
B. Maxwell, Grambling 4 receptions, 126 yards
Jos Jean-Pierre, Virginia Union 5 receptions, 119 yards, 1 TD
Shaun Stephens, Prairie View 5 receptions, 115 yards, 1 TD
Julius Gregory, Shaw 4 receptions, 112 yards
Ronnie Childs, Albany State 7 receptions, 109 yards, 1 TD
Robert Holland, Chowan 8 receptioins, 109 yards., 1 TD
T. Laughinghouse, St. Augustine’s 5 receptions, 108 yards, 1 TD
Wallace Miles, NC A&T 6 receptions, 107 yards, 2 TDs
Brandon Bell, Prairie View 7 receptions, 104 yards,
Dexter Manley, Eliz. City State 4 receptions, 101 yards
Torrian Warren, NC A&T 4 receptions, 100 yards
Kiare Thompson, Grambling 2 receptions, 89 yards, 1 TD