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– HOW THE BCSP TOP TEN DID –
For games on November 6, 2010

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No. 1 GRAMBLING STATE 35, CONCORDIA 0
After a scoreless first quarter, BCSP No. 1 Grambling (8-1) scored 35 points in the second and third quarters while shutting out Concordia (2-4) at homecoming at Eddie Robinson Stadium.

SWAC rushing leader Frank Warren ran for 92 yards on 17 carries and scored on a 23-yard run for GSU’s first score. Fellow tailback Cornelius Walker ran for 97 yards on 14 carries and scored on a 4 yard thirdquarter run. The G-Men also got TDs from Tommy White on a 18-yard reception from QB Aaron Carrothers, on a 43-yard interception return from linebacker Cliff Exama and a fumble return.

No. 2 BETHUNE-COOKMAN 23, No. 5 HAMPTON 18
BCSP No. 5 Hampton led undefeated No. 2 Bethune-Cookman for much of the game but five turnovers, three fumbles in the third quarter, did the Pirates in as they dropped their homecoming contest at Armstrong Stadium in Hampton.

The Pirates (5-4, 4-2) led 10-3 at the half and went into the fourth quarter with a 18-16 lead after running back Steve Robinson broke off a 51-yard TD run late in the third quarter. Rodrigo Hernandez missed the PAT.

B-CU’s game-winning drive began after Isiah Thomas’s fumble at the Hampton 26 in the final minute of the third quarter. The ‘Cats (9-0, 6-0) needed five plays to take the lead on Isidore Jackson’s two-yard run with 13.54 left to play. Kowalski’s PAT gave B-CU a 23-18 lead.

Hampton got the ball back twice and advanced to the B-CU 39 on its final possession.

Trailing 10-3 at the break, B-CU (9-0, 5-0) had tied the score on Hampton’s first play from scrimmage after the Pirates received the opening kickoff of the second half. HU quarterback David Legree and running back Antwan Chisholm botched a handoff that Daniel Rose picked up and ran in from 53 yards to tie the score at 10. On the ensuing kickoff, Hampton’s Jarvis Brown fumbled and B-CU’s Tim Burke picked up the ball.

Eight plays later, Jackson pulled in a 16-yard pass from Matt Johnson to put B-CU up 16-10. B-CU botched the PAT attempt and Robert McIntosh returned it the other way to bring Hampton within 16-12.

After a scoreless first quarter, Hampton needed seven running plays to cover 53 yards, scoring on a 36- yard Rodrigo Hernandez field goal to go on top, 3-0.

On the ensuing drive, starting from its own 35, B-CU drove to the Hampton 2 before it was stopped on fourth down. Two plays later after taking over, Chisholm fumbled with B-CU recovering at the Hampton 8. The Pirates however kept the ‘Cats out of the end zone and B-CU settled for a 23-yard field goal to tie the game at 3 with 9:31 to go in the second quarter.

Hampton then drove for a go-head touchdown, needing 11 plays to go 64 yards, culminating with Robinson’s 9-yard run. Hernandez’s PAT put Hampton up 10-3 with 3:02 left before the break.

No. 3 ALBANY STATE 12, No. 7 FORT VALLEY STATE 7
A blocked punt deep in Albany State territory in the final minute gave Fort Valley State a chance late but the undefeated Golden Rams kept FVSU out of the end zone to preserve a hard-fought win and the championship of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference at the 21st Fountain City Classic between the rivals in Columbus, Ga.

The hotly-contested game was a defensive battle with the teams splitting just 16 ffirst downs and mustering just over 150 yards of total offense each. They went into the half in a scoreless tie.

FVSU got on the board first as Emmanuel Williams scooped up a Lironne Davis fumble and rambled 29 yards for the score with 8:02 left in the third period. Justin Rosenbaum’s PAT put FVSU up 7-0.

On its ensuing possession, ASU drove 69 yards in six plays and scored on QB Stanley Jennings’ 6-yard pass to Ronnie Childs. Tory Toratennan’s PAT was no good leading ASU trailing 7-6.

ASU would go up for good with 10:46 left in the fourth period when Jennings hit Childs from 53 yards out completing a 59-yard drive in just three plays. ASU’s attempt for a two-point conversion was no good leaving them up 12-7.

FVSU did not penetrate into ASU territory in the fourth quarter until Dejuan Williams broke thru and blocked Herndon Burns’ punt at the ASU 20 with :33 seconds to play that gave the ‘Cats the ball at the ASU 10.

The block came after FVSU was penalized the play before on fourth down for running into the punter. The play did not give ASU a first down and they punted again.

FVSU ran four pass plays with the first two falling incomplete. A holding penalty backed up the ‘Cats to the ASU 20. A third down pass fell incomplete before QB Eugene Smith hit Tony Davis on fourth down that carried only to the ASU 10.

ASU kneeled down once to run the clock out.

ASU (10-0, 9-0), the top ranked team in the NCAA Div. II Super Region II, needed the win over FVSU (8-2, 7-2) to claim its first SIAC title in five years. A FVSU win would have given the title to the Wildcats.

As the top-ranked team in the region, the Golden Rams are assured of a spot in the 24-team Div. II playoffs and will likely host a first round game when the playoffs begin Nov. 20. FVSU has an outside chance for one of the six playoff spots from the region but went into the game ranked seventh in the region behind SIAC member Morehouse, who was sixth in the the region and has a win over FVSU. Morehouse won its season-finale Saturday over Miles, 13-3.

If Morehouse makes the playoff field, FVSU is likely to be the SIAC’s representative in the Dec. 13 Pioneer Bowl in Columbus.

No. 4. SC STATE 54, HOWARD 14
SC State ran out to a 37-7 halftime lead and cruised to an easy win over Howard Saturday in Orangeburg, S. C.

SCSU quaterback quarterback Malcolm Long completed 20 of 29 passes for 275 yards and TD throws of 31 yards to Thomas Williams (6 rec., 96 yds.) and 4 yards to Devin Wherry for the Bulldogs (7-2, 5-1).

SCSU also scored touchdowns on three Chris Merrill runs (4, 9 and 4 yards), on a 40-yard interception return by Marshall McFadden, an 11 -yard fumble return by Joe Thomas. Blake Erickson also kicked 40- and 24-yard field goals.

No. 7 SHAW 10, No. 6 ST. AUGUSTINE”S 6
Running back Raymond Williams of BCSP No. 7 Shaw ran 35 yards for a touchdown with just over three minutes left in the game to give the Bears (8-2, 7-0) a win over BCSP No. 6 St. Augiustine’s (8-2, 6-1) thus claiming the CIAA South Division title and a spot vs. Virginia State in next week’s conference championship game.

Shaw’s Caleb Reid’s 26-yard second quarter field goal accounted for the only first half points in what amounted to a defensive struggle between the two high-scoring teams. St. Aug’s would not get on the board until the fourth quarter when QB Joaquin Green scored on a one-yard run capping an 8-play, 60-yard drive that began in the third quarter and ended with 12:28 to go in the game.

The teams exchanged turnovers with Shaw getting the ball back on Walter Sanders’ fumble at the Shaw 30-yard line with 4:29 left. Williams carried for 9 and then 20 yards before running in from 35 yards out for the deciding score.

Green was picked off on St. Aug’s next possession. SAC got the ball back one more time following a Shaw punt but could only advance to midfield.

Sanders, the CIAA’’s rushing leader, ran for 107 yards in 32 carries. Shaw’s Williams, who ranks behind Sanders in rushing stats, ran for 137 yards on 27 carries.

No. 9 TUSKEGEE 28, LANE 6
Tuskegee (8-2, 7-2) scpred all its points in the first half in cruising to a win over Lane.

D’Mario Franklin opened the scored for TU on a 27-yard pass reception from Joshua Harris midway thru the first perod. Running back Nykeem Barton scored on second quarter TD runs of 18 and 1 yards before the Golden Tigers ended their scoring on Philander Browder’s 37-yard reception from Jeremy Williams.

Barton now has 18 touchdowns on the season.

No. 10 TEXAS SOUTHERN 54, SOUTHERN 7
Texas Southern amassed 499 yards of total offense while holding Southern to just 134 total yards in embarrassing the Jaguars in Baton Rouge.

After TSU (6-3, 6-1) scored early on a 3-yard fumble return, Southern scored what would be its only score of the day on Joseph Dray’s 30-yard pass to Isiah Nelson to tie the score at 7. TSU would go on to lead 20-7 at the break and outscore Southern 34-0 in the second half.

TSU quarterback Arvell Nelson completed 8 of 18 passes for 244 yards and 3 TDs while TSU runners Marcus Wright (17 carries, 103 yards, 1 TD) and Martin Gilbert (11 carries, 100 yards) both topped the 100- yard rushing mark.

TSU capped the scoringn with a 99-yard interception return by Derricus Purdy in the game’s final minute.

OTHER KEY GAMES
VIRGINIA STATE 34, ST. PAUL’S 14

Virginia State claimed the CIAA North Divison title and a spot opposite Shaw in next week’s conference championship game in Durham with a dominating regular season-ending win over St. Paul’s.

The Trojans (8-2, 7-1), needing a win to clinch the division crown, ran out to a 34-0 lead before allowing St. Paul’s to score the game’s final 14 points.

Antwan Lyde opened the scoring for the Trojans running in from 2 yards out to cap an 11-play, 66-yard drive with 4:20 to play in the first quarter. St. Paul’s fumbled the ensuing kickoff which VSU recovered on the SPC 18. Four plays later, Justin Parker’s 32-yard field goal put VSU up 10-0.

VSU upped its lead to 17-0 in the second quarter on Jared Battle’s 54-yard TD toss to Brian Berry and then went up 24-0 on its next possession on the first of two rushing touchdowns by Rahoo Walker. Walker scored from two yards out and then added an 11-yard TD run early in the third quarter to give the Trojans a 31-0 lead.

Parker later kicked a 40-yard third quarter field goal for VSU’s final points.

ALABAMA STATE 32, JACKSON STATE 30
Alabama State took over first place in the SWAC East by holding off Jackson State in Montgomery, Alabama.

ASU quarterback Devin Dominguez threw four touchdown passes but had three interceptions that helped keep JSU in the game. His 81-yard TD toss to Tim Clark, his first TD, staked the Hornets (6-3, 5-3) to a 10-0 first quarter lead. He then threw second quarter TDs to Nick Andrews (6 yards) and T. C. Williams (7 yards) as they went up 25-10 at the half.

JSU quarterback Casey Therriault hit Anthony Mayes with a 53-yard TD pass and ran for two secondhalf TDs around Dominguez’s second TD toss to McWilliams to pull the Tigers within 32-30 with 3:50 left.

ASU was then able to run out the clock.

TOP PERFORMANCES
PASSING
Josh Boudreaux, Ark.-Pine Bluff - 23 of 31, 329 yards, 5 TDs, 1 int.
Oliver Hughes, Miss. Valley State - 21 of 40, 315 yards, 2 TDs, 1 int.
Chris Walley, Norfolk State - 20 of 22, 309 yards, 4 TD, 1 int.
Clifton Budd, Bowie State - 15 of 25, 294 yards, 4 TDs
Ryan Carter, JC Smith - 14 of 23, 283 yards, 2 TDs, 1 int.
Malcolm Long, SC State - 20 of 29, 275 yards, 2 TDs
Dominic Grooms, Tenn. State - 15 of 29, 275 yards, 1 TD
Jerrell Noland, Kentucky State - 15 of 34, 249 yards, 1 TD, 2 ints.
Arvell Nelson, Texas Southern - 8 of 18, 244 yards, 3 TDs
Ryan Simpson, Chowan - 22 of 38, 240 yards, 2 TDs, 1 Int.
Anthony Glaud, Delaware State - 16 of 20, 224 yards, 1 TD
Brandon Bridge, ALcorn State - 9 of 14, 175 yards, 4 TDs

RUSHING
Richard Medlin, Fayetteville State - 22 carries, 168 yards
Tony Green, Alabama A&M - 19 carries, 156 yards, 2 TDs
Raymond Williams, Shaw - 28 carries, 137 yards, 1 TD
Terrance Wright, Tenn. State - 13 carries, 135 yards, 1 TD
David Brown, Morgan State - 16 carries, 128 yards
Dhabion Woodfin, Ark.-Pine Bluff - 7 carries, 119 yards
Ryan Carter, JC Smith - 14 carries, 112 yards, 2 TDs
Phillip Sylvester, Florida A&M - 32 carries, 110 yards, 1 TD
Walter Sanders, St. Augustine’s - 32 carries, 107 yards
DeAngelo Branche, Norfolk State - 23 carries, 109 yards
Tahj Dent, Lane - 19 carries, 104 yards
Marcus Wright, Texas Southern - 17 carries, 103 yards, 1 TD
Terrence Webb, Bowie State - 20 carries, 103 yards
Martin Gilbert, Texas Southern - 11 carries, 100 yards

RECEIVING
Joseph Jean-Pierre, Va. Union - 7 rec., 215 yards, 1 TD
Raymond Webber, Ark.-Pine Bluff - 9 rec., 159 yards, 2 TDs
Paul Cox, Miss. Valley State - 8 rec., 145 yards, 1 TD
Justin Wilson, Delaware State - 8 rec., 129 yards
Jeremy Pryor, Tenn. State - 6 rec., 121 yards
Ronnie Childs, Albany State - 6 rec., 109 yards, 2 TDs
Derrick McPherson, Bowie State - 5 rec., 107 yards, 1 TD
Winfred Diggs, Morgan State - 8 rec., 103 yards, 1 TD
Tristian Hudnall, Miss. Valley State - 7 rec., 102 yards, 1 TD

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